what i learnt in 2021

  1. TokyoPortrait

    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (creativity)

    Hi. I learnt I don’t have much of it. But, I also learnt I think it can be improved / developed. Early in 2021 I came home one Friday after work quite late and decided, for no particular reason, to make a quick basic, dirty sounding blues backing track in Logic and just mess around over it. I...
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (bass - the playing of)

    Hi. I learnt I think I like it more than guitar - when playing with others. It has such power, both physically and psychologically. It’s like a magic wand - ‘Move your hips, I command thee…’* And you? Pax/ Dean * okay, it’s probably the drummer more than me… :rolleyes:
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (songwriting - the music / the lyrics / the structure)

    Hi. I learnt I should try writing with a bass way more. I come up with different stuff, instead of the same old stuff. Especially, bass lines / rhythms / grooves with holes in them. Those you can fill with guitar bits. This seems to create a different, more integrated, more ‘composed’...
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (pedals)

    Hi. I learnt, I have enough. So, when I occasionally buy a new one, they should be something quite different and maybe even a bit silly (for me). :) Hence my last two - a rotary speaker emulator and an auto wah. And that lead me to learn that they can inspire new approaches, or yield...
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (Guitars - the playing of)

    Hi. I learnt, I still suck. But I also learnt to live with that, a wee bit more. Oh yeah, I also learnt to be a little less heavy handed with my fretting (emphases on ‘a little’). And you? Pax/ Dean
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (Guitars - the physical objects)

    Hi. I leant that sticking in a different pickup and playing dress up with a less used guitar that has fallen out of favour because of a new addition can inspire you to play it much more. Thus it becomes useful, not wasteful. Thread here. NMGD (Newly Modded Guitar Day), aka I bought a router |...
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    What I Learnt in 2021 About… (home recording / DAWs)

    Hi. I learnt there’s this guy making free plugins - Analog Obsession. Available on his Patreon page. All free except two, which are made available if you become a patron. A lot are just yet another version of an LA-2A or whatever, but there’s some cool wee things in there too...




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