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Forum: Bandleading 07-05-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Dutch_Apples
It's not hard to find practice spot, it's just...

It's not hard to find practice spot, it's just hard to keep it!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By Dutch_Apples
If you'll be making good money, get all of them.

If you'll be making good money, get all of them.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I agree with tr3nt. A Shure 57 with an M-Audio...

I agree with tr3nt. A Shure 57 with an M-Audio Interface will costs about $300 and be able to fit your needs.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Dutch_Apples
How about providing a realistic budget of what...

How about providing a realistic budget of what you can afford? The cheapest PA system I've ever used costs about $200 and sounded like $200....and had the reliability of what a $200 provides. You can...
Forum: Bandleading 01-12-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Dutch_Apples
In any band I have been in, our "band...

In any band I have been in, our "band fund" went to promotional materials or design costs so we saw an investment return short term. Start saving to buy your own gear.
Forum: Bandleading 01-12-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Also think about this...if you aren't using CDs...

Also think about this...if you aren't using CDs anymore, what makes you think your audience still is? I've received dozens of free CDs over the last 2 years and many of them remain sealed/unplayed....
Forum: Musician Talk 10-23-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Have you actually went into a music store and...

Have you actually went into a music store and tried these out? I wouldn't spend $750 on any piece of gear otherwise. I have a bias towards Iron Cobras..but for good reason. I think the rebound and...
Forum: Bandleading 10-23-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Dutch_Apples
There's a difference between a band and a group...

There's a difference between a band and a group of "musicians" talking about music. You can't really kick him out of a band that doesn't exist. Also neither this band or his relationship with his...
Forum: Bandleading 10-23-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Dutch_Apples
It may sound crazy, but you should be happy a...

It may sound crazy, but you should be happy a dozen people come to see you. Sometimes you'll do a show for NO audience.

Do what kyle62 and also check out what's happening in your community. In...
Forum: Bandleading 06-01-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Don't forget any equipment.

Don't forget any equipment.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Get a teacher.

Get a teacher.
Forum: Bandleading 02-15-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Dutch_Apples
+1, but I should mention you should never feel...

+1, but I should mention you should never feel the need to stay with a band just because they are your friends.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I give my students 3 ways to learn all the notes...

I give my students 3 ways to learn all the notes after giving them a diagram:

1. Play all (insert note here) on the fret board... So E string open 12th fret, A string 7th fret, etc.
2. Memorize one...
Forum: Bandleading 02-14-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Why in the hell are you doing two Dio covers? Are...

Why in the hell are you doing two Dio covers? Are you playing a washed up 80's metal bar?
Forum: Bandleading 02-14-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Dutch_Apples
The 3 one hour sets thing is pretty typical. Here...

The 3 one hour sets thing is pretty typical. Here are the songs I KNOW can entertain a crowd regardless of the age group:

1. Don't Stop Believing
2. Sweet Caroline
3. Margarittaville
4. Brown Eyed...
Forum: Bandleading 02-12-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By Dutch_Apples
This is a lot different than actually learning...

This is a lot different than actually learning songs for an audition, but some techniques are the same. I once had to learn 14 songs in 2 days that I had never heard before. At that point, The CD was...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,549
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Woah, I made this thread awhile ago! Things have...

Woah, I made this thread awhile ago! Things have changed now. I lost the fedora and drag gig and now sport a trendy pair of jeans, T-shirt, and put a blazer on between sets.
Forum: Bandleading 01-29-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Dutch_Apples
The music was actually decent. However the crowd...

The music was actually decent. However the crowd size is pathetic. I consider this background music, but you can still have fun with it by interacting more.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-28-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Dutch_Apples
A book on music therapy may interest you.

A book on music therapy may interest you.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Dutch_Apples
How do I get more students?

I've tried ads through the newspaper, bullentin boards, myspace, and Craig's List. So far, Craig's List has been the most succesful...it costs a lot less than paper ads and I generally received 10...
Forum: Bandleading 01-21-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Dutch_Apples
The amount of money doesn't matter, it's the...

The amount of money doesn't matter, it's the principle.

If he performed at the gig, he should not be refunded. However if he quit before the gig, he should be refunded.

To prevent things like this...
Forum: Bandleading 01-16-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By Dutch_Apples
"Training" other musicians in your band...

"Training" other musicians in your band is okay if you are a "begineer" band, however I would not waste my time with it now. Never be afraid of kicking someone out because they are your friend. I've...
Forum: The Pit 01-07-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,491
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I've been buying CDs since 1994. At one point, I...

I've been buying CDs since 1994. At one point, I was buying a new one every 2 weeks. WAY too many to list. Now I just buy them when I see a good deal or am too impatient to wait until I get home for...
Forum: The Pit 12-25-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,305
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Best: My parents helped put a down payment on a...

Best: My parents helped put a down payment on a new car for me and a lot of liquor.

Worst: A "YuleLog" candy from my grandpop. He gave the same thing to my brother and gave a can of mixed nuts to my...
Forum: Bandleading 12-21-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I worked as a sound engineer over the summer. I...

I worked as a sound engineer over the summer. I can tell you that the bands that were NOT picky about monitors were often the worst bands both musically and professionally. You can use some JBL Eons...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Dutch_Apples
You should major in English.

You should major in English.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I attended Berklee for 2 years without a...

I attended Berklee for 2 years without a scholarship and I charge $100/month for (4) 30 minute lessons. Doesn't matter if the student travels to my house or not. Most of my students have been in the...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Phoenix Online?

Phoenix Online?
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Dutch_Apples
Dutch Apples has a breakdown

I occasionally post a career thread ever so often depending on how I'm doing in my life.

Here's the current situation. I was laid off from my sound engineering job last month and then got hired...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Dutch_Apples
I worked at a MAJOR nightclub that had a Jamiacan...

I worked at a MAJOR nightclub that had a Jamiacan theme and is a very demanded place to perform for reggae bands (we have one that flies in from Florida just to play.) I ran sound for a lot of them....
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