"Music in Time: We Got Rhythm!" with Antonella
Rhythm is one of the most important elements in music and yet we tend to overlook it when practicing any particular piece of music. When we listen to music, our ears perceive sounds distributed in time and a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements.
Besides reading the rhythmic values correctly, have you ever thought about how music is organized in time? How does a meter shape an entire composition? And how can you use the rhythmic and metric organization in the music in your performances?
In this Livestream, we will first investigate the distinction between rhythmic grouping and musical meter and the features of musical timing at different timescales. we will learn how to analyze rhythm and meter as part of your practice routine.
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We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestionsandquestions!
- What questions do you have on this topic?
- Any particular area you would like me to focus on?
Hi Antonella Di Giulio ,
My question might be irrelevant to your talk as it's more about a bizarre usage of speed rather than rhythm, but anyway, I use speed as a "first phase" part of muscle memory.
I don't know if this is conventional, but I find that when I learn hands separately, if I force myself playing each hand way above my target speed together, then I can memorize the parts much faster.
I know that this has implications to articulation and choice of fingering and more, but I use it only in the beginning to get through memorization, it creates larger chunks of parts in my memory for some reason (and I do try to think of playing as if I'm in "fast forward" but actually playing as I would in the right speed).
I was wondering if this is something that others do as well or if I should avoid or change the process.