Monthly Archives: August 2011

Payton’s Dissertation On Bebop and Hiphop . . .

The notes in Bebop and the lyrics in Hiphop both mean nothing without a syncopated rhythmic cadence. Syncopation : “a temporary displacement of the regular metrical accent in music caused typically by stressing the weak beat.” Syncopation is important in … Continue reading

On The Times In Which We Live . . .

We are in a cultural Dark Ages. *beckoning the pendulum to swing the other way* – Nicholas Payton

On Art Forms . . .

There is no such thing as an “art form” really. There are only artists; form is merely a perception. The movement does not define the artist; it is the artist who defines the movement. – Nicholas Payton