Definition and background:
The art of performing music in a way that allows each phrase to be conceived as a single unit. This involves breathing in the correct places, crescendoing and decrescendoing in the correct places, and using rhythm, dynamics, and musicianship to give the music shape.
How drum beats are distributed by the player around the drums in context to the song or drum solo.
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Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary