Sound Examples for Chapter 2: Visualizing and Conceptualizing Rhythm
Variations of the "Standard Pattern" (StanPat(a)G.mp3 0:32), (StanPat(a)N.mp3 0:32), and (StanPat(a)CA.mp3 0:32) demonstrate part (a) where G emphasizes the starting point of the Ghana pattern using the high bell. Similarly N is for the Nigerian starting point and CA for the Central African. (StanPat(b).mp3 0:32) and (StanPat(c).mp3 0:32) perform parts (b) and (c) using a bell for the outer ring and a drum for the inner ring.
Patterns in and of Time (TimePat.mp3 0:25) Demonstrates the various numerical notations.
Example of Drum Tablature (DrumTab.mp3 0:38)
First two measures of Bach's Invention No. 8 (Invention8.mp3 0:11) Used in Fig. 2.9 to demonstrate Schillinger's notation.
4/4 Bell (Bell44.mp3 0:09) This bell pattern in 4/4 is shown in both timeline notation. It is also given as a MIDI event list in Table 2.2.
Midi Drums (MidiDrums.mp3 0:11) MIDI piano roll notation, such as shown in Fig. 2.12 can be used to specify percussive pieces by assigning each MIDI "note" to a different drum sound. This sound example repeats measures 2, 3, and 4 of Fig. 2.12.
Sonification of an Image (StretchedGirlSound.mp3 0:24) Metasynth turns any picture into sound. This is the sound associated with the stretched girl image:
Filtering with an Image (MapleFilt1.mp3 0:06) (MapleFilt2.mp3 0:06). Metasynth uses an image to filter a sound. The first few seconds of the Maple Leaf Rag are filtered by the images (a) (and (c)). The resulting spectrogram is shown in (b) (and (d)).
Listening to Gabor Grains (GaborGrains.mp3 0:53) and (Grains2.mp3 0:36) Individual grains as well as small sound-cloud clusters appear in these examples.
Grains Synchronized to a Rhythmic Pattern (GrainRhythm.mp3 5:06) A variety of different grain shapes are chosen at random and then synchronized to a shuffle pattern, creating an ever changing (but ever the same) rhythmic motif.