Originally posted by havok
Dude, all I can say is I love your band A.S.S. and all the musicians.
All of you guys are incredible, how you play in 3/4 time and make it soooo sweet.
Sheesh...and I thought I was good...
You can hear your guitar cut through everything perfectly!
And those drums? HOLY HEAVEN. I haven't heard drumming like that in a while!
Talk about impressive music man.
I could sit here and lay 1 million compliments to your band.
Wow man, those are some cool words right there... and I'll take 'em! Thanks brother - I really appreciate it!
Yeah, these guys (drummer and keyboardist) LOVE
the odd time signatures. I'm somewhat of a natural at it as well, but there are times when
I'll have to sit there and actually use my fingers and toes to work out one of these damn parts. I'm a *feel* guy - I'm just wired that way. I
think the guys claimed that one of our sections is in something like 21/8... yeah, I think they were trying to BS me, so I didn't buy it, so since it
made my head hurt when I was recording it, I had to write simple guitar parts that would make sense to me - parts that I can *feel*... and it worked
out in the end!
One thing I did on these recordings to make sure my guitars were gonna stand out in the mix was quadruple track 'em. That means I played and recorded
all the riffs four times per song - with minor subtleties in between, meaning, not everything was in unison; I may have used higher chords or single
note octaves, or maybe harmonized a note here and there. I also changed something about each track too, like mic placement, subtle EQ tweaks or used
different Gain levels... just to give each track its own voice.
Again brother - cheers for the compliments!
Originally posted by daryllyn
reply to post by AuirOverrun
[color=dodgerblue]I used to play, write and sing. It was very therapeutic. Cathartic. I loved it.
With kids, college and just life in general I really don't think I would have time. Maybe after I graduate I can get serious about it again... get a
new guitar or three.
You have me thinking about it now.
Try not to let it fall by the way side like I did. You will regret it if you do.
You know, that's what happened to me. I got married young - had a kid - gave up the music thing almost entirely for about 10 years before getting
back into it. After doing my time in marriage, I landed a gig with a band that gave me my "15 Minutes", and it's been sweet ever since.
I missed it a lot when I gave it all up to be Family Guy. I mean a LOT!
I regret not sticking with the business end of things. Hindsight is
always 20/20 right!? I don't think I can ever put music up on a shelf anymore. Like [color=dodgerblue]daryllyn says: "It's very
therapeutic. Cathartic." To this day, I love hanging out with good people and just playing. It's very therapeutic for us. It's a release! It's a
get-a-way from reality. There's just something about music that can't be explained --- it's just felt!
And [color=dodgerblue]daryllyn, go for it! This world needs more and more of the arts! The more harmony we have the less dissonance and
discord! It's a Win/Win!