Chapter 2 Rhythm, Meter and Metric Organization

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Chapter 2 Rhythm, Meter and Metric Organization
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  1. function of the "dot"
    extends the value of a single note by one-half of its original value
  2. function of the "tie"
    combines the durational values or two or more notes of the same pitch
  3. duration
    the length of time sound (or silence) occurs
  4. beat
    a regular, recurring pulsation that divides music into units of time
  5. meter
    the organization of beats into regular groups of two, three, and four and how the beat is subdivided
  6. subdivision
    the division of the beat into two or three equal parts
  7. rhythm
    series of durations, often varying, of sound and silence
  8. tempo
    the speed of the beat
  9. duple beat pattern
    STRONG weak
  10. triple beat pattern
    STRONG weak weak
  11. quadruple beat pattern
    STRONG weak (LESS STRONG) weak
  12. simple meter
    the beat is divided equally into two parts
  13. compound meter
    the beat is divided equally into three parts
  14. if the top number is a 2 or a 6
    duple meter
  15. if the top number is a 3 or a 9
    triple meter
  16. the top number is a 4 or a 12
    quadruple meter
  17. the top number is a 2, 3, or 4
    simple meter
  18. the top number is 6, 8, or 12
    compound meter
  19. asymmetrical
    not symmetrical/equal
  20. asymmetrical meter
    beat units have unequal length
  21. triplet
    divides a regular duration into three
  22. duplet
    divides a regular trifold duration into 2
  23. anacrusis
    pick-up note
  24. what solfege syllable is often an anacrusis?
    So (leading to Do)
  25. syncopation
    rhythmic displacements of the expected strong beats onto expected weak beats
  26. what syncopation can be created by...
    dots, rests, ties, accents, and dynamics
  27. hemiola
    three notes occur in the time of two, at once
  28. three notes occur in the time of two, at once
    cross-rhythm

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