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Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By CarsonStevens
I would like a bigger fan base and more income...

I would like a bigger fan base and more income from my music, sure... but it seems like the amount of effort required for the tiniest gain in that area is not reasonable for someone who, like,...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 08-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By CarsonStevens
Greetings from another Bay Area representative!

Greetings from another Bay Area representative!
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CarsonStevens
Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough...

Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough to guitar that another benefit is that you're still practicing one while practicing another. I haven't picked up a guitar in a while now but when I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CarsonStevens
The most important factor, imho, is that playing...

The most important factor, imho, is that playing bass is fun, and it's different. I initially took it up because I had to record the bass parts for my songs, but now I play bass in a classic rock...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By CarsonStevens
Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a...

Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a large variety of completely free VSTs. They have bass, drums, and various synths available and they should work fine with GarageBand.
Forum: Bandleading 08-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By CarsonStevens
I decided at some point that I was tired of...

I decided at some point that I was tired of playing in my bedroom, but that I'd play bass because any band that wasn't utterly awful would already have a guitarist way better than me. Or want a...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By CarsonStevens
I was joking. Regardless, I think that,...

I was joking. Regardless, I think that, generally speaking, defining your music by how many chord changes you have or how complex your chords are is kind of pointless. By all means improve your...
Forum: Bandleading 08-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By CarsonStevens
While I agree with the other guys, I just want to...

While I agree with the other guys, I just want to comment on this bit;



Technically, you already have nothing, because you have a guitarist who refuses to fit with the band properly. You can't gig...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By CarsonStevens
...wait, what?

...wait, what?
Forum: Bandleading 08-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By CarsonStevens
Whether it's "okay" or not is...

Whether it's "okay" or not is irrelevant. The real question is, do you have the money to defend yourself in court if one of those ads trips YouTube's content-matching filters and the original...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,326
Posted By CarsonStevens
Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:

Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By CarsonStevens
Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use...

Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use their tools to print a few on-demand shirts. They have a lot of excellent documentation on how to make your art look good in print (hint: it's all...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By CarsonStevens
My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. ...

My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. I picked it up new for about $90 USD. It's plenty loud for apartment playing and has some tone-shaping capabilities. Sounds fine to me but YMMV. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By CarsonStevens
Seconded on the Yamaha, I've been playing an...

Seconded on the Yamaha, I've been playing an FGS100 for years. Love the way it sounds. Ran me about $200 retail at the local GC.
Forum: Recordings 07-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By CarsonStevens
I don't know if it's standard in other software,...

I don't know if it's standard in other software, but the video editing suite AVS4YOU come with just such a feature.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By CarsonStevens
Looks at the track list from his debut...

Looks at the track list from his debut album

Well, in my case, at least six times. I've got a few more I'm messing with now for my followup, and will have to write a few more to go with them,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,330
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: 527
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: 219
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: 281
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: 3,444
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: 519
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: 519
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: 519
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: 424
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: 3,444
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: 536
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: 580
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: 926
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: 926
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!
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