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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Name the time signature.

Not too sure if this will take off, but i thought it would be good to have a thread where we post songs that we can't work out the time signature of.

To begin with, here's a song by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. I really can't work out the time signature of it, i think it's because there is quite a lot going on, and it's difficult to pin down a beat.


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Old 11-30-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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it's in 5

didn't listen to the whole of it but the first proper riffs are in 5
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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this took me a while to work out. It's in 15. or one bar of 6 then 5 then 4
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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this thread should just be dedicated to that awesome song. thanks! now i have a new band to get into.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Everything in this song:

The comments suggest the stripped down groove bit is in something silly like 4/4 over 9/8 but I've no clue if thats true.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:07 AM   #6
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First theme for Exit Sun is (2+3)+(2+2)+(3+2). You could think of it as an additive 9/8 grouped as 2+3+2+2, coupled with a 5/8 grouped as 3+2.

EDIT: Just skipped to about 3 minutes in. The syncopated rhythm is a 9/8 again grouped as 2+3+2+2.
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