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What are your thoughts on songs in odd time signatures? Also,

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What are your thoughts on songs in odd time signatures?

Also, dump your favorites.
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What thoughts would we have other than "Cool?"

Come on, there's no productive discussion from this.
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>>53428190
To start it off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_IJaHdlts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_42Sighttk
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>>53428212
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.
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usually different time signatures sound unnatural or shit but for some songs it works out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WedRDYmtvX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1llfNXsI0
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>>53429227
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.
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How would you guys notate something like 15/8 but with emphasis every five notes instead of every three? Like an inverted compound five, I guess.
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two of my favorites:

DJ Shadow- Changeling (7/4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q61Qm8_JLRo

Sagats theme from Street Fighter 2 (11/4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUKEg6ye36Y
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>>53429368
like this?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM-XJD4J36U
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Dave Brubeck really knew his stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs

Also, some rap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBWbe5XvL7E
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>>53429523
Exactly like that. Thanks you.
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It's usually just a cheap gimmick so I mostly hate it. But some people can work it out as more than a gimmick.
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>>53429227
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.
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Polyrhythm is a bit hectic for me, but there are a few good ones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PrYKtahrWU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iejSP-7U1A

These both have some buildup, so be warned.
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>>53429672
Like this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlkGbLXyFgI

>22/4
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>>53429922
Is that like pitch-shifted up or something? Sounds like ass.

But, yeah, didn't know that.
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>>53428190
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77xCN7vbvdE
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
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First one I found that didn't have the music video intro.
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>>53429781
King Crimson - Discipline: http://youtu.be/_-dZNzXylVE
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>>53428299

Not >>53428212 but

>It it just a gimmick for making a song unique and usual?
Sometimes
>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?
No
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>>53428190
Can someone give an example of 2/2 or 2/4?
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>>53428190
bretty good love me some Japanese math rock
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Point of no return - kansas
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>>53429922
It's effectively in four, but a measure of 2 thrown in at a point at the end of the verses.
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>>53429581
>It's usually just a cheap gimmick
What kind of shitty music are you listening to, it's usually not even that noticeable
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAgbvUL8Ap4
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>>53430219
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lNK9kWmUqk
forgot link
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>>53430215
they will sound literally the same as 4/4, they are just an "easier" way organize slow songs
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>>53428190
I think odd time signatures are the future of music
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>>53430215
March-type songs are the best example, I think.
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>>53430293

>mfw

Was not expecting to listen to anything like this. Thanks anon, that surprisingly raised my spirits.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzwvuEGnVbs
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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.
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