Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.
This week's set was also prompted by Promises, Promises.
Last week I focused on the subject matter of the song. This week I'm revelling in the joy of complex time signatures. Promises, Promises gets a second play, as it's the launch pad once again.
1 - Promises, Promises - Dionne Warwick
This song alternates between 3/8 and 4/8.
2 - Good Morning, Good Morning - The Beatles
This song uses 5/4 and 4/4, with 3/4 to transition between the two!
3 - Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
This song uses 7/4 while moving into 4/4 at the end of each chorus.
4 - Seven Days - Sting
This song alternates between 3/4 and 2/4.
5 - First Circle - Pat Metheny Group
Hoo boy, do I love this one.
Here's a bit of conversation about it in the user comments on You Tube:
"Someone who has experience as a percussionist told me the time signature was 22/8." -- Mark
"It is. It's easier if you break it down into 12/8 and 10/8 though. Count 3+2+3+2+2 and 3+3+2+2." -- Alex