Odd Time - 5/4, 7/4 etc (Video Resources)

Odd time (or complex time, or irregular time) refers to any rhythm where the number of beats to the measure can't be divided neatly into twos or threes. So 5/4, 7/4, 11/4 and 13/4 are all examples of odd time.

9/8 is compound time like 6/8 since it divides neatly into threes. Also 3/4 is called simple time like 2/4 and 4/4. So - the musical idea is not quite the same concept as odd numbers in mathematics.

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