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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)...

Warren Sirota

> -----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" <looppool@cruzio.com>
>  > 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.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
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