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Time Signature for the Pirates of the Caribbean theme

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by -Commander_Thigh-, May 28, 2006.

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  1. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Another JCer and I have had quite the debate today about the time signature for the final track of the POTC soundtrack, He's A Pirate. She says it's in 6/8, while I say it's in 3/8.

    3/8 version:
    [image=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/Commander_Thigh/Music/3-8.jpg]

    6/8 version:
    [image=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/Commander_Thigh/Music/6-8.jpg]

    Both work, but which would you guys say that it's more likely to be? Or maybe you think it's something other than 3/8 or 6/8?

     
  2. Esperanza_Nueva

    Esperanza_Nueva Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have no desire to debate this, but here's a link to the sheet music containing the 6/8 time signature: http://www.pianothemes.com/content/movies/pirates/pirate.pdf
    The 3/8 version is Thigh's version that he wrote.
     
  3. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, I put together the 3/8 version.

     
  4. Cerrabore

    Cerrabore Jedi Master star 4

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    3/8 or 6/8? It's hard to say. The only way to know, without access the music itself, is to get inside the composer's head. I imagine this is what he was thinking when he wrote "He's a Pirate":

    File -> Open -> My Documents -> My Music -> Stock Music -> The Rock -> themeloop_c_451.mp3
    File -> Save As -> hes_a_pirate.mp3
    (return to desktop)
    (open Nero Express 6)
    Music -> Audio CD -> Add "hes_a_pirate.mp3"
    Burn @40x
    (mail to Disney)
     
  5. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Here's another possibility:

    [image=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/Commander_Thigh/Music/2-4.jpg]

     
  6. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] :_| [face_laugh] :_|



    Ugh. Even reading that sheet music reminded me of how bad that theme is.
     
  7. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What?!? I love that theme! It's amazing! Haha

     
  8. Indiana_Fett

    Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *facepalm* @ Commando
     
  9. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  10. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Master star 4

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    I love you. [face_laugh]

    ~JW
     
  11. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    i swear this theme had been used in another movie....[face_thinking]

    oh wait cerrabore, whats that you got there...8-} ahahaha
     
  12. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hmm?

     
  13. Indiana_Fett

    Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The overall feeling of the theme should tip you off.
     
  14. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No, seriously, it's really hard to decide between 3/8 and 2/4, because when I play both rhythms in my head, they both work.

    If you're using the 3/8 version, then each "Do Do Do-Re" is a measure of "One Two Three." The 2/4 is too complicated to explain, but I am leaning more and more towards 2/4. It just depends on how you make your mind hear the rhythm of the piece.

     
  15. Indiana_Fett

    Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Never mind, my friend.[face_plain]
     
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