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  1. I am glad of this thread because I realise I am working exclusively on dot to finger placement and I should be doing some interval audio work or sutin, certainly attempting to explore the difference between a minor chord and major one and probably a bit of flat 5 and add7 add9 because my ears are crap. What resources are there for this? She asks like a tragic noob, LOCK THE THREAD NOW
  2. Isn't a pirouetting sousaphone doing a bit of a leslie kind of effect though?
  3. Dunno what's go into me, but with the help of my talented assistant and on the ongoing theme of 'tidyness' in the creative (HAH, I have never created music) spaces we got this far with some solid storage today. Just some sanding to do and some plywood to go on to the framing and stuff won't fall through. The wall behind is knackered from where someone literally *smashed* a wardrobe system into it, something need to be done to pretty *that* up, but short of ripping out the drywall and redoing it, I feel. My vibe is 'rehearsal studio drum kit storage', which is my excuse for perfunctoryness and ugliness.
  4. Nope, it just turns out you're a drummer after all
  5. Heh, as a complete beginner I'd probably better get used to THIS one for a bit first. I wouldn't actually know where to start.
  6. I think there's a difference between reading music and sight reading in that it's the difference between reading a book 'in your head' and 'reading aloud' When adding the performative aspect there's two things you've got to do. I can rapidly 'work out' a phrase and then learn it, then next time i look at that phrase i 'remember' it and play it hardly reading it at all. That shortcut is what's stopping me sight reading because every time I reach a large pitch gap or 'tricky bit' I panic. I'm working really hard at the moment at getting direct recall between the notes on the stave and where my fingers want to go for that note, otherwise I've got a two step process, figure out what the note is and then work out where it is on the bass. basically this makes sure that if I ever change tunings I'm ruined
  7. I hope this is true, it's just like anything else you can practise. start slow, speed up. "sight reading" is just being able to read faster than the music is proceeding, isn't it?
  8. haha, reaching for Louis to back any of this up is uh, i... er. hmm. I do find a lot of 80s and 90s rock hard to listen to now with my old and wisened feminist ears, or maybe it's just the tinnitus?
  9. INVENT THIS NOTATION. I have always maintained that sound engineer is intrinsic part of band for BEST effect and whatnot... what if there was a way to help whoever's riding the faders keep up with the changes. Surely theatre has this covered for scene changes and so forth? annotated scripts. Music is so haphazard, too many times choosing the set list backstage.
  10. I'm covered in lemon oil, I think this fretboard needs sanding though, it gross!

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    2. caitlin


      That's very kind of you to say.

    3. SpondonBassed


      Are you sure that sanding is necessary?  You might just be looking at congealed gunk.  The lemon oil should soften a lot of this for you with repeated applications, a soaking in period and gentle application of a suitable scraper.

    4. JapanAxe


      An old credit card is good for scraping the fingerboard without risk of marring the wood.

  11. Hmm, I guess I've not noticed other people's processes in my bands but I've always listened to covers, charted it, compressed the chart till it fits on one page, then played it till it's committed to muscle memory. So I do the whole thing, listen, hear, write, read, read, read, never read again. But then drummers... thick, right?
  12. This ^ do not overlook ventilation, it's a perforation so a frequency leak, but also with all that mass and the fact that the walls are literally turning sound into heat, and your sweaty human bodies in there they can get unpleasantly hot very quickly without ventilation, commonly the fresh is delivered from the floor line and extracted at the top so convection helps the process along.
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