Rhythm. Sound organised over time.
Anacrusis – An up-beat at the start of a piece of music.
Off-beat / Syncopation – Accents on weaker beats.
Metre / Pulse – The repeating pattern of strong and weak beats in music.
Rest / Silence – The gaps between the sound!
Cross-rhythm, Polyrhythm – Many different rhythms played at the same time.
Swung / Swing Rhythm – Jazz rhythm where notes are performed with unequal durations.
Tala (Indian) – Rhythmic pattern in Indian music.
Keteg, gongan – Rhythmic units found in Gamelan music.
Clave – The distinctive two bar rhythmic pattern found in salsa (son) music.
Chaal – The dotted rhythm found in Bhangra.