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Old 04-14-2011, 12:55 PM
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Default Unexpected odd-time in rap

Bit of a drummer thing to notice but "Underground" by Eminem (Relapse album) is in 5/8. I wonder what the production process behind that beat was... it must have been a conscious decision. Any other odd-time signatures in genres where you wouldn't expect it?
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:12 PM
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Funnily enough, I was a tutor in NYC last year, and during orientation, the extremely up-beat song on the orientation video was in 7/8.... I was flabbergasted, and confused as to why they would make a song in 7/8 for an orientational video on tutoring.... Nevertheless, it was certainly groovy and i think the guy sitting next to me was also a musician cause we were the only 2 people in the room bobbing our heads to it haha.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:22 PM
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A lot of newer rap comes in odd time signatures because it's got live drums in it.

A lot of the older stuff had normal 4/4 as it sampled songs already in 4/4
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:05 PM
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This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQSSF0bT1tQ

Pretty damn groovy
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Unexpected odd-time in rap

Not really odd-time, but I like Mos Def and his trips into jazz in his hip-hop tunes. Together with Chris Dave and Robert Glasper

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuwVP1WoIhg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIo6U...eature=related

Thieves of the night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaysN...eature=related
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Gorillaz has a song called 5/4. Guess the time signature.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:28 AM
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Gorillaz has a song called 5/4. Guess the time signature.
Is the song in 4/5? Or maybe 15/8?
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Gorillaz has a song called 5/4. Guess the time signature.
The suspense is killing me.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:03 AM
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Yeah it's a good song actually. It's in alternating bars of 17/16 and 3/16. Pretty far out there.
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That 4/5 guess was pretty close!
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