[Smt-talk] Pop songs with metrically altered transistions

Jeff Hennessy jjhennessy at eastlink.ca
Sat Nov 28 16:58:11 PST 2009

The most obvious example that comes to my mind is The Eagles'  version of "Take It Easy" with an extra half-beat between the intro and first verse.


Jeffrey J. Hennessy, Ph.D.
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On 2009-11-27, at 5:44 PM, akolek at music.umass.edu wrote:

> 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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