The earliest references to the waltz go back about years. This triple meter dance has obviously endured in the ballroom, but it eventually found its way into popular music. And, sometimes, in some of the most diverse musical contexts, including country, pop, dance, and even metal. In Common time, a quarter note equals one beat. A waltz is performed with an internal count that might go like this: One, two, three. O ne, two, three.
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Triple metre or Am. The upper figure being divisible by three does not of itself indicate triple metre; for example, a time signature of 6 8 usually indicates compound duple metre , and similarly 12 8 usually indicates compound quadruple metre. The most common time in rock, blues, country, funk, and pop is quadruple. Triple time is common in formal dance styles, for example the waltz , the minuet and the mazurka , and thus also in classical dance music. Movements in triple time characterized the more adventurous approach of 17th- and 18th-century music, for example the sarabande , which originated in Latin America and appeared in Spain early in the 16th Century, became a standard movement in the suite during the Baroque period. The Baroque sarabande is commonly a slow triple rather than the much faster Spanish original, consistent with the courtly European interpretations of many Latin dances. Triple metre is rare in national anthems — the national anthems of Austria , the United Kingdom , Switzerland , and the United States being four notable exceptions. There are many classical works in triple metre. Joseph Haydn 's "Farewell" Symphony is an interesting case, as the first three movements are all in triple meter, as is the "farewell" section of the final movement. In hymns and other religious works it is still common, with tunes such as Dave Bilborough's Abba, Father following from more traditional melodies such as Slane adapted form a traditional Irish melody , Cloisters written in the 16th Century , Amazing Grace and Rock of Ages.
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