#1
I've been working on a song in 3/4 for the past couple days and now I find 4/4 a bit awkward for me.. any tips to get 'back in sync'?
#2
play in 4/4...
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#3
Exactly. Play in 4/4. Maybe play in a different key or mode or whatever.
For some reason, I always associate Dorian mode with 3/4 timing, it feels natural for me, the way I sync the chords up. It's wierd, but I know what you're saying. On the other hand, most minor scales are comfortable in 4/4 for me. Major scales are mostly in 2/4ish. It's hard to explain, but try out different things. Make a jam track and improvise over it in a different time sig.
#5
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Exactly. Play in 4/4. Maybe play in a different key or mode or whatever.
For some reason, I always associate Dorian mode with 3/4 timing, it feels natural for me, the way I sync the chords up. It's wierd, but I know what you're saying. On the other hand, most minor scales are comfortable in 4/4 for me. Major scales are mostly in 2/4ish. It's hard to explain, but try out different things. Make a jam track and improvise over it in a different time sig.


I don't know what a mode is. I guess I'll just play it off.
#6
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Take a look at the Theory FAQ thread if you want to divulge further. But yes, simply playing or composing in 4/4 should rid you of confusion.
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#7
You're all really making this too complex. Just count 1 2 3 4 in your head and make up something. If you keep on playing you'll get used to it. There's nothing else that'll really help you except for playing in it.
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Don't ask me I have no idea how the hell it happened.




To Me:

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#8
^+1
Quote by one vision
Exactly. Play in 4/4. Maybe play in a different key or mode or whatever.
For some reason, I always associate Dorian mode with 3/4 timing, it feels natural for me, the way I sync the chords up. It's wierd, but I know what you're saying. On the other hand, most minor scales are comfortable in 4/4 for me. Major scales are mostly in 2/4ish. It's hard to explain, but try out different things. Make a jam track and improvise over it in a different time sig.
Same for some strange reason.

Think 1 2 3 4. When writing in 4/4, the first and third beats are stressed. This is why I'd suggest people to start writing in 3/4, theres only 1 stressed beat in 3/4.
#9
try listening to music in 4/4 and tapping your foot to it or something
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