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Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,105
Posted By CarsonStevens
No, it's not the least bit constructive but it...

No, it's not the least bit constructive but it just seemed like the right place for that quote. :D
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By CarsonStevens
I once left one of my Squier strats in the trunk...

I once left one of my Squier strats in the trunk of my car as it was shipped across the country (~five days or so), and it arrived just fine. That said, the only reason I even considered it was...
Forum: Recordings 07-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's a pretty damn neat feature, actually. A...

It's a pretty damn neat feature, actually. A band plays behind you as you do whatever. You can set it to use up to four other instruments from a wide variety of 'em, in a bunch of different styles,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By CarsonStevens
Personally, I think part of the problem is that...

Personally, I think part of the problem is that you equate "progression" with "learn moar notes". There's only twelve notes in Western music. There's a finite number of scales, modes,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By CarsonStevens
I know, right? Dicksolydian is so five minutes...

I know, right? Dicksolydian is so five minutes ago. I don't know what I was thinking.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By CarsonStevens
So, basically, the answer is "No, I didn't...

So, basically, the answer is "No, I didn't try that" and rather than realize you goofed, it's somehow my fault because other forums. Glad to help. :rolleyes:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By CarsonStevens
Actually, I did read the first sentence of your...

Actually, I did read the first sentence of your post, which was why I said "huh, that's weird" and tried it myself. If absolutely none of the pages and pages of results fit your needs, then you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By CarsonStevens
...have you tried going to the Google Play store...

...have you tried going to the Google Play store and typing "free drum machine" in the search bar?
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By CarsonStevens
I don't know about the later games in the series,...

I don't know about the later games in the series, but the music from the first two Monkey Island games was reggae and calypso music. You can start by studying those styles. Reggae in particular has...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By CarsonStevens
Haven't you heard, Sean? That whole twelve-note...

Haven't you heard, Sean? That whole twelve-note thing is passť. Only noobs use scales.

This is pretty much where I stand on the whole thing. Snooty jerks who call the guitarist in one of the most...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By CarsonStevens
Hm. No one's ever asked me how good I was. They...

Hm. No one's ever asked me how good I was. They usually just want to know what kind of music I play or how long I've been doing it. If it ever came up, I'd say "Can't complain", or "My album's on...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By CarsonStevens
You don't need to be able to play the drums to...

You don't need to be able to play the drums to compose drum parts. You just need to know... how to compose drum parts. Studying some of the basics of rhythm, timing, and what each part of the kit...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 852
Posted By CarsonStevens
Not really. I have a lot of disposable income so...

Not really. I have a lot of disposable income so I went through a period where I just bought every pedal I could get my hands on. Obviously, a good OD/distortion is a must because the amp has no...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 852
Posted By CarsonStevens
One thing I love about my VJr. is how well it...

One thing I love about my VJr. is how well it takes pedals. I've upgraded to a Tiny Terror combo, but I recorded my first EP on the Valve. Got a lot of mileage out of that thing. Enjoy!
Forum: Bandleading 06-15-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By CarsonStevens
Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees, at one...

Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees, at one point. The band loved his music. The tweeners who came to the show, not so much. It didn't last.

It may be that while the violinist thinks your music...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By CarsonStevens
Generally speaking, they retail for roughly twice...

Generally speaking, they retail for roughly twice that. So, yes. Yes it was. :D

If you're going to be posting videos, you should probably do it in the Electric Guitar or Guitar Techniques forum,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By CarsonStevens
If you dig the old-school heavy-reverb sound I...

If you dig the old-school heavy-reverb sound I might also recommend Link Wray. I've been listening to a best-of compilation of his quite a lot lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucTg6rZJCu4
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-06-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By CarsonStevens
Nope. I've been playing guitar for years and I...

Nope. I've been playing guitar for years and I enjoy me some Rocksmith. If it works for you, go for it.

And congratulations on the Casino! I have one and although it's not my main axe, I enjoy it...
Forum: Bandleading 06-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,930
Posted By CarsonStevens
Hola Yami, Probably, but it would be a good...

Hola Yami,



Probably, but it would be a good idea to find out from an official source.



As Chris said above-thread, not all "old" music is in the public domain. You need to find out whether each...
Forum: Promote YOUR Band 05-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By CarsonStevens
So, you're going to do the boy/pop/American Idol...

So, you're going to do the boy/pop/American Idol band process and just make it global? That's not really very revolutionary, IMHO. I wouldn't be surprised if it's already been done.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By CarsonStevens
I don't know how relevant/useful this will be,...

I don't know how relevant/useful this will be, but I took lessons for roughly two years with an excellent instructor who ultimately didn't give me a single actual "lesson", in that he never said...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,354
Posted By CarsonStevens
Overtime occurs for a lot of reasons. Bugs are...

Overtime occurs for a lot of reasons. Bugs are only one of them. And without going into a lengthy treatise on software development, the short version is that yes, they want the stuff out in half...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-22-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,354
Posted By CarsonStevens
It depends. Startups fail left and right. (I...

It depends. Startups fail left and right. (I should know, I've worked for a few of them.) It's maddening, because they threaten you to put in tons of overtime to get the product out on time and...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,354
Posted By CarsonStevens
Absolutely true. I no longer work in game...

Absolutely true. I no longer work in game development. It's a piss-poor industry run by egomaniacs and incompetents who somehow still manage to make huge amounts of money despite rarely knowing...
Forum: Recordings 05-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's not as difficult as it sounds. Most devices...

It's not as difficult as it sounds. Most devices that are compatible with a particular level of the API will run applications targeted to that API level pretty reliably, because that's the whole...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-15-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By CarsonStevens
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solos and Improvisation

The first book will teach you how to make chords from scales and both books will teach you how...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By CarsonStevens
As much as I love my Terror, they retail for...

As much as I love my Terror, they retail for roughly double what the OP says he's willing to spend. Might have to go used on that one.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By CarsonStevens
Building on this, even if you write a bad song,...

Building on this, even if you write a bad song, keep it. I've revisited songs I wrote years ago that I thought were absolutely terrible at the time, and managed to turn them into something decent...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,354
Posted By CarsonStevens
No problem. One last piece of advice; there...

No problem. One last piece of advice; there really is no set path. Every game company does things differently... so the best strategy is to find out what the company you want to work for does, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By CarsonStevens
I'm going to say that "creativity"...

I'm going to say that "creativity" can't be taught, but the ability to sit down and write a song, can be. Learn how melodies are constructed. Learn how songs are constructed. Learn what a...
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