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  • #2455

    grondak
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    I bought a Ditto looper.  I started off by playing a 12-bar blues arrangement into the looper (E E E E A A E E B E A B ) and the solo’d over my loop. I used relative keys sometimes and they really stood out over the backing 12-bar.  I also switched my lead tone up so that it was easier to hear my noodling.  I messed with intervals I’ve learned in the melodic principles lessons to add tension to the solo. (IE I strayed strayed strayed from Pentatonic). I haven’t started the lead lessons yet but I think I’ll enjoy those, too!

    When I returned to reality, it was 45 minutes later.  It was good– I learned a lot. That was a nice practice session.  It was a complete flop of using my practice hour the way the practice session spreadsheet wants me too, though… but I think we will agree that most time with a guitar is not a flop even though this looper session didn’t get me closer to my goal, LOL 🙂

    Ditto looper: Works great. Start recording with one click, play the 12-bar, stop recording with another click. Auto play. Hit that stop button “in time” or there will be an ill-timed gap between the end of the loop and the start.  I got over it after a dozen play throughs.

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  • #2471

    Sarah Spisak
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    It was a complete flop of using my practice hour the way the practice session spreadsheet wants me too, though… 

    You show that spreadsheet who’s boss!  :-p

  • #2484

    grondak
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    I did tonight.  I learned that I can set that timer to move to the next subject, but I often have stuff I want to finish up– so that means I just played 1:38 instead of 1:00.  I’m good with that!  I bet my fingers are, too! 🙂

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  • #2486

    Sarah Spisak
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  • #22229

    superblonde
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    Very effective use of looper live in below video. This is unusual in mainstream blues/rock right? Besides Ed Sheeran that is, who is I guess urban pop. Usually a performance like the below they’ll get a backing band, not here, there’s just one guitarist and a vocalist. I think he makes 2 loop layers (couple notes in intro, then adds rhythm) then, plays a little transition (string rake behind the bridge), hits his pickup switch, and plays non-looped blues lead solo over top? Not sure how many layers. And I wonder how he does the timing, would the loop be synced to a click audible in the stage monitors for timing, hmm.. anyway it looks like a good example of the power of loopers for a big performance.


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