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"Rhythm Definitions"
"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.

Define Rhythm


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.

Rhythm:


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.
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