Sungazers music has this beautiful off-kilter feeling to it and I hope to replicate it in my own music. How is this achieved?


(not sungazer but at 6:30)

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    You mention wanting to know about the notes and chords played, but what sounds off kilter to me in the first piece is the meter--the number of beats in each measure, for example. Are you sure you want to limit the answers to just the actual notes and chords played? Commented Apr 22, 2020 at 22:36
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    thank you for the advice, I do agree that I shouldn't limit myself so I have deleted this section Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 0:42
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    Adam Neely explains much of what he and the band are doing on his channel. He has a video on "how to play with a drunk feel", various videos on microtonal approaches... so, have you watched them and tried to apply the techniques? If you did and didn't succeed, he has occasional Q&As on his channel. I'd try to get my answer straight from the horse's mouth if I were you, especially since this horse is so willing to share. Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 6:22

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A very simple way to do this is to utilize odd meters, such as 9/8, or 11/8. These allow you to create stumbling rhythm sections. And as a commenter stated, Adam himself has several videos detailing how to do this in much more depth.

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