ENJOYS13_lecppt_Ch02 .pdf - Rhythm and Meter Musical Time I Rhythm the basics most fundamental element of music notes have length duration A Beat basic

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Rhythm and Meter: Musical Time I. Rhythm: the basics most fundamental element of music notes have length, duration A. Beat: basic unit of rhythm regular pulse divides time into equal segments strong beats: accented, provide rhythmic pulse Example
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Rhythm and Meter: Musical Time
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Rhythm and Meter: Musical Time II. Metrical Terms Meter : Organized patterns of beats. o Simple and Compound Meters Measure : a measure contains a fixed number of beats. Example Downbeat : first accented beat of a measure. Upbeat : music begins with weak beat, anticipates the downbeat.
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III. Types of Meters 1. Simple meters : beats divided into two. ◦ duple: alternates strong downbeat with a weak beat (ONE two). EX ◦ triple: three beats per measure (ONE two three). EX ◦ quadruple: four beats per measure (ONE two three four). EX 2. Compound meters : beats divided into three. sextuple (compound duple): six beats per measure (ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six). EX
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IV. Rhythmic Complexities
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