Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Odd Time Meters: Foundation For Awesome Songs

*What is an Odd Time Signature and Meter?
Odd time and meter is simply a meter that is asymmetric, or a meter that has uneven groupings. Odd time can be expressed anytime that 5,7,10,11,13, and 15 are the top value in a time signature. The bottom of the signature can be any rhythmic value; it's the top number that determines if it's symmetric (simple) or asymmetric (odd).

Examples of Odd Time: 

*5/4 Example From "Vicarious" by Tool

 *7/8 Example From "Lateralus" by Tool

*11/8 Example from "Rosetta Stoned" by Tool

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