# How many time signature changes are in Lateralus?

The thing that i found interesting about the 9, 8, 7 time signatures in Lateralus is that 987 is a number in the Fibonacci seqence which seems to have a lot to do with the song.

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why is Lateralus so good? Lateralus is Tool’s Best Song The song is technically impressive, especially because of Carey’s drumwork, as well as lyrically and symbolically deep featuring references to Native American culture, the Fibonacci Sequence, and even alchemy and acid trips.

Similarly, you may ask, what time signature is Lateralus?

The time signatures of the chorus of the song change from 9/8 to 8/8 to 7/8; as drummer Danny Carey says, “It was originally titled 9-8-7. For the time signatures. Then it turned out that 987 was the 16th number of the Fibonacci sequence. So that was cool.”

What Lateralus means?

There are many other muscles with “lateral” in the name but not “lateralis” according to this book. Different books spell the word “lateralus.” When looking at the body “Lateralus” refers to “away from the midline” or “away from the centre.” A spiral also represents this.

### What song has the most time signature changes?

Dream Theater’s – “Dance of Eternity” has, I believe 104 time signature changesâ€¦ and that’s in a 6 and a half minute song. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

### How do you read a 5 4 time signature?

Think of it as 4/4 with an extra quarter note. This means you’ll be counting to five instead of four. You can subdivide 5/4 into smaller groupings of 2 and 3 counts. So instead of counting all the way to five you’ll do it like so: 1 2 1 2 3 or 1 2 3 1 2.

### What time signature does tool use?

Tool – “Schism” The next section is bars of 6/4 followed by one bar of 11/8. This takes the song back into alternating 5/8 and 7/8.

### What key is schism in?

This song is played in C major Relative Minor You can also play this song in A minor. Just be sure to emphasize the minor key more when you use it.

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### What do time signatures mean?

The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are contained in each measure (bar), and which note value is equivalent to a beat.

### Is a time signature a fraction?

Time signatures consist of two numbers written like a fraction. The top number of the time signature tells you how many beats to count. This could be any number. Most often the number of beats will fall between 2 and 12.

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Lateralus

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### What does spiral out mean?

(of prices, etc.) to become less, at a faster and faster rate. If a situation spirals, it quickly gets worse in a way that becomes more and more difficult to control: Violence in the country is threatening to spiral out of control. He spiralled into a drug addiction that cost him his life.

### What kind of band is Tool?

Due to Tool’s incorporation of visual arts and very long and complex releases, the band is generally described as a style-transcending act and part of progressive rock, psychedelic rock, and art rock.