Hi there you rockin rollers to the lesser gods. So I'd say if I had any real strength musically it would be composing rearranging and just generally messing up songs. I do this with every song I hear and every song I play. It is like a computer RBA. (Brian can translate that for those who are fortunate enough not to know).
My personal history made me this way. But enough about lab rats.
So I am going to share with all of you my many glitches that help me spit out song after song, arrangement after arrangement failure after failure.
And moments of gold.
In no particular order (as should be your inspiration)
SEMI PRO TIP #UNO:
Take that goofy little riff that keeps stumping you and play it in every octave and in every configuration that it can be played on your fretboard. If it sucks at all octaves discard or modify. Take the moifted riff and run it through all the octaves and configs as before and look for that groove. No groove? Move to the discard pile and take a break. Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette.
Discarding bad, trite, sucky, cliché , run of the mill and just run me over if I hear another song that sounds like THAT again. .. well, it's the way to clear your head to find that new something that the dreams we are making are made of.
Your garbage music output should roughly match the total garbage output of a normal family of 4. (see Noel for details)
All right; that was today's semi-pro tip. I'll come up with something else next week and we can fight over that. Just remember; I DON'T read music and struggle with many musical terms. I learned the word 'outro' from Ivan P. when he graciously critiqued a song of mine when I was just getting started (Now that was a nest of bad ideas)
In Lester's name,
PS: Oh, and as proof that I am not just banging your cowbell I can supply week by week songs that, well, hell, I guess I just did a new arrangement on! Today's semi-pro tip was used on my cover of **T-Rex's Marc Bolian $$$GLITTER DAYDREAM$$$ METAL GURU.
It put the jelly in the roll, I'm just sayin...
yeah yeah yeah!—
Da Vinci Flinglestein,
The quest for the Tone, the tone of the Quest
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