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The following song uses a Odd Time Signature. Two in fact.
Im not used to using them yet however, critique would be appreciated!
This song is in 5/8, but towards the end shifts to 5 and a half/8 then back to 5/8
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Fantastic use of time signatures. I really do have a lot of trouble counting the end because I'm pretty sure 5 and a half is not a time signature hahaha. I hear two counts of 6 and then this variation between 4 and 10 ughajkdfashf I don't know. Really clever melodies written. Even though I think 5 is sometimes not as hard as it seems, I liked your melodies and how they weren't so predictable. You've actually got nice mixing and production on this, I just really wish you had used a different instrument choice. The one you have actually works so very well, but damn it would be really cool to hear this on some less cheesy sounding instruments ahahahaha. Well anyways, really great job here. Impressive weaving through time!

Wilhiemthe2nd responds:

I will probably upload a different version of this but with me on an Actual Electric guitar, to add some drive behind this.
5 1/2 /8 Isn't a Orthodox Time Signature in truth, but it DOES exist. its basically like an Illusion. Towards the ending phrases of this song, The phrase ends half way through a Measure, hence it being 1/2
So instead of being 5/8 or 6/8 it is 5 1/2 /8
"Some composers have used fractional beats: for example, the time signature 2½ 4 appears in Carlos Chávez's Piano Sonata No. 3 (1928) IV, m. 1."
Its one of those Time Signatures you can't notice without changing a previous Time Signature.

Kinda hard to explain, I only recently began delving into Odd Meters. I might be listening to too much Dream Theater. Haha

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Jun 9, 2013
11:11 PM EDT
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9.9 MB
4 min 20 sec

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