I lol'dHeh... and funny that the "expert" in this video can't even play 5/4 right.
:agreed:I usually get by with breaking complex time signatures down into smaller chunks... i'd probably count 5/4 as "1-2-3, 1-2" or "1-2, 1-2-3". We used to play "Missed" by PJ Harvey, most of which is in 11/4. I'd have to count it as "1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3-4-5".
:agreed: 5/4 always feels natural to me, but I pretty much always end up in Mission Impossible territory with the rhythm (making it feel like 1-2-3-1-2) :lol: But that might be because I write a lot in 6/8, and so I just approach it like 6 with one beat missing, rather than 4+1. :shrug:Or 14/8. Budda: That's the beauty of it (and kinda the point Aaron was making)... effective use of odd time has the listener not even knowing it. Everyone can hum the Mission Impossible theme ("Dun Dun DUN-DUN Dun Dun dun-dun"), but not many people know it's in tricky 5/4 time.