What’s the best way to add one irregular bar into a song? I’ve got a 4/4 song with one bar in the middle of 2/4. A regular song beat means that the bars that, follow begin with beat 3. Glad for any help
At the moment you cannot mix bar with different time signatures in the same part.
It’s a dirty solution but you can converse all the bars in your part in 2/4 aka two bars in 2/4 instead of each bar in 4/4.
Thanks! What about using a 2/4 fill in a 4/4 part. Would that work?
Tried it, couldn’t get it to play properly.
No, the beat buddy will “fix” a 2/4 bar into a 4/4 measure by playing 2 beats of the existing bar, then fits the 2/4 into the last 2 beats.
Yes but it’s still playing a 4/4 measure.
I believe that’s what aashideacon meant. You can stick a 2/4 measure in there, but BB will “fix” it by forcing it to be a 4/4 measure. The only way to do a 2/4 drum/transition fill in a 4/4 part is to convert the entire part into 2/4, make your 4/4 main drum loop by grouping two 2/4 measures into one 4/4 measure, then for the 2/4 drum/transition fill, only use a single 2/4 measure.
A single 3/4 fill/transition would be much trickier. The only “easy” way I can think of doing it is to group four 1/4 measures into 4/4 measures for the main drum loop, then group three 1/4 measures to make the 3/4 drum/transition fill. Very odd, but it should work in theory.
There is another trick you can use. Each part (Intro, Parts 1-N, Outro) can have a different time signature. If you lay it out carefully, and use the pedal carefully, you can create a short as a single main drum loop in a part all by itself.
Part 1 - 4/4
Part 2 - 2/4 or 3/4 fill in the main drum loop all by itself
Part 3 - Back to 4/4