#1
I'm trying to write some stuff in 5/4, but I'm not getting it quite right, so if people could post some tabbed riffs in 5/4 so I can get a good idea of how it should sound that'd be awesome!

P.S, Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!


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#2
any particular genre?

Here's the intro to 5's by guthrie govan:

     Q    W                   W                Q       W                Q     
E||-------3----------------|--L----------------L----|--L----------------L----|
B||-------3----------------|--L----------------L----|--L----------------L----|
G||-------5----------------|--L----------------L----|--L----------------L----|
D||-------5----------------|--L----------------L----|--L----------------L----|
A||------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E||------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 
 
  Q    W                   E    E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E   
--L----L----------------|------------------------------------|
--L----L----------------|------------------------------------|
--L----L----------------|----------12s~----7-----------9-----|
--L----L----------------|---------------------5-----------7--|
------------------------|--0s--10----------------7--8--------|
------------------------|------------------------------------|
 
 
  E   E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E     E   E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
---------12s~----7-----------9-----|---------12s~----7-----------9-----|
--------------------5-----------7--|--------------------5-----------7--|
--0--10----------------7--8--------|--0--10----------------7--8--------|
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
 
  E   E   Q     E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E   E  E   E    E   E   E   
----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
---------12s----7-----------9-----|--8-----------10--------------12------|
-------------------5-----------7--|-----6------------8---------------10--|
--0--10---------------7--8--------|--------8------------10s--11----------|
----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 
 
  E  E  E  E   E  E   E    E   E   E      E   E  E  E   E   E   E   E   E  E   
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--8-----------10--------------12------|----------------15----------12---------|
-----6------------8---------------10--|--13----------------13----------10-----|
--------8------------10s--11----------|------11----------------11----------8--|
--------------------------------------|----------9----------------------------|
 
 
   E   E  E  E   E   E   E   E   E  E     E   E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E   
---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
----------------15----------12---------|---------12s~----7-----------9-----|
--13----------------13----------10-----|--------------------5-----------7--|
------11----------------11----------8--|--0--10----------------7--8--------|
----------9----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
 
  E   E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E     E   E   Q      E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
---------12s~----7-----------9-----|---------12s~----7-----------9-----|
--------------------5-----------7--|--------------------5-----------7--|
--0--10----------------7--8--------|--0--10----------------7--8--------|
-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
 
  E   E   Q     E  E  E  E  E  E   
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
---------12s----7-----------9-----|
-------------------5-----------7--|
--0--10---------------7--8--------|
----------------------------------|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPEewaalik
there's the vid.
#4
Take 5 is a classic. I forgot the guy who did it but i know they have it on this site.
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#5
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Yes. That would be the most well known example.

Also, "Song 2" in my profile uses 5/4 after the first chorus. If this helps, it the the part where I'm playing D Phrygian (this may hinder your understanding of 5/4, so if you don't get modes yet, ignore that sentence).
#9
Living in the Past by Jethro Tull, the verses to Last Exit by Pearl Jam, the chorus to Satan's Bed by Pearl Jam (I dunno, I was listening to Vitalogy today... ) and a number of parts in Fracture by King Crimson. That's what I've got off the top of my head.

edit: Tabs bra? Well, try the Last Exit and Satan's Bed powertabs on this site. You can look at the bass tab for Living in the Past, or a powertab/GP file if you want the flute bit too. Also, the Fracture tabs on this site are pretty good, if I remember correctly.

edit: I left this out, but if you're into this sort of thing, Mars the Bringer of War by Holst is a pretty aggressive orchestral number in 5.
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#10
It's more classical, but if you listen carefully to "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber, it jumps between 5/4 and 6/4. Not the best example, but it's the only one I can think of.
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#11
A song called 5/4 by Gorillaz has a simple 5/4 riff yet all the other instruments are in 4/4.