i want to transcibe this recording, but i'm having doubts about the time.
i think it's 7/4, but sometimes it's less obvious.
i want to record the piano solo section, where i really start to doubt if it's 7/4.

what do you think?
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*want to transcribe the piano solo section
very nice piano playing, unmistakeably robert glasper :-), love this man's piano playing, i hear what you mean about the time signature... gosh... i thought it was 4/4 with some other time on top of it, but phew, tough going. this is a bit cheeky but have you tried 'playing along' with the track anyway to see if you'll absorbe the 'feel' of the tune... ???
hi, the time signature is 7/4, all the chords are played on the last 16th note of each beat.
then when the music seems to slow down (but in fact doesn't), they play in 6/8 : one two three two two three

if you clap your hands in eight notes on the first section, and keep on clapping at the same speed on the second you will see what i mean.

another way to understand that is that the second section is in 4/4 but the pulse is the dotted quarter note of the first one.

hope it will help

I can't get a grasp of these exact chords... they seem a bit ambiguous. Does anyone know what the chords are?? I'd really appreciate it !

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Old post, but still very interesting! And thanks for allowing me to join here: I look forward to exploring the site!

So here's what I've got:

I agree it's in 7/4 and the chords initially are on the "a" as in 1e+a for the first 7 bars of 7 except for the last few beats in the 8th bar (before the brief time change) in which he plays the chords on the downbeat. Then, it is definitely a 4/4 feel for four bars (16 beats of this time change in total), and this is the interesting part it took me a while to figure out and maybe you guys won't believe me but it's probably worth confirming because it is so cool:

Relative to the 7/4 section, the 4/4 section is 4 beats against 3 beats of the 7/4 section.

Or, said another way, taking the 4/4 section as the basis for the time, the 7/4 section is 7 beat measures of 3 against 4.

So if you just tap on the downbeat during the 7/4 section and keep going into the "4/4" section you will see that you are taping out 3 against 4.


Or maybe he doesn't switch to playing the chords on the downbeat lol. This is a doozy

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