|PD: Shifted accents||22 Oct 2002 11:54|
(4 + 4 + 3+4+5 + 4... or 4 + 4 + 3+4+4+5 + 4... or 8 + 8 + 7+8+9 + 8...)
The related songs are: Killer Queen, (Brighton Rock), Now I'm Here, The Prophet's Song, Save Me.
Can anyone tell examples by other songwriters/bands?
Now I'm Here can be considered as a syncopation. Save Me and The Prophet's Song use this trick "stronger".
How would you transcribe Save Me: using 4/4 measures thorughout and threat the rhythm of those twisty passages as a special syncopation, or use bars in 7/8 > 4/4 > 9/8 ?
Can anyone of you perform Save Me with toe-tapping the 4/4 beats throughout?
|1.||Sebastian||04 Dec 2002 19:18|
|2.||PD||06 Dec 2002 17:12|
Are you talking about the first phrases, or the last phrases of the Verse & Bridge?
The first phrases have simple off-beat accents / syncopations like the cited line from Yesterday, but the end of the phrases have that rhytmic gambit I reffered as "shifted accents", and it is definitely not used in Yesterday. I'm actually still searching for a non-Queen application of it.
|3.||PD||11 Mar 2003 10:40|
In ABBA's Money Money Money there is a 7/8 > 9/8 figure.
|4.||PD||27 Nov 2006 10:59|
Check out m13-15:
For my ears that figure deceptively sound like the strong beats falling on the rising peak notes.
I mean my ears interpret the tune shaped like this:
* * * *...
But it is shaped like this:
* * * *
A case of shifted accents? I can't help my ear learning the latter interpretation as those high notes are hijacking my sense of downbeats for a few bars.
I would like to know whether you too are cheated by this piece of music, or just me?
|5.||PD||25 Jan 2007 09:24|
"I would like to know whether you too are cheated by this piece of music, or just me?"
|6.||PD||18 Apr 2008 13:12|
An essay on Led Zeppelin's rhythmical tricks:
Post was edited on 18 Apr 2008 13:17
|7.||angel||19 Mar 2009 14:12|
Recently I played Beethoven´s Pathetic sonata and I realized that in the main theme (after the introduction) there is the shifted accent. So it can be an example of usage of that shifted accent even before ragtime era.