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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?



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