I'm still pretty buzzed about and thankful for everyone who contributed to "Time Stands Still On the Burying Ground" collaboration.  If you haven't seen it, the video is on my page.

I had an idea for another collaboration that should work equally well, but different in organization.  I know that some suggest a specific order of events for a successful collaboration, but stick with me for a sec.

I have a riff I put together that has slowly evolved into a song. The song is a bit repetitive and I'd like to offer it out to others to see if we can bring some variety.

If you want to see the video and the discussion so far, check out the group link here:   Evolution

Descriptively, here's where I'm at.  The tuning I use is GDG on my 3-string guitars.  I have started with a descending scale 3-O-2-O-3-O. So 2 notes on each string.  A fretted note and the open string.

I put up a video with terrible, awful, sucky audio quality, but you can see and hear how I have sort of transformed this simple descending scale into a very nice finger picking riff.  The video is on one of my fretless guitars and it sounds even better on my fretted acoustic.

I'd like to see this played as sort of pass the bottle (riff) where one player starts off playing the riff in their own style and then improvising a few bars in between.  Then onto the next player to do their part interpreting the riff pattern and improvising a solo.  This is a bit different than a jam trying to fit 12 players on top of each other's sound.

Once we have several contributions then we can have someone lay down a percussion track and we'll all redo our parts to the fixed tempo.  For now, try to get the ideas down on paper and video and we can finish later.

If we only get a few takers, then everyone can have a couple minutes.  If we get 20, then you get 4-8 bars on the riff and 4-8 bars to solo.

Anybody in for that?

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Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on January 31, 2013 at 8:51am

Thanks Jim.  I'm working around 5 stitches in my right index finger,  But I can still play!

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