I'm a complete idiot when it comes to anything other than 4/4. I don't obsess over this type of thing--preferring to just play--but the engineer in me wants to understand! I feel I need just one "aha moment" to breakthrough and understand this stuff. I have no formal music background and do not read music. The other day I came across a song in 12/8 time. Can somebody offer a simple explanation of how this works so I can "listen" for it the next time I hear the song. Then, maybe songs in not in common time (e.g. Footprints, So What) will make more sense to me. Thanks.