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RE: Looping percussionists
i loop congas, but i am not very good at it yet.
i'm mainly a guitarist...
>... free from the rigours of melody
> and harmony (LOL what a load of pretentious crap :)
yeah, those tonal elitists!
first against the wall.
wait til you meet some microtonal types...
>... In my
> own practises I've found it relatively easy to build up a big
> samba or other parts-based piece,
this is like how i tend to loop congas.
mostly i have been learning afrocuban beats and it is
great practice to play each part into the repeater (or acid on pc)
then drop one out and work that part...
i have yet to perform on congas, since just getting the strokes
right has taken more than a year (and still working)
>I've also enjoyed messing
> around with voice and just whatever instruments or noises I
> have to hand. I haven't really heard any percussionists'
> takes on this so I'm interested to hear what approach anyone
> else is taking, I'm happy to share from my brief experiences
> to date if that is any use.