Look at this. LISTEN TO THIS.
… alright, finished? Fun, simple song, right?
Wrong. Intro is in 3/4, switches to 4/4, verse is only 7 measures of 4/4 before it goes to the prechorus (“donna tsurakutemo…”). There’s probably more changes later. Jesus christ.
And I never would’ve figured it out if I didn’t start tabbing this. There is so much to learn, and I know so little about composition. Christ.
EDIT: A little more analysis before I put this unfinished tab I started away: Obviously there are 7 measures of 4/4 because the verses are both in 7/4. It becomes even more obvious when you focus on the drum chart rather than the vocal tab (which is all I had to go with when I originally posted this). Beyond the 3/4 intro and 7/4 verses, this song is in 4/4, about 140 BPM in C Major. The finale chorus is a full step up (there’s obviously a key change there, but I thought it was only a half-step at first), so it’s in D for the end.
… the beats in this song are pretty great.