Rhythm can be generally defined as a “movement marked by the regular succession of weak and strong elements, or of opposite or different conditions”. That is, a flow of movement, controlled or measured, sound or visual, generally produced by an arrangement of different elements of the medium in question.

It is a basic feature of all the arts, especially music, poetry and dance.

In music, most traditional definitions refer to rhythm as a dynamic and organizing force in music. The nature of rhythm is primarily subjective. The idea of regularity defines rhythm, but it is not the only one, since one of the first definitions of rhythm in the history of music is related to its Greek root (rheos, to flow), thus marking a direct relationship with movement. Indeed, we can find multiple definitions that combine movement, order and periodicity in relation to musical rhythm.