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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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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