2handband wrote:guitarrista wrote:2handband wrote:Doesn't matter. A list of rhythms would literally look like:
1) quarter note
2) eighth note
3) half note
Hmmm... Those are (relative) sound durations. There is no "rhythmic" difference between the three "rhythms". You have to provide a sequence of them and assume other things, like maybe the sound has a sharp attack at the beginning; also what is important for rhythmic patterns is the duration between successive attacks, not the duration of the sound itself (i.e. 16th note + 16th rest + 16th note + 16th rest is the same as two 8th notes).
Literally defined that's all rhythm is; the relative duration of musical sounds.
Who defines it that way? Or are you agreeing with me above? Not sure. My point was that the three examples you provided (assuming they are repeated notes) are the same rhythm, not three different ones.