Speech rhythm in Gregorian chant
  • incantuincantu
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    Here we can take a lesson from Sarah Palin's brilliant performance of a modern sprechstimme composition. In spite of the complex rhythmic notation, Palin is able to perform with both accuracy and fluency:



    Well, obviously there was reverse engineering going on here. But wouldn't it be great if we always imagined the rhythm that the imperfect system of musical notation aims to describe, and performed chant (and all music) with as much fluency?
  • GavinGavin
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    In case anyone wants to know the difference between Solesmes and semiology, there you go :P
  • Wow, that was so great! Incredible.
  • that is SOOO Frank Zappa and Steve Vai . . . I love it!
  • chonakchonak
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    I had no idea Johnny Costa was back.
  • RagueneauRagueneau
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    Brilliant !!!

    & I hope the person that spent all that time doing that spends as much time looking at Barack's record . . .
  • GavinGavin
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    For Obama, all one needs to do is set his "uhhhh"s as an ison!