Melodies Looping Over 3 Bars as Opposed to 4 Bars
Old 17th June 2013
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Melodies Looping Over 3 Bars as Opposed to 4 Bars

Man.... I'm really messing up my theory here.

So, I have a chord structure that loops/reoccurs after 3 bars as opposed to 4 bars with the beat at standard 4/4. This is great for 12bar verses but I'm kinda losing myself here and am looking for some examples. If you could post some up, that would be great.

Not quite Virtual insanity type melody, it just basically loops every 3 bars.

Any way, looking for some examples of this. I know there are plenty but I've got nothing.
Old 17th June 2013
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A well known is this one.


I think they(Tribe) had some more with that 3 bar loops. I'm not so familiar with the Dilla discogrphy but I guess he had some too.


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Old 17th June 2013
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Isn't De La's - Stakes is High founded on 3 bar structural format ?

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Old 17th June 2013
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In the recently posted Red Bull Q-Tip lecture he talks about 3 bar melodies with examples. Watch it, it's good.
Old 17th June 2013
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Oh damn... Tribe and De La ... thanks for that.

I've been meaning to watch the QTip lecture, just haven't been able to find the time.
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Old 18th June 2013
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Aw bro.... the anthem to some great and blurred out hazy crazy times... thats a prime example of what I mean too. Helps get my head around how it works too.
Old 19th June 2013
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In the recently posted Red Bull Q-Tip lecture he talks about 3 bar melodies with examples. Watch it, it's good.
yea lyrics to go and mobb deep drink away the pain

he said 3 bar loops make the rhythm more pronounced. i really cant see that but its an interesting theory
Old 11th July 2013
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yea lyrics to go and mobb deep drink away the pain

he said 3 bar loops make the rhythm more pronounced. i really cant see that but its an interesting theory
I can see what he means in that it makes the loop more interesting and almost gives it a "never ending" feeling (if you know what I mean haha)

Great call with the electric relaxation I never even realized that was a 3 bar loop!!!

I love making beats with 3 bar loops
Old 14th July 2013
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I was looping some obscure ish the other day.. Then I realised it's 3 bars long.. Didn't finish it. Now I'll have to revisit that sample. Thanks for the perspective Gearslutz!
Old 14th July 2013
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A well known is this one.


I think they(Tribe) had some more with that 3 bar loops. I'm not so familiar with the Dilla discogrphy but I guess he had some too.


peace
That's exactly what I was thinking when I first read his post.
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