the song i believe is mostly in 8 measures of 7/8 followed by 1 measure of 8/8.
Intro does that all once........
part at 20 seconds does that twice (16 measures), then lyrics come ....
verse with lyrics does that twice until chorus comes in....
chorus does that twice.
However, the 7/8 and 8/8 measures are accented weirdly...
the 7/8 measures are strung in groups of two and accented as follows:
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 Repeat
so do that 4 times total and you have 8 measure of 7/8
You can also count every two measures of 7/8 12345 1234 12345 (easier to count the accents that way)
after it does the 8 measures of 7/8 it does one measure of 8/8 accented as following:
12345
678
then it all repeats
NOW after the chorus it gets a little bit different... it does the standard 8 measures of 7/8 with the same accents as before, but then instead of a
measure of 8/8, it is a measure of 9/9, with accents on 1 and 6 i believe.
Then there are 8 more measures of 7/8, but the accents are different. they are like this:
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 1 2 3
4 5 6 7
so instead of like 12345 1234 12345, they are like 12345 12345 1234. its just moving the accent a little bit.
Then instead of a measure of 8/8, there is a measure of 7/8 to make up for the beat gained by the earlier 9/8. this measure of 7/8 has accents on 1
and 6.
Then there's the drum solo thing which is just like the intro- 8 measures of 7/8 and one with 8/8 with the original accents
after that there's one more verse that repeats that thing with the 8 measures of 7/8 followed by 1 measure of 9/8, then the differently accented 8
measures of 7/8 followed by one measure of 7/8...
Then it goes into the final chorus... which is i think, not quite sure, 18 measures of 7/8 (9 groups of two) grouped with original accenting of 12345
1234 12345 followed by one measure of i think either 2/8 or 3/8
then the ending... 8 measures of of 7/8, just like the intro, with original accenting 12345 1234 12345, then one measure of 7/8 that ends on beat five
to end the song.
SO ALL IN ALL, its mostly in the same time signature of 8 measures of 7/8 followed by 1 measure of 8/8 for the whole song, just with weird
polyrhythmic accents over the top and a few sections where the 8/8s change into 9/8 and 7/8.
wow that was a challenge to figure out!
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