One important note I neglected to mention in the rhythm part of this video! If you DO decide to write in regular 4/4 (with no shuffle or swing) then I HIGHLY recommend you utilize the GALLOP. An eighth note followed by two sixteenth notes. This pattern works very fine for that oceanic rhythmic motion without relying on triple meter or swing.
If this lesson was confusing to you, try these other lessons I’ve done first: The Minor Scale + Chords, The Dorian Scale + Chords. Here’s a link to my favorite Korpiklaani song, Wooden Pints! https://youtu.be/QjZ1B897Tuk
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Table of Contents:
00:00– A Self-Referencing Shanty
01:21- Rhythmic Suggestions
02:51- Scale Suggestions
06:40- Chord Changes
08:37- Hear The Dorian Difference!
09:50- Additional Aspects