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Old 05-02-2014, 02:55 PM
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This Fleetwood Mac classic totally evades me. I just can't understand how the thing works! Right from the start it seems to follow a quirky rhythm that I find impossible to follow. The lyric seems to jump in at just the moment when you least expect and I find the beat hard to follow.
OK, it's me - I know it's me, but I just don't know how to make sense of it.
Is it written in 4/4 or what?
It's such a great track but it's driving me crazy.
Somebody please HELP!
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:56 PM
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I'm with ya. It's a tricky little pattern. Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:17 PM
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Definitely 4/4 all the way - but the intro is definitely off the beat and tricky.
Once the song starts, the 4/4 is pretty clear, even though the vocal is oddly phrased across it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:34 PM
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Acoustic Guitar Magazine published the music a few months back. I'll try to find it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:59 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but I did not find the song hard to learn...........
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:41 PM
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I have no idea what 4/4 means, but it's a simple song to learn.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:39 AM
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I have no idea what 4/4 means, but it's a simple song to learn.
It means the standard 4-beats-in-a-bar" rhythmic feel of most rock music. (Do you ever count "1-2-3-4" to get into a tune? That's 4/4... probably....)

Personally, I agree about the meat of the song, but I do find it hard to hear where "1" is in that intro, until the verse gets going.
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