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What to Listen For in RockA Stylistic Analysis$
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Ken Stephenson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092394

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092394.001.0001

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Phrase Rhythm

Phrase Rhythm

(p.1) 1 Phrase Rhythm
What to Listen For in Rock

Ken Stephenson

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the phase rhythm of rock music. It aims to answers the questions concerning the length of the shortest formal unit larger than a measure and the place of vocal phrases within these formal units. It explains some of the standard phrase rhythms and provides examples including the extension-overlap model, first-downbeat model, and the elision model.

Keywords:   phase rhythm, rock music, vocal phrases, extension-overlap model, first-downbeat model, elision model

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