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Timing on Wharf Rat bridge

PostPosted:Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:16 pm
by mijknahs
Does anyone else have trouble with timing when *singing* the bridge or is it just me? I know it's in 3/4 time but it's tricky for me. I'm just starting to play it with my band and I am not comfortable with the bridge yet. The rest of the song is easy and fun to play.

Re: Timing on Wharf Rat bridge

PostPosted:Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:05 am
by jeffm725
no problems singing it but there always seems to be trainwrecks with someone or another either during the part (drums or someone jumping changes), or if we make it though that unscathed someone inevitably screws up the timing into the Em .."fly away" part

Re: Timing on Wharf Rat bridge

PostPosted:Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:08 am
by seanc
It's a real lot easier if you don't think of it as 3/4 but instead count it as 6/8 (or even as 12/8). The quarters stay the same (ish) but instead of 1&, you count 1-triple, 2-triple, etc.

If you have good drummers, they will generally set up the transition by coming in with heavy triplets switching from 8th to triplets and everything just flows right into it.

Re: Timing on Wharf Rat bridge

PostPosted:Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:38 am
by mijknahs
Actually we finally got it down (somewhat). Still requires some extra concentration though. I think the transition to 3/4 (or 6/8) helps when it starts with "Bur-gan-dy Wine-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3".

http://www.archive.org/download/TigerRo ... arfRat.mp3

Re: Timing on Wharf Rat bridge

PostPosted:Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:34 am
by seanc
IMO... If you are having a real problem then you are all thinking way too much about it.
if it really is throwing you. Just count it in 2 and pretend that nothing else has changed.