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Forum: Musician Talk 08-21-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ If I understand correctly, you believed step...

^^^ If I understand correctly, you believed step = letter.

Therefore half a step = half a letter.

That's a little confusing to me :)

But yes, half step often means a semitone, or one fret for the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-21-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By AlanHB
I actually haven't heard of steps being used in...

I actually haven't heard of steps being used in that way before. It ignores the fact that there's 12 notes, not 8 :)

As for removing the term "semi-tones", it's a well established part of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By AlanHB
How's it going mate. Your issue is being caused...

How's it going mate.

Your issue is being caused because steps don't equal letters (names of notes), and not all letters/notes are spaced equally.

If you are looking for an easy way to figure out...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Just to add to the above, scales aren't...

^^^ Just to add to the above, scales aren't inherently bright, dark, happy or sad. Many of the saddest and happiest songs are in major keys.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 417
Posted By AlanHB
I'm thinking E with a key change to A for the...

I'm thinking E with a key change to A for the Bm-A-E7 part.

It depends on a variety of factors though - I'd have to hear it to be sure.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Cool thanks.

^^^ Cool thanks.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think there's any real shortcut, just...

I don't think there's any real shortcut, just play a lot of songs, see what scales fit, see if you can pick the chord that feels like "home". Eventually you'll be able to hear it.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Guerilla gigging, like flashmob stuff? How do...

^^^ Guerilla gigging, like flashmob stuff? How do you derive cash from it? (Honest question)
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah :)

^^^ Yeah :)
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah honestly I'm not a fan of the...

^^^ Yeah honestly I'm not a fan of the "flipping" scenarios when arguing for musicians wages. For some reason plumbers come up a lot.

The reason I don't like the "flipping" scenario is because it...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-16-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah man. Sometimes clueless venue owners...

^^^ Yeah man. Sometimes clueless venue owners want a cover band that also draws people.

You can see their reasoning - the band plays music that will entertain their regulars, and they will also...
Forum: Bandleading 08-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By AlanHB
As a general tip, once a band loses momentum,...

As a general tip, once a band loses momentum, people start quitting.

So does your band have momentum? Doesn't sound like it. Do you have enough songs to play gigs? If so, play more gigs - give the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By AlanHB
Here is the original article:...

Here is the original article: http://www.grassrootsy.com/2012/02/22/an-open-letter-to-venues-that-exploit-their-musicians/comment-page-4/

Just before I raise a couple of points, I'd like to sort out...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ I agree. The main thing I look for when...

^^^ I agree.

The main thing I look for when auditioning new guys is firstly "do they know, and can they play the songs?". If you score a negative answer to either of these questions, you don't get...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By AlanHB
I'm all for OP getting experience in bands. Just...

I'm all for OP getting experience in bands.

Just askthe band what songs you should learn, and learn them.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-06-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ :D On that topic, why are do some musicians,...

^^^ :D

On that topic, why are do some musicians, upon coming to the realisation that they aren't very good, figure that they're then good enough to play country and blues? Damn
Forum: Musician Talk 08-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Sure. If you're ever stuck for ideas, YouTube...

^^^ Sure. If you're ever stuck for ideas, YouTube is an excellent resource.

https://youtu.be/QWDoE0if-_c
Forum: Musician Talk 08-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ You can make any song sound good for the...

^^^ You can make any song sound good for the acoustic guitar. If it doesn't sound good, it's because the arrangement isn't good. It's not the song or the acoustic guitar's fault - it's the person...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Sure, but it's not that hard to take a...

^^^ Sure, but it's not that hard to take a popular song, boil it down to it's chords, and arrange it for acoustic guitar. People will enjoy it just because they know the song.



He likely won't be...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
I think some of you guys are missing the point....

I think some of you guys are missing the point. The music isn't meant to be big or satisfying - it's just there for ambience. There isn't meant to be big drums or beats, loud noises etc - if there...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 888
Posted By AlanHB
Time to join the covers scene dude. Obviously the...

Time to join the covers scene dude. Obviously the gig will be him chilling in the corner to entertain the punters while they have a drink.

As the pub will have certain times when they're most...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-31-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,058
Posted By AlanHB
Sure, if you do want the conversation to go...

Sure, if you do want the conversation to go somewhere, start by defining jounalist, then define poet. Explain why you rhink a musician is both of these and ask whether the forum agrees with...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-31-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,058
Posted By AlanHB
Sorry I don't take enough drugs to give you the...

Sorry I don't take enough drugs to give you the answer you are seeking.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,058
Posted By AlanHB
But a jounalist isn't a person who reads from...

But a jounalist isn't a person who reads from their diary, so that point is moot.

I read the first post, it doesn't redefine the word "journalist".

I'll ask you something. If a musician plays...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,058
Posted By AlanHB
Musicians don't have the primary function of...

Musicians don't have the primary function of reporting on events in the world, so they aren't journalists. They are more akin to someone opening their diary to the world.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah that's true. I think part of it is also...

^^^ Yeah that's true. I think part of it is also your perception of how good you thought you were previously. You just mayn't have been as good as you think you were, so end up aiming for a higher...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By AlanHB
It's funny you say this, because for me it takes...

It's funny you say this, because for me it takes a lot longer to get back to where I was after a break. I play pretty regularly, and at one stage I went on a 4 month overseas holiday and wasn't able...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By AlanHB
You're good enough when you can play 3 chords. I...

You're good enough when you can play 3 chords. I think you're there.

Otherwise you also go to a Music Academy. Are there other musicians there?

Hopefully I'm not coming off as too blunt, but I have...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By AlanHB
So you want to get a band together and play some...

So you want to get a band together and play some gigs. Considering you're serious enough to go to Music Academy, I'm surprised you aren't already doing this.

Get a band together, or join a band, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-25-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By AlanHB
Generally speaking a key is the harmonic context...

Generally speaking a key is the harmonic context of the song, which is omnipresent irrespective of the chord that's played.

However you really need to learn how to hear what the key of a song is to...
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