Category Archives: AoS1 Rhythm and Metre

Rhythm and Metre keywords

To succeed in this course you need to be able to use musical vocabulary to describe the music we listen to, your own and other people’s compositions and when discussing performances. This is the full list of keywords that apply to AoS1 Rhythm & Metre.


simple & compound time

regular        irregular           free

augmentation             diminution          hemiola           cross-rhythm

dotted rhythms           triplets         syncopation

tempo        rubato  (1 minute in)      polyrhythm         bi-rhythm