Rhythm and Metre

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Simple Time
Time signatures grouped in 2's and 4's. For example 4/4, 2/4
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Compound time
Time signatures grouped in 3 quavers. For example 6/8, 9/8
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BPM
Beats Per Minute
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Tempo
The speeds of the music
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Rubato
The speeding up and slowing down of the music- push and pull
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Syncopation
Off the beat rhythm
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Polyrhythm
Lots of rhythms happening at once, all of the same importance
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Augmentation
A rhythm stretched out by doubling the note length
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Diminution
A rhythm squeezed together / shortened by halving the note length
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Bi-rhythm
Two rhythms of the same importance
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Cross rhythm
Different rhythms happening at the same time
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Largo
Slow
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Adagio
Slow and stately
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Andante
Walking pace
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Moderato
Moderately quick
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Allegro
Fast
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Vivace
Lively
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Presto
Very quick
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Triplet
Three notes in the space of two
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Card 2

Front

Time signatures grouped in 3 quavers. For example 6/8, 9/8

Back

Compound time

Card 3

Front

Beats Per Minute

Back

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Card 4

Front

The speeds of the music

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The speeding up and slowing down of the music- push and pull

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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