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Topic: Insane Time Signatures Anyone?  (Read 884 times)

Offline winsto7

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Insane Time Signatures Anyone?
on: February 21, 2022, 03:15:27 AM
Anyone know of any insane time signatures?

I know Variation 26 of Bach's Goldberg Variations is pretty crazy, with 18/16 in the right hand and 3/4 in the left.

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Re: Insane Time Signatures Anyone?
Reply #1 on: February 21, 2022, 08:43:06 AM
A variation of the Brahms Paganini variations had 3/8 vs 2/4. Then I think they swap hands so you're even more screwed.

Did my bloody head in trying to learn that one.

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Re: Insane Time Signatures Anyone?
Reply #2 on: February 21, 2022, 10:48:18 AM
Genesis - Firth of Fifth 12/8, 4/8, 13/16, 15/16, 21/16, and so on. Prog rock in general is full of crazy meters.
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Re: Insane Time Signatures Anyone?
Reply #3 on: February 21, 2022, 11:50:24 AM
In Janacek's "They Chattered Like Sparrows" from "On an Overgrown Path, there's a section that's in 5/8 in the RH and 4/8 in the LH, with the bar lines lined up.
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