I Want to Know Your Favourite Time Signature

For those who play favourites (ba dum ching) 13 People

    3/4 (or 6/8)

    i think my soul must dance in 3/4 time. somehow whenever a song is in 3/4 time (or 6/8 time, same difference) i can't help but dance. that meter just feels so natural and right, i can't help it. often when i'm singing or playing a song and i notice that my body has started to...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    Five Four

    Heard "Take Me to the Riot" by Stars the other day on the radio and have had five four (from the chorus) stuck in my head ever since. That time signature is darned fun to count out, not to mention pretty edgy for a rock piece. Good on ya, Stars.
    breck breck
    22-25, F
    Aug 27, 2008


    In Argentine Tango class, the teachers put on a piece which was very hard to dance to initially. It's called "3,3,2" and is in 3+3+2 beats per bar, so it's like a fast waltz with a pulsing early beat every 3rd triple. While not quite synchopated, it has this sense of...
    ProfDavros ProfDavros
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2011


    I am currently in love with this piece from "The Tales of Hoffman," famously featured in "Life is Beautiful" (it's the opera music he plays from the speaker inside the concentration camp). Since it's in 6/8 time, I guess 6/8 has now become my favorite time...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2008

    Changing Time Signatures

    I love trying to dance to pieces where the speed changes, or varies time signature. "The drinking song" by Cat Empire goes from 4/4 slow march or foxtrot to 3/4 Vienese Waltz each chorus. It's fun to see if my partners can follow the change of dance without prompts.
    ProfDavros ProfDavros
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2011


    Interesting group! After some rumination, I would have to say... 1/1   Seeing as I can not maintain tempo, or for that matter any sort of genuine sense of rhythm, and don't even talk about timing, I suspect my brain views every beat as a new bar , provided it's doing...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jan 16, 2008
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