Polyrhythms are a rare gem in music. They appear in a range of contexts from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to tribal African music. Polyrhythm refers to multiple rhythms happening at the same time, for example having one melody playing three beats per bar while another melody plays four beats in the same bar. This is a little melody I wrote where most of the time the bass notes are playing in three time and the high notes are in four time.
Sam Palmer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mathematical Institute.