What are your thoughts on songs in odd time signatures?
Also, dump your favorites.
It it just a gimmick for making a song unique and usual? Does it have a place in mainstream music outside of experimental stuff? Does it work universally in every genre?
There's plenty to discus.
15/16 sounds odd as fuck when you look at it but it's pretty normal depending how you count it.
What's stranger is uh, Everything in it's Right Place I can't remember the sig but it was an odd one. Not too odd, but odd.
I think if there's a reason for it in the song it's neat.
Not much else to it than that though.
I write stuff in 21/16 when I want it to give the feel of being a bit frantic and off kilter but I don't think it's something worthy of noting I guess.
I used to be more interested in it.
It just depends on how something's written. I don't usually pay attention to the meter when I'm listening to something, so sometimes I don't even know if a song or section is in an odd time signature unless I'm learning how to play it.
Polyrhythm is a bit hectic for me, but there are a few good ones:
These both have some buildup, so be warned.
Most of this is NOT written in far out time signatures, but by clever use of polyrhythms and accents, it can sound more complicated than it really is
Not >>53428212 but
>It it just a gimmick for making a song unique and usual?
>Does it have a place in mainstream music outside of experimental stuff?
In top 40 probably no.
In reasonably popular music yes.
>Does it work universally in every genre?
Was not expecting to listen to anything like this. Thanks anon, that surprisingly raised my spirits.
one time i accidentally wrote a song with fractional meter, somethin like "15 and two thirds 8" but it just had a triplet length quarter note it didn't need maybe. i like the way it sounded better with the extra 2/3 of an 8th note.