I'm hoping my counting skills are getting better and it alternates between 8/8 and 9/8. But I'm probably wrong!Hello Gavin,
I am not sure if this has been talked about, but I am trying to learn your song HALO, and in the middle you break into this very cool odd time groove, that I just can't figure out, what are you doing at that point?
This is such a cool song, and I have it all down except this odd time groove in the middle of the song, anyway any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks Gavin,Hi ddrumbum,
this discussion did come up a little while ago - so here it is again -
It's basically a compound time signature of 17/8 (5/8 + 5/8 + 7/8) and over the top of that I play quarter note accents on the hi hat.
K = kick drum
S = Snare drum
- = rest
this is the pattern that the kick and snare play
K K - S - K K - S - K K - K - S -
There's a whole section about this (and similar rhythmic composition) on my new DVD Rhythmic Horizons.