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Forum: Musician Talk 08-22-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 843
Posted By JimDawson
This might give you some ideas:...

This might give you some ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMxflEFtazI

It might not be directly to the point of what you're looking for, but it goes over some music in Alfred Hitchcock movies...
Forum: The Pit 08-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By JimDawson
Like others have said, it's mostly just a matter...

Like others have said, it's mostly just a matter of not going to sleazy websites.

If you are on some site with ads all over the page and lots of popups, you should probably leave immediately. The...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By JimDawson
While I find it rather easy to improvise things...

While I find it rather easy to improvise things which make sense (i.e. not sound like random notes) it's very hard for me to actually sit down and write music I would feel comfortable releasing to...
Forum: The Pit 06-12-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,369
Posted By JimDawson
^Nice. These old guys are actually pretty...

^Nice. These old guys are actually pretty hardcore! They really don't mess around.

I have a friend who had a grandfather who was actually a strategy guy (there's a word for that) in WW2. Legend has...
Forum: The Pit 06-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,369
Posted By JimDawson
I guess many of our fathers probably did...

I guess many of our fathers probably did construction. Mine is easily stronger than I am. But yeah, mine has been doing hard labour for like 40 years- its pretty much no contest because he has no...
Forum: The Pit 06-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,522
Posted By JimDawson
36 Back in high school we did tests like this...

36

Back in high school we did tests like this but you had to use proper technique and not look at the keys. I was consistently the slowest in the room by a fair margin- usually at 20 WPM.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-29-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By JimDawson
If you plan to tune down to about drop C or A,...

If you plan to tune down to about drop C or A, another important thing to consider is scale length. You'll have to get a longer scale length or your strings will have to get WAY thicker and harder to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, it would definitely require some tapping....

Yeah, it would definitely require some tapping. All those position changes though... I think I'll end up rewriting it to something else entirely. Probably make it into some electronic thing later on-...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JimDawson
I can see the numbers just fine on my screen-...

I can see the numbers just fine on my screen- even arranged the bars so the numbers didn't overlap eachother. :shrug:

Here you go!

EDIT: If you ever encounter that in other tabs, there's this...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JimDawson
Is this even possible to play? (gp6 file)

Hi. I came up with this really crazy sounding sequence of C and Eb aug5 arpeggios (there is some context behind it). I think it sounds great in this song I'm writing, but as it is it seems impossible...
Forum: Metal 04-08-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By JimDawson
I disagree. The way I see it is that there is ego...

I disagree. The way I see it is that there is ego pouring out into just about anything we do. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with that, but you can't tell me you've never heard improvisation...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By JimDawson
I just tried it out, and it does seem quite a bit...

I just tried it out, and it does seem quite a bit easier to play like this:



All sorts of Yngwie stuff is played like that- like the crazy descending run at the beginning of Trilogy Suite. It...
Forum: The Pit 03-30-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By JimDawson
Voyager. Lots of people hated that show, but...

Voyager. Lots of people hated that show, but pretty much everything about it is exactly what Star Trek is about. As long as we ignore the fact that episodes like Tuvix exist and the Voyager crew was...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By JimDawson
^One thing to note here is that octaves are...

^One thing to note here is that octaves are pretty important for making everything sound good in the mix. If you play everything within the same octave, it gets cluttered and can sound messy. If you...
Forum: The Pit 03-10-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By JimDawson
Guitars are very versatile and portable...

Guitars are very versatile and portable instruments.

They are quite easily outdone as you get into specific things like chords and playing leads, but I think technology will continue to improve the...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 03-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By JimDawson
I believe you need to wait 24 hours after you...

I believe you need to wait 24 hours after you made this account to start threads anywhere but here.

They do this these days because there was a problem with adbots.
Forum: Metal 03-09-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By JimDawson
I thought melodeath was short for melodic death...

I thought melodeath was short for melodic death metal?

Anyways, Arch Enemy has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. IMO, they have been on a decline since after Rise of the Tyrant was...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,414
Posted By JimDawson
Funnily enough, I have a scar on my right hand...

Funnily enough, I have a scar on my right hand from vandalizing one of their CDs with fire as a kid. I was dripping this waxed rope over the cover, and one time it dripped on my hand as I was...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,414
Posted By JimDawson
Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On Spice Girls-...

Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Spice Girls- Wannabe

I wasn't really interested in music until the year 2000 (when I was 9), so this question is hard for me.
Forum: The Pit 03-07-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By JimDawson
One day I was over at a friend's house after...

One day I was over at a friend's house after school. We were in his backyard playing with gasoline and lighters. His mom didn't come home until about 5:30 or so everyday, so we had plenty of time to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By JimDawson
You could try to connect a pot between the two...

You could try to connect a pot between the two wires which are usually connected for humbucker series wiring. You'd really have the thing connected in series the whole time, but the pot would be set...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By JimDawson
^Well said, Vic!

^Well said, Vic!
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,568
Posted By JimDawson
The problem with these discussions is that we are...

The problem with these discussions is that we are asking "Is being gay a choice?" while we should be asking "Why should anyone give a shit if it is a choice?" I think the latter question gets to the...
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,568
Posted By JimDawson
You can do all the homosexual acts you want, but...

You can do all the homosexual acts you want, but when it comes to being gay it's the thought/feeling that counts.

When I was a teenager I tried to be attracted to guys; bisexuality seems like the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By JimDawson
Also, different gauges of wire make no...

Also, different gauges of wire make no significant impact on your tone. Any wire you use is probably something like .01 ohms of impedance at most, (I'm overestimating) and at that level all sorts of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By JimDawson
When you're talking about signals (low power) the...

When you're talking about signals (low power) the major things to consider are the resistance value and taper. Everything else isn't as big of a big deal, unless the mechanical parts of the pot are...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By JimDawson
I think it's a great idea to learn a few basic...

I think it's a great idea to learn a few basic scales like the major, minor and blues scales. However, it's good to treat them like training wheels until you get the hang of how different intervals...
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,387
Posted By JimDawson
Give the cat opportunities to go back to wherever...

Give the cat opportunities to go back to wherever it came from. If the cat stays it's yours.

I've witnessed this firsthand a few times- cats are easily convinced by good food.

Actually, I abducted...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,662
Posted By JimDawson
In Sweden the cops normally don't carry guns. If...

In Sweden the cops normally don't carry guns. If one is needed, they have to fill out paperwork for it before they can take it out of the armory. They also have to radio in and get clearance before...
Forum: The Pit 03-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,040
Posted By JimDawson
Any phrase with "aks" in it. "Can...

Any phrase with "aks" in it.

"Can I aks you a question?"
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