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by david123
Mon May 08, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?
Replies: 7
Views: 5588

Re: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?

[ One has to remember to put all the "stuff" down and pick up that guitar and let the music flow from the heart. :D I've been cheating on old 'Windy' lately by taking up the keyboard more and more.. which is why I went looking for that chart in the first place. I can understand that 'alpha approach...
by david123
Sun May 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?
Replies: 7
Views: 5588

Re: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?

I don't see what chord to go to after a Dom7Sus4th? :lol: Geeez, Everybody knows what chord comes after Dom7sus4 chord Mark! :D I don't see what chord to go to after a Dom7Sus4th? :lol: Good stuff, but don't try to memorize all 26 combinations in all keys. IE, don't let it overwhelm you. If you und...
by david123
Sat May 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?
Replies: 7
Views: 5588

Re: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?

Here is one sample of the Circle of Fifths. You can search the web for many various looks, but I've found this one to be useful.
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by david123
Sat May 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?
Replies: 7
Views: 5588

Re: Are you unfamiliar with keys and chords?

Awesome chart AH! A good musical theory tip for new guitarists (any musician for that matter) is to begin with the major triad and lower the third one half step to create the minor triad/chord. Lowering both the third and the fifth one half step will create the diminished chord. Also, the Circle of ...
by david123
Thu May 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Music Topics
Topic: Off topic - Chicago / Earth Wind & Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

Re: Off topic - Chicago / Earth Wind & Fire

I know this an older post but I'm going back in time i guess. I was a brass major in college, so Chicago was (and still is) an all time fav. I mean when you're in high school or college and you hear excellent horns, lyrics, electric guitars, drums, vocals, etc., all wrapped up in one package.... wel...
by david123
Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mixcraft 6 to 7 to 8...
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

Re: Mixcraft 6 to 7 to 8...

Thanks AG, seems like I've tried that but the bourbon may have gotten the better of me. I'll give it a go when I get back to the "guitar lounge." :D
by david123
Thu May 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mixcraft 6 to 7 to 8...
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

Mixcraft 6 to 7 to 8...

As my Dad once taught me "David, there is no such thing as a stupid question...just stupid people who ask questions... now what was it you wanted to ask me?"

Anyway, Is there an easy way to import my MX6 and MX7 tracks/projects into MX8? Seems I'm having some brain fog about it. :roll:
by david123
Thu May 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Music Topics
Topic: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 31
Views: 27258

Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Dan Balmer

If We Never Meet Again

DanBalmer.com

My favorite guitar of all time. Period.
by david123
Thu May 04, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: STOP DRUG OVERDOSES RAP
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

Re: STOP DRUG OVERDOSES RAP

Number One: If your efforts can save one from OD then huge kudos to you my friend. Number Two: I'm not a rap apprecianado.... but... I try but can't tell one rap piece from another most of the time. It's probably my fault and lack of listening to the genre. ( The sounds, hand motions, etc., all just...
by david123
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Discussion: Feedback on music projects
Replies: 10
Views: 6048

Re: Discussion: Feedback on music projects

Good discussion topic, thanks for starting it. Just a couple thoughts of my own to throw in the mix. On one hand this is called User Showcase so I can see where some might believe that posting an EP might be fine. I suppose it is but to also think that many viewers want or even have time to listen t...
by david123
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Re: Looking for feedback

I was listening to a quite nice live acoustic version of an old Pretenders song yesterday that made me think of this thread. It had at least two, maybe three acoustic guitars, one with some pretty obvious chorus etc. Similar to the first effort presented here. It made me think maybe I wasn't clear ...
by david123
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Re: Looking for feedback

Thank you for all the good advice and direction! I've uploaded the new track on 3-19-17 and reduced the track to some bare bones stuff. If you would give another listen I'd appreciate your feedback. (It's the track without the date attached.) Earlier comments about the chorus effect stumped me a bit...
by david123
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Re: Looking for feedback

Thanks for all the feedback and tips everyone! I've made some changes from what I understand the posts to mean. I eliminated the drum track which was a Mixcraft 7 "off the shelf" track. If you have a few minutes to review it again I'd appreciate your input and mentoring. Https://SoundCloud.com/user-...
by david123
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Re: Looking for feedback

Even with a cover you've got to own it and because it's a cover even more so than the original vocalist. The percussion is a little bit blah. Other than those two things, I believe you just need more vocal practice and to just keep on keepin' on. You have a good voice and the guitar is sounding goo...
by david123
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Re: Looking for feedback

I also noticed what seemed like sloppy timing, especially at the start, but it seemed to drift closer into time as the song progressed I think? Voice is good, but the vocal track seemed a little dry to me. And there was something "busy" about the whole thing despite being a fairly simple arrangemen...