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RE: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
Nice! The brushes sound very natural. What sort of guitar are using?
It sounds very hollow. I better get off my butt this week and make a few
sample clips. I'm just doing guitar comping and then heads and solos
for now...that's more natural for me, sort of like the Jim Hall/Pat
Metheny duo sound.
From: Mark Smart [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
I dashed off a rough recording of "West Coast Blues" and posted it at
the very bottom of the page:
Recording the 3 background loops in took about the first 1 minute 20
----- Original Message -----
From: "Krispen Hartung" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 9:03 PM
Subject: RE: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
> Yes, definitely send me some MP3s. You're a maniac, Mark...you may
> inspire me to play jazz more often. It's been over 2 years since my
> last professional gig....I'll have to get my Abersold CDs out to
> sharpen my incisors. Jazz on the EDP...what an ass kicker. Imagine
> looping the head of Donna Lee and then playing the chords over the top
> of it...it doesn't always have to be chords first, I guess...lots of
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Smart [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:58 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Krispen Hartung" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 8:34 PM
> Subject: RE: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
> > main point, and also looking for ways to circumvent this trend. I
> > can
> > and have used the EDPs or the Boomerang to play standard jazz, but
> > it
> > is very difficult to pull off with most standards, because the heads
> > (melody lines) are 16 to 32 measures long. It's easy with something
> > like All Blues. Has anyone played and looped the changes for "Stella
> > by Starlight," and played the head and solo over the loop?
> Yeah, this is one of the tunes I have worked up. The only thing I
> can't do is play the pickups on the melody at the beginning, because I
> have to finish recording my octave-divided bass and drums before beat
> 1, then quickly hit the Record pedal, flip the switch on the guitar to
> "Guitar mode", and start playing the melody a little late. Not easy,
> but it can be done with practice. Tunes with a melody that starts
> before 1 are kind of a problem. You either start the melody a litte
> bit late, or come up with somet BS to play for a full chorus before it
> comes around again.
> >That could take
> > up to 2 minutes for a long ballad.
> Yeah, on ballads there is a long delay before the medloy starts, but I
> don't think this is a showstopper. I like to do "My Foolish Heart".
> > It gets really redundant after about
> > 20 standards. I'd rather play traditional chord solo or play over
> > sequences. But again, I'm not disputing whether one can play jazz
> > with looping technology....it's playing jazz, loops or no loops, to
> > get into more mainstream venues in my locality, and then slipping in
> > my more obscure compositions.
> > K-
> With my setup I hope it helps make it less monotonous that I have bass
> and drums sounds going before the melody starts. I hope...
> I can make some mp3's if you wanna hear what this sounds like.
> Mark Smart