Let me save face right away and say I'm very new to music theory. There is still so much stuff I just don't understand.
I wrote a passage to go along a song I'm composing, but I noticed the measures are off. As you can see from this picture, the first and forth measures are 4 beats, but the second and third measures are 5 beats.
I've tried adjusting to 4/4, but it just doesn't sound right. What did I just do?
If you need to hear it, here's the link. But I have to warn you, it's still very green and edited, because first I want to know what this is, before I can refine it.