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Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By dannydawiz
Music Composition | Logic vs Intution

Hello everyone it's Danny here and today I'm here to pose a question regarding music composition.

What do you think matters most when making music, logic or intuition?

It is no surprise that there...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By dannydawiz
You play with other people by playing with other...

You play with other people by playing with other people.

The closest thing you can get to this would be practicing along to backing tracks.

If you want to improve your improvisation skills then put...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By dannydawiz
Once you've been actively listening to music for...

Once you've been actively listening to music for a long time you begin to get an ear for the tonal center (key) of a song.

First figure out the key of the song whether it is minor or major.

Once...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By dannydawiz
You should look at the range of the passage you...

You should look at the range of the passage you are about to play.

For example, If the range is an octave from E4 to E5 then it would be wiser to start on the 9th fret of the 3rd string and move up...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-06-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dannydawiz
I've looked into the picking motions but to be...

I've looked into the picking motions but to be honest I found them counterproductive. Whenever I focus on them it only makes things worse.

Well it looks like it's back to chopping away for the rest...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dannydawiz
Both really.

Both really.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dannydawiz
Tremolo Picking Help

To all you technique pros out there could you tell me how you increased your tremolo picking speed?

I've been playing for 4 years and a half and it seems like I still just cannot increase my picking...
Forum: Recordings 02-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By dannydawiz
I bought my midi controller last week and so far...

I bought my midi controller last week and so far I think it's the best 100 dollars I've spent all year.

It's called the Alesis QX25 25-Key Advanced USB/MIDI keyboard Controller.

It's great if you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-27-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By dannydawiz
I'm sure you would get a lot of replies. To be...

I'm sure you would get a lot of replies. To be honest though the best practice schedule is the one that motivates you the most. The one that excites you and makes you want to wake up in the morning....
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By dannydawiz
This is what I consider to be the purpose of...

This is what I consider to be the purpose of warming up.

When you practice your technique or learn anything new there is a loss of retention over time.

Warming up reinforces your technique habits...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By dannydawiz
You do realize that effective practice is...

You do realize that effective practice is subjective...

What are your goals? Have you gotten any closer to them?
Forum: Musician Talk 02-15-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By dannydawiz
I apologize that it's taken me so long to...

I apologize that it's taken me so long to respond.

Thank you everyone! You guys have all clarified my thoughts!
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By dannydawiz
Resolving 7 Chords

Hello everyone!

I'm reading that when part writing you should always resolve the 7th of a chord down by step.


The first chord that I have down is a Cmajor chord.

The second chord that I have down...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By dannydawiz
Thanks everyone for your help. I'll take...

Thanks everyone for your help. I'll take everything said to my next practice session!
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By dannydawiz
There are far to many ways to interpret...

There are far to many ways to interpret this...

One might say that humans in general have problems when it comes to accepting the present.

They see things that insult their beliefs or identity and...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By dannydawiz
In my experience motivation comes from the...

In my experience motivation comes from the future. Imagining yourself being able to play something that sounds amazing.

The problem with this is that if you're focusing on the future when you're...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By dannydawiz
Question for Performers. Mastering for 100% Accuracy

Hello everyone!

Danny here again and I have a question related to performance.

I've always struggled with my technique over other subjects. Although I can learn the notes of a song relatively...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By dannydawiz
Hey Fugee. I came across this thread and felt...

Hey Fugee.

I came across this thread and felt the urge to reply because I feel that your desire really comes across in your writing. I'd like to say that at one point I was just like you. I would...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By dannydawiz
I see. The notes don't necessarily have to be...

I see. The notes don't necessarily have to be struck at the same time. As long as they are being played at the same time they can be considered a chord.

Harmony is made up of chords and chords make...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By dannydawiz
Harmony Versus Chords.

Hello everyone.

I'm posting here because I'm having some trouble coming up with the difference between a chord and harmony.

Is it necessary for notes to be struck simultaneously in order for it to...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By dannydawiz
A definition is essentially an interpretation of...

A definition is essentially an interpretation of reality made by ordinary people like me and you. Although there isn't anything wrong with any pre-existing interpretations, I find it much more...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By dannydawiz
You prove a very great point as far as defining a...

You prove a very great point as far as defining a musical phrase. I'll come back to that question in the future.

Introducing contour as a variable also seems to be an interesting claim. It can be...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-10-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By dannydawiz
Thanks for the compliment! It gave me and my...

Thanks for the compliment! It gave me and my father a good laugh!

My study of music came to a halt at counterpoint and voiceleading. I must admit that I do plan on tackling the subjects in the...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-10-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By dannydawiz
Melody? Contained in all harmony?

I'm having trouble understanding how to define the definition of a melody. I define melody as a series of notes being played horizontally in time rather than vertically.

The problem is that if you...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By dannydawiz
Notating Halftime

How does one notate halftime?
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By dannydawiz
Thank you very much Gold! The book seems to be...

Thank you very much Gold! The book seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'll look into buying it as soon as I can.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By dannydawiz
Learning Proper Notation Practices

Hello everyone!

I'm having a problem regarding guitar notation. It seems that it's very hard to find a reference on how guitar is notated. Aside from that It seems even harder to find a reference...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-14-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By dannydawiz
You know I find that a lot of people think you're...

You know I find that a lot of people think you're trying to be cool just because the strap is low.

To be honest I find it much more efficient for the guitar to be low because I don't need to bend my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By dannydawiz
Agreed! Although it is a small difference you can...

Agreed! Although it is a small difference you can definitely tell the change when you're playing.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By dannydawiz
Thanks for your thoughts on the matter...

Thanks for your thoughts on the matter Zaphod!

I'm most likely going to revert to the first option due to the fact that it feels better.
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