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ErosDervishi
post Aug 13 2009, 09:05 PM
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i have this song that i have been working on for a while and i made a solo for it finally , but i dont know what chords should back the solo , because the solo is not related to my main riff too much . I want a backing that emphasizes chord tones ,but when i plan it out that way i just get lost and it seems like there is too many chords in the backing . i have provided two rough takes of my solo if that helps . Im not too great at guitar but i love making my own songs and id appreciate the help. Thank you very much =] Attached File  Capture_20090813.wmv ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 206
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Muris Varajic
post Aug 13 2009, 09:49 PM
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There are zillion options for progression here, it's in a key of Em.
I can give you few ideas but I would need drums (simple beat would do)
along with your solo to point at bars/beats and chords changes.
Can you put a loop and then play your solo? smile.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 10:01 PM
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yea i can probably get a drum program and do that , il do it as soon as possible
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post Aug 13 2009, 10:03 PM
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yea i can probably get a drum program and do that , il do it as soon as possible


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post Aug 13 2009, 10:06 PM
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Once you get a bit down to go along the solo, it might be easier to get the exact timing on the solo right. There seemed to be a few issues on that, if I recall it correctly from the one time I listened smile.gif As Muris' said, no doubt it's in Em. But try to put down a beat and play along that.

You might also try and see what notes you land and rest on for a longer time, that might indicate some chord choice better than other ones. As an example, if you hold a G note, Bm might not be the best choice of chords, though there are worse suiters than that, but you might then want a G chord, Em or some third choice...


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post Aug 13 2009, 11:04 PM
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yeaa i realized the issue with the timing , i ran out of my trial periods with all my drum programs =P , so i had to find a drum track online so this might be a little faster , i might have to invest in a drum program so i can actually finish the song once i have all of this down Attached File  Capture_20090813_13.wmv ( 2.27MB ) Number of downloads: 93
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post Aug 16 2009, 10:14 PM
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post Aug 18 2009, 05:48 PM
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Ok, you played some interesting rhythmic parts in your solo
but I managed to to realize the flow of few chords that might work with it.
Try this, Em for 1 bar, Am for 1 bar, C for 1 bar and Bm for 1 bar.
It's pretty simple progression imo tho you can make it even more simple
by using C chord for 2 bars and throwing Bm chord out.
Try it and see how it sound to you. :


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Timing issues appear in the bar 4, and onwards. I think it is more effective to simplify those licks so you can play them comfortably in time, then to play many notes that are not perfectly in timing.


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post Aug 19 2009, 11:44 AM
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thanks for the help guys , i think after i put the chords i might slow some stuff down , and get the timing rite , maybe when i get this done i can finally finish my full song , thanx again for all your help.
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QUOTE (ErosDervishi @ Aug 19 2009, 12:44 PM) *
thanks for the help guys , i think after i put the chords i might slow some stuff down , and get the timing rite , maybe when i get this done i can finally finish my full song , thanx again for all your help.


You're welcome.
And yeah, you should make whole backing with groove and chords
and then readjust your solo a little, just to get more flow in it. smile.gif


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