There is value in deviating a little from the norm as an art form
There are many bands, both punk and heavy metal, that use irregular time signatures.
I love this irregular time signature.
It is easier to understand and more fun to play if the time is regular.
Sometimes such simplicity is pleasant.
But that alone is a bit boring.
There is value in deviating a little from the norm as an art form.
The moment there is a sudden change in time signature, the listener is drawn to it.
This is very effective, and it can catch the listener by surprise.
Modulations and tempo changes can have a similar effect.
Only shows its true value when it is beautifully integrated into the composition of the piece
However, it is not good to use too many irregular time signature without thinking.
It is a technique that only shows its true value when it is beautifully integrated into the composition of the piece.
The use of one time less or one time more in “Slayer” is truly brilliant.
“Aburadako” don’t have the time signature rather than using irregular time signature.
Rather than a continuous time signature, we could say that there is no time signature from the beginning.
Therefore, it is exceptional, transcendent, and cannot be described in the same way.
I would like to see more and more artists use such an intellectual and artistic form of irregular time signature.
May 27,2010 Freakz
The expression “it is beautifully integrated into the composition of the piece” is very apt after writing it myself.
The song “Dance of Eternity” by “Dream Theater” is so perfect that I think nothing better could ever be created.
I also like the occasional use of the “Ningen-Isu” odd time signature.
March 18,2022 Freakz