pogmoor wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:30 pm
The examples you've given are very good ones, and along with the Le Roy above, show a nice variety of early guitar related notation styles.
I take your use of the word rhythm however to mean "meter" insofar as the points you are making. The "rhythm" is a series of pitch articulations (or other notated sounds) as they occur over time (e.g. the non-plucking time in-between plucks, the plucking itself, so to speak, and how this unfolds over time forms the rhythmic
surface of the music).
Once the rhythm is conceived, performed and then perceived as occurring in patterns of emphasis/de-emphasis, e.g. "in 2" or "in 3" you get meter.
With a free-flowing prelude or other similar format, you might say that the piece simply lacks a prescribed meter, but still has rhythmic properties.