Re: How to count the 5/8 time in Sting song, "Hung My Head"
- From: Ravi <Raul.Fremont@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 08:14:49 -0700 (PDT)
On May 8, 7:18 pm, Nil <rednoise+n...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 08 May 2008, Ravi <Raul.Frem...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in
The Sting song, "Hung my head" alternates between measures of 4/8
Now, I want to strum the chord changes while singing the melody,
but not sure about the foot tap, chord strumming pattern and
which beat to emphasize.
I would consider this to be in 9/8 time, with the measure divided up
into 3 groups of 2 beats and 1 group of 3 beats. Tap your foot once for
each group. I don't know the song, but a quick listen in a noisy
environment make me think the band orders the groups 2 + 2 + 3 + 2.
DA! da DA! da DA! da da DA! da
If you live with the rhythm long enough you will learn to feel it.
OK I will try the above and see if I can feel it.
Further song info:
British rock musician Sting uses the 9/8 time signature on his 1996
song "I Hung My Head" from the Mercury Falling album.
He uses it by playing 8 eighth notes (in effect, using a normal 4/4
time signature), just followed by a single eighth note.
Thus, the division becomes: 4/8 + 4/8 + 1/8 = 9/8.
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