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Songs in 12/8

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Trist6075, May 6, 2003.

  1. Trist6075

    Trist6075 Guest

    Mar 6, 2001
    Could you guys give me some song names that are in 12/8 time. I need to work on this and I want to get a feel for how it sounds in songs. Anything classic rock or blues would be appreciated.

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    U2's "Trip Through Your Wires."

    Eric Johnson's "Once a Part of Me."

    SRV's "Wall of Denial."

    12/8 is standard blues shuffle meter. A lot of blues songs are in 12/8.
  3. "Memory", from Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    I remember playing that once, and I stuffed up. Man did I feel stupid.
  4. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Jimi Hendrix: Red House
    Catfish Blues
    Once I Had a Woman
    Bleeding Heart
    Jelly 292
    Electric Church Red House (Intro in 4/4; the rest in 12/8.)

    BB King: Sweet Little Angel
    Gambler's Blues
    My Mood
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Born with a broken Heart
    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Gary Moore: Story of the Blues
    Jumping at Shadows
    The Blues Is Alright
    Nothing's the Same
    As the Years Go Passing By
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson
  6. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    It's a Man's World - James Brown
    Natural Women - Aretha
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    RHCP - Breaking the Girl
  8. Depeche Mode - Clean (apart from the bass intro).

    I didn't realise until I tried to record a version of it at the weekend.... :oops:
  9. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    The bass solo / guitar solo / bridge whatever part of Rush's Freewill is in 12/8, and is a pretty good example of how the meter works in a rock context.

    As well:

    That's definately in 6/8 (though aside from phrasing the two aren't really different)
  10. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    A lot of stuff by Opeth.
  11. wmwillis3


    Jan 27, 2013
    -"Minute by Minute" by M. McDonald (Doobie Bros) is one of my favs in 12/8-time. :hyper:
  12. One I'm learning right now...Billy Joel's Still Rock n' Roll to Me
  13. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    The Platters' "Only You (And You Alone)".
  14. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    Pat Metheny "The first circle"

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