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Forum: Bandleading Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By AlanHB
Yeah man. In the case you have only one channel,...

Yeah man. In the case you have only one channel, put only vocals through it, with just a little but of guitar so that the singer can pitch off it. Of all the instruments in the band it is the only...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By AlanHB
To further the comments above, once you get past...

To further the comments above, once you get past "what" they are playing, try figuring out "why" they are playing those specific notes with reference to the key and chord structure.

The "why" is...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By AlanHB
Sure, they favoured major, minor and pentatonic...

Sure, they favoured major, minor and pentatonic scales.

Jimmy Page doesn't favour certain keys, the key of a song is usually determined by the singer's vocal range. It's no biggy either way, all...
Forum: Bandleading 05-26-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By AlanHB
I'm a strict believer that original bands play...

I'm a strict believer that original bands play originals, cover bands play covers. If an originals band plays a cover, the audience will like it more than your originals, partially because they...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By AlanHB
Yeah like Sean says, start easy and go from...

Yeah like Sean says, start easy and go from there
there. I started on Nirvana, Green Day and other tunes.

I used to also play a game with the radio where I would try to figure out the chord...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By AlanHB
I'm going to guess that you haven't been in a...

I'm going to guess that you haven't been in a band before, because you're pretty attached to the music you've written. As you write more you'll become less attached, and will be willing to try out...
Forum: Bandleading 05-24-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By AlanHB
If a person makes you feel uncomfortable - tell...

If a person makes you feel uncomfortable - tell them. They'll eithet be a jerk about it or stop doing it. Either way it'll bring an end to the situation.

Anyways you guys are doing the cover band...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-22-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By AlanHB
Your facebook status is pretty useful too.

Your facebook status is pretty useful too.
Forum: Bandleading 05-19-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By AlanHB
Why not play something you already know? For...

Why not play something you already know?

For your first performance you should pick something you you know back to front, something you can play in your sleep. If you must play Eruption, play it...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,864
Posted By AlanHB
Theory is hard to learn if you don't have a...

Theory is hard to learn if you don't have a reason for learning or applying it - there needs to be a tangible benefit for the player from using it.

For me personally I recall thinking in school that...
Forum: Bandleading 05-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By AlanHB
I know you're the greatest muso in the world, but...

I know you're the greatest muso in the world, but you may need to make some concessions and play with those beneath your level.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-11-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By AlanHB
Nope. Step 1: Identify what key or mode the song...

Nope.

Step 1: Identify what key or mode the song is in.
Step 2: Play the scale or mode assoicated with it.

If you want to get a different aound from the parent scale, use accidentals or a different...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-11-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By AlanHB
Don't think about "C major in F...

Don't think about "C major in F Lydian".

Think about C major, or F lydian.

If the key is C major, use C major.

If the mode is F lydian, use F lydian.


And yes, the notes are correct, but if you...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By AlanHB
The answer is yes, you are completely correct....

The answer is yes, you are completely correct.

If you learn how scales are constructed, or for noobs like me, the pattern on the fretboard for each of the scales, it's only a matter of figuring out...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-05-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By AlanHB
Yeah that's going down in Aussie institutions now...

Yeah that's going down in Aussie institutions now too. Pretty amusing.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By AlanHB
Actually I do have a question. Approximately...

Actually I do have a question.

Approximately what percentage of Berklee students play gigs outside of course requirements/off campus?
Of that percentage that play non Jazz or Classical gigs?
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By AlanHB
Congrats dude! Good luck with everything. Are...

Congrats dude! Good luck with everything.

Are you happy/excited?
Forum: Musician Talk 04-29-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By AlanHB
Congrats on getting into music school. Like all...

Congrats on getting into music school.

Like all qualifications, your success will be determined by what you do outside of it. This means that in addition to fulfilling your class requirements and...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
Sick. If you are correct do you have anything to...

Sick. If you are correct do you have anything to add to the topic?
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
As his further information doesn't match the...

As his further information doesn't match the initial example, it's a clarification.

As for Lukather, he was in high demand as a session guitarist prior to Toto. Perhaps this doesn't match the "fame"...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
It's one example, which doesn't form part of the...

It's one example, which doesn't form part of the question. He's clarified further now anyway.

This difference in interpretation is something you will have to learn to deal with.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Ahh cool. Mate, labels only invest in...

^^^ Ahh cool.

Mate, labels only invest in artists that have already seen a level of success without them. So ignoring the fact that most labels don't accept unsolicited demos, the chances of them...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Read it however you want mate. This is the...

^^^ Read it however you want mate. This is the question.



Did Steve Lukather gain fame with guitar only? Yes.
Did he later gain fame singing? Yes.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Nope - although guitar is his primary...

^^^ Nope - although guitar is his primary instrument is was his singing and songwriting that brought him success.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-25-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
Nope, but he was known as a guitarist, which is...

Nope, but he was known as a guitarist, which is what the question is seeking info on.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-25-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By AlanHB
Well Jimi Hendrix followed that path. So did...

Well Jimi Hendrix followed that path. So did Steve Lukather.

But neither did it intentionally. The truth is that most of the session guitarists can sing quite well, because they're more likely to...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By AlanHB
^^^ Yeah, you don't need an app to play with...

^^^ Yeah, you don't need an app to play with backing track. You don't need to pay someone to create them either.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By AlanHB
Can you find the key of a song yet?

Can you find the key of a song yet?
Forum: Musician Talk 04-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By AlanHB
TS your favourite guitarists are probably using...

TS your favourite guitarists are probably using the same approach as you (thinking of the progression as one key).

But they're also thinking about the chords that they are playing over, phrasing,...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,420
Posted By AlanHB
Sure art is subjective - I don't think I ever...

Sure art is subjective - I don't think I ever claimed otherwise.

My issue is with people pushing the idea upon me that something was good, and stating that I didn't get it if I disagree.
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