We all have our favourite riffs. But when your new shiny synth or machine gets delivered we always seem to have a piece we play on it first. Do you have a a favourite? Mine is the opening bars of Moonlight Sonata. Sad but true. Every new synth gets the Beethoven workout first. Dont be embarrassed if its An 80s synth pop riff😎
The bass-line from The Model.
Chopsticks. Chopstick if it’s mono.
random riff in phrygian dominant scale.
Then look to see if I can trade it for a different synth.
C Major…in a Minor scale.
All the white keys. Then all the black keys.
Closed Encounters of the Third Kind 5 notes thing.
my old synth
middle ‘C’ then the riff from Energy Flash
John Cage’s 4’33
Hold down the D key for five minutes.
I just make the biggest fattest kick drum patch I can muster.
Then, with a few days of patching under my belt, I see if I can best it.
Everything in its right place
A low C, gotta hear the bass frequencies
(Disclaimer: I can’t play keys for shit)
You’re being too modest. I bet you’re like Bach with that low C.
Find the drone mode or stick a pen to sustain a note then twiddle knobs for a few hours OR sequence it from any pattern from my Xoxbox and twiddle knob for hours