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Rhythmic features

This is from the opening of a Haydn symphony – the melody is highly syncopated against the bass part, which is on the beat:


Dotted rhythms
These vigorous dotted rhythms are from a quintet by Brahms:


Swung quavers
In this extract from a Bix Beiderbecke number you can clearly hear the uneven quavers (long/short):

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