Hemiola

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Definition

A rhythmic device giving the impression of a piece of music changing from duple (2) to triple (3) time, or vice versa. Sometimes placed at the end of a piece to act as a kind of rallentando.

Examples


Learn about this rhythmic device from David Kulma.


Notice how the metre seems to alter at the cadences.

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