[Smt-talk] Pop songs with metrically altered transistions

akolek at music.umass.edu akolek at music.umass.edu
Fri Nov 27 13:44:37 PST 2009

Hello all,

I'm collecting examples of popular songs in which the measure preceding a
sectional transition is extended or truncated by a small duration, such as a
beat or half beat.  An example that comes to mind is Mercyful Fate's "A
Dangerous Meeting," where the measure preceding the third verse is a half beat
shorter than usual.  I'd appreciate suggestions from any genre of popular music.

Adam J. Kolek
Doctoral Candidate
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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