Rhythm in a piece of music is a continuous alternation of sounds and pauses of very different durations. There are many variations of rhythmic patterns that could be formed in such a movement. And so the rhythm in music is also different. On this page we will consider only a few, special rhythmic figures. So before you go to buy beats take a look at the different types of it.
Dotted rhythm is a rhythm with a point. As is known, the point refers to the signs that increase the duration of notes. That is, the point lengthens the note, next to which it stands, exactly half. Often after the note with a dot follows another, short note and just the combination of a long note with a dot and a short one after it was followed by the name of the dotted rhythm. Let’s formulate a complete definition of the concept we are considering. So, the dotted rhythm is a rhythmic figure from a long note with a dot (on a strong time) and a short note following on it (on a weak time). And, as a rule, the ratio of long and short sounds is 3 to 1. For example: half with a dot and a quarter, a quarter with a dot and eighth, eighth with a dot and sixteenth, etc. But you must say that in music the second one, that is, a short note is most often like a swing to the next long note. The sound is something like “ta-dame, ta-dame”, if you express it in syllables.
The Lombard rhythm is the same as the dotted rhythm, only vice versa, that is, in a reversed form. In the figure of the Lombard rhythm, a short note is placed on a strong time, and a note with a dot is placed on a weak one. It sounds very sharp, if it is composed of small durations (is also a kind of syncope). However, the sharpness of this rhythmic figure is not heavy in nature nor dramatic, not threatening, like a dotted line. Often she, on the contrary, is found in music light, graceful. There, these rhythms sparkle like sparks.
Lombard rhythm is found in the music of composers from different eras and countries. As an example, experts offer you a fragment of Haydn’s piano sonata, where the named kind of rhythm sounds for a long time.
Outburst is the beginning of music from a weak beat, another frequently occurring rhythm. In order to understand this, we must first recall that the principle of regular alternation of beats of strong and weak meter beats is at the heart of musical time. A strong share is always the beginning of a new cycle. But music does not always begin with a strong beat, very often, especially in the melodies of songs, we meet the beginning with a weak beat.
The text of the famous New Year’s song “A fir tree was born in the forest” begins with the unstressed syllable “In le”, respectively, the unstressed syllable in the melody should fall in a weak time, and the stressed syllable “su” in a strong one. So it turns out that the song begins even before the onset of the strong beat, that is, the syllable “V le” remains behind the beat (before the first beat begins, before the first strong beat).