Odd Time

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by PollyBass, May 29, 2002.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Odd Time, anyone know of any sorces to perfect my odd time playing?
  2. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Probably one of the best things you could do is get the Abersold that is all odd time signatures. It's called, surprisingly... Vol. 90 "Odd Times".

    Another thing you might want to look into is drum instructional videos... I know that might sound odd, but there are a number of them that are specifically for odd time playing. You could play along with professional drummer boy in the video and you wouldn't be limited to the key signature/changes of any particular song that is in the Abersold.

    My $.02.

  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    my drummer has a metronome on his pc that can be adjusted to click to several odd times

    i dont know if theres a metronome that you can buy and practice to... but i bet someone here can point where you can get it
  4. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
  5. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Is it a Boss Dr. Beat? I have one of those and it can do odd time signatures. It can also play 8th notes, 16th notes, and 8th note triplets. :) It's good stuff.

    edit: oh... I just saw "on his pc"... I'm a complete moron, look at me over here. The Dr. Beat is a fine metronome still....
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
  7. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    What the hell? *bump*
  8. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I have never really had trouble with odd meters. I find sometimes counting is good for that (i.e. stuff like 7/8, 8/8, 9/16) but just being able to feel things helps with it other times (usually 5/4 or 7/4 for me is like this)

    I say count and take things slow whenever there is a doubt in rhythm.