recently in the studio (not spacejunk ) and currently being more of a musician, and in particular back hitting drums ... usually in some organised fashion- organised by the brain and some grey matter bucket brigade- messages relayed , to instruct muscles to pull levers that instigate motion, and result in an impact- a stick/ a mallet... strikes a surface... cymbal/ batter head... a resonant cavity beneath explodes or just..( if covered in cloth).. thumps..... and a trigger makes a circuit- sample leaves a speaker- all at once or in singular fashion
....there's a pattern to it all, and the pattern can be learnt and enjoyed and played repeatedly.... just the same as a harmonic melody, its mantric, memorable, hypnotic, it makes us move...
BUT also the RATE at which it progesses , a rate that can and should sometimes be Variable , this TOO is a MELODY to be learnt and enjoyed and played -
timE is a melody
.. and i love it
i am addicted to th challenge of chasing tempo maps, and finding th line alongside/between groups of instruments that have their own tempo melody. learn it.
learn it just like a chorus hook or refrain- or one off poem-
then do it- play it- make it sound as tho it all was born of the same moment, same impulse, same wave....
it's a zen thing... it's a belief...
its addictive .
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