Adding unpredictability in Music – Odd Time Signatures

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cover Photo by De’Andre Bush This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. – Due to copyright issues, all audio and scores displayed on this page are alternative versions or recreations of the original content. Odd time signatures Besides the commonly used time … Read more

Exploring rhythm in John Williams’ music (pt.2 – Accent Displacement)

This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. Exploring Rhythm in John Williams’ Music (Pt.2 – Accent Displacement) Continuing from Part 1 of the series, we will explore additional intriguing rhythmic techniques showcased in the music of John … Read more

Exploring rhythm in John Williams’ music (pt.1)

This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. Exploring rhythm in John Williams’ music (pt.1 – Switching time signatures) Throughout this website, we have primarily focused on discussing harmonic concepts in music composition. While a solid understanding of … Read more

What is a Polyrhythm? Learn with Musical Examples

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Cover Photo by Luana Azevedo This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. Both polyrhythms and polymeters, as the name suggests, are techniques of combining two different rhythms, which are played simultaneously in one musical moment. When two contrasting rhythms are played … Read more

Polymeter in the Music of The Matrix

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This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. Polyrhythm vs Polymeter Both polyrhythm and polymeter are techniques used to combine different rhythms simultaneously in music. This adds complexity and creates more interesting rhythmic patterns. Polyrhythm Polyrhythm involves combining … Read more