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Glissandi instead of rhythm

Pierre Divenyi wrote:

You can have music on a single note (think of the dijeridoo) but you can't
have music without a rhythmic fluctuation that creates time-bound
expectations in the listener. Which is why I have lots of questions
concerning animal music.

Then you would perhaps also have lots of questions about music of the human animal. Some of them regard whale songs as music, others don't. These songs are usually free from rhythm, and all pitches are glissandi.

It may be worth noting that in Europe glissandi were almost totally
eliminated from music, whereas they have remained ubiquitous in Northern
Africa and Asia (from Marocco to Japan).


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
S-671 95 Klassbol
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