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Forum: Musician Talk 10-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By koslack
Come up with a riff. Then another riff for the...

Come up with a riff. Then another riff for the chorus. Play them on an acoustic guitar.
Seriously, what kind of answer are you expecting?
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,755
Posted By koslack
The 20 year old thinks he knows things. It's...

The 20 year old thinks he knows things. It's really quite adorable.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,755
Posted By koslack
This comment pretty much sums up why you should...

This comment pretty much sums up why you should never, ever be taken seriously.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,755
Posted By koslack
I used to work a job as an agent for musicians...

I used to work a job as an agent for musicians who worked on cruise lines. We had dozens of guys coming to us looking for gigs. The irony was that we had more musicians than we could use, but very...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,876
Posted By koslack
For the record, I'm very suspicious of the click....

For the record, I'm very suspicious of the click. I'm like 99% sure it was the shooter in the grassy knoll.

I find Will's complete manhandling of the English language hilarious. Even when told that...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,876
Posted By koslack
Will is 20? Explains a lot. The difference...

Will is 20? Explains a lot. The difference between how much you think you know about the world and how much you actually know is never greater than when you're 20. Nothing sadder than a 20 year old...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,876
Posted By koslack
This might be the worst case of the pot calling...

This might be the worst case of the pot calling the kettle black I have seen in my life.
Forum: Bandleading 09-25-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By koslack
There's a big difference from playing at home to...

There's a big difference from playing at home to practicing with a band. And it's an equally big difference between practicing and gigging. Only way to get used to gigging and cut back on mistakes is...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By koslack
I find it hilarious that you guys think rock...

I find it hilarious that you guys think rock musicians have to deal with paparazzi. You think Kirk Hammett is swamped by photographers when he leaves the house? And he's in one of the 3 biggest bands...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By koslack
Dude, if you are seriously feeling anxious and...

Dude, if you are seriously feeling anxious and depressed, get help. Mental illness is just that: an illness. If you broke your arm, you'd see a doctor, right? This is the same thing.
Your feelings...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 5,095
Posted By koslack
You do know that taste is subjective, right?

You do know that taste is subjective, right?
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By koslack
There's different kinds of fame. There's being...

There's different kinds of fame. There's being famous for being famous (Zsa Zsa Gabor, for instance, who invented the concept. More modern iterations would be Paris Hilton and the Kardashians).
And...
Forum: Bandleading 08-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By koslack
In the US, it would probably fall under fair use...

In the US, it would probably fall under fair use - you could argue that you're repurposing the content. Your argument would be even stronger if the video is satirical in tone.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,681
Posted By koslack
You're the Britta Perry of Ultimate-Guitar.

You're the Britta Perry of Ultimate-Guitar.
Forum: Bandleading 07-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By koslack
There's also the fact that you're 14. What's your...

There's also the fact that you're 14. What's your rush? Be patient, get good at guitar, start writing some material, and then when you're old enough to actually drive yourself to rehearsal and gigs,...
Forum: Bandleading 07-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By koslack
It's not necessarily a doomed idea, but will be...

It's not necessarily a doomed idea, but will be extremely hard to make it work. You noted that the guitars might all occupy the same sonic space, and I'd say that's going to be your biggest problem,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,446
Posted By koslack
You need to really listen to recordings of bands...

You need to really listen to recordings of bands with two guitars. Note what they're doing - is one of them playing octave-style leads while the other plays power chords? Are they playing different...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By koslack
Come up with vocal melodies. When I'm writing and...

Come up with vocal melodies. When I'm writing and I come up with a verse riff, for instance, I'll try to come up with a vocal melody over it. That melody usually indicates to me what the next part...
Forum: Bandleading 07-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By koslack
A pro engineer once gave me some great advice. He...

A pro engineer once gave me some great advice. He pointed out that the two most common ways people listen to music is in the car and on headphones. So he told me that after you mix something, play in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By koslack
Thinking of revamping my rig

Right now, I'm playing through a Genz-Benz El Diablo 60 head and a Soldano cab, which is great for my hard rock band. However, I've been thinking of leaving to start a cover band (I'm almost 30, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By koslack
Ah, thanks.

Ah, thanks.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By koslack
Thinking of revamping my rig

Right now, I'm playing through a Genz-Benz El Diablo 60 head and a Soldano cab, which is great for my hard rock band. However, I've been thinking of leaving to start a cover band (I'm almost 30, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By koslack
Turn down the gain. Basic mistake most guitarists...

Turn down the gain. Basic mistake most guitarists make is using more distortion than they need, especially when playing with others.
Also, don't scoop the mids. Those middle frequencies are where...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By koslack
Songwriting. I haven't played to get better...

Songwriting. I haven't played to get better technically in a long time, and my playing time has dropped substantially since joining the working world. Also, I had always been lead guitarist in my...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By koslack
You can start by pulling your head out of your...

You can start by pulling your head out of your ass. For this, I recommend the lydian mode and a decent crowbar.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,283
Posted By koslack
You know, I never thought I'd see someone fellate...

You know, I never thought I'd see someone fellate themself on the Internet without it legally being pornography, but then I read the OP's posts. This whole thread is nothing but an exercise in...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By koslack
Fine, I'll keep it constructive. You have no...

Fine, I'll keep it constructive.
You have no experience playing with others. When called upon to do so, you left in frustration. You have a couple of songs you wrote, and a voice that even you...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By koslack
You need to trust your instincts. You can try...

You need to trust your instincts.
You can try something a thousand ways, but almost always, your first instinct is the right one. I've written many songs where I've tried a dozen different bridges,...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By koslack
Two business degrees and you've used...

Two business degrees and you've used "start-up" money (for lack of a better term) to purchase thousands of dollars of equipment that you've plugged into a machine you don't know how to use?
They're...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By koslack
I've bolded the most egregious BS. Two college...

I've bolded the most egregious BS. Two college degrees and he works in a factory, I can buy. Two college degrees and can't put together a coherent sentence? Not so much.
Also, the whole bit about...
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