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Understanding Polyrhythms

Polyrhythms are defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in music.” In the Harvard Dictionary of Music, one learns that a polyrhythm is “the simultaneous use of strikingly contrasted rhythms in different parts of the musical fabric.” In Western art music, the term is most often used not in reference to common contrapuntal lines, but for limited uses often referred to as cross rhythms. 763 more words

Music Education

Light music

Debussy himself described his three orchestral Nocturnes thus:

“The title Nocturnes is to be interpreted here in a general and, more particularly, in a decorative sense.

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#LoIsInDaBl -- "Wordless" Wednesday

Ok, I can do “Almost Wordless” Wednesday today for The Bee’s “Love is in da Blog” where she challenged us to join in “Wordless Wednesday.” 57 more words