Lets share our creative process,inspiration,How do you get up for creating maybe share some recording tips.What gets you up for playin?
Well me....I would'nt say I'm exclusive in my way of playing ,but,generally,I just pick up the guitar and it tells me what to play....I used to practice and practice and record tracks over and over , criticizing tiny mistakes till I drove myself batty,not anymore.
I try to pick up a different CBG as often as possible.Each one has its own voice,I have 10 now , so that's easier.. with the looper, It's the beat that gets me going.So the guitar sorta steers me,then the rest evolves from improv.It's pretty crazy for me that it happens that way....thas all
my studio is simple right now,A Tascam Handheld,then I just lay a track down of rhythm,I also like playing percussion so ,If I have time ,I'll shake a little shaker..the and a lil bit of CBG lead...bam.
I totally believe that first takes are best takes.
.I keep pretty busy so I don't write much lyrics these days, Used to write alot
,I also did a fair amount of multi track recording b4 now , but.....For meit is now an arduous process at best, these days ,and..... I have the attention span of a gnat. Yup, I do!!!
Thanx for the awesome response to the last discussion.Man,that one had some legs...I learned a ton from all of the comments,
Play on, gang....Music is Love, Toodles,Vinnie
I write the words first....then figure out what genre' the song will be... then I spend a ton of time trying to get everything to sound like music. Seeing people with the same interest playing their stuff usually gets my juices flowing.
Well, I was given pretty stoic genes from my Finnish ancestors so I'm about the emotional equivalent of a somewhat warm rock. However, when the odd emotion does strike me, it is usually enough above the baseline that it actually would register on a normal scale.
So the couple times I wrote something decent it has turned out OK. My first real set of lyrics were for "Road Worn Blues" and was the result of me making a sales call near NJ to a group of people I really didn't have much professional respect for and they annoyed me to the point that I actually insulted them in the lab. Not terribly professional, but I still got the order. The lyrics were written in about 10 minutes as I sat in the parking lot after the meeting.
The second was after my first visit to Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End of Boston. It is hard not to recognize ho spooky that place is. Again, lyrics for "Time Stands Still on the Burying Ground" were pretty much done by the time I took the subway back to my place.
For the last year, it has been a typical dry spell. However I just saw a note penned by my 5 year old daughter and I think I feel the start of a typical "Daughter's Dad Blues" coming on.
The note read:
I'm sorry I broke your heart.
I'll understand next time.
I like you as a friend.
As I said, she's 5.
For recording I use either my Samsung Galaxy Tablet or a Smartphone. Audio-only tracks are recorded using and Android app, J4T which is a simple 4-track recorder that has some modest effects built in.
I like playing grass reeds and mixing arm pit farts!