View Full Version : Time sig(s) ID for this tune?
03-04-2011, 04:51 PM
My friend was in this band in the 80s. He's asked me - as a drummer - what the time sig is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHNtwGe3zZ0
I honestly haven't a clue - after a couple of bars of 4/4 at the beginning it all goes a bit strange.
03-04-2011, 05:55 PM
Well there's two sections that just sort of repeat back and forth. The first (for about a minute) is in 4/4. Beware that there are off beat accents - pushes - at the bar lines of the first half of this repeating phrase.
The second section appears from 1:05-1:26, 2:06-2:30 and 3:07-3:55 and is in 9 (9/4 or 9/8 depending on what speed you are counting the 4/4) and is divided as (4+5 or 2+2+2+3).
All the rest of it is that same four (or eight bar) riff in 4/4 repeated over and over.
Hope that helps.
03-04-2011, 06:11 PM
It appears to be in 4/4 at least up to the instrumental section in the middle, when I turned it off. It sounds off because they appear to be having trouble playing those off the beat hits while keeping steady time.
03-04-2011, 06:17 PM
I suspected there might be some pushed accents, but got a bit fazed when it started to sound strange.
Thanks anyway. I'm not v experienced at this kind of thing but seeing how you figured it out is a great help.
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