#1
hey um i need some help w. composing an instrumental?
kinda taking the whole Canon Rock idea
i ahve the basic melody w. a few licks and fills here and there but i want to incorperate more...so...help? im kinda loooking for like tapping, and jsut impressive soloing stuff but dont know where to start. if i cud get some help on that, that wud be great!
#4
dynamics. a good instrumental must have dynamic movement, i.e. slow to fast, soft to hard, quiet to loud.
#5
Quote by Squirrel1993
hey um i need some help w. composing an instrumental?
kinda taking the whole Canon Rock idea
i ahve the basic melody w. a few licks and fills here and there but i want to incorperate more...so...help? im kinda loooking for like tapping, and jsut impressive soloing stuff but dont know where to start. if i cud get some help on that, that wud be great!
Same way you'd write a non instrumental, I guess. Except instead of having a singer, you would play the main melody on another instrument.
#6
thanks guys
i was wondering how
how do u tap arpeggios? i can tap like the T12p5h8 that kind of stuff
but tapping arpeggios sounds a little differnt?
help wud be great
thx!
#7
Can you write a simple three minute, three chord song that sounds good? If you can't, you're nowhere near ready to write a decent instrumental like Canon Rock.
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#8
Quote by Squirrel1993
thanks guys
i was wondering how
how do u tap arpeggios? i can tap like the T12p5h8 that kind of stuff
but tapping arpeggios sounds a little differnt?
help wud be great
thx!

That's one way of doing it; tapping the 12-5-8 pattern on the E string is an A minor arpeggio. Just learn the theory behind chord construction and you'll be set.
#9
Don't just fill it with guitar solos (unless you want to write another Hangar 18), use some 2 note harmonies. If you write one melody in E minor, add a second guitar playing the third above the melody. So an E in the main melody would have the second guitar play a G, F# and A, G and B, etc. These are NOT parallel thirds, some harmonies will be a major third some will be a minor third.