Originally Posted by Steamer
The drum part has a very defined 1/8th note flow with the syncopated accent on the beats of 2,4 and 6 of each measure combined with the bass line with a variations of beat placements on 1 and 2 and ands of 4 and 5 of a 6/4 bar in it's rhythmic cycle. Very African like in influence. Understanding the pattern of the bass in the 1/8th note flow locks in the groove and gives you the "clave" so to speak to let you know where your home base always is.
Man I'm getting a headache *lol* If the drum part is in an 1/8th note pulse, that's what confuses me as to why it's not 6/8.
Trying to understand this a bit more I went and looked up a song I know is in a particular time signature. Money by Pink Floyd which I was always told and always counted as 7/8, but half the people I find on the net say 7/8 and the other half say it's in 7/4.