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  • Looking for odd-meter songs

    Hi,

    my drum teacher left me for Xmas with odd-meter counting by grouping, which opens a fascinating new world to me.

    Now I'm looking for some songs, e.g. from Rock, Pop, Jazz or similar, which use some odd-meters one way or the other, to get a better feel for this kind of music.

    So, which songs can you suggest for me?

    Neglecting subdivisions I'm aware of two songs:

    1) "Dreams of a samurai", Red Hot Chili Peppers, mainly 5/4, with some 7/4, 6/4 and 4/4 for the chorus (see below)
    2) "Seven days a week", Sting, 5/4.


    Thanks, Michael
    Hi, we all know exciting songs, e.g. when it comes to drumming. What excites me is my current favorite “13. Dreams of a Samurai” from Red Hot Chili
    td-30 user ;-)

  • #2
    Ok, just found some on the net:
    • "Take five" - Dave Brubeck, 5/4
    • Mission impossible, theme, 5/4
    • "I say a little prayer" - Aretha Franklin, 10/4 and 11/4
    • "Money" - Pink Floyd, 7/4 and 4/4
    • "Tubular Bells" - Mike Oldfield, various
    • "Don't give up" - Peter Gabriel + Kate Bush
    • "March of the pigs" - Nine Inch Nails
    • Björk (of course ; -)
    • and more.

    In: http://theeviljam.co.uk/2014/07/31/f...de-to-rhythms/


    Best, Michael
    td-30 user ;-)

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    • #3
      Awesome question. I'd wholeheartedly recommend (old) Macedonian folk songs, for example, as 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, and 13/8 are quite common. Same goes for other countries in that region - Bulgaria, Greece, I guess.

      Check out a couple of these, played by Leb i Sol. This is a fairly jazz/rock'ed version. These are great songs overall.

      7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5NmxNj-gQ
      9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMv8vBsogZ4
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE5LSqcDC0Y
      11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TpnK-WvFE

      Here is Garo Tavitjan Jr. playing some of these rhytms on drums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA-1XqFPfZo

      And some regular folk songs (I'm not a fan but the rhytms are awesome):

      9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9NwEIsjvk

      Edit: Oh, if you're into Brubeck, the whole On Time album is fantastic: https://play.spotify.com/album/5LiPzuR79DTTmyROUm2luC
      Last edited by alensiljak; 12-16-16, 09:36 AM.
      https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s

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      • #4
        some odd times you can 'feel' instead of count.. (island magic, weckl 7/8) and some you simply have to 'count'.. (turn it on again, genesis 13/8) ..
        each of these songs will give you an idea of both 'concepts' of playing.. ..i'm back at focussing on my 4/4 playing.. because that's never 'done' ..

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        • #5
          Rush songs?
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          • #6
            check out Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Planet X, Jordan Rudess, Porcupine Tree, The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert.. there's a few to keep you busy
            Last edited by Grizzlee12; 12-19-16, 10:06 AM.

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            • #7
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBS0anb_Qes

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              • #8
                Here's someone breaking down all the odd time signatures in Dream Theater's The Dance of Eternity. This is probably one of the crazier ones you'd ever see.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1lzgIK_Eyg
                Roland TD-50K

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by adamhartford View Post
                  Here's someone breaking down all the odd time signatures in Dream Theater's The Dance of Eternity. This is probably one of the crazier ones you'd ever see.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1lzgIK_Eyg
                  Excellent example!!

                  Don't forget about Anika Nilles! have you seen this girl play? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDDWGzGXTM

                  Look for more of her stuff on the Tube. Very unique player! I have been recently listening to a lot of her stuff, very very nice!

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                  • #10
                    Wow, no, I'd never heard of her. I like this. I listened to it and a few others. She's a great player!
                    Roland TD-50K

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                    • #11
                      Here are some classics played in jazz-style with irregular beats (couldn't picture that until I actually heard it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9MyEk0uepA
                      https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Grizzlee12 View Post
                        check out Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Planet X, Jordan Rudess, Porcupine Tree, The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert.. there's a few to keep you busy
                        Oh yeah. I would add Tool and some King Crimson. Fripp is a madman.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Martygras View Post

                          Oh yeah. I would add Tool and some King Crimson. Fripp is a madman.
                          indeed!!

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