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Thread here for tunes with unorthodox or odd parts to them

I've been charting stuff as I can't work presently and it's remarkable how many tunes I know but when I go to write them out...hang on...what's this here

Could be non diatonic horde
Change of time signature
Odd number bars

Whatever👍🏿
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Have you listened to Polyphia at all Reuben? theres some nice bass parts and they're far from conventional :mental:

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I like both Everlong and In a Big Country which are in 4/4 but based on 7 bar length phrases.
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"Deacon Blue" - Steely Dan intro

4/4
Cmaj G / Bmaj F / Dmaj A / Cmaj G /
Bass plays the maj 3rd of each bars second chord

Then 1 bar of 3/4 Ebmaj
Then 1 bar of 6/4 E7

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Polyphia. Um not for me😂😂😂

Everlong FF. Yeah 7 bar format. Well spotted

Pixies "Gouge Away" is a 5 bar phrase

Not sure on "In A Big Country " Will have to have a proper listen tomorrow
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The Church
"Almost With You"

14 bar intro
14 bar chorus

There's a funny sounding 6 bar prechorus as well.
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David Bowie "Blue Jean"

1 bar pick up

Verse is
Dmaj x5/ Gmaj x6 / Dmaj x2 / C / D/ C G/

So 16 bars but funny changss IMO
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Heard a live version of Pearl Jam “Sirens”

Quite a nice song. Charting it now , 15 bar first chorus 14 bar second chorus.
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