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Ok so the last musician clan is dead and buried, but I know there is interest a clan of this sort, and hopefully we can have a better shot this time(Y)
Basically just tell us what you play, it can be anything from playing the triangle in a school play when you were 6, to being a concert pianist. It makes no difference.
The idea behind this clan is to share and exchange musical experiences, ideas, tips etc. But any musical talk is absolutely fine.
Ok so I'll start off, I'll add some more comprehensive musings when I have a little more time
I play the classical guitar, with a particular interest in the baroque era, mainly the lute suites although all the standard Bach transcriptions are excellent (Prelude BWV1007 and Gavotte I and II BWV 1012, popular guitar pieces from Cello suites, for example)
My favourite guitar pieces are;
Prelude BWV 1007 (Segovia transcription)
Prelude BWV 1006a
Lute Suite in E minor BWV 996 (although my favourite parts are the Prelude and the Gigue)
Estudio Brilliante - Fransisco Tarrega (not original composer of tune, I think it was Paganini, but I'll look it up when I have more time)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Fransisco Tarrega
24 Caprice - Paganini (interesting transcriptions can be found on this, Eliot Fisk released his transcriptions of all 24 Caprices, an amazing cd)
Variations on a Theme by Mozart, The Magic Flute.
I shall post links to videos, playing tips, sheet music and various other gems later. I'll also talk a little bit more about my playing.
For now you could do a lot worse than check out the links in my sig, if you are an aspiring guitarist (or an expert, there are plenty of stretching pieces in there).
So let's hear from you guys!
Papa Karmoon signing in.
I'm mainly into the compositional side of music - on computers. And I'm strictly amateur
I absolutely love Fast Tracker II, Buzz, Modplug and Madtracker
Currently, I'm a vocalist for a japanese based rock band and also learning the electric and acoustic guitar (self teaching).
I do all the musical and sound assets for Studio Trophis - News
an amateur games company, please down load some free stuff just to see how amateur I really am!
I like all types of music. Rock, rap, mozart, mark morrison, britney spears, bach. Anything. I do particularly like the sound tracks to computer games too. Notably things like Final Fantasy VII and Castlevania - Symphony of the Night.
My dream is to write a classical score like Final Fantasy
I play bass, not very well, but to a reasonable enough standard. Been playing for... hell I don't know, three years maybe, no longer than that anyway. I'm completely self taught and don't know any music theory or techniques or anything, but meh. I play along to metal (as that's all I listen to besides classical), nothing too technical though. Currently I'm trying to get my fingers in good enough shape to do tremolo picking without a pick, which will most likely take forever.
Vell, what can be added to this... for lack of a better idea, here's what stuff I have:
Old stuff: Roland cube 30 amp, Morgan jazz bass (don't worry, I never heard of the brand before either). Ze scratchplate has had a red/black paintjob, and I put the lower 4 strings of a 5 string set on it for shits and giggles.
Currently using: Warwick take 12 amp, Warwick Vampyre SN bass (5 string), Behringer bass V-amp (amp modelling and effects thingy), Behringer BDI21 (DI/distortion stomp box).
Oh yeah, forgot to mention: I'm kinda half in a band. Really it's just me and a mate who plays guitar, at some point we had someone for keyboards but he's too nervous to play live, and we have a drummer (later second guitarist) who has been sick, and thus inactive, for a few months now.
I also make my own music, but I don't have any proper program for it. Midi orchestrator for the win!
Also forgot to mention: I'm not a bad vocalist... if it's for extreme metal. For some reason my clean singing only sounds half decent if my throat has been abused with harsh vocals and alcohol.
Last edited by BorninDarkness; February 14th, 2007 at 18:19.
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Heh, I've recently picked up the Acoustic and Electric guitar.
I can't really play any songs yet, my left hand lacks dexterity to play.
I have a Silvertone Acoustic and a Fender Squire Mini Electric, and a Gallien-Kreuger amp.
Heh, I love music and hope to play some good rock and roll. Let the good times roll.
Does singing count for this clan too?
It sure does! Perfect pitch a skill I certainly admire.Originally Posted by Adrian MalSeraph
For improving finger strength for electric bass playing, check out "Bass Fitness. An Exercising Handbook" by Josquin des Pres. It contains some excellent chromatic studies which build strength/dexterity.
Link to Segovia playing Variations on a theme by Mozart
YouTube - Segovia - variations on Mozart's theme
What do you guys think? Any links to virtuoso musicianship yourselves?
Last edited by Sammy the Squib; February 15th, 2007 at 21:10.
That level of skill is insane. It's kind of depressing.. but also inspiring!
Also.. the flaming in the comments is particularly amusing
I remember Stonehambey telling me about this a while ago, then I completely forgot :tongue:
I play Bass, I've only started recently, since around Christmas. I've had about 3 lessons so far, 2 from a good friend of mine who is the lead singer and guitarist of an awesome band I love, and the latest one from a music teacher at my school, who's pretty damn good on the guitar. I'll be having them every week from now on, so hopefully my skills should improve over the next couple of months.
I got my bass in a starter kit, from some brand called 'Jordin', which I'd never heard of. It's nothing fantastic, just something to get me started really. It's pretty easy to play, and fairly light though, so I'm pretty happy with it at the moment. I've got like a 15 watt practice amp, so nothing earth-shattering there :tongue:
I like a variety of music on the bass, from Cream and Jimi Hendrix to Metallica and Led Zeppelin. I can play some Red Hot Chilli Peppers' stuff, they're always good, some Blink 182, Nirvana, Black Sabbath etc. so mostly metal and rock it would seem.
Some bassists I look up to would be Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo (Metallica's current bassist) and the late Cliff Burton (Metallica's orginal bassist).
I'm not in a band as of yet, but my music teacher says he reckons I'll catch on pretty quickly, and he'll get me playing with some other guitarists from the school, doing lunch time gigs and stuff, so that's something to look forward to.
If you want to see some good bassists play, here are a couple of links -
YouTube - Robert Trujillo bass solo
YouTube - victor wooten awesome thump battle
-Both very different styles, and both very good at what they do