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Never mind, I think I figured it out. I listened to it again, this time at full volume with headphones on so I could hear the beats better. I found that although the second word in "out of style" certainly came before the second beat, the next word "style" also comes before the third beat by the same amount. This makes me think that it's a regular 4/4 ...


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There are a few ways to describe what is happening here. The most general is syncopation, which is emphasizing the rhythmically weak beats of a measure. It sounds to me like Taylor Swift is singing a 3+3+2 pattern, with the last note sustained over the barline. This type of rhythmic pattern is ubiquitous in popular music. This essay calls it "The World’s ...


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"Hemiola" seems to be the best term I can find. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiola : In rhythm, hemiola refers to three beats of equal value in the time normally occupied by two beats. Don Michael Randel (ed.), New Harvard Dictionary of Music (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1986), p. 376.


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AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd is religious about playing behind the beat. Very simple drumming, but when you actually sit down and play it, it's hard to replicate his groove and feel. Try some songs like Cover You in Oil, Gone Shootin', Highway to Hell, Rock n' Roll aint noise pollution, etc.


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The software-based course "Sight Reading Method" does rhythmic and melody reading separately at first, and combines them later. It also allows you to customize rhythmic training exercises by choosing the rhythmic elements you want to practice with. There is a Windows and Mac version available for download at micrologus.com and some more description at ...


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This had me wondering, there must be some way to do an analysis where the songs can generate some graph, and we can compare the graphs. Is my thought valid? Sure. You can graph the songs' pitches (Y-axis) over time (X-axis) to compare them. That's what a score is. A musical score is a peculiar sort of notation for graphing pitch over time for the ...


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Oops, I found it pretty quickly after I used the after using google quotes operator around "1 ta te ta" and found a link to the name, The Eastman Counting System. More details here The correct way to count triplets is "1 la li, 2 la li." And to count dotted 8th notes, you just count on the right syllables, here shown in bold: "1 ta te ta, 2 ta te ta" As I ...


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Just a different sort of flashcard. Get some blank postcards and a black marker pen and in your best musical handwriting, notate a rhythmic pattern lasting one crotchet on each card. Each single card could contain for instance (a non-exhaustive list): crotchet quaver quaver crotchet rest dotted quaver semiquaver semiquaver semiquaver quaver rest Triplet ...


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Without a picture, we can just guess, and my guess is that it is referring to a triplet. Something like this for instance: Τhe eighth triplets (second group,second bar) are 3 eighth notes that are being played in one beat; the quarter triplets (first group,second bar) are 3 quarter notes that are being played on two beats etc.


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6 | V ^ ^ v ^ ^ | 8 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 6/8 compound time can be thought of as duple meter consisting of two beats to the measure, where the dotted quarter note gets the beat. 6/8 is just a notational simplification -- if Carl Orff's time signatures had caught on we might call this time signature 2/q. (a two on top of a dotted quarter note). I consider an ...


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If you don't care about software costs, then check out Ableton Live. Its a fully featured DAW that will allow you to jam along with loops and also record and arrange your results.


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You want to google "auto accompainment software". People seem to dig this: http://www.digibandapp.com/ Also: http://www.1manband.nl/ If you want something more advanced and beyond what your Ketron does, you may want to try out Ableton Live and the like: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ As the name suggest, it is a live performance-oriented DAW that ...



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