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Forum: Original Recordings 05-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By jsantos
I really liked this iPlayBass! It certainly has...

I really liked this iPlayBass! It certainly has the qualities to be a kick-ass composition. Dude, you should develop it more, I was thinking of maybe, a key change by adding a bridge to open it up,...
Forum: Original Recordings 05-30-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By jsantos
Hey man! I enjoyed that alot. I can hear the...

Hey man! I enjoyed that alot. I can hear the Hammett reference with the solo (usage of the wah and chromatics at the end). Wow, this is just for fun? I bet your serious stuff rips! Cheers bro!
Forum: Original Recordings 05-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By jsantos
Thumbs up Wow thanks for the in-depth analysis...

Wow thanks for the in-depth analysis MaggaraMarine! I recognize your name from MT. I used to be a regular there since 2008 but became very busy with music projects.

So I agree with the vocal pitch...
Forum: Original Recordings 05-29-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By jsantos
New Song: "Programmed"

Hello Friends!

I have a new recording on my UG player called "Programmed." A modern Alternative Rock song consisting of guitar, vocals, bass and drums. Please give it a listen and let me know what...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By jsantos
Remember that was 3 years ago. Have you...

Remember that was 3 years ago. Have you progressed in your abilities since then? You have to ask yourself if you are where you want to be in your skills.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-26-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By jsantos
^^ This. I use the Boss DR880. This drum...

^^ This.

I use the Boss DR880. This drum machine allows you to sequence variable time sigs. In the studio, we have many compositions that jump time sigs and we program the time sig mappings on...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By jsantos
Learning Music Theory won't necessarily make you...

Learning Music Theory won't necessarily make you more creative, It's a tool to organize your thoughts and a means to communicate your musical ideas to other musicians. Maybe start off with studying...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By jsantos
Maybe I missed something since the original TS's...

Maybe I missed something since the original TS's post has been edited. But, it was a simple question and I gave a simple reply. Was I supposed to write a thesis on how to incorporate musicality into...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By jsantos
you sure 'bout that?

you sure 'bout that?
Forum: Musician Talk 11-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By jsantos
I practice the modes in about 10 positions, using...

I practice the modes in about 10 positions, using a metronome.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By jsantos
Have you thought about joining a band? Having...

Have you thought about joining a band? Having other creative people can feed into your ideas and vise-versa. Colabs are a great way to expand your experiences with songwriting. Find the strong...
Forum: Bandleading 09-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By jsantos
A lot of negatives here. So you joined the band...

A lot of negatives here. So you joined the band not for the music, but to gain the band experience. Now that you have it, the band experience is what it is exactly perceived to be... factors of...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-28-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,487
Posted By jsantos
Like you said, it was a fast lick.

Like you said, it was a fast lick.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,487
Posted By jsantos
Dude! I have mp3s on my profile. Not good...

Dude! I have mp3s on my profile. Not good enough?

The solo on Oxidation rocks by the way!
Forum: Musician Talk 09-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,487
Posted By jsantos
Wow, was this directed to me?

Wow, was this directed to me?
Forum: Musician Talk 09-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,487
Posted By jsantos
I remember starting with alternate picking my...

I remember starting with alternate picking my scales and modes 16th notes on 65bpms. It was painful as hell but it forced me to listen and clean up my right hand technique. It took me about 2 years...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,247
Posted By jsantos
Wassap! I try to learn 10 positions for each...

Wassap! I try to learn 10 positions for each scale. For the past year, I've been using Locrian a lot for solos. That's the 7th mode of major scale. If you listen to my song:

"New Song 1 No Vocals"...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By jsantos
Hello, I am new here! Here is a practice regimen...

Hello, I am new here! Here is a practice regimen I have developed that may be of some interest.

My main goal is to achieve accuracy, dexterity, finger independence and speed

The whole practice...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 974
Posted By jsantos
Most of my Interval Studies involved training...

Most of my Interval Studies involved training with a keyboard. According to my professor, the more linear the instrument's control, the better it is to understand with spacial reasoning. Regardless...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 974
Posted By jsantos
I learned my first major scale on piano when I...

I learned my first major scale on piano when I was a child. At the time I had my first guitar, I duplicated the intervals on the fretboard. So it was a single string pattern. The shapes/boxes didn't...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 08-17-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10,365
Views: 414,111
Posted By jsantos
TS = Thread Starter

TS = Thread Starter
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By jsantos
It took me about 2 years to get from 70bpms to...

It took me about 2 years to get from 70bpms to 160bpms on my 16th notes using a metronome. I can be comfortable at 160bpms alternate picking. SHRED ON!
Forum: Musician Talk 08-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By jsantos
Yes, if you are good at composition, lucky and...

Yes, if you are good at composition, lucky and experienced would be a plus, then it's relatively easy. This guy has only been involved with writing for 1 year. It will take time for him.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-14-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By jsantos
Also, sometimes you can't write a great song from...

Also, sometimes you can't write a great song from the beginning. Songs evolve throughout time and when your band members put their own ideas into the mix, you start finding different perspectives or...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17,265
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,487
Posted By jsantos
Wassap Friends! Haven't been here in a while....

Wassap Friends! Haven't been here in a while. Hope all is well.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-13-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By jsantos
The guy asked for ways to organize his practice...

The guy asked for ways to organize his practice routine.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By jsantos
Hello, I am new here! Here is a practice regimen...

Hello, I am new here! Here is a practice regimen I have developed that may be of some interest.

My main goal is to achieve accuracy, dexterity, finger independence and speed

The whole practice...
Forum: Musician Ads 08-12-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By jsantos
*****Original Alternative Rock Band SEARCHING for VOCALIST*****

We are searching for a vocalist (preferably male) to join a guitarist, drummer and bassist. Our sound is a blend of churning guitar riffs with searing shred leads, rhythmic groove drumming with an...
Forum: Musician Ads 11-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By jsantos
*****Chicago Area Original Alternative Rock Band Searching for VOCALIST*****

We are searching for a vocalist to join a guitarist, drummer and bassist. Our sound is a blend of churning guitar riffs with searing shred leads, rhythmic groove drumming with an off-time fusion...
Forum: Bandleading 02-25-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By jsantos
Thanks for the advice SitkemKev, and everyone....

Thanks for the advice SitkemKev, and everyone.

After discussing the issue with the drummer. I was able to convince him to remain as a drummer. I gave him the reasons you people pointed out—To...
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