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Akio Dāku

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  • Birthday 07/10/1989

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  1. Akio Dāku

    September Composition Challenge - VOTING!

    🙌🙇🙌🙇🙌🙇🙌🙇🙏 👏👏👏
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    September Composition Challenge - VOTING!

    Brilliant this month folks, well impressed! And @lurksalot man as always well impressed, tidy riff, I listened to it a few times through. 🙌
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    Can you objectively measure technicality?

    This all makes sense, so I guess what I'm asking is; at what point does "competence" your ability to execute said tasks (Fretting accuracy, intonation, rhythm and timing, etc.), ascend into something we'd call "technicality"? Is it simply a question of averages? If a piece takes a higher level of competence than a bassist with an equivalent facility to the mode average could achieve, then does that piece meet the requirements to be deemed technical? "Technicality" defined as an above average "competence"... I think... haha, 🤣 like... Imagine a spectrum of ability that (for sake of discussion) goes; crap, decent, competent, technical, virtuosic.
  4. Well that's it really, just been mulling it over in my mind... I mean obviously there are graded pieces; so we know certain academic boards have figured out a system of measurement, but I honestly don't know what parameters are assessed and it's easy to make the assertion; "the nuances that set the threshold for technicality are subjective." but I'm not so sure... What do you reckon? Is there an objective threshold for technicality or what can be called a technical piece of music?
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    Akio Dāku (Akio Dāku) ​🤣​

    @Kevsy71 cheers man, you've just made my day! 🙌 🙏
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    Yo, I'll do the 3 for £75 if you're interested, no pressure if not. Links to my album are in my signature, it's all my engineering/mastering. I'm by no means a pro mastering engineer but thought I'd extend the offer, as I say though; no pressure either way.
  7. Alright folks, figured I'll start this thread to log my performance progress and what not. To start if off here's my song 13am played at a local Open-Mic and recorded on my mate's phone, let us know what your rekon;
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    Yikes... More Joe Dart

    Man I love Vulfpeck, great share! I have to add this to the Dart-fest because it's a masterpiece;
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    Backing Vocals and playing Bass...

    I'm guna be that guy I'm afraid; there are no quick fixes, you just have to practice vocals everyday like you'd practice bass. You should check out Melissa Cross and her DVD "The Zen of Screaming" if you after a good routine to practice more heavy vocal techniques. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zen-Screaming-DVD-Melissa-Cross/dp/0739046500/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536310182&sr=8-1&keywords=zen+screaming
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    Dave Hall has passed away

    ... I just found out about this, my VT1 popped last night and I just emailed him about it... then I noticed this thread... damn, Dave was a wonderful chap, always indulged me if I sent him music to listen to or needed help with maintenance. Much love to a properly lovely bloke. 🙏
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    Bassists as lead vocalists

    Ah fair does, I use hard wired in-ears with a Behringer MA400 myself and find it's no fuss at all. They're like £20, well worth it in my opinion. https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/Behringer-MA400-Monitor-Headphone-Amplifier/GX7
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    Bassists as lead vocalists

    Why so? Personally I'd go inears when singing, I just find them better for pitching.
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    Voted, well done every! 👏
  14. Here it is! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-basschat-podcast/id1428552711 Oh and I forgot to mention we're on Stitcher too! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/basschatcouk/the-basschat-podcast?refid=stpr
  15. Hi all! This episode I'm joined by the wonderful @Sibob who deserves a great thanks from us all, because he took care of all the editing/post production on this one and it sounds amazing! As requested we've gone for a totally unscripted approach and we cover a multitude of topics; making music, playing solo vs being in bands and, of course, gear! So have a listen and let us know what you think of the new format, we're all really exited to hear what you all reckon! 🙏 Now for few bits of administration gubbins; at present we're sorting out all the publication side of things, hopefully we'll be up on iTunes within a week but we're having some issues with the iTunes connect service, so as soon as it's resolved I'll post here and let everyone know. In the mean time we've got a new main page for hosting the podcast; http://basschat.libsyn.com/ and it's already live on Spotify; https://open.spotify.com/show/1AXD0U4t9RxZaFw2R29FnH It can also be found on Stitcher. Thanks to all involved behind the scenes and thanks to everyone who listened to the pilot and got this thing off the ground! Much Love and happy listening. 😊 Bo aka @Akio Dāku Edit; Issues resolved so now we're up on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-basschat-podcast/id1428552711 Oh and I forgot to mention we're on Stitcher too! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/basschatcouk/the-basschat-podcast?refid=stpr