“If You Speak It, You Play It”

Ugo Rodolico

Keywords: Music, Rythmus, Research, Instruments, Speaking, Playing

Categories: Performing Arts, Music

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.2.536

Languages: English

The central idea of my thesis is to establish a close relationship between specific drumming technique, which is based today on the study of the rudiments seen earlier, and a more general method of learning rhythm that uses strategies and suggestions from outside classical music theory, which is understood solely as a division system. The Greeks described rhythm with words that always point to a deep relationship between movement and the temporal arts. The fundamental distinction has always been between arsis and thesis, that is, between momentum and support. The original meaning of these two words had to do with the alternating struggle of all movements of the body against gravity; momentary impulses always followed by relapses and supports that originated new impulses.

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