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Re: Re: Live Looping versus using Pre-Recorded Loops
On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, chaz worm wrote:
"I will be uploading more looping-type performances soon. I feel very
ham-fisted around you guys too but it's really hard to compare what I'm
trying to do to most loopers setups."
Hey Chaz, This is a really wonderful and generally very accepting and
supportive community. Hell, we have newbie sets
at the loopfestival in October all the time, purposefully to encourage
people to get their act together and put it out in front
of a supportive environment.
I say post away and don't be shy.........for one thing, it's the surest
way to get your act together and to move into more
sophistication with your live looping approach.
When we did the first live looping monthly gig 16 years ago at Mobo
Sushi in Santa Cruz we actually got paid to work out
this shit in public. I was so grateful that one person really took an
interest and let us work things out at their restaurant.
"I shy away from too much instrument looping too because the way a banjo is
setup you are a bit hamstrung melodically from the get-go. (it's that short demon
I'm not a banjo player but I've spent dozens of hours in the past year
Frustrated by that demon top string (I was trying to violin bow and
dulcimer hammer the bass strings and couldn't get to
all the notes I wanted to fret) I took it off the fretboard (and even
took out the 5th peg so that I could
create a Tenor Banjo out of typical 5 string. I then experimented
with about 15 different altered tunings
just for fun and to learn more about harmony, finger picking, et. al.
It's so cool to turn the instrument back into the instrument it came
from in Africa originally, including some of those
wonderful Moroccan and Malian scales.
So I thought I'd put that out there.
And coming full circle, I just traded a guitar synth for a tiny travel
banjo with that dreaded 'demon' string and am trying to
learn more about playing it traditionally.