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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.
"I feel that my job as a pop artist is to develop as a musician, and to bring into my sphere elements that aren't necessarily pop, more complex intervals, complex time signatures." Sting collaborated with "skilled lutenist" Edin Karamazov to make the album with the highest level of expertise.
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.
For those who want to either learn or teach more formally about music, the DVDs include a basic instructional section on notation and time signatures. This segment can be used individually of in a classroom setting.
Their sound incorporates beautifully layered vocal harmonies, intricate guitar playing, and interesting time signatures. It doesn't hurt that it's incredibly catchy either.
In 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet (Brubeck, Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello) recorded "Time Out," an all-original album with unorthodox time signatures. The Columbia Records marketing department was certain it would be a flop.
Jason changed the time signatures in his renditions of Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz", and Neil Hefti's "Cute" so often that it was hard to keep up with him.
FM Le Sieur's musical time signatures are fortissimo italiano.
There is good variety in the music (Holland contributes five cuts, the other band members each contribute one), with a variety of rhythms and time signatures. The musical moods range from swinging to cerebral, but what really sets this group apart is their strong sense of rhythm combines with the unique sonic tapestries they weave from this unusual combination of instruments.
"This record [Beyond], in particular, and the last one [Timeless Tales] in its own way, deals with a lot of unusual and uneven time signatures," he explains.
The LSF consists of four elements: Time Signatures identify the historic events that leave their distinctive imprint on each generation; Birthmarks relate each age group's typical personality types; Rites of Passage show how people's values are expressed during different life stages; and Weather Reports describe the social forces affecting present and future lifestyles.
Book 4, for intermediate students who want more variety in their repertoire, features tempo changes, unusual time signatures and rapid syncopation.