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n. Music
The use or an instance of simultaneous contrasting rhythms.

pol′y·rhyth′mic adj.


(Music, other) music of or relating to polyrhythm; characterized by different rhythms
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Liebermann creates polyrhythmic effects impossible for a single player; sensitive execution of these passages will likely present the greatest challenges and rewards in performance.
Second, African drumming is polyrhythmic and involves call-and-response, audience participation, and other forms of communal creativity and so consequently improves the interactive musical and interpersonal skills of American students.
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A good mate of mine who used to drum for The Style Council got me involved in a tribute concert at Shepherds Bush Empire in honour of Ginger Baker," he said - namechecking the polyrhythmic percussionist who made up the other third of Cream.
In Bishop, what has been called her "Shaker plainness" facilitates the imposition of Carter's modulating and polyrhythmic elements.
Translated through manipulation with these polyrhythmic patterns, visuals and songs Foley would like the audience to be able to evoke thought and emotion as he shares his take and experience of each location.
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The band's bubbling guitar rhythms, popping bass, polyrhythmic percussion, and horn arrangements concoct a fusion of the MGs and Motown's Funk Brothers with Tower of Power and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Tracing its origin to the Detroit of the 90s, those who have found some basic understanding of this unique sound can hear its earliest reverberations in the fundamental beats of the jungles of Africa and its polyrhythmic musical tradition.
There are six chapters: recovering the creole synthesis; the creole synthesis in the New World; Long Island and the Lower East Side; minstrelsy's material culture; melody's polyrhythmic polysemic possibilities; akimbo culture.
Compositions include an intimate rendition of the quintessential "Alone Together", an exploration of Cole Porter's "Love For Sale" and a deep soulful re-discovery of Compay Segundo's "Chan Chan"; as well as in Camilo's own words, "my take on the perpetual polyrhythmic intricacies of 'Take Five' - as a personal nod of admiration and awe to the legacy of legendary master Dave Brubeck.