Definition of METER: The metre (Am. meter) of music is its rhythmic structure, the patterns of accents heard in regularly recurring measures of stressed and unstressed beats at the frequency of the music’s pulse.

Examples of Simple duple, triple, and quadruple

Examples of quadruple vs triple meter

Simple Vs Compound meter

Definition of Meter

“America” – example of 6/8 and 3/4

Simple Duple:
Yankee Doodle
Jingle Bells

Simple Triple:
Home on the Range
Dona Nobis Pacem

Simple Quadruple:
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Auld Lang Syne

Compound Duple:
The Ants Go Marching
Mexican Hat Song

Compound Triple:
Oh My Darlin’ Clementine
Fool For You by Curtis Mayfield

Compound Quadruple:
I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad
Gravity by John Mayer (slow tempo)