the sheet music for Money by Pink Floyd shows a predominant time signature of 7/4 (simple septuple). David Gilmour, the guitarist, states it as being 7/8 on the documentary, The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon. Most rock music is in 4/4, or common time, and most of the exceptions are in 3/4 or a similar triple meter.
Classical Music: Keeping the Beat CD and randomly have the children discover “here” and “there” by performing motions and ask them to decide if the music is in duple or triple meter.
Classical music in triple meter
Minuet – The minuet is perhaps the best-known of the baroque dances in triple meter. It can start on any beat of the bar. In some suites there may be a Minuet I and II, played in succession, with the Minuet I repeated. Passepied – The passepied is a fast dance in binary form and triple meter that originated as a court dance in Brittany.
- A classical concerto combines the virtuosity and interpretive abilities of a soloist with the wide range of tone color and dynamics of the orchestra. - Cadenzas in a classical concerto were indicated in the score by a fermata, and the soloist was expected to improvise, there being no music in the score at that point.
Duple metre (or Am. duple meter, also known as duple time) is a musical metre characterized by a primary division of 2 beats to the bar, usually indicated by 2 and multiples or 6 and multiples in the upper figure of the time signature, with 2 2 , 2 4, and 6 8 (at a fast tempo) being the most common examples.