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Forum: Bandleading 02-16-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By D..W..
Can you sing and play? Try to get some gigs and...

Can you sing and play? Try to get some gigs and play around town. It shocked me just how many bands and musicians there are in my area when I actually met a few by going to places where they played...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-16-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,011
Posted By D..W..
I meant to modify it to be 5/8, rather then...

I meant to modify it to be 5/8, rather then playing 5/4 over 5/8. In my mind, that seems like it'd help to serve as a starting point, if he can't come up with anything.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-16-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By D..W..
A skilled untrained guitarist with a good ear and...

A skilled untrained guitarist with a good ear and aural memory of the fretboard doesn't have to meander for it either. That's what I was talking about in the end though- knowing theory, but being...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-16-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,011
Posted By D..W..
Just set your metronome to 4/4. Then screw around...

Just set your metronome to 4/4. Then screw around with the BPM's until it fits.
Although really, just because something fits doesn't mean it's going to sound good. Like having a metronome click 9/8...
Forum: The Pit 02-15-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By D..W..
You say the drummer wants to join but has no...

You say the drummer wants to join but has no interested in playing anything.
Wtf does that even mean?

For the most part I think you just have to try it. Also you don't have to jam with both of them...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-15-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By D..W..
I have to say that's not at all true. While I...

I have to say that's not at all true. While I recommend learning to play lead by learning the notes on the fretboard, scales etc, I know a lot of amazing lead guitarists (not just shred-heads but...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-15-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By D..W..
Other people have given good info... but for your...

Other people have given good info... but for your original question of if one key is enough- do you plan to only ever play in one key, and hope anyone you play with only plays in that key too?

It's...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By D..W..
Look for the Crusades by Josh Urban. 13 (I think)...

Look for the Crusades by Josh Urban. 13 (I think) articles from start to finish, great information. If you read them, read as far as you want but DON'T skip. If you stop halfway fine but don't look...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,166
Posted By D..W..
That's true I suppose, since it'll sound the same...

That's true I suppose, since it'll sound the same (at least in feeling) in any key. Figuring out the exact note you had in mind would be perfect pitch though (Unless I have something wrong there....
Forum: Musician Talk 02-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,166
Posted By D..W..
Beethoven didn't need to hear what he was writing...

Beethoven didn't need to hear what he was writing because he knew exactly what it would sound like already. I guarantee he didn't just scribble shit and ask, 'hm, does this sound good?'. He knew what...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-10-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,166
Posted By D..W..
Yes, there is a science to why things sound good...

Yes, there is a science to why things sound good in music.
It's called Music Theory. ;)
Certain bunches of notes sounding good can be explained in theory. As for all music being made with the same...
Forum: Bandleading 02-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By D..W..
As a band member, you're able to say no. Do you...

As a band member, you're able to say no. Do you sing for the band? Play guitar? Just don't play the song. Or tell him that (if you are the vocalist) you won't sing those lyrics. He can even keep his...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-08-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By D..W..
Hotspur was probably nicer about it then some...

Hotspur was probably nicer about it then some other people would have been. And he was right. You had an honest question and he had an (although stingingly so) honest answer. You can't learn how to...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-06-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By D..W..
Kinda curious, what exactly makes it a douchey...

Kinda curious, what exactly makes it a douchey thing to do, just the having a guitar at school or playing it in front of everyone outside of band room (the second part I can understand. The first...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,446
Posted By D..W..
That. But, since you seem to understand what...

That.

But, since you seem to understand what you mean, perhaps you should just try it. I mean, if it sounds good, it IS good.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-03-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By D..W..
Cm or Eb. You could possible go Ab major (could...

Cm or Eb. You could possible go Ab major (could be worth a try, I haven't personally tried it though, might sound good, might not) because they're powerchords and thus there's no major/minor.

Just...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,748
Posted By D..W..
One thing that always helped me is to, when you...

One thing that always helped me is to, when you come up with a riff, figure out the notes in that riff. For me memorizing in a scale is just tedious, so I used things that I would remember. This...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By D..W..
I just lost all faith in humankind if you really...

I just lost all faith in humankind if you really believed him.

On a more positive note, why? It's not really all that original. Too many people like the idea of being unusual and unlabeled that you...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,324
Posted By D..W..
If you're asking about how something will...

If you're asking about how something will sound... well... Your ears can tell you that far better then we can. Just try it.

(Although you probably should pay attention to what the others have said,...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By D..W..
Being in a band because you don't want to find...

Being in a band because you don't want to find another band makes no sense, just sayin'. It's also possible (sometimes, this can get tricky) to be friends and not be in the band together...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By D..W..
There are threads here about it. Or maybe that...

There are threads here about it. Or maybe that was in the bass section, I'd have to look again but I think I saw a guitar one, with songs rated from Easy to Difficult, etc, bunch of different people...
Forum: Bandleading 01-27-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By D..W..
For those saying bass is a requirement, it can be...

For those saying bass is a requirement, it can be done without- sometimes. Some bands sound great regardless, but some would just sound terrible, it depends on your style. And I have heard awesome...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By D..W..
I think the guitar would look weird if the dots...

I think the guitar would look weird if the dots were on all the even frets, but it made sense to put one on 12 because it's the middle and the octave fret, thus it's a handy note to be able to find...
Forum: Bandleading 01-27-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By D..W..
If they're friends, just ask them straight out....

If they're friends, just ask them straight out. If they're strangers, show them the demos so they can see whether they like your style and want to jam.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-26-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By D..W..
Try learning by ear. And learn the notes on the...

Try learning by ear. And learn the notes on the fretboard. If I recall correctly Nightmare to Remember gets pretty tricky (from the sound of it anyways, been a while since I really listened to it,...
Forum: Bandleading 01-23-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By D..W..
It just boils down to knowing your band. Do you...

It just boils down to knowing your band. Do you know the guys? It should be fine, especially if you do, but the big thing is respect and maturity (for the GF too. Having a chick in a band is like...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By D..W..
Strangely enough no, which is probably the reason...

Strangely enough no, which is probably the reason a lot of people don't get why there's a major and minor second. The minor scale uses a minor 3rd, minor 6th and minor 7th. Phrygian (and any scale...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By D..W..
A major second is the second interval in a major...

A major second is the second interval in a major scale. The reason for the major is because if you look at it in terms of every single note from root to octave having an interval (not to be used all...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-22-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,466
Posted By D..W..
Others have cover most of what I would say but-...

Others have cover most of what I would say but- Whilst I don't know much about Malmsteen or Becker, they probably sucked when they first started improvising too. And you've playing since you were 14...
Forum: Bandleading 01-19-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By D..W..
Iron Maiden is a good example of an extremely...

Iron Maiden is a good example of an extremely coreographed, precisely planned, and incredibly amazing performance. Bruce Dickinson doesn't just get lucky with timing when he throws his hands up in...
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