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|My Favorite Polyrythms|
A masterpiece in polyrhythm, the bridge blows my mind when the bass plays in 6, the drums in 5, and the guitar in 4.
The classic polyrhythm 3/4 over 4/4 in a classic song.
The Artist In The Ambulance
Blood Clots and Black Holes:
I adore the opening riff of this song. It's even better when it's played under a syncopated riff that adds a beat after each break in the rhythm.
Beautiful melody in 3 that is kept fresh by the chord changes in 4.
Train of Thought
Honor Thy Father:
When I saw Dream Theater a couple years ago, they played each part so effortlessly that they looked bored. However, during this song when they came out of a jam in the bridge, each instrument falls into its own time signature and it was the only time that night that they actually looked like they had difficulty playing. Ironically on the cd it doesn't really sound that hard.
There's a specific point in the song where the band does descending hits in the pattern of 4 hits, 3 hits, 2 hits, and 1 hit. After a couple of repeats, the band goes into a jam with the drummer following with his hands while he repeats the descending hits with his feet. It's amazing.
Rite of Spring
The birth of the polyrhythm.
|8||Dillinger Escape Plan|
The ghost notes on the snare give a haunting rhythmic beat a signature that I have yet to figure out played over a syncopated 4 beat on the ride cymbal.
The funky guitar riff which never seems to find the pocket in the steady percussive 4 beat is mesmerizing.
The drumbeat dances around by having the snare hit in 4 but the kick drum in 7 during the bridge.
|soundgarden - superunknown - my wave|
|nice list. good call on 1,2,5,10.|
Porcupine Tree - 'Even Less' and 'Anesthetize'
Meshugghah - 'New Millenium Cyanide Christ' and 'I'
|I don't even know how you can make this list without Meshuggah, but you clearly know your way around musical theory so I'll let it go. I would've put Meshuggah - Future Breed Machine on here for sure.|
|i love how 6 is just so much above the numetal realm, then after that album Mudvayne decided to stop being better than all the other numetal bands|
|1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 rule.|
2 especially despite being so simple, and 5 is tricky to get around, thus cool.
|I haven't listened to enough Meshuggah to make an educated decision about them although I know they are extremely talented|
|Not really sure about Miss Machine being a polyrhythm but I tabbed out the groove you're referring to on the fly. Copy and paste in Courier New text I suppose:|
P.S. I'm not sure if you're a drummer but you sure talk like one.
|Phone Home on Miss Machine is only polyrhythmic right at the beginning. Once the verse starts it's in a syncopated 4.|
|I love polyrhythms. We didn't talk about them much in Music Theory though.|
|props for Tool and Mudvayne|
|3 over 4 is really really simplistic. Also, there are way better polyrythms in Mirrored, Atlas is the simplest song in terms of this, Rainbow has a few and Race: In I believe.|