#1
I'm trying to figure out the time signature of this song, but it kind of has me puzzled.
Any chance you'd care to lend another set of ears?


http://youtu.be/n5f3gfFtHY8

Thanks in advance!
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#2
I promise you to death that it's in 4/4. There's syncopation and a few other little things going on, but there's a 4/4 pulse right through it the same way a police siren swarls through freeway-goers' ears at constant time while twenty to forty-something cars jibble to the shoulders at different paces. I promise.
You might could use some double modals.
#3
I guess the arrangement was just throwing me off

Thank you!
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#4
To be a little more helpful:

Tapping what I think said pulse is into a metronome gives an average of 115 bpm over the whole song, and then to be safe I'd give it 5 bpm slower and faster as a range. Try listening to the song with a metronome at a setting between 110 and 120 bpm, starting it at about 0:04 in the song. Short of transcribing this or looking for sheet music, I'm afraid I can't give you anything better. Good luck getting the groove though!
You might could use some double modals.
#5
yeah i think 4/4

the first snare beat in the bar (in the verse) is late, i think that's probably what's throwing you off. normally the snare is on 2 and 4.

in the chorus i think both snare hits are late.

when i play air drums through it with the snare in the more usual place it fits fine.
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#7
Another way to tell what time sig you're listening to is to listen to how often the chords change. This is called the harmonic rhythm. In 4/4 time chords will usually change once or twice per bar (or stay that same of course). So, when you hear a chord change, start counting. This song follows that pattern. If the chords change it's about one about every bar.