Inspiration from mistakes
Posted on May 10, 2005 01:20 am
Member Since: Jul 25, 2004
I was recording this evening, trying to work out a vocal part. We took a break and sat down with an acoustic that was mistuned, (Drop D) and began finger picking. Came up with the proper vocal, then realized the picked guitar part was PERFECT to start the song. Ok, great. We record the new guitar part and then add the new vocal to the begining. When we listened back, I forgot to mute the original vocal. And wouldn't you know it, the two parts worked so well, we were both looking at each other as if visited by a spirit. How often have any of you come up with something amazing, purely by accident??
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May 10, 2005 02:56 am Almost all my best things have come about like that !! Nah, only joking but a HELLUVA lot of my stuff has been found in such ways.
What I consider to be my most rocking song (currently on ma profile "Throw Your Hand") come about from my bursting a string in rehearsal and me just trying to play chords that didnt need the string (as I play lead guitar - I Couldnt ver well solo!!).
Anyways, thats how I come up with that song! I done similar too on the drums for my song "Let It Go" - I added some delay and forgot it was on, left it there (I actually added it to the drum track rather than vox)...played it back and thats pretty much how that come aboot.
Tis cool when that happens tho eh!
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
May 10, 2005 09:23 pm Yep, lotsa times the perfect take is by mistake. Or the perfect sound, whatever.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
That is what makes the most interesting stuff. The mistakes that turn out to be right after all.
May 11, 2005 07:07 am The only snag is, often times these are the things you lose, dont save or just plain old forget which is a real bummer!!!
May 11, 2005 10:33 am I have also had experiences where you don't know what the hell you did to get a certain sound after getting it by mistake. For example, the vocal part I mentioned abouve. The harmony between the two was so cool. But it was not in a traditional (To us)scale. Had to work it out for an hour to be able to reproduce the style in other parts of the song.
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