How do I find the time signature by just listening to the song? I know what signatures like 4/4 , 6/8 etc. mean technically but find it difficult to recognize the complex time signatures as used by progressive bands like DT, Yes etc. as they change every few bars. Is it by only listening to the accents? Well its possible to accent off-beat...And what about songs like answers(dr. vai)?where each player seems to be going his own way but the overall effect - astounding. Just too confusing. hell is it even necessary to learn to count in music and just play ur feel of rhythm.