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Forum: Musician Talk 09-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,027
Posted By CarsonStevens
Yes. That was my understanding as...

Yes.



That was my understanding as well.



Absolutely, however since Session Mode never ends until you quit to the menu, you pretty much decide for yourself how and when your melodies resolve. So...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-26-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,027
Posted By CarsonStevens
Well, for one thing, if I'm playing in C major...

Well, for one thing, if I'm playing in C major but I'm starting on the third and resolving to the fifth, am I in a different scale/key? (I'm asking that honestly, because I don't know the answer.) ...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,789
Posted By CarsonStevens
such as?* Personally I love how this discussion...

such as?*

Personally I love how this discussion keeps moving the goalposts. We started with "is music math?" and now we're on whether or not a melody being "good" is subjective. Isn't that where...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,789
Posted By CarsonStevens
It is quite possible to program a computer to...

It is quite possible to program a computer to write melodies that follow the various conventional rules of melodic construction. Some of those melodies will be great, some of them will be eh, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,789
Posted By CarsonStevens
They're working on that. It's a branch of...

They're working on that. It's a branch of artificial intelligence research called 'fuzzy logic', and also the basis of quantum computing, IIRC. If your choice is truly random, every programming...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,027
Posted By CarsonStevens
IIRC the game doesn't suggest any scales. You...

IIRC the game doesn't suggest any scales. You can mix whatever scale you like over whatever changes you like.

And yeah, root changes aren't the same as a key change. In a root change all you're...
Forum: Bandleading 09-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By CarsonStevens
I didn't bother with "when do I have...

I didn't bother with "when do I have to?" - I set up a bank account right away for all of my side projects (I write games, make animations, music, video clips, all that jazz) and declared my...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,027
Posted By CarsonStevens
...and I'm going to back Alan up and say that I...

...and I'm going to back Alan up and say that I really don't think these are key changes that you're talking about. How, exactly, do you know you're changing keys and what is going on onscreen that...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,027
Posted By CarsonStevens
As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session...

As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session mode, I just want to add that I don't think you understand what's happening, because in my experience you don't change keys in session mode without...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By CarsonStevens
...and unless he memorized it really quickly,...

...and unless he memorized it really quickly, chances are he forgot it the moment he left the practice space. Whereas if he wrote it down, he could take it home and practice if need be.

At least,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,906
Posted By CarsonStevens
Seems to me like potheads are always looking to...

Seems to me like potheads are always looking to justify their habit. And it's funny how often the topic comes up. Almost like pot has an effect on their memory or something. :D
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By CarsonStevens
I personally think enough is enough when you've...

I personally think enough is enough when you've got some teenager who can't finish a song because he feels like he can't be "original" with only twelve notes, or is wracking his brains to figure out...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 508
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's hard to explain without visual aids. But...

It's hard to explain without visual aids. But ultimately, you're right. It was off and I had to re-record it, so it didn't actually save me any time. I should have just recorded the whole thing in...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 945
Posted By CarsonStevens
Probably not the best example out there as we're...

Probably not the best example out there as we're still completely unheard of, but my current band is a cover band. We try to play the songs as close to the originals as possible... but we also throw...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 508
Posted By CarsonStevens
I tried this once in order to record a song...

I tried this once in order to record a song extremely quickly. It sounded like crap because even if you're playing in time to a click/percussion, your timing is still imperfect enough that any...
Forum: Recordings 08-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By CarsonStevens
dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs,...

dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs, one of which is a bass. They're free, so check them out.
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By CarsonStevens
You can also program your drum tracks directly in...

You can also program your drum tracks directly in Reaper (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1382982).
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,476
Posted By CarsonStevens
I would like a bigger fan base and more income...

I would like a bigger fan base and more income from my music, sure... but it seems like the amount of effort required for the tiniest gain in that area is not reasonable for someone who, like,...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 08-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By CarsonStevens
Greetings from another Bay Area representative!

Greetings from another Bay Area representative!
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,448
Posted By CarsonStevens
Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough...

Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough to guitar that another benefit is that you're still practicing one while practicing another. I haven't picked up a guitar in a while now but when I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,448
Posted By CarsonStevens
The most important factor, imho, is that playing...

The most important factor, imho, is that playing bass is fun, and it's different. I initially took it up because I had to record the bass parts for my songs, but now I play bass in a classic rock...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By CarsonStevens
Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a...

Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a large variety of completely free VSTs. They have bass, drums, and various synths available and they should work fine with GarageBand.
Forum: Bandleading 08-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By CarsonStevens
I decided at some point that I was tired of...

I decided at some point that I was tired of playing in my bedroom, but that I'd play bass because any band that wasn't utterly awful would already have a guitarist way better than me. Or want a...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By CarsonStevens
I was joking. Regardless, I think that,...

I was joking. Regardless, I think that, generally speaking, defining your music by how many chord changes you have or how complex your chords are is kind of pointless. By all means improve your...
Forum: Bandleading 08-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By CarsonStevens
While I agree with the other guys, I just want to...

While I agree with the other guys, I just want to comment on this bit;



Technically, you already have nothing, because you have a guitarist who refuses to fit with the band properly. You can't gig...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By CarsonStevens
...wait, what?

...wait, what?
Forum: Bandleading 08-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By CarsonStevens
Whether it's "okay" or not is...

Whether it's "okay" or not is irrelevant. The real question is, do you have the money to defend yourself in court if one of those ads trips YouTube's content-matching filters and the original...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,508
Posted By CarsonStevens
Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:

Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By CarsonStevens
Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use...

Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use their tools to print a few on-demand shirts. They have a lot of excellent documentation on how to make your art look good in print (hint: it's all...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By CarsonStevens
My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. ...

My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. I picked it up new for about $90 USD. It's plenty loud for apartment playing and has some tone-shaping capabilities. Sounds fine to me but YMMV. ...
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