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Forum: The Pit 06-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By STONESHAKER
Being single can be a good motivator.

Being single can be a good motivator.
Forum: The Pit 02-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By STONESHAKER
You're going to need that shrink ray from Honey I...

You're going to need that shrink ray from Honey I Shrunk The Kids first.

1. A wild skunk appeared!
2. Honey, I shrunk myself.
3. Present the skunk with a courtship gift.
4. When it exposes itself,...
Forum: Musician Ads 02-15-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By STONESHAKER
That was excellent.

That was excellent.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By STONESHAKER
Hah, you smartass. I should have specified...

Hah, you smartass.

I should have specified "Looking at only a single chord in a progression cannot tell you the key."
Forum: Cover Songs 02-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By STONESHAKER
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,926
Posted By STONESHAKER
... Dude, a quarter note triplet is a longer...

... Dude, a quarter note triplet is a longer division than eighth notes.

Look man, I'm not going to argue about this because of the simple fact that I have brand new students who have used triplet...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By STONESHAKER
Hey bud, Biggest thing is to record yourself...

Hey bud,

Biggest thing is to record yourself playing through tunes so you can listen back and critique yourself. When you hear a mistake, pause the tape and play just that handful of notes that...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By STONESHAKER
Oh, yeah man. Most of the tabs up on UG aren't...

Oh, yeah man. Most of the tabs up on UG aren't correct. Well, maybe not most, but half of them? I don't know, that's a pretty rough estimate. The only tabs I trust are the ones I make for myself in...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By STONESHAKER
And next after that, sight reading, or at least...

And next after that, sight reading, or at least trying to learn music from standard notation.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By STONESHAKER
Without getting too locked into the discussion...

Without getting too locked into the discussion occuring above, I would like to remind TS that while it is great to know all the "rules" of music, so to speak, you don't always have to follow them if...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By STONESHAKER
Yup, it's sad. I don't understand why a lot of...

Yup, it's sad. I don't understand why a lot of people do what they do. That's life though. You can't control them. You do have the potential to control yourself though.

There's one kid I jammed with...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,570
Posted By STONESHAKER
Oh, oh! One other thing. It's never too late...

Oh, oh!

One other thing.

It's never too late to do anything in life. Dave Mathews, whether you like his music or not (I don't) didn't get discovered until he was like 40 or something ridiculous...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By STONESHAKER
Solid addition to the discussion bro. What you...

Solid addition to the discussion bro.

What you said about learning the locations of all the natural notes is definitely another very, very viable way to learn note locations. Wouldn't it be cool if...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By STONESHAKER
Honestly dude, I've met a lot of cool musicians...

Honestly dude, I've met a lot of cool musicians and I've also met a lot of really pigheaded musicians that don't seem to get music is a form of expression, not a pissing contest. You should start...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By STONESHAKER
One disadvantage of learning a song solely...

One disadvantage of learning a song solely through standard notation is that it only tells you what notes you are playing, and not where to play them. As we know, a single note in one specific octave...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By STONESHAKER
Hey man, This is a worthwhile undertaking, so...

Hey man,

This is a worthwhile undertaking, so don't fret if it is daunting. Here are a couple things I can tell you that should help out.

- Most people know the names of the note on the low E...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,570
Posted By STONESHAKER
Being a video game composer would be such a sweet...

Being a video game composer would be such a sweet job. A buddy of mine I used to game with was also a very talented composer and guitarist. He eventually got hired by Nintendo to do soundtracks. I...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By STONESHAKER
He's probably trying to incorporate some kind of...

He's probably trying to incorporate some kind of a tempo change into a song he's writing. That's the only reason I can think of to make this kind of calculation, and even then, there are other ways...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By STONESHAKER
That was pretty funny. You're right again, apps...

That was pretty funny. You're right again, apps will not help you become a better guitarist, but the app I mentioned above can help you identify scales, intervals, and chords with your ear, which in...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By STONESHAKER
That wasn't his question, cd graves and I don't...

That wasn't his question, cd graves and I don't think he believes bpm applies to the subdivisions of the beat, but the second paragraph of your post is absolutely correct.

What he asked us is what...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By STONESHAKER
... it IS the key of C major. That doesn't mean...

... it IS the key of C major. That doesn't mean you have to use a C major scale to play over the whole thing! Is it easy to teach a beginner how to improvise this way? Yes, but do the best jazz and...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By STONESHAKER
Also, when you transcribe those drums, if you can...

Also, when you transcribe those drums, if you can narrow down the feel (i.e. eighth note feel, sixteenth note feel) you can start transcribing a bar by filling it up with eighth note rests (or...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By STONESHAKER
You're right, it means I am emphasizing the notes...

You're right, it means I am emphasizing the notes of ANY OF THOSE THREE KEYS because they ALL CONTAIN THE NOTES OF* THAT CHORD.

I swear to god, arguing with you people about this shit is such a...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By STONESHAKER
Dude, I've had this discussion with you in a...

Dude, I've had this discussion with you in a previous thread and I'm not going to do it again because your method of arguing a point is akin to a small child trying to ram a square peg into a round...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,926
Posted By STONESHAKER
Yeah, I underestimated the OP's ability when I...

Yeah, I underestimated the OP's ability when I perscribed sixteenth note strumming, although I think it's obvious to everyone who's commented that he should eventually progress with that.

I still...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,926
Posted By STONESHAKER
I disagree again. At any level of playing you are...

I disagree again. At any level of playing you are better at some things than you are at others and the way you progress the fastest is by always attacking the weak links. This is philosophy...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By STONESHAKER
Okay, so by sextuplets, I'll assume you are...

Okay, so by sextuplets, I'll assume you are referring to sixteenth note sextuplets, aka six notes per beat if we are playing in 4/4.

So, now you want to know what the equivalent tempo would be for...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By STONESHAKER
One chord by itself is not enough to tell you the...

One chord by itself is not enough to tell you the key. Am not only appears as the vi chord in the the key of C major, but it also occurs as the ii chord in the key of G major as well as the iii chord...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By STONESHAKER
This. EDIT: If you have a means to record...

This.

EDIT: If you have a means to record yourself then do so as you play a simple chord progression. Now, play back the recording and play over it and learn how different notes sound over...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By STONESHAKER
You're right MattyBoy. This is hilarious to me...

You're right MattyBoy. This is hilarious to me because I count at least two people I have completely riled up to the point of posting comments on my UG profile. Hah!

At the end of the day, music is...
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