Importance Of Rhythm In Music

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I. Introduction Music, deeply rooted in human body in both the physical and mental aspects, interacts with human body in such an ingenious way that makes music one of the greatest creations and appreciations of human being. Rhythm, underlying this interaction, is essential in extensive human movements and especially in music performances. This essay will first reflect on the concept and features of rhythm, and how it actuates human activities. Then it will compare and contrast the interplay between music and human body in the form of vocalization and piano playing respectively, with relevant social implications mentioned in the sections. II. Fundamental rhythm Generally defined as variation with regular recurrence and ordering of events in a time continuum, rhythm has the characteristics of Periodicity, Pulse and Patterning. Frequently mentioned and perceived in daily life, in traditional beliefs rhythm may be deemed as some kind of rhythmical sounds, namely regular sounds that can be heard by human hearing, yet is not the full view of the concept. There exit a large variety of soundless rhythms, which can be perceived through haptic, visual, and even olfactory and gustatory senses. For example, outward rhythmical bodily actions…show more content…
Beyond the upper threshold are the macroscopic natural phenomena encompassing seasons, tides and moon phases. And beyond the lower threshold are micro vibrations in cellular level such as DNA reduplication, which can be turned into rhythmical sounds or even music. In between lies the abovementioned physiologically perceivable rhythms. And it is worth noting that rhythms in human body are coordinated with and influenced by macro rhythms in the nature. Normal human activities are achieved with harmonic external and internal

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