"Terms Used to Define Rhythm"
How to Give Meaning
to Rhythm w/ Definitions
To explore music we have to define rhythm with
characteristics and terms that we can recognize with sight and convey
meaning to others. Several items and descriptions are used for our
rhythm definitions. As we encounter them, don’t be intimidated by these
definitions they will become clear as we progress through our efforts
to learn music.
As we encounter them, don’t be intimidated by
these definitions they will become clear as we progress through our
efforts to learn music.
OK that’s pretty heady and too academic. What if we defined rhythm as:
Still doesn’t really get at what we want. In the Music Learning
Workshop we will use the following definitions.
This will form our understanding. of what we mean to define rhythm, but isn't
it just the beat we all hear and feel when we listen to music. Yes, in
it's simplest form it is. However, to see it and put all the other
elements in music together we need to further develop a structure to
tie it all together. So let's get started.