#1
Can i wear this kind of time signature in a rock song 8/4?
Most people use 4/4 in rock , but i have songs that fit well with that time signature 8/4.
Im i doing something out of rules?

Can you show me some songs with that time signature
#2
There are no rules. If you understand how 8/4 works and it sounds good then there are no problems.
Oh yeah.

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#3
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Can i wear this kind of time signature in a rock song 8/4?
Most people use 4/4 in rock , but i have songs that fit well with that time signature 8/4.
Im i doing something out of rules?

Can you show me some songs with that time signature



Yup. You can. There's nothing against it.
It's really just two measures of 4/4. I don't know how the accents would be aside from the 1, 3, 5, and 7.
#5
If it sounds good to you, screw theory. Some of the best songs are the ones where conventions have been broken. I have Grade 6 in music theory, so I can say this, but when you know the theory, breaking it to make something sound good is so much more satisfying, than sticking to the rules that have worked for others.
#6
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is there any rock songs with 8/4?

Dream Theater - Burning My Soul is in 8/4
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#8
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maybe, I really don't know what you have in 8/4 that wouldn't fit in 4/4 though.


is a chord pogression like this: D-F#-Bm-G
a kind of happy dancing rock.
#10
the bass will be like this, in this case is in 4/4, but sound better on 8/4.
The guitar chords only appear once on the begining of the 8/4 bar



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#11
there isn't really a reason to have 8/4...it is the same as 2 measures of 4/4
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If it sounds good to you, screw theory. Some of the best songs are the ones where conventions have been broken. I have Grade 6 in music theory, so I can say this, but when you know the theory, breaking it to make something sound good is so much more satisfying, than sticking to the rules that have worked for others.


Grade 7, watcha gonna do?

just kidding, i second what dim5th said
#13
Quote by DiminishedFifth
So?


So, I know how music theory works? Maybe it wasnt needed for me to specify, but I assumed that I'd get flamed to hell for saying "screw theory", like a noob would, without having any theory knowledge and just dismissing it.

I was only sharing my opinion that when you have a basic grasp of theory, its great when you make an unconventional progression, scale or time signature work in an approachable context.

Maybe you have a higher level of theory knowledge than me, but that doesn't warrent a blunt "So?", when I try and make a point.
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Quote by Stud_Muffin
So, I know how music theory works? Maybe it wasnt needed for me to specify, but I assumed that I'd get flamed to hell for saying "screw theory", like a noob would, without having any theory knowledge and just dismissing it.

I was only sharing my opinion that when you have a basic grasp of theory, its great when you make an unconventional progression, scale or time signature work in an approachable context.

Maybe you have a higher level of theory knowledge than me, but that doesn't warrent a blunt "So?", when I try and make a point.

No one was going to flame you for anything. I've made that point myself many-a-time.

It's just that no one here cares what level theory you have... as long as you give good information. I could understand if (in the case of) an argument were to arise and you'd want to show your "credentials"...

Just tryin' to say, it doesn't matter. And, honestly, I have no idea how high my level of theory is. Here in the States we don't have Grades... we just have an AP test :/

Wanna know an interesting fact? At some point in time, Bach has broken every single one of his "rules".
#15
Bach is my homeboy
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that would work great to carry my mics and mic cables is look like a nerd at the same time
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#18
Its 4/4, why try and break away from the herd?
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#19
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there isn't really a reason to have 8/4...it is the same as 2 measures of 4/4


the only reason is the strong beat of the chord at the begining of bar 8/4.
If the beat is 4/4, thers two bars for a strong chord.(not necessary, better count 12345678 )
thats the only logical thought i have.
...maybe i´m wrong
#20
Quote by SixStringSting
the only reason is the strong beat of the chord at the begining of bar 8/4.
If the beat is 4/4, thers two bars for a strong chord.(not necessary, better count 12345678 )
thats the only logical thought i have.
...maybe i´m wrong

You're not wrong... it's just... superfluous.
#22
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You're not wrong... it's just... superfluous.

it´s easier that being 1234 1234 etc.
the same 8/4 for this one:



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#24
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I have Grade 6 in music theory, so I can say this


Where do you get a grade for music theory?
#25
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Where do you get a grade for music theory?


Well, I'm in the UK, so I don't know how it works if you're in the US, for example, but ABRSM, as well as others, i think, let you take grades in theory as well as practical.
I had to get grade 3 to get on my music course at college, but I kept going, because I enjoyed it, and a grade 5 minimum is expected at many universities.