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  1. having four beats to the measure with the second and fourth beats accented: two-beat jazz.
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Historical Examples

  • Sometimes the two-beat group is first, and sometimes the three-beat one.

    Essentials in Conducting

    Karl Wilson Gehrkens

  • Somewhat later, W. Wackernagel declared himself in favour of the two-beat theory for all Teutonic alliterative verse.

  • He does not enter into the details of the rhythm of the verse, except by pointing out the two-beat cadence of each section.

  • Moreover, the alliteration in all these examples is a further proof of the two-beat character of their rhythm.

  • Only in the last-mentioned poem does the cauda consist of six two-beat sectional verses.