The Thing About Rhythm
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Pitch, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Meter, Tempo, Texture, Tone Color, Dynamics...these are often referred to as the Elements of Music.  As a composer, all of these serve as building blocks when I craft together a composition. Of all those “elements” of music, I have a favorite!  It is, in my opinion, the most “elemental” – or basic – of all the so-called elements.  Can you guess which one?  It’s RHYTHM.  So what about rhythm raises it above all those other worthy elements to become, in my view, a “Meta-Element”?  In this episode (a requested reposting of an earlier episode), I explain why.
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