#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs

Apparently it's in 5/4, and well the drums aren't what I'm used to. Frankly I never listen to jazz so I wouldn't know, but wouldn't you just count it 1 2 3 4 5 (quarter notes) ? Perhaps I'm just used to rock/metal drums where its mostly 4/4 with accented 2 and 4 beats. To be honest I don't know much about drums either
#3
You should tap your foot kind of fast like eighth notes it seems for five beats. that's an awkward time signature...
#4
1/4= 1
2/4 = 1,2
3/4 = 1,2,3
4/4 = 1,2,3,4
5/4 = 1,2,3,4,5
6/4 = 1,2,3,4,5,6
etc.

Simple, right?
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#5
usually for a 4/4/ beat I would tap on the 1st and 3rd beats, while in a 5/4 beat I think of it as a 4/4 beat with an extra beat at the end, so it would be on the 1st and 3rd beats still, kind of like "one-two one-two-three, one-two one-two-three, one-two one-two-three" etc.
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#6
One two three four five

If you listen to the song (most other 5/4s are the same btw) you here the accents on the 1 and 4.
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#7
Just count to 5 man, get out of the habit of accentuating the 4 so much, literally once you've done it for a little while, you'll be able to feel the rhythm a bit more 'musically', its just cause ur so used to 4/4
#8
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#9
There was a Gorillaz song called "5/4" and that was because of the time used on it. Good song, but it's a rock 5/4 song so maybe that'd be easier to tap to than a jazz one.
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#10
iv got a mate whos a drummer who counts it ONE two ONE two three
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#11
Frankly, it doesnt matter what you tap at all as long you have 5 counts in one measure.
ONE two THREE four five
ONE two three FOUR five

I played a song many times with one TWO three FOUR FIVE...whatever.

It depends on what you want it to sound like.
#12
Quote by elvenkindje
One two three four five

If you listen to the song (most other 5/4s are the same btw) you here the accents on the 1 and 4.


+1
Most 5/4 and 5/8 songs are 3+2
Occasionally, you'll get 2+3, and even 2+2+1.
In complex time signatures, it feels more natural for the irregular beat to be the "upbeat" (e.g. 3+3+2 or 2+2+3), but this isn't always what you want.

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Frankly, it doesnt matter what you tap at all as long you have 5 counts in one measure.
ONE two THREE four five
ONE two three FOUR five

I played a song many times with one TWO three FOUR FIVE...whatever.

It depends on what you want it to sound like.



Yes it does. This song sounds to me to be clearly 3+2. It's unmusical to tap 2+3 in this case, in the same way that you wouldn't tap 3/4 in a 6/8: it contradicts the feel of the music. It doesn't mean that 2+3 doesn't work in other cases, just not this one.
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#13
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+1
Yes it does. This song sounds to me to be clearly 3+2. It's unmusical to tap 2+3 in this case, in the same way that you wouldn't tap 3/4 in a 6/8: it contradicts the feel of the music. It doesn't mean that 2+3 doesn't work in other cases, just not this one.


I was unclear, i meant 5/4 in general cause this guy was talking about his drummer friend tapping something else