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NoSkill
post Jun 11 2010, 01:07 AM
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Hey GMC!

We are proud to announce our virtual band here at GuitarMasterclass.net.

A little over one year ago, while spending far too much time on GMC Chat, (and not enough time practicing guitar,) a friendship came to be. While discussing various elements of guitar, politics, religion, fast food, and youtube videos, the idea of our virtual band was tossed around. The founding members, NoSkill and Jafomatic, had a vision. A vision that they wanted to break free of the "Guitar Owner" moniker, and try and become, Guitar players! SkillOMatic was born.

Several ideas were tossed around and several music styles and concepts were played, recorded and distributed. Many of them were horrible. Actually, most of NoSkill's ideas were horrible. Jafomatic's ideas were not as horrible. At least his playing was tight(ish). But then, like a flash of lighting hitting the primordial ooze, Skill, hit a chord progression that made Jafomatic perk up. A sound of eyebrows raising, was heard throughout the musical underground. Most would have heard only the rumble of a hungry stomach, but SkillOMatic had a project!

Our good friend, and fellow GMC Chataholic, MyGas, answered the call and graciously contributed his ears to several more takes and tones. MyGas, however, had to take a hiatus from the band for school reasons and his contributions are missed and we look forward to him jumping on board this freight train to virtual success when he has more time.

After much prodding, solicitations, bribes, threats, and finally a concession, Zen agreed to join SkillOMatic where he could provide guitars and vocals. Zen is a tireless contributor and a great addition to the band. With Zen's help, we started down the road of producing our first finished piece. Zen brings us a heavier feel to rhythm guitars, and the vocal prowess we greatly needed.

With our first project nearing completion and countless edits and recording of new takes, we were pleased to welcome some background vocals to the mix from our good friend, Lady Platypus. Through the contributions of our members, and the help of GMC instructors and GMC members, we are proud to present our first track for your listening *pleasure*

Music & Lyrics are copyright 2006 by America.

We are pleased to give you, Work To Do - SkillOMatic, 2010

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Jafomatic - Guitars, Production, Guessgineering
NoSkill - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Rarely Helpful Opinions
Zen - Guitars, Vocals, Occasionally Helpful Opinions
Mygas - Hiatuses & Excuses

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Lady Platypus - Vocals, No Opinion - "I'm just happy to be here."



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Lale Nikic
post Jun 11 2010, 01:25 AM
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great guys!!! sounds pretty good...+


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post Jun 11 2010, 01:55 AM
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Congrats on making this happen! Great first song! smile.gif Looking forward to the future work of this band! smile.gif


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post Jun 11 2010, 03:13 AM
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That's a cool song guys! cool.gif smile.gif

Did you play those drums NoSkill? ...the do sound real. I like the kinda "loose" ending.
All of it was pretty cool. Great theme for us GMC'rs too.



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post Jun 11 2010, 03:22 AM
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Hey James, I played them on a Roland V-Tour TD9SX E-Kit that I have in my studio. I recorded them midi to Logic, and then used Superior Drummer vst to create that sound. The V-tour kits will record line out with samples from it's own brain, but I wanted to be able to adjust trigger velocities manually in case something was off. I think it came out okay-ish.

Thanks for the comments!

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post Jun 15 2010, 09:00 AM
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This is sounding amazing, guys. Having seen things evolve from long ago, this is becoming MUCH better than I first imagined it would be. Not saying I thought it would be bad, just that I didn't expect things to be this good smile.gif It's good to see a virtual band actually doing something!
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post Jun 15 2010, 09:59 AM
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It Sounds Amazing Guys .. Wow Can I get in a Virtual Band tongue.gif ???

I just didn´t like the annoyng sound from 2:43 - 2:51..

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post Jun 15 2010, 10:52 AM
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Cool story biggrin.gif
And a very good song too!
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post Jun 15 2010, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Jun 15 2010, 02:00 AM) *
This is sounding amazing, guys. Having seen things evolve from long ago, this is becoming MUCH better than I first imagined it would be. Not saying I thought it would be bad, just that I didn't expect things to be this good smile.gif It's good to see a virtual band actually doing something!


Thanks, Sollesnes. It's a fun project. Stay tuned for more!

QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jun 15 2010, 02:59 AM) *
It Sounds Amazing Guys .. Wow Can I get in a Virtual Band tongue.gif ???

I just didn´t like the annoyng sound from 2:43 - 2:51..


The drums?

QUOTE (Fre @ Jun 15 2010, 03:52 AM) *
Cool story biggrin.gif
And a very good song too!


Thanks man!


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post Jun 15 2010, 02:34 PM
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Very nice.


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post Jun 15 2010, 02:47 PM
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Thanks guyz ..Its great fun and honor to be working with such talented and mature musicians.

It's also a good news story for GMC smile.gif

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post Jun 15 2010, 03:18 PM
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That's great news guys! Cool first song, hope it's just the first of many more to come smile.gif


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post Jul 1 2010, 02:53 AM
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Any new songs planned ??? smile.gif


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post Jul 1 2010, 05:59 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jun 30 2010, 08:53 PM) *
Any new songs planned ??? smile.gif


We have a bunch of items on "simmer" right now. NoSkill, Zen, and Mygas, have picked out a few great sounding tunes that we're going to work on over the next few months. I've become a little busy with work and also have to rebuild the video that we compiled for the "Work To Do" track.

Also: Don't be afraid to harass Zen & Mygas for choosing only songs that are played in alternate tunings ( mad.gif ).


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