Definition of Quadruple time

1. Noun. A time signature indicating four beats to the bar.

Exact synonyms: Common Measure, Common Time, Four-four Time
Generic synonyms: Musical Time



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadruple Time

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Literary usage of Quadruple time

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Haven (Conn.). Board of Education (1883)
"Cultivate a sweet tone, Triple Time ; Tie with Three-quarter Notes ; Dotted Half Notes; quadruple time. Tie with Four-quarter Notes; Whole Notes; ..."

2. The Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music: Consisting of the Most by Boston Academy of Music, Lowell Mason (1836)
"16- quadruple time has four beats, viz: Downward beat, Hither beat, Thither beat and Upward beat. ... 22- Beat quadruple time and sing one la to each beat. ..."

3. The Odeon: A Collection of Secular Melodies, Arranged and Harmonized for by Lowell Mason (1848)
"quadruple time is accented on the first and third parts of the measure. Sextuple time is accented on ... Beat quadruple time and sin? one la to each beat. ..."

4. A Handbook of Examinations in Music Containing 650 Questions: With Answers by Ernest Alfred Dicks (1906)
"Where do the accents fall in simple quadruple time ? 184. ... Write the time signatures for simple quadruple time when the music consists respectively of ..."

5. Music by Henry Charles Banister (1887)
"The towns Duple, 01 Binary, and quadruple time are also used. Some writers apply the term Common Time to quadruple time only (C, see ยง 24); ..."

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