accidents happen

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The only thing more frustrating then really wanting to write some music but not having time for it is having all the time you need to write some music and having what you write sound like shit. No fun, but a necessary evil from which we generally learn something. I learned today that coffee on an empty stomach makes me feel like I should call telehealth Ontario and check myself into a clinic. After a couple hours of not really getting anywhere with a tune, I stumbled onto a chord I liked, and a played a pattern like this -

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I think it’s kind of pretty, and after playing some depressing music that wasn’t working I figured I’d role with it. Made a quick loop of it, then doubled the track and added some reverb to it, moved into to the left ear -

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and it sounded like that. Nice and pretty, simple. I wanted to another track of the same thing and put it more to the right, but because I suck whenever I try and edit on a computer, I put it in the wrong place. BUT, I’m into it, the rhythms work in a really cool way together.

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Happy. Now I add some percussion -

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and we have the start of something fun. This is how I’ve made a lot of music over the past couple years. I’m trying to get away from it and “write” like everyone else, but it’s really fun to just embrace unexpected sounds and go for it. I plan on putting some drums on tomorrow, arranging some stuff, then maybe bring in a friend or two to see what they hear over it. See you then .

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