Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby monroe » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 am

I need some Help on the way!

Our drummer is having a hell of a time with Slipknot. Anyone know the time signature(s) for this, or could give any insight on mapping the song out for drums??
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby Pete B. » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 am

Have him play along with the version you plan to do (on his own time), until he gets it down.
At the next band rehearsal, have the whole band play along with that version until you all lock it in, then break away from playing along.
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby strumminsix » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:57 am

It changes. I hear 8, 7 and 6

He really needs to learn to chart it out. A drummer should be able to do it. If not textbook a way that's meaningful to him.

The 1 from the vault is a great version for a whole band to learn from IMO
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:59 am

Blues For Allah is good one to learn from
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby mttourpro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:19 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:Blues For Allah is good one to learn from



Agreed. As far as time sig, I believe it's just 4/4, no?
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby bodiddley » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:49 pm

So is it in 4/4 or what? I was counting it out the other day and it sure sounded like straight 4/4. If this is the case, why did they seem to fudge it up so much?
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby JonnyBoy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:08 pm

it goes from 4/4 to a 6/8 blip (if I remember right). but again that is useless if he doesn't know the changes and starts and stops. We changed drummers and this was also an issue getting the band back on track quickly. He had a week to get it right.... He wanted the mapped out music chart etc... but it didn't come together until we decided on a version to memorize and play along with. Actually we used Playin' Dead's version on youtube. Clear sound, great tempo and easy to see/hear what everyone is doing. Good Luck! That's one of the songs that separates the chickens from the roosters!
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby seniorpesca » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:31 pm

i hear it as 4/4 with crazy polyrhythms going on...thus the name Slipknot cause it weaves so crazy ??
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Re: Slipknot Time Signature(s)?

Postby musicmike » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:13 am

Hay I could be wrong but their is a bar of 5/4 @ last bar or fm slip lick 4:44, then a bar of 4/4 f#m, then a bar of 6/4 @gm, 4:49 then back to good ol 4/4 until after jam @ the am slip lick, this all so has some 6/4 that is @ the frist part of the slip lick and the dim. arpeggios. so we have half of the slip lick =2, dim arpeggio =4, all together = 6. 6:34. any thoughts or comments please. peace from upstate NY music mike ; - ]

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