Tag: irregular time signature

  • 10 Classic Songs in 5/4 and 5/8 Time

    10 Classic Songs in 5/4 and 5/8 Time

    Writing and playing in irregular time signatures is tough, but here are ten great songs with grooves that sound effortless and infectious!

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  • What Is Going on in This Noname Beat?

    What Is Going on in This Noname Beat?

    Today we try to break down the puzzling mathematics of Noname’s unquantized, Dilla-esque beat in “Sunny Duet” (Nerds unite!)

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  • Math and Music: Making Complex Meters Simple

    Math and Music: Making Complex Meters Simple

    Most of musical notation can be interpreted in simple mathematic structures, here’s how you can learn complex time signatures in a super easy way!

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  • Seven Beats to Heaven: Our 10 Favorite Songs in 7/4 and 7/8

    Seven Beats to Heaven: Our 10 Favorite Songs in 7/4 and 7/8

    Here are our 10 favorite songs written in the time signatures of 7/4 and 7/8. Check out what makes them tick and hopefully they’ll give you some ideas!

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  • How ‘Hamilton’ Put the Music Back at the Center of the Musical

    How ‘Hamilton’ Put the Music Back at the Center of the Musical

    It’s been dissected as a runaway commercial success. It’s been analyzed as an incisive commentary on current race relations. It’s even, at times, received its due as an example of complex poetry in rap. But, rather counterintuitively, relatively few trained musicians have talked about this Broadway hit as pure music in and of itself. Leaving the […]

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  • Why the Gorillaz’ “5/4” Isn’t Actually in 5/4

    Why the Gorillaz’ “5/4” Isn’t Actually in 5/4

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. If a music lover happens to be a fan of both technically complex music, and popular genres like rap, electro, hip-hop, and dance EDM, then the Gorillaz’ 2001 […]

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  • 4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    With Soundfly Mainstage, you’ll get personalized mentor support and feedback on your work over a six-week course session, whether you’re looking to write music for a string quartet, improve your understanding of composition, or insert more climactic emotion into your harmony, and more! Introducing irregular time signatures into your compositional practice can be a liberating […]

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