been away for a while, sort of on a mini-vacation 🙂 there’s a lot of new developments i’m in the middle of, that i’ll talk more about later as things start to solidify. but for now, i just wanted to share that things are looking up and going well!
a brief tip for the musicians int he audience. rhythmic variation- imagine a grid of notes in a bar of music, whole, half, quarter, eighth notes, and so on. play a steady beat of quarter notes, just a simple single note or single chord pulse, like a drummer counting off time. then try offsetting one of the notes by an eighth note, or a sixteenth. try it for another note. try dropping a note out entirely. what you’re doing is experimenting with how a little variation in when and how notes are being played, or not being played, affects the feel of a piece. a little bit of this can totally change a pretty plain progression or rhythm idea into something really interesting just by shortening, lengthening, or dropping a note, without changing anything else.