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Chris Evans
Band Leader - JVM!

Beginners to intermediate alternate rock band (kind of radiohead, smashing pumpkins, nirvana, pixies, stereophonics etc)


Band Now Full, Please PM me if you are interested in joining this band for future recordings
JVM


AudunESP - guitar/vox
Rated Htr - guitar
timono - guitar
JVM - odd job man
manhunta - guitar/keys/vox

News: And then manhunta joined the band, and there was much rejoicing (biggrin.gif), welcome to the band! I think five band members is enough for now, but once again any offers for bass are still welcome.

Okay people, it seems Moaning Lisa is a full band now that timono has joined the ranks! However I'm still willing to accept anyone wanting to contribute bass. Hopefully we can get started cranking out some ideas post holidays!

Rated Htr joins the band as second lead player, welcome to the band smile.gif

We have our first band member - AudunESP! He'll be doing vocals and some lead guitar work for us.

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Hey guys - since the band has no members other than moi right now I'm looking for everyone. Top priority is a singer but also looking for 2-3 full time guitarists.

Since we're bound to have a lot of guitarists (I'm expecting but not requiring that we'll end up with 4-5 guitarists, regardless of what our other contributions to the band are) I'll probably be splitting us up like so:
Rhythm guitarist - probably one dedicated person, or at least dedicated per song, it can be switched up as we do different stuff
Lead guitarist x2 (which will probably have more to do with being able to record similar tone moreso than your technical ability - after all this is a beginner band and I'm putting emphasis on sounding as good and as tight as we can over technical playing)

So thats three of us - I will not fill any of those roles. If we can get that, we'll have a four member band. But that would also require that one of the above have double duty as a singer. And as mentioned by smells, I'm hoping for a better bassist than myself and or someone with better backing track making capability.

My role within the band with probably be more of a production/management role. I do want to get some guitar playing in, so I'll probably add one or two tracks to each of our songs - but I'll also be doing my best not to take over a song. Also unless we have a better mixer/masterer among the above mentioned band members, that'll be my duty. I'm not fully versed in those arts so it'll be a learning process if we don't find someone else.

I was thinking we could start with something along the lines of Gabe's Muse lesson. I'd like to have a couple of our covers be based on some of the lessons here if that's okay. Not exact copies, but heavily based on some of them for sure. This works well because the lessons are right here, fully correct tab for each of us to be able to learn the song etc. The only downside would be we'll have to help our singer come up with a melody and or some lyrics.

If you'd rather do a cover of an already established song though, make some suggestions smile.gif

[edit] Also, any thoughts on band name? Keep or not? Any suggestions? smile.gif
AudunESP
I can yoin this band temporarliy as just guitarist, rythm or lead, same for me, but as soon as i get a mic i can start as vocals. I have a little limited vocal range and i do squise a bit in singing but i do progresses :)Btw. i use Pod X3 and Cubase for recording, just for info.

edit: DONT change band name, "moaning lisa" is just genious!

Sorry, didnt see that i wasnt suposed to post here, may you delete this post?
JVM
Okay, you're in smile.gif I think I'll place you under lead now since you'll be doing vocals. When might you get a mic?

Also, what do you think about our first song Audun? Considering you're the singer, would you be okay with working on one of the lessons here, knowing you'll have to make up a melody and lyrics for it (we can help of course)?

By the way for those concerned I'll keep an updated news section at the top of my first post (second post of the thread) so check there for any announcements or anything smile.gif
AudunESP
I think i will get the mic soon, if not before christmass ill have it in the christmass days. I think the song prefer is totaly cool, i love and im very fascinated by muse. Ill actually scream like a little baby to get the lyric and melodymaking job laugh.gif love songmaking, made some songs myself smile.gif
JVM
Okay cool, we'll see what the others think (when we get a couple more members obviously) but it might be a good idea to go ahead and start reviewing the muse lesson anyway, even if we choose not to do it it's a great lesson, and if we do you'll have a head start smile.gif
Rated Htr
Sent you a PM regarding the band JVM, hopefully, I can enter smile.gif
JVM
You're in smile.gif

Still looking for another guitarist (going to copy the following from a PM I sent Rated Htr); "I guess it would have been more accurate to say the band would have x amount of guitarists, instead of two lead and a rhythm, because I'm not going to stop for example, a lead guitarist from contributing a riff or whatever." and hopefully a bassist, but don't let any lack of bass knowledge stop you from signing up smile.gif
timono
Hey guys

i would really like to be in this band dunno if there's still a spot left rolleyes.gif

i'm not yet able to record but i'll buy a mic in holiday's and i will have an multi-effect on 19 january so than i can start i think.

timon
JVM
We're looking for a rhythm guitarist, if you think you're up for the task then you're in smile.gif You'll be doing other stuff too probably.
timono
Well, i'm in then biggrin.gif
JVM
Great, welcome tongue.gif
timono
Thanks =D
JVM
So we have:

AudunESP - guitar/vox
Rated Htr - guitar (slash photoshop? biggrin.gif)
timono - guitar
JVM - odd job man tongue.gif
Rated Htr
By that comment, you want me to do something in photoshop? xD
muntahunta
hey, ive been told theres room here at the band with the best name by far tongue.gif

if thats true is there any chance i could join?

I can play keyboard (a little bit)
i'd say im a begginer/intermediate lead guitarist (more begginer latly) and an intermediate rythm guitarist
i have cubase sx3, a POD X3, EZdrummer.
ive also been told i can sing like chad kroger (not sure if thats how u spell it) so i guess i could do some vocals too.
JVM
Sure, I suppose we could open up one more spot, keyboards and more vocals are always good cool.gif You and AudunESP can switch on vocals or something sometimes. Also, Matt Bellamy of muse (since we're doing the muse lesson) is a pianist/keyboardist too, so some kind of keyboard melody might go really well with the lesson too.
Rated Htr
So we should go see the muse lesson?
JVM
Yeah, if you guys are all cool with it you might as well go learn it, get some ideas etc. For example I think it'd be awesome to have a part where it drops down to just drums and bass, then I could do an acoustic variation of the riff which would be cool for you guys to solo over. Matt (of muse) likes to use effects so some kind of simple cool sounding solo would be great, but I'm getting too far ahead of myself smile.gif

[edit] I'd like to get started laying down some tracks in about two weeks, but if you guys are up for doing it sooner I can be flexible.
Rated Htr
So you want me to do something original inspired in the muse lesson, correct? smile.gif
JVM
I'm thinking we'll actually use what Gabe has tabbed and play that (doing any variations etc we want), it's already structured (has a verse etc) that could just be brought directly over to song form. But yes, something original for all the lead stuff.
muntahunta
wayhey biggrin.gif
dont think i can go as high as muse stuff with vocals like tongue.gif ill have to leave that one to AudunESP.

and lmao at manhunta lol.
im good to record anytime too.
JVM
QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 17 2007, 02:40 AM) *
wayhey biggrin.gif
dont think i can go as high as muse stuff with vocals like tongue.gif ill have to leave that one to AudunESP.

and lmao at manhunta lol.
im good to record anytime too.


It's like a cool band nickname tongue.gif
muntahunta
well theres the muse lesson learnt.
im not a great fan of muse but it is fun to play biggrin.gif
JVM
Cool tongue.gif Do you have it down 100% so you can play it up to tempo and hit each note every time you play it? Important for recording tongue.gif
muntahunta
yup not a problem at all tongue.gif
AudunESP
QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 17 2007, 03:40 PM) *
wayhey biggrin.gif
dont think i can go as high as muse stuff with vocals like tongue.gif ill have to leave that one to AudunESP.

and lmao at manhunta lol.
im good to record anytime too.


HAHA! dont think i can do that either, but its just fine singing like, a bit lower?tongue.gif
but i can sure do this song tongue.gif be gladly too colaborate with your vocals, lyrics and melodies and stuff if like things like that tongue.gif or you can just set your foot down like "IM DOING THIS SONG! PISS OFF!!" laugh.gif
JVM
biggrin.gif Well I'll let you guys sort out what you wanna do for vocals, singing lower is fine with me smile.gif
Rated Htr
Can I suggest me for lyric writting? Started to learn the muse lesson, not to hard, should be able to play it in tempo in 1 or 2 days... ^^
muntahunta
well i can do a high thing with my voice but i cant seem to get words out.... just "aaaahs" and stuff tongue.gif. maybe have my high ahhhhs in the verse with you singing over the top then for the chorus have harmonized vocals? ofcourse we'd need a backing track before we plan the vocals melodies and stuff tongue.gif

has anyone got any arrangement ideas?

maybe

intro
verse
chorus
riff
verse
chorus
breakdown with solos n stuff
chorus

just an idea ;p
i see theres a few guitarists already, i could just do keyboard/vox if you want.
JVM
When you mention the intro and all that are you referring to specific parts of the lesson or just as a general idea?
muntahunta
either lol
JVM
Here's the guitarport* tone I'm using by the way, if anyone can use it. I think it sounds decent. Not a good lead tone but good for rhythm at least.

*gearbox tongue.gif
muntahunta
ill put it on my POD now biggrin.gif

i have just found a great phaser type effect that would suit the muse lesson riff. not sure if u wanna use it though.Click to view attachment
Rated Htr
Aswer one thing for the newbie here...What program do I use to open those attached files? tongue.gif
JVM
Well, you have to have gearbox. which is a line6 product - comes with stuff like the toneport that I have, guitarport, or any variation of the pod if I'm correct. Just kind of useful to share between us that have it. Not a big deal if you don't smile.gif If you do, just download it and it should open directly in gearbox.

by the way manhunta (hope you dont mind if I keep calling you that tongue.gif) the noise gate was meant to be in the ON position in that file, eliminates the little hum you get but doesn't affect the tone.
Rated Htr
I don't have nothing from line6 sad.gif..Just Fender biggrin.gif
AudunESP
QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 17 2007, 04:41 PM) *
well i can do a high thing with my voice but i cant seem to get words out.... just "aaaahs" and stuff tongue.gif. maybe have my high ahhhhs in the verse with you singing over the top then for the chorus have harmonized vocals? ofcourse we'd need a backing track before we plan the vocals melodies and stuff tongue.gif

has anyone got any arrangement ideas?

maybe

intro
verse
chorus
riff
verse
chorus
breakdown with solos n stuff
chorus

just an idea ;p
i see theres a few guitarists already, i could just do keyboard/vox if you want.


Well, are we alowed to use the riffs from gabe's lesson? If so, i found some vocal ideas for the 5th video. Could be verry nice as chorus. at the arpegio part like "wan-ted" and then off to the occtaves.."dead or ali-ive"
Maybe not those lyrics, but maybe something similar?
E------------------
H----5----3-----------6-------5---3--3h5
.......wan-ted.... .... ..dead or a-li-ive
Rated Htr
Let me write please...I'll give you a banana biggrin.gif
AudunESP
QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Dec 17 2007, 07:34 PM) *
Let me write please...I'll give you a banana biggrin.gif

hehe, have fun smile.gif
mmm, bananas are good. my adress: Skippergata 44 2409sandnes Norway laugh.gif
JVM
hmm, I'm having fun adding phaser tongue.gif Play the riff with this:
Rated Htr
I'm almost done with the lesson, than I need some indications of what I'm suppose to do, have anything in mind?

(Writing with the pick in my hand xD)
JVM
Well, I think after each of us have gotten the lesson down I'll put up a bass/drum track with a basic structure, and we'll designate whoever can play the riffs the best as the rhythm player who'll then record over it. When that's done we can see what it sounds like, tweak structure as needed etc. The whole time if anyone gets any ideas for melodies, riff variations etc just put them in here and we'll discuss it.

I guess it'll keep going through that process until we get a final song structure down with bass/drums/riff, and hopefully by that time I'll be able to do a decent job mixing tongue.gif Then we can work on lead stuff and vocals for it.
FretDancer69
JVM what other styles could be incorportated in this band? Id like to join, but from the list of bands ive only listened to nirvana and im not too much fan of grunge.. But anyways, are there still spots available? smile.gif
Rated Htr
I think we are full but like Smells said, all bands will have to rotate for others to play while there are still 5 bands, so it's a matter of speaking with JVM, statting what will you do, rythm guitar, lead or something else and telling Smells smile.gif
JVM
Sorry Fret I think we're full for now. Talk to smells though, he's gathering more people to put on rotation to either form a new band pretty soon or else take a spot in a band during the next song or so smile.gif Good luck!
Rated Htr
hehehe I was quicker than you JVM xD. I didn't understood well if I could by the way...Can I write lyrics based on the muse lesson or what? smile.gif
JVM
Yeah, go ahead smile.gif
Rated Htr
Ok, I'll try to do some now and than send it by pm to you
muntahunta
yea u can call me manhunta lol.

ive finished the lesson (can play it at 115% original speed perfectly.... i like to play things faster so i know i can play it slower all of the time) and have some basic vocal/keyboard melodies in my head.

tell me what to do next mr leader man tongue.gif (hope you dont mind if i call you that biggrin.gif:P)
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