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Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,825
Posted By CarsonStevens
Where I live, engineers make more than that right...

Where I live, engineers make more than that right out of college. I'm at the point in my career where I've tripled it.

Your call, dude.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By CarsonStevens
That's not true, especially if you put your stuff...

That's not true, especially if you put your stuff on YouTube.

I've been contacted by representation of an artist whose song I covered, wanting to know if I had the proper licenses, and I'm as...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By CarsonStevens
How do you know the stage is level? The...

How do you know the stage is level?

The drummer's drooling out of both corners of his mouth.

Why do you keep the bassist around?

Somebody's gotta translate for the drummer.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,677
Posted By CarsonStevens
Dude, he's doing it on purpose. Sean nailed it,...

Dude, he's doing it on purpose. Sean nailed it, although his willingness to think maybe it's a mental illness is a bit of a stretch.

Will's pulling exactly what I'd do if I wanted to troll this...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By CarsonStevens
That's how I feel about it. I'm writing surf...

That's how I feel about it. I'm writing surf rock music at the moment, despite the fact that it's a relic of a decade that's fifty years old right now. **** off. I enjoy it no matter how "tired"...
Forum: Bandleading 10-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's the job of both the drummer and the...

It's the job of both the drummer and the "fkn bassist" to lock together to form the rhythmic foundation of the song. If they're off, then it doesn't sound right.



Pretty high, as your own anecdote...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By CarsonStevens
Erm, isn't this basically like twenty...

Erm, isn't this basically like twenty poll/opinion threads rolled into one? Aren't those against the rules? And some of these questions are re-hashes of recent threads that were locked for turning...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,141
Posted By CarsonStevens
...reading over the chorale thread that seems to...

...reading over the chorale thread that seems to be part of the focus of this whole thing, a couple of things stood out to me.

It reminded me of a thread from an old Half-Life mod whose community I...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,141
Posted By CarsonStevens
I disagree, unfortunately. This assumes that...

I disagree, unfortunately.

This assumes that there is a 'collective' that understands 'proper' behavior and that everyone agrees on what it is, and also that the sound and fury of such a collective...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,141
Posted By CarsonStevens
I don't know if I'd say anything is wrong with...

I don't know if I'd say anything is wrong with MT, but there's definitely a divide.

(As an aside, I have a hard time considering Will a new user considering his join date. That said, let's move...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By CarsonStevens
Yes. That was my understanding as...

Yes.



That was my understanding as well.



Absolutely, however since Session Mode never ends until you quit to the menu, you pretty much decide for yourself how and when your melodies resolve. So...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-26-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By CarsonStevens
Well, for one thing, if I'm playing in C major...

Well, for one thing, if I'm playing in C major but I'm starting on the third and resolving to the fifth, am I in a different scale/key? (I'm asking that honestly, because I don't know the answer.) ...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,905
Posted By CarsonStevens
such as?* Personally I love how this discussion...

such as?*

Personally I love how this discussion keeps moving the goalposts. We started with "is music math?" and now we're on whether or not a melody being "good" is subjective. Isn't that where...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,905
Posted By CarsonStevens
It is quite possible to program a computer to...

It is quite possible to program a computer to write melodies that follow the various conventional rules of melodic construction. Some of those melodies will be great, some of them will be eh, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 2,905
Posted By CarsonStevens
They're working on that. It's a branch of...

They're working on that. It's a branch of artificial intelligence research called 'fuzzy logic', and also the basis of quantum computing, IIRC. If your choice is truly random, every programming...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By CarsonStevens
IIRC the game doesn't suggest any scales. You...

IIRC the game doesn't suggest any scales. You can mix whatever scale you like over whatever changes you like.

And yeah, root changes aren't the same as a key change. In a root change all you're...
Forum: Bandleading 09-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By CarsonStevens
I didn't bother with "when do I have...

I didn't bother with "when do I have to?" - I set up a bank account right away for all of my side projects (I write games, make animations, music, video clips, all that jazz) and declared my...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By CarsonStevens
...and I'm going to back Alan up and say that I...

...and I'm going to back Alan up and say that I really don't think these are key changes that you're talking about. How, exactly, do you know you're changing keys and what is going on onscreen that...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,056
Posted By CarsonStevens
As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session...

As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session mode, I just want to add that I don't think you understand what's happening, because in my experience you don't change keys in session mode without...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By CarsonStevens
...and unless he memorized it really quickly,...

...and unless he memorized it really quickly, chances are he forgot it the moment he left the practice space. Whereas if he wrote it down, he could take it home and practice if need be.

At least,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,934
Posted By CarsonStevens
Seems to me like potheads are always looking to...

Seems to me like potheads are always looking to justify their habit. And it's funny how often the topic comes up. Almost like pot has an effect on their memory or something. :D
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By CarsonStevens
I personally think enough is enough when you've...

I personally think enough is enough when you've got some teenager who can't finish a song because he feels like he can't be "original" with only twelve notes, or is wracking his brains to figure out...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 521
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's hard to explain without visual aids. But...

It's hard to explain without visual aids. But ultimately, you're right. It was off and I had to re-record it, so it didn't actually save me any time. I should have just recorded the whole thing in...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 965
Posted By CarsonStevens
Probably not the best example out there as we're...

Probably not the best example out there as we're still completely unheard of, but my current band is a cover band. We try to play the songs as close to the originals as possible... but we also throw...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 521
Posted By CarsonStevens
I tried this once in order to record a song...

I tried this once in order to record a song extremely quickly. It sounded like crap because even if you're playing in time to a click/percussion, your timing is still imperfect enough that any...
Forum: Recordings 08-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By CarsonStevens
dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs,...

dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs, one of which is a bass. They're free, so check them out.
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By CarsonStevens
You can also program your drum tracks directly in...

You can also program your drum tracks directly in Reaper (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1382982).
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,503
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: 385
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: 50
Views: 1,535
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...
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