Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only

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To: Ken Restivo <ken@...>
Cc: Linux Audio Users <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:54 am

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> To drift even farther off topic: I've noticed that people who do not have

That's interesting - I Ran that song through Sonic Visualiser last year -
and to me it seems as if the percussion is in 4/4 but the piano part repeats
mostly over 22/8 (11/4) but sometimes 10/4... When I broke down the part
into separate phrases I got 7/8, 6/8, 5/8, 4/8. I placed the output of Sonic
Visualiser on a grid which seemed to match perfectly and given the name I am
inclined to think that this is what is going on. It's a very interesting and
contentious song and I could very well be wrong - but that is my theory

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To drift even farther off topic: I've noticed that people who do not ha=
ve formal music schooling tend towards chromaticism, and make it work in in=
teresting ways. Speaking of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett didn't have any mus=
ic schooling, and "Interstellar Overdrive" is highly chromatic. A=
s are a lot of Radiohead songs-- no music school for Thom Yorke (Jonny Gree=
nwood was the only member who had music training). I was stunned some years=
ago to find out that the progression of the verses of "Morning Bell&q=
uot; was A=A0 Also, a friend and I learned "Pyramid Song" years a=
go, charted it out, and discovered it's actually in 4/4: the phrases ar=
e highly syncopated but they add up to 8 (IIRC) bars of 4.
That's interesting - I Ran that song through =
Sonic Visualiser last year
- and to me it seems as if the percussion is in 4/4 but the piano part
repeats mostly over 22/8 (11/4) but sometimes 10/4... When I broke down
the part into separate phrases I got 7/8, 6/8, 5/8, 4/8. I placed the outpu=
t of Sonic Visualiser on a grid which seemed to match perfectly and given t=
he name I am inclined to think
that this is what is going on. It's a very interesting and contentious =
song and I could very well be wrong - but that is my theory

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Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Jan 31, 12:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, frank pirrone, (Wed Jan 13, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Ken Restivo, (Thu Jan 14, 1:29 am)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Chris Hogan, (Thu Jan 14, 8:25 am)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, frank pirrone, (Thu Jan 14, 5:44 am)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Danni Coy, (Thu Jan 14, 1:54 am)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Ken Restivo, (Thu Jan 14, 2:15 am)
Re: [LAU] [Absolutely OT] - for musicians only, Philippe Hezaine, (Thu Jan 14, 12:25 pm)