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  • As a composer, Miller kept things straight ahead -- he built his final section on a repeating four-beat motif with the accent on count two, easy for jazz newbies to attach to.

    Debra Levine: L.A.'s Freedom Jazz Movement Plays China's Henan Province

  • In the step sequencer, I chose each instrument (such as a bass guitar), then painstakingly selected individual notes in a four-beat measure to make several different short-pattern sequences.

    DIY: Creating music on your iPhone

  • The three basic steps are easy, but they are three steps over a four-beat measure, and my inner mathematician kept butting in: It'll take three measures to match the steps to the music, most songs have 64 bars, how do you stop in the middle of a rock step?

    Novel Vacation

  • Arise! and Messner finds the four-beat word Indignation to be especially heartening in his Kulturkampf with the dean of men.

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short

  • He described the way Mr. Hancock negotiated the relationship between four-beat and three-beat rhythms.

    A Jazz Mission Statement

  • In the step sequencer, I chose each instrument such as a bass guitar, then painstakingly selected individual notes in a four-beat measure to make several different short-pattern sequences.

    DIY: Creating music on your iPhone

  • I was also aware of the four-beat club sound being a trend at that time.

    Guest in SA: POLYSICS | Missions Unknown

  • Sammy set to work, falling into an easy four-beat rhythm of snip and move, pause and touch.

    Hi-Ya!

  • So you might have something that's a four-beat cycle or an eight-beat cycle, a seven-beat cycle.

    Saxophone Stylings, With A South-Asian Flair

  • Nicholson Baker bursts into our poetry series with a passion for form, a longing for four-beat rhythms a la Kipling and rhymes of the kind that Ira Gershwin and Dr. Seuss learned from Swinburne.

    Christopher Lydon: The Anthologist: Pining For The Four-Beat Rhythm Poem

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