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Theories of Musical Rhythm and Meter

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is the second of two introductory chapters, focusing on recent theories of musical rhythm and meter and their application to the Lied. Rhythm and meter are discussed from the complementary ... More


Wolf: Syncopation and the Rhythms of Speech

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The rhythmic flexibility and syncopation of Wolf's vocal lines convey feelings of speech rhythm. Declamation on its own, however, does not fully explain the expressive effects. There is also a logic ... More


Accentuation in Practice

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the relationship between theory and practice in accentuation. It deals with the ways in which notation may imply accentuation where it is not explicitly indicated, for ... More


Nineteenth‐ and Twentieth‐Century Theories of Metrical Conflict

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by describing the 19th-century origins of some of the basic ideas that underlie the book's approach: the first metaphorical application of the terms “consonance” and “dissonance” ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


Letter on Sound

Susan Stewart

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on lyric poetry and its features such as counterpoint, harmony, syncopation, stress, duration, and timbre. It also presents the number of complex conditions under which that ... More


Meter-Rhythm Interactions II: Problems

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195160819
eISBN:
9780199786763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160819.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter begins with a consideration of metric ambiguity. In some cases, a melody or rhythm may be construed in more than one metric framework (metric malleability). In other cases, a passage may ... More


Meter-Rhythm Interactions II: Problems

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744374
eISBN:
9780199949632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744374.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter begins with a consideration of metric ambiguity. In some cases, a melody or rhythm may be construed in more than one metric framework (metric malleability). In other cases, a passage may ... More


Syncopation

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Syncopation is notoriously hard to define, and is sometimes understood as a rhythmic property, sometimes as a rhythmic transformation. This chapter disambiguates many forms of ... More


SHEILA SILVER (b. 1946)Transcending (1995): Texts by W. B. Yeats, H. D. Thoreau, and P. L. Dunbar

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0079
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter provides an example of Sheila Silver’s work. It features three distinctive, highly contrasting songs—an example of her writing on a smaller canvas—which form a nicely balanced cycle ... More


DANIEL ASIA (b. 1953)Pines Songs (c.1984): Texts by Paul Pines

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Pines Songs by Daniel Asia. It explores how Asia’s music is intrinsically American in flavour, displaying striking individuality and sureness of touch. With winning fluency, his ... More


Rhythm and Meter

David Temperley

in The Musical Language of Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190653774
eISBN:
9780190653804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653774.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Simple duple meter is predominant in rock; the metrical structure is usually clearly conveyed by the alternating “kick-snare” pattern in the drums. An important aspect of rock rhythm is anticipatory ... More


From Accent to Vocal Groove

Mitchell Ohriner

in Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190670412
eISBN:
9780190670443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670412.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter presents a model of vocal groove in rap delivery, defined as reiterating patterns of durations between accents. It shares with recent theories of groove emphases on repetition, ... More


Elegy for the Mastodon

Sharon Levy

in Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter provides an overview of the arguments and counter-arguments regarding the extinction of the mastodons, large extinct herbivores in Orange County, Hudson Valley in New York. It examines ... More


Drunk on Rhythm: Syncopation: Kendrick Lamar—“Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Nate Sloan, Charlie Harding, and Iris Gottlieb

in Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190056650
eISBN:
9780190056681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056650.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 9 analyzes Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” a cautionary tale of alcohol abuse that musicalizes its topic through the dissociative effect of syncopation. Lamar and producer T-Minus ... More


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