I understand that the numerator in a time signature is the Beats per Measure however I am a'little lost on the denominator, I was always told that the denominator of a Time Sig is "what note gets the beat." But what exactly does that mean? Does that mean that every beat is a quarter note if the denominator is 4? Does that mean if the sig is in 4/2 that every second half note gets the beat? Im sorry if this is a really noobish question, I am kind of new to music theory and I am learning through information on the web. So any other help/suggestion/tips is greatly appreciated. I thank all of you who take the time to help me learn this stuff, it can get really confusing when you learn this stuff on your own.. lol

Note: Aaaaaaand I just realized I am totally in the wrong category right now, I don't even know how I ended up in the "Political Party." My bad guys, this new format is really hard to get the hang of.

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