Trivium fanboy
Join date: Feb 2009
433 IQ
Hey guys,
well I've got some inspiration today and started a new acoustic song.
Well, I find it's got a pretty cool intro , and i'm content with the rhythm and verse.
but I have no real idea how to go on .. if you got some IDeas it would be awesome!
WEll .. I know some strumming parts would fit but I know a **** about music theory
and so I never find something that sounds good.

C4C of course dudes.
More Ovaltine Please!
Join date: Mar 2008
654 IQ
I like the beginning, it creates a lullaby type feel, and the rhythm fits, but quickly gets old. Instead of having the lead guitar go along with the rhythm, it might sound good to have an electric guitar come in and provide some melodies or something. If I can find a song I partially wrote I'll show you what I mean...

J-Edit: Here's the piece I was talking about. You'll see that during the first pre-chorus and chorus, I just have the chords playing to the rhythm I chose, but during the second pre-chorus and chorus, the bass picks up, and then the lead starts playing a melody to keep the song somewhat fresh.

Just don't give up man.

Oh and do you think you could critique some of my stuff for me?

Last edited by jbridge90 at Jul 12, 2009,
*****es ain't ****
Join date: Apr 2008
783 IQ
The intro is a little boring. I think the song should start with the rhythm guitar and lead together. I didn't really like the ending, stretching the song.
C4C? My pieces (I hope)
And Jbridge, I found your piece quite enjoyable, a little too Major for me, but that's just me. And it's weird that it stopped so abruptly.
Last edited by jimmyled at Jul 12, 2009,
Trivium fanboy
Join date: Feb 2009
433 IQ
hm thx alot.
well as i said it is hard for me to create a suitable and good-sounding melody.
it just depends on luck xD.
eehm .. this piece is not done in any ways, i will do some bass lines later on, thats just the basic idea.
I will work on it definitely.
Practiced Sarcasticist
Join date: Apr 2009
785 IQ
without the rhythm it sounded so random..like the notes didnt fit...but then once the rhythm came in i was surprised at how well they did
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2009
175 IQ
I think around the verse you should layer the guitars into doing different things but in the same key to add to the depth and dynamics. There isn't really anything there to signify when its changing. Some slight build ups would help a bit. Needs some variety imo.