Old 05-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Weird Gritty Underground Beat (3/4 Time Signature)

Some weird little diddy I made the other day; first 3/4 beat I've ever done:

http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...&q=hi&newref=1

Whaddya think?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Default I just listened.....

...and it's very cool. Nice job. Clean recording. Good production. Lovely strings. Well done.

I believe this would actually be considered 6/8 time.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:13 AM   #4
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Like it! Weird. Yes. No. Feels like Miss Marple dances while listening to Georg Gershwin's Summertime. No waltz. It's indeed 6/8. And the livin' is easy
As i said. Like it!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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...and it's very cool. Nice job. Clean recording. Good production. Lovely strings. Well done.

I believe this would actually be considered 6/8 time.

Yeah, after talking to a few people about this one I believe it is actually 6/8 too

Thanks for the all the positive feed on this one!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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How do you tell 3/4 from 6/8? I thought they were interchangeable.

I like this beat, nice work.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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This probably isn't the best explanation of why it's 6/8 and not 3/4, but it's how I understand it. With this song, if you count:

1-2-3-1-2-3-kick-2-3-snare-2-3

it doesn't feel like it resolves right with the kick/snare pattern. You could force it into a 3/4 count like:

1-and-2-and-3-and-kick-and-2-snare-3-and

but then the emphasis on the "and" beat with the snare just feels sort of wrong. When you count it out as 6/8, then it feels like it resolves correctly because it puts the kick on the downbeat:

1-2-3-4-5-6-kick-2-3-snare-5-6


[edit]also, @pgathriller - I love the song, a lot of nice tension and release!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
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...and it's very cool. Nice job. Clean recording. Good production. Lovely strings. Well done.

I believe this would actually be considered 6/8 time.
that´s right 6/8
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #9
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Default Accentuate the positive......

Listen to a true classical waltz. The "One " beat is accented each time. One-2-3, One-2-3. (Heavy, identical accent on the "one", each time.)

In 6/8, the accent is different. In 6/8, the "one" is heavily accented, whereas the "four" is a lesser, weaker, accent.

ONE-2-3-four-5-6. ONE-2-3-four-5-6. ("Four" being a weaker accent.)

It all about the accents.
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Cool, I get it. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Like it! Weird. Yes. No. Feels like Miss Marple dances while listening to Georg Gershwin's Summertime. No waltz. It's indeed 6/8. And the livin' is easy
As i said. Like it!
first impression was it might be like "basehead 2000bc", then the strings made me think "art of noise", then i stopped looking for influences and just listened.

pretty cool
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:10 AM   #12
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It's 12/8, or the triplet variation of 4/4. Based on the chord changes.

compare to this Ray Charles clip -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GX8UalMq8k

Or this by Freddie King (song = Percy Mayfield's classic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Pi3JWxWnU
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