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Oddly Not Odd Meter: Jethro Tull, “A New Day Yesterday” (1969)

In an earlier post on odd meter the main question was, How can a song rock when it doesn’t stay in one of the physically cogent “regular” meters repeating two, three, or four beats? In that context it seemed remarkable … Continue reading

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Odd Meter: Pink Floyd, “Money” (1973)

Any meter that doesn’t maintain a feeling of two or four pulses per measure, or three in a waltz, is considered odd because it isn’t smoothly repeatable.  But odd meters can redeem themselves if they organize time on their own … Continue reading

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