It's the 2300 AD background track from Chrono Trigger!
I don't intend to arrange this, but this is one of the tracks that's worthy of some thought. ^^
If you were to arrange this, what would be a nice time signature? It's not meant to be beated, but there's this fun interaction in the track - percussion parts beat every two eighths, and every long chord lasts nine eighths. Yep, that's right: nine eighths
. The phrases are four chords long, with the first and third chord progressing in step to the second and fourth chords respectively.
So it would seem right to write it in 9/4, but that suggests compound triple meter. 4+5/4 or 5+4/4 would be ignoring the equal division of the long chords. The best option I can think of is writing in 18/8 (which doesn't really suggest that equal division either, but eh) or writing in 4/4 and making the whole thing a mess of ties. :p
Thoughts? ^^ Would be glad to hear some of them, because this track is just so worth discussing <3
oh and since i'm here: great marsh from dppt.
i'm almost certain this is 2/2, but i have seen pretty much zero sheets on the site in 2/2. would anyone else write this in 2/2?