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Old 11-14-2013, 08:59 PM
Otto Otto is offline
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Default Re: Odd-time songs that sound natural

Porcupine Tree - Sound Of Muzak (can you say dance-able 7/4?)

Vessels - Ornafives (beautiful transitions)

Dave Brubeck - Take 5 (a real smooth take on 5/4)

In the end its the listener that assigns the subjective quality of 'smoothness'....more as a limit of familiarity with the time in question than a question of the song writing...

The songs above and others I have heard mentioned here are great examples of '4/4 or 3/4 like' sounding applications of 'odd timing'.

Have a gander at Gavin Harrison's "Rhythmic Illusions" Instruction Set(book and dvd I believe)...great exploration of the concept.

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