At 8/16/12 07:22 PM, Braiton wrote:
You can do an ascending or descending run of the scale (adjusting according to the speed of the transition) and end up in the first note of the next section with the guitar or instrument of your choice accompanied by the drum fill or whatever is going on.
This is something I plan on trying with the brass and/or strings... I've done a couple test runs, but I haven't found anything that seems to fit just yet... But I've got more ideas to throw at the wall.
At 8/16/12 07:24 PM, BlazingDragon wrote:
I think that the main principle of any good transition is to build commonality between differing sections. That could be timbres, pitches, chord progressions, rhythms, motifs, or any number of things. The more elements in common, the smoother the transition. Also, the longer the amount of time the transition takes, the smoother it will be. A one or two bar transition might not necessarily be smooth.
In actuality, both sections are extremely similar, they're both in Db, both in 4/4 time, both at 200 BPM... The biggest difference is that the rhythm is running in triplets as opposed to straight 8th notes as it was before. The section is your typical "metal chug breakdown"... save the fact that it'll have orchestral elements in there as well.... I just haven't figured out how I'm gonna incorporate said orchestral elements into a heavy chug section yet.
Who knows... maybe the only reason it really sounds out of place is because there's a large focus on the orchestral stuff in the previous section and I simply haven't gotten the orchestral stuff in the new section yet... Maybe I'm worrying prematurely.