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Working on creating my own lines, cleaning up my playing, recognizing subdivisions, using my guitars volume and tone knobs, two handed tapping, ear training, having fun!
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Jim S.
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36 years old
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Born Jan-14-1983
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Working on creating my own lines, cleaning up my playing, recognizing subdivisions, using my guitars volume and tone knobs, two handed tapping, ear training, having fun!
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26 Sep 2016
I sold my old pearl drum set which was pretty hard to bare. I bought that set for a drummer who was not punctual. He still never showed up...

So I rocked a 2006 MacBook 13" with 2g ram and Logic Pro 9. This has been my setup for so long and I got so used to everything that when I picked up a 21.5" with 2.8i7 with 16g ram with logic x and the latest Mac OS for $400 that left me an extra hundred! I think a thunderbolt hard drive is what I'll save my project files to. It's crazy that all the things I wished for in logic that were worked out. I can record song ideas from my phone and it shows up right in logic, it is also a remote for the program.

I sold the drum set in hopes of being able to program music including drums better. First thing I notice is... adding a new drummer track automatically sets 16bars of drums. You can pick the drummer and change the swing loudness and complexity. I haven't looked yet but I bet you could still adjust the notes in piano roll. Either way it's amazing the progress from 2010...

What are some other things I may not know about?

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27 Aug 2016
Hi GMC!

I have not been around the forums much but have been working on some original music. IMO this is something very special and when I listen to this beginning of the track I want to hear more, which is a good sign.

The song is very moody and I want to keep it like that until the end but, I have this second part which Im not sure how to fit and or if it even does. The only thing I did not really mess with was the drums. Thats my next goal besides vocal placement. I have 2 different vocal melodies over the first section and If I can mix them together this will sound so cool. Only 1 idea is in the current track below.

Couple questions here, when beginning a project from scratch whats a good way to write?

1.Should you be using EQ and Doubling tracks from the get go or do you get the whole sketch through and then start fattening up everything?

2. Whats a good way to connect 2 pieces together with the drums? Anticipating the next section while keeping beat... I did pick 2 tracks for drums. 1 is a drum groove that I found that fits pretty well. The second track is for midi input from the keyboard or a blank area for copied drum fills but its not fitting nicely. Should I just start from scratch too?

4. Volume seems to change dramatically between different audio systems but 1 thing is sure, the volume is too low or if I boost the entire track its muddy. The track below is a bit loud but its not loud enough which is hard for me to explain. I really would like a more clear, punchy bass, punchy bass drum but Im not creating this. Any help would be very cool... Thanks Guys!Attached File  Strange_First_Vocals_Volume_Up.mp3 ( 2.68MB ) Number of downloads: 96


BTW, The guitar solos are just placeholders, dont think this is anymeans final or even close....



15 Aug 2016
Hey Gmc I'm proud to announce a new member to the family! This was my dads old peavey predator and I stripped it, routed and shaped it and sanded all the way to 2500 grit. My 6 year old son drew his awesome pictures all over it and my wife tied it all together and made it into a piece of art. After the art I used a 2 part automotive clear coat and wetsanded and buffed. I also sanded and buffed the black plate the pickups sit in too. Here is a video of the progressPeavey Predator

The backing track is a new track I'm working on.... How's it sound? I'm still working on every part in it so please any feedback would be awesome!

Thanks guys!
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26 Jun 2016
I play in my basement and it's become apparent the need for a dehumidifier. My basement is not wet but it does not get very good ventilation or if you open the windows with a fan it brings in heat and humidity. So I have one running all the time. It shuts off when it hits a certain point so it not on constantly. Since its been taking buckets of water out of the area around it the basement feels more like upstairs and I'm pretty sure my guitars and equipment appreciate it. Th more inviting the room the more you'll want to stay.
25 Jun 2016
For some reason I cant seem to download any backing tracks for this lesson https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/25-Jazz-Fusion-Licks/

Maybe it's my old computers but I have tried with 2 different ones and still it gives a debug error. Can anyone download it and post it here so I can grab it? Is there any other way to do it?

I have the first lick nailed and Im excited to go through as many as possible recording each one and turn in a giant Rec Take!

Rock on GMC
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Wow, listening to your song "Big Charlie" on Reverbnation right now - amazing stuff! :)
11 Sep 2013 - 3:51

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