So, I'm transcribing this song to guitar pro and am in doubt about the time signature in the 0:50-1:05 mark. I've counted two bars of 5/8 and one of 5/4 but sometimes it sound like two bars of 5/4. When I play the song along to the guitar pro file it just doesn't sound right. I will put the gp along with a pdf to anyone who wants to check.
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Paranoia Shields.pdf
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Paranoia Shields.gp5
Seems like 5/4, or if you want to deconstruct it, a 3/4 followed by a 2/4.
Quote by sickman411
Seems like 5/4, or if you want to deconstruct it, a 3/4 followed by a 2/4.

That's what I did at first, but when played along with the gp file it never worked.
K it's like

0:00-0:05 - 5/4, 7/4 or what else adds up to this
0:05-1:07 - 5/4 the whole thing
1:07-1:31 - 4/4
1:31-2:03 - 5/4
2:03-3:59 - 4/4 (lots of syncopation in some parts)
3:59-4:01 - 5/4 one bar
4:01-4:26 - 4/4

It's easier to work with if you tab out drums first and have the rhythms figured out

Edit: That riff at 0:50 is just 5+5 and 7+3 (in eights) and you can write it in 5/8 or 3/4+2/4 or like 5/8+5/8+7/8+3/8 etc - I'd just keep it at 5/4 as it's how I hear it and there's no need to change
Last edited by fanapathy at Feb 12, 2014,
Also, when you transcribe those drums, if you can narrow down the feel (i.e. eighth note feel, sixteenth note feel) you can start transcribing a bar by filling it up with eighth note rests (or whatever the feel is) in GP and then start trying to place the notes that way. That's the way I tab drums in GP anyways... just makes it easier.
fanapathy - Thanks for the help. The time signatures probably will make much more sense when I transcribe the drums.

STONESHAKER - That's pretty much what I do as well