Ahoy folks this week's lesson finds me pausing from my cover of Jason Linder's Seven Ways to take a trip down the rabbit hole and examine odd meters.
Seven Ways, down to its very DNA, exploits an important feature of odd meters: the fact that 2 bars of 7/4 fit within a bar of 7/2, and two bars of 7/8 fit within a bar of 7/4. That may sound obvious, but it's less-than-completely intuitive in the real world, and that's why it can open up some phrasing possibilities you may not have considered.
To illustrate, I use a simplified example: 5. In this lesson I teach you how to conceive the "fractal" properties of 5/2, 5/4, and 5/8, and show you some examples of cool things that lets you do.
Hope you enjoy this one! No sales pitch here because I'm borrowing Evan Marien's content in the beginning of the film.