Teacher_Rhythm

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Definition:
the arrangement of sounds and silences over time.


Rhythm can be:

  • Simple
  • Complex
  • Repetitive

 

Discussion points:

  • Effect on mood/feel
  • Can be layered
  • Matches the tempo

 

Example:

  • Listen to the following clip of compositions where rhythm plays an important role:

                    Gustav Holst: The Planets, Mov’t I: Mars, the Bringer of War
 

Activity:

  • Create and perform your own simple rhythm pattern
  • Create and perform your own complex rhythm pattern
  • Create multiple layers of rhythms (using Groove Pizza)

 

Resources:

 

Next up, click here for Tempo!

 

Career Pathway Videos

 

Adrian Talens
Freelance Composer
Vancouver, BC

 

Shannon Mason
Composer & Sound Designer
Vancouver, BC

Caitlin Yu
Head of Quality Assurance
Phoenix Labs
Burnaby, BC