#3
Sounds like 5/4 to me.
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#6
yeah def. 9/8
pretty sweet though
not... "conventional" 9/8

even though there really isnt such a thing
#8
I need to learn Time signature. All I know is Common and 3/4. Where can I learn different these different signatures.
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#9
if you can read sheet music... buy some with weird stuff on it
and get a cd or something with that song and figure it out i suppose.

you just need to listen to music with odd time signatures and count them out loud or in your head until you get it or something like that...

one you figure out the "pulse" of a song you can count how many times until you hit 1 again.
in 4/4 you just count 1 2 3 4 then you're back to one

if that changed to 5/4, youd keep the same tempo (assuming theres no change) and then just add a beat 1 2 3 4 5 then back to one


hard to explain online...

and 9/8 means the 8th note gets the pulse.. .and there are 9 of them
so 123456789 (twice as fast as 4/4) and then back to one


hope th at KINDA helps sorry it's long
#10
Lol. Thats not long at all. It helped a little. Know any links?
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and 9/8 means the 8th note gets the pulse.. .and there are 9 of them



yeah, if you're an instructor teaching 4th graders. This completly overlooks compound time signatures and assumes everyone uses simple time signatures, which 9/8 isn't.


Although your explanation is fine for beginner's.

9/8 has three dotted crotchet pulses. Not 9 eight note pulses.
Technically.
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#14
couldnt you just say its like a measure of 4/8 and then a measure of 5/8?
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#15
9/8 is grouped 123 456 789, not 1234 56789. If that makes any sense.
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couldnt you just say its like a measure of 4/8 and then a measure of 5/8?
You could, but the most common type of 9/8 (oxymoron?) is a triplets in 3/4 feeling.
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hm, alright
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#18
well.. the 8th gets the beat not the pulse, sorry.

usually.
you can change it up but most times, yeah you get 123 456 789 1...


you crazy brits with your crotchets and what not
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well.. the 8th gets the beat not the pulse
This is incorrect. The compound-time key signature's "denominator" (lower number) never gets the beat. It is not the beat unit. Instead, the lower number in a compound-time signature indicates the note comprising the beat unit's subdivision. In other words, three notes of the type indicated combine to form one beat. Using 9/8 as an example, three eighth notes combine to form one beat. Put another way, one beat consists of three eighth notes.

sorry...you can change it up but most times, yeah you get 123 456 789 1...
Not "most times" but always 9/8 time is three beats per measure with the dotted quarter receiving the beat - always, always, and always.

As a side note, you typically don't count 9/8 as 123 456 789. Instead you would count it more like 1 and uh 2 and uh three and uh to better represent the reality of three beats per measure.
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