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rhythmicdevil / Steven Wright 1mo+3dy ago
Ok I had my mind blown the other day. For reference I've been playing music for 30+ years, mostly drums. Recently I've been listening to a pod cast called Music Student 101, which I highly recommend by the way. The episode on time signatures is what got me. If you've listened to stuff I write you probably know i like an odd time signature here or there so I was excited when they started talking about odd time signatures. My brain kind of melted when they mentioned a composer named Chavez who written parts in 2.5/4 and apparently Stravinsky did it a lot too. I cant believe that I've never heard of that. Crazy.


     

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Scottyv   commented 1mo+3dy ago


I do it all the time...i just don't realize it! scotty

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xd238   commented 1mo+3dy ago


Did they explain what the difference is between 2.5/4 and 5/4 or 5/8?

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rhythmicdevil   commented 1mo+3dy ago


Yeah it's about where the stressed beats are. In 5/4 the stress is on the 1. In 2.5/4 the stress is on the 1, and the 3. For me I never thought about the stressed beats when writing a rhythm. I just pick the number of beats and the accents are where they are.

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rhythmicdevil   commented 1mo+3dy ago


It probably matters more as a hint when it's written music.