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1

One-note upbeat (usually one sixteenth note)

4/4 or 2/2

Allemande, Allegro

2

In quick triple time, literally means “running”, light texture and rapid figures

3/4, 3/2, 3/8, or 6/4

Courante, Moderato

3

Quarter-note (or two eighth-note upbeat)

2/4, 4/4, or 2/2

Bourrée, Allegro

4

Usually no upbeat, prolonged or accented note on second beat

3/2, 3/4

Sarabande, Adagio

5

Unhurried tempo, graceful

3/4, 3/8

Minuet, Moderato

6

6/8 time

Gigue, Allegro

7

Usually two quarter-note upbeats

4/4, 2/2

Gavotte, Allegro

8

One quarter note upbeat

2/2, 4/4

Rigaudon, Allegro

9

Triple meter, no upbeat, often short repeated rhythmic motive

3/4

Polonaise, Moderato