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Re: I feel like crap

Kay'lon I think that everyone goes through periods of that and it's just part of the cycle till the next wave of improvisation comes.  I would say though you can't wait on it I think you have to play everyday at least for a period even if you don't feel in to it.

Another parallel.  i went to hear a friends ensemble last night called Electric Diamond in lower Manhattan.  There was a violinist playing in the ensemble that just blew me away and left me both touched and feeling why do I even try (not my main but an instrument I continue to 'hack' at) and yet I do.  I think times like that just humble the ego but when you sweep away the ego the desire to make music is still there in whatever way you express.  This was a remix of three tracks from improvisations this morning that I put together for our weekend ImprovFriday event.  Jim_Goodin_Another_Window_Another_View_62312.mp3

Keep playing Kay'lon....


On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Gareth Whittock <buddhamachine@live.co.uk> wrote:
I think looping should be an option not a compulsion. I've sometimes had to fight the temptation to hit the loop switch when it wasn't necessarily appropriate. 
Sometimes it's good to have a lot of looping, a little or, (dare I say it?) none at all - it should be your servant, not your master. 
Great servant though!



Gareth Whittock, sound artist: garethwhittock.co.uk

> Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:43:55 -0700
> Subject: Re: I feel like crap
> From: mattdavignon@gmail.com
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

> I'd say do something that's not looping. Depending too heavily on a
> certain piece of gear or type of processing (such as looping) is a
> common pitfall of electronic musicians. Now might be a good time to
> try a new instrument, work with different sounds - try changing your
> mode up a little.
> If it's music in general that's not flowing, now would be a good time
> to work on the non-musical elements of being a musician. Write a bio
> for yourself, build a website, research possible venues, network, edit
> some tracks, listen to your older tracks and pay attention to what you
> like/don't like about them.
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM, kay'lon rushing <k3zz21@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Im just not enjoying looping right now i feel like I've lost creativity :p
> > what to do?
> --
> Matt Davignon
> mattdavignon@gmail.com
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