Rhythm and Metre

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  • Created on: 20-01-14 17:58
What is the pulse?
the beat of the music
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What are the two types of time signature?
simple and compound time
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What is each beat divided into in simple time?
two equal parts
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Give three examples of simple time signatures...
2/4 3/4 4/4
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What is each beat divided into in compound time?
three equal parts
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What type of notes are used in compound time?
dotted
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Give three examples of compound time signatures...
6/8 9/8 12/8
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What are regular rhythms?
music that you can feel the beat to
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What do regular rhythms occur in?
double, triple or quadruple time
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Give 4 examples of irregular rhythm time signatures...
5/4 5/8 7/4 7/8
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What is a free rhythm?
music that has no definite metre or pulse
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What is augmentation?
where a melody or series of notes is repeated using notes of a longer duration
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What is diminution?
Where the note lengths of the original melody are shortened when its played again
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What is a hemiola?
a rhythm that has a three against two metrical feel
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What is a cross-rhythm?
when two different rhythms are played together at the same time
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What is syncopation?
when the usual stress on a beat in the bar is changed
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What is the tempo?
the speed of music
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What is it called when the tempo is pulled about?
rubato
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What is a polyrhythmic texture?
when two or more different rhythms are played at the same time like cross rhythms but contrast in metre and accent
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What is a drum fill?
when an empty space of music is filled with a drum solo to move onto the next section of the music
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What are the two types of time signature?

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simple and compound time

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What is each beat divided into in simple time?

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Give three examples of simple time signatures...

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What is each beat divided into in compound time?

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