I have this:

     Q    Q    Q    Q       Q    Q    Q    Q       Q    S S S Q    Q    S  

  E  E  Q                                      

The 5 1 on the A string ends and the riff starts over again. I Don't like how it is in 4/4 for the first 3 bars, and then a 2/4 bar and then goes 4/4 again. Is there any way to convert the time signature to make the riff fit into even bars? There's 14 quarter notes in the riff, but other than 7/4 idk what to do. Or can anyone recommend a small change to the riff that would add 2 more quarter beats?

GP5 tab of the riff also attached.
0Cm riff.gp5
Quote by blake1221
You can make the sixteenth notes into eighth notes to drag it out a bit more?

Possibly, but maybe as a last resort. I want that little fast hammer on, pull off, slide in there.
I don't see why you would change it its just half of 4/4. In your mind its simply 1234 1234 1234 12, not hard at all to keep track. Maybe I'm just saying this because I change time signatures quite a bit then usual.
As the above said, if you're counting as 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2, then it's strictly three bars of 4/4 followed by a bar of 2/4.
The only reason you'd write the meters as 7/4 is if you're accenting accordingly, the 1 count typically accented more than others and signifying a new bar; if the Bb note in bar two doesn't feel like a strong accent to you, then it's likely not 7/4.
Last edited by juckfush at Apr 23, 2011,