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by Crow
September 27th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

You're suggesting that some day science will prove that genes control all this. Fine. Some day science will prove that Mitt Romney is a unicorn. What im saying is no matter what I do be it environmental, practice whatever at the end of the day I can only get to a certain level of proficiency and any...
by Crow
September 27th, 2012, 7:06 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

Your looking at this as if one and only one gene controls things and that's not how it works. No, I'm not. (What have I written that could make you think that?) You're looking at this as if some gene or combination of genes controls things, and that's not how it works. A musical prodigy may have mu...
by Crow
September 27th, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

Not sure what you man by "base processes." My point is, genetics ain't destiny. That's not a belief, it's a fact. Presence or absence of the BRCA1 gene does not by itself guarantee whether you'll get breast cancer or not. That's just one example. Environment is infinitely variable, and even if we fi...
by Crow
September 27th, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

cnev wrote:Genes control every chemical reaction in your body and all those reactions control "everything " you do.
Not so. Genes are only part of the equation. Everything, always, is a combination of genes and environment -- nature and nurture.
by Crow
September 26th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: A rhythm-section thread
Replies: 12
Views: 5880

Re: A rhythm-section thread

SO much good stuff in that post. ...it really boils down to listening to the other musicians (which is the key to everything musical, really)... Yes. In theory everyone's a rhythm-section player, listening to everyone else; in reality the rhythm guys have to listen to one another first and foremost,...
by Crow
September 26th, 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

...just beacuse geneticists haven't found the link doesn't make it does not exist the same as me saying it does, doesn't make it so. The only genetic facts are the ones they know and they probably know less than .0000000001% about genes and how they interact etc. Right. We've mapped the whole human...
by Crow
September 26th, 2012, 8:11 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: A rhythm-section thread
Replies: 12
Views: 5880

Re: A rhythm-section thread

Ahem. The thread's really not about critiquing other peoples' music. The rhythm section on what I've heard is solid. That's all I care about.... The next Monday, he proceeded to say be ready for Sunday. He gave me a bass to practice with on Thursday. A big honking six string Ibanez. What a great int...
by Crow
September 26th, 2012, 7:58 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

...it may be more a cultural thing than strictly a race issue. Culture is learned behavior. Language is a part of culture. No one pops out of the womb speaking French -- or playing blues. Anyone can learn a language, and most people say that music is a language. One might learn it with an accent --...
by Crow
September 24th, 2012, 5:42 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Complete slide newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 3993

Re: Complete slide newbie

What are you using for a slide? I have found that heavier slides (and heavier strings) make slide playing more satisfying. I try to set up .012s so that I can slide or fret at will -- on electrics & acoustics alike. Open tunings RULE on slide, but I can see the utility of playing slide in standard t...
by Crow
September 18th, 2012, 11:02 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8571

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

Without trying to sound racist - They GOT IT, and we don't. Sorry. It's a shame that their culture moved away from guitar-centric music. Imagine what those rap and hip-hop artists could have done in the Blues genre! Our loss! Was hoping someone else might respond, but... If "they GOT IT' and we don...
by Crow
September 14th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What Do You Think Of Tabs?
Replies: 54
Views: 10959

Re: What Do You Think Of Tabs?

Crow when you say you play with alot of non-readers are you in some sort of professional environment, orchestra or something? I'm wondering how you would know if they read music or not by playing with someone? My first band, back in the days of REAL punk rock, couldn't read music. My spouse, my mus...
by Crow
September 13th, 2012, 8:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What Do You Think Of Tabs?
Replies: 54
Views: 10959

Re: What Do You Think Of Tabs?

I consider tablature a necessary evil if you play with people who can't read music, which I do as often as possible. At least it shows non-readers where to put their fingers; I can take them the rest of the way. Music is more than where your fingers go. Standard notation can do everything tabs can d...
by Crow
September 11th, 2012, 5:46 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Which Marshall amp should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: Which Marshall amp should I get?

s1120 wrote:.. Its punk rock you like/want? play what you have/can get! Thats the point of Punk IMHO. Play what you like, how you like it.
+1
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Some advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 3794

Re: Some advice.

EzraplaysEzra wrote:Working in a studio I play with a lot of different types of musicians. There is a subset in this current generation of Shredder who CAN NOT play with anyone other than a metronome or a backing track - they CAN NOT play in a live situation.
No. Please tell me you're kidding.
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 4954

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

s1120 wrote:Woooooh man are you crazy!!!!
Didn't know what I was doing at the time. Politics, never again. Not even lawn mowers. Picks & strings are about all I can handle any more. :)