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