The Lombard rhythm or Scotch snap is a syncopated musical rhythm in which a short, accented note is followed by a longer one. This reverses the pattern normally associated with dotted notes or notes inégales, in which the longer value precedes the shorter.
- Temperley, Nicholas; Temperley, David (September 2011), Music-Language Correlations and the “Scotch Snap”, Music Perception 29 (1): 51–63, doi:10.1525/mp.2011.29.1.51
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