i like to write songs that have layers. i just want to see who else shares my view on this. i don't try to get music that layers, but i write music like that.
Sum41 did it really well in their new song Hell Song. they play that cool lick over the powerchord riff. i was playing that with a friend and it gave me a feeling of ecstacy. i get such a rise out of someone playing a riff and me soloing over it. it's one of the best feelings in the world! i love building my songs like that. i have the rhythm guitar chugging through a metal riff following the lead playing this little lick up and down the neck. when i get my co-guitarist to try it out i'll figure out if it works or not. i think it will, then i'll see what it's like with bass and drums. i'm all happy with my layering.
anyway, answer my original question about your preferences toward layering, i like the action but some people like straightforward riffing.
post your opinions. that's what we're here for eh?
Thanks for listening to this small piece of me.