One Riff - Two Songs

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  1. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    Not too long ago I came up with a riff I wanted to develop into a song. As I was playing through the riff I realized I liked it at two different tempos. I wasn't sure which tempo I liked better, so I recorded the riff at both tempos. After letting it sit for a week I went back and listened and still couldn't decide which tempo I liked better.

    I added a bass line to each one. Then a drum part to each one. Then I developed a full song structure and arrangement for each one. I STILL couldn't decide which tempo I liked better.

    At this point I decided I had two different songs that were built on the same riff. I recorded vocals for each song.

    So, here we have precisely the same riff in each song recorded at two different tempos and then developed into two different songs:

    Slow tempo - "I Don't Know"
    https://soundcloud.com/radiomoved/i-dont-know

    Fast Tempo - "It's That Memory"
    https://soundcloud.com/radiomoved/its-that-memory

    Both were recorded using my Vela and HBII. Please give them a listen and tell me if you have a preference.
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Keep them both.
    I Don’t Know is more to my tastes though.
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Both are nicely done! Prefer the more up tempo "It's That Memory"
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ditto!
     
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