#1
I was listening to a song and one part was in 15/16 time (I'm not kidding). I know that 4/4 is "simple duple" and 9/8 is "compound triple" etc... but what is the name for 15/16 time? How do you determine the name of a meter that has a 16 in the denominator?

Also, what about 17/16 (also in the song)?
#2
If I'm not mistaken they are referred to as complex time.
So come on in
it ain't no sin
take off your skin
and dance around in your bones

#3
that times really not that uncommon.

It would be "compound pentuple" and an asymmetrical meter. The 16 is kinda like the 8 in that the next note up, dotted, is the beat... still compound.
#4
I don't expect it would be uncommon to a Periphery fan! I think i get what your saying, I just wasnt sure if the 16 changed things. Thanks a lot, man. Any thoughts on 17/16 time?
#5
Quote by rhcpfan93
I don't expect it would be uncommon to a Periphery fan! I think i get what your saying, I just wasnt sure if the 16 changed things. Thanks a lot, man. Any thoughts on 17/16 time?

They, actually, don't use that many uncommon sigs! Most of their stuff can be fit into 4/4 pretty easily if you're ok with syncopation (much like their biggest influence, Meshuggah).

17/16 would be an additive meter/asymmetrical meter.
#8
Quote by rhcpfan93
You are too smart.

I didn't know sucking up existed on UG, especially towards regular people(non mods)