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post Dec 3 2012, 01:16 AM
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Have you ever wrote an odd time riff in 9/4? I composed my first 9/4 riff today. It's also syncopated!

http://soundcloud.com/fireball100/9-4-time-signature-theme

I've written 7/8 timed riffs, but never something as weird as this. I started out with wanting to create a 9/4 riff, and plotted the kick hits matching my ideas. After tweaking and listening, I began finalizing the riff. I purposely accented different parts of the beat, so the weird syncopated feel against the drums would be obvious.

It took me like 50 plays to get it pick strokes down. Then another 25 or so to get it comfortable and sounding natural. Who knows, I probably really played it 100 times! ohmy.gif

I then began adding the other drums hits like cymbals, snare, and toms. I kept practicing with the bass midi already plotted. That really helped me sync up the riff to play it in time. (I guess you could call this 9/4 because 9/8 would be a faster count, right? It's 116 bpm.

This will probably be an Analyzed Within song, because this is only a snippet of a greater part. I am tuned to Gb E A D Gb B. That's basically Drop A, with the low A at a Gb like the second string.

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Share your odd time riffs! smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2012, 01:55 AM
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Wow! ohmy.gif What a great way to challenge yourself on a difficult timing exercise. Nice job. Which drum program are you using?


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post Dec 3 2012, 04:55 AM
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QUOTE (Blister @ Dec 2 2012, 06:55 PM) *
Wow! ohmy.gif What a great way to challenge yourself on a difficult timing exercise. Nice job. Which drum program are you using?


EZdrummer, Drums from Hell. Thanks. smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2012, 09:05 AM
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Awesome riffage Bran! Have I told you how proud I am? biggrin.gif Well, here's a chance: I'm proud of you!

Try the 5/8 - it'll provide very nice vibes!


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post Dec 4 2012, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 3 2012, 02:05 AM) *
Awesome riffage Bran! Have I told you how proud I am? biggrin.gif Well, here's a chance: I'm proud of you!

Try the 5/8 - it'll provide very nice vibes!


THANKS Cosmin! happy.gif I sure will!!!


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post Dec 4 2012, 01:46 AM
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awesome riff man


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post Dec 4 2012, 01:59 AM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Dec 3 2012, 06:46 PM) *
awesome riff man


Thanks. wink.gif

Cosmin - I wrote a 5/4 riff connecting the ending part of this featured riff. happy.gif


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post Dec 4 2012, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Dec 4 2012, 12:59 AM) *
Thanks. wink.gif

Cosmin - I wrote a 5/4 riff connecting the ending part of this featured riff. happy.gif


Alright biggrin.gif Let's hear it then, shall we? biggrin.gif


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post Dec 4 2012, 05:23 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 4 2012, 01:54 AM) *
Alright biggrin.gif Let's hear it then, shall we? biggrin.gif


OK smile.gif Here it is. I included the first riff so you can hear the connection. Keepin' it groovy!

http://soundcloud.com/fireball100/odd-time-change


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post Dec 4 2012, 06:43 PM
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Awesome! Good job Brandon! I had a progressive project many years ago where we used to have some odd time signatures..





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post Dec 4 2012, 08:32 PM
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That was cool, Gab! smile.gif


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post Dec 5 2012, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Dec 4 2012, 04:23 PM) *
OK smile.gif Here it is. I included the first riff so you can hear the connection. Keepin' it groovy!

http://soundcloud.com/fireball100/odd-time-change


Nice one mate! smile.gif We have been working on a 5/8 riff for a new song, but it sounds more like Tool, rather than something djenty!


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post Dec 5 2012, 02:01 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 5 2012, 03:58 AM) *
Nice one mate! smile.gif We have been working on a 5/8 riff for a new song, but it sounds more like Tool, rather than something djenty!

Thanks Cosmin. It will be cool to hear it!


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