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Forum: Musician Talk Today, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By AlanHB
Good question. In the context of a song, the...

Good question.

In the context of a song, the chord structure will determine the key.

If the song feels like home or finished on a C major chord, it is likely to be in the key of C major, and your...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By AlanHB
Off the top of my head: Noel Gallagher - usually...

Off the top of my head:

Noel Gallagher - usually does "call and response". So vocals say a line, guitar takes a turn, vocals say a line, guitar takes a turn etc

Coldplay - usually plays the vocal...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By AlanHB
No worries mate. It's also worth checking the...

No worries mate. It's also worth checking the schools end of year report (if they have one) for things to use in the interview.
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By AlanHB
Here's some general interview tips: It's...

Here's some general interview tips:

It's possible that they'll ask you why you want to work specifically for that school, so do your research beforehand and have some answers ready.

Also they're...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-20-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By AlanHB
I can explain further. Modes in themselves don't...

I can explain further.

Modes in themselves don't create moods.

Cheers
Alan
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By AlanHB
Suggest a song thread.

Suggest a song thread.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By AlanHB
It won't sound like a bass. By downtuning he has...

It won't sound like a bass. By downtuning he has gained a total of two extra notes (C and C#) over you. Kudos. The bass will sound like a bass, being way lower and having much thicker...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
That's not a good idea either. I don't think you...

That's not a good idea either. I don't think you guys have much experience in original bands.

Deciding on a sound is futile. The best result you will get is imitating a sound, just like you agreed...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
Good :) Comparing todays music scene against...

Good :)



Comparing todays music scene against the scene 50 years ago is futile, and the audience's expectations have changed. Perhaps back in the day when amplified instruments were new and...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think I said anything about relying on...

I don't think I said anything about relying on the closer to sell the band's sound. I'm simply stating it is your final chance to make an impression, and as an originals band, your priority should be...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
I reckon that's a horrible place to put a...

I reckon that's a horrible place to put a cover.

The last song of a set is your final chance to make an impression, it's usually one of your strongest songs. Often bands will play their current...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ One or two covers in an originals set can be...

^^^ One or two covers in an originals set can be fine, if it enhances the set rather than detracts from it. If it is the case that the only time the audience is dancing or paying attention to the...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
Whoever is telling you this obviously hasn't...

Whoever is telling you this obviously hasn't tried it in real life.

If you're playing a covers gig, the audience don't want to hear your original tracks. They want to get smashed to music they...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-15-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By AlanHB
Great enthusiasm. Don't mix covers and...

Great enthusiasm.

Don't mix covers and originals. You won't get work as a cover band and nobody will remember your originals.

Once you have decided, the most important thing you need are songs and...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By AlanHB
Suggest a song thread.

Suggest a song thread.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By AlanHB
Wrong subforum. Try a music discussion one.

Wrong subforum. Try a music discussion one.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By AlanHB
Sure Dmadd9. Why not :)

Sure Dmadd9. Why not :)
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By AlanHB
Amaj7 Dmsus2

Amaj7



Dmsus2
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By AlanHB
All the bands I've been in have guitar solos.

All the bands I've been in have guitar solos.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By AlanHB
Once you've warmed up your vocals, you stay...

Once you've warmed up your vocals, you stay warmed up for an hour. This means that you can warm up whilst driving to the gig rather than being in public.

If playing an outdoor gig, or if its a...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-07-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ It's a trolling measure guys. Just place bets...

^^^ It's a trolling measure guys. Just place bets on who it is.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-07-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By AlanHB
That's my feeling too. However he must have a...

That's my feeling too. However he must have a dynamic IP. Multis tend to make lots of slip ups so we can wait.

Who do you think it is?
Forum: Musician Talk 12-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 689
Posted By AlanHB
I'm surprised you haven't come across it before...

I'm surprised you haven't come across it before Jerry - it's not uncommon for a classical musician to feel lost without their sheet music. Improvisation is generally not encouraged, you should stick...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By AlanHB
Surely you don't mean to say you know pro...

Surely you don't mean to say you know pro guitarists who can't play a complete song. They couldn't do any work.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-05-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ In my experience, guitarists who only learn...

^^^ In my experience, guitarists who only learn parts of songs here and there tend to give up at some point once the novelty of the party trick wears off.

If it helps at all, once you learn a couple...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By AlanHB
The way I view all scales are in relation to the...

The way I view all scales are in relation to the major and minor scale. Learn the major and minor inside out, all over the fretboard. You shouldn't just learn the patterns, you should know what each...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-04-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By AlanHB
If there's no limitation on what you can play,...

If there's no limitation on what you can play, just play something that you already know, that you like and can play well. Anything else is just making it harder for no particular reason.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-01-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By AlanHB
You're advertising, that's what I think. Closed.

You're advertising, that's what I think. Closed.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-01-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By AlanHB
Yes these things are normal if you recieve...

Yes these things are normal if you recieve horrible advice. Of course you're frustrated if you are trying advanced things and don't have a clue about the basics.

Let's ignore tabs for now and focus...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By AlanHB
The only place you can put key changes is in the...

The only place you can put key changes is in the middle of a song so it's ok.
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