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Re: Do you actually loop with the instrument you are most proficient on? (Re: What would loopers do without power?)

That's an interesting question, and quite poignant.

I actually am most proficient on guitar, but I only loop with a synthesizer. The first reason being, when I used to loop with a guitar, everything came out as a surf tune. Not bad, but it all sounded the "same-ish". 

Having learned guitar in the bluesy Led Zep 16 year old sorta way, I had to break out of that paradigm, and the only way to do that was to switch to a different instrument. With different muscle memories, and different textures. I knew a little bit of keyboard, so synth seemed a natural progression.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Mech <mech@m3ch.net> wrote:

> Which leads to the question, "do you actually loop with the instrument you
> are most proficient on?  Why or why not?"
> For my part, I'm most comfortable on Bass, but I never loop on it (and, for
> that matter, I only ever really pick one up a couple times a year).  It's
> merely not as interesting to me as all the other little weirdo instruments
> I've collected over time.  I'm just a dilettante at heart, I guess.
>        --m.

I use different instruments for the varying expression they bring. But
the music in my mind never changes as I learn new instruments, it was
there from the childhood even before I came to hear explicit music.

When thinking a second time about your question I'm realizing that I
even consider looping "just another instrument" ;-))   ...as well as a
meta instrument.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
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