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Forum: Bandleading 01-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By AlanHB
Sounds like you should join a different band -...

Sounds like you should join a different band - this one is no fun.
Forum: Bandleading 01-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By AlanHB
Two questions: Is the main issue that the other...

Two questions:

Is the main issue that the other guitarist is soloing over everything?
How is the other guitarist stopping you from doing what you want to do, rather than the entire band stopping you...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-16-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By AlanHB
Sorry to hear that Sean.

Sorry to hear that Sean.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By AlanHB
Depends on the event. If there are speeches and...

Depends on the event. If there are speeches and stuff, the best place is immediately after them. If it's at a place that sells food, lunchtime would be your best bet. I suspect that the first slot...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By AlanHB
You're safe from me, as I am no longer a mod. If...

You're safe from me, as I am no longer a mod. If you're looking for an alternative try "I disagree". So instead of "no dipshit" say "no I disagree". This way you can get your point across without...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By AlanHB
The key is still B minor. The F# major is derived...

The key is still B minor. The F# major is derived from the harmonic minor, rather than the natural minor.

It's extremely common, and the strongest cadence there is.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-31-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By AlanHB
If the solo is integral to the song, that is, the...

If the solo is integral to the song, that is, the average audience member notices it's not the same when you play it, you should learn it.

Notable solos include Sweet Home Alabama, Sweet Child of...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-28-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By AlanHB
Hi James. It really depends by what you mean by...

Hi James. It really depends by what you mean by "modes". I have a feeling you're just looking for scales and getting different sounds than the straight major and minor scales.

As noted above, you...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-28-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By AlanHB
Thanks for the kind words all. I'll still be...

Thanks for the kind words all. I'll still be popping my head in now and then.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By AlanHB
Merry Christmas all. For music related presents,...

Merry Christmas all.

For music related presents, my mum put money towards my share of recording costs (heading into the studio in late Jan). My beautiful girlfriend bought me a Strymon Bigsky.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ The scale doesn't sound different over each...

^^^ The scale doesn't sound different over each chord. If the key hasn't changed there is no reason for it to sound different.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think 20 consecutive threads seeking...

I don't think 20 consecutive threads seeking suggestions on songs is wanted by anyone in this forum.

It's obvious that you do have an issue with the sticky though, so perhaps you have a better...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By AlanHB
You can impress people by being strong at the...

You can impress people by being strong at the fundamentals though. Having a good tone and rhythm can be enough to impress people, if that is your aim.

Unfortunately if you do not get strong at the...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By AlanHB
Just to address your issues Ronald: The reason...

Just to address your issues Ronald:



The reason we have a sticky for "Suggest me a song" is to avoid the forum being flooded with "Suggest me a song" threads.

To be clear, a "Suggest me a song"...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By AlanHB
I'm stepping down

Hi guys

I'm stepping down from moderating duties. I've been at it for about 6 years now and it's been great fun.

However some things have recently happened that are taking up all of my time. My...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-23-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By AlanHB
As Eastwin says above, listening is the only...

As Eastwin says above, listening is the only defiinitive way.

However when I was starting out I used to play the high E string, going up one fret at a time and playing the note until I found one...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-23-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By AlanHB
It's likely that the Messhuggah songs don't sound...

It's likely that the Messhuggah songs don't sound right either, considering the common techniques that they share with Smells Like Teen Spirit (I'm thinking power chords).

Slow down, turn down your...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By AlanHB
Good question. In the context of a song, the...

Good question.

In the context of a song, the chord structure will determine the key.

If the song feels like home or finished on a C major chord, it is likely to be in the key of C major, and your...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By AlanHB
Off the top of my head: Noel Gallagher - usually...

Off the top of my head:

Noel Gallagher - usually does "call and response". So vocals say a line, guitar takes a turn, vocals say a line, guitar takes a turn etc

Coldplay - usually plays the vocal...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By AlanHB
No worries mate. It's also worth checking the...

No worries mate. It's also worth checking the schools end of year report (if they have one) for things to use in the interview.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By AlanHB
Here's some general interview tips: It's...

Here's some general interview tips:

It's possible that they'll ask you why you want to work specifically for that school, so do your research beforehand and have some answers ready.

Also they're...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-20-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By AlanHB
I can explain further. Modes in themselves don't...

I can explain further.

Modes in themselves don't create moods.

Cheers
Alan
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By AlanHB
Suggest a song thread.

Suggest a song thread.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By AlanHB
It won't sound like a bass. By downtuning he has...

It won't sound like a bass. By downtuning he has gained a total of two extra notes (C and C#) over you. Kudos. The bass will sound like a bass, being way lower and having much thicker...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
That's not a good idea either. I don't think you...

That's not a good idea either. I don't think you guys have much experience in original bands.

Deciding on a sound is futile. The best result you will get is imitating a sound, just like you agreed...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
Good :) Comparing todays music scene against...

Good :)



Comparing todays music scene against the scene 50 years ago is futile, and the audience's expectations have changed. Perhaps back in the day when amplified instruments were new and...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
I don't think I said anything about relying on...

I don't think I said anything about relying on the closer to sell the band's sound. I'm simply stating it is your final chance to make an impression, and as an originals band, your priority should be...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
I reckon that's a horrible place to put a...

I reckon that's a horrible place to put a cover.

The last song of a set is your final chance to make an impression, it's usually one of your strongest songs. Often bands will play their current...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ One or two covers in an originals set can be...

^^^ One or two covers in an originals set can be fine, if it enhances the set rather than detracts from it. If it is the case that the only time the audience is dancing or paying attention to the...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By AlanHB
Whoever is telling you this obviously hasn't...

Whoever is telling you this obviously hasn't tried it in real life.

If you're playing a covers gig, the audience don't want to hear your original tracks. They want to get smashed to music they...
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