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Re: Why NOT Looping has been good for me.

On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Buzap Buzap <buzap@gmx.net> wrote:
> 1,5 years

"Not looping" has been good for me too.

Although I tend to use looping more like an instrument (rather than a
recorder to overdub and clone yourself) I have been missing to be able
to work dynamically with tempo when looping. So  that's what I've been
doing a lot during the last 1,5 years. Funny that my phase coincide
with yours BTW ;-)

In the past my reason for looping was to get more contrapunct powers
live, the same reason I now like the Stick so much (or any other
multitasking-friendly instrument). When I was using only guitar, or
later on the flute, the looper made it possible to perform two part
stuff by first laying down one part and then play the other part, but
with the Stick I simply play both parts at once and more rapidly get
to the point. Plus the extra bonus of instant ritartando/accelerando

My focus of looping has shifted. Now the base is playing instrument
and electronics while I use looping here and there to spice it up or
like "a soloist in a big band". I'm finding an exciting freedom in
this new concept.

I agree with Buzzie that playing with other musicians is fun. Makes it
much easier to come up with good music compared to solo playing. But
hey - you can loop in an ensemble as well!

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen