Might want to decouple tonality and rhythmicity - a two-dimensional grid
might work better. 1 through 5 for increasing degree of harmonic & tonal
content, A through E for increasing degree of rhythm orientation (with C being
rhythmic, E being song-oriented for example, if one can accept song-structure as
an extension of rhythm-structure).
I would be in 4-5C territory most of the time.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:14
Subject: Re: a general question
--- Lance Chance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> whoever cares to reply. you consider your loop
> 1 totally ambient, atonal, arrhythmic
3 a little of both, some of both (rhythmic, but atonal) (atonal, but
> 5 song oriented, rhythmic, tonal
i'm just curious. i do both. right now i'm mainly working
> pretty freaky vocal stuff. a "1" from above.
however, i have done lots of
> guitar and bouzouki work that was very
"musical" or "song oriented". i'm
> sure this question has
been brought up before, but the list changes all of
> the time.
also: why do you do what you do and what do you think of the
side of the coin?
The problem is that there's a LOT of space between 3
and 5. Things that are
harmonic and rhythemic, and yet, not "song
oriented". Most of my looping fits
somewhere in there. I don't plan out
songs, it's freely improvised, yet, it's not
atonal, and it generally
develops a rhythm, but it never ends up sounding like a
pop song, ABABCAB,
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