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Posted by Nickos Kapilidis on August 04, 2002 at 04:10:21:

In Reply to: odd meters posted by greg on August 14, 2000 at 12:03:16:

: Just started playing in a Finnish folk music group, and there are some odd meters

: involved, and I need a little help.

: When figuring these out, I am counting the smallest subdivision I can feel.

: So on one tune, I am feeling eigth notes and counting

: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, and in anoither part of the tune

: I am feeling, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9. Which to me feels like

: 8/8 and 9/8 respectively.

: I know it is hard without hearing the tune, but is this even close to being a

: good way for dealign with odd meters? Also, is there a differecen between one

: measure of 8/8 and two measure of 4/4?

: Any good materials or tunes to listen to for coping with odd meters?


My name is: Nickos Kapilidis,drummer from Greece and I've read your concern about odd rhythms.
Since I'm writing a book about it ,I thought to answear your question,I hope this way can help you.
Here in greece we thing ,the odd rhythms in groups of 2 or 3.So,in a 7/8th bar we thing as: 1-2 ,1-2 ,1-2-3 as equal 8th notes .we accent the first of the two eight notes and the first of the three of each group.If you change the eight notes to quarter notes and play them slowly with the same accents and then speed them up you'll understand the grouping.
My web-site is:
www.nickoskapilidis.gr
I have audio samples at the '' odd rhythms '' page for 5/8-7/8-9/8.Watch out the way i count out and you'll see.
Please write me back if i can help more or my explanation here is a little confusing.
My best regards.
Nickos Kapilidis


My name is: Nickos Kapilidis,drummer from Greece and I've read your concern about odd rhythms.

Since I'm writing a book about it ,I thought to answear your question,I hope this way can help you.

Here in greece we thing ,the odd rhythms in groups of 2 or 3.So,in a 7/8th bar we thing as: 1-2 ,1-2 ,1-2-3 as equal 8th notes .we accent the first of the two eight notes and the first of the three of each group.If you change the eight notes to quarter notes and play them slowly with the same accents and then speed them up you'll understand the grouping.

My web-site is:

www.nickoskapilidis.gr

I have audio samples at the '' odd rhythms '' page for 5/8-7/8-9/8.Watch out the way i count out and you'll see.

Please write me back if i can help more or my explanation here is a little confusing.

My best regards.

Nickos Kapilidis





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