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Re: (TV) Re: Foxhole

I can't speak for Zappa, but I'll second Joe's point. Lots of music uses
repeated figures, measures, etc., as a theme throughout a longer piece of
music. To use the first pop/rock-type example to come into my head, Pink
Floyd's FINAL CUT uses the music from the "What have we done, Maggie what have
we done?" bit that first appears in the opening track throughout the record.
The fragments of the Beach Boys' unfinished SMILE uses the same "bicycle rider"
theme all over the place (probably because Brian Wilson couldn't make up his
mind, but it still works nicely). 

And of course, LOADS of "classical" music is built out upon repetitive motifs
or themes.

(There's a better word for what I'm describing - a musical term - but like the
difference between adagio, allegro, and arpegio, it fell out of my head a long
time ago).


--- Joe Hartley <jh@fripp.brainiac.com> wrote:
> Mark G. Ryan wrote:
> > If guitar solos can be moved willy-nilly from one song to another with no
> > loss of continuity, it doesn't say much for the composition.  
> Oh, I respectfully disagree.  Frank Zappa was a huge fan of taking
> solos recorded he'd recorded on the road and put them on top of
> other recordings.  The results were often brilliant, emphasizing parts
> of the pieces that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

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