I was jamming out the other morning on a riff I came up with and realized that the riff was not in 4/4 Time… This is a pretty common thing for me and the way that I write music.

While a common move would be to re-write the riff in 4/4, so that it’s easier for a drummer and other musicians to groove too…, I LOVE the concept of sticking with what you originally intended and seeing where it goes.

I thought this concept would make for a great lesson so here’s a 10 minute video lesson I created where I talk about it.

Also… I’m testing out some new video features where I use chord charts, tabs and notes within the video itself so let me know what you think of this by leaving a comment below!

Here are the chord progressions shown in the video: