Does anyone else have a cereal addiction? For me, if it's in the house, I can eat an entire box of it. It doesn't matter what kind, I will eat it--but Lucky Charms and Reeses Puffs are the worst. I have absolutely NO self-control. If you're like me, what is your favorite cereal, and what is the most you've eaten at one time?
First you need to figure out what key the song is in. When you're soloing, you use a scale based on that key. For example, if the song is in E major, you could use an E pentatonic scale or an E blues scale. There are lots of different scales you can use, but start out with these.
You have to be tough with him. If you have a show coming up, remind him how close it is and how much you need to practice. If not, say you have another drummer in mind (even if you don't), and you'd really like to keep him in the band, but if he keeps blowing you off you're going to have to replace him.
Yup guess it depends on the people...i dated my bass player and almost as soon as we started dating he slacked off and started being late for practice-or making up lame excuses about why he couldn't come. Which shows that he just joined the band for one reason...and it wasn't the music.
It's ok for strumming, but if you ever want to get into faster playing it's pretty much impossible to do with just your thumb. Keep doing what you like, but try the pick too just so you can get used to it for later. Also try fingerpicking (using your thumb, index, middle and ring fingers)-sounds really good on acoustic.
Sometimes I can get the E string pretty close to a high E without hearing it, but it's probably b/c it's almost programmed into my mind after hearing it so much. I almost always use a tuner to be on the safe side, and NEVER go without one for shows or recording!!
You should definitely talk to your first band before joining the other one. You should also make sure your practices aren't going to conflict with each other. I had someone in my band join another band one time, and he just randomly started talking about it one day like it was nothing. I was really ticked off (but then again, it probably didn't help that I was also dating him)!
Anyway, you should most definitely stay true to your first band, but if they are totally ok with you joining another, go ahead and give it a try.
Try to pick one day a week that everyone can commit to a practice. That way you don't have to call them all the time, and you guys will just have an agreement as to the time and place you practice every week. As for the bass player, tell him you think he's good and that his style would really fit your band and ask him if he can make it to your practices once a week. That way he'll know point blank that you want him in the band, and he'll tell you if he doesn't want to be.
Not really familiar with too many of the songs in your setlist, but just make sure you have a list of songs that shows your versatility.
It's probably buzzing b/c the action is too high. If it is like a strat, then the truss rod is at the top of the neck right below the tuning pegs. You need to get an allen wrench and turn the truss rod to the right-only do it a little bit at a time though so you don't warp your bass the other way. Just turn it a little and test it out each time until the buzzing stops.
I saw somebody talking about those but I don't know how it works... I know my intervals but I don't know the Melodic/Harmonic thing... isn't it a kind of minor scale loll??
You got the intervals confused with the scales. There's also a such thing as melodic and harmonic minor scales-in harmonic minor, the 7th is raised going up and down the scale, and in melodic minor the 6th and 7th are raised going up and lowered again going down. (I knew I would learn something with this whole college thing... )
You should definitely use a metronome. Pick something you want to learn and start out as slow as you can play it w/o messing up, then when you feel like you have it, turn it up one or 2 notches. It takes FOREVER, but it works. I learned Flight of the Bumblebee like that, and it took 3 hours to even get it near speed.
I have been playing guitar for a while and I feel like I'm pretty good at blues-rock type stuff, but lately I feel like I'm stuck playing nothing but pentatonic and blues scales, and that my solos don't have much originality. I've experimented with the major scale and gotten pretty good at that, but what would your suggestions be about what to learn next? Also, any practicing suggestions would be much appreciated!
Start out advertising to people you know and tell them you'll give them a good deal on lessons since you're still a student. And if you start teaching, my advice is be prepared!! Have stuff in mind that you're going to do before the lesson so you don't just have dead lesson time...there's nothing worse!
Tell him you don't think you guys are a good fit right now but you still want to get together and play sometimes...that way, even if you don't, he won't feel quite as bad. It's best to do it as soon as possible though because the longer you wait the worse it will be. Just make it seem like it's more your issue, not because he isn't a good guitarist.
Used to think I would always want to be in a band, but after playing with lots of different musicians, I've found that solo is a lot easier...you can do exactly the style of music you want to! My ideal situation would be to play as a solo artist with a backup band. That way you can have the best of both worlds...