Jason Mraz 5/6

RIneuron

Senior Member
Can someone help me on how to count this odd time signature? I can fell the bass part, but just can't get the backbeat or the cymbals. There are some crappy versions on YouTube (see below) but the drummer can't be heard like on the record. Hopefully some of you know the song or at least know 5/6 generically. Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLsVsWyO0eM
 
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double_G

Silver Member
cool. most of it seems to be in 6/8 but in the verses, i heard alternating measures of 5/8 to 6/8. its a nice feel. my only beef if the vocals need to tune up & fix the harmonies.
 

RIneuron

Senior Member
cool. most of it seems to be in 6/8 but in the verses, i heard alternating measures of 5/8 to 6/8. its a nice feel. my only beef if the vocals need to tune up & fix the harmonies.
Maybe that's what is screwing me up---alternating (compound?) measures.

Duh...that's why it's called "5/6".

Thanks.
 
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