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Any Drummers/Guitarists (or any musicians) out there?

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:30 AM
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I've played guitar on and off for about 30 years. I know about 5 chords now




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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I have always been a sucker for great drum tracks in any kind of music, but I have never tried playing them myself. I can play piano/keyboards, saxophone (soprano/alto/tenor/baritone), clarinet, guitar and bass, although I try to stay focused mainly on vocals. Although I most regularly keep metal or industrial music playing, my influences are a bit all over the place.

I am a big fan of Orff and Wagner, as well as being a musical theatre nut. I would have to say, though, that my biggest influences are bands like Dimmu Borgir, Samael, Wumpscut and, my favourite, Electric Hellfire Club.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:32 AM
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Guitar, 42 years, as for those that inspire me, well, Jimmy is top on my list then comes Clapton, BB King, SRV, Carlos Santana to name a few. Never cared to play in a band, just an old blues dog.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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The reason I picked up a guitar was thanks to James Hetfield from Metallica but other influences include Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan), Head (Korn), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face, Black Light Burns) and Devin Townsend (Steve Vai, Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, The Devin Townsend Project)














posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Drummer and guitarists here, loves summoning rhythms with both!
Drum influences - Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Terry Bozzio, Dave Weckyl and Danny Carey.
Here is a drummer thread ya might dig. Drummers
Guitarist influences - Hendrix, Randy Rhodes, Pat Metheny, Gary Moore
Man if you are a drummer or rythm guitarists, I would suggest cross training on another instrument. If ya have rhythm, it transfers well


Peace,
spec



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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I play guitar, bass, and program original drum tracks in Cubase. I run a small home studio. Been playing since 1977 and been in a few bands. One that got signed up and did pretty good for a couple of years after I left, and one that was going to get signed up and didn't because I left lol.



My influences started with the first wave of Punk, the Clash, Buzzcocks etc. Then went on to 60's classic Mod bands such as Small Faces, The Action, Creation, Spencer Davis Group, Kinks, Smoke, Who etc., thus the Rickenbacker lol. I also love 60's soul music, Motown, Stax, etc.

Punk was heavily influence by 60's Mod. A lot of the so called early punk band were more Mod than anything else. Punk just made these 'pub bands' more popular. A lot of us first wave punks got into it, and thus in the late 70's the Mod revival was born.



Never been a huge fan of guitar players ironically, it's always the song for me, regardless of what is played or how.
But a big influence on my guitar playing, was this bands guitarist...



If it wasn't for Wilco Johnson, another favorite band of mine would never have been...



Paul Weller changed his guitar style after seeing Dr.Feelgood play live. He changed his vocal style after hearing Punk for the first time.


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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Guitarist for 20+ years!




Here's a shot of me from a show a while back.
I was playing hardcore metal for a while, but I gave up that "high" life...




Now I play in an acoustic band and love every minute of it...






posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Well hopefully you didn't get rid of the axe in your pic when you changed genres; I own this same guitar (color and everything) and it is the best guitar I've ever owned in my 16 years of playing!!



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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i play classical guitar, so i guess i'll just go and sit in the corner by myself.

:' (



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by lacrimosa
i play classical guitar, so i guess i'll just go and sit in the corner by myself.

:' (

I actually started out on Classical guitar. My dad brought me an old, beat up nylon-string Yamaha he found at a landfill. My first teacher (so to speak) was Frederick Noad. I then got into Julian Bream, Andrés Segovia, João Gilberto, Paul Simon... I love that I started out in Classical guitar. It was very beneficial to my technique.

I owe all my right hand technique to Frederick Noad's lessons. People actually compliment my right hand when they see me play bass. They say it looks like I'm playing a billion miles per hour!

I applaud you!



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by lacrimosa
i play classical guitar, so i guess i'll just go and sit in the corner by myself.

:' (


I wish I could play classical guitar lol.

I never had the patience for finger picking.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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Havok, I'm looking at your picture and it looks like the backdrop says Fester'

I had a HC/punk band in 89-92 by that name. Where you Florida by any chance?

For the bassists I got a throw in a vid by my amazing friend Keith Horn:




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Nah actually that's a cut from the word "Yesterdays"...it was a local bar we played at.
It's closed now...


reply to post by the_philth
 

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.

Seriously...!

reply to post by xenthuin
 

I still got it, yeah with my Mesa two channel Dual rec too!
I'm not sure if I should keep it, or sell it cause I don't know if I'll every use it.
I hate to see things collect dust...




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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Thats too bad, playing and/or writing music is just so amazing.

I'm still in school, but my constant fear is that i won't be playing too much when i move out of my dad's house.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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NICE, Strapping is awesome.

Anything Devin Townsend touches turns into gold, i probably should have mentioned that his music inspires me alot (Devin Townsend Project mainly)
Plus, the guy comes from my stomping ground, Vancouver Canada (: my brother actually met him once.

I've seen you around on ATS but i had no idea you were into such good music.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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[color=dodgerblue]I used to play, write and sing. It was very therapeutic. Cathartic. I loved it.

But..

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.


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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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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.

Seriously...!

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.

But..

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!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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reply to post by lacrimosa
 


i play classical guitar too


no videos of me playing (you ain't loosing much) but my teacher has lessons with this guy



have fun



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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YESSSSSS Hevy Devy is simply amazing. One of the best composers of our time. I got the contain us boxset for christmas, the one with all the DTP albums. Just a gargantuan piece of work.

FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW, here's one song from every album of the Devin Townsen Project:
From Ki:

From Addicted:

From Deconstruction (dear sweet lord, this album):

From Ghost:

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Oh wow, four Dev songs....well screw whatever plans ive got, now i have to listen all those songs and more.

Devin Townsend is simply amazing, im actually really surprised how many DTP/Strapping fans ive seen on here.

Eye for an eye
I survive
And god damns you




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