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can someone help me figure out a time signature?

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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:03 PM
hello all. i know there are some musicians here.
can someone please help me figure out what time signature this is?

im sitting here trying to count it out and im just not getting it. i will blame it on my daughter sitting next to me playing talking tom

help is much appreciated because i can not rest till i know

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:08 PM
a reply to: TinySickTears

15/16ths? Sounds like it's swinging too...

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:12 PM
Sounds like a simple 2/4 to me. 1and2and1and2and1and2and1and2and ....

Try it.

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:16 PM
a reply to: incoserv says it's 4/4, but 2/4 or 4/4, sometimes it can go either way.

I'd count a slower 2/4 - 1and2and1and2and...

I guess they're counting 4/4 presto - 1234123412341234 ...

edit on 2017 5 10 by incoserv because: I could

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:20 PM
a reply to: incoserv

I think it's both. 2/4 in the beginning 4/4 in would could/should the chorus.

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:23 PM
thanks all
i like the 2/4 count

i dont know why i was having such a hard time with usually pretty good about counting them out

thanks all around!!

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:54 PM
a reply to: TinySickTears

Yeah its 4/4 with use of the 3 over 2 polyrythym for accents.
edit on 10-5-2017 by luthier because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:38 PM
Definitely 4/4.
You would be hard pressed to find a entire song in 2/4 unless it was a marching song or polka.
Usually music composers will just throw a 2/4 measure in at certain parts of a 4/4 song.
"Hey Ya" by Outkast is a good song that uses that.....4 measures of 4/4...1 measure of 2/4...2 measures of 4/4 repeated throughout the song.

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 08:40 PM
Look up some time sigs on Metallica for a mind melt. Master of Puppets and Blackened are two that make me vapor lock.

posted on May, 10 2017 @ 09:38 PM
It's in 1/1, along with every other song-


But then again I have never been all that into music theory...
Hands do time signatures, that leaves my brain to ponder over other important things, like if you gave Shakespeare a typewriter and an infinite amount of time of quill mashing, could he write the screenplay for planet of the apes?

posted on May, 11 2017 @ 12:04 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears

I only listened to about 30 seconds but it's a straight ahead 4/4.

posted on May, 11 2017 @ 12:12 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears

Uh, 4/4 with a 12/8 feel? That is one of my faves! I'm a big Eric Johnson fan and his rhythms seem to mesh with mine.

Synchronicity by the Police is 12/8 over a 4/4 beat as is Where The Streets Have No Name. The beats collide later on!

posted on May, 12 2017 @ 08:01 PM
try keep it greasy by zappa

its in 19/16

this isnt mine of course but awesome still

Finally, here's a nice rhythmic structure I transcribed from "Cucamonga" (in the course of arranging it for wind quintet - please note that this is the way I perceive it, though Frank may have written it in a completely different manner): Lead-in: 3/8 (8 bars, accelerando - in "Farther Oblivion" versions) OR 4/4 (8 bars, half-time - in "Bongo Fury") 3/4 (3 bars) - 2/4 (2 bars) - 5/4 (this whole structure repeats 3 times) 3/4 (7 bars) 5/8 - 6/8 3/4 (2 bars) - 2/4 (2 bars) 2/4 (2 bars - in "Farther Oblivion" versions) OR 7/16 (2 bars - in "Bongo Fury") 5/4 (2 bars, divided 3+2+2+3 8th notes - in "Farther Oblivion") OR 3/4+3/4+3/8 (repeated 3 times - in "Bongo Fury" - this is actually the same figure from "Farther Oblivion", but doubling the duration of the first 7 8th notes) 6/8 (one bar, both versions) 4/4 (4 bars - in "FO") OR 4/4 (8 bars in half-time, as intro) - 7/16 (2 bars) (in "BF") 3/4 (3 bars) - 4/4 (note that this part can also be understood, in both versions, as 4 bars in 3/4 and one in 1/4, since this last beat feels somewhat "detached" from the rest, with a slight "ritenuto"...) long fermata with guitar lick (in "FO") OR 5/4 - 7/8 (2 bars) - long fermata (in "BF")

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