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time signature

Music a sign usually consisting of two figures, one above the other, the upper figure representing the number of beats per bar and the lower one the time value of each beat. This sign is placed after the key signature at the outset of a piece or section of a piece
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"Joe was a pioneer in odd time signatures and a vital part of the "Time" series the Quartet made at Columbia Records," said Brubeck.
The band's history of abrasive guitar noise and odd time signatures is here mostly abandoned for that Lennonesque piano-based sound and conventionally structured songs with gospel and blues-based melodies.
Described by Brodsky as an "ugly" record, due to its many odd time signatures and consistently alternating tempos, Perfect Pitch Black is, nonetheless, one of the most anticipated records of 2005.
Electrum - Progressive fusion power trio whose music emphasizes rhythmic ensemble interplay, complex arrangements - usually in Classical forms - and a thorough exploration of odd time signatures. Both their releases have been Out Of Print in the compact disc format for years.
They deliver a nice blend of screams, low-tuned guitars and odd time signatures.