#1
What are some songs that are Punk, Alternative, or somewhere in that general area that are in 3/4, 6/8, or any other form of that (obviously, if you can find a song in 12/16, that works)? The reason I'm asking is I wanted to study the drums of 3/4 a bit, so I can mess around with it and get used to the feel. The only song I can think of right now that fits that is My Name Is Jonas.
The idea I'm going to mess with is just going to be straight eighth notes each measure on guitar and bass for the most part, mainly changing notes every measure, which makes it more 6/8, right?
#2
critical acclaim has some parts in 3/4, mainly the bridge/first solo part. not exactly punk or alternative but it's the only thing I can come up with
#3
Well, before you do move it or anything:

There are completely different feels to both tempos. in 3/4, there are 3 big beats: Counted 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 and so on. 6/8, on the other hand, has 2 big beats: ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six-ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six and so on. It all depends on how they're counted, both signatures have different feels, as I said. Saying that using 8th notes makes it 6/8 instead of 3/4 isn't true at all.
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Well, before you do move it or anything:

There are completely different feels to both tempos. in 3/4, there are 3 big beats: Counted 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 and so on. 6/8, on the other hand, has 2 big beats: ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six-ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six and so on. It all depends on how they're counted, both signatures have different feels, as I said. Saying that using 8th notes makes it 6/8 instead of 3/4 isn't true at all.
I wasn't saying it because of the eighth notes, I was saying it because of the change in the chord every measure; can that work with both?
#7
"The Riverboat Song" by Ocean Colour Scene
The songs riff is in 6/4 while the chorus then hoofs into 6/8.
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#8
Chemical Warfare by Dead Kennedys has a 3/4 part in it, near the end. It has a waltzy, polka-ish feel to it. 3/4 is more for this kind of thing, whereas 6/8 is more versatile. Its used a lot in metal. Go liten to Fear Of The Dark by Iron Maiden. That has a really noticeable change to 6/8 in one of the choruses.
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I wasn't saying it because of the eighth notes, I was saying it because of the change in the chord every measure; can that work with both?

Well no offense, but I don't understand that at all. Explain?
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#11
Thrice - The Weight.

Do it. Good 3/4 song for drums
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Well no offense, but I don't understand that at all. Explain?
I'm not even sure where I got that idea. Let me explain what I'm looking at now, and tell me which time it's in.

The guitar is playing chords, most likely powerchords until the lead comes in playing octave chords. The specific powerchord he's play (as in, what note it's rooted at) changes every measure for the most part.
The bass just follows this with eighth notes.
The drum beat would be based off of this:

HH|o-----o-----|
Sn|----x-------|
BD|x-x---x-x-x-|


Pretty bland, I know, but this is just to get used to the feel. Which key would you say that fits into better, or could it go to either?
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3/4 is a common time signiture. it has a straight feel.

"1 and 2 and 3 and 1 and 2 and 3 and..."

it is famed for being the backbeat of polka/waltz tunes.

6/8 is a compound time signiture.

"ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six..."

this gives a triplet / swing feel.
it's used all over the place; i've often found that it can be very folky.
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I'm not even sure where I got that idea. Let me explain what I'm looking at now, and tell me which time it's in.

The guitar is playing chords, most likely powerchords until the lead comes in playing octave chords. The specific powerchord he's play (as in, what note it's rooted at) changes every measure for the most part.
The bass just follows this with eighth notes.
The drum beat would be based off of this:

HH|o-----o-----|
Sb|----x-------|
BD|x-x---x-x-x-|


Pretty bland, I know, but this is just to get used to the feel. Which key would you say that fits into better, or could it go to either?

I think that's 6/8, but me not being an actual drummer, mind telling me what Sb stands for? I know BD is bass drum and HH is hi-hat though, right? >.>
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I think that's 6/8, but me not being an actual drummer, mind telling me what Sb stands for? I know BD is bass drum and HH is hi-hat though, right? >.>


I imagine snare, but I could be wrong.

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Quote by herby190
I'm not even sure where I got that idea. Let me explain what I'm looking at now, and tell me which time it's in.

The guitar is playing chords, most likely powerchords until the lead comes in playing octave chords. The specific powerchord he's play (as in, what note it's rooted at) changes every measure for the most part.
The bass just follows this with eighth notes.
The drum beat would be based off of this:

HH|o-----o-----|
Sb|----x-------|
BD|x-x---x-x-x-|


Pretty bland, I know, but this is just to get used to the feel. Which key would you say that fits into better, or could it go to either?

Well it's a bit weird that you're putting the snare on the third beat rather than the fourth, so I'm not really sure. I think it would probably come across as 6/8, although if you only played the first half it would be 3/4.
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I think that's 6/8, but me not being an actual drummer, mind telling me what Sb stands for? I know BD is bass drum and HH is hi-hat though, right? >.>
Sorry, I meant Sn, for snare; if you look, they're right next to each other on the keyboard.
#21
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Sorry, I meant Sn, for snare; if you look, they're right next to each other on the keyboard.

Haha, alright. I'd have to agree with Whalepudding, that does actually seem kind of strange... it does come across as 6/8 to me though.
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Haha, alright. I'd have to agree with Whalepudding, that does actually seem kind of strange... it does come across as 6/8 to me though.
Now that I put it on Guitar Pro, it does sound better with the snare with the second loose hit on the hi-hat.....
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Now that I put it on Guitar Pro, it does sound better with the snare with the second loose hit on the hi-hat.....

That's 6/8, for sure.
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