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Posted by David Kaczorowski on August 14, 2000 at 14:48:15:

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


: 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?

You're on the right track. Sometimes though it might be misleading.
You also have to pay attention to where the accents are.

The difference between one measure of 8:8 and two measures of 4:4 is
one measure. 8:8 and 4:4 are the same thing.

I can't think of any learning resources off the top of my head, but you
can find a lot of metric modulation and odd time and triple meter, etc.
in orchestral music from the late 19th century to the present; The Planets
as I recall, Tchaikowsky's 4th symphony, Benjamin Britten's "Peter Grimes
Four Seas Interlude" if memory serves. For some really odd time signatures
check out some Stravinsky pieces such as Petroushka and Ragtime For 11
Instruments.


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