Breaking through the Cloud! – An Electric Guitar Loop

Playing music for me isn’t as easy as just deciding i am going to play something. First I have to look out of the window and see how the light is that day.

On the day I created this loop it was cloudy! So I thought maybe I should play something very simple but when I just tried to play single notes they seemed to echo in my brain in not a good way.  So I started to strum chords quite quickly and suddenly felt better hearing more sounds at once with less resonance.

Once I recorded my strumming loop I found I could play a simple line of music over the top because somehow within the context of many notes, the single notes sounded OK to me. I felt like I was able to break through the cloud!

 

My Second Blues Loop – ‘Layers of Colour’

Being colour sensitive I can’t appreciate colour as I would like. If I try to paint, the colour of the paint may disturb me. It could be the colour of the paint in the tube, on the page or mixed with other colours. And even if I could navigate this, the sun may suddenly go in and my perception of the colour would change quite radically.

For this reason I  have decided to work with sound and using my looper my pedal, to my delight, I have discovered that I can layer up sounds as if I was layering paint. I can feel the colour and the texture of the sound and it gives me a feeling of creating something whole which makes me feel complete.