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Odd meter time signatures

Odd meter is a meter which contains both simple and compound beats.

Example of a 5/8 odd meter time signature


In this example, the beats are sometimes divided by 2 and sometimes divided by 3, it is an odd meter times signature.

Example of a 7/8 odd meter time signature


In this example, the beats are sometimes divided by 2 and sometimes divided by 3, it is an odd meter times signature.

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