Posted on May 24, 2008 06:27 am
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
^ that's a very rough recent draft of an old song. i never got around to recording it because i found it hard to come up with 3/4 beats.
this is so rough that i'm just playing around with kick and snare here. the high hat is simply a metronome (i'd never leave it 'running' like that all through a song, ever). no time was spent on fills, either. i just find it challenging to figure out how to write the kick/snare during the chorus. you know, as far as 'where the hits should fall.' so if you want to listen, listen mainly to the first chorus.
the structure is intro, verse, chorus, quick rehash of the intro, then a repeat of verse and chorus, then an outro. the drums in the second chorus are 'one draft further back,' so disregard those completely. i was just trying to come up with ideas in the second chorus there.
the verse drums will be easy to work out ultimately. i may or may not update this song to one with louder verse drums (if you can hear them, that means this is a quick remix in order to make them audible) but my questions have to do with the kick and snare during the chorus.
basically, how do i make it work?
seems to me that the chorus begins with seven beats of a 'busy' guitar riff. it's the guitar equivalent of a drum fill. because of this, i strongly feel that the drums should 'walk around' here, before finally settling into a groove on the seventh beat, with the crash.
a friend recently disagreed. but i see no other possibility. it seems to have to be that way. i also think it would work, if done correctly. i don't want a 'random' feel there, but there should be a sense of the drums hesitating for seven beats. trying to 'get themselves together.' but also, you know, sounding reasonable. so, does this idea (if not the execution here) make sense at least?
any basic tips on snare and kick arrangement during the chorus would also be much appreciated. this drum problem threatens to stop this song in its tracks.
hopefully later, when the drums are done, i'll also fix the acoustic guitar's sound (by re-doing it) and the distortion sound. and other things.
*sigh* this song is miles away from anything approaching done. i hate to post 'early' stuff like this, but without input, i simply don't get around to trying again.
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