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RE: Maybe why Avante-garde looping in US...
I always sing what I play (or, more accurately, play what I sing) when I
notice that my improvising is in danger of either becoming too technical or
directionless. It always grounds me instantly. It's a great technique for
any style of playing - or at least, any style of single-line playing (it's
little hard to hum chord changes, though I could see using vocalizations to
help articulate the rhythms of chord hits)...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin [mailto:kevin@TheNettles.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:00 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Maybe why Avante-garde looping in US...
> From: "loop.pool" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > fascinating concept. can you elaborate on that?
> > is it a personal theory or have you read anything
> specifically about that > subject?
> Singing the lines you play when you solo is common practice
> among jazz musicians and has been for a long time. Zappa's
> "little Italian virtuoso" Steve Vai uses the technique to
> construct his solos. The scientific research is catching up
> with this now. I've read a bunch of articles on the subject.
> One person who's been doing research on the neurological
> relationship between music and speech is Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude
> over at McGill University.
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