#1
pretty much every song i know is in 4/4 time. im looking to learn something with an odd time signature. preferably any kind of rock/metal, but ill play anything.

suggestions?

EDIT: sorry, forgot to ask earlier, but if you list a song please include the time signature if you know it. thanks.
Last edited by mogan777 at Dec 14, 2008,
#3
Money by Pink Floyd is in 7/8

Also, pretty much anything by Rush
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#4
Do you listen to any Progressive Rock/Metal?


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#8
If I remember right, Money actually changes time signatures. It starts out in 7/8 and goes to 4/4 towards the end. How cool is that?
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Do you listen to any Progressive Rock/Metal?

This. Preferably Dance of Eternity by Dream Theater.
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Money by Pink Floyd is in 7/8

Also, pretty much anything by Rush


Actually it's 7/4
#12
loads of soundgarden, the end of rusty cage is in 19/8
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#14
gyroscope by in flames, the victorious dead by the absence; they both switch around a couple of times
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#15
most anything by the dave brubeck quartet (jazz). they use some weird time signatures. blue rondo a la turk is in 9/8
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This. Preferably Dance of Eternity by Dream Theater.

Lots of good answers, but this is great example of it
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Quote by mogan777
pretty much every song i know is in 4/4 time. im looking to learn something with an odd time signature. preferably any kind of rock/metal, but ill play anything.

suggestions?

Constant Motion, by Dream Theater.

And I believe Money is in 7/4 with a swing time.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

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#21
are dragon force 4/4 if not try them
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#25
^A waltz is hardly odd time.

The intro riff and all repeats of it in Cream's White Room is in 5/4 while the rest is 4/4.

Guys, please be specific when you make your post. It isn't all too helpful to know that Dream Theater uses a lot of odd time if you don't know what the meter is or when it is.
#27
What I do to practice my odd time signature, is taking Odd time beats from drum sites, and follow exactly the accents of the drummer. This lays a strong foundation in understanding how and why odd time signatures work, and also strongly improve ur sense of rhythm.


Totally of topic, but fun worth checking out is studying drum rudiments.

They are (poly)rhythm(ic) practices for the snare drum, but I just replace it with open strings and self made (non musical and musical) riffs.

Polyrhythms can be thought of as 2 musical ideas in 1 bar with different rhythms. A bit like an odd time signature in a normal time signature, or 2 different "feels" in 1.

Triplets is the most well known, but there are others which are very fun and can really spice up ur playing.

Quintuplets are very fun to start with(5 notes to 1 beat)

in 4/4 it would be

1-2-3-4-5|1-2-3-4-5|-1-2-3-4-5|-1-2-3-4-5|

All the 1's are on the downbeats in a 4/4 and the other numbers are notes. It's hard to practice when u start out, but this is key to how a lot of shred and prog sounds awesome. It also sounds less "mechanical" then the standard 16th's or triplet/sextuplet groupings.

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#28
The Dance Of Eternity by DT uses a ton of odd time signatures. Look up the GP and see yourself! 'Time Out' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is a classic jazz album that was written as an experiment in using odd times. You've probably heard 'Take Five' (in 5/4).
Money by Pink Floyd is in 7/4, the main riff of 'Beyond This Life' by Dream Theater is in 5/4 and 'Full Circle'-the third movement in Dream Theater's Octavarium is in 7/8 (my favorite time sig).
Thats all I can think of off the top of my head.