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Polyrhythmlocked

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The superposition of different rhythms or metres. It is an important characteristic of some medieval polyphony (particularly late 14th-century French secular song), and also a common technique of 20th-century composition (used successfully by such composers as Stravinsky, Bartók and Hindemith, as well as in modern jazz). The term is closely related to (and sometimes used synonymously with) ...

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