5ive By 3hree

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This piece was created in FretPet as an experiment to see what kind of syncopation happens if you combine sets of 3 with sets of 5 in a 15 beat measure. I then recorded it in Garageband and added a 4/4 beat. So now if you listen carefully you'll notice that each measure ends a little bit ahead of the beat. There are sets of three tones that fall on every fifth beat and sets of five tones that fall on every third beat, which together create a really interesting syncopated sound.

The changes are very simple, mostly relying on the drums changing. There are no breaks in this piece, so it zooms right along. With some alternate voicing a couple of short breaks might be very welcome within this sequence.

Tools Used

  • MacBook 2GHz Core 2 Duo
  • Oxygen 8
  • FretPet X
  • GarageBand
  • Audacity
  • MidiPipe
  • ReMIDI