I'm having some trouble with my music homework. I'm trying to figure out what time signature some of the pieces would be in I was able to do two of the questions (though I'm not sure of the answer for the one I put 9/8. I don't have much experience with music and the time signatures are really confusing. I need to write the missing time signature in the boxes above each melody and write the counts. I also need to know which one ends in each measures and which starts with a pick up (the pick ups are easy). I would really appreciate the help! Thank you so much to anyone who answers.
I'm going purely from the header. Your homework is - your homework!
The top number, rather like maths fractions, tells how many of 'them' there are, and bottom number tells what 'they' are. So a simple example like 3/4 tells that there are 3 crotchets in a bar. 3, top number, 4 (bottom number) is musical language for crotchet (quarter note - hence '4').
Look at how dots are grouped. If they're in 3s, they're most likely triplets, which means 3 are played in the time of 2 of the same kind. For example, if there were 12 triplet quavers, joined in 4 groups of 3, that could be 4/4 time, but is more often seen as 12/8.
Bottom number is directly related to quarter notes = 4; half notes (minims) =2; quavers = 8 and so on, although they make up the vast majority of time sigs. Having given this as homework, teacher has the right (and responsibility) to explain it all before said event...
There‘s one problem, that you can‘t know and solve by yourself: (look at my answer of the question in the link below.)
The last example could be a 4/8 or 2/4 time when the 16th notes are triplets (abbreviations).
To analyse the other examples: a hint to recognize the time of a notated song can be the beams above smaller values assemble them to eighth or quarter notes.
Edit: Carl Withoff might be right!
this is the notation of a copyste:
the answer you'll find looking on youtube BWV 825 Gigue (or google images