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Free rhythm: ethnomusicology and the study of music without metre

Clayton, Martin R. L. (1996). Free rhythm: ethnomusicology and the study of music without metre. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 59(2) pp. 323–332.

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Abstract

Like many other rhythmic terms, 'free rhythm' is widely enough used to be recognized as part of the vocabulary of musicology, without ever having been convincingly studied or even denned. In general, this term and its various synonyms refer to music without metrical organization. 'Free rhythm' is an important musical phenomenon which has been largely neglected by the field of ethnomusicology. This paper discusses the deeper theoretical and methodological problems underlying this neglect.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1996 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0041-977X
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
Item ID: 17650
Depositing User: Martin Clayton
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 10:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 06:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17650
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