from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In musical theory, a term used by Hugo Riemann (from about 1884) for the general principle, in performance, that dynamic variations are, or should be, combined with slight variations in rhythmical regularity if the full expressiveness of a phrase is to be brought out. What is called tempo rubato (which see, under tempo) belongs to the field of agogics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of agogic.


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