#1
hi all, on my profile you'll see a recording to listen to and hopefully answer my question. i came up with the first part (the verse) a few days ago and quite liked that, and then came up with this chorus part (part 2) yesterday. the verse flows really nicely into the chorus and i think they sound good together, but the chorus doesn't flow into the verse at all. i was wondering if anyone could help me out with why it might be or what you do when you're in a similar situation?

thanks all. i get this kind of thing with every single piece i write and as such i never finish anything. it's driving me insane.
#6
To be honest I don't think you have too much of a problem other than timing issues. If you ever listen to a track barebone with no drums, bass or vocals things usually don't make a whole lot of sense. I think with added parts with what you already have and on point timing it could turn out fairly well.
#7
If you had some constant chords under the twiddly bits going back to the verse that might help? By that I mean change the second verse from the first and add a second (rhythm) guitar part? As leadg says it's always gonna sound weird with just the barebones of the track...
#8
problem is with adding other instrument parts is that i don't really want this to be for a band or anything, it's meant for busking with an acoustic guitar really. i think timing is a bit of a problem, probably just something i need to iron out with a bit of practice but i've been having some trouble getting smoothly in time from chorus to verse.

and yeah a post chorus could be pretty sick actually. but does anyone have any tips on what kinda thing a post chorus should involve? i'm thinking no lyrics and maybe only 2 or 4 bars or something, maybe just 2 chords? i don't know.

edit: and thanks for the replies, everyone.
#9
Try putting a G after the chorus for one or two bars. Or the last strum of the Am open (or at least xx0000x=G).
u really don't need much. A sudden cool down mostly works.

A good question, what a post-chorus should involve. The accent of a verse is mostly the lyrics and instruments, from a chorus it's more the melody. So or you take a post-chorus as something in between (should be a longer version). Or like I said a short sudden break/cool down. As in just one strum one chord, a small fill, ...
That's just my opinion for the style I think you're playing
#10
thanks a lot man, that sounds really helpful. i'm pretty wound up right now so i don't really wanna touch the guitar and get all burned out and stressed and try to force something to come but i'll re read your post later and have a go at it when ive got a few drinks in me

take care brother