Hemiola- simple definition please?

I know basically what a hemiola is but please could someone give me a simple definition as I am finding it hard to put without writing an essay!! Thank you :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    A hemiola is a rhythmic re-grouping of two sets of triplets, into 3 sets of duplets. Best example - the song America, from West Side Story. Say the following out loud, with all the numbers the same length of time: ONE two three ONE two three ONE two ONE two ONE two. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Source(s): MM in Music Theory.
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    3 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    Hemiola- simple definition please?

    I know basically what a hemiola is but please could someone give me a simple definition as I am finding it hard to put without writing an essay!! Thank you :)

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