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Music - Rhythm and Metre
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The way different lengths of sound are combined to produce patterns in time.
A regular pattern of beats indicated by the time signature.
The basic beat.
Two numbers e.g. 4/4 at the start of a piece. The top number shows how many beats in each bar and the lower number shows what each beat is worth.
Two beats in the bar e.g. 2/4
Three beats in the bar e.g. 3/4
Four beats in the bar e.g. 4/4
Compound Duple Time
Two beats in the bar, each beat subdivided into three: ONE two three FOUR five six
Any time signature which doesn't change frequently.
Frequently changing time signatures.
No specific time signature.
Augmentation (**RD) (Rythmic Device)
Making the original note values longer- often double
Making the original note values shorter- often half
A note tied over a bar line, often giving the effect of a 2 beat rhythm in a piece that is otherwise 3 beats in a bar.
Cross Rhythm (**RD)
One rhythm played agianst another.
Dotted Rhythm (**RD)
Three notes in the time of two.
An accent on a weak beat, or no note on a strong beat.
Two or more different rhythms (often different time signatures) played at the same time. Common in African music.
Two (no more!) different rhythms played at the same time.
Drum Fills (**RD)
The fancy bits that the drummer plays to vary the basic beat. Often played every 8th of 16th bar.
Walking pace (on the slow side.)
Gradually getting faster.
Getting slower and louder.
Flexible time- the performer interprets the note values with some freedom.
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