Wikipedia gives a complicated answer with no examples. Could someone explain in proper English?


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I'm not sure of the term "isometer" in music. There is a similar term: "isorhythm" which is a technique of using the same rhythmic structure, usually short 4-7 or so notes, against a fixed pitch-pattern. For example, using 4 notes such as C-A-G E (but not played as quietly as the original) with a rhythm of half-whole-half- whole-hole would lead to a 20 note repeating pattern. This was quite popular in the 1200-1400 period.

Homorhythm is often used to mean the same rhythm in all parts like block chords for with hymns.

  • Would you know of any examples? I think I would understand if better with an example
    – user71207
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 2:55
  • youtube.com/… Note the pattern begins on different parts of a measure.
    – ttw
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 3:30

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