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Different musical cultures (was re:Cranky Kim)

I completely agree.
And when I meet a musician and I'm trying to determine if I want to 
play with them "loop compatibility" is near the bottom of the list, 
after "basic ability", "lack of debilitating drug problems", "owns a 
car/phone/necessary equipment" and so on.


On Saturday, August 30, 2003, at 05:32 AM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> I don't know about that. Even with tap tempo on the Repeater, you're a 
> long
> way from the kind of realtime, continuous tempo adjustment that 
> happens with
> live musicians. Also, it's a strange concept (outside of looping) for 
> the
> rest of the band to follow the guitar player, or the keyboard player, 
> or
> whoever is into looping. Tempo management is normally the role of the
> drummer and bass player.
> We're talking about two different cultures here -- live, free tempo 
> groups
> vs. groups that work on a fixed clock. I'm not trying to make the case 
> that
> one is better than the other... just trying to point out that it's a
> different culture, and it's an uphill battle to get someone to move 
> into a
> different culture.