In this blog post, we are going to go over simple time. This is going to be a detailed lecture on the simple “back or forward beat” called simple time.
Here’s a little nugget of music theory wisdom: simple time normally goes into divisions of two.
People can easily tap to the beat here whereas in compound time (discussed in the last lecture) you would be sometimes hard-pressed to find the beat because of three being the micro-beat and being an odd number. We tend to follow even beats on the macro level rather than the micro level. More in the video.
Hopefully, this lecture clarified your concerns. I will be producing a quick music theory course to help all of you who are beginning in music theory and need help with rhythm.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post on syncopations and other rhythmic features.