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Re: Spawning musical ideas?
i would add that coming up with new sounds is a great way to find
also, listen to other loopers...you'll find that many don't rely on
chord progressions...in fact i would say that chord progressions can
become a bit of a prison and lock you in to a way of playing. unless
you're really good at evolving your pieces. someone posted a youtube
clip of a chap looping with a keybaord into ableton live the other
day, which i thought was quite impressive...might be worth checking
out. the problem is, that as soon as the listener hears a chord
sequence, it sets up certain expectations about how that's going to
change. we're very used to hearing chord sequences in "song form",
where a verse turns into a chorus (with a different sequence and
melody) and there may be a bridge etc etc. the same is true of soloing
over chord sequences...it sets up expectations about what might happen
next. if that doesn't happen, then it can lead to a sense of
disappointment. if you think about modern dance music, much of it
doesn't rely on chord changes....it's all on one chord...so we accept
that and concentrate on other elements in the music and these can be
changed and evolved over time.
you could try starting with the drums. get a really good groove
going...lay down some phat bass and take it from there...
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Per Boysen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:32 AM, Gmail <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Lol that scares me. I won't know the progression if I do it that way :/
>> or do chord progressions even matter?