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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tremontinator, Mar 13, 2019.
Thanks! There’s no secret, really, I’ve been scoring to picture for 30 years, so it’s just a matter of banging on ideas for that long. Since my work is most often scoring to picture, when I don’t have picture I imagine an image or scene.
I’m used to having a deadline, and critics - clients either love a track or hate it, there’s no in-between. And I have to work fast, so usually I’ll develop a few ideas and send them out for comments. Usually they glom onto one of the ideas, and then I finish it.
I don’t have much of a formula for doing it. Sometimes I start with melody, sometimes a chord structure, sometimes a rhythmic idea, or sound can be inspiration.
I have no idea what its called but its the 'Benny Hill music'
This always makes me think John Wayne. Dig it!
This one makes me think Marlon Perkins and the Wild Kingdom. Lions on the Serengeti Plane. I know it's not that part of the world, but for some reason this is what it makes me visualize.
I’m down with the Hot Club, my man!
It’s great if it makes you think of anything other than, “This is really sh!tty music!”
“Wait, Les, I didn’t say it wasn’t sh!tty.”
“I know, but I’m trying not to be negative about my work. Work with me here.”
I like them both Les.
Really good stuff.
Thanks for the encouragement!
I”m probably too obsessed with music to stop creating it, but I question both my sanity and competence from time to time, and when I say, “from time to time,” I mean every few seconds!
Cherry pie is my favorite
Since I found my heavier tone been working on some hard rock,heavy blues. Lately though I've been working on the toilet (food poisoning)!
I'm learning 'The Loner' cover by Gary Moore. The 1987 Live in Stockholm version of 'The Loner' by Gary is what moved me to try and learn the song. It's full of emotion and driven by his tasteful technique.
Right on bro
I hate to admit it, but I had a request to use a bass, and accepted (swore I’d never admit to even owning a bass, but guitar calls got scarce for me lately).
So that took some refreshing of bass chops I never really had under my fingers much.
As it turned out, they really wanted just low tone mellow guitar bass line fills, so I did it with my L5.
Whew! A bass scare!
Anyway that got me practicing bass concepts so I’ll be ready (-er) for next time, just in case.
Also, a drummer -I play semi-regularly with- and I got bored at a rehearsal and proceeded to go off on a “surf” romp, for about ten minutes while on a break, reprising off the top of my head every surf tune I could remember from Junior High.
When I got home I dug my Jazzmaster out and worked on what I thought I flubbed during our moment of madness.
If that counts as “practice” then yeah, I was “working” on something lately (as IF)!
Well it was nostalgic at least. Hadn’t played any surf stuff since probably 1963 (just before the big FOLK SCARE kidnapped all us kids away from electric guitars, Duane Eddy, The Ventures, et al, to sing whiny finger-picked folk songs on questionably tuned acoustic flat-top steel string guitars with no power steering or synchromesh).
Legit died laughing.
Real men don't need power steering and know how to double clutch. Although, Syncromesh trannys sure are nice
I ground a few pounds in a ‘65 Peterbilt with a 5speed Spicer main box, and a Brownie 4 speed aux tranny.
Twenty speeds and not a synchro in sight!
Took me a year to get any good at jammin’ gears in that big rig.
i want to read this biography and possibly option for film.