#1
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this thread but, my band wrote a song and its pretty good, but everytime the singer tries to add lyrics, he sings the same melody as the lead guitar riff. Any tips or ideas of how we can make the lyrics sound different compared to the band?
#3
Following a guitar riff is great if you're just playing a riff rather than chords during a verse. Listen to the Shinedown song "Atmosphere" or the Buckcherry song "Next 2 You." Both singers are just following the guitar riff, but the melodies that the riffs created were fine, so there was no reason to do anything else. If you guys are playing riffs and not chords during a verse, then there's nothing wrong with it because it'd be super difficult to do unless he was singing a harmony to your guitar lines. The Rush song "What You're Doing" is a great example of how you could play songs, because there's a riff, then there are chords that bassist/singer Geddy Lee sings over, and then they play the riff again.

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#5
Glad it helped
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#7
countermelody good sir. if your riff or melody is ascending write a descending counter melody.
#8
Quote by z4twenny
countermelody good sir. if your riff or melody is ascending write a descending counter melody.


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