Thread: 5/4 songs
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: 5/4 songs

yo, just because a song starts in 5/4 doesn't mean it has to stay that way. I actually find using 5/4 for one or two measures just to bump the groove off a beat and mess with people's heads is the best way to use it. Try going 5/4 and then switching to 3/4 or 4/4 for the chorus. or do a 5/4, 7/4 repeating patter(which translates into 8/4 or two measures of 4/4 with phrasing over the barline). or you could even go double time and jump to 5/8. There are a lot of things you can do, think outside of the box. Granted, 5/4 is kind of outside of the box, so think outside of that. ha
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