Time & Rhythm


Welcome to the grossly under-appreciated subject of musical time & rhythm in all its wonderful dimensions…

Encompassing a wide variety of subjects: pulse, tempo, meter, up-beats, down-beats, back-beats, sub-beats, super-beats, note duration, rests, melodic rhythm, melodic contour, dynamics, acceleration and deceleration, cycles, repetitions, anticipation, delay, melodic motives, harmonic rhythm, phrasing, and form.

Here we’ll cover just the basics. More advanced topics such as swing, rubato, syncopation, and poly-rhythms will be explored in the various schools of music as the need arises. Enjoy!

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