Mus121 jan10 2011 - -Quadruple meter-Quintuple meter-Can be...

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Mus121 (Jan.10, 2011) Rhythm : Action unfolding in time. - Derives from Greek verb meaning “to flow” - Kinds of motion (change) in music: - Vibration - Physical motion of musician - Silence – action – silence - Psychological motion (e-motion) Rhythm consists of durations. Durations may form patterns. Patterns may help us identify BEAT (pulse). Tempo : - Pulse-rate of musical action. - Slow or fast (cf. durations: long or short) Meter (Pattern of strong and weak beats): - Background for rhythm. - Duple meter (strong-weak-strong) - Triple meter (strong-weak-weak)
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Unformatted text preview: -Quadruple meter-Quintuple meter-Can be felt at SEVERAL levels at once. Rhythm and Meter are NOT the same. MUSIC (like poetry) involves interplay between rhythmic foreground & metric background. In Syncopation,-Rhythm clashes with meter.-Accents on weak beats.-Accents “off “ the beat. Phrase & Cadence are rhythmic events. Rhythm gives life to musical form: measure-to-measure, phrase-to-phrase, silence to music. Hans Von Bulow: “In the beginning was rhythm”....
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