In Music Education, In the Context of Measuring Beats, Anacrusic Examples Prepared with Simple Time Signature


7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.2403-2406 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 197
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.301
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.2403-2406


Measures or bars in music are beats grouped into larger units. This uniting can be taught in a short time theoretically, however; in performance, perception of time notion has an active part to sense music. This sense can be learnt by using different implementations. In this paper, in the context of measuring beats, music examples which were prepared anacrusic form and emphasize the last beat of the measure will be presented to examine. The importance of the measurement perception is not only the beat, but also the connection between the beat and the beat after. Thereby, anacrusic form is to be perceived for improving the ability of musicality. Aim of the educational music examples is to ensure the internalization of the musical time notion, and to enhance the connection of the music's rhythm and the natural human rhythm. In this paper, measuring beats will be discussed in terms of crusis (downbeat), metacrusis (middle beat) and anacrusis (upbeat) beats. Unique created music examples in anacrusic form which were prepared with simple time signatures will be presented in this paper. Musical phrase and its form by emphasizing upbeats will be clearly explained with examples. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.