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Re: Do you actually loop with the instrument you are most proficient on? (Re: What would loopers do without power?)

Taking up a new instrument to avoid the cliches of your playing on a current instrument just results in cliches on a new instrument, usually played slower than previously.  It takes a while to recognize them, but cliched playing is the fault of the musician, not the instrument.

On 7/24/08, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't think piano players may suffer this problem as much as guitar
players. As you're saying we (guitarists) are building up tiny
muscular reflexes in order to access expression through the
instrument, but these "body mutations" also makes it harder to play
differently - if you should want to. Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset
told me he took another road to pass this typical barrier by setting
out to deliberately kill his darlings, as opposed to learning a new
instrument. He made up his mind to never play one single note that
"lives in his fingers".