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by blutic1
June 5th, 2009, 12:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Keeping a band together
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Keeping a band together

I've been in several "bands" although only two actually made it out of the garage. It seems like just as we are about to book our first gig, someone quits, stops knowing their parts, or can't make it to practice; and the whole project derails. People say they are committed when you ask them but then...
by blutic1
April 22nd, 2008, 4:40 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Kryptonite

powertab has a good version
by blutic1
March 27th, 2008, 9:17 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Band Horror stories
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: Band Horror stories

It's not always bad. The group I'm in now is great. Noone complains or argues about song selection. Now if they would only learn their parts.....
by blutic1
March 25th, 2008, 12:37 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Band Horror stories
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: Band Horror stories

Funny - I've witnessed the same thing many times. The best players either die, get married, or go Christian. :wink:
by blutic1
March 24th, 2008, 5:43 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Band Horror stories
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: Band Horror stories

Ah the memories.
by blutic1
March 19th, 2008, 6:08 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Balanced vs. unbalanced
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Balanced vs. unbalanced

When making connections between the mixer, power amp, headphone amp, computer, etc. I try to use XLR's when possible. When not possible, I use TS 1/4" cords although most input/outputs are balanced and accommodate TRS and TS. I've never used TRS cords, but have read that they reduce noise. Is there ...
by blutic1
March 18th, 2008, 10:55 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: TASCAM DP-01 8-Track
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Re: TASCAM DP-01 8-Track

I'm currently using a computer to record my band's practices;mixer into the line in. Bad thing, we can only record onto one track. I've been debating getting a multitrack recorder like the boss 1600cd that can record up to 8 tracks at the same time, or alternatively, getting some sort of multiple in...
by blutic1
March 14th, 2008, 10:08 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Choosing a key
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Choosing a key

Any advice on how to decide what key to write a song in?
by blutic1
March 14th, 2008, 9:53 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Digitech GNX Support Group
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Digitech GNX Support Group

I've been using a GNX3 for the past few years and have not really dug too far into its capabilities. I mainly use it for the drum machine and for recording song ideas. I tend not to like using it live because some of the presets have vastly different volume levels. I don't suppose there is a simpler...
by blutic1
March 14th, 2008, 5:54 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Digitech GNX Support Group
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Digitech GNX Support Group

Any GNX users out there?
by blutic1
March 11th, 2008, 9:13 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: learning basic music theory
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: learning basic music theory

I think taking the time to study theory actually saves you a lot of time. I've played with guys that can learn and play tons of songs, but were limited when trying to create orignal music. If your goal is to be able to copy what others have done, you're already there. If you want to compose, I'd sug...
by blutic1
March 6th, 2008, 1:24 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: staying inside a mode
Replies: 15
Views: 4302

Re: staying inside a mode

You stay in D Dorian by keeping your focus on D Dorian. Sounds too simple to be true - but it really is that simple. Example: The bass and rhythm guitar are playing D and Dm for a section. You want a D Dorian solo. Doesn't matter if you use a C major pattern, D Dorian pattern, G mixo, A minor/Aeolia...
by blutic1
March 6th, 2008, 1:18 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Soloing/Scale question
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

Re: Soloing/Scale question

You need to either make or buy some jam tracks. These are great. http://www.cvls.com/guitarlessons.html The little booklets tell you what the chords are and give suggestions for scales to use. Once you get the hang of each type of scale and what feeling each produces, you will be ready to experiment.
by blutic1
March 6th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: interesting concept
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

interesting concept

I'm sure anyone reading this post has learned a major scale "pattern". I find it fascinating that you can use a single pattern to solo in major scale, a minor scale, AND all the modes; in every key! All you need to know is where to begin.
by blutic1
March 6th, 2008, 10:41 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes: I'm losing my mind and need kind help!
Replies: 34
Views: 6123

Re: Modes: I'm losing my mind and need kind help!

After spending a couple years on this forum and hours and hours reading about modes from dozens of sources (including Noteboat's book), the light bulb finally went on. Now that I understand and can actually use modes, IMHO it's not worth fooling with. Sure it's nice to learn all you can about music,...