I was in the studio late one night messing around with a musical exercise in 7/8. For the non-musicians reading this, 7/8 is a time signature (the method in which music is counted, specifically how many beats to a bar). I have an ongoing love affair with 7/8 and have used it frequently throughout my work. For the purpose of this exercise, I wanted to explore the meter in greater depth and see how many different ways I could manipulate it. As I finished the first piece, I decided to work on another and see how different I could make it from the first one. 2 turned into 3, and 3 into 4. Once I finished the 4th piece, I decided to try my hand at taking an existing song written in 4/4 and making it fit into 7/8. I chose a Wilco song, Via Chicago, which has been a favorite of mine for years. Once I finished all 5 tracks, I decided there was no reason to not put it out into the world. I'm very proud of the work I did on 5 in 7 and I hope you enjoy it!
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