singing that imitates and emphasizes in both rhythm and pitch the natural flow of speech
Measure or Bar
musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
Rubato or Nonmetrical music
a flexible tempo
a pattern of strong and weak counts
a rhythmic pattern in which an accented beat is followed by a single unaccented beat
a rhythmic 3-beat pattern in which an accented beat is followed by 2 unaccented beats
Pulse or Beat or Count
The basic unit of motion in music, the heartbeat of a composition
Grouping of rhythms in which the beat is subdivided into two, as in duple, triple, and quadruple meters.
the beats in the measure can not be divided evenly
a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
articulation of the metric grouping by one or more intruments in a southeast asian ensemble.
An irregular number of beats in a measure grouped together to make a larger pattern. (Asymmetrical Meter)
meter in which each beat is subdivided into three rather than two.
a weak beat or any pulse between the beats in a measured rhythmic pattern
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition
a metric structure that also bears a particular expressive qualities
in arab music- a mnemonic syllable for the deepest or lowest sound a drum can produce.
In arabic music- the syllable for the high pitched sound produced when striking a drum where the head meets the rim.
gradually decreasing in tempo
"key" to a song the important part of the song (rhythm)
(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms
division of intervals smaller than a quarter tone
creater of do-re-mi (Solfege)
female ethnomusicalogist studying 49 songs or inter-tribal songs
words in native american songs having no meaning and intended only as vocal sounds
Doudou N'diaye Rose
Famous drum leader in Africa