Sunday, November 06, 2011

(PM) Rhythm and Metre

In this video, jazz pianist Christian Jacob performs his (absolutely beautiful) composition "State of Mind," first displaying the kind of flexibility of pulse and rhythm characteristic of rubato playing and then, at 2:10, introducing (while still maintaining a recognizable degree of metrical flexibility) ever greater elements of syncopation along with the underlying pulse or groudbeat of the composition (in 3/4 time).

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