Sound Examples for Chapter 1: What is Rhythm?

[S:1] A Heartbeat (Heartbeat.mp3 0:32) The well known rhythmic "lub-dub" of a beating heart.
[S: 2] Where does it start? This series of sound examples N=0,1,...,8 performs the rhythmic patterns shown in the figure. When N=0, all notes are struck equally. Which note does the pattern appear to begin on? For N=1,...,7, the Nth note is emphasized. How many different starting positions are there? For N=8, All notes are struck equally, but the timing between notes is not exact. Does timing change the perceived starting position?
(TickPhase0.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase1.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase2.mp3 0:20)
(TickPhase3.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase4.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase5.mp3 0:20)
(TickPhase6.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase7.mp3 0:20) (TickPhase8.mp3 0:20)
[S:3] Regular Interval 750 (RegInt750.mp3 0:15). This is a series of identical clicks with exactly T=750 ms between each click. Does the sequence sound identical? Observe the natural tendency of the perceptual system to collect the sounds into groups of 2, 3, or 4.
[S:4] Ever-Ascending Sound (EverRise.mp3 5:19) The pitch of this organ-like sounds rises continuously, yet paradoxically returns to the place where is started.
[S:5] Maple Leaf Rag  (MapleLeafRag.mp3 1:52) Scott Joplin's (1868-1917) most famous ragtime piano piece, the Maple Leaf Rag was one of the first instrumental sheet music hits in America, selling over a million copies. Performed by the author. See Sect. 1.7.
[S:6] Maple Tap Rag (MapleTapRag.mp3 1:51). Audio beat tracking of the Maple Leaf Rag is demonstrated by superimposing a burst of white noise at each detected beat. In terms of the musical score, the detected beat coincides with the eighth note pulse. See Sect. 8.3.2 for more detail.
[S:7] Soul (Soul.mp3 2:47). Soul is used to illustrate various sound manipulations throughout Rhythm and Transforms in a "hard rock" context. Soul is written by Ruby Beil and Phil Schniter, who are joined by Ami Ben-Yaacov (on bass) and Bill Huston (on drums) in this energetic performance by the band Blip. The song is used (and abused) with permission of the authors.
[S:8] Julie's Waltz (JuliesWaltz.mp3 2:39). Julie's Waltz is used in Chap. 11 as a case study showing how beat-based feature scores can display detailed information about the timing and timbre of a performance. Julie's Waltz, written by Mark Schatz, appears in Brand New Old Tyme Way . The song is used with permission of the author.
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