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Five More In 5/4

While classics like "Take Five" and the theme to Mission Impossible are excellent places to start when it comes to discovering odd time signatures, many other fantastic, and often lesser known works can be found with a small bit of digging. Here are a five more songs that successfully employ the 5/4 time signature with great diversity, and show how playing in 5 can be used in a variety of approaches and styles.

Hear Sara Fishko's report on classic examples in 5/4 time.

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Mike Katzif