#2
for me, it's usually in C time, but then I write it down and tweak it if I feel it would sound better in a different time signature.
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#4
When it's just riffs, I don't worry about time as long as it has a good feel to it. As long as you can find the beat and (if it's not some complex time signature) tap your foot to it, I'm happy.

However, if I'm going to put it into context, I usually will worry about time so that it won't sound off from the rest of the song. In this case I'll go through and correct it.
#5
Quote by StewieSwan
for me, it's usually in C time, but then I write it down and tweak it if I feel it would sound better in a different time signature.

By C time he means 4/4

4/4 mostly for me, or 6/8 or 12/8 or 3/4
#6
I work with any signature.

I do have a way of getting into one. I usually compose per accents.

I might start with a simple 3 note lick.

Then I might repeat that for 3 times, and then maybe add 2 more notes.

then I have a pulse where every "1" is the accent.

I will have the following; 1,2,3, 1,2,3 1,2,3 1, 2

Which is then 11/8 or 11/16 depending on the rest of the song.

Work with accents, and it will become much more easier to write and play in odd time signatures.

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#7
A time signature is just a way to express what your doing, so technically everything you play is in the right time signature.
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#8
The cool thing about time signatures is that they are built in a way that basically anything you play can have a time signature made for it.

Most people and mainstream bands write in 4/4 or 3/4. Most of the more complex stuff (6/8 7/8 /8/8 10/8 etc) is in classical music.

And yes, 8/8 is different then 4/4. Its 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 as opposed to 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
#9
Quote by xxdarrenxx
I work with any signature.

I do have a way of getting into one. I usually compose per accents.

I might start with a simple 3 note lick.

Then I might repeat that for 3 times, and then maybe add 2 more notes.

then I have a pulse where every "1" is the accent.

I will have the following; 1,2,3, 1,2,3 1,2,3 1, 2

Which is then 11/8 or 11/16 depending on the rest of the song.

Work with accents, and it will become much more easier to write and play in odd time signatures.


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#10
How would it not be in the "correct timing"?
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