DURATION The use of sounds of different lengths & all aspects of timing.

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1. What is the time signature?

1.1. Simple? (4/4, 3/4, 2/4)

1.2. Compound? (6/8, ect)

2. What about the tempo? Is it consistent/inconsistent? It is altered at any time?

2.1. Tempo - The speed of the beat.

3. Think about the rhythm!

4. Can you hear any syncopation?

4.1. Syncopation - playing in between beats.

5. Can you write out the rhythm using notes?

6. Are there any rhythmic ostinatos? Where/when/how long/what are they used for?

6.1. Ostinato - a short repeated phrase

7. What is the beat like? Strong/weak/non existent?

7.1. Beat - Underlying pulse