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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 19 2011, 11:45 AM
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Hey guys! I often hear people complaining about the fact that 4/4 is boring and they need complicated time signatures in order to stay happy. Well, in my opinion, it's a lot more interesting and groovie to transform the 4/4 into something different by paying attention to the way you're phrasing or extracting notes from here and there in order to create tension. I'm sure that wonderful ideas may come up - as an example, check out my new Metal Metrics 2 lesson, which deals with these things smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Metrics-2/

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Ben Higgins
post Jul 19 2011, 12:21 PM
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Yes that's true that you can accent different beats within a bar to make it sound more complex than it is.

And then there's rhythm displacement which is a whole subject on it's own................... for example the drummer can be playing 4/4 but the guitarist can be playing a riff in 7/8 that cycles over the drum beat at different points.. weird but amazingly effective. Dream Theater do it a lot smile.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jul 19 2011, 12:42 PM
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Great lesson Cosmin, I'll take a look what you have to say in there


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