Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dig That Crazy Beat

If you play music, you know what a time signature is.  The typical song is in 4/4.  It's counted as 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4.  Waltz or some western swing is in 3/4 time ... 1-2-3, 1-2-3.  But this song, one of the most famous jazz compositions ever, is in 5/4 time ... 1-2-3, 4-5, 1-2-3, 4-5.  Very cerebral.  Very cool, daddy-o (to borrow phrasing from the era).  Enjoy.  Follow along if you can.

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