by timegrinder 159,485 views
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhmEfwxEIM
NOTE: There is currently no DVD or 4OD release of this series, should there be any future date set for a DVD release i will remove the whole series. If you enjoy the series spread the word and buy any future DVD! ;)
Genre: Documentary - Music Theory
Time: 47:58 (Ads removed)
On: Channel 4 (UK)
Directors: Francis Hanly, David Jeffcock
Release Date: 2006
From the moment our hearts start beating, rhythm is integral to us all. From walking to dancing, from clicking our fingers to tapping our toes, we are all programmed to respond to rhythm. In this film Howard looks at the common rhythmic patterns that have been used by musicians from all cultures, from Brahms to rappers, from the founders of Cuban son to Philip Glass, from Stevie Wonder to Fats Waller.
Why do some rhythms make us want to dance, while others make us feel tranquil? How does rhythm 'work' when there is no obvious pulse, as in much classical music? What links African drumming to J S Bach? Why do virtually all popular singers sing ahead of the beat?
And how is it that a tiny Caribbean island has produced a rhythm that dominates popular music the world over?
by timegrinder 58,519 views
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwig-fJ1t8Q
Rap music. Analyses "Hope" by Twista and Faith Evans. "Rite of Spring" (1912) by Igor Stravinsky. Uses Cuban music as an example of complex and popular dance music which fuses African rhythms with European harmony and local percussion instruments.
Looks at anticipation, using multiple runners and "En Guantanamo".
by timegrinder 49,254 views
Back to Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_jEkNiYFNc
Uses "Killing me Softly" by Roberta Flack to demonstrate the omnipresence of anticipation in popular music. Talks about the importance of Stevie Wonder's work between 1972 and 1976 and shows in "Don't you worry about a thing", how Stevie Wonder uses pulse, tempo, subdivision, accent, swing, cross-rhythm, syncopation, repetition and layering.
Thanks again to peteringlisguitar for providing individual video descriptions.