[linux-audio-user] jaming over the internet?
mis at creazone.32k.org
Tue Sep 30 08:21:01 EDT 2003
Juhan Leemet wrote:
> If you consider nerve transmission speeds,
> being able to play those real fast weedle-weedle-weedle guitar leads would
> seem impossible.
I don't know about the nerve transmisison speeds but it's the learning process
and repetition that allows some people play that fast. Also, some people
seem to be physically more apt to it than others (not all guitarists can play
as fast as, say Al Di Meola or John McLaughlin, even if they're fast).
> What must be happening is that you are telling your
> fingers to move a fraction of a second before they actually move.
Well, in practice, depending how good you are, you know at least 1 measure in
advance what you're going to play. The rest is just automatic repetition of
what you have learned in the long hours of practice. Obviously it is alittle
different when you improvise but, depending on the type of music, a lot of
improvisers practice their 'chops' anyways. I used to joke about some
players that they play faster than they think but this is not far from truth,
> Now add
> in the long echo delay, and I suspect that's too much to handle: 3 time
> bases: what you want to play, what you are playing (feel?), and what you
> hear. Comments?
Yeah, confusing :)
I remember when I first tried some MIDI guitar+synth, years ago, and more
complex patches had about 1/4 to 1/2 sec lag. It was annoying. And that was
only on 2 time bases: playing/feeling and hearing the result.
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