#1
I saw another thread here where a guy was talking about writing a song in 5/4, and I thought it would be interesting to hear some other music in 5/4, as the only one I know of is the Halloween theme song.
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#2
Vicarious by Tool. The start is 5/4 and some other parts of the song, but it changes.
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#3
By the way, if you're interested in different time signatures, there's a song in 7/8 on my profile
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#5
My Wave by Soundgarden... that main riff part.... that's in 5/4.

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#6
take five by dave brubeck (the george benson guitar arrangement).
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#8
Rush YYZ. the opening is awesome and in 5/4.....or 10/8. im not sure
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#14
Perhaps the most famous example of 5/4 time in rock music is the beginning (and all repeats of) the intro to Cream's White Room.

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Dream Theater - Erotomania
Like most DT songs, Erotomania alternates between many meters. Please specify a certain part in 5/4.

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Rush YYZ. the opening is awesome and in 5/4.....or 10/8. im not sure
My powertab says 10/8, granted, it isn't from Rush or a professional transcriber as far as I know.

Perhaps I'm leaning this way because of what my tab says, but I'd say that it's in 10/8. There is never a quarter-note feel established by any of the instruments to suggest 5/4.


TS, if you know Symphony X, there is one part in The Divine Wings of Tragedy where Romeo is playing a Du du du Du du du Du Du kind of riff (The Prophet's Cry section, I believe) which is in 5/4. Some of the acoustic stuff in the beginning could be argued to use 5/4 as well. He does some 5/4 acoustic stuff in The Odyssey as well.
#16
i thought halloween theme was 10/8, never mind, though.
+1 to whoever said take 5, love that song.

*inserts bill bailey gag*

-"Never play take 5 at a funeral, as the odd meter removes the seriousness of the situation"

*resumes normailty*
#17
You mightn't be interested in his music, but Andy Irvine drew influences from Bulgaria and other eastern european countries and fused them with traditional Irish music. Parts of the intro and outro of his version of the Plains of Kildare is in 5/4 with a triplet feel, which could be written as 15/8.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1l8hSBqS3E here's a link
#18
Slash's Snakepit - "What Do You Want To Be"
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#19
By far my favorite use of 5/4 is the main theme of Dream Theater's Stream of Consciousness, for the simple reason that it is the only use of 5/4 I've ever heard that doesn't sound like 4/4 with a quarter note tacked onto it.
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By far my favorite use of 5/4 is the main theme of Dream Theater's Stream of Consciousness, for the simple reason that it is the only use of 5/4 I've ever heard that doesn't sound like 4/4 with a quarter note tacked onto it.

I think Wait For Sleep is the same thing. I never noticed that it was in 5/4 before I looked at the sheet music. It seems to flow so naturally without seeming irregular.
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Dream Theater - Beyond This Life
Again, DT uses many meter changes. Much of that song alternates between 4/4 and 7/8. Please specify a section.