nilerodgersofficial1778 karma2018-09-17 16:16:02 UTC
They were shocked when they found out that the studio they were working in was where my group `chic had recorded our 1st single. It was Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios. They freaked when I said "yo Thomas, you're standing in exactly the same spot Bernard Edwards was standing in when we did Dance Dance Dance". They both flipped and asked "How did you guys do CHIC records?" I basically explained the technique to them and they said "do that to this". It became Get Lucky. Then they said "do that to this!" And it became Lose Yourself To Dance. Then they said "do that to this!!" and it became Give Life Back To Music. I then told them "yo guys, I have to split cos I can't do anything else". But all 3 of my songs made the record.
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nilerodgersofficial1028 karma2018-09-17 16:22:32 UTC
In no particular order...
John McGlaughlin, George Benson, Narciso Yepes, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, but truthfully there's about 30 more.
nilerodgersofficial1012 karma2018-09-17 16:19:56 UTC
Yeah man, I love fucking HALO, and Marty and Michael. Whilst I was out at Bungie I called Steve Vai who happened to be in town doing a gig. He ditched soundcheck and came over and sightread the first violin part. Then we proceeded to just jam over the theme to give it a more edgy personality. He told me it's the first time his kid ever really cared about anything he'd done. They were first in line at Midnight Madness to buy the soundtrack.
nilerodgersofficial550 karma2018-09-17 16:28:24 UTC
My idols were and still are West Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Hazelton. My technique is based on the George Van Epps technique combined with smooth voice-leading based on McCoy Tyner's technique. I use lots of 4ths to play melody while keeping a funky chordal structure and harmonic stability through diatonic modality.
nilerodgersofficial541 karma2018-09-17 16:49:26 UTC
My time is up and I didn't get to half of these unique and incredible questions. Thank you for the love and support and I'll definitely be back soon to answer more. You guys are awesome
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