What makes a Rhythm to be Bad

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Engineering, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Computer Science, Kharazmi University, Tehran

3 Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


Deciding whether a musical rhythm is good or not, depends on many factors like geographical conditions of a region, culture, the mood of society, the view of rhythm over years, and so on. In this paper, we want to make a decision from the scientific point of view, using geometric features of rhythms, about bad ones. The researchers who are investigating the relationship between geometry and music, certainly realize that there is a big vacuum in this regard, not using computers to detect a good or bad rhythm. Here, using computer programming and applying geometric features to more than four thousand rhythms, we decide on the bad musical rhythms. Then we present algorithms for deciding about bad rhythms using geometrical features.