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Studying Rhythm

ISBN-10: 0136145205

ISBN-13: 9780136145202

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Anne C. Hall

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Featuring over 300 metrical rhythmic studies in simple musical forms -- carefully graded, with short preliminary exercises -- this volume introduces readers to the basic processes and complexities of musical rhythm and helps them develop the ability to perform all kinds of rhythmic patterns accurately at sight. Suitable not only for reading, but for dictation, improvisation, and composition -- and for different methods -- the collection contains one- and two-part rhythmic studies -- mostly 12 to 16 measures long -- that are intended to be sung, spoken, and tapped or clapped. The volume examines the full range of meter studies, rests and syncopation, triplets, beats, small subdivisions, changing simple and compound meter, notes in two and three beats, four against three, four notes in three beats; three notes in four beats, quintuplets and septuplets, meters with unequal beats, changing meters with unequal beats, cross-rhythms and tempo modulation. For those interested in the rhythmic patterns most frequently encountered in Western art music.
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Book details

List price: $46.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/20/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 139
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Two-Four Meter
Three-Four Meter
Four-Four Meter
Dotted Quarters and Tied Eighths in Simple Meter
Six-Eight Meter
Sixteenth-Notes in Simple Meter
Dotted Eighths in Simple Meter
Sixteenth-Notes in Six-Eight Meter
More Rests and Syncopation in Simple Meter
More Rests and Syncopation in Six-Eight Meter
Nine-Eight and Twelve-Eight Meter
Triplets
Two Against Three
Half-Note Beat
Dotted-Half-Note Beat
Eighth-Note Beat
Dotted-Eighth-Note Beat
Small Subdivisions
Changing Simple Meter
Changing Compound Meter
Changing Between Simple and Compound Meter With the Division Constant
Changing Between Simple and Compound Meter With the Beat Constant
Three Notes in Two Beats; Two Notes in Three Beats
Four Against Three
Four Notes in Three Beats; Three Notes in Four Beats
Quintuplets
Five-Eight Meter
More Meters With Unequal Beats
Changing Meters With Unequal Beats
More Cross-Rhythms
Tempo Modulation