John Paul Ito

Focal Impulse Theory : Chapter 1

John Paul Ito (2021) Focal Impulse Theory:

Musical Expression, Meter, and the Body

Chapter 1 Media Examples:

Chapter 5 includes two kinds of media example: commercial recordings found on Spotify and recordings found on YouTube.

Examples on Spotify:

If you click on the embedded playlist below, follow the link to open the playlist in Spotify; tracks will play from random starting points in the embedded player.

Spotify URI (copy this into the search field in Spotify): spotify:playlist:2Bq7d93FYrwZ4JtCf8yqNl

Start Times:

For the excerpt from La Traviata, start at 2:49 (or start at 2:39 for a parallel passage in which accompaniment voices are more clearly audible).

For the excerpt from the Overture to Die Fledermaus, start at 3:18.

Examples on Streaming Video:

Yo-Yo Ma Masterclass

Benjamin Zander TED Talk