Unit E04 – Pulse and Metre

To successfully complete Unit E4 students should learn:

  • what irregular time signatures are
  • how to group notes in compound time
  • to play in three minims a bar
  • to play in four minims a bar


  • Clap a pulse
    • Clap a pulse in the same metre as the piece the student is learning.
    • Encourage the student to do this when the first encounter a new piece.
    • Clap pulses in different metres and ask the student to aurally identify each one.