I've been trying to figure out the structure of "Inertiatic ESP" by The Mars Volta to try and dissect some of the methods used. Mainly just the beginning part. I've been working for 45 minutes and can't even figure out the time signature. It's either 4/4 or 3/4, but the lead guitar leads me to believe its 4/4. Then that short part in the chorus right before the lead comes in changes things, since that one part seems to be 3/4.

I'm confused and need help. I've got the notes, but the rhythm is a bit too complex for me. Can you guys figure it out?

Last edited by gateway01 at Jul 15, 2013,