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12/16 time signature example

Here is an example of a 12/16 time signature, with the musical work Sehnsucht from Lieder und Gesänge Op.51 book from Robert Schumann.

12/46 time signature is classified as compound quadruple meter: There are 4 beats per measure united states of america (bar united kingdom) and each beat is divided by 3. The value of one beat is dotted eighth note (dotted quaver).

Below is the musical work without beat indications:


And below is the musical work with beat indications:


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