Odd meters aren’t just for fusion jams and epic, prog rock instrumentals. They can even be used in hit songs, especially when the meter is in five. From Dave Brubeck to Radiohead, this odd meter has been working it’s way up the charts and into the public consciousness for decades.

5/4 isn't just for these guys.
5/4 isn't just for these guys.

Loop #38

Today’s loop is a groove in 5/4 (sans splash cymbals and octobans). To keep it from falling into the hands of someone holding a seven string Ibanez, I downsampled the output and made sure it didn’t live in its parents’ basement.

Preview Here:

[audio:97_five.mp3]

Download the Logic session here. (50MB)

Get the .wav file here.

97 BPM

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