An innovative new method of composing

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Cryptic Excretions

Attorney at Law

Joined: 01/31/04

Posts: 3055

Ok, I'm sure I"m not the first that has thought of this, but I'm sure I'm at most one of the few that's making a real song by doing this. I use guitar pro when it comes to tabbing and saving my composures and just yesterday I found myself bored to tears. So I turned off my speakers, selected about 5 guitar tracks (each assigned to different instrument sounds) and 1 bass track. Mind you I mutilated the tunings to various things that are out of whack and would ruin strings in reality. Having done that I literally started clicking anything and everything I could, making various chords here and there as well as sweeps and riffs and what have you. After a few hours I decided I was done and ready to hear my travesty, or at least that's what I was expecting. So I hit play and I didn't hear a travesty. I heard something that sounded like nothing else. The bass harmonized with the guitars as opposed to just defining the guitars movements, the guitars formed such interesting positions and flowed so naturally. The song actually had a structure. A frantic one but a structure all the same. It was then that I realized I am a better composer when I can't hear what I'm doing. It's really intense and bizarre. Try it some time. Try writing anything in no particular fashion and see how it comes out.

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Ok, I'm sure I"m not the first that has thought of this, but I'm sure I'm at most one of the few that's making a real song by doing this. I use guitar pro when it comes to tabbing and saving my composures and just yesterday I found myself bored to tears. So I turned off my speakers, selected about 5 guitar tracks (each assigned to different instrument sounds) and 1 bass track. Mind you I mutilated the tunings to various things that are out of whack and would ruin strings in reality. Having done that I literally started clicking anything and everything I could, making various chords here and there as well as sweeps and riffs and what have you. After a few hours I decided I was done and ready to hear my travesty, or at least that's what I was expecting. So I hit play and I didn't hear a travesty. I heard something that sounded like nothing else. The bass harmonized with the guitars as opposed to just defining the guitars movements, the guitars formed such interesting positions and flowed so naturally. The song actually had a structure. A frantic one but a structure all the same. It was then that I realized I am a better composer when I can't hear what I'm doing. It's really intense and bizarre. Try it some time. Try writing anything in no particular fashion and see how it comes out.

StreetRockHero

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Joined: 03/27/05

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What are you making

Hi, I was wondering what guitar pro shows you visually on the screen when tabbing and altering your song.

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What are you making

Hi, I was wondering what guitar pro shows you visually on the screen when tabbing and altering your song.

Cryptic Excretions

Attorney at Law

Joined: 01/31/04

Posts: 3055

You mean the interface? It shows basically a tab sheet and sheet music sheet right under the tabs. you can basically write tabs and sheet music right then and there, hear it on the spot and edit it without those damn eraser marks and wasted paper. Save every last bit of it and export it as a midi. It's a very convenient tool for a lazy ass like myself.

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You mean the interface? It shows basically a tab sheet and sheet music sheet right under the tabs. you can basically write tabs and sheet music right then and there, hear it on the spot and edit it without those damn eraser marks and wasted paper. Save every last bit of it and export it as a midi. It's a very convenient tool for a lazy ass like myself.