whats this time signature, /mu/?
I've talked to two different music theory people and have gotten 3 different answers
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why though, if a note is played on every number, e, and a, why isn't it 12/4. like i'm looking to understand it not be told the answer and then that i'm a mongoloid please and thank you
Well then we can't judge in proper context.
Come back when we can hear the song. It's most likely 12/8 or 6/8 but could be 4/4 given the context of the surrounding parts.
No, not at all.
someone plays the drums only
that's interesting, i think the fact that I'm getting the same answers with the same level of uncertainty is a clue about the nature of how this all works. What exactly would you be looking for when the song is uploaded? what info would key you in on a certain time signature? and why 12/8 instead of 12/4
Bunch of samefags saying 3/4 now.
It's not 3/4 because no fucking autist would write 4 dotted eighth notes to denote a quadruple time unless it was alternating between:
It HAS to be 4/4, 6/8, or 12/8.
it's because i'm not actually writing this in sheet music currently, just fl studio 8, which doesn't work like that. i'd like to eventually convert it to sheet music, hence why i'm curious.
>What exactly would you be looking for when the song is uploaded?
The context of the surrounding parts (drums, bass, vocals, etc.) mainly. But also the phrasing of the melody.
>and why 12/8 instead of 12/4
Because 12/8 is effectively 4 bars of 3/8 combined together, meaning that it has 4 divisions of 3 (as you said, 1ea2ea3ea4ea).
12/4 is TWELVE divisions of 4 in most all situations (also, there is pretty much never 12/4 in any music).
Seriously stupid people.
>4/4 most popular time signature
>6/8 Second most used, in tons of blues and jazz
>3/4 Much more uncommon, that and other odd signatures mostly in prog and experimental stuff these days
A lot less common than 4/4 and 6/8.
Depends what you listen to. But most popular mainstream stuff is always 4/4 of 6/8 with more classic rock/blues stuff.
If you listen to more punk/emo stuff or prog stuff you probably hear more 3/4 than most people. Bands like that love cutting/adding a couple 1/8 notes to measures for fun.
3/4 is easily as common as 6/8, and it's not classified as an "odd" signature like 5/4 or 7/8
There are some knowledgeable people here it's just impossible to verify it
Different accents man. 6/8 has two, 3/4 has three. Very, very different for composition.
12 8th notes in a bar. it's 12/8
and you people call yourselves musicians
6/8 or 12/8.
Why not just count |123-456|123-456|, with a strong accent on 1 and 4.
You have to be careful that you don't mix up beats and pulses.
5/4 needs to be asymmetrical when counted, strong beat on 1 and 3 or 1 and 4.
same with 7.
Isn't that how the internet works tho?
You get 2 correct answers and 20 from people who are clueless but have to say something.
Then the rest of the thread is the 2 people who know what they're talking about berating the other 20 idiots
They aren't the same, but they can be counted the same.
They're not the same because if you switch from 4/4 to 3/4, and 4/4 to 6/8, you're not going to be switching into the same time signature. If they were the same you wouldn't have different signatures.
How the music is written and sightread
From a producing standpoint they're basically the same, but from a musician's standpoint reading 6/8 might be easier than 3/4 and vice versa (depending on the song)
12/8 or triplets in 4/4 or whatever you want it to be
You get this...
That's why I don't understand people saying 3/4 is common. Barely anything is written in real 3/4. It is almost always 4/4 or 6/8.
I asked for examples if people wanna prove me wrong on the 3/4 thing. I tried looking it up on Google and there is barely anything. A lot of them say 3/4 is the "Waltz" beat, but not for me as a drummer...