#2
Well, try listening to some math rock if you want to learn other time signatures. Like Battles. They're pretty good.
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Try Octavarium by Dream Theater, the middle bit is mad! i think it is part 4 or 5 u can find the Power Tab on this site
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6/4 really isn't that strange
its like like two bars of 3/4 put together

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


I didn't say it is strange, and I know what it is, but most of the music I listen to doesn't stray from 4/4 or 3/4. Besides, I've always found it difficult to distinguish by ear whether a songs in 3/4 or 6/8

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check them out
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o, yes, add dream theater to mine too^^

Opeth is one of those too

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I didn't say it is strange, and I know what it is, but most of the music I listen to doesn't stray from 4/4 or 3/4. Besides, I've always found it difficult to distinguish by ear whether a songs in 3/4 or 6/8

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check them out


3/4 and 6/8 should be pretty obvious

6/8 is only 2 beats (think of it as 2/4 but with triplets)
3/4 is three beats
of course, when you look at them from afar they're the same length, and people have made use of this -> fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wv">fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wv">http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=america+west+side+story&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GBfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wv is probably the famous example

you could mix up 9/8 though, but still, its not that hard to spot a compound metre (each beat is divided into 3 parts instead of 2)
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#11
The Halloween theme song is in 5/4 time.
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3/4 and 6/8 should be pretty obvious

6/8 is only 2 beats (think of it as 2/4 but with triplets)
3/4 is three beats

you could mix up 9/8 though, but still, its not that hard to spot a compound metre (each beat is divided into 3 parts instead of 2)


Oh, haha, I made a typo, I meant to write that I've always found it difficult to distinguish between 6/8 and 2/4, my bad.
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definately try some dream theater or liquid tension experiment.
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isnt money in 6/8?


7/4 with a bit of a swing to it (some people say its 21/8 because of this)
probably the most famous example of 7/4 ever
#18
Take Five (Dave Brubeck(?) Quartet) is in 5/4. (Unsurprisingly.) Lots of fusion and prog styles use odd time. A fair amount of blues is in 12/8 which is essentially the same as 2 bars of 6/8. I think jigs/gigues are in 6/8.
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#20
John Petrucci's Glasgow Kiss is mainly in 12/8, but there's a section in 9/8 that's quite easy. I'm not saying you should skip the 12/8 parts, but the 9/8 time signature has a much more "special" feel to it.

Besides, I suggest you listen to some Frank Zappa, not only because he's awesome, but because he used a lot of odd time signatures.
One two, one two three, one - two - three - four...

edit: i kinda got this thread mixed up with the other "time signatures" thread. Guess my suggestions weren't really 6/8 or 5/4...
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#21
Try learning the jazz standard "Take Five" for something in 5/4.

6/8 is a really easy one, it's really pretty much the same as 3/4.
#22
Dream Theater's Beyond This Life is in 5/4. Almost every Coheed & Cambria song is in 6/8.
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