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by BADEAR1
June 11th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Getting in the Right Key
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Re: Getting in the Right Key

I was in the studio with David Hodge a year or two ago, singing the vocals for Complete Idiot's Guide to Something or Other. There was no intro to the track, just the count off. As a lark I just started singing the song. Lo and behold I nailed the starting note and sang the track. That was weird. B...
by BADEAR1
June 11th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Getting in the Right Key
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Re: Getting in the Right Key

Hi All I can sing in tune and seem to be able to sing in a number of keys as well. Which is my best key I'm not quite sure yet but i do have a problem. Though I sing in tune I seem unable to 'hit' my chosen key when asked to sing. I'm either either above or below the choosen key by a semitone, perh...
by BADEAR1
June 1st, 2013, 4:23 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Getting in the Right Key
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Getting in the Right Key

Hi All I can sing in tune and seem to be able to sing in a number of keys as well. Which is my best key I'm not quite sure yet but i do have a problem. Though I sing in tune I seem unable to 'hit' my chosen key when asked to sing. I'm either either above or below the choosen key by a semitone, perha...
by BADEAR1
May 1st, 2013, 3:21 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Out and In; Key drifting
Replies: 3
Views: 3595

Re: Out and In; Key drifting

Yeah you're probably right Neil but it's still scary. Another 'thing' that gives me the jitters is singing in different keys. I find I can sing some songs comfortably in a pariticular key but other songs require me to change Key. It's when I have to make this transition from one Key to another that ...
by BADEAR1
April 17th, 2013, 3:33 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Out and In; Key drifting
Replies: 3
Views: 3595

Out and In; Key drifting

Hello Everybody I've got to a stage where I'd be confident enough singing and playing my guitar in front of friends or a small audience but I'm scared about a problem I've noticed when I'm singing and playing the guitar at home. For example if I move from a small bedroom to a larger one I seem to ha...
by BADEAR1
March 22nd, 2013, 5:35 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hearing 'things'?
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Hearing 'things'?

Hello Everybody I've got to a stage where I'd be confident enough singing and playing my guitar in front of friends or a small audience but I'm scared about a problem I've noticed when I'm singing and playing the guitar at home. For example if I move from a small bedroom to a larger one I seem to ha...
by BADEAR1
February 17th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment

Oh is that what it is? Now I understand. Thanks I'll try that.
by BADEAR1
January 26th, 2013, 4:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment

What do you mean when you say,'tune it down a step'. I dont understand?
by BADEAR1
January 13th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Buzzing & Bridge Adjustment

Hi
I've got a n old 12 string acoustic guitar with an adjustable bridge. Can anyone suggest how I should adjust the bridge so that I can stop the A string buzzing on certain frets and also make it possible to hold those barre chords down with much less force.
by BADEAR1
January 13th, 2013, 3:06 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What is the 'bass line'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: What is the 'bass line'?

Thank You! I'll check it out.
by BADEAR1
January 11th, 2013, 3:51 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What is the 'bass line'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: What is the 'bass line'?

Hi Thanks for replying. I think I kinda 'get it'. Correct me if I'm wrong. 'We' are trying to match a single note to, as yet, an unidentified chord. If one of these bass notes 'resonates' (feels it's at home) with a particular chord then identify what the note is, i.e C, D,E, F, etc and that tells m...
by BADEAR1
January 10th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What is the 'bass line'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: What is the 'bass line'?

Hi Thank's for taking the time to reply. I sort of get where you're coming from but I havent got a bass-guitar. The advice I've taken doesnt mention anything about a bass-guitar so what's he/she talking about? I thought he/she meant me to 'pick' the melody line of the song from those deep, heavy thi...
by BADEAR1
January 10th, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What is the 'bass line'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

What is the 'bass line'?

Hi guys & gals I'm acting on bits and pieces of advice from various music websites on how to work out the chords in a song by ear, playing and listening to the melody etc and one guy advises that I work out the 'bass line' of the song as one way of getting to grips with this kind of problem. Unfortu...
by BADEAR1
November 27th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: CHORD CHANGING
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: CHORD CHANGING

Hi Jake I've just read your response to my email (27.11.2012) which I posted a week or two ago; thanks for taking time out to reply. I must say your explanation was 'brilliant' and very well written. What you said so clearly was actually close to what I was actually thinking but until somebody else ...
by BADEAR1
November 2nd, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: CHORD CHANGING
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: CHORD CHANGING

Hi I see what your saying -- and come to think of it -- it kinda makes sense. It's as if at a particular juncture of the song the melody flies off in a different direction and consequently appears 'foreign'' to the ear. Perhaps I need to listen a little more closely to the melody in order to detect ...