Kushtrim Avdiu wrote:Could anyone explain what Hemiola means?
The way I understand it, it's a rhythmic figure. If you look at measures from 1 to 5, in each of these, the rhythm goes like this "boom cha cha" (more or less). However, in measure 6 and 7, instead of "boom cha cha/boom cha cha" (2 groups of 3 notes), the figure changes to "boom cha/boom cha/boom cha" (3 groups of 2 beats). Basically, you play triple time as if it is duple time. Personally, I don't think I have that level of control over rhythm/dynamic, so it's nice to know but I simply ignore those markings.