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Re: Tactics for Circumventing Musical Ruts

To circumvent musical ruts, I suggest trying to play music with people and
instrumentation you do not know.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "loop.pool" <looppool@cruzio.com>
To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 4:23 AM
Subject: Tactics for Circumventing Musical Ruts

> I was reading the interview with Chris Vrenna in Electronic Musician
> Magazine yesterday
> and he mentioned that he co-wrote his entire latest CD (Tweaker) using 
> same small set of
> generic sounds for drums, bass keyboards and pads on every song.
> He said he did that because he didn't want any of the sound design to get
> the way of
> the emotional impact of the actual chords and structure of the tunes.  He
> wanted to make sure
> that the strongs themselves were strong without the benefit of cool
> He then said that
> when he was finished writing and arranging the tunes that he went back in
> and began replacing
> the sounds with innovative sound design.
> I thought this was a really interesting approach to circumventing  
> ruts and it got me to thinking about
> other potential ways that we can use to get ourselves out of our normal
> musical ruts (for composition;
>  for improvisation; for looping, whatever).
> Anyway,  I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in contributing to
> thread on tactics or devices
> that we use to break ourselves out of our musical ruts.
> good writing, everybody,
> Rick Walker