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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #125 on: October 03, 2009, 12:41:07 am »
According to the chart I'm not a baritone but I float somewhere betwen the tenor and the alto.

Oh well, I'm still trying to learn the lyrics and the chord sequences (I know the chords, I tend to mess up the order) of More Than Words by Extreme.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9CeNo4Q7p0
Can anyone tell me what is happening at 4:59? I'm pretty sure that it's some tapping going on, but I'm not sure how and where. :P
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #126 on: October 03, 2009, 09:25:28 am »
Wait a minute...

I thought that was Three Dog Night, not CCR.

Did CCR cover it?

Either way they're both fantastic. (See page 8 of this thread if you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about)

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« Reply #127 on: October 03, 2009, 02:37:19 pm »
Quote
Wait a minute...

I thought that was Three Dog Night, not CCR.

Hoyt Axton actually wrote the song. Three Dog Night performed it.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #128 on: October 03, 2009, 08:45:57 pm »
I am learing tars in heaven by Eric clapton :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #129 on: October 03, 2009, 09:41:53 pm »
Don't know about anyone else, but I'm trying to learn to concentrate on getting the basics right without trying to jump too far ahead of myself.  Takes a bit of discipline to get the acoustic out and keep going through the chord changes, strumming and scales, when my Epi LP is sitting there in the corner willing me to try the Stairway To Heaven solo. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #130 on: October 03, 2009, 11:17:05 pm »
I've just tried to play a Christmas (yes indeed, I'm early once again) song(s), and they were just a tad more difficult than I had expected...
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #131 on: October 04, 2009, 01:53:48 am »
According to the chart I'm not a baritone but I float somewhere betwen the tenor and the alto.


According to the chart I fall between a tenor and alto as well, however, I can go in the soprano range.  This was discovered when I had my range checked and I was told (although I'm really skeptical about this) that I am a Mezzo Alto.  I'm skeptical because there's alot of airy sounds (which is normally indicated by very little if not zero air support) in that range.  I was told that I could do exercises to improve the tone but I'm very leary that anything above A5 is naturally in my vocal range.  Same with anything below C3. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #132 on: October 04, 2009, 02:19:02 am »
I'm working on ZZ top's Sharp Dress Man. The solo is killing me cause i have nothing to look at and can not find a great tab off the web. But oh well.

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« Reply #133 on: October 04, 2009, 02:50:22 am »
I went back to trying Desecration Smile recently - which was one of the first songs I wanted to play - and discovered that I'm not that far off anymore. So I'm practicing that, although singing to it kills me. I'm having a hard enough time hitting the notes when I'm not playing the guitar, but singing along is, well, kind of cack, tbh.

The other song I'm currently working on is Beginner's Luck by Eels - off-beat strumming in the verse and the prechorus, so, much like Desecration Smile, I'm kind of way ahead of myself on that one, too. But, than again, it's good practice, even if it will take me quite a while before I'll be able to play it somewhat satisfactorily. But that's basically no different from everything else I'm practicing. :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #134 on: October 04, 2009, 12:27:02 pm »
I'm working on ZZ top's Sharp Dress Man. The solo is killing me cause i have nothing to look at and can not find a great tab off the web. But oh well.
I guess it would be a good time for you to try transcribing?

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #135 on: October 04, 2009, 12:57:24 pm »
I'm working on ZZ top's Sharp Dress Man. The solo is killing me cause i have nothing to look at and can not find a great tab off the web. But oh well.
I guess it would be a good time for you to try transcribing?

Go get Transcribe!, it's an awesome application and I can't live without it anymore.
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« Reply #136 on: October 04, 2009, 05:41:55 pm »
I'd use it if I could afford it.  I'm really financially tight right now.  So I tend to try to transribe the old fashion way of listen to a song until you get sick and then for some miraculous reason you figure it out on the guitar.  In situations like this I let my fingers to the talking and I don't think about the song I'm trying to figure out.  I've gotten to the point where I can recognize chords (not alot but a good enough amount) but it's solo's that are killing me right now.   

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2009, 05:44:51 pm »
I'd use it if I could afford it.  I'm really financially tight right now.  So I tend to try to transribe the old fashion way of listen to a song until you get sick and then for some miraculous reason you figure it out on the guitar.  In situations like this I let my fingers to the talking and I don't think about the song I'm trying to figure out.  I've gotten to the point where I can recognize chords (not alot but a good enough amount) but it's solo's that are killing me right now.   

I also use the old-fashioned way. But I'm the opposite of you! It's the chords that are killing me :D!
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« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2009, 05:47:12 pm »
That's interesting, the fact that we have opposite problems when transcribing.  Sometime's I get pieces to solo's but it's still hard to transcribe the rhythm on paper when there are bends because the duration of a bend is up to the player.  That's where I get rhythmically lost.  On top of knowing what scale or key I'm in. 

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« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2009, 05:52:49 pm »
  Yeah, that's interesting. The problem with chords for me are that finding out which key I'm in, but I find out after I transcribe solos!
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #140 on: October 04, 2009, 07:22:21 pm »
I only recognize chords once they're put into context, because I play quite a lot of songs where a capo is used.

Anyway, we also have Audacity, not sure about the slowed-down-audio quality opposed to Transcribe!, but hey.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #141 on: October 04, 2009, 09:26:26 pm »
Audacity is a program like transcribe? 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #142 on: October 04, 2009, 09:47:39 pm »
no audacity is more a program like goldwave or like cooledit later named to soundbooth when acquired by Adobe
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #143 on: October 04, 2009, 09:54:48 pm »
I've always found that weird, they have SoundBooth and Audition...
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #144 on: October 04, 2009, 10:12:47 pm »
Okay. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #145 on: October 05, 2009, 08:07:56 am »
I've always found that weird, they have SoundBooth and Audition...

here's a comparsion, although it doesn't tell you much details

http://www.adobe.com/products/soundbooth/compare/

it's possible they worked out uadition based on cooledit because I remember audition the longest.
audition was also the product you got refered to when you tried to download a trial for cooledit :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2009, 03:53:20 pm »
SoundBooth came around when CS3 was released, I think.
Audition has been arond for longer I think.
Edit: @LievenDV: Thanks, so Audition actually was the right choice for me. :)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #147 on: October 05, 2009, 06:38:05 pm »
Now we're getting into equipment that I am unfamiliar with. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #148 on: October 05, 2009, 07:52:07 pm »
I just figured out about 80% of Rolling Stones -  Wild Horses in 5 mintes and 45 seconds.
How so precisely? That's the length of the track. :P
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« Reply #149 on: October 05, 2009, 11:09:08 pm »
Wow.  It takes me longer to transcribe stuff.  Maybe I need more work on transcribing. 

 

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