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skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, September 21, 2018


I like songs with odd time signatures or songs with time changes. They get my attention, and they make me follow them. I take some pride in my ability to do that, silly as that sounds. I love nailing time signatures downn

But when it's "Gravity's Angel"?

I cannot nail this one down. It's been thirty years since I first heard this tune.

I can't do it. I love this song. But I surrender...
posted by Jim Yeager at 8:02 PM |


Not my favorite version of this song, but definitely one of my favorite odd time signatures.

commented by Anonymous Otter, 1:42 AM PDT  
Sounds like 8/8 to me.
commented by Blogger Asterix, 11:29 AM PDT  
big fan or early anderson. saw her in concert once, her big finale encore morphed into 'o superman,' her signature hit.

personally i'm fond of 'it tango'
commented by Blogger skippy, 1:38 PM PDT  
Sounds like 9/8 to me.
commented by Anonymous Otter, 3:57 PM PDT  
I hear the accent on beats 4, 7, and 9.

one two three FOUR
five six SEVEN
eight NINE
commented by Anonymous Otter, 4:02 PM PDT  
Bartkid sez,
>... cannot nail thing one down.... It's been thirty years....
I guess, then, it is [puts on sunglasses just before Roger Daltry does his scream and the drums kick in] timeless.

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:18 AM PDT  
commented by Blogger Naincy Kumari, 5:20 AM PDT  
commented by Blogger Naincy Kumari, 5:20 AM PDT  
Best guess, based on what I think separates the first 'Send it up" from the second in the chorus, and the tune's tempo is around 60 quarter notes per minute: it's in 23/16.

That's assuming I counted correctly. I know of one song that's mostly in 19/16 time, but 23 anything is uncharted territory to me.

Bottom line, I'm certain I've still gotten this one wrong...
commented by Blogger Jim Yeager, 5:52 AM PDT  

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