Jenny Rhythm

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Jenny Rhythm

  1. 1. RHYTHM
  2. 2. Before we get started, A few things to keep in mind: Keep an open mind; think outside the box Bring a sense of humor!
  3. 3. What is your definition of rhythm?
  4. 4. What is it?? • A beat is the basic time unit within much Western music; for example, each tick sounded by a metronome would correspond to a beat. More technically, "the beat is the pulse of the mensural level"[1], also known as the beat level[2], the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit–"the denominator of the meter signature," admitting compound meters. Depending on the context, beat may denote: the onset of the corresponding time unit, a point in time, the very moment when the metronome ticks; the complete time interval between two consecutive taps, so to say; in popular music, the whole sequence of individual beats (in the sense of meter, rhythm, groove, or riddim); in hip hop music, the entire instrumental, non- vocal portion of the song.
  5. 5. I’m feeling a little sea sick ! Me Too! And I still don’t know what rhythm is!
  6. 6. What Is It? • RHYTHM: “The movement of music in time; the pulse formed by the recurrence of strong and weak beats. Rhythm is the mostimportantelement in the immediate recognition of musical types, styles, and forms and the dominant element in jazz.” Glossary. 2009. www.smithsonian.org
  7. 7. Rhythm is not temp o
  8. 8. Well, what is tempo? It is simply the speed of music, it can be: very, very fast or V ery, veryslow But that’s a story for another time
  9. 9. The Rhythm in music is often called the “FEEL of music
  10. 10. what would you call that FEEL? The blues! Here is another dance rhythm:
  11. 11. Let’s tango!
  12. 12. Here’s a really cool site for a definition of rhythm: http://www.sfskids.org - rhythm/ Click on to the rhythm tab
  13. 13. So…what’s the next question? • How do I get the FEEL? OR • How do I count?
  14. 14. Easy! Just follow the notes! Easy for you to say!
  15. 15. Some history of notes http://www.wikipedia.org Search for neumes
  16. 16. Rhythm - review • The Beat HOW?? •Counting HOW?? •Note Values :– duration of a sound
  17. 17. Hmm...how do I count?
  18. 18. basic note values
  19. 19. Don’t cry – let‘s try again!
  20. 20. Let’s look at all the note values and how they compare to each other: note value pyramid
  21. 21. Let us try clapping and counting!
  22. 22. Game • game
  23. 23. Bravo! Give yourself a hand! Time to try some rhythmic dictation
  24. 24. WHEEOH!! I think I’m getting it!
  25. 25. Time to schedule your exam You will need: • A day • A time • The assignment GOOD LUCK!
  26. 26. What happens next? • Meter (time signatures) • New Math: changing note values through ratios

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