A waltz, or valse from the French term, is a piece of music in triple meter, most often 3/4 but sometimes 3/8 or 3/2. A waltz has a 1.2.3. - 1.2.3. count and (generally) a slow tempo. Waltzes typically have one chord per measure, with the root of the chord as the first note. Classical composers traditionally supplied music for dancing when required, and Schubert's waltzes were written for household dancing, without any pretense at being art music.