Asymmetric Divisions of the Meter

     Also called irregular meters, these can be considered the sum of two or more simple meters or time signatures. For example, a 5/4 can be the sum of a 2/4 + 3/4 meters. As a result, the natural accents of each simple meter will interfere in the overall rhythmic flow of the 5/4, meaning that if the 5/4 was a 3/4 + 2/4, it would sound differently:

     As a result, irregular meters are represented in different ways according to the intended natural accent or flow provided by the respective time signatures involved in the composition of the asymmetric division of the meter.

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