rhythmic layering

rhythmic layering

[′rith·mik ′lā·ər·iŋ]
(geology)
A type of layering in an igneous intrusion which is easily observable and in which there is repetition of zones of varying composition.
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Over time, Brewbaker began working on "Fox Valley Suite," a complex piece for young students with vast rhythmic layering.
The struggle renews and the complex rhythmic layering increases, to the most crucial moment of the sonata form, the moment when the development must resolve--the re-transition.
African American "swing" is not, as some Eurocentric musicologists would try to characterize in Western musical paradigms, syncopation,(6) nor does it have a "tripleted feel." Rather, it is a hybrid concept of time/pulse and rhythm: the result of the miscegenation between West African triple meter and multiple rhythmic layering with Western European duple meter and singular rhythm.