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Favorite Non-common Time Songs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Sonicfrog, Mar 29, 2013.


  1. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    This thread inspired me to do this post.

    What are some of your favorite songs that are in a time signature other than 4/4. I'll start with this one.


     
  2. Cycho

    Cycho

    Nov 30, 2010
    Take Five.
     
  3. Chazinroch

    Chazinroch

    Feb 2, 2003
    Ontario N.Y.
    Whipping Post starts in 11/8 and changes to 6/8 for the verses. I think?
     
  4. Spent

    Spent

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
  5. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Poor Fatty Arbuckle!
     
  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles. (verse in 7)
     
  7. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Genesis - Turn it on Again!

    Fantastic song... And the beauty of this song is that you can barely tell it's in weird time sigs.

    According to the Wiki ; 6/4 to 7/4 (13/4), while the intro and bridge sections are in 4/4 and 5/4 (9/4)

     
  8. kreider204

    kreider204

    Nov 29, 2008
    Every other King Crimson song. ;)
     
  9. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Whipping Post
    Blue Rhondo A La Turk
     
  10. Tool- the grudge
     
  11. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    Burning Beard - Clutch
    I don't know what it is, but it's odd - my best guess is that it alternates between 9/8 & 7/4??

    Maybe someone who likes Clutch and knows how to determine time signatures can verify what is going on in there.
     
  12. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
     
  13. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    your drummer is the Pope?
     
  14. Aside from "Money" and "Take Five" which have already been mentioned, I love "Free Will" by Rush. "YYZ" is good too.
     
  15. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    He was.

    He quit.
     
  16. HypersoulRocks

    HypersoulRocks Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Houston,TX
    Kid gloves
     
  17. bootsyc2001

    bootsyc2001

    Mar 19, 2012
    Seven Days - Mr. Sting
     
  18. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    nicely handled.
     
  19. zfunkman

    zfunkman

    Dec 18, 2012
    Footprints, Whipping Post, Take 5, La Villa Strangiato
     
  20. Natural Woman 6/8 - Aretha singing the Carol King composition
    Any Frank Zappa Song...more odd time signatures than I can count
     

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