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Meter in "Good Intentions"?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by freatles, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. freatles

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    I'm practicing with Me'shell Ndgeochello's Good Intentions but can't nail the metering.

    Is this 5/4 or 7/4?

  2. dalkowski

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    6/8. Lock in on that single heavy kick on the one and take it from there.
  3. Febs

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    Feels more like 6/4.
  4. dalkowski

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    Could be. Salient point for the OP is the six (not five or seven) beats per bar. I think we can agree on that.
  5. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

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    Definitely.
  6. freatles

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    Thanks for the help! Oh well, was stuck with the idea that its odd meter, funny how deaf that made me! :]
  7. freatles

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    edit: ok I still am confuddled
  8. Febs

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    Thanks for the private message you just sent me accusing me of trolling and trying to mislead you. I spent the time to listen to the song you had a question about and to post a response intended in good faith to help you. Your private message was completely inappropriate.
  9. freatles

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    You're welcome, apologies for any crumpled jimmies - tho the pm was a question, no accusative in it. You didn't mention I also sent you a message asking to "please ignore" that, too.
  10. freatles

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    And for what it is worth, it seems you have it right.

    This was my homework, and my teacher insist(ed/s) it is 7/4. I count 6 beats per, although due to thinking it was in odd meter I managed somehow to initially count 5 or 7. I even took it to an audioeditor with beat detect, but that failed to provide any insight spectacularly.
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Supporting Member

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    I can't fathom how your teacher hears 7. It's clearly in 6.
  12. dalkowski

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    Might be time for a new teacher...
  13. freatles

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    ok, so this was a borderline cluster****

    but I respect my teacher and like the lessons

    will have to debate this further with him, so far with stuff like autumn leaves, all the JB stuff and Ndgeochello stuff this seems the only problem so I will just have to tick this to my own lack of rhytmic meter recognition ability

    apologies for any harm :(

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