Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy 14th

To celebrate this lovely day, and my recent Geddy siting....

Here's one for you in 14....

Driven by Rush off of Test for Echo 1996

Intro & Verses 14/8 123, 123, 12, 123, 123
Chorus 6/8
Interlude 12/8
Ending Chorus – Vocals in 6/8 and instruments in 4/4 for the most part

The original video is not on YouTube anymore, but you get the jist.



Lovin' the 14 riff,
-B

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As I heard it, 14 is not exactly right. I would say it alternates between 14 and 15. The first polyrhythm of 3's (four threes in a row plus two 2's) make up two bars of 4's (4/8's as you counted it), like the familiar Dadada Dadada Dadada Dadada Dada Dada rhythm in four.

This is followed by alternately 3/16 + 3/16 + 3/8, and 3/16 + 3/16 + 4/8 - that one extra 8 is a bit of a surprise.

Collapsing the 3/16's to one 3/8, and the inital polyrhythm pattern to 2 * 4/8 gives the whole rhythm as
4 + 4 + 3 + 3 +
4 + 4 + 3 + 4,

or equivalently, 8 + 6 + 8 + 7, or even 14 + 15.

BetZe said...

Right on - just making sure someone was REALLY listen...
Very true it certainly is 14/8 & 15/8 - good ear Anonymous! guess I missed that extra beat - it happens sometimes