What is rhythm?


Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμόςrhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") may be generally defined as a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions." This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything from microseconds to millions of years.

Read more about Rhythm.

Some articles on rhythm:

Radomir Kovačević - Judo Style
... In most of his classes he would play tapes of classical music to give his students rhythm ... Because in Judo the way one moves and walks is based on the rhythm of his opponent and the rhythm in his head ... against each other and try to impose their rhythms on each other they look like two rams pushing each other with their horns but when both competitors move fluidly and one of them ...
Elias Reidy - Band Members
... Ronnie Winter - lead vocals Joey Westwood - bass Josh Burke - lead guitar Randy Winter - rhythm guitar Kristopher Comeaux - drums, percussion Former members Jon Wilkes - drums ...
Gypsy Jazz - Techniques - Rhythm
... Rhythm guitar in gypsy jazz uses a special form of strumming known as "la pompe", i.e ... This form of percussive rhythm is similar to the "boom-chick" in bluegrass styles it is what gives the music its fast swinging feeling ... This pattern is usually played in unison by two or more guitarists in the rhythm section ...
Rhythm in Linguistics
... In linguistics, rhythm or isochrony is one of the three aspects of prosody, along with stress and intonation ... countercumulation with openness or tension, while additive rhythms are open-ended and repetitive ...
External Rhythm
... In filmmaking, external rhythm (also referred to as cutting rhythm) is established by the duration of the shots that make up a scene ... rhythmic pattern that can complement or contrast with the internal rhythm and content of a scene or sequence ... also affect the nature of the cutting rhythm ...

More definitions of "rhythm":

  • (noun): The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.
    Example: "The piece has a fast rhythm"
    Synonyms: beat, musical rhythm
  • (noun): An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.
    Synonyms: cycle, round
  • (noun): The arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements.
    Example: "The rhythm of Frost's poetry"
    Synonyms: speech rhythm

Famous quotes containing the word rhythm:

    Our choice is clear,
    we may share
    your choice,
    meaning and rhythm and grace
    in each daily act.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical but without rhythm and rhyme, both supple and staccato enough to adapt itself to the lyrical movements of our souls, the undulating movements of our reveries, and the convulsive movements of our consciences? This obsessive ideal springs above all from frequent contact with enormous cities, from the junction of their innumerable connections.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    In our rhythm of earthly life we tire of light. We are glad when the day ends, when the play ends; and ecstasy is too much pain.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)