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Beating Time & Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Roger Mathew Grant

Oxford Studies in Music Theory

  • Maintains a distinctive focus on meter and rhythm within the history of music theory
  • Includes an in-depth discussion on a rarely-studied body of theory on tempo
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the history of music theory through inclusion of studies on the history of aesthetics, mathematics, and natural philosophy
  • Pioneers a new approach to analysis that reflects changing concepts in intellectual history
  • Draws on a unique combination of archival research, close readings, and engagement with contemporary music theory

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