Odd meters and time signatures

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People who like their music in odd meters and time signatures, such as 5/4, 7/8, 9/8, and 10/8.

(10/8, 14/8, etc. may not be mathematically odd, but really they're just odd time thats been...

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  • elnimio

    9/8 is not an odd time signature at all...

    9 maj 02:04 Svara
  • mondogenerator-

    Seems odd Mastodon are so high up on this when they have almost no songs that stray out of 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8. Y'all need more mathcore, free jazz and 70's prog up in here. Stranglers have a few as well; Golden Brown's a waltz that slips from 3/4 to 4/4 every fourth bar, adding to 13/4. Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells has some weird ones as well. Bjork's been all over 17/8, Mahavishnu Orchestra's Birds of Fire is in some weird 5+5+5+3 with the drums going 6+6+6, and if you have to go with the whole progressive metal thing (which is, again, overwhelmingly 4/4), at least go for Gojira's Art of Dying. I don't even know what that one's doing. Also Battles. Always Battles. Oh, and orcs march in 5/4.

    9 jan 2013 Svara
  • pesimst

    Instrumental guitar rock in 7/8: http://www.last.fm/music/pesimst/_/%2778 5/4 over 4/4 and a keyboard solo laden with tuplets: http://www.last.fm/music/pesimst/_/Polly+Esther And clavinet driven mixolydian mode in 23/8, 17/8, and 11/8: http://www.last.fm/music/pesimst/_/Nocturnal+Festival+and+Dance+of+the+Garden+Gnomes Thanks!

    16 sep 2012 Svara
  • Synesthesis

    love 7/8 by the metal and jazz also in the movie music, mostly by Hans Zimmer Peacemaker, Angels and Daemons, Crimson tide,...

    29 feb 2012 Svara
  • OfensywnyRondel

    great instrumental, atmospheric progreesive/djent, must check! http://www.lastfm.pl/music/OfensywnyRondel/_/mini

    13 maj 2011 Svara
  • em0s3x

    The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tool, Mars Volta, Between the Buried and Me, The Sound of Animals Fighting, The Fall of Troy, Circa Survive, Mahavishnu Orchestra, American Football, Owen, Owls.... Where are all these great odd-time bands?

    6 feb 2011 Svara
  • JJ_Fu

    count to nine : http://www.last.fm/music/Tokolos/Untitled+Album/nine

    28 jan 2011 Svara
  • OfensywnyRondel

    http://www.lastfm.pl/music/OfensywnyRondel/_/onow 9/8 contained

    27 nov 2010 Svara
  • Jonzo67

    Oceansize should be connected.

    22 okt 2010 Svara
  • cxqthere

    where's blotted science?

    1 maj 2010 Svara
  • crestfall1

    pacothe, next time you check Muse, take a listen to songs like Assasin or Micro Cuts. they do change time signatures, though not so frequently.

    14 apr 2010 Svara
  • OfensywnyRondel

    hey, check out new enticing prog/math instrumental song at OfensywnyRondel's music page: http://www.lastfm.pl/music/OfensywnyRondel/_/Wrap+Teaser enjoy!

    20 mar 2010 Svara
  • pacothe27th

    And why are Sigur Ros and Muse on these charts? Last time I checked they don't even change time signatures.

    17 mar 2010 Svara
  • pacothe27th

    Woah man, let's get some more artists connected to this group. Namely The Dillinger Escape Plan, because they're ridiculous. And Tool, and Mars Volta, and Between the Buried and Me, and The Sound of Animals Fighting, and The Fall of Troy, theres alot missing here.

    17 mar 2010 Svara
  • johntardsbaby66

    i play in π/∆ where ∆=8.8980876(5!)

    6 nov 2009 Svara
  • junombwa

    Hi there all odd-timers! I'm happy I found you :)

    9 okt 2009 Svara
  • icarustheowl

    Check out the band "Icarus The Owl" 90% of their stuff is in an odd meter. A part in 23/16! :)

    5 sep 2009 Svara
  • werddrew

    @igor paersson Regular time signatures like 4/4 6/8 and 3/4 most definitely serve a very important purpose in music. They're the most natural ones and there's a reason people compose with them 95% of the time. When used effectively, they can stir up emotions from the listener that irregular time signatures cant (or at least not in the same *natural* way). It's precisely this which irregular time signatures exploit and what makes them so effective. It's that missing beat, that added beat, the alternation of meter that draws in the listener. Have you noticed how in lots of avant-garde rock, they often use *regular* time signatures for the most emotional sections? If you feel you can't enjoy music in regular time signatures put on Dvorak's New World Symphony and get back to me ;)

    4 jul 2009 Svara
  • werddrew

    @fading will You can group 9/8 as 2+2+2+3 I don't know if that would *technically* classify it as an irregular time signature (in an academic sense), but the alternations between duple and triple would result in an irregular feel

    4 jul 2009 Svara
  • Fading_will

    If I remember well my musical classes, 9/8 isn't anything like an odd time signature, but a basical ternary meter...

    3 mar 2009 Svara
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