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enigma3

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Acoustic Rhythm Ideas
« on: September 11, 2004, 11:21:57 pm »

I was listening to a Cd of Madeline Adams.  Shes uses mostly acoustic guitar.  But on one of her tracks, she was throwing pennies in a jar.  It made a cool unique sound.  It beats the hell out of using a shaker or tamberine on tracks.  Anyone have any other ideas on cool ways to have background rhythm in acoustic tracks.  Never heard of madeline?
http://www.madelinesongs.com/
Amazing album for only 5 bucks.  Get it

Joe
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j.hall

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Re: Acoustic Rhythm Ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2004, 09:27:03 am »

i've always liked the simple foot tapping on the fllor while tracking the acoustic part.

kick pedal on a cardboard box.

beer bottles being kick around on the floor

beer caps in your hand as a "shaker"

the unscrewing of a bottle cap (whiskey bottle in my case)

chain wallet shaking around.
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enigma3

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Re: Acoustic Rhythm Ideas
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2004, 12:37:43 pm »

Excellent Ideas man.  I'll have to try some of those

Joe
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Re: Acoustic Rhythm Ideas
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2004, 05:39:30 pm »

haha might as well go all out like tilly and the wall and just use tap dancing for your percussion  Very Happy
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Re: Acoustic Rhythm Ideas
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004, 03:09:32 pm »

I recorded a percussion track last week with three guys all playing "non-instruments."  I played beat one by scraping a gooseneck on the Wurlitzer leg, hit a mic stand for beat two.  The bass player hit the couch with a mallet on beat four.  The drummer hit a brake drum with a drill bit on the and of four.  

On a solo record I did years ago I did a whole piece called "found Sounds" which consisted of washboard, two office water bottles, nine brake drums and a kitchen sink (really).
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