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Forum: Bandleading Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By AlanHB
You want to play a different style of music to...

You want to play a different style of music to your band mate - that's why you're out and why it's not the right band for you.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By AlanHB
I was actually going to say that the songs sound...

I was actually going to say that the songs sound like a hollow body guitar. The original one has overdrive so it won't sound like that by itself.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ It wouldn't be uncommon for the solo to be in...

^^^ It wouldn't be uncommon for the solo to be in a different key. Practically every GNR song modulates for the guitar solo.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By AlanHB
Learning 20 songs all the way through is a pretty...

Learning 20 songs all the way through is a pretty achievable goal, if you have a firm grasp on chords (ignore the solos for now).

I'd just try jamming with other people now. You'll figure out pretty...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-22-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By AlanHB
If it's with you it'll be pretty safe. You can...

If it's with you it'll be pretty safe. You can always pad the case more with you tshirts and socks.
Forum: Bandleading 03-19-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By AlanHB
This is from the copyright...

This is from the copyright sticky
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=18363589&postcount=30
Forum: Musician Talk 03-16-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By AlanHB
Do both. The notes make the patterns, and do give...

Do both. The notes make the patterns, and do give a greater understanding of the fretboard, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel when so many people have already figured out the patterns for you.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By AlanHB
Seasick Steve didn't exactly come from nowhere....

Seasick Steve didn't exactly come from nowhere. He was a session guitarist and producer for most of his life before his solo career.

And those really big bands that tend to pop up in these...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By AlanHB
It depends on the market you're aiming for, and...

It depends on the market you're aiming for, and what level of success you're talking about.

For example a 40 year old girl band won't be taken up by MTV. However a 40 year old blues artist could...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By AlanHB
Yeah it's 4/4 - you just have to deconstruct the...

Yeah it's 4/4 - you just have to deconstruct the riff so you know how long each note is first, then start at a slower tempo and build it up to speed.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By AlanHB
I like to think that people would figure it out...

I like to think that people would figure it out when they realised that not all songs were in C major. The internet has taught me differently however.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By AlanHB
If you learn the shapes you'll learn the notes....

If you learn the shapes you'll learn the notes. If you learn the notes you'll learn the shapes. It's just a different way of learning. Ideally you'd learn both at the same time so you don't have to...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-07-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By AlanHB
It's not undervalued for that purpose - there are...

It's not undervalued for that purpose - there are heaps of speed building exercises bases around the chromatic scale.

However it would be just as useful to drill the major/minor scales for...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-06-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By AlanHB
TheHarvest - not sure how useful the chromatic...

TheHarvest - not sure how useful the chromatic scale is, let alone only learning it in E. Past learning the names of all the notes, it's doesn't help you much in achieving a specific sound - it's...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By AlanHB
Jimmy Page, Dave Gilmour and Brian May largely...

Jimmy Page, Dave Gilmour and Brian May largely stuck to the major, minor and blues scales. If you like them, you can learn those too.

I know people will throw around a lotnof fancy names for...
Forum: Bandleading 03-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By AlanHB
Yes other musicians will be happy to learn your...

Yes other musicians will be happy to learn your songs. You're actually in a really good position because you don't have to write any new ones when you find people to play with.

Bands don't take that...
Forum: Bandleading 03-02-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By AlanHB
Bring your own extension chords and powerboards...

Bring your own extension chords and powerboards to the gig. It's not pretentious to supply equipment that you need to play a gig.
Forum: Bandleading 03-02-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Good point. I do do vocal warmups and...

^^^ Good point. I do do vocal warmups and chromatic exercises on the guitar before every gig.
Forum: Bandleading 03-01-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By AlanHB
There's some good advice here, some I don't...

There's some good advice here, some I don't really agree with though.



I agree with this, so practice moving around during your gig and doing your best to look like you're enjoying yourself during...
Forum: Bandleading 02-25-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By AlanHB
I reckon your songs are fine. But if you want...

I reckon your songs are fine.

But if you want some tips on how to make them better:

1. Cut the fat. Meaning that your songs are really too long for what's going on. Do you really need that 30...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17,424
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 656,743
Posted By AlanHB
A couple of years ago we had a discussion about...

A couple of years ago we had a discussion about mastering, and not being sure exactly what it did. I ended up sharing some tracks with users, in both mastered and unmastered forms for their...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,934
Posted By AlanHB
Hells yeah man. Pair it with a Boss Metal Zone...

Hells yeah man. Pair it with a Boss Metal Zone and you'll be the brutalist dude around.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,934
Posted By AlanHB
Everyone knows that the lower the tuning, the...

Everyone knows that the lower the tuning, the more brutal it is.

I just don't know why people bother downtuning their guitars though. I just switch to bass.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By AlanHB
What you are describing is varying the major and...

What you are describing is varying the major and minor scales to avoid clashing notes with non-diatonic chords. As I stated above, you can give these variations modal names but it won't change their...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By AlanHB
Yes, but as you will usually be playing in a...

Yes, but as you will usually be playing in a major or minor key, everything you play will simply be a variation of the major or minor scale, not a variation of a mode. You can call those variations...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By AlanHB
I like the major and minor scales because I can...

I like the major and minor scales because I can add any note I want to them at any time. This way I can play any mode I want at any time without just picking one and sticking to it.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think anything has really turned around -...

I don't think anything has really turned around - you've said that everyone here was discouraging TS from pursuing music, and that we're not dedicated musicians. You on the other hand keep the dream...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By AlanHB
All the more power to you dude, it's good you...

All the more power to you dude, it's good you have goals and a plan to achieve them.

However nobody in this thread said that TS couldn't become a success, or that it "can't be done", or anything...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Did you find that going to MI helped you...

^^^ Did you find that going to MI helped you become a successful musician Jure?
Forum: Musician Talk 02-10-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By AlanHB
It's available in full, for free on the Scribd...

It's available in full, for free on the Scribd app. I had a quick look, it's all there...
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