Perhaps you could get into the swing of things by singing yourself "Happy Birthday"... Ok. So I know 'Happy Birthday' is traditionally in 3/4 but it's the best segue I could come up with. I (actually Nathan) thought I could write this comment in 6/8 but dear Augustine is taking up too much of my time at the moment. Plus my attempts at poetry would leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Not what you want for your birthday. Nevertheless I thought I'd give you some blove as a gift. The best gift really, considering the rarity of my comments and your love of them. I hope you can take some time out to enjoy your day today! Happy birthday!
Thanks Robyn. I'm touched!
6/8 is my FAVOURITE!
Ooh, yes, happy birthday too. Owen just had his on Friday so I've been playing Lego all weekend. New song at church tonight after TWIST. I had no hand in it, I'm afraid - looks like ASATD will be the second cab rather than the first. (In His Name, btw)
I'll try not to be offended!
Any thoughts on why the attraction to 6/8?I'm wondering if it's a concious thing to appropriate a 'folk' sort of idiom vis the stuff which I associate with the Getty/Townend catalogue.Generally the progression of that metre seems to help singing as it seems to 'draw' me along.It's well suited to songs that begin and then tell a story or develop a theme to a conclusion.
Kind of. Mumford and Sons use 6/8. Folk music can use any time signature. In a way, I'd call townend/getty music folky.6/8 can be dangerous. You write stuff that you think is good because it rolls on ... but it's actually a pretty awful song. 3/4 is worse.