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Post by GloriousEmpire on Thu 30 May 2013, 10:31 pm

Here's a question I came across in a work organised pub quiz that got no answer on the night, see if you are smarter Hug :

What links the following songs:

Dave Brubeck : Take 5
Radiohead : 15 Step
Sting : Seven Days
Led Zeppelin : Four Sticks

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Post by Stella on Fri 31 May 2013, 8:05 am

I take the answer isn't numbers??

So, I have no idea idea
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Post by Hero on Fri 31 May 2013, 8:21 am

Is it to do with unusual time signatures?

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Post by Galted on Fri 31 May 2013, 8:27 am

Did a bit of internet research on each song and seems they were all written, or partly written, in 5/4 time signature. I have no idea what that means but apparently it's quite rare.

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Post by GloriousEmpire on Fri 31 May 2013, 9:10 am

Yeah, top skills. When i started looking at it, It's interesting how many of the "great" albums have 5/4 content on them.

There must be some subtle psychology, or maybe just indicative of some musicianship that gets picked up on even by Luddites like myself.

I imagine eventually industry whores like Simon Cowell will spot it and we will have endless X factor manufactured pop tarts belting out manufactured 5/4 radio friendly paff.

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Post by Il Gialloblu on Fri 31 May 2013, 11:27 am

I'm not surprised it got no right answers in a pub quiz.
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Post by GloriousEmpire on Fri 31 May 2013, 11:31 am

Il Gialloblu wrote:I'm not surprised it got no right answers in a pub quiz.

Well it was a work pub quiz Wink

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Post by Il Gialloblu on Fri 31 May 2013, 11:49 am

Is music your line of work?
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Post by Galted on Fri 31 May 2013, 11:51 am

Person who set the quiz must've been a bit like Gareth from The Office with his questions on the military.
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Post by Stella on Fri 31 May 2013, 12:05 pm

Galted wrote:Person who set the quiz must've been a bit like Gareth from The Office with his questions on the military.

Ha, was thinking the same.
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Post by Stella on Fri 31 May 2013, 12:05 pm

Galted wrote:Person who set the quiz must've been a bit like Gareth from The Office with his questions on the military.

As above.


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Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 31 May 2013, 2:38 pm

GloriousEmpire wrote:Yeah, top skills. When i started looking at it, It's interesting how many of the "great" albums have 5/4 content on them.

There must be some subtle psychology, or maybe just indicative of some musicianship that gets picked up on even by Luddites like myself.

I imagine eventually industry whores like Simon Cowell will spot it and we will have endless X factor manufactured pop tarts belting out manufactured 5/4 radio friendly paff.

Prett sure 5/4 is inherently non-radio friendly!
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