#1
I just dont get time signatures. Ive read up on the net but I cant get my head round it I know some are done in 4/4 and some in 3/4 and others too but how do I know what a song is written in if I am listening to the song.
I have no knowledge what so ever so I need simple terms. I was told to listen to the pulse of a song and count that way but I am still confussed. What is the pulse and what is the beat or is it the same thing? also is it just the guitar part i listen to or the singing or drums or bass ohhh I am so confussed. sorry to be so thick I just have no idea.
how Im I meant to know how fast to count and if a song is in 4/4 do you count at the same speed for all 4/4 songs ?
If anyone could tell me a few songs that are in different time signatures like really simple ones that i can listen to to see what im meant to listen out for that would be great.
sorry again for the silly post
#2
http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/12

The beat IS the pulse. It'll all click after a while when you understand it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_works_in_unusual_time_signatures

Here's a list of songs. Money by pink Floyd is 7/4 I believe (most of it is). Listen to that and go "1 2 3 4 5 6 7, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 while tapping what sounds like "the beat". It changes signature half way through If I remember right. I don't remember what to though. Look up the guitar pro tab with tuxguitarand you can see the change.

EDIT:

3/4 and 7/4 will be easy to work with. Ignore that list of unusual signatures

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septuple_meter
There's a good chance that what I've written above is useless and if you take any of the advice it's your own fault.
Last edited by Silent Murder at Aug 22, 2011,
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I just dont get time signatures. Ive read up on the net but I cant get my head round it I know some are done in 4/4 and some in 3/4 and others too but how do I know what a song is written in if I am listening to the song.
I have no knowledge what so ever so I need simple terms. I was told to listen to the pulse of a song and count that way but I am still confussed. What is the pulse and what is the beat or is it the same thing? also is it just the guitar part i listen to or the singing or drums or bass ohhh I am so confussed. sorry to be so thick I just have no idea.
how Im I meant to know how fast to count and if a song is in 4/4 do you count at the same speed for all 4/4 songs ?
If anyone could tell me a few songs that are in different time signatures like really simple ones that i can listen to to see what im meant to listen out for that would be great.
sorry again for the silly post


Count in your head to match the beat (or pulse, same thing) of the song, and you should be able to feel that each measure of music (riff, bar of drumming, whatever) lasts a particular number of beats, be it 3, 4 or even 6. As for knowing how fast to count, it's best to follow the hi hat of the drums in most situations, although this isn't a hard and fast rule.
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