Rhythm is a more physiological aspect to music. Similar to the mind, we can not see or touch tones in space but with practice we can use our ears to perceive them.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
A tone exists and travels through space and the ear can listen. If the ear perceives this tone the voice can reproduce it. Tomatis and Kodaly realized this, the complete connection between the ear and the voice. Space also exists between two tones even if sounded at the same time. In music we call this an interval.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
All music exists within space and time, one aspect of music related to this is RHYTHM. I could define rhythm as the space between two points and the time at which those points are passed.
Tomatis talked of the 'ear of the body'. Our perception of ourselves in space, our movements being carried out in a balanced, co-ordinated manner. Think of the timing involved in kicking a ball for example.
When teaching a rhythmic phrase to someone whose ear does not function as well as it might, it is clear how fundamental our sense of space(balance) and time(co-ordination) is to the execution of that phrase.
I am in the process of seeing to what extent sound rhythmic tuition helps improve ones balance and co-ordination, and for some result in a different perception of the whole.