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Newfoundfreedom

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  1. Newfoundfreedom

    Check out this stunning bass!

    Good for firing arrows at drunk punters. Not much good for anything else.
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    Michael Jackson covers- Yes or No?

    Don't start pulling Michael Jackson. That's what got him into trouble in the first place.
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    Michael Jackson covers- Yes or No?

    It's an interesting question. It's going to be interesting to see how MJ's work holds up after this. Does good music excuse bad behaviour? Should the music and the musician be viewed as separate entities? I must admit to being sceptical in the past of the allegations made against him, but having seen the new documentary there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he was guilty of, and got a with molesting children for decades. The most abhorrent crime I can imagine. Yet, I still like his music. It's going to be interesting to see where society lands on this one in the coming months.
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    How do you know if you're any good?!

    It's a none issue for me. I know I'm sh!t
  5. It always makes me cringe when someone calls me a musician. Not because it's a term I find insulting, but because it's a moniker I don't feel I deserve. I'm a bass player, no problem with that. I'm not a very good one admittedly, but I can hold a tune and get through a few songs relatively unscathed and with a reasonable sense of timing. But the songs I've learned, for the main part I've learned verbatim by copying the original. I've even written a few basic songs just by doing what sounds right to my ear, but I know very little of the theory behind music or how and why it works. To me that's the difference between a bass player and a musician. So I was just wondering what other people's definition of "musician" is. At what point do you consider you became / will become one, if at all? Is it when you first pick up an instrument and master your first song? In which case was is musician when I played Little Donkey on recorder at 8 years old? I don't really think so. Is it when you earn money by playing music? I think there are probably many great musicians out there that never really make any money. Is it the point at which you are proficient enough to play along with other people? I guess I'm pretty much at that stage but still don't consider myself one. So what is it? What is that point at which a mere mortal becomes a "musician".
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    Deluxe 4 string - - chameleon wood !

    They're Harley Bentons, Thomann own brand. Great basses for the money but this chancer is selling decoration only basses for almost the price of the new and under warranty versions direct from Thomann.
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    What external hard drive?

    It depends on how much data you need to store. HDD's are a lot cheaper per Gig but SSD's are a lot faster. If you need a huge amount of storage then HDD, if you need a fast drive go with SSD. If you want a comprise between the two buy a hybrid drive.
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    Can you hear it?!

    Around 13500 on the phone. Couldn't be arsed to find earphones.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Love it!
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    NAD Bugera Veyron BV1001M

    Good stuff. I'm glad you like it Stu. I'm massively impressed with mine. I honestly don't know why anyone would spend more money on a class D than it costs to buy one of these. (Other than brand snobbery) They're absolutely superb!
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    Heavily Reliced basses

    There are seventy thirteen running about P basses. What's your point? 😂
  12. Newfoundfreedom

    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    I think that's probably the best answer yet.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    You see that's the thing. It's only intriguing and mysterious as long as people don't know. If I started to explain it peoples eyes would glaze over and they'd soon lose interest. I just tell people I earn my living online and let their imaginations run wild. I could almost guarantee pretty much anything they come up with is more interesting than the reality.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Oh God no! That means my drummer is officially a musician. I'll never live that one down. 😂
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    This is something I absolutely loathe. It's almost always the first question a person asks when you meet them and I find it incredibly rude. Trying to define someone by how they put food on the table is just nonsense. In fact very few people know how I earn a living because it's a question I refuse to answer. As I live a very nice life outside the UK and make my living from home it drives people insane because I refuse to tell them how I do it. Which suits me just fine.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    I don't know. That's precisely the point of the question. I don't think there's any right or wrong answer. But I'm interested in where other people feel that threshold is.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    In that case, thankfully I'll never be a pro.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Another very good point.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Yeah tell me about it. I used to be a nightclub doorman (bouncer). Try that one on your can insurance renewal.
  20. Newfoundfreedom

    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Thanks. That's my point exactly. I certainly don't feel that I deserve the title either.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    So by that logic then anyone who doesn't make a taxable income through making music isn't a musician?
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    I would put DJ's in that category too. To me they're not musicians but others may disagree.
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    It's a fair point but again I don't entirely agree. There are loads of people out there that would primarily consider themselves musicians, but still have to do a day job to pay the bills.
  24. A ballerina dancing to Swan lake doesn't have heft. A fat lass raving on the other hand...... (Snowflake disclaimer. Please note no swans, lakes, or fat lasses were harmed during the making of this comment)
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    At what point would you consider yourself a "musician"?

    Yes I think if I had to pick a definite line this would probably be it. But then you could argue that Ed Sheeran isn't a musician. (To be fair some would probably argue that anyway 😂)
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