Thread: the bad plus
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: the bad plus

Originally Posted by Erik Lund View Post
It *does* line up in the end - and is much easier to feel/understand so I suggested it to our friend fourstrings, who was having aneurisms with all the time signature talk.
*lol* Not quite an Aneurysm, but close! I actually had a dream about this last night and I still woke up confused.

Counting it in 6 isn't my problem, it was just understanding in general where you make the call if something is in 5/4 or 5/8, 7/4 or 7/8 (like the "Money" debate I keep reading about), 6/4 or 6/8 etc.. I suppose if I were to transcribe something then the way I divide the phrases on the page would then dictate, but just for the ability of being able to hear a piece of music and tell a student what what it is in for certain, I'm a bit lost. I can tell them it's in 5, 6 or 7, or even 11, but I'd hate to say that it's 7/8 when it's really 7/4.

For example, their first song on the MySpace page "Giant" I would tell someone that the main groove is in 7/8 and 11/8, but now I have doubts that I'm actually right.
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