Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A.D.D. Moment...Waltz?

Rock music is many things to many people. It occurs to me that one of those things is invariably, music to dance to. Almost universally rock music has inspiredus to Cha-Cha, Jerk, Twist, Hustle, Waltz, Slam-Dance...hold it! Back up one...what was that? Waltz? You betcha! The Waltz is commonly composed in 3/4 time and sometimes 6/8 with the accent on the first beat. Sort of like 1,2,3...1,2,3 and so on. There are a lots of rock songs composed in this genteel time signature...here are a handful:


  1. I've noticed at bit of waltzing in a number of Queen tunes. (Of course, Queen has put a ton of different elements into their music)

  2. Indeed , Drew...in fact there's a surprising (to me,anyway) amount of rock songs with this time signature...and some are real stompers!