#1
I've been playing guitar for almost three years now. When I first started I didn't learn anyone else's songs or take lessons. At this point I've gotten really fast and can come up with some good licks and fast solo's but I'm realizing that I never taught myself the basics so it's hard for me to even write something in 4/4. My playing might sound good but it doesn't make sense musically. Any suggestions or songs I can learn to help with that?
#3
Yeah but I'm not writing in four four. Don't get me wrong I can write something in 4/4 but I have to lay out a riff and usually shorten it up somehow because I can improv a riff real quick, count it out but realize it's in six or seven sometimes five. I have a hard time keeping it in four. I know other time sigs. are okay but it's more practical to do 4 and maybe change time later in the song. It just makes it easier in a band setting to play in 4.
#4
The only problem is that I don't "feel" the 4 like I should. When I improv a riff I usually am in five six or seven.
#5
music is music man. do not let mental constructs on how things "should" be sway your musical creations.
#6
if it sounds good why does it matter if it is "musically correct" or constructed in the "right" time. Play what sounds good not what looks good.
#7
Theory is a bunch of guidelines, not rules. If it sounds good and people like it, why change it just to fit orthodox methods? It's your music, play how you want.