Emorak
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2011
179 IQ
#1
I've never really attempted to write anything before, but now I'm in a band I kinda have to haha so I grabbed my ESP and started playing whatever sounded decent to my ear, when I came up with this little melody;


|--------------12-----------------------12-------------------------------|
|-/15-----18-----13-15----------18-----13/18-17-15fb-13~---|
|------17---------------------/17----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now I'm not too sure where to go with it D:

The BPM is 150, each note is an eighth note

The chords behind it (once again, anything that sounded half decent to me xD)


|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---------------5--------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---------------5----------------8--------------------------------------|
|-1--1(x12)----3--3(x12)-----8--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------8--8(x12)----------------------------|

The 12 notes after each chord are sixteenth notes and each chord is Quarter notes
food1010
Bassist
Join date: Jun 2007
1,660 IQ
#2
Try some rhythmic variety. Using the same note lengths over and over gets stale very quick.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea