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…