Lesson On Using A Looper

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  1. Toast

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    I'm not affiliated with the teacher in the following video, but I did find his lesson helpful (kudos to Garrett for a great lesson). I'd like to see more lessons incorporating the use of a looper in them. If anybody else out there is using a looper and knows of some good guitar lessons that use looping, link to them in this thread. Thanks.

     
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    I think loopers are great for practicing or working out arrangement & other ideas for original tunes. The most important thing to practice is getting the loop to not be a little too long or short. When I had my Jamman looper it helped to turn up the rhythm track for the first loop, although I wasn't fond of having only tap tempo to set it.

    The undo button is also a good one to get to know. Now I am using a 4 track looper on the iPad (Quantiloop), which is almost too difficult for my aging brain to keep up with, but the idea of having 4 independent tracks at different lengths was pretty hard to resist.
     
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    I'm still getting my feet wet with my looper. I use the undo function a lot. The difficult thing for me is to plan my loop before I record it. I haven't even gotten to planning out parts and fitting them into a whole song. I'm at the stage where I record a I IV V progression and then start playing my scale forms over it. I want to start figuring out how to arrange loops into a whole song. I'm still slow poking my way around my looping technology. Any tips from veteran loopers would be helpful, thanks.
     
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    The best how-to guide for the Trio Plus (for any other Trio Plus users out there) that I found was this guy's demo. He covers most of the basic functionality.

     
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    I think the biggest challenge for looping (once you understand where to start exactly on each particular song!) is getting to where you can do separate parts in one song. Otherwise loopers just limit you to the same chord changes over and over and over ... No chorus, no bridge, no intro...
     
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    I use the looper primarily to capture ideas spontaneously. Some ideas never get beyond that stage and some might graduate to the DAW. But I have no concept whatsoever of using one live.
     
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    I have a Boss RC20. I have not become skilled enough to use it on stage, but I find it very useful for practice and general noodling around. It's not that easy to find someone to play I IV V, or ii V I, or whatever.
     
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    Justin Guitar and Marty Music both do a good looper demo.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=looper+pedal

    Ammoon/Kokko SOS FLP mini clone of a Ditto runs around $25-$30. Rather than getting a two button high end looper, get two of these and stack them.

    From there watch techniques







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    Yeah, that's why I'm going down the lesson path. It's too much work for me to plan out all the parts. I just want to practice putting parts together and getting some ideas on the kinds of things you can use for a part. Like in the lesson above, I wouldn't have thought about adding an arpeggio without the teacher leading me by the nose. I think he's a good teacher because he obviously uses a looper.
     
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    I've been looping for over ten years now, but I had a mentor that gigged weekly with a looper maybe 15 years ago. The versatility of looping today is awesome. The sky's the limit depending on which looper you get. Short loops, long loops, full song loops, practice backing track loops, gigging loops. There are some very creative people looping out there and you can watch some of them in Looping competitions on YT.

    Perhaps even some of us have more than one looper.:cool:
     
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    Yeah, I use it as a little musical journal.
     
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    It's not that easy to find a band, but with technology these days that's less a factor.
     
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    Great Links! Thanks.
     
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    Joe Gore is amazing using a looper setup for live performances...
     
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    Great video! I can definitely see myself learning from it once I have more experience. Right now it's a way beyond my rig. I don't even have a DAW yet, but I got plans :)
     
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    Yeah I love how he uses the pickup selector switch clicks to create a cool rhythm track.
    I'm pretty sure he has more tutorial-type videos that explain his rig more.
     
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    A basic looper lesson. What is a looper? How do you use a looper . . . etc. The lesson does have a little plug for Marty's looper pedal, but I'm okay with that.
     
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    I wasn't aware of these products, but I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks for cluing me in. Full Disclosure: I'm not affiliated with these products. I'm just a looper as practice/learning tool fan. I'm glad I started this thread :)
     
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    This looks cool too.

     
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