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Set Work 6: Reich

Define the following terms:

Syncopation

This is when a weak beat is accented in order to give an offbeat the stronger feel. Used
through the whole piece

Hexatonic and Pentatonic Scales

A mode based on 5 or 6 different pitches in an octave. Used through the…

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Examples of minimalism


Motif played over and over again also known as an ostinato, also the piece have a homogenous sound,
where the texture of the piece is built up in layers and the piece contains no chord progressions or
cadences. There is also no chromaticism




Daniel Patterson

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