Meanwhile, in the 1970s

Inspiration comes form odd places. Recently I was able to get my hands on a small, sparkly, purple bass guitar effect pedal. It is an envelope filter, which means it turns my bass’s sound into something far more squelchy and funky. Funky is the key word. I can’t play with the popping and slapping technique that most funk players use (I don’t have the co-ordination) but I do like the timings and feel of funk.
Plugging the bass into this pedal I put on a random drum beat from Garageband (Apple’s sketchpad musical recording software) and played whatever came into my head. Pedal on - it all went 1970s and I loved it.
That’s why I went to bed so late last night and why I’m looking forward to finding a context to use this in.


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