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- n. The articulation of two bars in triple time as if they were three bars in duple time.
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The original traditional Ukrainian text used a device, known as hemiola, in the rhythm (alternating the accents within each measure from 3/4 to 6/8 and back again).
That's that hemiola, where you've got three notes, but you're playing them in the space of two beats.
Both musicians relished the dancing hemiola figures in the third movement, shifts of the downbeat between duple and triple groupings, and played with impressive bravura and accuracy.
The result is a whirling kaleidoscope of cross-rhythms, with prominent use of hemiola technique, in which two bars of a fast triple time become three slower beats.
Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez take their freaky instruments six-string baritone ukulele and mutant bass guitar on the road for this smash-and-grab video of a pounding piece of hemiola-ridden art rock about emotional claustrophobia.
Reb for the link): "L'Orchestra du Roi Soleil, Raymond Scott, Sibelius, Mozart, The Beach Boys 'song In My Room, and the gravicèmbalo col piano e forte all make appearances in Cadaver Dogs, as well musical terms like hemiola and tactus."