Simple Time

(Beat divides by two)

(Meter signature shows the beat)

Compound Time

(Beat divides by three)

(Meter signature shows the divided beat)

Duple Simple

2/4, 2/2, 2/8, 2/16

Duple Compound

6/8, 6/4, 6.16

Triple Simple

3/4, 3/2, 3/8, 3/16

Triple Compound

9/8, 9/4, 9/16

Quadruple Simple

4/4, 4/2, 4/8, 4/16

Quadruple Compound

12/8, 12/4, 12/16