Metrical Cycle

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The metrical cycle is the “coordinated set of periodicities (as well as their graphic representation) that make up a particular attentional state, typically involving beats, beat subdivisions, and measures” (London, 2012: 96).

In London’s graphical system of representing meter, the metrical cycle is the entire graph, containing all of the subcycles.

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