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Feeling Time

Jared Taylor —  October 20, 2014 — Leave a comment

Tele Time

It’s hard to overstate the importance of time in music. On a macro level, time is about tempo: how fast or slow is a song and are we following it. But on the micro level, we can talk about something called “time feel”: the subtle way musicians interpret time as they subdivide beats.

Subdividing beats simply means dividing larger beats into smaller beats. Whole notes can be divided into half notes, then quarters, eighths, sixteenths, thirty-secondths and so on. Mathematically speaking, these subdivisions are very simple to place on a grid. But human beings subdivide beats in our heads, we don’t always do it with flawless mathematical exactness. Subtly and often unconsciously, we push and pull certain beats in a pattern that is repeatable, but hard to deconstruct. Continue Reading…

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Through high school I worked at a music store, mostly in the guitar department. I can’t tell you how many times a client would bring in a relatively new acoustic guitar, complaining that it was distorting or had no sound coming out. A familiar call and answer would then ensue:

Me: “did you check the battery?”

Customer:  “it has a battery?!”

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(This is just a quick update on where I’ve been and some thoughts that you can be expecting from me over the next little while)

It’s been a few weeks since I have contributed anything on here. I’ve actually been out of the office to be with my family as we said our final goodbyes to my dad who has been on a journey through cancer for the past number of years.

I had lots of time to think. Lots of time to consider what it means to worship as we sang together by his bed. I’m wrestling with the reality of the separation of our souls from our physical bodies, and what that means now for a man who loves God and is able to worship Him in his actual presence.

I believe the foundation of my understanding of worship has been shaken and strengthened in this season. I’m excited to be in dialogue about this with you all as we press on to worship our God as best we can in our physical bodies.