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Songs that have extremely weird timing yet are in 4/4

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tupac, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Tupac

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    Charlie by RHCP has rhythm guitar playing a 3 beat rhythm guitar riff looping round in the verse in 4/4 timing with the drums shifting the accented beat around while the bass holds down the groove. Crazy stuff. 5/4 by Gorillaz has a 5/4 guitar line while the rest of the band plays in 4/4
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    I'm not sure how to categorize this: ???
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    Rush's YYZ, just after the intro (i.e. the brief pause, then the fill where the band comes back in.) I just can't seem to get the count/time of the first note coming back in.
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    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002

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    Eric Clapton's classic take on "Crossroads." The drummer switches the high hat placement around and the vocals come in at various times before the one, and that song just messes me up. Anyone want to explain that one to me? :D
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    " me and my monkey" from the white album
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    Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

  8. Gasman

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    Most Tool songs...

    I also agree with Rusty Cage. Very tricky, and yet so catchy. Soundgarden is awesome!
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    Pyramid Song - Radiohead
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    Rusty cage isn't 4/4. Neither are most tool songs haha
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    Erotic Cakes by Guthrie Govan
  12. Gasman

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    Dang it! You're right, my bad. Didn't read the whole post by the OP. Thought it was just "Songs with tough timing".:p
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    Running with the devil...


    =}
  14. Tupac

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    According to Wikipedia all but the outro is 4/4.
  15. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

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    Sure it is! The intro, the verses, the choruses - all in 4/4. Just that wacky slowed down ending section is in combinations of 3, 5 and 2.
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    The intro bass riff to "The Pot" by Tool is a classic example of this!
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    He was drunk.
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    I'm not sure, can someone confirm "Primal concrete sledge' by Pantera

    It throws me
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    A few tunes by Refused on their last two albums had some of this rythmic trickery.
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    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    A Songsterr tab (and they're usually pretty accurate) says it switches to 9/8 for a measure, then 2/4 for a measure, then back to 4/4, all right at the end of the chorus (the change starts on the last repetition of the guitar riff).

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