Minimalism

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  • Minimalism- 1950s
    • Rhythm
      • Rhythmic interplay
      • Accent displacement
      • Phasing
    • Melody
      • Repetitive ostinato patterns
      • Additive melodies
      • Competent and imaginative manipulation of melodic cells
    • Harmony
      • Drones
      • Gradual harmonic changes
      • Modal and diatonic idiom
      • Constant harmonies
    • Texture
      • Multi- textured layering
      • Polyrhythmic textures
    • Composers
      • Terry Riley
      • Steve Reich
      • Philip Glass
      • John Adams
    • Overall coherence

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