Barring It All, Part 1

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Thanks to some perceptive comments on fasola-songwriters and elsewhere, I'm going to revisit my previous post on rhythm and meter.  Two comments that intrigued me were Leah Velleman's idea that there might be a generative theory of rhythm that…

Meter, Rhythm, and the Most Awkward Farewell

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Here's a sequel to my previous post on tune families.  After reading Charles Seeger's article ''Versions and variants of the tunes of 'Barbara Allen,'" I was intrigued by the idea of adding rhythm to my analysis of tune families.  In this…