When It Comes To Music, What Part Of The Song Sticks In Your Mind ?
Is It Music On The Brain ?
The Catchy Words Or Harmony’s ?
Or maybe it is The Driving Rhythm Section ? For Me Its Either Or,
And I Think For how many people you ask ,
You Might Get that many different answers.
Just Like every song is different, Everyone listens to songs differently also.
Do You Ever Hear A Song or even part of A Song, Then You Just Cannot Get It Out Of Your head ?
No Kidding at least 6 days a week I Have a Song Of Some Type In My Head When I wake up.
Some Times Its Just A good rhythm,
Like A Strong Bass Beat With A Solid Drummer,
In fact These Rhythms Stick with me longer than the catchy vocals do, The
Vocals I Can get rid of by just listening to another song,
This Seems to help get the voices out of my head
If You Know what I mean.
You cannot convince me that man was not suppose to have music in our lives.
At least in my life and I’m sure there are many people just like me,
People who are surrounded by music all the time, Music that no body else can hear.
I Probably should not admit this , I `ll Get myself locked up in the nut house.
But This Has Gone On All My Life. And I’m No Longer A Young Man.
Just Imagine how many songs I Could not get rid of in all those years.
Like A Ongoing Radio Station In my Head.
Sometimes These Songs are not Recognizable as a Tune that I have heard before. And i`m not real sure just how it got there (in my head I mean )Because to me its a totally new song, At Least That I have heard before .
They Just Come Out Of The Blue.
And I’m Sure This helps me in my Bass Playing And Song writing. It Makes It
Easy Sometimes To Come Up With A Bass line Rhythm Or A Beat for a
new song We are working on.
But at times I must admit it can be hard to remember these tunes.
People Say What Is That Bass line You Are Playing?
I Say I Don’t Know It Just Popped Up.
Actually Its Been There All Along, I Just did not know when it was coming out.
I Really do get a bunch of really great bass lines this way.
Trouble is I don’t always remember them for very long ….don’t know why.
I have tried many things in the past,
Like keeping a small recorder next to my bed or close by,
That way at least I could hum the rhythm into the recorder
or I pod some thing like that.
Or I Have kept blank tab paper laying around to
Jot down the tab too any cool rhythms that may present themselves. But this method can be very time consuming
And not always convenient to just tell people to :
“Hold Everything I Have To Write This Tab Down “
But usually if its a pattern I really just cannot let go of, And many are…
Hopefully I can find a few minutes to just pick up my Bass and go over the line a few times, Kinda perfect it as I go , For me this really helps to preserve the bass line
in my mental hard drive.
And satisfying a equation that for some reason my mind feels the need to tackle. Like obsession or addiction I guess.
That must sound strange to somebody outside looking in ,And its real difficult to put into words.
But music has a direct link to my brain, And I feel music affects me differently than average people (whatever average is ). Its maybe like this for
many musicians not sure, I can only speak for myself,
I`ve had non musicians tell me they spend their thinking power on important things,
Like making money or such, To me that is a insult, I consider music a very important part of who I am, And not spending a reasonable amount of time mentally deciphering
A equation that is stuck in my head, Is like short changing my thought process.
Just something I must do regardless of any monetary or actual physical reward.
I Just have to because there are definitely some special receptors in my brain that relate just to music.
Its like scratching a itch, Don’t know why but I need to do it kinda feeling.
But I do not see why I would be some extra special case.
Please tell me others have these same things happen don’t they ?
The Hard Part is getting my fingers to do what my mind is hearing.
And I Know I cannot be the only person that has this Special Jukebox Brain.
Its Actually very interesting.
So If You Are One Of My Relatives Or One Of My Friends,or my Wife,
And It Seems
Like I’m Not Paying Attention To What You Are Saying To Me, I’m really not trying to ignore you,I just cannot help it Its the Music again.
Don’t Worry I’ll Be Back Right After This Next Song