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23 Mar 2015
When I was a kid, even though my family doesn't really any musicians, I have always got support to start playing. At the very beginning, I was very interested in learning how to play the piano. All I was interested was to play rock n roll / oldies music and this is what I would imagine me playing on the piano :
After a long time of playing small kid keyboards I borrowed from a friend, my parents got me nice 5-octaves "arranger" keyboards which I spent hours playing
Later on, quite later I have shown interest in playing the guitar - this was mainly in order to be able to enter a local school band.
Now to cut the long story short, I must say that looking back now I was very lucky to receive support from my parents when it comes to music. Of course, there were tons of moments where I would play (loud) and I would get : "turn that down immediately and similar comments" which I would literally see as "sabotaging my musical career hahahah " . I'm so glad now that I picked up music as a kid and stayed with it as it makes me really happy and it is what I like to do. Of course, I can't blame any parents in not having a belief in music as a choice for their kids but it must be extremely hard for those to stick to playing in such non supporting environment? I made it a bit easier for my parents as my school grades didn't suffer much so they didn't have that "excuse" for limiting me.
How are your experiences with parents and the choice of playing music as a hobby or way of life?
16 Feb 2015
I found this idea and video pretty awesome. I can't stop listening to it, there is something contagious about it
It is really amazing what kind of music he gets just by mixing back and forth between guitar signal which is live and 4 seconds delayed.
13 Feb 2015
I was watching the movie Boyhood (what an epic movie btw!), and there was a scene where father gifted his son with a custom made CD - The Black Album, consisting of songs from Beatles solo carriers which when put together conway that special magic which made their music so cool. The idea is based on Ethan Hawkes real life experience and it is a really cool one to make such a CD
Since this scene in the movie raised some dust, the cast later on gave more details about the actual playlist of the CD.
First, here is the scene :
Here is the official interview with the details and playlist: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ethanhawke/boyhood...bum#.cd1oAxdm7d
...and here is the Youtube playlist for the "black album" :
12 Feb 2015
When we go into the studio, we usually either record "live" or against a metronome beat or so called "Click track". I must say that all the material I have recorded with bands so far was done against a metronome beat/track. We would usually record pilot tracks at home and then drummer would first go into the studio and record the drums over pilot tracks and metronome click. After drums are done, other instruments would be recorded. Lately, I've been thinking about the alternative approach - recording "live". This means that the band will go into the studio and play live, just like on rehearsals or gigs. Usually drums, bass and maybe a guitar track would all be recorded in this one take and then other instruments/tracks overdubbed.
As I view it, here are some pros and cons of both methods :
- music is recorded to a steady metronome beat so there is not much if any tempo variation throughout the song
- it is somewhat easier to record overdubs and add other midi triggered instruments over the tracks which are recorded "in time" and with the click track
- more flexibility in studio choice as only 1 instrument is recorded at the time
- less dynamics in music which come from variable tempo throughout the song
- lack of energy that comes from band playing together in one room
- songs sound more like the live band performances
- songs have tempo which is not fixed and usually speeds up in the choruses, drops a bit in verse and dynamics go up during solos or ending sections of the song
- overall more dynamics
- tempo can really get away and song can start in one tempo and end up with a completely different one which is not always good. I would call this "additional nervousness" in the song. Songs would be less "flat" and steady sounding when it comes to time keeping.
- could be more tricky to record as band would be searching for a "perfect" take and this take also needs to have a good and well played other instruments (not just drums) since more musicians are recorded at the same time.
What would be your preference? If you have any experience with these recording approaches, please share
Did I miss any pros or cons of both approaches? I was wondering how famous bands record? Which ones record live tracks for example?
I saw some clips by RHCP and Iron Maiden from the studio which I would guess are recorded live but I'm not sure.
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20 Mar 2015 - 21:55
Happy B' Bogdan wish the best for this day \m/
7 Jan 2011 - 1:47
hehe no problem :) then i hope you will have a nice party and much gifts.
8 Jan 2010 - 1:22
Happy Birthday Bogdan.
7 Jan 2010 - 23:30
Cool Bogdan! Looking forward to see/hear what you come up with, if you do :)
1 Aug 2009 - 13:27
Hi Bogdan, thanks for the add! :) Any chance of some Heavy or Thrash Metal bass lessons? ;) Even if that's not your style really, am I right? :)
31 Jul 2009 - 20:31
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