Songs in septuplets

toddbishop

Platinum Member
Flower Punk by Frank Zappa is in a fast 7/8 alternating with 5/8. Solitaire by John Zorn is also in a fast 7/8. They’re fast enough to almost be felt in 1.
 

phillips99

Member
* How I personally hear the songs. I made the list for fun in my spare time. I'm certainly open to editing the list. Hope you find something you like!

Song Title
Band
Drummer
Song Meter
Notes


1995
Rx Bandits
Christopher Tsagakis
7
VR 4 CH:7 at 1:18 (faster)


68 Bonus Track
Jawbox
Adam Wade
7
VR: 7 CH: 4, 6, 6, 6, 4, BR: other


7/4 (Shoreline)
Broken Social Scene
Justin Peroff
7
7 entire song


Anagram
Young the Giant
unknown
7
7 (two bar groove) snare on 2,4,6, 1,3,5,7



Cherokee
Stephen Stills
Dallas Taylor Jr
7
7 except horn breaks in 8




Death And All His Friends
Coldplay
William Champion
7
drums start at 1:53 in 4, then at 2:18 abruptly goes to 7 with pickup on 6, 7 – that groove ends at 3:31.




Demons
The National
Bryan Devendorf
7
7 entire song



Do You Want It All?
Two Door Cinema Club
unknown
7
7 entire song




Dreaming Tree – Live from Lucca, Italy
Dave Matthews Band
Carter Beauford
7
7 entire song



Estimated Prophet – Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
7
7 all



Ethiopia
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chad Smith
7
VR: 7, CH 8, BR: 7 (some instruments play a two bar phrase in verse)



Family Man
Blackfield
Tomer Zidkyahu
7
7 entire song


Frequency
IQ
Andy Edwards
7
at 3:55 starts with CH- repeating pattern (8, 7, 8, 7) then VR: 7, BR: 7, Interlude at 6:45, then CH, big ending in 8


Get Closer
Linda Ronstadt
Russell Kunkel
7
7 entire song


Gravity
A Perfect Circle
Joshua Freese
7
VR: 7 CH: 7 - after 3:03 - 3x (3,6,6,) 6,6 / 7,7,7,7 / 7,7,7,8 / then 8s to end


Have a Good Time
Paul Simon
Ralph MacDonald
7
7 entire song


Jetson
Dutch Uncles
Andrew Proudfoot
7
7 entire song



Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) – Sting
Sting
Vinnie Colaiuta
7
V: 7, CH: 4, BR: 7


Lucky Seven
Chris Squire
Bill Bruford
7
Intro: 7, V: 7, CH: 7 - at 1:36 takes 12 beats before everyone is back together, 2 extra beats at 4:36




Make Believe
Silversun Pickups
Christopher Guanlao
7
V: 7, CH: 8




Money
Pink Floyd
Nick Mason
7
7 to 3:05 - 4 to 5:04


Mother
The Police
Stewart Copeland
7
LOL!



Pussy Wiggle Stomp
Don Ellis & His Orchestra
*research
7
7 entire song *continues after break at 3:30 see http://jazzmostly.com/don-ellis-time-lord



Seven
Dave Matthews Band
Carter Beauford
7
V: 7 BR: 5



The Dragonfly
Clutch
Jean-Paul Gaster
7
After intro, 7 to 1:28, 8 to 1:41, 7 to 2:36, 8 to 2:50, 6 to 3:33, 7 to end



The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
Yes
Bill Bruford
7
7 entire song



The Sound Of Muzak
Porcupine Tree
Gavin Harrison
7
V: 7 (two bar phrase) Ch: 8 BR: same as verse



This Town
Monday Tramps
Max Blank
7
V: 7 CH: 8 BR: 8 then 7



Wanderluster
Band Of Skulls
Matt Hayward
7
entire song



The Past Recedes
John Frusciante
Carla Azar
7
V: 7 CH: 4
 
Last edited:

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
Just want to make sure it's clear... Playing in 3 is not the same thing as playing triplets. They are different things. Now, you could play triplets in 3, but I digress.

Songs might contain groupings of 7, but that doesn't denote the song is in 7.

Note groupings versus time signatures.
 
Top