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Dotted rhythms

Stephen E. Hefling.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Early Music Theory; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 2160 words.

Rhythms in which long notes alternate with one or more short notes, so called because the long notes are usually written with the aid of the dot of addition (see Note values). Dotted...

Echo

Murray Campbell and Mary Térey-Smith.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music Theory and Analysis; Acoustics Theory; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 1701 words.

The repetition of sound after a short time interval. In addition to the applications discussed below the term is used for a signal-processing device (also known as a delay) that...

Kolorieren

Claus Bockmaier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Early Music Theory; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 192 words.

(Ger., from Lat. colorare: ‘to ornament’)

To introduce Coloration. A term used in German-speaking lands during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to describe the use of...

Noise

Paul Hegarty.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Musical Aesthetics. 786 words.

Traditionally, noise has been thought of as the outside of music and meaning. In systems theory, noise is disruption of the signal or message; in biological terms, it is associated...

Reminiscence motif

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music Theory and Analysis; Opera. 462 words.

(Ger. Reminiszenzmotiv, Erinnerungsmotiv)

A theme, or other coherent musical idea, which returns more or less unaltered, as identification for the audience or to signify...