Analysis through Rhythmic consideration

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Part One: Displacement and Urgency

Rhythmic Analysis of 'Draw Down'

Each bracketed group of notes on the y-axis (left hand margin) corresponds to one line, consisting of two-1 bar phrases. Each block on the x-axis is an 1/16th note.

 

Displacement: Distance in 1/16th notes from the downbeat to each bar. Indicated with a + or - followed by a number (eg. +4, -2), circled at each entrance.

 

Consistent displacement creates a nice flow, while Varying displacement produces intricasy and unpredictability.

 

Urgency: A shift in displacement, often of the second bar in each 2 bar phrase. Lowering the displacement (bringing the next line closer to the first line) Increases urgency. Indicated with "+/- Urg." 

 

Even number displacements are relatively smoother and less 'cutting' than Odd number displacements. Notice on the line "Control that ho, no voodoo" on the 2nd page.

 

Triplets: Triplets are always slower, rounder, and less urgent.

Draw Down - Y. Thug
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If only I had the willpower to write in each lyric. This is just temporary, as I definitely think the following approach would be much more useful, efficient, and insightful.

Till then, please visit either of these pages, preferably Melodic (if you haven't already), then More.

Created by: Aditya Nirvaan Ranganathan