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Additive meter

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  1. refers to a pattern of beats that subdivide into smaller, irregular groups

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  2. a term from music

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  3. common in Eastern European musics, and contemporary compositions attempting to emulate such a sound

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  4. For example, a time signature like 9/8 is normally subdivided as 3+3+3, or nine eighth notes with three to a beat

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  5. However, the composer or conductor may specify an additive meter for passages of music where it is more natural to conduct with a different pattern

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  6. Hence, a meter like 9/8 may instead be subdivided as 2+3+2+2 for musical effect

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