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ok im composing a classical piece and as i tabbed out the intro on guitar pro the only way to get it to sound right was 19/16 time signature. i wasnt going for that but now im stuck. HOw do i count that?
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I used to have similar issues. If my former problems are similar to yours, you have to think in triplets. Maybe post up the piece so far on your profile and we'll help you figure it out.
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Don't count it, with something that complex you'll probably just confuse yourself. Just "feel" it, you'll probably find it easier that way.
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Don't count it, with something that complex you'll probably just confuse yourself. Just "feel" it, you'll probably find it easier that way.

well so far im doing good on composing it and feeling it but id like to know how to count it to make writing it on guitar pro easier.
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Don't count it, with something that complex you'll probably just confuse yourself. Just "feel" it, you'll probably find it easier that way.

This is the best way to do it. It's to fast to sub-divide the beats, so this is your best bet.

Just write it as it is. Or are you trying to write drums for it or something..? Cause that could be difficult.
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hahaha no just guitar. its a classical piece im composing. it has a lot of dotted 8th notes at 120bpm. ive figured that i can somewhat work with 1 2 3 4 123 basically Q Q Q Q E.
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19/16 lol. Strange.


Not that strange. Refer to Celestial Terrestrial Commuters by The Mahavishnu Orchestra.


I think that alternates 18 and 19/16, if I remember correctly.
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hahaha no just guitar. its a classical piece im composing. it has a lot of dotted 8th notes at 120bpm. ive figured that i can somewhat work with 1 2 3 4 123 basically Q Q Q Q E.


Why not notate it as two alternating time signatures?

Maybe 3/4 then 7/16?
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If you wrote it on an instrument than you can already play it so it doesn't matter, if not, good ****ing luck.
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Why not notate it as two alternating time signatures?

Maybe 3/4 then 7/16?

+1

even simpe time signatures like 5/4 are much easier to count if you just count 12312 instead of 12345
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+1

even simpe time signatures like 5/4 are much easier to count if you just count 12312 instead of 12345


I got an even better one.

Never lose focus of the "1" beat and you can play through almost anything if it's within ur technical range ofcourse.

I learned this from my guitarteacher, and once again practice is the key.

Tell me how often do you count 4/4?

You can develop a "feel" for weird time signatures the same way as 4/4.

Currently I got a solid "feel" for most weird time signatures. Practicing polyrhythms helped because most of them are 16th's so they are impossible too count unless you have a shred tongue

I learned the "feels" of them in this order:

4/4(obvious)
3/4
6/8
5/4
6/4
7/4
7/8
3/8, 4/8, 5/8

I suggest further odd meters to learn using the above list, because most of the accents in an odd signature other then I put above are usually stacked meters if you look at the accents.

Examples;

9/9 could be three times 3/8 (1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3)
11/8 could be 6/8 + 5/8 (1,2,3 1,2,3 ,1,2,3, 1,2)
etc.

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+1

once ull get u to it then it feel fine

it took away for me to get like this one song by NiN in 29/8
it was march of the pigs i think

but i just split it in to 7/8 x3 then one 8/8



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