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By Andrew Keen

"Digital Vertigo offers an articulate, measured, contrarian voice opposed to a sea of hype approximately social media. As an avowed know-how optimist, I'm thankful for prepared who makes me cease and imagine ahead of committing myself absolutely to the social revolution." —Larry Downes, writer of The Killer App In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today’s social media revolution because the so much wrenching cultural transformation because the business Revolution. Fusing a fast moving historic narrative with front-line tales from today’s online networking revolution and opinions of "social" businesses like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us instead of establishing the sunrise of a brand new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of existence within the social media age, prepared says, is the incompatibility among our net longings for neighborhood and friendship and our both robust wish for on-line person freedom. via exposing the shallow middle of social networks like fb, Andrew willing indicates us that  the extra electronically attached we develop into, the lonelier and no more strong we appear to be.<I></I>  

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Speed Bumps and Rhythmic Phrases A composition traveling along at a set meter and tempo can get boring or even exhausting after awhile. That’s another reason why it’s a good idea to break up the rhythmic landscape with a few bumps along the way — to keep things interesting or keep your listener awake. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” offers a familiar example of varying the rhythmic landscape in order to throw things off a little bit (Figure 4-3). Ode to Joy # & 44 œ œ œ œ 1 Figure 4-3: Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” clips along regularly until you get to the end of the twelfth measure.

Bear with us for one more example as we now syncopate the original melody (Figure 4-10). Chapter 4: Rhythm and Mood Figure 4-10: “Shave and a Haircut” — syncopated and front phrased. 4 & 4 ‰ Jœ œ œ œ bœ œ œ œ ‰ œ ‰ œJ J Œ Syncopation Notice in Figure 4-10 how the “syllabic emphasis” is not where the strong natural beats are. Syncopation is basically about putting the emphasis on the wrong syllable. That doesn’t mean it’s “wrong,” though. Syncopation just makes things a bit different, surprising, and spicy.

It could be anything from the rhythm of a washing machine to the sound of your breathing or heartbeat. Maybe your engine makes an interesting Chapter 4: Rhythm and Mood rhythm when it starts in the morning. Maybe your dog barks in a rhythmic pattern. Maybe someone is hammering down the street or your door or mailbox makes a rhythmic creaking noise. Whatever it is, if it has rhythm, you can use it in your composition. 2. Notice the tempo of your walking. Most people settle into a habitual pace when they walk.

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