The beat is the perceived pulse that runs through the music. The time signature consists of the number of beats per bar, plus the note value that is defining the beat. With some great examples, get your head around this bit of music theory.
The fundamental vocabulary of music – pitch and rhythm, are based on mathematics. Mat explains all in easy-to-understand terms.
In part 2, we explore the numbers of music a bit further.
In part 3, Mat Mckinley delves into “movement” – in other words, rhythm, the organisation of sonic data according to time.