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Offline Algheri

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All three of these musicians are experts
« on: Mar13-2015, 20:13:54 »
The Time Signature is ridiculous. I can't even begin to comprehend what's going on here. All I know is that I THINK this is in the key of Am.

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Re: All three of these musicians are experts
« Reply #1 on: Mar13-2015, 21:06:12 »
I'm not a music expert, but I'm pretty sure this is an Arabic timing.

They write it 7/8... but it's actually a 4/4 and a 3/4 slapped back to back, is my understanding of it.

I'm sure one of the more prominent musicians on here can tell you better.

This is something to listen to to compare...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etGHVdW7Ujg

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Re: All three of these musicians are experts
« Reply #2 on: Mar13-2015, 21:11:47 »
It almost sounds like he's using an A Minor Persian Pentatonic scale. I'm pretty sure you're right about the 7/8. It's certainly wonky enough.

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Re: All three of these musicians are experts
« Reply #3 on: Mar13-2015, 21:52:33 »
I might be wrong but it sounds like he's alternating 4+3 with 4+3+1...there seems to be an extra beat in there somewhere.  I'd have to listen more closely. 

I don't hear an A tonality there Patches, to my ear it's centering around G.  Sounds like it could be a variant of a Phrygian scale.

To the Western trained ear, this kind of music defies analysis.  It could be anything really.
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Re: All three of these musicians are experts
« Reply #4 on: Mar13-2015, 22:02:02 »
I might be wrong but it sounds like he's alternating 4+3 with 4+3+1...there seems to be an extra beat in there somewhere.  I'd have to listen more closely. 

I don't hear an A tonality there Patches, to my ear it's centering around G.  Sounds like it could be a variant of a Phrygian scale.

To the Western trained ear, this kind of music defies analysis.  It could be anything really.

I was playing along to it, in what I thought was an Am Scale, but forgot that my guitar was tuned down a step, so G it is. Haha, my bad.

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Re: All three of these musicians are experts
« Reply #5 on: Mar13-2015, 22:22:07 »
Scordatura strikes again!