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Old 01-08-2019, 06:29 PM
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Simple answer: Musicality and phrasing.

Obviously a lot of music has a triplet feel. So many ways to write it... 4/4 with triplets, 3/4, 3/8, 6/8, 12/8, etc. Each musical phrase tends to have a build of tension→ then release of tension/resolution of the phrase. Phrases build upon each other creating (metaphorically) paragraphs or entire musical statements (often missing in popular music).

While your brain is "wired" to 4/4 there are other duple time signatures that a common: 2/4, 4/8 as examples. And then there are other time signatures that can REALLY challenge some. Example: Allman Brothers Whipping post. You can call it 11/8 if you want or you think 3 measures of 3/8+ 1 measure 2/8.



...And then there's Dream Theater...

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