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Secret of Mana - Dancing Animals

iamHoustonian

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Joined: Oct 03 2011

MANTANGO!!
I could really use some help with the timing on this one.
I would like to know how many measures to wait instead of just putting the time to play Guitar III's part.
I'm not too knowledgeable about that yet hehe =^.^= Thanks and enjoy.
Dancing Animals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTbktr6O0RI

Looks good :thumbup: lol,

BacardiBreezer

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Looks good :thumbup: lol, such a weird song

Cool Beans

iamHoustonian

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I love this fucking song!!!
It makes me want to dance around the forest with an Indian headress on hahaha

Anyone know the time signature for this song?

iamHoustonian

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I was trying to understand time signatures today by researching online. I think I got the jest of it but it's a little confusing hehe.
I'm going out on a limb here but I think this song is 3/4. I dunno :-)
It's like time signatures and tempo are getting mixed up in my thoughts or something.
Maybe I should just stick to my conventional method of creating music.
Which is "Damn, that sounded sweet." *Plays until it's seared into my brain
I'm not looking for a lecture or anything, just wondering if anyone knows the time signature for this song.

You can count it in 3/4.

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

You can count it in 3/4. There's more than one valid way to count the song, though. I'd count it as alternating 7/8 and 5/8, since the division feels pretty strong to me. (This can be written as a time signature change every measure, or as 7+5/8.)

BTW, when I count that, it's like this in my head:

1...2...3...4.1...2...3.1...2...3...4.1...2...3.1

So I feel each quarter note as a beat, but then the last beat of each measure gets cut in half. It definitely feels right to me that way.

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Auriplane!!

Thanks for the insight

iamHoustonian

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Maybe not the easiest song to test my new found knowledge on. hehe
Thanks a bootyload for that insight though. If I keep it up I'll get it eventually.
A friend of mine, who is an amazing musician that I was collaborating with on a Secret of Mana/Chrono Trigger cover band, said that I play odd time signatures really well. I was like "Okay? Cool." but I'd like to know exactly what he is talking about haha. Thanks again

Odd time signatures are time

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Odd time signatures are time signatures where the top number is odd. 3/4, 5/4, 7/8, 9/8, etc.

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Auriplane!!

Okay. That's what I thought it meant.

iamHoustonian

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Okay. That's what I thought it meant.
I just need to choose a low tempo like 60 bpm and experiment.
My problem is that I thought whole notes, half notes, quarter notes etc. were set in stone how long they should be played. No matter what tempo or time signature is in a song. Actually, for instance, in a 4/4 time song the quarter notes duration would change if the tempo went from 60 bpm to 100 bpm right?
I feel like my musical experience is that of someone diving in a spring and swimming fine back to shore, then now I'm dipping my toes in the cold water and I've got to learn to swim correctly so I can thrive in my element. haha
Doesn't make much sense but it does to me hehe =^.^=

Yeah, most of the time, the

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Yeah, most of the time, the beat is a quarter note. The beat is what you feel--you tap your foot to the beat, or bob your head to the beat. If the tempo is 60 bpm, and the beat is a quarter note, then you have 60 quarter notes per minute. That means each quarter note lasts one second. Change it to 100 bpm, and each quarter note lasts 3/5ths of a second.

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Auriplane!!

Indeed

iamHoustonian

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Indeed. I pretty much knew what the beat was but I was thinking that half, quarter, eighth notes etc. were held for a certain amount of time regardless. Like what you said about changing the tempo from 60 bpm to 100 bpm makes each quarter note 3/5ths of a sec, before I would think that would be like a 16th note or some weird shit.
The fog is clearing.