So, I'm an intuitive composer. I start noting the music down as it comes to my mind. I'm very, very exact in this, it has to be exactly as in my head. So I just have a score in 4/4 and set a tempo and start noting the notes, but I don't look at the bars, at all.
Now I'm in the process of nailing down the time signature and in the past it always came down to pretty standard stuff e.g. 6/4, with some minor adjustments here and there. But this time, I'm realising that it's - errr... - quite jumpy to say the least.
So, it looks like this (I left out the notes, but I think you catch the drift):
Now, to be clear: the music is "correct". I mean: it all fits together harmonically and rhythmically and sounds great. But I'm really wondering if this is something I can get away with. I could definitely merge some of them to 6/4 for instance, but when I put on the synced metronome this just sounds right.
I've tried shoehorning everything into less time signature changes, but it just doesn't look right and the adjustments I need to make don't sound right either.
Anyway, my question is two-fold:
- is this even playable by a string quartet without a conductor?
- will I get shot? No, should I try to "fix" this, otherwise the musicians will declare me crazy?