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Forum: Musician Talk 10-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Unreal T
I used to get some pains in my index finger near...

I used to get some pains in my index finger near the top joint area. I found it was because I was fretting a particular chord with my index finger being too parallel to the strings. Might want to...
Forum: The Pit 09-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 779
Posted By Unreal T
Let's just put it this way. If you have no real...

Let's just put it this way.

If you have no real genuine and economical reason to start out in a university from the get go, then DO NOT do it. Just start at a community college.

However, if you are...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,919
Posted By Unreal T
The aspect of rhythm and note durations, how a...

The aspect of rhythm and note durations, how a song flows in time from beginning to end is no doubt mathematical.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Unreal T
Sure you can learn on your own just make sure you...

Sure you can learn on your own just make sure you monitor your progress to your musical goals. Do not spend years trying to perfect one little thing. Your piano background, especially if classically...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,566
Posted By Unreal T
I watched a lot of his musical lesson snippets in...

I watched a lot of his musical lesson snippets in the past on youtube and I think he offers some valuable and clever advice to guitar playing in the videos I have seen, for inexperienced guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-07-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,346
Posted By Unreal T
Care to elaborate?

Care to elaborate?
Forum: Musician Talk 09-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,346
Posted By Unreal T
Effects of formal music "training"

Do you feel that formal music training in schools and from teachers has a negative effect on the student's ability to express themselves freely as a musician and have a unique mind as a musician?

By...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Unreal T
I never used that. But let me tell you this. The...

I never used that. But let me tell you this. The internet is littered with so much guitar instruction, that now it has basically become a matter of luck if you happen to chose something that actually...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Unreal T
Playing piano pieces on guitar

Has anyone here had any luck playing piano pieces on the guitar? When the piano score goes below E2 there is obviously a problem. Would a seven string guitar be a good fix? Or will you still run into...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Unreal T
It must be an atonal piece? Presently I have...

It must be an atonal piece? Presently I have absolutely no interest in atonal music, maybe in the future.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Unreal T
How much theory/analysis is too much?

Would you agree with this statement?

"Having a solid understanding of the fundamentals of melody and functional harmony leaves the rest up to interpretation?"

There seems to be so much information...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Unreal T
Here is a nice little film piece to listen to....

Here is a nice little film piece to listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxPJa11Zw4M

This is the sort of think I am talking about. To the untrained ear ( the general audience ), this track...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-26-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By Unreal T
From what I understand, you are able to play the...

From what I understand, you are able to play the music looking at the sheet music, but not without it?

I do not think I could be of much help on that one because I do not read music. If I could...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By Unreal T
Well if your muscles are not used to it yet and...

Well if your muscles are not used to it yet and you are just starting out, I would avoid playing that long just so you can get your muscles strengthened up some.

If you have good form and...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Unreal T
So, how good are your ears?

When you are listening to a piece of music, how many voices/melodic lines are you able to hear and follow along with? Just the bass? Just the Soprano? How about Soprano and an inner voice...
Forum: Musician Ads 08-24-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Unreal T
You might want to try posting some ads on...

You might want to try posting some ads on craigslist.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-22-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By Unreal T
ii(dim) - i used anywhere?

Does any particular style of music use a ii - i, that is a diminshed triad(ii dim) to a i chord in the natural minor mode to end a progression or phrase?

This does not seem like a very strong...
Forum: The Pit 08-22-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,820
Posted By Unreal T
Damn fkng right. Now that was the response I was...

Damn fkng right. Now that was the response I was looking for!
Forum: The Pit 08-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,820
Posted By Unreal T
lmao. That just looks so wrong for some reason,...

lmao. That just looks so wrong for some reason, or I should say out of the norm of what one would expect of a musician.
Forum: The Pit 08-22-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,820
Posted By Unreal T
Why no muscular musicians?

Why don't you see a lot of fit musicians? By that I mean a cut and toned body with a lot of visible muscle such as protruding abs, biceps, triceps etc.? I am not talking about bodybuilder freak type.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Unreal T
I think the isolated intervals is just sort of to...

I think the isolated intervals is just sort of to get one's feet wet with the basic sound. With all the ear trainers I have come across...you can ear train all the intervals, chords, inversions etc....
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Unreal T
Good question. What if for instance you are...

Good question. What if for instance you are playing lead on stage live with a singer and you want to complement their melodies on the spot? What if you wanted to play exactly what the singer just...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Unreal T
How did you manage to write songs and be in a...

How did you manage to write songs and be in a band then?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Unreal T
That can be a sort of good or bad thing. It is a...

That can be a sort of good or bad thing. It is a sort of good thing when you are comfortable in your abilities to express yourself and just play...hoping for something to come out from an...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,414
Posted By Unreal T
If you have a solid understanding of intervals...

If you have a solid understanding of intervals and how they make up certain scales you would never need another "shape or pattern" diagram/guide ever again.

Those scale shapes are a very quick way...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Unreal T
A true 9th chord implies a dominant harmony with...

A true 9th chord implies a dominant harmony with an added 9th (equivalent to scale degree 2) in the chord.

A dominant harmony will consist of a root, major third, perfect fifth, minor seventh.

So...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,544
Posted By Unreal T
I thought of that as well. But you have to...

I thought of that as well. But you have to remember those kind of people dedicated a lot of their life to studying some area of music. They may not be a good performer, but just with a set of good...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Unreal T
The whole hearing part can be accomplished...

The whole hearing part can be accomplished through a solid understanding of scales and functional harmony and listening to your favorite songs or pieces. Improvising anything that means something to...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-03-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,544
Posted By Unreal T
Well I would find it sort of interesting. I bet...

Well I would find it sort of interesting. I bet they just think of them as people who just managed to conjure up something musically satisfying (nothing more than an effect on the ear), but not in...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-03-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,544
Posted By Unreal T
Musicologists perception of popular guitarists?

How are guitar players who are so admired by many other guitar players and fans perceived by musicologists? People like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan etc.

We are talking about musicologists...
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