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# Odd Time

Instructor: Mike Salow
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• Instructor: Mike Salow Level: Intermediate Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Hello again! In this tutorial we will be talking about "odd time". Whether it's odd note groupings in 4/4 or an odd time signature, it is a very useful skill to learn. We will mainly be focusing on the numbers 5 and 7.  Starting with 5 and 7 note groupings and then moving on to the time signatures of 5/8 and 7/8. So like I said, we will begin with ...

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• Instructor: Mike Salow Level: Intermediate Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Now moving onto 7 note groupings. This is the same type of idea that we just accomplished with 5 notes but now with (you guessed it) 7 notes. Again we will be using the one octave C major scale in the same position but this time we'll be playing scale degrees 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. (C-D-E-F-G-A-B) In the same way the down beat of each measure will be on...

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• Instructor: Mike Salow Level: Intermediate Topic: Rhythm Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Moving onto odd time signatures and how to sub divide them. A subdivision is when you take a larger number like 5 or 7 and break it down into groups of smaller numbers that equal up to the original number when added together. In the case of 5, two common ways to subdivide is a group of 3 and a group of 2. Depending on which order you put these subdivision...

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• Instructor: Mike Salow Level: Intermediate Topic: Rhythm Style: Any Style

Excerpt: In the same way we subdivided 5/8 we will now subdivide 7/8. Since we have a larger number we have the option of using more groupings. NOTE: I forgot to mention in the previous video that when subdividing it is best to use groups of 2 and 3. (you can also use 1 but we will not in this tutorial). In 7/8 we are able to create more "feels" then when 5/8. Ag...

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