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FDP Forum / Tin Pan Alley - Songwriting / 9/8. Is it feasable to write a rock tune in this time?

Hcochoa
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Aug 14th, 2012 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bass player brought in a riff last nite.

Him and drummer worked on it before I got there.

The main riff was in 9/8 and the chorus was in 4/4.

Couldnt find the pocket, or the "one".

I dont mind quirky songs but not for rock.

We're not Dream Theater.....

gdw3

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Aug 14th, 2012 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sure it is! 9/8 is basically a 3-feel. If your bass player is NOT playing a 3-feel, but emphasizing beats 1, 5, & 9, for example, then it's probably technically 9/4. 9/8 should feel like 1-and-uh 2-and-uh 3-and-uh.

I don't know any tunes off-hand, but I'll bet someone will come up with one or two.

Hcochoa
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Aug 14th, 2012 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I kinda figured that. Its 1.5 measures of 6/8

Hcochoa
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Aug 15th, 2012 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Morning Has Broken.

Butterfly.

Jesu, (something,something)

all in 9/8.

I guess I need to get my drummer to play more of a 3/4 beat
To get a better feel to work with rock.

gdw3

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Aug 15th, 2012 09:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some fusion-y tunes that are in 9 beats (9/4) feel like 8 with an extra beat.

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