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Any Musicians Out There ??

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Ruralfarmboy, Aug 22, 2017.

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    my band some years ago was T.BIAS - pronunce like the bone (in french "teebia")


    (sorry, the sound quality is terrible)
    I'm the one on the keys, that show was for a friend's birthday. I'm not so sober while playing :/



    If you roam in the linked channel you should find my daughter and son playing Dad's instrument :)
     
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    Hi there! I've been singing since I was little and just started playing guitar some years ago. Been writing a few songs - though I haven't posted them online yet. Mostly play acoustic guitar and some piano :D
     
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    @daRinze : I like your frontman's shirt!! Right up my street.
    très bien!!
     
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    Hi y'all
    So as promised to @Ruralfarmboy I start with my 3 acoustics:

    The hoefner did belong to my father and his father before him and was the first guitar I got my hands on hoefner.jpg .
    Next one is a cheapish kirkland cutaway.
    kirkland.jpg
    The last is my nylon.
    hellweg.jpg
     
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    WoW ! Nice ! Yer first one... passed down to ya, ya say ?
    My Granfather had an archtop acoustic very like mine. Wish i'd'a got to have it.

    Yer third... Nylon.
    Play classical, I take it ?
     
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    Musician, choose your instrument !
    But choose it well !

    D'you want whole flocks of girls running at you ?
    Try the trombone, some say it works. ;)


    Get also billions of hot chicks with the accordion - it's normal, it's a french instrument.



    D'you want to rest quiet at home, without those billions of groupies screaming and shouting around you?
    Try the bass, some say it works (it's normal, actually bass is not a musical instrument and here is the proof). ;)

    (ps) I love the bassists. Yes. I love them truly, when they shut down their amp. [​IMG]
     
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    I play guitar. Have had a recording contract in the past. Released 2 cds, compilation songs, and wrote 2 other songs for a friends band
     
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    **bump up***

    For @Jayson ... didn't know if ya saw this thread, fun stuff !
     
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    I play violin in an orchestra and a quartet. :) I'm playing at a wedding tomorrow. I also play the tiniest bit of guitar, and I sing a little.
     
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    Bit of an update, 60th Parallel have had a fall out with the producer they were working with and the single/album have been canned. A waste of a whole years worth of recording... grrrr... at least we never parted with any cash!!
    But on the plus side, we've secured a gig supporting Thee Hypnotics...

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    I play flute and piano as well as sing. I've always wanted to learn to play the cello, but I've never had the resources or money, unfortunately.
     
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    Somehow missed this...or I forgot, that's also possible. My mind is a whirlwind of focuses, lol.

    Musician here! *raises hand*

    I actually just posted a music related thread in the OT section about how John William's music influenced me, and supplied an example song of how that renders out in my music.

    I started out on piano, then moved on to guitar, but these days my music comes out of a DAW, and I'm pretty heavy into electronic music...but probably not the way that folks imagine that word when it's used.

    As a rather analytical person, I enjoy studying music, how it ticks. I approach it, sometimes, as a theoretical physicist may approach it.
    For example, I've made two tools along the way that I've built around my thoughts.
    One is called the Composition Assistant Tool (CAT), and the other is Harmony Theory - Evaluating Wave Propagation.
    Both of these are excel documents do you'll need those if you want to play with them.
    CAT has an introduction page, so I'll let that do the talking as to what it does.

    DESIGNER'S NOTE:
    This is by no means a finished product without error. At best, this could be understood as "Beta". If you encounter errors, please inform me.
    Composition Assistant Tool was designed and created by Jayson Abalos for personal use and instruction.

    MAIN TAB
    - All BLUE fields are USER INPUT

    - SCALE TOOL
    - User can select KEY, SCALE/MODE

    - CHORDS TOOL
    - User can select Chords related to the Scale. Chords picked will appear in CHORDAL ARRANGEMENT MAP TOOL for selection.

    - INTERVAL FROM NOTE BY SCALE TOOL
    - User can select a STARTING NOTE.
    The calculator will produce the subsequent notes within the scale which are the given interval distance from the supplied note.
    - Scale Degrees are colored in the following method:
    - ORANGE: Pure tones - Root/Tonic, Perfect 5th, and Octave
    - GREEN: More Common/Easy-to-employ Dissonents - 3rd and 6th
    - PURPLE: Less Common/Harder-to-employ Dissonents - 2nd, 4th, and 7th

    - CHORDAL ARRANGEMENT MAP TOOL
    - User can select a field and then select a Chord from the DropDown list.

    PIANO ROLL TAB
    - All BLUE fields are USER INPUT.
    - All RED highlights are NOTES on a PIANO to produce the selected chord.
    - User can select one of the CHORDS produced from the MAIN TAB CHORD TOOL as well as the starting OCTAVE for the PIANO display.
    *Note: not all chords have been verified as accurately represented. Some errors may still remain.

    INTERVAL MAPPING TAB
    - The INTERVAL MAP TOOL allows a User to chart single note melodies and expose the possible degrees for the selected notes in the melody.
    The concept is to select your starting note, then examine the degrees supplied to pick the second note, and so on.

    - The map is layed out in oscilating columns whereby the WHITE columns are where the User marks a note of interest by clicking the DropDown list and slecting "1" (selecting "0" removes a note), and the GREY columns are where
    the degrees from that note are displayed.

    - The possible degrees are displayed in color code. The LEGEND is supplied to the left as for which color refers to which Degree.
    - Degrees are mapped up and down.

    - Three octaves are supplied with most melodies fitting within the middle octave and spreading degree possibilities to the low octave or high octave.​

    The Harmony tool doesn't have an introduction page, but it basically shows the symmetry of the wave propagation of the chord you've built in a sort of oscilloscope fashion.
    The purpose of this is to expose the fundamentals of why we (in music) say that one chord is "pleasing" or "tense" or "ugly", etc...
    It's far easier to understand these concepts by just looking at the wave propagation than it is talking about degrees until the end of times because it's very simple.
    The more symmetrical a wave propagation is, the greater the chance that we, as humans, find the chord to be "pure" or "pretty".
    The more asymmetrical it is, the less likely we are.
    This is because a highly asymmetrical wave creates a "whop-whop-whop" waver in the air as it wobbles (like when you're slightly out of tune between two notes strings when you're tuning), while a highly symmetrical wave has nearly nothing in it.

    Now, since we're humans, a natural animal, surrounded by nature, we don't actually appreciate perfect symmetry. That hits as as a bit uncanny in most instances.
    It's also a bit boring and not dynamic. So the symmetry that we enjoy is like that of trees, flowers, leaves, or the most common of our experiences, the human face; that is nearly symmetrical.
    So there's a dash tossed in that causes just a slight wobble, but not a big one; that creates that buzz in our ear and we, on the whole, seem to enjoy that.
    We like to go off and be asymmetrical, but only (usually) so long as we use it to re-contextualize the symmetrical form that follows it (the famed, "resolve").

    So that's that one.

    In CAT, I will say one thing. At the back of the document there's the Major-Minor Semitone Comparison and the Semitone Patterns tabs.
    These are my way of approaching, and teaching, music scale theory. I don't like the degrees approach because it's like teaching top down rather than bottom up.
    Rather than trying to remember all of these rules and shufflings regarding degrees, it's actually far easier to just look at the interval math at the root of all of these scales and realize that there's a consistent pattern taking place which is an interval pattern of 2, 2, 1, 2, 2 and an additional 2 and 1.
    All that you have to do is slide that final 2 and 1 around and you have all of the standard modes (which most call "scales").
    Then to get to other scales, it's a matter of borrowing 1 from a 2 and realigning here and there (which that is described in the document) and then you can easily see how, for example, pentatonic scales work.
    It's super easy to learn this way, and it gets more to the heart of what drives the scales of music than degrees do, in my opinion.
    I taught my daughters this way and they had no problem picking this rather simple concept up because all you need is the ability to count - the pattern fundamentally remains the same for the most part.



    As to music...phew.
    The best way to describe what I do mostly now is some sort of hybrid between rock, electronic, and symphonic. Sometimes I focus more on the rock and electronic, sometimes more on the symphonic mixture.

    Hmm...
    Examples I suppose; here we go.

    Some symphonic reliant examples:
    Travels of a Person

    Blackened Gold Leaf Box

    Tension Waves

    Fugue (not actually a fugue)

    Red Twosday (this is the one I posted the John Williams thread about)

    Chernobyl Chiasmus Reprise (not symphonic in instrumentation really, but the structure borrows from symphonic structure)

    Stone Washed Ocean


    Non-Symphonic reliant stuff:
    8 Bar Fudge (can't recall why it's called this...I think that's all I had written at the time when I had to save it and it was late)

    Bits and Pieces of 8 (I don't know what this is...megaman found bagpipes and made EDM with AC/DC?)

    Frequency Drift / Horizon

    Lost and Rotten

    Shatten Lauf (a tribute to an old Sega version of Shadowrun - an RPG)

    Screw It Just Dance (a weird mix of EDM, Pop, Punk Rock, and Bollywood)

    Straight Outta Coffee (I made this to see what happens when you make a rap song with instruments instead of people rapping)

    Ginger Baker is a Candlestick Maker (I made this to study Ginger Baker's drumming so that I could expand my percussion dynamics in a DAW environment more...also, it's just fun to get a chance to dual drum alongside Baker for one part of the song - the drum solo section is a drum duet between the digital drums and Ginger Baker...also; the female voice that sounds like she's saying "Oh yeah, Let's go!" isn't saying that. It's an African tribe member doing a traditional dance. I threw it in because Baker is in love with Africa, and so I found a clip of an African dance that sounded almost like they were saying "Oh Yeah, Let's go!" to fit. I had fun with this because I built Baker's drumkit into the DAW :) )

    The Happiness Bug (just romping around 1980's pop style here)

    There Are Days (I'm not entirely tickled with the quality here, but meh...whatever)

    Tempered Tempest (hmm...how do I class this...I dunno. I wanted to practice making stringed instruments (like guitars) and a fiddle into a jazzy rock song? Something like that)


    OK, We're go with that.

    So...that's me!

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    Ooph!

    So yeah, don't listen to Bits and pieces of 8, Frequency Drift, or Lost and Rotten.

    I accidentally grabbed those from my "in progress" pool .
    I'll upload the right versions later.

    Sorry about that!

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    OK, I fixed Bits and pieces of 8, Frequency Drift, or Lost and Rotten so it's OK to listen to them. :)

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    Wow, @StoneRiver , you took me back to my 90's punk rock days.
    I really liked Templeball. Had I had that back in the day, that would've been on my walkman on repeat quite a bit. :D

    Good stuff!

    Cheers,
    Jayson
    --- Double Post Merged, May 24, 2018, Original Post Date: May 24, 2018 ---
    I like the keys that I can hear! :)

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    Thank you @Jayson - very kind.

    Small musical update on my current doings. 60th Parallel have taken a back seat, because organising the people in the band or trying to get any sort of real effort from them is a pain. But my acoustic duo have taken off a bit. We've changed our name to River Knight, played one gig, and attracted the interest of a small independent label in Reading, UK. So we're now holed up in a studio (albeit only once or twice a week) recording what could be our debut album. I haven't put anything up on YouTube just yet, but we have a couple of home recordings on our FB page if anyone has the inclination to take a listen (and if ya like it please like our page ;))

    www.facebook.com/riverknight2018 - not even sure this is gonna work cuz FB is banned at my place of work and that is where I'm writing this... sorry about that if it don't. There are two vids on there, an original called "Heaven's Door" written about my friend's wife who was taken from him way too early. And a cover of Hot Chocolate's "Could've Been A Lady".
     
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    Worked, following. :)




    On a side note to all.
    TOTALLY WATCH MATIN SHORT AND STEVE MARTIN'S NETFLIX SPECIAL!

    My god, it's like classic vaudeville, complete with Steve Martin busting down on the banjo!!

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    thank you boy, you're kind
     
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