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Prefatory Note: How Music Theorists Model Time

Prefatory Note: How Music Theorists Model Time Scholars of music and dance have subtly different conceptions of musical time, which can lead to misunderstandings in interdisciplinary communication. These conceptual distinctions may be rooted in the embodied experience of performance: the energy required to create dance through whole-body displacement is different in kind from that required to create music through displacement of air molecules. The essay focuses on different conceptions of beats, of the counting numbers that represent them, of precise temporal regularity, and of the relationship between meter and phrasing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Music Theory Duke University Press

Prefatory Note: How Music Theorists Model Time

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Copyright © 2021 by Yale University
ISSN
0022-2909
eISSN
1941-7497
DOI
10.1215/00222909-9124702
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Abstract

Scholars of music and dance have subtly different conceptions of musical time, which can lead to misunderstandings in interdisciplinary communication. These conceptual distinctions may be rooted in the embodied experience of performance: the energy required to create dance through whole-body displacement is different in kind from that required to create music through displacement of air molecules. The essay focuses on different conceptions of beats, of the counting numbers that represent them, of precise temporal regularity, and of the relationship between meter and phrasing.

Journal

Journal of Music TheoryDuke University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2021

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