The Meter Identification Game
Try to identify the meter in the following excerpts. Is it duple (in 2), triple (in 3), compound (in 6) or something else?
Some examples are significantly more challenging than others, particularly the final three examples. For those up to a real challenge, the final example changes meter in nearly every measure.
Meter Identification Time:
Excerpt 1: from Ludwig Senfl, Ich weiss nit, was er ihr verheis
Excerpt 2: from Paul Lansky, notjustmoreidlechatter
Excerpt 3: from Johannes Brahms, German Requiem, "Wie Lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen"
Excerpt 4: from William Duckworth, Southern Harmony, "War Department"
Excerpt 5: from George Harrison, Something
Excerpt 6: from Claudio Monteverdi, Zefiro Torna
Excerpt 7: from J.S. Bach, Chorale Preldue on Mit Fried und Freud
Excerpt 8: from Benjamin Britten, "She's Like the Swallow"
Excerpt 9: from the Waza people of Sudan
Excerpt 10: from Dave Brubeck
Excerpt 11: from J.S. Bach, Wachet Auf!
Excerpt 12: from Popular Music of Myanmar, artist and title unknown.
Excerpt 13: from Popular Music of Myanmar, artist and title unknown.
Excerpt 14: from William Duckworth, Southern Harmony, "Leander"
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