#1
i have to write a melody and accompanyment in 5/4 for my composition class, but i dont really know how to count it.
i know Them Bones is in 5/4 but i count it in 3/4, which is why im confused.

help a brutha out.
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#2
This is not a question for the pit.
It is a question for the music theory board.
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#3
when i count 5/4, i just count in my head ONE two three ONE TWO ONE two three ONE TWO, and so on.

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but but but, you joined AFTER him.
noob...
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And if the Devil is 6,

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#4
1,2,3,1,2
1,2,3,1,2

...best way to do it.

It's gonna kill you first, cause it's a pretty unnatural sig, but just practice practice.
#5
It's just counting 1 2 3 4 5....

But it depends what the stress is on...
it's usualy ONE two three FOUR FIVE... in my exp
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#6
That's because Them Bones is in 7/8.
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#8
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but but but, you joined AFTER him.
noob...



yup, thank ya


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1,2,3,1,2
1,2,3,1,2

...best way to do it.

It's gonna kill you first, cause it's a pretty unnatural sig, but just practice practice.



hey i like that, thank ya JohnnyTrash you get the "most valued poster" award
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#11
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1,2,3,1,2
1,2,3,1,2

...best way to do it.

I agree.

Isn't Mission Impossible 5/4? We were going to play it in concert band last year... we probably did, but I'm pretty damn sure it's in 5/4.

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#12
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I agree.

Isn't Mission Impossible 5/4? We were going to play it in concert band last year... we probably did, but I'm pretty damn sure it's in 5/4.


I believe so, but there was also a version made in 4/4 so people could dance to it.
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#13
There are a whole bunch of ways to do it.
The most common are...
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

Less common but still used..
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

Want to learn to count 5/4? Listen to take five.
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#14
However you want.
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#15
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I believe so, but there was also a version made in 4/4 so people could dance to it.

People dance to that song? o.o;

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#16
1 2 3 4 5

But I always try to count it as

1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4ea&a 5e&a

for more accuracy.
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#17
Dave Brubecks "take five" is in 5/4 time. My jazz trio did that song this past year and we always counted it as 'ONE two three FOUR five'. We did count to five though, and I think the accents went on one and four.

Mission Possible is also another song in 5/4 time.

EDIT: for the post above me, you dont always have to count the 16th notes. If there are no 16th notes in a song, dont count them. Its hard enough counting in 5/4 time nevermind adding that in there.
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#18
Just 5 beats each bar, not much of a problem
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#19
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Just 5 beats each bar, not much of a problem


You can subdivide it though. My personal favorite is alternating bars of 3/4 and 2/4, but it really depends on the sound you're going for.
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#20
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Dave Brubecks "take five" is in 5/4 time. My jazz trio did that song this past year and we always counted it as 'ONE two three FOUR five'. We did count to five though, and I think the accents went on one and four.

Mission Possible is also another song in 5/4 time.

EDIT: for the post above me, you dont always have to count the 16th notes. If there are no 16th notes in a song, dont count them. Its hard enough counting in 5/4 time nevermind adding that in there.


yeah but subdividing helps to keep the tempo if you are speeding up too much.
#21
Quote by JohnnyTrash
1,2,3,1,2
1,2,3,1,2

...best way to do it.

It's gonna kill you first, cause it's a pretty unnatural sig, but just practice practice.


You think that's unnatural?

On our last exam, (music at a university level..) we had a question worth 4% of our mark, to identify the time signature of the song.

It was in 33/8, I only knew because I had heard the piece before... otherwise I wouldn't have even known where to start.

And personally I count 5/4 like I would conduct it.

First of all, I think of it as 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 as stated many times before, but when conducting or playing in it I think of a 4/4 with a limp on the four. One two three foooouuur.
#22
^haha, limp?
i hecka like that.

thanks guys ill probably get it done now!


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#23
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There are a whole bunch of ways to do it.
The most common are...
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

Less common but still used..
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

Want to learn to count 5/4? Listen to take five.


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