TY - JOUR
AU - Edward Edgerton, Michael
PY - 2013/04/05
Y2 - 2024/06/20
TI - Notational Practice of Complex Music
JF - MÃºsica Hodie
JA - Hodie
VL - 12
IS - 2
SE - Outras Palavras
DO - 10.5216/mh.v12i2.23529
UR - https://revistas.ufg.br/musica/article/view/23529
SP -
AB - This paper suggests that rhythmic notational practice seen in complex music adhere to the principle thatthe number of beams/flags of any note is dependent upon the number of iterations per temporal unit. In the first instancethis may seem obvious, since this principle forms the basis of rational rhythmic notation in music. However,with music featuring nested tuplets of two levels or more, an interesting phenomena begins to occur in which thedivisions of a unit become decoupled from the expectations of rhythmic ratios, such as three in the space of the lastnote of a triplet. Therefore, the intent of this paper is to provide a series of proofs to show that the number of iterationsper (divisions of) unit take precedence over the expectations of ratios when such mismatches occur.Keywords: Complexity in rhythm, Notation in contemporary music, Nested tuplets, Rhythmic notational practice.
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