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Re: What's your looper control strategy?

I play live close to 8 months of the year, and I find that looping
with your hands is much more interesting for the audience. Chances
are, you're in a bar, so they can't actually see your feet - therefore
it looks like you're just shifting your weight awkwardly on stage.
Besides, using your hands you can make your gestures much more
dramatic, and the same goes for your feet, but your music may not be
the most appropriate to engage a loop by highkicking then stomping!

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 3:15 AM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
> On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Per Boysen wrote:
> And, for some odd reason...........I find that hand controlling of things
> just looks better on stage
> than tap dancing on pedals.   I don't know why that is, but I've asked
> several non-performers about that
> and they agree...
> .....why would that be?     I suppose it's because our hands are so much
> more controllable than our feet
> and most of civilization was built using the hands, as opposed to the 
> feet.
> Other thoughts?   disagreements with my take on it?  this subject just
> fascinates me.
> Here's another one:     Tapping with your toe on stage looks
> dorky...............tapping with your heel looks funky
> (as any self respecting professional fun musician about this little 
> trick of
> the trade.......lol)
> Why?   Weird.
> rick walker

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