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Forum: Musician Talk 06-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By jhalterman
I'm a beginner that's starting over to relearn...

I'm a beginner that's starting over to relearn anything I screwed up. In short, if I think of a neat musical idea, I'm not able to immediately start noodling because by the time I figure it out on...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By jhalterman
According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes about...

According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes about 10,000 hours to become an 'expert' at something.

I'm not sure how you set goals, but, for me, this is a fixed goal to work toward and isn't as abstract...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By jhalterman
So, if a band sounds the same live as they do on...

So, if a band sounds the same live as they do on a studio recording, that's attributed more to it being 'under'-produced rather than them having dialed in a really, really good sound?

I don't know....
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By jhalterman
I don't understand. At all. Why would you try to...

I don't understand. At all.

Why would you try to clean up a track... that's a heavily distorted guitar? It's distorted. The point is heavy and loud at the expense of sounding neat (which is also an...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
I understand that, but I'm not about to just...

I understand that, but I'm not about to just write a composition for a tenor sax if I know nothing about the instrument. Plus, at this stage, my ears are far from refined enough to just listen to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
1) I'm currently looking up as much info as I can...

1) I'm currently looking up as much info as I can regarding music schools/conservatories (e.g. I always assumed "conservatory" was just the foreign name/equivalent). It looks like I'll have to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
Another great, dose-of-reality post. Thanks a...

Another great, dose-of-reality post. Thanks a ton, [TV-Casualty]. As far as being a contractor/1099 consultant, my dad's a lawyer so I can hit him up with any of the nitty-gritty questions I have....
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 47,172
Posted By jhalterman
This was something I had always wanted to do and...

This was something I had always wanted to do and it was pretty fun figuring out what I could sing on piano and guitar. I actually didn't know about the whole "guitar/male voice are actually...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-20-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
Thank you for the reply, [Life Is Brutal]....

Thank you for the reply, [Life Is Brutal]. There's no doubt I have much more to learn before relying on my skill set to make a living, but I'm already on the right track, as it is.

Regarding...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
First of all, thank you for your reply. As much...

First of all, thank you for your reply. As much as I love the, "Yea, go for it!" answers, I always learn a lot from the more wary comments.

It's not a question that came into my mind until very...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
Time to bring this puppy back to the forefront....

Time to bring this puppy back to the forefront. Just finished up my last semester before I 'officially' start on the music degree. Save for a few miscellaneous courses (web design, programming,...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
[CarsonStevens], I meant "Computer...

[CarsonStevens], I meant "Computer Science" as in "taking classes [electives] related to the topic", not "changing my Associate's degree completely". My mistake for the poor choice of words. I agree...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-24-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By jhalterman
Hey, man. Sorry it took me a while to get to this...

Hey, man. Sorry it took me a while to get to this (forgot the e-mail I use for everyday use isn't the same one I use for UG) so I didn't see your message until yesterday.

As you already know, I...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-23-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,492
Posted By jhalterman
Sorry for the hiatus, but thank you all for the...

Sorry for the hiatus, but thank you all for the great comments. Overall, the most helpful replies I've ever received on a thread of mine :cheers:Yea, I didn't mean to lay it on quite so heavy, but I...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-20-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By jhalterman
Care to critique my attempt at singing, pre-training?

My apologies for yet another "Rate my singing" thread; I figured there would have been a sticky. Good idea, mod squad? :D

In short, I know next to nothing about vocals, haven't had any training of...
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
These guys...

These guys (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998121) have lasted me 2.5 years, but now one's solder joint is undone and another has a short in the wire. So, while I'm out...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
Oh... Do they have anything more... expensive? I...

Oh...

Do they have anything more... expensive? I don't want the low-end models.
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
sleep mode is better[/QUOTE]I've always meant to...

sleep mode is better[/QUOTE]I've always meant to research the energy consumption of desktops that are on most of the day (includes sleep mode and the occasional shut down) versus shutting it down all...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
From my experience with Norton it was a bit...

From my experience with Norton it was a bit bulky, annoying, and interfered with a few things during the time I had it. Now I just use Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, and a couple...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
Um... "insider" tip? And isn't that...

Um... "insider" tip? And isn't that what Microsuck is trying to do with Office? I thought I heard something about 'Office 365' or some such baloney.

For now, I'm enjoying Microsoft Office 2013...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
Started my Eve trial September 13th of last year...

Started my Eve trial September 13th of last year and subscribed 13 days later :D Never thought I'd buy into any sort of subscription based game, but I'm a huge science geek and WoW never appealed to...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
Ah, hell. I was so wrapped up trying to think of...

Ah, hell. I was so wrapped up trying to think of what I should do that it completely skipped my mind that the 'Backup' partition would then be on the 1TB drive -__-

And honestly, the more I think...
Forum: The Pit 03-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17,305
Views: 223,884
Posted By jhalterman
A couple of questions for you laddies. Just...

A couple of questions for you laddies. Just upgraded my desktop for the first time and I'm in love all over again: went from an Athlon II X3 450 to an FX-8320 and from a mere 500GB HDD to a 120GB SSD...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By jhalterman
I'm going to focus on the instruments themselves...

I'm going to focus on the instruments themselves and less on the gear (pedals, amps, etc). I'll try to clarify things as best I can:

- I believe you read my post incorrectly. When I said, "seems...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By jhalterman
Yea, I had that thought in the back of my mind...

Yea, I had that thought in the back of my mind (buying just the acoustic-electric over both guitars). I think I just have some irrational, unexplained bias against acoustics with electronics as if...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-19-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By jhalterman
Thanks for all of the answers, guys. Some...

Thanks for all of the answers, guys. Some clarification and other questions:

- I did indeed mean an acoustic-electric (acoustic with onboard electronics) and not a hollow body (semi-acoustic).
- In...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Poll: Ngd
Views: 1,082
Posted By jhalterman
No clue what these ^ guys are talking about, but...

No clue what these ^ guys are talking about, but congrats to the OP! Sounds like you had a good day.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By jhalterman
What order to buy new gear in?

Despite having been 'playing' for about 4 years, I'm currently in a beginner guitar class so I can go back, properly learn everything from the start, and learn to slow things down as I couldn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By jhalterman
Interesting. I like the concept. Here's my take...

Interesting. I like the concept. Here's my take (warning: complete noob):


Clip A: a baritone/something with a longer scale length - neck pickup

Clip B: I feel like what was being played altered my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41
Poll: Ngd
Views: 1,082
Posted By jhalterman
Opinion: I don't see the significance of the...

Opinion: I don't see the significance of the guitar, anyway, so I would sell it. Unless you actually feel like this is a guitar you would play and love to pieces, just sell it and get the money for...
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