A case in point

Since “For classical music geeks only” is lately the most active post of the blog, I decided to upload an audio sample of what I tried to explain right there about 9/8 time signature modifications. Here you can listen to a MIDI_excerpt in which I used 9/8 first as the usual compound triple meter and then as the fractional beat 4/4+1/8. In figure you can see the rhythmic scheme from that highlight. Don’t you feel like the tempo goes changing?! ^^ A musical trompe l’oeil!

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About epogdous

I'm an italian student of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in Sapienza University of Rome. Dispite my scientific interests (which range from structural biology to immunology, etc.) I cultivate a deep passion for classical music and in general for musicology. As a teen I studied the flute but basically I'm a self-taught pianist and composer. I'm well-acquainted with the music of 1850-1950 era. I generally don't like to say I have preferences for some composer in particular but I can't deny that Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles Ives hold a great fascination to me. I think that the common message of their music is the transcendentalist precept "low living, high thinking".
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