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Nice use of 5/4 time
13 September 2014
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Congratulations @Oudis on reaching 100 posts and Abbey Road . We haven’t put up with you, we have thoroughly enjoyed your presence and posts.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

13 September 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Congratulations @Oudis on reaching 100 posts and Abbey Road . We haven’t put up with you, we have thoroughly enjoyed your presence and posts.

I second the motion. And I’ll add this comment, @Oudis, the word I thought of when I thought about you and your 100 posts is “solid”. You are an excellent member of our forum.

14 September 2014
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@meanmistermustard, @Ahhh Girl

Oh guys, your comments are so nice, you’re gonna make me weep ;-) I have certainly felt welcome in this forum, and enjoyed interacting with its members, and learning so much about the band I love the most and has been part of my life for three decades. Thanks to you all.

Oudis.

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

23 September 2014
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The first time that I ever noticed timing that was not standard in a Beatles song was listing to “she said, she said” and I couldn’t stop listening to it. I had to play to it over and over. 

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23 September 2014
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BobGreaves said
The first time that I ever noticed timing that was not standard in a Beatles song was listing to “she said, she said” and I couldn’t stop listening to it. I had to play to it over and over. 

I took a listen to that song again, and I’m pretty sure it’s not in an exotic time signature — it seems to be straight ahead 4/4.  However, ingeniously the drums are hitting an odd pattern of syncopation, so you get the impression it’s off-beat.  I wonder if Ringo came up with that himself, or if Paul arranged it for him…

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23 September 2014
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She said, she said is written in a 4/4 with a 3/4 section in the chorus creating confusion about where ONE is. 

By by the time you begin the chorus “she said you don’t understand what I said.” When you begin the next verse there are only 35 beats to the chorus. 

It starts out in 4:4 with 2 measures

/ she said you don’t under / stand what I said, I said /

Then it switches to 3:4 for 9 measures but without any change in tempo. Each quarter note still gets the same time. 

/ no no no, you’re / wrong when I was a / boy /    / everything was / right, /.   / everything was / right   /

now back to 4:4

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24 September 2014
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I wish I could analyze time signatures as easily as some of you guys. It’s all Greek to me.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

25 September 2014
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BobGreaves, ah now I see as I listened more carefully.  Not sure if it’s merely the addition of an odd 3/4 measure, but maybe something that could be counted another way (like one large measure of 14 beats which would be two 7/4, etc.).  Some time when I feel like counting all of that rather tediously, I’ll try to figure it out.

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