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MatrixBaller04
09-03-2008, 08:21 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYg4s5KI4aw

Let me know what ya think ;)

LittleBurf5
09-03-2008, 08:30 PM
Pretty cool, but I think it sounds better without that last open D.

MatrixBaller04
09-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Just wait till I get the video up. You'll see ;)

MatrixBaller04
09-03-2008, 10:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYg4s5KI4aw

MatrixBaller04
09-04-2008, 02:48 AM
Yaarrrg comment me video.

bloodshed344
09-04-2008, 03:56 AM
I would but Im on dialup, is there any specific rhythm or just straight 8ths?

MatrixBaller04
09-04-2008, 01:19 PM
Umm..I don't know what that means. I know nothing about music, just that I play it and it sounds good ;)

bloodshed344
09-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Well you should learn.

Its_Rock77
09-04-2008, 09:09 PM
dude, you don't know what "straight eighths" means?

seriously, you better start learning theory really soon now. that kind of thing is essential. playing "what sounds good" will only get you so far...

Edit: that riff does sound pretty sweet by the way.

AngrySockMonkey
09-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Very good riff, I really liked it, now make it into a full song!

Also, I happen to disagree.. teach YOURSELF theory, learning to much in my opinion can limit musical ability, because you are told how to make it.

Its_Rock77
09-04-2008, 09:56 PM
ummmm.....

I didn't say "get taught." I said learn it seeing as how he doesn't even know it....

MatrixBaller04
09-05-2008, 07:56 AM
Very good riff, I really liked it, now make it into a full song!

Also, I happen to disagree.. teach YOURSELF theory, learning to much in my opinion can limit musical ability, because you are told how to make it.

That's the way I see it. Learn it as you get to it. I always hate to feel overwhelmed with a song and just trying to learn theory would make everything so much harder for me.

And thanks for the comments...I'm glad you liked it ;)

bloodshed344
09-05-2008, 02:29 PM
Learning theory doesn't make things harder. That's like saying learning how to drive is gonna make you get into a car accident.

If you don't want to learn theory at least learn rhythm.

Say you're beating your foot to a song, here's some common note durations:

Something that lasts a whole note would last for 4 beats of your foot

Something that lasts a half note would last for 2

Something that lasts a quarter note would last for 1

Something that lasts an eighth note would happen twice per beat of your foot

Something that lasts a sixteenth note would happen four time per beat of your foot


Theory makes things easier, not harder. Just because it sounds hard or whatever doesn't mean it is, it makes things WAY easier. Say you're trying to make a riff, without theory you're gonna have to figure out which note goes in each spot to get the sound you want, with theory you already know which note to use.

If you're still the proper age, take beginner band or something in school, it'll help you learn the rhythm aspect and notes to some degree.


Theory exists to make things easier, not harder (lmao).
Seriously, why would anyone learn something that makes writing music harder and more overwhelming? Also, you can't teach yourself theory, but good luck on trying. You might learn some things about it and how to improv to an extent, but teaching yourself theory is like teaching yourself how electrons move on an atom.

madhampster
09-05-2008, 03:39 PM
Reminds me of a Foo Fighters song. That's not a bad thing though.