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Forum: Musician Talk Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By AlanHB
You're good enough when you can play 3 chords. I...

You're good enough when you can play 3 chords. I think you're there.

Otherwise you also go to a Music Academy. Are there other musicians there?

Hopefully I'm not coming off as too blunt, but I have...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By AlanHB
So you want to get a band together and play some...

So you want to get a band together and play some gigs. Considering you're serious enough to go to Music Academy, I'm surprised you aren't already doing this.

Get a band together, or join a band, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-25-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By AlanHB
Generally speaking a key is the harmonic context...

Generally speaking a key is the harmonic context of the song, which is omnipresent irrespective of the chord that's played.

However you really need to learn how to hear what the key of a song is to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-25-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,354
Posted By AlanHB
I think the concept of 'natural talent' just...

I think the concept of 'natural talent' just means you can learn a particular thing faster than others.

In the end, someone committed to their instrument will overtake a 'naturally talented' person...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-23-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By AlanHB
Being a solid state amp, and ignoring the slight...

Being a solid state amp, and ignoring the slight frequency changes that occur as the speaker is engaged more, the tone at low volumes should be the same tone at high volumes, just louder. It's the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By AlanHB
In my limited experience with Spiders, the clean...

In my limited experience with Spiders, the clean is ok, bit the distortion is not great. This is my experience with most solid state amps though. Not sure where the Spider specific hate comes...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-23-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By AlanHB
I go through phases with my amps, but as your ear...

I go through phases with my amps, but as your ear matures more, you'll appreciate amps for what they are.

It actually took me a long time to appreciate my Mesa Mark V, purely because I didn't know...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlanHB
Yep ideally those expanses would be covered by...

Yep ideally those expanses would be covered by the band budget (about $400 per gig), but that's a real long stretch when you factor in advertising, and accomodation, travel etc
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlanHB
Interestingly one of the local promoters asked me...

Interestingly one of the local promoters asked me seriously how much I think my originals band would have to make to make it a full time job. Using your reasoning, I answered $200k a year.

$40k per...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlanHB
All of them are actually pretty great guitarists....

All of them are actually pretty great guitarists. Grohl uses chords pretty creatively, Sheeran is pretty nifty on the loop pedals, Paisley is an awesome country guitarist and Tremonti is one of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah man, it would be pretty hellish. I'm no...

^^^ Yeah man, it would be pretty hellish. I'm no doc but I believe it can be caused through brain damage/brain defects.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Nah it's cool. The term "tone-deaf"...

^^^ Nah it's cool. The term "tone-deaf" gets thrown around all the time like "depression" or "the flu". It's only in rare cases that a person is actually tone-deaf, has depression, or is suffering...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By AlanHB
If he were actually tone deaf, he wouldn't be...

If he were actually tone deaf, he wouldn't be able to differentiate any tones from eachother. So C, D, E F etc - all monotone. The variations in your voice - not picked up. Music would be an...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By AlanHB
So your ear needs to be trained more. If you...

So your ear needs to be trained more.

If you were actually tone deaf, you would hate music.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By AlanHB
TS I think it's a little strange that you didn't...

TS I think it's a little strange that you didn't start a new band once you left for school. You should do that. You want to, just get put there and do it.

Otherwise realistically your older band...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-12-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By AlanHB
Potentially, but it seems a bit weird that he...

Potentially, but it seems a bit weird that he would learn a solo that he didn't bother to write.

I do understand that he says that he improvs the solos most of the time, but improving until you get...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By AlanHB
Slash's solos live are usually exactly the same...

Slash's solos live are usually exactly the same as the record, so yes, he's thought out the parts.
Forum: Bandleading 07-10-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By AlanHB
Some good advice here. The point is that the bass...

Some good advice here. The point is that the bass and drums can play more complex parts if they suit the song. They've got the complex parts but don't seem to care about the song, or be able to step...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,202
Posted By AlanHB
Pretty much every good melody, simple and catchy...

Pretty much every good melody, simple and catchy or not, are written with reference to the key and chord structure of a song. This is because the audience will always hear the melody in the context...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
I'm not familiar with your local area, but find...

I'm not familiar with your local area, but find wherever musicians ad bands put up ads trying to find members and go from there.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
Nah junkies suck dude. Jam with people you don't...

Nah junkies suck dude. Jam with people you don't know.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Wow bad experience dude. Try jamming with...

^^^ Wow bad experience dude. Try jamming with some other people, it couldn't go worse.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 532
Posted By AlanHB
The D dorian pentatonic would be the same as the...

The D dorian pentatonic would be the same as the D minor pentatonic.

If you don't want to play that, play the D dorian scale, and omit any notes you like.
Forum: Original Recordings 07-03-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By AlanHB
Pretty cool. How many people come to your gigs?

Pretty cool. How many people come to your gigs?
Forum: Musician Talk 07-03-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Good points dude! Just in relation to: 5....

^^^ Good points dude!

Just in relation to:

5. Thank people - also thank the people who put on the gig, bar manager, bar staff, promoter, sound guy etc.

7. Doing stuff between songs - depends on...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-02-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
Yeah I also own a PA. I never wanted to co-own it...

Yeah I also own a PA. I never wanted to co-own it with anyone, so just paid for it myself and charge the banda fee for use of it. The fee is proportionate to the total amount the band is paid, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-01-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
Oh also of the topic of band expenses, firstly...

Oh also of the topic of band expenses, firstly you have to decide whether the band should have a central 'band kitty'. These are not appropriate in cover bands, where the pay is usually divided...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-01-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,038
Posted By AlanHB
Make music, play music.

Make music, play music.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-01-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By AlanHB
I might add some more later, but here's some of...

I might add some more later, but here's some of my thoughts:

1. With the set up/set down of the PA, it depends on the gig. For covers gigs where I'm always taking a fee to provide the PA, I don't...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By AlanHB
My comment is "learn what you have to play...

My comment is "learn what you have to play before the gig".
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