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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Ari Nobody, Nov 21, 2020.
Can you tell what is the time signature of this Christmas song which sounds like it's being played by a ghost from another dimension inspired by Eddie Van Halen and Keith Levene?
The verses seems to cycle 2 bars of 4/4 followed by one bar of 3/4. Everything else seems to be in 4/4.
Would it be incorrect to call it 11/4?
Not that I know of. Most of us regular folk who wear tennis shoes or an occasional python boot simply tend to break longer phrasing into smaller bars of simpler signature that we're used to seeing all the time. But given how the melody and phrasing are laid out, 11/4 is perfectly acceptable afaik. Music theory purists may disagree.
How would professional musicians notate this? 4/4 before the first two measures and 3/4 before the third? Or just mark 11/4 at the start of the 3 measure cycles?