Songs in 5/4 time.

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  1. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Well-Known Member

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    At the local Sunday jam we played an original tune that was in 5/4 time. I really struggled with timing. Can anyone recommend an online lesson or songs to practice that will help with my timing? I was OK until we hit the chorus which had more than one chord per bar. I couldn't get the timing of the chord changes right. I wanted to change on the three and I think the change was on the four. I ended up by not playing anything on the three so I didn't mess up everyone else's timing.
     
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    Jethro Tull - "Living in the Past"

    Dave Brubeck - "Take Five"

    Mission Impossible Theme

    Much of Yes' "Sound Chaser"

    It's either 3-2, 2-3, or 10/8 and something like 3322, 3223, etc.
     
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    The intro to White Room is 5/4, as far as I know (strum each chord 5 timers in 4 beats)

    Gm, F, Dm, C
    Gm, F, Dm, C, Am7

    is the way I play the intro.



    This may help you with the pattern. :thumb:
     
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    Same here....great call, I forgot...and i play this a lot.
     
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    Holst -Mars
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have a lot to practice now.
     
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    I really like Take 5. One of my favourite songs. I'll start with that one.
     
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    This was the one I knew Dave. Did Mission Impossible when I was in HS band way back in the 70s. Was a blast to play.
     
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    Just be glad we have Dave and a few others who know what the hell they talking about!
    I had to play some JT!
     
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    White Room here Frank hahah lol.i need a waa waa pedal
     
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    Get a Dunlop they make the best everything including people.
     
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    Water by PJ Harvey is too - and isn't too hard to play so you focus on the rhythm and not get distracted by crazy lead lines so it quite a good little practice piece. Before I vaguely grasped time signatures (still don't really though) this is the song pattern I had in my head to use for 5/4.

     

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