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another survey (wasRe: OT, but getting close to not-OT: guitar/sax improv sessions)

On Oct 6, 2007, at 6:24 AM, Paul Mimlitsch wrote:

> Nice - just the way it is!!! (ie: no electronics)
>> On 6 okt 2007, at 05.25, Krispen Hartung wrote:
>>> http://www.box.net/shared/mh5o4t82a0
>>> On this, I'm just playing my Taylor nylon string acoustic through  
>>> my Schertler "David" amp....no laptop, max/msp, or radical  
>>> effects. It's quiet liberating to sit down and play like this  
>>> once in a while...
>>> sort of tests whether I can still express myself with the  
>>> instrument alone, without the assistance of electronics.

Which brings me to a topic I've been wondering about lately:

1) how many people on the list do solo non looping gigs?

2) "the beauty of the single not line" - how many guitar players/  
players of multitimbral instruments can do an improv. gig using only  
single note lines and hold an audiences attention? for how long?

3) if you're not comfortable doing this, is that because of  
preference (ie: vertical vs. linear hearing)?  Being raised on a  
particular instrument?  Or did you gravitate towards your preferred  
instrument due to how you hear things?

4) if you play a mono timbral instrument (horns etc) is the desire to  
"loop" a means of filling up vertical space to compliment your single  
note line play?

Not sure if this makes sense - Just curious.