#1
I'm trying to put an organ riff that is in 4/4 with a drum beat that's in 9/8, so my figuring is that they will line up at (the same tempo) after 9 measures of 4/4, and 8 measures of 9/8. Is this right?

The math-
9/8 is 9 eights per bar
4/4 is 8 eights per bar
common denominator is 72 eights
divide 72 by 8 for 4/4 bars = 9
'' '' by 9 for 9/8 bars = 8
#2
Yeah... Pretty much... but then people could just think the drums sound fucked up next to the 4/4 organ riff...
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#3
just add another note into the organ riff, to make it 9/8 and just make it easier for everyone, listeners and playing included.

Or go extremely basic and take away a quaver from the drum beat. But now it's just getting too boring.

But this kind of stuff really only works with things like 3/4, 4/4. where both a consistent beat. But the 9/8 adds an extra off beat, so shit WILL get real.

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#4
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That's a pretty good description of what it'll sound like.
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#5
If you want to hear it, it's uploaded on my profile. I just sampled the riffs and changed tempos. interesting stuff.
#6
to be honest, making something in 4/4 and something in 9/8 sound good together is really hard, but you nailed it dude.
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