[…]I'd say percussion. I'm the inexorable drumbeat that keeps each section on time and coordinated as the symphony plays out. With no beat, the rest of it kind of falls apart, doesn't it? And even in places where there is no drumming, the section is still an invisible presence as the rhythm keeping time in your head. That's me!
Rhythm - Rhythm is made up of sounds and silences. These sound and silences are put together to form patterns of sounds which are repeated to create a rhythm. A rhythm has a steady beat, but it may also have different kinds of beats.
An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of the following measure. In other words, this is an impulse in a measured rhythm that immediately precedes, and hence anticipates, the downbeat. It can be the last beat in a bar where that bar precedes a new bar of music. 3. The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.