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  • That's quite a loss. The Geometry of Musical Rhythm is a wonderful book. The aesthetic value he ascribes to the tresillo, well, you can take it or leave it, and if you choose to leave it then it's still a fantastic book with a wealth of ideas, excel…
  • It's a bit weedy from a technical (though not musical) standpoint, and you can track down some neat animations of stick figures dancing: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/mp.2010.28.1.59?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents (It's Toivianen et. al, "Embodi…
  • I should have asked this a long time ago! I agree that 1-e-&-a is easily grasped and already widely known, but it doesn't make refering to "the & of all four beats" easy to refer to, and this is pretty critical for me. I like the 4.1, 4.2, e…
  • Hi Trevor, Thanks for starting this discussion. I’m glad you’ve been so active in print, as I’ve deeply appreciated and admired your scholarship over the these last many years. I can’t complain about my own rate of success with the SMT program, but …
  • Thanks for these excellent suggestions everyone! I think I'll be able to incorporate many of them. Something I could have made more clear: since it's a non-major course, most of the students don't read music and there isn't time to teach them. So I'…