Can you list some tamil songs with movie title which have got odd time signature like 5/8, 7/8. I am facing difficulties in understanding and identifying odd rhythm. Hearing familiar songs should definitely help improving rhythm skills.
Time signatures can be classified into three categories - Simple, Compound and Odd. And these are further classified by the terms - duple, triple, quadruple.
To say roughly, simple states that each beat in a bar can be divided by 2. (Simple signatures have only 2,3 or 4 on top)
Compound states that each beat in a bar can be divided by 3 ( Any time signature with 6 on top is considered to be compound)
Odd is a mixture of compound and simple
Duple (double) states that there are 2 beats in a measure (or bar)
Triple states that there are 3 beats in a measure.
Quadruple states that there are 4 beats in a measure.
In time signature there are 2 numerals seen. The numeral at top represents the number of beats in a bar and the numeral at the bottom represents the value of each beat in a bar. Say, 3/4 - 3 means that there are 3 beats in a bar, and 4 represents the duration or value of each beat. (8 for a quaver, 4 is for crotchet and 2 for minim)
Simple Duple - 2/4
Simple Triple - 3/4
Simple Quadruple - 4/4
Compound Duple: 6/8
Compund Triple: 9/8
Compound Quadruple: 12/8
Odd: 7/8, 5/8, 10/8, 11/8
Kadhal Roja - Roja is in 4/4
Enna vilai azhagey - Kadhalar Dinam is in 6/8
Iru vizhi unadhey - Minnale is in 7/8
Rosaapooo chinna rosaapoo - Sooryavamsam is in 3/4
I am not sure about how keen are people on rhythm and beats, but I wish to know more in odd rhythms. So please post name of songs which are built on uncommon or odd time signatures