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Any Musicians Out There ??

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

  1. StoneRiver

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    Just wanted to post this here, it's another project I'm involved in other than 60th Parallel...

    Back in December 2016, a very good friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. It hit him hard, and to be honest he is still struggling. As a kind of therapy, he started writing a couple of songs but he found it difficult putting his feelings into words, so he asked me to help him. So I started meeting with him once a week at his home in Hamble to give him support and direction. The songs turned out so well, we decided to make it a thing, but not a full on rock band - just 2 blokes and an acoustic guitar.
    Here is the song that started it all, written about the despair that comes with the loss of a loved one and the strength you need to continue...
     
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    Oh, yes!! I play in a string quartet and being fond of SW OST I transcribed lots of themes!





    etc etc. :)
     
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    Any guitar picker here ? They'll surely know what I'm talking about...

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    • Place your guitar in your lap with the strings facing upward.
    • Shake slightly in single jump motions (one at a time) with a slight angle in the direction you want the pick to go. Checking as needed for pick location.
    • Repeat until you can see the pick sitting directly below the strings.
    • Tilt the guitar slightly forward while also starting to start a swinging motion down and away from yourself.
    • Keeping the same speed and not breaking the motion, but in an arcing and smooth motion, raise the guitar up to about head level while also angling it slightly back to the original angle back when it was in your lap.
    • Right as the guitar reaches about head level, with a firm hold on the neck and base of the body, flip the guitar quickly and the pick should fall right onto the strings.
    • Reach up with a hand and retrieve your pick.
    That should work once you get the hang of it.
    You're basically trying to a) move the pick right under the sound hole, b) keep the pick stuck to the back of the guitar until fully flipped using centrifugal motion.

    :)

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    I can play a bunch of instruments (cannot figure out the reed instruments though), I guess my favorite are voice, piano and guitar. Guitar being the focus of it all. Started out on trumpet as a kid then switched over to piano and voice, then switched over to the electric guitar. Focused on that for maybe about a decade. Then one day ran into an acoustic player by the name of Michael Hedges and was just blown away. Switched to acoustic and never looked back. Play in mainly alternate tunings using a variety of techniques.

    Wrote a bunch of songs, then began to focus on a 12 part kind of, autobiography in musical sci-fantasy allegory (very weird, I know) which I've worked on and off for, decades now. Probably will never get it finished. My problem is that I keep needing money so sell my guitar and don't get another one for a year or so, and by that time forget most of the stuff I've written and have to feel it all out again. I write down the basic progression but the specifics are consistently lost over the course of not having an instrument.

    Also it's a conceptual series which needs a female partner to compliment the music in a kind of ebbing and building duet, and there's no partner so at best I could only ever finish half of the composition on each part. And it also means part 12 "Venusian Dawn" could never be written since I'd never have the experience to translate into the music. And at this point I'm in one of the stages between guitars so I'm not sure where it will go from here, if anywhere. I'm a confessed romantic dreamer though so, I'll hold on to the end.

    Though I have also been working for many years in a, different kind of musical composition of which I've almost finished. I call it a "dream fantasia" and it's really complex and difficult to describe so I won't even try, but, yeah, I like it a lot. If it's all I ever finish, I'd be happy with it.
     
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    @metadude do you know that guy : Estas Tonne

     
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    Peter Gabriel on tour, 1994.
    The Spaghetti Incident(*).

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    (*) yes, I know, "The Spaghetti Incident" is a Guns 'n' Roses album and has nothing to do with Peter Gabriel.
     
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    Hey all! :)

    I'm the singer in a Norwegian rock band. We're inching forward, trying to entice some record labels to give us a hand. So far, it's been slow going, but we remain optimistic :D

    Well, should you be interested in such things, then please check out my debut album preview page on SoundCloud. It has 4 of the 10 songs off our first album (one of which, Pilgrim, has been flogged here on the forum before). Let me know what you think :) Thank you!

    4 Leper Messiah songs: https://soundcloud.com/user-170001746
     
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    I'm a hobby guitar player, haven't been in a band in years... decades. I played piano as a child but the most I can muster now is Mary Had A Little Lamb. Next I was bass player in a garage Nirvana cover band. Actually we were a garage/barn band as we practiced at our drummer's house a lot and they had a nice climate controlled barn we'd play in. About the time I was 16 my brother bought an acoustic guitar with the intent of learning a song or two to impress the "chicks" but it quickly became mine and since then I've mainly played 6-string. I got my first electric at 18 which was 20 years ago. These days I mainly just plug in my headphone amp and jam along to some Stones or Pearl Jam on my computer.
     
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