chapter  4
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APPROACHING PERFECTION

Recall that there are only two types of beat subdivision (the duple and triple), and there are two types of note values, simple (duple) and compound (triple). Consequently, there are two categories of meter: Simple Time and Compound Time. Since simple time refers to any time signature where the beating note is divisible by 2 without a fraction, compound time refers to any time signature where the beating note is divisible by 3 without a fraction.