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« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2009, 09:21:34 AM »
I've just about got the hang of dancing in 7/4 and 5/4 (not at the same time!) after years of practice.

(Pedro, what ARE you doing up at that time in the morning? Late night? Early riser? Or have you moved to a different time zone?)

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« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2009, 12:39:42 PM »
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(Pedro, what ARE you doing up at that time in the morning? Late night? Early riser? Or have you moved to a different time zone?)
I think it might be the point in time for my soon to be made redundant brain where the brave face meets the inner scream....going over that bump seems to wake me up....a full bladder spurs the bod into making the trek through the temperature differential twixt bed and bathroom and, on the return to said mossy couch, the iPod touch says "here be forums...check them".... ;)
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« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2009, 01:56:26 PM »
Ah dear, the "men and bladders" problem is one that has ruined many a night's sleep for me. Once I'm woken in the middle of the night I find it really hard to go back to sleep again. The best thing, I find, is to reduce my husband's fluid intake in the evenings, so I sit there saying "No, you really DON'T need anything else to drink..."

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« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2009, 01:25:40 AM »
I'm a simple sort of rodent, so my favourite time sig is 4/4. Nearly every Pink Floyd song seems to be in 4/4 and that's good enough for me.  8-)

7/8 is pretty cool, too. :)

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« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2009, 07:35:29 AM »
I have a huge list of songs in odd time that I listen too..an like songs that have different parts in different times..like Stranger in You Soul - Transatlantic...and I particularly enjoy them when they creep into mainstream listening and the song becomes very accessable, like Sting's Seven Days in 5/4 and Gabriel's Solsbury Hill, or Genesis' twist to parts of  "Turn it on again" in 13/8

For playing, classics, like "Apocalypse in 9/8" by Genesis, towards the end of Supper's Ready...took me a while to master.....and one I really have to concentrate on is Yes' Long Distance Runaround....must be a 'brain wiring' thang...

I've also been getting to grips with poly-rhythms ...so playing something like 7/8 over 5/4 ... or 11/8 over 3/4 ...get some interesting things happening...hahaha

I also enjoy jamming in 19/16, after watching Mike Portnoy's Liquid Drum Theater DVD
(altogether now 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a 1 2 3 )   :lol:

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« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2009, 09:36:22 AM »
I think it was Devo that got me into the odd time signatures as an impressionable teenager. For example, Blockhead where the verses are in 11/4, Jocko Homo with lots of 7/4. And I haven't looked back!

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« Reply #66 on: June 02, 2009, 08:07:15 AM »
I wonder what a bookmakers favourite time sig is?? any bets??
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« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2009, 12:28:43 PM »
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I wonder what a bookmakers favourite time sig is?? any bets??
It probably all sounds flat to them. I doubt anything we've heard'll get them going.
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« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2009, 01:31:10 PM »
My first encounter with odd time sigs was when I was about 14... *ponders* ... yep, 1980, when Duke was released.
I absolutely loved Turn it On Again. (And I'm completely with FantomG about odd sigs sneaked into the mainstream - Seven Days is one of my favourite songs for just that reason!)
Naturally, I learned the drum part to that (despite not having a kit at the time), whilst everyone else at school thought it was crap because you couldn't dance to it  :roll:

It was only about a year later that I first played something in 7/8 - on the euphonium in the Sally Army band I was in at the time. I loved it :) Unfortunately most of the old codgers couldn't get their heads around it, so it was never performed, but it gave me a taste.

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« Reply #69 on: June 02, 2009, 01:50:11 PM »
I still have an awesome 15/8 chorus in the Nick-archives which I'm determined to use somewhere.

Like all the best odd-time stuff, I didn't realise it was odd until I counted it back.
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« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2009, 10:12:00 PM »
here's a tune I wrote   it's called "3516". can you figure out why?
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some other stuff here, including some other odd meter songs...  nothing very recent, however.

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« Reply #71 on: June 03, 2009, 02:12:14 AM »
ahaaawww!
its amazin like prog jazz!
do you mind if i download it? i wont owe you money or something will i? lol
what do you teach? i forget people on here all have jobs an stuff it all seems so far away for me lol

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« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2009, 02:40:55 AM »
download away!  glad you like it!

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« Reply #73 on: June 03, 2009, 03:01:24 AM »
that's very, very cool, rog.  you continue to surprise and impress me.  and you're a nice guy, as well.  well done.
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« Reply #74 on: June 03, 2009, 03:17:11 AM »
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that's very, very cool, rog.  you continue to surprise and impress me.  and you're a nice guy, as well.  well done.

why, thankee, kind sir!!  /bow

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(guess I should post these down below, but what the hay...)   8-)