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Normally, we're told that 5/4 is really 3/4 + 2/4 or 2/4 + 3/4. Well, I have to ask "told by who?" It is not the case that 5/4 has to be interpreted as either 3/4 + 2/4 or 2/4 + 3/4. It is perfectly valid to use groups of 5 crotchet beats as the overall rhythmic template of a piece of music, without having to have the same sub-groupings in different ...


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I'm wondering if the 5 was considered a 'common denominator' by the composer, or such like. Often, when just reading particular words to a song, emphases and a natural rhythm will be apparent.Reading the phrase out loud gives various different rhythms, and the composer has taken some of these to make certain words more stressed. However, he's also put the ...


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From your question, it seems you are totally confused about what to make, what instruments to use. I assume you are using virtual instruments for scratches, synths, bass and all other things. I will tell you an alternate (reverse) method for making a song. Some people use it, but I won't recommend you using it forever. Now you have a tune in mind, put some ...


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Barber's Adagio for Strings. Ravel's Pavanne for a Dead Princess Faure's Elegie. Wagner's Liebestod There are thousands of pieces written for funerals or other solemn (sad) occasions, and that doesn't even touch on Blues, or the stereotypical "I lost my job and my wife left me and my dog died and my truck broke down" Country song Or the Stone's ...


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"Call It Sleep" by Steve Vai on his very first album Flex-Able. As I hear it, it reflects the stages of mourning. According to this interview, Steve said "This piece was written when I was in school. It was on the original demo audition tape I sent to Frank Zappa. It was re-recorded at Stucco Blue and now appears on Flexable. The sentiment of this song was ...



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