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On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
mark francombe wrote:

clever to me, and Im very impressed with the head patting tummy stroking IS 7 beats against 5 a pleasant "musical" sound, if you remove the er... 16ths.. well not 16ths... but you know what I mean?

The trouble with odd times is that people tend to think that getting the notes in right place is *success*,
and leave it at that.

My point entirely!
As a musician I canīt help but be a bit impressed by clever and physically ambidextrous guitarist doing impossible things on a guitar, hell I once looked up on YouTube how to do a shredders sweep... but musically, these performances do tend to make me be a little sick in my mouth.

I actually often LIKE the sound polyrhythms make, but the fact that a musician is doing it ..  alone changes what I hear in it, suddenly Iīm hearing technique and "clever clogs-ness"
Are they playing an instrument, or are they doing 50 push-ups?
If only one could cheat and NOT really do it, but somehow use technology to achieve the same sound, so anyone could do it, if only there was a device that could , oh I dont know, record what you play and repeat it at odd timings, so you didn't have to... that would be wonderful!

mark francombe
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