Beat (Tactus) Preserving Polymeters (Video Resources)

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Two rhythms ♩ ♪♩ and ♩ ♪♩ ♪ as a beat preserving polymeter

 What are they?

Beat (tactus) preserving polymeters - are rhythms with different time signatures played in step with each other. All the beats are the same size, or are multiples of two, four (or other power of two) of each other.

Sometimes these beat preserving polymeters are just called polymeters for short. Actually, polymeter is a word used more generally for any way of combining rhythms with different measure or beat size or both. A polyrhythm with the measures all the same size is a "measure preserving polymeter".


Playlist of beat perserving polymeter videos

Use these videos as a resource

You can use any of these videos as a resource for your own website or wikis, or make more of them yourself - see Add videos like these to your own site

Play these rhythms and animations at any tempo with Bounce Metronome

Bounce Metronome Pro is a wonderful tool to help you to practise these and many more rhythms at any tempo, including changing tempo. The bounce visuals help you to see the rhythms clearly and keep in time with all the rhythms in the polyrhythm.

To find out more visit the Polymeters and Rhythm Phasing page for Bounce Metronome Pro