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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000692.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Putting a beat to K. 622
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:07:51 -0400

To elaborate on what Matthew is written:

A "beat" comes from the rap/hip hop culture. It originally signifies a
repetitive rhythm track (either with real drums or a drum synthesizer)
added to an existing vocal or spoken rap. As rap artists evolved (please,
no jokes!), they would take existing pieces (often from beyond the rap/hip
hop world) and "remix" (recreate) them by, among many other things, putting
a repetitive rhythm track underneath the existing piece.

So, the simplest way to imagine K622 with a "beat" is to imagine your
favorite local rock and roll drumset player playing along with a recording
of K622. Yeah, I know. Forgive me for I have sinned.

The argument goes that if the students recognize the "beat" they might give
Mozart a chance. To be clear, I have never tried this and hope I never have
to, but desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures.


At 01:01 AM 10/24/2004 +0100, Matthew Lloyd wrote:
>I started this idea of beat to K622. What I meant was some sort of heavy
>"pop" thudding.
>Obviously K622 has a beat.
>I wasn't being serious - I couldn't imagine anyone deciding that adding
>some sort of bass thud to K622 was anything other than sacrilege. I was

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