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Forum: The Pit 11-30-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 17,886
Posted By Art Vandalay
You'll fly as high as a Crow!

You'll fly as high as a Crow!
Forum: The Pit 11-30-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14,639
Views: 251,258
Posted By Art Vandalay
You can use your stems to make cannabutter or...

You can use your stems to make cannabutter or green dragon or all kinds of stuff like that. It just sucks because it takes a ton of stems to actually make any solid amount of good stuff. I made some...
Forum: Bandleading 11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By Art Vandalay
I'll give you the White Stripes but the Black...

I'll give you the White Stripes but the Black Keys tour with a bassist. I still stand by the bass being necessary but I guess it is up to preference.
Forum: Bandleading 11-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By Art Vandalay
You gotta have a bass. I've never seen a live...

You gotta have a bass. I've never seen a live show without a bassist that didn't suck. With just one guitar and drums your sound is really gonna be lacking. I'd just find a bassist that you guys all...
Forum: Classic Rock 11-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 9,456
Posted By Art Vandalay
I bought the CD of Paranoid when I was 10 because...

I bought the CD of Paranoid when I was 10 because I knew the song "Iron Man" was awesome. Until I discovered Zeppelin in my late teens they were the greatest thing that had ever happened to my ears...
Forum: Classic Rock 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 20,860
Posted By Art Vandalay
I've found that if anything, Rush is underrated....

I've found that if anything, Rush is underrated. They make some awesome rhythms and the solos from "Workin' Man" will tell you all you need to know about Alex Lifesons soloing ability. Neil Peart's...
Forum: The Pit 11-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By Art Vandalay
I play covers mostly because they are objectively...

I play covers mostly because they are objectively better than anything I come up with. And playing classic funk covers in a bar band is a great way to get the girls dancing, the guys buying into the...
Forum: The Pit 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,889
Posted By Art Vandalay
Cyrus, from Trailer Park Boys. ...

Cyrus, from Trailer Park Boys. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4615170817196254&pid=1.7&w=117&h=144&c=7&rs=1
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Art Vandalay
Listen to solos you enjoy and steal melodies from...

Listen to solos you enjoy and steal melodies from certain parts that you like. If you have trouble picking out the intervals you need by ear, try using Guitar Pro and checking out the solos of songs...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Art Vandalay
When you are playing a C barre chord like in your...

When you are playing a C barre chord like in your link, just use 2 fingers to play that chord. Barre the root and the strings below it with your index finger as you are doing, then just use your ring...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Art Vandalay
I make it a point in my improv practice to use...

I make it a point in my improv practice to use notes on the scale from several different positions. I'll try to start my lick in one position and try to work up or down the neck into different...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,760
Posted By Art Vandalay
First time I played in front of people was a...

First time I played in front of people was a church thing for the old people in town. We played Amazing Grace. I could not get my guitar tuned right and when we started using the piano there it was...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,819
Posted By Art Vandalay
This whole thing sounds like something from The...

This whole thing sounds like something from The Onion. I however, wholly approve of the decision.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-25-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Art Vandalay
In those styles of music I wouldn't bother...

In those styles of music I wouldn't bother learning going crazy and learning a bunch of scales. Your major and minor is all you need, and for many people they seem to work together when simplified...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Art Vandalay
Thats rebelliousness there. Don't go...

Thats rebelliousness there. Don't go microbiology. I did and promptly realized how not nerdy I am compared to many, many of my peers. I felt like the 2009 equivalent of The Fonze in that place.
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 40,128
Views: 352,714
Posted By Art Vandalay
It's really late, I can't sleep and I have the...

It's really late, I can't sleep and I have the turnaround from The Lemon Song stuck in my head. What a way to spend a Saturday night...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 5,536
Posted By Art Vandalay
Oh my Mizzou...getting stomped again in the SEC....

Oh my Mizzou...getting stomped again in the SEC. The life of a KC/Mizzou sports fan must only be for people who like getting their hearts ripped out every year. I don't think I like the SEC near as...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,630
Posted By Art Vandalay
The "less is more" is probably more of...

The "less is more" is probably more of a style preference. I like to give a solo a little room to breathe and use speed as more of a special weapon to only be unleashed at just the right time....
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 517
Posted By Art Vandalay
Thin sliced smoked brisket Wheat bread hoagie...

Thin sliced smoked brisket
Wheat bread hoagie shaped bun
melted pepperjack cheese
grilled green peppers and onions
grilled jalapenos and mushrooms
The brisket needs to be hot, with alternating...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,630
Posted By Art Vandalay
Around here it's hard to find people to play...

Around here it's hard to find people to play with. I've had the most fun just going to the local blues society jams they hold monthly at various bars. Those old men know whats up and seem to enjoy...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-25-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,920
Posted By Art Vandalay
I love the the sound and shape of a Telecaster, I...

I love the the sound and shape of a Telecaster, I just have never found a neck on one I really liked. I've grown pretty attached to the real fat late 50's Les Paul style necks and I just don't feel...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,253
Posted By Art Vandalay
I'm 22 and probably look a little older than I...

I'm 22 and probably look a little older than I actually am. However, my shoulder length, curly blond hair is a heck of a conversation starter with the ladies. Older ones say I look like Sammy Hagar...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Art Vandalay
That seems like a much more valid reason than...

That seems like a much more valid reason than mine for ending up in pretty much the same place.
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,630
Posted By Art Vandalay
When you meet somebody and get to talking about...

When you meet somebody and get to talking about music and they want to jam. You get everything set up expecting a quality session. They get there and don't know any theory, or can't keep time, or are...
Forum: The Pit 11-25-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Art Vandalay
I feel ya on that. I've got friends who used to...

I feel ya on that. I've got friends who used to cheat off me in high school and early in college. Now their working real jobs as engineers and software designers because they did good in college. I'm...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-25-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,615
Posted By Art Vandalay
I love Craigslist. I got my first two guitars on...

I love Craigslist. I got my first two guitars on there. My first one I met a guy in the Wal-Mart parking lot and checked out a Les Paul Jr. I thought it was awesome. He was an ass and I overpaid but...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-24-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Art Vandalay
Learn theory. I hate to give that as an answer...

Learn theory. I hate to give that as an answer but it will help you understand what you are doing musically more than anything else ever will. If you're technically proficient, then the theory will...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,313
Posted By Art Vandalay
I failed to mention in my post my biggest...

I failed to mention in my post my biggest influence to keep going. Just a few months into when I started seriously playing, the old hippy that lived across the street from me heard me jamming. He...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-23-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Art Vandalay
If it doesn't sound right, are you playing the...

If it doesn't sound right, are you playing the solo in 3/4 like the rest of the song? I don't want to insult anybody's timing but that could be something an inexperienced guitarist overlooks. Also,...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Art Vandalay
If I were you, I'd do like these other guys said...

If I were you, I'd do like these other guys said and don't even bother with a solo. Just focus on the song being perfect in every other way, then put on a heck of a show for the audience. That'll get...
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