AoS 1- Rhythm and Metre

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Metre
2/4, 3/4. 4/4, 6/8; indicates how many beats are in a bar
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Rhythm
Different lengths of notes put together to make patterns in time
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Pulse
Beat of the music; "what you tap your feet to"
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Syncopation
Accents placed on unimportant notes of the bar; often found in jazz music
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Augmentation
Melodies or series' of notes are repeated for a longer duration; note values are usually doubled
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Diminution
Note values of the original melodies are shortened; usually halved
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Hemiola
Impression given of three minim in two bars of 3/4 time using ties over the bar lines; 3 against 2 feel
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Cross- rhythm
Two rhythms in different metres played against each other
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Tempo
Speed of the music; can be indicated by a word or tempo mark
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Rubato
Change of speed in the music that is not written; usually directed by a soloist through the feeling/ mood of the piece
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Polyrhythm
One or two different rhythms played at the same time to give a complex texture
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Bi- rhythm
Specific type of polyrhythm consisting of two independent rhythms played simultaneously
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Card 2

Front

Different lengths of notes put together to make patterns in time

Back

Rhythm

Card 3

Front

Beat of the music; "what you tap your feet to"

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Accents placed on unimportant notes of the bar; often found in jazz music

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Melodies or series' of notes are repeated for a longer duration; note values are usually doubled

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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