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(0 replies, posted in My local band and me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDC-DZfxCho

When your fiddling around before bed and all the sudden your tone just dials in and you find yourself in a swamp and thinking old 70's movies. (Burt Reynolds - White Lightening and Gator) 

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(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

CHANGED A FEW WORDS AND ADDED SOME LINES  AND THE COUNT

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(2 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

is your chair equipped with a volume control/amp or passive?
Does your amp have a headphone out?  Run the jack from that to the chair via adaptors.  that would be your best bet.  OR a headphone amp depending on budget.
https://headphonescompared.com/best-gui … mplifiers/

I would go with the Berhinger. its a load options with great bang for the buck.   Or look up the Digitech RP 70 or 200 / 250. on e bay  lots of useable stuff for next to nothing with a headphone out.     

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(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Idk maybe when I learn to play my own song. lol     

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(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

STUTTER 
BPM  164 
COUNT  1 2 3&4     (DOWN DOWN DOWN  UP DOWN)
10-4-19 
SCOTT SAILER
=============

E
SUCH A PRETTY DRESS
A
WHAT A PRETTY FACE
E
I START TO STUTTER
A
AND LOOSE MY PLACE

A  D   A  C /  D D
A  D   A  C /  D D

CHORUS
B
WRAPPED UP, WOUND UP
E
WHAT CAN I DO?
B
I NEVER THOUGHT I’DD BE
A
IN FRONT OF YOU?

A  D   A  C /  D D
A  D   A  C /  D D

E
WELL OH WELL
A
WHAT CAN I DO
E
IM ALL LOCKED UP 
A
STANDING HERE WITH YOU.

C#m
MY KNEES ARE BANGING
E
IN DOUBLE TIME.
F#m
OH MY OH MY
A
YOU SURE ARE FINE!

A  D   A  C /  D D
A  D   A  C /  D D

A
MY HANDS ARE SWEATY
C#M
MY FACE IS A MESS,
D
YOU SMILED AT ME
F#m
LIKE I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED.


E
SUCH A PRETTY DRESS
A
WHAT A PRETTY FACE
E
I START TO STUTTER
A
AND LOOSE MY PLACE

A  D   A  C /  D D
A  D   A  C /  D D

CHORUS
B
WRAPPED UP, WOUND UP
E
WHAT CAN I DO?
B
I NEVER THOUGHT I’DD BE
A
IN FRONT OF YOU?

A
YOU SMILED AT ME
C#m
LIKE I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED.
D
YOU SMILED AT ME
F#m
AND I PASSED THE TEST
E
I PASSED THE TEST
E
SO WE GOT UNDRESSED!

===============================================

WRITTEN TO THIS BEAT OF I WANNA BE SEDATED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_CNuowpWUc

Molly Hatchet cover of Allman Brothers  Dreams Ill never see.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRSmmUsbFlM

Cory Taylor cover of Chris Issac's Wicked Game   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQJsjOFYhE

Joan Jett  cover of Crimson and Clover  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsa5srLu1U     

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(1 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

turn on your add blocker     

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(5 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I was reading an article, and then got the idea to look up a few opinions about songwriting.  I find them interesting.  Some, most, are basic you would think common sense, but a lot of us forget the points being brought up.

“You have to understand that music is something to be shared, and the function of music is putting people in different moods—it’s there to make them feel happy, powerful, or melancholic. It has a purpose.
Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection. And if you don’t understand this, you simply cannot be successful.   Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”     
- Jason Hook, Five Finger Death Punch (Paraphrased from guitar player online interview)

"I'm doing the best I can. You can't say I didn't try really hard because I'm really trying hard to be good."
– Tom Petty

"But I'm of the school of the instinctive. I once worked with Allen Ginsberg and Allen always used to say, 'First thought, best thought.' And then he would edit everything. But I think the theory is good. 'First thought, best thought.' It doesn't always work, but as a general idea I will try and do that and sometimes I come out with a puzzling set of words that I have no idea what I mean, and yet I've got to kind of make sense of it and follow the trail." 
- Sir Paul McCartney (NPR Interview)

“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view”…. “You have to try to find a melody and lyric that will braid together and create four minutes of memory that you will have for the rest of your life”             
- Dave Grohl,  Foo Fighters

“…writing the melody first gives me more freedom than doing it the other way around”.. “It’s very important to have a great melody, if you have one, build your song around that. Don’t make it too complicated.”
– Max Martin.  POP Hit writer “go to guy”


I think that is good for now.
Cheers and have fun. 

Peatle Jville wrote:

Beamer I  like the good rhythmic way you play that. All you need now is to get a vocalist to join you.

in the works and my sons friend plays piano and so does a new client  (she has a baby grand in  her living room)

I love 3 chord songs!  Now if I could only solo like Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory!     

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(17 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

@#$%^&*()
Im gonna miss you my friend.  I hope you can find your way back soon.     

COLD
by Five Finger Death Punch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJao3dVrcW0  my version

Actual  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPeDJ-aMtJ8

And the lyrics since I tried to sing and trust me its better if I don't.  the actual song also has piano filling up the space between the 3 chords.  Tuned to C#.       F#, E,  D

I'm gazing upward, a world I can't embrace
There's only thorns and splinters, venom in my veins
It's okay to cry out, when it's driving you insane
But somehow someday, I'll have to face the pain

It's all gone cold...
But no one wants the blame
It's all so wrong...
But who am I, who am I to say?

I'm begging for forgiveness, everything I've done
If God is listening, He knows I'm not the only one
It's okay to lash out from the rules that I'm enslaved
But somehow someday, I'll have to turn the page

It's all gone cold...
And no one wants to change
It's all so wrong...
But no one wants the blame
It's all gone cold...
There's nothing left to gain
It's all so wrong...
But who am I, who am I to say?

My heart's an endless winter filled with rage
I'm looking forward to forgetting yesterday
It's all gone cold...
And no one wants to change
It's all so wrong...
But no one wants the blame

It's all gone cold...
There's nothing left to gain
It's all so wrong...
But who am I, who am I to say?
To say

It's all gone cold...
But who am I to say?
It's all gone cold...
But who am I, who am I to say?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
And then I did some fun bluesy jam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2zH7dafDlk 

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

Grah1 wrote:

The flaming sword  now lights your way ,
Beamer you've got things to say
We love the stories
That you tell
Don't hold back
Now give em hell


LOLOL thats great! thank you!     

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

Peatle Jville wrote:

Beamer I like those words you got a good talent. I don't know about comics watching an episode  American Pickers they mentioned some crazy high prices collectors pay for old comics. I like the idea of super heros looking at your Azreal link he is gone from evil to good interesting.

Well in his mentality, he was never evil.  People tend to forget also that very early on, Bat-Man also had no problems killing someone (Neither did Green Arrow).  It was not till later that he (Azrael)  met Bat-Man and also gave it up.     

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(6 replies, posted in Poems)

Yep, I agree. I like being able to paint the mental picture.  However you  write, if it is from your heart, it will always be relevant.

Cheers!     

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

Classical Guitar wrote:

This one is beyond dark for any reason.

Extreme sect of Templar's, Assassin, stood in for Batman, pledged new fealty to Batmans code.

Because dark is more interesting than rainbow's and I love a good anti-hero big_smile     

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

keepitreal wrote:

Haven't got a clue who Azrael is but these lyrics are just brilliant. I can just imagine them backed by a screaming guitar, heavy bass and a thumping drum beat. Perhaps a little Alice Cooper. Love it.

check out the link i included big_smile     

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

Grah1 wrote:

Pretty cool Scott  I'm aware of  the DC Azreal  thing but why no mention of a flaming sword?

Ok  you were right, so check the edit! LOLOLOLOL!     

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(11 replies, posted in Poems)

I may need to preface this one  for you guys. 
I have been writing nothing but heavy stuff for a while.  This is totally  make believe.  and the more I wrote it, the more it centered on DC Comics   Azrael  so if you are currious....  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azrael_(comics)


http://comicartcommunity.com/gallery/de … e_id=31764


All that’s been learned, now forgotten
A world unjust, a life uncherished,
To walk in the dark
Buried in the blackness of my heart.

Looking for the target,
Yet passing by. The unfortunate watch.
Anger inside, the urge to kill
Yet a soul that pulls to the heavenly side.

Dark angel
Come to me. Dark angel
Set me free.
Set me on Azrael’s path,
Dispensing final justice
With Gods wrath!

True sinners I shall seek, 
Do not force my flaming sword to rise
and light up this dark street.

Your cries for atonement will echo .....

And your maker you shall meet.

USE GUITAR PEDALS INLINE OR THE TC ELECTRONIC MIC MECHANIC.  4 REVERB AND 4 ECHOS + SOME AUTO TUNE.  http://www.proaudiostar.com/tc-helicon- … D7EALw_wcB

THIS IS A STEEL!!!! https://www.styknot.com/products/e-tend … con-2-with    DONT DELAY ITS NEVER THIS CHEAP.

Well now, this, IMHO, is a rabbit hole waiting to go everywhere  and as deep as you want to go big_smile

Lets start with vocals. Me personally,. would have a couple voice enhancers. Auto tune is great, but maybe one  if the ones with harmony function.  all kinds of good ones out.  I have a TC Electronics Mic Mechanic 2. then there are the  harmony machines. It just depends on what you want to hear in the speakers. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search … ects+pedal

Acoustic effects: well there is a great multi unit for that. or maybe pick up at the minimum, compressor / sustainer, EQ (the Danelectro fish and chips is very good and affordable),  then the rest is up to you really.  However, if your amp has a EQ  then you can drop the pedal.  I have my boards set up for both guitars but this is what I run with acoustic.

Berhinger ADI 21 acoustic driver w/ DI >  Compressor/sustainer (old Yamaha stomp) > EQ > Delay (or 2 LOL) >   then add some color.  chorus is a must,  I like flange and phase.  then I run to a older digitech 350. this just gives you easy options for all kinds of stuf lol.  so its up to you.  if you want to go lite, then its top 3 or 4. ( omit  if amp had good eq) EQ , compressor / sustaintainer, chorus and delay.  Or you can do the ADI to chorus and delay.

hope this helps.

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(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Trevor,
I left you a note on soundcloud also.  I think this can be METALIZED rather well! LOLOL I will have to give it a go.  big_smile     

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(9 replies, posted in Poems)

TIGLJK wrote:

Beamer - ahhh my misinterpretation - I get it now ! smile

any way - sorry.

ALL GOOD BOTHER  big_smile     

SONBEAM BRINGS IT HOME. ( JUST NEED A BASS!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cJCkPBXQY 

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(9 replies, posted in Poems)

TIGLJK wrote:

Beamer

Song was Everybody Hurts, not Superman - although both songs are fantastic.

I am sorry for the loss you experienced and the pain that lingers.

Jim

Oh I know what you were talking about, Superman was the song Wess introduced me to,  The other band he turned me on to was THE CALL.  Album LET THE DAY BEGIN.     

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(9 replies, posted in Poems)

Classical Guitar wrote:

This is written so nicely and some beautifully written and sad and a warning to each of us to help our friends who might have a problem at the same time.  Reminds me of REM
"When your day is long And the night, the night is yours alone When you're sure you've had enough Of this life, well hang on."

Funny you should mention REM as Wes really loved them and was the one who turned me on to them.  the song was SUPERMAN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQS6lfn0yU