Akebono Diddle

Akebono Diddle, roughly scribbled score

In between bouts of jet-lag-induced lethargy, I’ve been playing with a new toy.

It’s really a lot of fun. The pitch-set (G, C, D, Eb, G, Ab, C, D, Eb) has some nice tight intervals allowing a little crunch for good effect, but generally it’s foolproof—it doesn’t really matter what you hit, it sounds great. Which makes playing ludic and relaxing.

While messing around, I find myself coming up with riff-based diddies, then—assuming I’ll soon forget—recording them onto the nearest capable device (usually an iPhone) and/or scribbling them down.

Here’s the result of one such diddie/scribble.

Which (performed and recorded hastily) sounds a little like…

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