#1
Hey UG,

I never learned how to count/figure out time signatures probably, but I have a feeling this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a9tJEilBYg
Isn't in plain old 4/4.

It's really "comfortable feeling" to count out the main intro riff as
one two three four five six seven eight nine
one two three four five six seven eight nine

so 9/4?
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#2
It's in 4/4; listen to the drums.

Actually maybe it's three measures of 4/4 and then one measure of 6/4.
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#4
It's 4/4 except there's an extra beat at the end of the refrain riff - so one bar of 5/4 at the end of each iteration of it.
#5
So no matter how "long" the riff sounds you always listen to the drums to determine the time signature?

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Either that or alternating 4/4 and 5/4

...which is pretty much the same thing


yeah that's what I thought. 4/4 + 5/4 = 9/4
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#6
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So no matter how "long" the riff sounds you always listen to the drums to determine the time signature?

Not the drums per se, but where the accents are.

I didn't listen to the song, but if the accents are

ONE two THREE four ONE two THREE four ONE two THREE four five

Then it's 2 bars of 4/4 and one of 5/4.
#7
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yeah that's what I thought. 4/4 + 5/4 = 9/4


No, it's not in 9; it's a bar of 4/4 followed by a bar of 5/4. Listen to the phrasing. The extra beat at the end is simply used as a kind of transition.