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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 12:50:52 am »
speaking of time signature, I have a question. What's the difference between 3/4 and 6/8?

It also depends on how fast the song is. If it's a fast 6/8, then it is counted in two beats. If it's a slow 6/8, then you do count it to six.

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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2012, 12:56:02 am »
speaking of time signature, I have a question. What's the difference between 3/4 and 6/8?

It also depends on how fast the song is. If it's a fast 6/8, then it is counted in two beats. If it's a slow 6/8, then you do count it to six.
Though of course counting to 6 is done quickly and in "pulses" rather than two beats which are more strongly felt.
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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 07:26:20 pm »
It's still counted in six though. If there were a conductor, or you were tapping your foot, it'd still be six times a measure, which is why it's so dependent on speed.

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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2012, 08:51:44 pm »
I wonder how they say dotted crotchet in american naming? Dotted quarter note?
Yes. Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth. You'd just say "dotted quarter" or "dotted eighth" for any dotted notes.

speaking of time signature, I have a question. What's the difference between 3/4 and 6/8?

It also depends on how fast the song is. If it's a fast 6/8, then it is counted in two beats. If it's a slow 6/8, then you do count it to six.

No, not really. Even a slow 6/8 is often counted "one-two-three, two-two-three." Meaning it is counted as simply two triplet-pulsed counts.
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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2012, 08:58:38 pm »
I've honestly always counted 6/8 in my head as two sets of 3s, but with some songs it's easier to consider in sets of 2 per measure because of their rhythms.

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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 09:23:47 pm »
I wonder what time signature is this? O.O


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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 09:24:31 pm »
9000/4?

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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 10:26:29 pm »
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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 10:28:00 pm »
Ok I wasn't too sure if it was always 4/4 or even something like 1/1 during the entire song since some parts don't seem to have much of a pattern :P

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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2012, 05:41:42 am »
Well I now know this song is The Last Hurrah of Omnidance.
Sounds very 2/4 Time signature to me.
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Re: What time signature is that song?
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2012, 07:33:18 am »
I wonder what time signature is this? O.O


Just to clarify...

1000BPM to Rule them All is definitely 4/4 (be a bit awkward for 2/2 in this case I think). You can tell, even with all the spam notes, pay attention to the background bass notes, it's usually loudest every 4 beats (i.e. the first beat of each bar).
At the beginning you have something like this:

BOOM Boom Boom Boo-Boom
TA Ta Ta ti-ti (3 crotchets followed by quaver duplet)

And later on there's just BOOM Boom Boom Boom

So 4/4 there. Even at a seemingly 1000BPM.
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