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Lecture #3--Rhythm

Lecture #3--Rhythm - Ex>>>> MARCH 1 2 1,2 1,2 1,2...

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Music in Civilization September 5, 2007 Lecture #3 Rhythm -the flow of music in/over time. -has to do with the durational aspect of music Beat -the regularly reoccurring pulse of the music -the beat itself is not music -the underlying pulse that occurs in regularly spaced intervals (almost mechanical) -can change in speed, thus the space in between the beats changes Tempo -the speed of the beat -three tempos: slow, medium, fast -Italian words used: allegro (happy, fast), moderato (moderate, medium), andante, presto, prestisimo, largo, leto) Meter -the grouping of beats into patterns of: stressed vs. unstressed beats Duple meter: when the pattern of stressed and unstressed occurs in groups of 2.
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Unformatted text preview: Ex: > > > > // // // // MARCH 1, 2 1,2 1,2 1,2 Triple meter: a series of undifferentiated beats grouped into 3. Ex: > > > > /// /// /// /// WALTZ 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3 Western art music Syncopation-when you find an accented beat where it feels like it doesn’t belong-upset the regularly metrical pattern European music Asian music West African music-more intricate-Egypt-Indonesia-Korea-Saudi Arabia-Israeli-Etc. To make something western European sound eastern European you can change the pattern of meters to triple, triple, duple. Ex: Havah-Nagila, Asia version would be 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2...
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