Mixed Meters

Meter in music refers to a continuous pattern of beat stresses. A time signature is used to denote the meter throughout the duration of a musical work or section. MIXED METERS involve placing a different time signature at the beginning of each measure, resulting in an irregular rhythmic feel.

Mixed meters consisting of time signatures that repeatedly alternate will oftentimes be grouped together at the beginning.

An example of mixed meters:

When counting mixed meters, the easiest and most accurate way is to think of it as an overdrawn version of an additive meter: a pattern of beats that subdivide into smaller irregular groupings.

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(4+4½)/4 Mixed Meter, s04e47 This mixed meter consists of a call and response of eighth notes between the kick and snare over a pulsating floor tom with a half between tossed in the middle of the second measure. Imagine how "Gotta Get Away" by The Offspring would have sounded if drummer Ron Welty applied this Math Drumming instead!
(4+4½)/4 Mixed Meter, s04e47 This mixed meter consists of a call and response of eighth notes between the kick and snare over a pulsating floor tom with a half between tossed in the middle of the second measure. Imagine how "Gotta Get Away" by The Offspring would have sounded if drummer Ron Welty applied this Math Drumming instead!
(4+5)/4 (or 9/4?) Tribal Tom Groove, s04e43 A melodic combination of eighth and sixteenth notes on the toms, while the kick, snare, and hi-hat dance in a light hip-hop styled rhythm.
(4+5)/4 (or 9/4?) Tribal Tom Groove, s04e43 A melodic combination of eighth and sixteenth notes on the toms, while the kick, snare, and hi-hat dance in a light hip-hop styled rhythm.
[13+2(5)+7+3]/8 - Math Drumming, s03e51

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