## Re: Lilt

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What I can't figure out, however, is why typing &frac68; doesn't make 6/8 show up all fancy fraction-like. Whereas &frac12; yields ½.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 8:19 PM
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68

This should be close.

Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 8:34 PM
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Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 8:34 PM
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Oh, hey, neat. Thanks, md.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 8:37 PM
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It's good. Thanks Stanley.

What do you have against 6/8 time?

Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 8:57 PM
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It has a rhythmic element running counter to the 6/8-ness -- the "go fuck yourself go fuck yourself" rhythm of "two against three", one form of hemiola.

Posted by: Vance Maverick | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 9:03 PM
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What do you have against 6/8 time?

Mostly I'm being lazy. It's that I find it challenging to play in, because it's harder to think of original things to do. At least for me.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 9:10 PM
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I suppose drummers are among the most likely people to have strong opinions about specific time signatures.

Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 9:19 PM
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7/8? Love it.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 9:23 PM
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Love Dark Dark Dark. They're also great, if almost painfully nerdy, live.

Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 07-12-12 9:40 PM
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Rory periodically tries to help me understand time signatures. I do know Ingrid Michaelson's cover of Over the Rainbow is in 3/4 time, and I can actually hear it now, I think. But now I am going to have to make her explain why 6/8 is not the same as 3/4, because, you know, math.

Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 4:36 AM
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6/8 feels like two sets of threes; 3/4 just feels like sets of threes.

This was a cool song; better than that Civil War bullshit.

Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 4:40 AM
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11.last: I don't get that either. You can just use half notes in the 3/4 time.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 5:03 AM
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13: For the same reason, you can often tell when a piece of music was commissioned on a fee-per-note basis, because the composer will try to sneak in a few measures of 12/16 time.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 5:13 AM
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Until somebody gives a precise definition of a note in milliseconds, why not?

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 5:59 AM
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Maybe someone has and they just need the power to crush those who oppose them.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:04 AM
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I know those cats! Hell, I used to sign some of their paychecks. They're not necessarily to my taste musically, but at least they're not just doing more West Bank Punk stuff, which I like, but also gets tedious after awhile.

Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:35 AM
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Have we had Tim and Freya yet?

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Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:42 AM
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I didn't know Tia had moved to Rome.

Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:52 AM
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18: That was quite something.

Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:57 AM
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I think my favorite part was the grooming bit, and the tweeter going "Oh please oh please ..."

Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 6:58 AM
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My reaction to this song was to get on itunes and buy the album. Thanks for linking it.

Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 8:43 AM
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OK, fine. Now I will listen to it. (I some kind of elderly person's refusal to watch youtube videos.)

Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 8:45 AM
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Oudemia listen pretty some day.

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 8:48 AM
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Heh.

Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 8:49 AM
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21: My favorite bit was The Equine Ambiguity. </Ludlum>.

Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 8:50 AM
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Wow! The streaming album linked here is very good too, so far. Anonymous Choir

Posted by: | Link to this comment | 07-13-12 10:12 AM
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27: I find myself not digging the choir parts of that so much really enjoying the covers in terms of just Nona's voice and piano, paticularly "This Woman's Work" and "Long, Long, Long."

Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 07-14-12 1:34 PM
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I like this band!

Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-14-12 2:14 PM
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… but it's no Girl Crisis.

Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-14-12 2:18 PM