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Re: OT West African/African Diaspora rhythms: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 12/8

> On 9/11/10 9:45 AM, andy butler wrote:

>> Knowing what time sig a piece may be in, or which time sig it
>> *could* be in only gives you enough info to start
>> getting a feel for the rhythm, it's not a "conclusion".

Brian Good wrote:
> But up-tempo swing is usually not very close to 12/8, either.

> Then there's the whole issue of being fluid with note placement 

thought I'd alluded to that, no?

> the 
> point of notation should be clarity; sometimes that means not 
> over-specifying.

Way back my bandleader days I wouldn't have had you in my band  :-)

andy butler