[Smt-talk] Pop songs with metrically altered transistions

MICHAEL MORSE mwmorse at bell.net
Sat Nov 28 15:47:15 PST 2009


  Lots of Burt Bacharach. "Say a Little Prayer" and "Look of Love," for starters. Dunno how tight your definition is, but do you want to count other kinds of mixed meter interpolation, such as "Here Comes the Sun," by the Beatles?

MW Morse

> Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 16:44:37 -0500
> From: akolek at music.umass.edu
> To: smt-talk at societymusictheory.org
> Subject: [Smt-talk] Pop songs with metrically altered transistions
> 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.
>  Thanks,
> Adam J. Kolek
> Doctoral Candidate
> University of Massachusetts Amherst
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