#1
Hey, could somebody please give me a simple way of counting for a song in 7/8 time signature, thanks in advanced.
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#2
1212123

1231212

1212312
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#3
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 1 and...
Grammar and spelling omitted as an exercise for the reader.
#4
1, & 2, & 3, & 4, 1, & 2, & 3, & 4, 1, & 2, & 3, & 4, 1, & 2, & 3, & 4???

or

1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3.

same though... both pretty hard to get going...
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#5
So with 1 and 2 and 3 and 4, the four lasts as long, as if there was an 'and' there, but you don't count it?
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#8
Quote by Ignignokt
1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 ,6 ,7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2....

You're an idiot, why not try to help?

Read this, it's taken from the Music Theory FAQ sticky
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16336

That should clear things up.
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Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#9
Didn't think that a serious repeating pattern that isn't hard to keep in mind is idiotic, but your opinion is your own.
#10
Sorry, I thought you were being a smartarse.

Either way, thats incorrect. Sure, it's a repeating sequence of 7 numbers, but it doesn't show where the beats lie. And I would think that it would be very confusing to call the first beat in a bar '8'.
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Quote by MudMartin
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Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#11
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Either way, thats incorrect.


Actually, there's EIGHT numbers.



1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

EIGHT. Not a repeating sequence of seven.

Anyway, i count 7/8 Da-ga Da-ga Da-ga-dah.
#12
7/8 is a timing with quavers grouped either (1+2) (1+2+3) (1+2), (1+2+3) (1+2) (1+2) or (1+2) (1+2) (1+2+3) depending on where you put the emphasis.
#13
from what i know, the emphasis is on the first, and 5th note
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#14
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from what i know, the emphasis is on the first, and 5th note


Well, it's all personal preference about where the accents are. Heres a thread that Nighty and I put together on time signatures and accents. Feel free to ask questions there too.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=654129&highlight=gagaga

I tend to count things as 1 2 1 2 1 2 3

Or 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 (sometimes)
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#17
Quote by Freepower
Actually, there's EIGHT numbers.


Yeah but I think he meant to count
1234567 for the first bar
then
8765432 for the next bar
and repeat.

I do realise that 8 is 8 and not 7.
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Quote by MudMartin
Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#18
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Yeah but I think he meant to count
1234567 for the first bar
then
8765432 for the next bar
and repeat.


I think that's a bit silly...
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Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




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#20
Quote by Freepower
Actually, there's EIGHT numbers.



1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

EIGHT. Not a repeating sequence of seven.

Anyway, i count 7/8 Da-ga Da-ga Da-ga-dah.


He counted 1-7 for one bar, then 8-2 in the second.
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#21
kind of depends on the song...there are times when 1 and 4 are emphasized, other times when 1 and 5 are.
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#23
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Yeah but I think he meant to count
1234567 for the first bar
then
8765432 for the next bar
and repeat.

I do realise that 8 is 8 and not 7.


Quote by DaddyTwoFoot
He counted 1-7 for one bar, then 8-2 in the second.


I was just joking, guys. Sorry about the crossed wires.