Post Number: 10
|Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 6:35 pm: |
The subject might sound a little irrelevant to the forum, but bear with me on this. Okay, I was in my house, when my mom hands me a guitar. It was the most beautiful Alembic guitar I had ever seen. It was a Series 2, judging by the lack of Q switches and the single coil pickups/hum canceller. The "sandwich" was very vivid in the dream, it was a vermilion body, with a walnut top and back, there were maple/purpleheart pinstripes, no accent laminates. The neck was INCREDIBLE. It's like someone took a mold of my hand in playing position, turned it into a neck, and shaved it down. Literally the perfect neck. It was so thin it was barely there. On top of that, it was the perfect recipe, maple with three ebony laminates, three beaufitul black stripes down the whole neck. I could even see some nice brown streaks throughout the laminates, this was a VERY vivid dream. The coolest, most vivid detail, was that the whole instrument was finished in oil. The neck and body wood grain felt very coarse and open pored, it felt like someone cut out a chunk of tree from a forest, and it felt SOOOOOO good. The strings felt kinda heavy, but had less tension, so it was probably a 24.75 inch scale. The weirdest detail was when I asked my mom, "How much did the ebony laminates cost?" since I was angry that she spent my money (maybe in the dream I gave her money to buy me a guitar, who knows?). She replied, "Oh, about 250 bucks" (Gee, wouldn't that be nice?). The only bad part of this dream is, before I ever got to hear it plugged in, I woke up. I always seem to wake up at the worst times when I have dreams like that. Maybe because I've never actually heard a series instrument, my subconcious couldn't come up with the appropriate sound. Maybe I'm overthinking this, but since it was such a vivid dream it's been floating around in my head all day. Has anyone else had an experience like this?
Post Number: 1082
|Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 6:56 pm: |
Post Number: 2964
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 4:23 am: |
Post Number: 160
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 4:50 am: |
Maybe it's a sign for a custom build.....
Post Number: 712
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 7:56 am: |
One night I dreamed that I was playing Piano like Bill Evans, it was so beautifull. Suddenly I got so excited that I was playing so nice, that I started to play fast runs like Oscar Peterson. I was killing it, but then I remembered that I can't play Piano that good, not even close, and woke up.
Great night, depressing morning... Ha ha ha
* (the worst is that I couldn't remind how was the song, may be my best composition ever)
Post Number: 10276
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 10:58 am: |
Okay, here's one. This happened fairly recently, maybe a week or so ago. After sleeping for a little over three hours I awoke, and then kinda settled into a semi-dream state where my body was still asleep, but a subroutine in my head wanted to work on music. The 'dream' started as a jam session with me, Art, and Mark, a drummer that Art and I have both played with. We started with something simple, Little Wing, playing that for a while; and over time it started getting better and better. Then we moved on to writing progressive rock; and over time that started getting better and better too. A few hours later I finally awoke; and like Mario wrote, the music we were playing was wonderful, but immediately forgotten.
I've noticed that if I miss a couple days of practice, my mind will start working on music in my sleep. It's like a computer program that, if not opened, is set to auto-run after some period of time.
The worst thing as far as dreams was years ago when I used to work in a high stress deadline driven office. For weeks before the major deadlines we would be putting in 80 hour weeks in an office where the stress was so thick you could feel it just walking to the coffee pot. And at night, the dreams were the same thing; the same office, the same people, the same work, the same stress.
I like the music dreams better.
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:08 am: |
When I first discovered Alembic, I very badly wanted the Spyder that John Entwhistle had during the 70s. After a long day of research about the bass on the internet, a thunderstorm hit my house while I was sleeping. Being in a similar slightly awake state that Dave has described, for every lightning bolt that flashed through my window I saw a flash of flame maple, walnut, brass, and a silver spiderweb.
Post Number: 1549
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:36 am: |
Mark, you and I ;) it would be a good session for sure!
Post Number: 1005
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:29 pm: |
I recently started playing with a new band. They take things pretty seriously, and play out frequently. For the last several nights the last dream I've had has been of rehearsing, and I always wake up with a song in my head endlessly repeating. This typically means heading downstairs around 5:30 or so in the morning to begin practicing until I have to get ready for my day job. Last night I dreamed I received some gear on loan from an effects company to try out. I was enjoying it until I woke up, and didn't have the equipment any longer.
Post Number: 713
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:48 pm: |
Oh, I've just remembered once time I dreamed I was rehearsing to play with Led Zeppelin, and - at some point - I saw Jimmy Page looking over his shoulders and gave me that smile, as if he was as pleased to be playing with me as I was to be there. But when I thought "Wow, this can't be hapening...", I woke up.
Note that I like Zep, but not a huge fan and was a surprise why I "choosed" to be at their side. Jimmy wore that black and red outfit from 'The Songs Remains the Same' and was playing his double neck SG. That song I remember, it was The Ocean and I was feeling great. Funny...
Post Number: 956
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 8:31 pm: |
I've often had the "perfect song" dream only to completely forget it upon awakening. However... about a year ago I had a note pad beside my bed and I managed to scribble enough notes that I WAS able to recall it the next day. It sucked.
Post Number: 10277
|Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 8:33 pm: |
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 5:48 am: |
"I've often had the "perfect song" dream only to completely forget it upon awakening."
I absolutely know that. Other than that I gererally don't dream about music or instruments. When I have a lot of work, I dream about good argumentation and of solution of problems I have. When I wake up I forgot the argumentation and the problems are still unsolved. ;-)
Post Number: 1736
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 7:29 am: |
I never had an experience like that, but it puts me in mind of Paul McCartney writing 'Yesterday'.
If I've got this right, he woke up with the music fully formed, and wrote it down promptly, but had no lyric ideas at all. So he walked around with it for over a year, and the melody suggested to him: 'Ham and eggs, oh how I love my ham and egss . . . '. Eventually this morphed into the 'Yesterday' we all know now.
J o e y
Post Number: 4910
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:15 am: |
I thought it was "Scrambled eggs".
I've also heard another version, (not by Paul), that went:
I'm not half the man I used to be
All my skin is falling off of me
Since I came down with
Post Number: 70
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:57 am: |
So YOU did write that ... I mean THAT world famous song "Leprosy"? Unbelievable. Nice to meet you, anyway! :-)
Post Number: 4912
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 6:27 pm: |
Not me. I heard it from a guy in Pasadena about 35 years ago.
Post Number: 254
|Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7:23 pm: |
I've never had the super vivid dream with music, but some other things; I remember as a kid having a dream that I had a minibike that was so real I went to the shed and was stunned to find that it wasn't there in the morning...I think I actually asked my mom where it was...
I used to ride my bicycle to a job that was about an hour each way(I was in better shape then, sigh...)and the pedalling rythmn would start to plant all kinds of guitar riffs in my head. I wanted to get a little voice recorder to hum them out as I rode but never did; too bad as if I'd saved half of them I'd still be the king of riff rock...but they'd all be at the same tempo!
Post Number: 1954
|Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 10:17 pm: |
About a year ago or so______ I remember waking up very content ; Yes, ___ It was a good feeling and there was quite a bit of music in my head as a result. I was in New York City and I had been walking all day through the boroughs as I liked to do to soak up the local culture ,_____ and then about sunset on a nice April evening I heard some Guitars playing ,__ somewhat familiar I must add ! As I walked closer to the source of this harmonious sea of sounds I also heard a beautiful Bass Guitar also very familiar. ___ It can't be_ NO ! _____ I was finally close enough to tell which one of the many doorways the sound was emanating from and I walked in _______ and up the stairway and another flight and yet two more and then around the corner to a very large bright room where there were no walls________ There they were in a jam ; It was Jerry Garcia and Wes Montgomery and Jaco Pastorius on Bass , I just stood there in AWE ___ Jerry then started to play musical motifs as to play DARK STAR and then Jaco looked at me and smiled and asked , would you like to play? ___ This one is for you Bro , I responded sure , and Thanks ! In his hand he then handed me his well played Fender Jazz Bass and the moment his hand put the instrument into mine it went into instant metamorphosis and turned into a Series II Alembic Custom Jazz Bass . Then we started to play and all of a sudden a voice called out , Sorry I am late , Can I sit in on Drums? _______it was Jean Krupa ! " Please DO !" ___ we all spoke __ Music was then played !!!!!.
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Post Number: 1956
|Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 11:02 am: |
Sorry Mr. Krupa , here is my spelling correction "Gene Krupa " !
Post Number: 10329
|Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - 1:07 pm: |
Wes Montgomery playing Dark Star; too bad there wasn't a recorder running.
Post Number: 1975
|Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - 2:09 pm: |
Wes and Jerry traded off lead and rhythm roles , Wes played some beautiful chord melody work and Jerry was digging playing with Wes . Gene was drumming with incredible awareness and dynamic sensitivity with a big grin the whole time___ latter in the dream______ beautiful translucent female archetypes were dancing and grooving to the music like" Spirits From Heaven".
It was a good dream . Yes Dave , I wish I could have recorded it ________________