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  • in reply to: Zappa for President! #38133
    superblonde
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    The slogan sure has some miles on it, it’s interesting it has proven so popular. So many memes on ‘make america something something’. Even premier guitar had some ‘make america fingerpick again’ or something cheesy. It’s a bit strange because as a metalhead the last thing I want is for someone telling me “we’re gonna make everybody ______.”. I’m like: no way, you can’t make me do anything! lol Such a rebel without a cause, hah.


    MAB performing the USA National Anthem!

    Kanye is clearly messed up, mentally and chemically. I mean at first, years back, it was funny and ridiculous. Now it’s like, geez, hope he has professional psychologists monitoring him. Apparently his new album(s) are 100% bible focused.

    Clearly if there are no living beings suitable for the job then the appropriate choice is a member of the underworld including the undead. Too bad Rob Zombie or John 5 aren’t running.

    ozzy-for-president

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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    in reply to: Zappa for President! #38121
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    LOL, that’s pretty funny.

    Here is something I vaguely recall. Remember this?
    Joe Walsh. The Eagles axeman and solo rock star has actually run for president before, in 1980 — though his “Free Gas for Everyone” campaign was hardly the height of seriousness, and as a 33-year-old at the time, he was technically ineligible for the office anyway.

    joewalsh

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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    in reply to: New Song #38104
    superblonde
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    this song is cool, it takes off when the keyboards enter, and the guitar part sounds like pure tool riffage.
    I agree there’s something odd sounding about the first part but altho the bass is mixed loud and really aggressive tone I dont think it’s the bass itself, I think it’s the drum intro and drum tone which doesnt match the bass and so the bass sounds misplaced, so fixing the drums would make it smooth and fit. Thats only the intro though.
    The rest is cool.

    There’s a new song section at around 2:50 which seems kind of a sudden transition, maybe a break in between would be good.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Feel-good quotes on music #38103
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    I was looking up Mellencamp because of the other recent thread and came across a recent interview where he says this cool thing:

    JOHN MELLENCAMP: Well, I don’t really know how a 25-year-old guy would know that life would go on long after the thrill of living is gone. But I wrote those words. And I don’t know why I wrote ’em ’cause I clearly wouldn’t have understood that at that point in my life. And I was criticized for writing those words: “Mellencamp is writing songs discouraging people not to live life to the fullest.”

    I mean, you know, they were looking for anything to give me s*** about. Right? (laughs) But it turned out to be true. And for me it was very helpful because, I don’t know about you, but I want to do something every day. I want to learn something every day. I want to make something every day. I have to make something every day. Every day. Whether it’s a painting, whether it’s a song. Even if it’s just a couple sketches.I have to make something every day. And I also work out. And if I skip working out I feel guilty about it. If I go for a day and don’t make anything I feel guilty about it. It’s like, “You lazy bum. Get up there and get going.”

    Step 1. Get out of the lockdown pajamas
    Step 2. …

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Wrote a happy summer rock song #38098
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Wow, yeah! That’s the feeling I had when I wrote it, kind of nostalgic thinking back to my fun motorcycle rides. 😁 I put in a couple notes and chords that made it sound not perfectly harmonious. Also a big part of it is that I didn’t start on the 1 chord.

    I don’t know what I will do about recording real vocals. I try to sing thru it and, well.. lol. Ok I just played the Mellencamp song, I don’t recognize it but it does have a very similar song vibe. Maybe I can take Mellencamp’s vocal tone to try on my song. That’s a good tip.

    For one of my other songs, I’m getting a studio drummer to record real drums. Maybe I can get this one recorded in the future. Trying to work towards one or two real recorded tracks. Then I can distribute them on cassette, lol total nostalgia.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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    in reply to: Baby I Love Your Way (cover) #38094
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Fantastic. So mellow sounding. How do you like the delay tone so far on the pedal? It sounds like it could use more or a longer delay. I think the delay on my rk5 sounds really smooth. I haven’t got the knack of using the tap tempo with my foot yet.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: New Rock n Roll, 2020 Edition #38091
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Bob Dylan ‘s new album is sold out in record stores.


    Bob Dylan – I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You (Official Audio)

    Dylan opens at No. 2 with “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” his 39th studio album, which is his 23rd time in the Top 10.

    “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” Dylan’s first album of new songs in eight years — his last three have been collections of traditional pop standards — sold 51,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Music. Factoring in its three million streams, the LP was credited with the equivalent of 53,000 sales, according to the formula that Nielsen and Billboard now use to reconcile the different ways that fans consume music.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Let's Hear it for Female Guitarists #38087
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Los Angeles. Great playing.


    Anja Wade

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Feel-good quotes on music #38086
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    “Don’t despair over the music industry, if making music is what you’re going to do, and you can actually do it, meaning that you can make yourself do it, then you’re going to be just fine in music, because it is very difficult to find people who are creative, and who can stay the course, able to work in teams, are not insane, can read and write and all that stuff.” – Producer Fab DuPont, during a livestream today

    ..not insane, 😂

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Recommendations? #38084
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Guitar Pro 7 has the line-in feature although I havent used it. Sounds like it functions like a software amp plugin, for playing along to GP files, which could be very quick to set up, and allow direct plugging into the interface with good guitar tone. There’s no recording capability (yet).

    guitar-pro-7-line-in

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    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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    in reply to: Songwriting in small units of 4 #38077
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    There is one simple time signature change I want to try in my next song and that is to add a single measure of 2/4 (I think that is what I mean). Like an extra half bar at the end of a verse going into a chorus. So the length in 4/4 time would be 8.5 bars or 8 bars of 4/4 plus one bar of 2/4. This is something I think we hear often in good hard rock which sounds much cooler since it breaks out of the 4-measure pattern, but metronomes and drum practice loops don’t ever do this, so it is not part of typical practice. But with Guitar Pro it is dead easy to add in, as long as I know how to write it.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Songwriting in small units of 4 #38075
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    The difference is if the first 4 bars does or does not end with a cadence then followed by repeating the 1st bar. In the diagram the cadence is marked with HC. Also is the 1st bar different than the 5th bar. Seems like a very basic difference but music theory literally calls it “the basic phrase” and anything outside that pattern is no longer a basic phrase (I think, it is very hard to nail these things down, since theory books never explain). There’s a fundamental difference in how it sounds. 4+4 sounds totally pop, and annoying to me, like they say in fiction writing or poetry, “don’t beat your readers over the head with a repetitive message.” So in my example of 8 bars, it is not audibly divisible by 2 as easily, into 4+4, because there is no cadence at the 4th bar only at the 8th bar. Does that make sense?

    I was pondering this recently and came up with this analogy:

    . Pop is like writing in simple sentences. Everything is short. That is simple. It is basic. Everyone can understand it. It is probably easier to remember. Writing simply can be good. Writing in short sentences may be easier. Look how annoying it gets to read though. It would be annoying to listen to. Listening to 4 minutes of this would suck.

    . Avoiding the 4-measure pattern for a longer chord progression is like writing in compound sentences where the musical phrase can be longer and more complex, also allowing for subtle meaning, if there are lots of phrases added before the period of the sentence completes the idea (and even then it can have more phrases inside).

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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    in reply to: Learning a solo note-for-note #38071
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Any new observations from practicing solos Paul?
    As I’ve recently been playing a bit again, I always warm up with the Paranoid solo. Been playing that solo for a reaalllly long time now and still not able to get it at 100% tempo because of a couple pinky parts in the middle, yet still hopeful on progress….slow and steady..

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Dio – Holy Diver Guitar Cover #38070
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Fantastic video, the green screen really adds a lot to the polish of it, very cool.
    As far as video goes, the major improvement would be to look at the camera while playing. I also find it very hard to do without a ton more slow practice on each song so that I really know my hand position without looking most of the time. But it has a huge payoff in the end so it is worth it.
    Solid playing on the solo, you are well on your way to being a shredder already 😀

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    in reply to: Show Me The Way (cover) #38052
    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Sounds great, cool jam. The guitar tone fit right in. I guess that is an autowah? The leads sounded solid to me.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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