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  • in reply to: Toto #38061
    bdickens
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    You may like this better:

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Songwriting in small units of 4 #38043
    bdickens
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    There are a lot of techniques to break the “tyrany of four” worth experimenting with.

    Odd time signatures.

    Change time signatures.

    Add a 1, 2 or 3 measure “tag” at the end of a verse or chorus.

    Odd length intro, bridge or chorus.

    Use the same 4x repeat, but construct a 3 (or 5 or 6) measure phrase.

    Lengthen a section by half (ie, 1 1/2 verse.

    I have used all of these techniques at some time or another, sometimes in combination. Often quite by accident, as I tend to write in a very “stream of consciousness” way.

    One reason the “tyrany of four” is so prevalent is that it is natural. We gravitate towards even, symmetrical patterns. They just “feel right.”

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Its Been Awhile Need Help Playing Again #37877
    bdickens
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    Oh, yeah. Stretching AFTER a workout is even more important than before.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: CV-19 theme songs haha #37607
    bdickens
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    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: CV-19 theme songs haha #37606
    bdickens
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    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: CV-19 theme songs haha #37605
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    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: activities with a low risk of contracting coronavirus #37596
    bdickens
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    That’s pretty cool.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Recommendations? #37517
    bdickens
    Participant

    Neither one of those interfaces is anywhere near the upper crust. Either one will get you good results.

    There are so many worthwhile options available it all boils down to personal preference.

    As far as what else you might need, it depends on what you want to do.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: activities with a low risk of contracting coronavirus #37513
    bdickens
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    I’m not interested in any dang Corona virus. I’m holding out for the Shiner Virus:

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    in reply to: Led Zeppelin didn’t steal “Stairway” after all #37506
    bdickens
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    “Many Years ago I heard some renaissance musicians play a song that was really close live, they explained it was very similar to STH….”

    The chord progression is at least that old, if not older.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Guitar Pro vs Sibelius #37221
    bdickens
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    Sibelius is aimed at “serious” composers. Not rock guitar players.

    Plus, it’s from Avid. The people who bring you ProFools, the “industry standard” DAW that with every new release excitedly announces “innovative new features” that every other DAW on the market had 10 years ago.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Best Pedals for Metal and Rock #37202
    bdickens
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    👍 on the video from JHS on the Bheringer pedals.

    I got the tuner & noise gate pedals based on this video.

    I really admire this guy’s honesty; he runs a company making high end boutique pedals and comes out publicly saying that these $25 pedals are worth getting.

    Byron Dickens

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    in reply to: Old Folk Songs #36692
    bdickens
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    It’s folk songs, so it’s not like it really matters. There is often 70 bazillion versions of them, all radically different.

    I’d say work out arrangements for yourself however they are easy to play for you. Or challenging. Whatever floats your boat.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Doug in peril! #36626
    bdickens
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    Yikes! I’ll take hurricanes over wildfire any day.

    Byron Dickens

    in reply to: Non PC Songs from Yesteryear #36618
    bdickens
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    Easily 2/3 of Ted Nugent’s back catalog.

    Byron Dickens

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