how do you guys go about figuring the numbers behind tracks like Bleed. Not specifically Bleed but when you listen to it and want to unravel how x-rhythm of y-notes relate to each other - whats the process you go through. I know they do this thing Maessean used to do in that Pineal track but for the life of me I can't follow it.
I know that meshuggah at least thinks of it like I do and ignores time signatures and sort of lives on the subdivision. But this crap moves so fast; is there a way to figure it out without slowing it down? I can count the gallops in bleed, and how many chugs they do, but my brain for some reason can't keep those numbers straight. I get befuddled in a sea of 1's 2's and 3's. I can hear where the chord gets thrown down that marks the repeat but what the heck did I just count out? Where are we? I can't even keep it together for the first repeat!!
I've always been a terrible counter and aural dictation was brutal for me. I could hum it back to you, play it on my guitar, but ask me to start throwing in measures and ties and I go from "feeling it" to just frustrated. Thankfully part writing doesn't come in to play and those stupid ties have no place because they don't break things into measure, but that same mental block of thinking through what the heck I'm doing has me paddled pretty hard =3
But, seriously, I have tried to figure out Meshuggah before also.. It didn't work out in my favor