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Forum: Tabs & Chords 03-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Milsaps
Yeah I use Sibelius as well but Guitar Pro 5 just...

Yeah I use Sibelius as well but Guitar Pro 5 just makes it so easy to take the music I write on the staff and re tab it to be playable right below, everything works amazing until I mess with tunings...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 03-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Milsaps
Yeah it's a pain because I write a lot of my...

Yeah it's a pain because I write a lot of my music using the staff and I think about everything in relation to the tonic of the key so when they don't match up it totally messes me up. I think there...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 03-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Milsaps
Yup the key signature can be changed to the new...

Yup the key signature can be changed to the new key, but the problem is that the note on the staff is written as a D but sounding as a Bb
Forum: Tabs & Chords 03-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Milsaps
Guitar Pro 5 Notation & Alternate Tunings HELP

Here's my problem, in Guitar Pro 5 when I set the key signature to D major and write a D on the staff everything is fine as long as the track's tuning is set to E standard.

But when I set the...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,316
Posted By Milsaps
...

http://www.amazon.ca/Jazz-Theory-Book-Mark-Levine/dp/1883217040

idk if this has been posted yet but go buy this book, all modes do is help musicians speak to each other

somebody may say 'this tune...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 06-01-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Milsaps
Thumbs up Thanks for the replies everyone Yeah there's...

Thanks for the replies everyone



Yeah there's definitely a lot of influence from classical music in my writing, also that Epica song is awesome.



Thanks I'll give this a try
Forum: Tabs & Chords 06-01-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Milsaps
Exclamation ORIGINAL SYMPHONIC METAL SONG (need help!)

Hey guys, I've been writing this instrumental song on and off for a couple of weeks now and I'm at a point where all the ideas are (for the most part) coherent. There are sections that are obviously...
Forum: Original Recordings 04-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Milsaps
Exclamation Necrophagist Lead Tone

http://soundcloud.com/jordanrusselltaylor/brodie-metal

I'm trying to get that really smooth Necrophagist lead tone, unfortunately I don't play nearly as smooth as Muhammed. Does anybody have any...
Forum: Cover Songs 03-29-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Milsaps
Thanks, I'll probably record Serrana next.

Thanks, I'll probably record Serrana next.
Forum: Cover Songs 03-25-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Milsaps
Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Cover Songs 03-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Milsaps
Exclamation Jason Becker Cover

http://soundcloud.com/jordanrusselltaylor/jason-becker-air

I need tips on how to improve my playing and also how to improve the sound of the actual recording.

I used a Shure SM57 mic and a Washburn...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 03-02-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Milsaps
Thanks for the comments everybody, I decided to...

Thanks for the comments everybody, I decided to send in a different song that my teacher recommended I should use instead. As far as theory goes I really don't see any downside to learning more about...
Forum: Original Recordings 02-15-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Milsaps
Loved the ambient intro, sounds very nice. The...

Loved the ambient intro, sounds very nice. The main progression is really solid too and is definitely memorable. My only complaint is that there's a bit too much repetition for me, changing up the...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Milsaps
Learn all your chords, voicings, and inversions,...

Learn all your chords, voicings, and inversions, then go pick up a fake book :)

http://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Real-Jazz-Standards-Fake/dp/0634021559
Forum: Original Recordings 02-13-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Milsaps
Thanks glad you liked it, I just play guitar...

Thanks glad you liked it, I just play guitar mostly, and yeah the double bass sounds bad to me too but I'm not sure how to fix it, right now I'm just using the default double bass sample in Logic Pro.
Forum: Original Recordings 02-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Milsaps
Bla-bla-bla Music college app. compositions (C4C)

Hey so I'm applying for a couple music colleges and there's some composition scholarships and bursaries etc etc. I've got three songs, the first is somewhat classical influenced, the second is an...
Forum: Original Recordings 02-13-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Milsaps
Thanks for the reply, i checked out your song...

Thanks for the reply, i checked out your song 'Don't Fall Behind' the guitars are really solid, I wasn't expecting the vocals but it was a nice surprise. The melodies are good, reminds me of some...
Forum: Original Recordings 02-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Milsaps
Feerings

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Milsaps/music/play1085352
Forum: Tabs & Chords 02-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Milsaps
Thanks glad you enjoyed it, and yeah I know what...

Thanks glad you enjoyed it, and yeah I know what you mean about writing as much as possible. I used to try to write a lot of music every day, but lately I try to just sit down and write something I'm...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 02-10-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Milsaps
Thumbs up Jazz(ish) attempt wip

I've been working on jazz chords and inversions with my teacher recently to prepare for some college auditions so I started writing this today, I don't fully understand how to get that 'jazz' sound...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-28-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Milsaps
yeah when i bought the guitar i didn't realize...

yeah when i bought the guitar i didn't realize how neck length would affect the strings and tuning, i just figured "awesome, bigger frets play great" haha

i'll give the high A tuning a try on this...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-28-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Milsaps
30" neck 8 string help

i'm playing an agile intrepid dual 830
the neck is 30 inches and i plan on tuning it to; a e a d g b e a

i want to know the thinnest gauge possible i can use with a neck this long while keeping a...
Forum: Original Recordings 07-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Milsaps
Yeah a bass line will really pull the song...

Yeah a bass line will really pull the song together, I've just been a bit lazy about it haha.

As for a live sound, I've jammed this song with my band a couple times, and it works pretty well...
Forum: Original Recordings 07-23-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Milsaps
Good stuff, you have a unique voice, you should...

Good stuff, you have a unique voice, you should try to get some proper vocal training though, sometimes it sounds like you're a little bit out of breath, but it also adds character to your sound...
Forum: Original Recordings 07-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Milsaps
Yeah the song is in the key of A Major ( A B...

Yeah the song is in the key of A Major ( A B C♯ D E F♯ G♯ A ) so yes the open G is out of key but the open D is in key. I just sort of preferred the wider interval at the end of the...
Forum: Original Recordings 07-23-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Milsaps
Not too sure what "genre" this song falls under, need some criticism please.

This song is not finished, it's just many guitar tracks layered because I'm too lazy to tab out the drum and bass on guitar pro yet.

Let me know what you think, I really have no idea where I'm going...
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