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Summoning: Six-Pointed Star

By Arcana on August 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Question to all of you listeners: does this sound coherent? Or like a real mess?


The experiment today was to experiment with atypical rhythms. Here, I did that by playing mostly 3-bar phrases in 4/4. However, there's a bell motif that's 3/4, the hi-hats occasionally play triplets, and there's a synth riff playing in triplet.

There's a transition to typical 4/4 in the middle (the melody plays a 9-bar phrase); there's one 4/4 bar of lead-in and a 5/8 bar to lead-out and transition back into the 4/4 section with 3-bar phrases.

The measure of success of course is if it sounds like a song with real transitions and some amount of predictability instead of sudden shifts in tempo and rhythm.

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August 28, 2020 6:05 pm

It sounds coherent enough. The discourse in the transitions isn't coming from the fact you're using odd signatures; those rarely cause any sort of disjunction. It's the sudden dropping of threads, things are left unresolved.

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