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MaV - you’re right about how The Beatles changed time signatures in their music. I had a math teacher in 9th grade and he always said “do the problem, work it out”

 

The best example of changing time I know of in The Beatles catalog is in We Can Work It Out.  It’s 4/4 until the middle 8.  You know the part where they sing “fussing and fighting my friend”. Stop there and listen; it goes 123, 123, 123.  Then back to 4/4.  Then back to 123, 123, 123 for “So I will ask you once again”.  Then back to common time.

 

Whenever I think about math I think about Mr. Kelly.

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                           Million Reasons              Lady Gaga

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I suspect much of the music by The Beatles would qualify in the changing beat / odd rhythms category! I think it became something of a signature for their music, but I don't know how to figure it out.  These songs change rhythm, and I'm sure there are many others.

 

I'm Looking Through You

Help

Strawberry Fields Forever  (try figuring that one!)

 

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@vitom712041wrote:

Forget the downbeats.  I have enough trouble keeping up with the count.

Thanks for that! Makes me feel a little better about being polyrhythmically challenged. 

 

@nyadrn wrote: Sounds good to me!

Yay! I'm honored!

 

@MaVolta

Good one!

 

@Loulit wrote: There are like a million of these. (Pun intended.)

Haha 🤓love it! So how about this one:

 

Million Years Ago -- Adele

 

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Forget the downbeats.  I have enough trouble keeping up with the count.

 

So in the light, how about Take Five by Dave Brubeck?

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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

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19th Nervous Breakdown

The Rolling Stones

 

There are like a million of these. (Pun intended.)

 

 

 

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Revolution #9

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1-2-3. Len Barry

 

” 1-2-3, oh, that's how elementary it's gonna be C'mon, let's fall in love, it's easy (it's so easy) Like takin' candy (like takin' candy) from a baby“

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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