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Terminology for rhythmic "feel" is really hard to agree on
measuring devices like computers. As a result, rhythmic
are not named or commodified as regularly as melodic
compositions are. Now that we have powerful measuring
computers, a standards body should get together and
naming convention so that the spirit can be sucked out of
tribal rhythmic composition and it can be commodified
on the wall of Target and Wallmart and CVS so that cud-
Americans can use their collective capitalistic
discernment to take
over from the ancestors, the spiritual guidance of the
heartbeat of the world.
So I think they do this in Indian music but only as a
to more easily
memorize rhythms that are already easy to notate. This standard for beat naming would come up with
conventions for the the "feel" of rhythms that are more
measured by a computer and for which humans have not
with a precisely descriptive naming convention already.
would possibly be a distinction between a measure where
is swinging consistently at 27 percent of the beat and a
where the player varies the swing from 24
to 32 percent etc.
naming conventions could start out by being agreed on by
human intuition first and then measured with computers
the precision of the language. Then later there could be
system so that tribal beats that fall into one or another
can be sold to the highest bidder.
||Please link up youtube demonstrating some of these unnamed rhythmic compositions. I do not know what it means to be swinging consistently at 27% of the beat but maybe I will grok if I hear it.
||More simply there would be a name for a 27 percent swing
and one for a 28 percent swing. But rather than just notate
the whole thing with a computer there could be worked out
language to precisely describe individual contributions to
schools of rhythmic flavor.