Songs in Septuple meter (4/8, 7/8)

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Anne Elder
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Songs in Septuple meter (4/8, 7/8)

Postby Anne Elder » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:08 pm

Hi there,
FLSong's discussions starting to get interesting. Songs in unusual meters. I remember there was a challenge during FAWM to write a song in an unusual meter… Here's a Wikipedia article on this meter

I need to hear songs before I can feel the concept. Now Audrey mentioned that Pink Floyd's Money is in 7/8. The wikipedia article has a long list of examples, here are just some of them. In some the meter changes for the chorus:

Pink Floyd (partly)- Money
Seal - Dreaming in Metaphors (REALLY?? Can't count this one)
Sting- I Was Brought To My Senses (Intro 4/4, rest 7/4)
Cat Stevens - Rubylove (7/8)
by Peter Gabriel -Solsbury Hill (7/4)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Ethiopia (7/4 except for a 4/4 chorus)
Grateful Dead - Lazy Lightning ~ Supplication
Rush - The Spirit Of Radio (The first part of the instrumental bridge alternates between 7/4 and 4/4)

These songs just made my day :mrgreen: I knew most of them, but did not know about the meter (OK sounded different ;)) so much to explore …


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