Music - Unit 1 Rhythm

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Simple time
Beats divided up into 2s e.g. 3/4
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Compound time
Beats divided up into 3s e.g. 6/8
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Beats per minute
The number of beats per minute
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Syncopation
An irregular beat that falls off the beat. e.g. bar 4 Something's Coming
4 of 17
Irregular groupings
Large number of notes in a beat e.g bar 4 Prelude No.15
5 of 17
Triplets
3 notes in the space of 2 e.g bar 17 Something's coming
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Cross rhythms
Parts of the music are grouped in a different pattern of beats to others. e.g. bar 1 Something's coming
7 of 17
Off beat
A regular beat that falls off the beat. e.g. bar 32 Something's coming
8 of 17
Swung quavers
Quavers that are written normally but played in a long-short format e.g. bar 1 All Blues
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Accents
Stress or emphasis on a note e.g. bar 4 Something's coming
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Polymetre
Parts of the music are in a different time signature to others. e.g bar 117 Electric Counterpoint
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Rhythmic Counterpoint
All the parts of the music are rhythmically the same but fall on different beats in the bar e.g. Electric Counterpoint
12 of 17
Rhythmic Displacement
A rhythm moves to a different beat in the bar. e.g. bar 7 Electric Counterpoint
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Rhythmic Augmentation
Same rhythm but different note counts. e.g.bars 1-4 Prelude No.15
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Hemiola
Piece has a change in rhythm's usual pattern of beats. e.g. bar 8 And the glory of the Lord
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Anacrusis
The melody doesn't begin on the first beat of the bar. e.g bar 1 Symphony No. 40
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Note Addition
Addition of notes to the original idea of the bar. e.g. bar 3 Electric Counterpoint
17 of 17

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Card 2

Front

Beats divided up into 3s e.g. 6/8

Back

Compound time

Card 3

Front

The number of beats per minute

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

An irregular beat that falls off the beat. e.g. bar 4 Something's Coming

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Large number of notes in a beat e.g bar 4 Prelude No.15

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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