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Boy

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Rhythm and Metre in Music; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Music. 95 words.

Generic term for drum, used by the Dogon people of Mali. The term also refers to the rhythm beaten for the dance and to the dancing place itself (boy yala). The large and small...

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Dr Rhythm

Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Rhythm and Metre in Music; Popular Music; Music; Contemporary Music. 250 words.

[Doctor Rhythm]

Electronic percussion instrument released in 1980 and manufactured by the BOSS division of Roland. Very popular, small, inexpensive and easy to use, the Dr...

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Groove

Geoffrey Whittall.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Rhythm and Metre in Music; Popular Music. 212 words.

Groove is the result of a musical process that is often identified as a vital drive or rhythmic propulsion. It involves the creation of rhythmic intensity appropriate to the musical...

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Multi-pad

Laurence Libin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Rhythm and Metre in Music; Music. 140 words.

Digital electronic percussion device. Multi-pads normally incorporate four to 16 velocity- and force- sensitive pads that are struck with conventional drum sticks, and two pedals that...

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Notes inégales

David Fuller.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Improvisation; Jazz; Rhythm and Metre in Music; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 10983 words.

(Fr.: ‘unequal notes’)

A rhythmic convention according to which certain divisions of the beat move in alternately long and short values, even if they are written equal.

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Rhythmicon

Hugh Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Rhythm and Metre in Music; Contemporary Music. 456 words.

[Polyrhythmophone]

Electronic percussion instrument constructed for the composer Henry Cowell by Lev Termen (Leon Theremin) in 1931; two examples were built. It was the...

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