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Re: another approach to looping

"Dennis W. Leas" wrote:

> >Does anybody else here play loops rather than machine them?
> I'm not quite following you here.  When you discuss "playing a loop" vs.
> "machine a loop" I think you're talking about playing a kind of ostinato
> pattern?

Yes, ostinato is essentially what I do with the Dangerous Shoe.  Our 
has a tendency to get a little "free" with his variations, so often it 
my responsibility to keep the downbeat in place. (-8  I often use effects 
produce "long" sounds; i.e., sounds that take more than a quarter note to
develope and decay, so sometimes I'm only playing on the downbeat.

John McIntyre
Physics - Astronomy Domine Dept
Michigan State University