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@millineutronwrote:

This topic is wide open. Could be actual Math Rock, with complex rhythms or weird time signatures, such as the band American Football with their song Never Meant: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_NfnXdXpjL0

 

OR you could also include songs containing numbers and/or Math terms in either the title or the lyrics, such as Love Minus Zero / No Limit by Bob Dylan.

 

Whatever! Oh, and no worries if you post something that someone else has already posted here. That would just be Math Rock Squared! 🤓

 


Sounds good to me!

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Niiiice! I'm pretty sure Mickey Hart was one of the early rock drummers to experiment with polyrhythms etc, and was influenced by the Nigerian percussionist, Babatunde Olatunji, who came to America in the late 50's. Thanks for the great explanation of 11/12 time, although I can't always find the downbeats myself as I'm listening. Tricky stuff! The Elevenhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5McdXcZKbw

 

Another very polyrhythmically talented drummer is Danny Carey of Tool. For example, on their song Forty Six & 2https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t8CWXPXujXc

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The Eleven ==== Grateful Dead

 

This song is all about math - and psychedelic, hippie nonsense.  And odd musical time signatures.  Common time in music is sometimes also called 4/4 - that’s 4 beats in 1 measure.  The Eleven is an odd time signature known as 11/12.  They drop the last beat.  So instead of the beat going 1234, 1234, 1234 it goes like this: 123, 456, 789, 10 11.  That drives the beat really fast and the Dead would morph common time into The Eleven and back again over the course of, usually, about 10 minutes.  Lots of fun.

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This topic is wide open. Could be actual Math Rock, with complex rhythms or weird time signatures, such as the band American Football with their song Never Meant: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_NfnXdXpjL0

 

OR you could also include songs containing numbers and/or Math terms in either the title or the lyrics, such as Love Minus Zero / No Limit by Bob Dylan.

 

Whatever! Oh, and no worries if you post something that someone else has already posted here. That would just be Math Rock Squared! 🤓

 

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