What are beats?

  • (noun): A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop).
    Synonyms: beat generation, beatniks

Some articles on beats, beat:

Boy Eats Drum Machine - Discography
... 2006 Pleasure 2007 Two Ghosts 2008 Booomboxxx 2010 Hoop + Wire 20 ... Beats 2012 The Battle A free EP called fre*e*p is offered to fans on the official website. 20 Beats can be streamed and purchased here http//boyeatsdrummachine.bandcamp.com/album/20-beats ...
Syncopate - Types of Syncopation - "Even-note" Syncopation
... For example, in meters with even numbers of beats (2/4, 4/4, etc.), the stress normally falls on the odd-numbered beats ... If the even-numbered beats are stressed instead, the rhythm is syncopated ...
Monterey Pop Festival (Set List) - Sunday, June 18. Afternoon - Ravi Shankar
... Rãga Bhimpalasi Rãga Todi-Rupak Tal (7 Beats) Tabla Solo In Ektal (12 Beats) Rãga Shuddha Sarang-Tintal (16 Beats) Dhun In dadra and fast teental (6 and 16 beats) ...
... It is a line dance, usually done to a 7 beat meter organized in a slow (3 beats), quick (2 beats), quick (2 beats) rhythm, often abbreviated 3-2-2 ...

Famous quotes containing the word beats:

    That’s right, there is no reflection. The flesh is only an illusion, and the heart beats only when it is drunk with blood.
    Pat Fielder, and Paul Landres. Dracula (Francis Lederer)

    Watching fifteen seconds of nasal passages unblocking sure beats watching thirty seconds.
    Barbara Lippert, U.S. advertising critic. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 8 (June 16, 1986)

    It beats sitting around with my butt in a sling.
    Antoinette Cancello, U.S. circus aerialist. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 35 (January 1976)