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Chapter 9. Minimalism > Chapter 9. Minimalism - Pg. 155

Minimalism 155 Figure 9.3. minimal1, Score view · Load minimal2. Repeating two or more rhythmic patterns of different lengths simultaneously is another technique. In minimal2 (Figures 9.4, 9.5 and 9.6) the first right hand piano part is two bars long and is repeated twice making a total of six bars. The left hand part, however, is only one and a half bars long and has to be repeated three times to finish along with the right hand part. When both parts are viewed together in the Score editor, we see seven bars of music in 4/4. The result is rather hypnotic and although the music is repetitive no two measures are the same.