#1
What distinguishes 11/16 from 11/8?

I distinguish the 2 purely in relationship of the speed of the rest of the song it's in, but is there any other difference?

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#2
If you changed 11/16 into 8ths, it would be 5.5/8 lol
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#3
The pulse of the song I'd say. Just like 6/4 and 6/8 isn't the same thing. Both of those key signatures seem very unlikely though.
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#4
In 11/16, there are eleven sixteenth notes, and in 11/8, there are eleven eighth notes. There's a pretty significant difference.

Take 7/4 and 7/8. If you want to hear 7/4, listen to "Money" by Pink Floyd, and if you want to hear 7/8, plenty of Tool songs use it. 7/4 is counted 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, each count being a beat, but 7/8 is counted the same, except the beats come on 1 3 5 and 7.
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would 11/16 not have 11 16th notes and 11/8 have 11 eighth notes (22 16th notes) to a bar?
Yeah, that's what I said.
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#7
Quote by MapOfYourHead
would 11/16 not have 11 16th notes and 11/8 have 11 eighth notes (22 16th notes) to a bar?

Yes, but the question is what would be the difference between 11/16 at say 200 bpm, and 11/8 at 100 bpm?
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#8
You meant 11/16 @ 100 bpm and 11/8 @ 200 bpm; there is no difference. Being able to write the same riff those two ways allows you to not have to write a riff in 11/8 at 240 bpm, a tempo that is usually faster than you want to use. You could write the riff in 11/16, decrease the tempo to 120, and be good to go.
#9
Quote by bangoodcharlote
You meant 11/16 @ 100 bpm and 11/8 @ 200 bpm.

Of course. Brainfart.
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#10
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Yeah, that's what I said.


i had this open in a new tab for a while before i answered and thus, didnt see your post.

Yes, but the question is what would be the difference between 11/16 at say 200 bpm, and 11/8 at 100 bpm?


i did not know that was the question, seeing that it wasnt mentioned in TS's post.

but bangoodcharlote answered it correctly.
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#11
The two signatures in isolation sound identical if tempos with a ratio of 2:1 are used. When used in a song with multiple signatures, they will sound completely different, as one will be half the speed of the other.
#12
Ah ye thnx.

I used it like that, but I wondered if there maybe was another difference in pulses, like 6/8 to 6/4 etc.

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Ah ye thnx.

I used it like that, but I wondered if there maybe was another difference in pulses, like 6/8 to 6/4 etc.


A really easy way to tell the pulses is how the notes are grouped. In 6/4 the eighths are grouped into six groups of 2, implying simple sextuple time. In 6/8 the eighths are grouped into 2 groups of three, implying compound duple time.
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A really easy way to tell the pulses is how the notes are grouped. In 6/4 the eighths are grouped into six groups of 2, implying simple sextuple time. In 6/8 the eighths are grouped into 2 groups of three, implying compound duple time.



That I know;

I wondered if there was a difference in this in particular with 11/16 to 11/8.

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That I know;

I wondered if there was a difference in this in particular with 11/16 to 11/8.


Only tempo.