|The Prepared Electric Guitar
Well, this is hardly a tune - its really just an experiment I did back in 82 to so.
Being inspired by the John Cage prepared piano (which I had done to the piano I had at home at one point) I put pieces of aluminum foil as little balls on the strings. Observing that the heavier the piece was the greater the modulation I eventually graduated to lead attachments - fishing weights worked really well for this application.
In my subsequent reading I found out that this had the effect of making the string vibrate in a non-harmonic fashion and generated a ring modulation effect acoustically.
However, since it took time to prepare the guitar and it was... challenging to make musical music (to my ears then) with it I simply taped the sound and went on to the next idea. Perhaps someone will use these sounds as samples - perhaps not.
Excuse the quality... I was just married, two kids, pretty poor, and my tape equipment was pathetic. I tried to clean this up.