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Forum: Bandleading Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By AlanHB
I reckon your songs are fine. But if you want...

I reckon your songs are fine.

But if you want some tips on how to make them better:

1. Cut the fat. Meaning that your songs are really too long for what's going on. Do you really need that 30...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17,419
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 654,138
Posted By AlanHB
A couple of years ago we had a discussion about...

A couple of years ago we had a discussion about mastering, and not being sure exactly what it did. I ended up sharing some tracks with users, in both mastered and unmastered forms for their...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlanHB
Hells yeah man. Pair it with a Boss Metal Zone...

Hells yeah man. Pair it with a Boss Metal Zone and you'll be the brutalist dude around.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlanHB
Everyone knows that the lower the tuning, the...

Everyone knows that the lower the tuning, the more brutal it is.

I just don't know why people bother downtuning their guitars though. I just switch to bass.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 446
Posted By AlanHB
What you are describing is varying the major and...

What you are describing is varying the major and minor scales to avoid clashing notes with non-diatonic chords. As I stated above, you can give these variations modal names but it won't change their...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 446
Posted By AlanHB
Yes, but as you will usually be playing in a...

Yes, but as you will usually be playing in a major or minor key, everything you play will simply be a variation of the major or minor scale, not a variation of a mode. You can call those variations...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 446
Posted By AlanHB
I like the major and minor scales because I can...

I like the major and minor scales because I can add any note I want to them at any time. This way I can play any mode I want at any time without just picking one and sticking to it.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think anything has really turned around -...

I don't think anything has really turned around - you've said that everyone here was discouraging TS from pursuing music, and that we're not dedicated musicians. You on the other hand keep the dream...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By AlanHB
All the more power to you dude, it's good you...

All the more power to you dude, it's good you have goals and a plan to achieve them.

However nobody in this thread said that TS couldn't become a success, or that it "can't be done", or anything...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Did you find that going to MI helped you...

^^^ Did you find that going to MI helped you become a successful musician Jure?
Forum: Musician Talk 02-10-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By AlanHB
It's available in full, for free on the Scribd...

It's available in full, for free on the Scribd app. I had a quick look, it's all there...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-10-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By AlanHB
Again, you're better off simply starting a band...

Again, you're better off simply starting a band and putting time into it. Studying music won't help you achieve this, and I garuntee that there are as many unreliable and awful musicians studying at...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By AlanHB
If you have no interest in doing a jazz or...

If you have no interest in doing a jazz or classical course, I wouldn't bother studying music formally. Just make a band you like and work hard on it.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By AlanHB
Make sure when you play on your clean channel you...

Make sure when you play on your clean channel you play as loud as on your distortion, and play with confidence.

Use your ears.

The song isn't just one massive solo.

The singer is the main focus,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By AlanHB
Further to the comments above, there's a whole...

Further to the comments above, there's a whole heap of picking exercises available on the internet, just google "speed picking exercises" and go for it.

When doing the exercises start slow and...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-31-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By AlanHB
From memory VLC media player can slow down and...

From memory VLC media player can slow down and loop sections of songs.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,484
Posted By AlanHB
Good advice in this thread. TS I can completely...

Good advice in this thread. TS I can completely relate to feeling like you're forced into an academic career. When I was in school I was topping pretty much every subject when I got obsessed with...
Forum: Bandleading 01-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By AlanHB
Sounds like you should join a different band -...

Sounds like you should join a different band - this one is no fun.
Forum: Bandleading 01-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By AlanHB
Two questions: Is the main issue that the other...

Two questions:

Is the main issue that the other guitarist is soloing over everything?
How is the other guitarist stopping you from doing what you want to do, rather than the entire band stopping you...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-16-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By AlanHB
Sorry to hear that Sean.

Sorry to hear that Sean.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By AlanHB
Depends on the event. If there are speeches and...

Depends on the event. If there are speeches and stuff, the best place is immediately after them. If it's at a place that sells food, lunchtime would be your best bet. I suspect that the first slot...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By AlanHB
You're safe from me, as I am no longer a mod. If...

You're safe from me, as I am no longer a mod. If you're looking for an alternative try "I disagree". So instead of "no dipshit" say "no I disagree". This way you can get your point across without...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By AlanHB
The key is still B minor. The F# major is derived...

The key is still B minor. The F# major is derived from the harmonic minor, rather than the natural minor.

It's extremely common, and the strongest cadence there is.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-31-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By AlanHB
If the solo is integral to the song, that is, the...

If the solo is integral to the song, that is, the average audience member notices it's not the same when you play it, you should learn it.

Notable solos include Sweet Home Alabama, Sweet Child of...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-28-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By AlanHB
Hi James. It really depends by what you mean by...

Hi James. It really depends by what you mean by "modes". I have a feeling you're just looking for scales and getting different sounds than the straight major and minor scales.

As noted above, you...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-28-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By AlanHB
Thanks for the kind words all. I'll still be...

Thanks for the kind words all. I'll still be popping my head in now and then.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By AlanHB
Merry Christmas all. For music related presents,...

Merry Christmas all.

For music related presents, my mum put money towards my share of recording costs (heading into the studio in late Jan). My beautiful girlfriend bought me a Strymon Bigsky.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ The scale doesn't sound different over each...

^^^ The scale doesn't sound different over each chord. If the key hasn't changed there is no reason for it to sound different.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think 20 consecutive threads seeking...

I don't think 20 consecutive threads seeking suggestions on songs is wanted by anyone in this forum.

It's obvious that you do have an issue with the sticky though, so perhaps you have a better...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By AlanHB
You can impress people by being strong at the...

You can impress people by being strong at the fundamentals though. Having a good tone and rhythm can be enough to impress people, if that is your aim.

Unfortunately if you do not get strong at the...
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