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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by scottos150, Jan 6, 2004.
How would I go about playing something in 5/8,like how would I count it?
I count it as: 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 2
It's just to count to five.
Most tunes in 5 break down 3 - 2. If someone has written a tune in five, the melody will tell you the basic time. And most people use 5/4, not 5/8.
My original band has a few pieces in this time if you would like to hear more examples... ones a slower 5/4 and ones a quick 5/8. Just let me know.
5/8 has the same feel as 5/4 I guess,anyway I never count while playing, I just get in the right "groove". After playing "take five" (Dave Brubeck) for about a thousand times, I feel pretty comfortable with this 5/4 thing, you just have to get used to it...... it seems more difficult than it is, same goes for 7/8....
Depends entirely on the context of the song and where the accents lie.
12312 12312 (Brubeck's Take 5)