So Im wanting to learn a few Mastadon songs but theyre in "odd" time signatures. I unfortunatelly dont know squat about time signatures. The song Im learning is "Divinations" off of their new album. The time signature is 12/8 so would that mean I count 12 beats and I accent the note on every 8th beat?
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The best tip I can give you is think of it as triplets.. The easiest way to go about a 12/8 pattern without thinking too hard... You can hear it as 123 123 123 123 before the next bar (or 4 sets of triplets..)
such as :

1     2     3     4

This is easy to hear on the track (especially at the begginging of the distrorted guitars)
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