#1
So one day i was bored and saw all these phone numbers on the wall (My dad works from home). So I picked a string and played the frets that coresponded to the numbers (the same as tab). I got some pretty cool stuff out of it. HAs anyone else ever done this? Do you consider it cheating?
#2
It's not cheating; it's fine.

I've taken a lot of exams on scantron sheets. I've often thought about assigning a letter (answer) to a string and then each question would be the fret number.
#3
i've done it too just for fun. some of it turned out sounding pretty slick, some of it sounded awful and some of it was in the second category but with some distortion and pinches and chugging in between sounded really cool.
#4
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So one day i was bored and saw all these phone numbers on the wall (My dad works from home). So I picked a string and played the frets that coresponded to the numbers (the same as tab). I got some pretty cool stuff out of it. HAs anyone else ever done this? Do you consider it cheating?

no its not cheating. what ever helps man. david bowie used to write songs by cutting out words and phrases out of magazines and then putting them together in different orders. its not that its cheating or you have a lack of creativity, its just a different way of doing things.
#5
"Cheating"?!

Sounds bloody creative to me. I'm gonna try one with my ex's number, which is (honestly) a very particular phone number which has the right fret numbers to make a tune out of.

That is such a genius idea man.

Edit - Yep, I just ended up writing something I wouldn't have in a million years otherwise! Ace.
Last edited by Jackolas at May 12, 2008,
#6
i was doing that with the serial #'s on my guitars the other day! i'm gonna try that w/ some phone #s now
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That seems like a pretty awesome idea, thank you for finally giving me a use for my phone book

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#13
this is great! brilliant idea
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#14
i do this with phone numbers, house numbers, serial numbers on my guitar, if i see words with no letters past G i play them . . . and sometimes when i am bored i make music by choosing options with dice or spinning things, anything that helps you get new ideas is great, as in, no man is an island, you cant just think up everything yourself.
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#17
Just used the serial number on the back off my guitar-


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