New Song - Pandemic

Discussion in 'Studio & Stage' started by dcm_guitar, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

    Sep 13, 2016
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    This is one strange, weird, dark, brooding bordering on ugly piece of music.

    I knew I wanted to do something about the ongoing pandemic, and I knew I wanted it to be kind of dark and VERY uncomfortable. I decided to put the opening idea in 5/4 because it can be an unsettling time signature when we're so accustomed to 4/4 time.

    After playing the riff and moving pieces around I actually landed on the opening riff changing time signature each measure. The opening statement alternates between 6/4 and 4/4 each measure. I suppose you could count it in 10, but I think the alternating 6/4, 4/4 is the most accurate.

    After this, the song settles into 4/4 for a while, but then cycles back to the alternating 6 & 4. It's odd and definitely unsettling.

    The guitars are the PRS 594 as the rhythm guitar. I also added my Anderson Super Raven to the mix for a little different flavor. The lead guitar is the 24-08; man this guitar just sings!

    The mix is my first pass and will need some EQ tweaks, but I think it's a good start.

    As always comments are GENUINELY appreciated!!!
    NeubyWanKaneuby and bodia like this.
  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

    Oct 17, 2017
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    Great share, interesting themes contained in your composition.
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

    Apr 26, 2012
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    I like what I’m hearing.
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities leave it.....unsolved

    Jan 21, 2015
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