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The rhythmic structure of music / Grosvenor W. Cooper and Leonard B. Meyer.

; Meyer, Leonard B., author
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1960] .
ISBN 0226115216, 9780226115214

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Other Authors Meyer, Leonard B.,
Subjects Musical meter and rhythm.
Musique -- Mesure et rythme.
Description ix, 212 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1960]
Summary In this book, the authors develop a theoretical framework based on a Gestalt approach, viewing rhythmic experience in terms of pattern perception or groupings. Musical examples of increasing complexity are used to provide training in the analysis, performance, and writing of rhythm.
Contents pt. 1. Definitions and principles. Architectonic levels -- Pulse -- Meter -- Rhythm -- Accent -- Stress -- Grouping -- part 2. Rhythms on lower architectonic levels. Trochee and iamb in duple meter -- Articulation and structure -- Amphibrach, anapest, and dactyl in duple meter -- Dactyl, anapest, and amphibrach in triple meter -- The character of particular rhythms -- Iamb and trochee in triple meter -- Rhythmic ambiguity -- The influence of rhythm on melodic motion -- Recapitulation and illustration -- Exercises -- part 3. More complex rhythmic structures. Theoretical considerations -- The coherence of higher-level rhythms -- Groupings on higher levels -- Analysis of a whole section -- Exercises -- part 4. Rhythm and meter. Meter and the bar line -- Non-congruence -- the influence of stress upon meter -- Syncopations, suspensions, and ties -- Metric crossing -- Exercises -- part 5. Rhythm, mobility, and tension. Rhythm and mobility -- Rhythm and tension -- And extended anacrusis -- An accented rest -- Summary example -- Exercises -- part 6. Rhythm, continuity, and form. Rhythm, form, and morphological lengths -- Continuity and form -- Themes, non-themes, and continuity -- Rhythm and texture -- Exercises -- part 7. Rhythmic development. Ambiguous Rhythm -- Rhythmic vagueness -- Rhythmic transformation -- Anacrustic development -- Exercises -- part 8. Extended examples. Choplin, Prelude in E-flat, Op. 24 -- Beethoven, Symphony No. 8, first movement.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1139523
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WorldCat Identities Cooper, Grosvenor.
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