Ambrose Akinmusire video: whats going on here?

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  1. Hey guys,
    I have been really into Ambrose Akinmusire for awhile and I recently found this great video

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    I would like to play music like this but there are some things I don't understand that I want cleared up: namely, whats happening with the time? I am not great with meters and I have no idea how to count this tune. On top of that I really enjoy the way these guys are playing and I can here the form but I don't know how they are relating to the time, and how this chaotic music can be so grounded for these guys.
    Insights anyone?

  2. Quintricacy
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    It's a fast 7/8. While i can't tell you how they're subdividing it all the time, the main feel seems to be two half notes and then two dotted quarters. So if you think of it as a bar of 4/4 and a bar of 3/4 it's two half notes and then 2 over 3.

  3. JorgeRubiales
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    Damn, I replied like 6 hours ago but my connection failed (again)...

    What I hear is a combination of 7, 6 and 5/16, without repeating the same signature twice (from 7 to 6 to 7 to 5...you know the story).


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