• Rhythmic and Metric Theorisation in Rock Music

    Author(s):
    Nicole Biamonte (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Music theory, Popular music
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Meter, Rhythm, Popular Music Studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/bk60-tp09
    Abstract:
    This paper surveys theories of rhythm and meter that have been developed for Western art music and applied to pop-rock music, as well as more recent theories developed specifically for popular music. I also consider several broader temporal issues as they relate to popular music: the relationship between rhythm and meter in music with an explicit pulse layer, the apparent “binary default” demonstrated by the overwhelming prevalence of rock music in 4/4, and the role of the widespread drum backbeat and its common variants.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 years ago
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