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Help me cop these changes?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by sleeplessknight, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    All, I'm having the brain-fart of all brain-farts on this one today. I've got this Ennio Morricone-type tune I'm trying to transcribe, and while I can 'make the changes' (it's just G C and D) I'm having a heck of a time trying to notate them. Is it 4/4 with measures of 2? Straight 4/4? 6/4? Any help would be most appreciated, and I'll gladly give you Imaginary Internet Points if you can help me figure out a sane way to notate this :)

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  2. I'd probably use 6/4. Others might use 4/4 and 2/4 recurring. The only reason I'd veer towards 6 is because it saves space and it's a constantly recurring cycle. Other tunes might have 4/4 and 2/4 then a bar of 4/4 then a bar of 4/4 and a bar of 3/4. In those cases I might write the smaller successions just to outline that process. The intended feel can be less obvious if written as 6/4, 4/4 7/4 etc.

    But there are a whole bunch of ways to write stuff like this (just check out Modern Rhythmic Notation by Gardner Read for a real hoot). You can even use 4+2/4 if you feel like it.
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  3. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I would also write it as 6/4.
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