Strategies obliques

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volodia

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This is the name(in french) of a set of playing cards by Brian Eno who are supposed to help your creativity when you're stuck (for example assign the drum prog to another instrument..),but I was just thinking that many times great creativity comes from errors(Is it called serendipity?) do you have such experience and do you have strategies to let "errors" happen.
 

droog

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Nov 3, 2001
it's a common strategie, imo, eg, yesterday i flicked through the (other)oxford, to seek ideas for lyrics at random

in recording, i leave myself purposedly open to 'mistakes', or 'freudian slip-ups'

my understanding of it is that we get too stuck in a linear flow, and errors allow us to 'lateralise' the process (de bono style)
 
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Feb 9, 2002
I believe Eno actually called it Oblique Strategies. Very cool idea! He would write things on flash cards---moods,musical styles,etc,and put them in front of unsuspecting players in the studio! Yikes. My writing partner and I were in a lull the other night,and I tried another approach. I wrote down a buch of chords (mag,min,7,9,11.etc)on a big piece of paper.I tore it up,chord by chord (no pun intended,but the little chord papers squares into a lunch bag,shook it up,and we picked the chord sequence for our next hit! I'll keep you posted.
 
Joined
Feb 9, 2002
I believe Eno actually called it Oblique Strategies. Very cool idea! He would write things on flash cards---moods,musical styles,etc,and put them in front of unsuspecting players in the studio! Yikes. My writing partner and I were in a lull the other night,and I tried another approach. I wrote down a buch of chords (mag,min,7,9,11.etc)on a big piece of paper.I tore it up,chord by chord (no pun intended),put the little chord papers squares into a lunch bag,shook it up,and we picked the chord sequence for our next hit! I'll keep you posted.
 
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