rock to world

These posts are about almost everything that’s not Western classical – rock, folk, jazz, and world (including the classical music of other cultures). It comprises posts from both pulleys and levers (the workings of the music) blogs and what I love blogs.

The beat is odd
Talks about time in music using the Beatles’ Hide Your Love Away as an example.

Here comes the hook
Talks about one hook in the Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun — the way the beat changes.

Time out
Talks about unusual meters — music that has five or seven beats to the bar, like Dave Brubeck’s hit, Time Out.

Gamelan
Introduces the gamelan – music of Bali and Java.

Rich, complex, and beautiful — Lamma Bada
This is about a wonderful old Arabic song, Lamma Bada Yatathanna.

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