Sunday, September 16, 2007

Its 9/16

Okay who out there can name some songs/compositions that use 9/16? Talk to me - the search is on. As far as I know, this meter is rarely used and when it is its usually mixed in with other meters and sometimes hard to hear. It can feel like fast 9/8, 9/4 depending on where the accents fall and surrounding meters. When I was trying to think of a straight 9/16 example I happened to remember a project that I did for my Traditional Harmony class back at Berklee. The professor challenged us to use uncommon keys and meters, so I composed a lovely piece in 9/16 in B flat minor (5 flats). It doesn’t sound that interesting, but I got an A. Anyways if your ears burn for this a sample can be heard on front page of Odd Time Obsessed by clicking on 9/16 star.

New this week on Odd Time Obsessed Radio

Stoner Rock out of FOUR???
Yeahhhh, can you believe that I found some stoner rock out of four? First I have to thank Rocksanne from for broadening my stoner rock horizons – her station ROCKS! If it wasn’t for her, OG and Fu Manchu would not be in my collection today!

Orange Goblin
Hot Magic Red Planet 7/8, 4/4
You’ll Have to Go to the Moon in That 6/4

Fu Manchu
Pick-Up Summer 7/4, 4/4

Melvins – They can be kinda stoner - they sure do go on and on and on and on.....
Gluey Porch Treatments (New and Improved) 10/4, 4/4
Resolve (New and Improved) 7/4, 5/4, 4/4

MattyO - Matt O’Connor is a friend of mine who is stoner-like and a songwriter/guitarist who has a unique blues/reggae/rock/70s sound.
Slop the Barking Dog Band 12/8, 5/4, 7/4, 6/4

Enjoy the Oddness….

Keep it ODD,
Countess B
Odd Time Obsessed

1 comment:

Rocksanne said...

Thanx so much! This is appreciated.