Rhythmic Training for Dancers

ISBN-10: 0736037802

ISBN-13: 9780736037808

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robert Kaplan

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As a textbook for college or university courses and a reference for dancers and dance instructors at all levels, this book provides dancers with an understanding of musical time and rhythm to help them improve their level of artistry.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 4/11/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 272
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Robert Kaplan has taught mathematics to people from six to sixty, at leading independent schools and most recently at Harvard University. He is the author of the best-selling The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero, which has been translated into 10 languages, and, with his wife, Ellen, the co-author of The Art of the Infinite.

Preface
Acknowledgments
From a Dancer's Viewpoint
Musical Time: The Beat
The Beat
Making the Connection
Dividing Counts Qualitatively
Speak/Singing
Practice Methods
Summary
Exercises and Worksheet
Phrasing
Elements of Phrasing
The 8-Count Phrase and Beyond
Duple: Twos and Fours
Threes
Sixes
Fives, Sevens, and Mixed Meters
Anacrusis
Breath Rhythms
Summary
Worksheet
Discussion Questions for Part I
From a Musician's Viewpoint
Organization of Musical Time
Metric Accents
Conducting Metric Patterns
Music Notation
Syncopation
Summary
Exercises and Worksheets
Time Signatures
Time Signatures
Formula for Reading Time Signatures: Simple Meters
Notation, Metric Accents, and Time Signature
Kinesthetics of Simple Duple Time
Kinesthetics of Simple Triple Time
Asymmetrical Meter
Summary
Worksheets
Extending Time and Further Rhythmic Manipulation
Tie
Augmentation Dot
Fermata
Sounding Three Quarters of a Beat
Triplets
Performance of Triplets
Approaching the Score
Use of Rests
Dynamics and Articulation
Motivic Manipulation
Summary
Exercises and Worksheets
Compound Time
Compound Time Signatures
Duplets
Conducting Patterns and Time Signatures
Kinesthetics of Compound Meter
Visual Clarification of the Beat
Rhythmic "Homonyms"
Relationship Between Meter and Tempo (Advanced)
Summary
Exercises and Worksheets
Triple Meters
Triple Groupings of Counts
More Kinesthetic Differences
Hemiola
Summary
Polyrhythm and Polymeter
Polyrhythm
Polymeter
"Turnaround" in an Irregular Meter
Mixed Meter
Indiscernible Meter, Breath Rhythm, and Nonmetered Music
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions for Part II
Common Ground
Natural Sound
Environment
Warming Up
Vocabulary
Simple Forms: Passing
Rhythm Chant
Exercises
Body Percussion
Notation of Body Percussion
Exercises
Appendix
Tempo Markings
Dynamic and Articulation Markings
Drawing Notes and Rests
CD-ROM General Instructions
Aural Quiz I
Aural Quiz II
Checklist for Observation
Self-Assessments
Clap and Stamp Drills
Full Example of Counterpoint Quartets
CD-ROM Music Credits
Glossary
Index
About the Author
CD-ROM Install Instructions
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