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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 11: Time Signature 2/4

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 Lesson 11: 2/4 Time Signature Music Theory Worksheet


This free music theory worksheet teaches the 2/4 time signature and introduces the eighth note.  In 2/4 time, there are two beats per measure and a quarter note receives one beat.  In this lesson, a new note is introduced: the eighth note.  An eighth note has a value of one half of a beat.  

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Book recommendation: Music Theory Made Easy

Alternatively, if you wish to purchase a reference tool for music theory, this book is recommended.  This book is really cheap, skinny enough to fit in a guitar case or piano book bag, suitable for any instrument, and has some humorous illustrations.




What this worksheet is about:

Eighth notes can be written in two ways.  When by itself, an eighth note is written like a quarter note with a flag on the right side of the note. When with other eighth notes, the notes eighth notes are connected together with a horizontal line on top called a beam.

Similar to the 4/4 and 3/4 time signature, the top number tells how many beats per measure there are.  The bottom number tells what kind of note gets one beat.

This is a reminder what kinds of notes we've learned so far and what their rhythmic values are.  An eighth note gets one half of a beat.  A quarter note gets one beat.  A half note gets 2 beats.


Download Lesson 11: 2/4 Time Signature Lines Music Theory Worksheet.