any songs you like that are in odd meter?

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
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A couple, but not because they're in odd time. I like them because they're good songs and they flow well despite not being in 4. For example "All You Need Is Love" sounds right in 7, as does "Money" by Pink Floyd.
 

C.M. Jones

Diamond Member
Way back when, I recall that my drum instructor described Zeppelin's "The Ocean" as 4/4 with 7/8 intervals or something along those lines. I've always liked the groove of that track.

I don't think a composition is necessarily improved or hampered by its time signature alone. It's just one of many ingredients that contribute to a song's recipe.
 
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SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Way back when, I recall that my drum instructor described Zeppelin's "The Ocean" as 4/4 with 7/8 intervals or something along those lines. I've always liked the groove of that track.

I don't think a composition is necessarily improved or hampered by its time signature. It's just one of many ingredients that contribute to a song's recipe.
The Ocean was the first song I remember hearing that just blew me away. Awesome tune.
 

bud7h4

Silver Member
Fates Warning - No Exit (entire album) it's an odd time roller coaster and tour de force
Rush -freewill
Alice in Chains - rain when I die
 
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pgm554

Platinum Member
I'm an odd meter freak raised on the Don Ellis big band.
Bulgarian Bulge
Magic Bus Ate My Doughnut
Allman Bros
 

jda

Active Member

First six bars (of the melody) are in 5/4 (bass is playing in '2') each time that the melody is played
Tony Williams (1965)
 

SharkSandwich

Junior Member
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel, 7/4
Turn It On Again - Genesis, 6/4, 7/4

Several other Genesis songs, too many to list :)
 

Liam

Active Member
There are lott of odd time songs that I enjoy, but it is not for the time sig but instead the music. Check out porcupine tree if you want some ideas for discrete odd times.
 
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