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post Mar 26 2012, 05:50 PM
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Alright mate! biggrin.gif there ya go - I know what you like, so, what would you like to start with? biggrin.gif


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post Mar 26 2012, 07:11 PM
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I would like to break the ice with a chord question. wink.gif

What is this chord in standard E tuning? What makes it the chord that it is? I know there are characteristics that define chords.
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I love it! And how could I use this chord in a progression? In other words, what chords might go with this one?


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post Mar 26 2012, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 26 2012, 06:11 PM) *
I would like to break the ice with a chord question. wink.gif

What is this chord in standard E tuning? What makes it the chord that it is? I know there are characteristics that define chords.
0-2-4-0-3-0

I love it! And how could I use this chord in a progression? In other words, what chords might go with this one?


Hey Brandon! The notes in this order are E B F# G D E now let's see what functions they bear smile.gif E would be the tonic, B would be the fifth, F # would be the added 9th, G would be the minor third, D would be the minor 7th that gives us an Em7add9 smile.gif

You can look at this chord as belonging both to the harmonized C major scale (3rd step) or D major (2nd step) scale what suits you better smile.gif

From that point on, there's a lot of possibilities biggrin.gif let me know if you come up with any ideas tongue.gif or would you like me to develop further?

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post Apr 8 2012, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 26 2012, 02:05 PM) *
Hey Brandon! The notes in this order are E B F# G D E now let's see what functions they bear smile.gif E would be the tonic, B would be the fifth, F # would be the added 9th, G would be the minor third, D would be the minor 7th that gives us an Em7add9 smile.gif

You can look at this chord as belonging both to the harmonized C major scale (3rd step) or D major (2nd step) scale what suits you better smile.gif

From that point on, there's a lot of possibilities biggrin.gif let me know if you come up with any ideas tongue.gif or would you like me to develop further?

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So what is the 9 we are talking about? What makes it 9? I understand about the third and seventh. Those are part of a minor scale.


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 8 2012, 08:40 PM) *
So what is the 9 we are talking about? What makes it 9? I understand about the third and seventh. Those are part of a minor scale.


Hey Brandon! biggrin.gif in respect to the tonic, you can see 2nds as being 9ths when they are in a higher octave, as well as 4ths being elevenths and 6 being 13ths.

Keep this in mind: 2=9, 4=11, 6=13 when they are in a superior octave.

When we have a chord having E as a tonic and having an F# in there, you can look at F# as being the 9th

hope it helps

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PS: what are ya workin on? This thread wants more action from ya? biggrin.gif


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biggrin.gif thanks Cosmin, it makes sense now. I'm trying to compose - not working too well. Every time I try to come up with a heavy song, it turns into a happy one too! biggrin.gif It's crazy! I'm not getting the power I want from the mix either.

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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 9 2012, 01:27 PM) *
biggrin.gif thanks Cosmin, it makes sense now. I'm trying to compose - not working too well. Every time I try to come up with a heavy song, it turns into a happy one too! biggrin.gif It's crazy! I'm not getting the power I want from the mix either.

http://soundcloud.com/fireball100/decimate-1


Hey mate! This sounds very nice! You could make it gloomier with some b2 nds here and there tongue.gif just like the ones I used in metal metrics 1 at the breakdown in the middle.

Otherwise the riffs are pretty mean! You know, the music reflects your feelings and thoughts usually - if you're not angry on anything, you won't necessarily sound mean just because you want to wink.gif but if something bugs you in life up to a point where you can't take it anymore, blast! The anger can be channeled through a song smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 10 2012, 06:21 AM) *
Hey mate! This sounds very nice! You could make it gloomier with some b2 nds here and there tongue.gif just like the ones I used in metal metrics 1 at the breakdown in the middle.

Otherwise the riffs are pretty mean! You know, the music reflects your feelings and thoughts usually - if you're not angry on anything, you won't necessarily sound mean just because you want to wink.gif but if something bugs you in life up to a point where you can't take it anymore, blast! The anger can be channeled through a song smile.gif

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Thanks Cosmin. biggrin.gif Then I am glad the song turned out how it is so far. biggrin.gif I am happy actually. haha.
Um... "b2 nds" ??? I am guessing you are talking about the dissonant chords.


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 10 2012, 12:01 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin. biggrin.gif Then I am glad the song turned out how it is so far. biggrin.gif I am happy actually. haha.
Um... "b2 nds" ??? I am guessing you are talking about the dissonant chords.


Precisely wink.gif playing a halftone on two strings-for instance, C on the b string and C# on the E string in the same time biggrin.gif


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Hey Cosmin,

I am working on Piotr's Lesson: Whammy Bar Phrasing.

When I raise the whammy bar at the end, sometimes my signal flutters. What I am doing that is causing this?
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 11 2012, 08:28 PM) *
Hey Cosmin,

I am working on Piotr's Lesson: Whammy Bar Phrasing.

When I raise the whammy bar at the end, sometimes my signal flutters. What I am doing that is causing this?


Hey Brandon! I think that ore strings are loose than the one on which the note is played. Try to mute the rest and see what happens biggrin.gif

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Hey Cosmin!

Ever try to write a song and it's going great, then you come up with some other ideas that don't fit into the song? This means an entirely new song before ever finishing the other one. I have so many unfinished songs, if I actually finished them I would have an album!! ohmy.gif

How do you combat, or more appropriately, how do you manage these constant new ideas?
I keep thinking I am going to finish a song, but never do. What do you do, Cosmin?

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Hey Bran, well, accidentally tongue.gif we are dealing with the same situation in the studio right now. The song 'Seeds' was a pain in the hiney for us, because the chorus is very tricky and we were having a hard time coming up with a good vocal line. Once we got a good vocal line, we discovered it was not fitting with the verse line and so on, until we ended up with a lot of great ideas which somehow were not fitting among themselves. Big bummer, right?

We saved them all and now we are keeping them for future songs tongue.gif and that I think, answers your question biggrin.gif SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

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Okay, thanks! biggrin.gif I sure do that! smile.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 3 2012, 03:26 AM) *
Hey Bran, well, accidentally tongue.gif we are dealing with the same situation in the studio right now. The song 'Seeds' was a pain in the hiney for us, because the chorus is very tricky and we were having a hard time coming up with a good vocal line. Once we got a good vocal line, we discovered it was not fitting with the verse line and so on, until we ended up with a lot of great ideas which somehow were not fitting among themselves. Big bummer, right?

We saved them all and now we are keeping them for future songs tongue.gif and that I think, answers your question biggrin.gif SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

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We found the chorus! biggrin.gif It all fits now tongue.gif


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Hey Cosmin,

Do you guys find people are commenting and liking your stuff a lot on your facebook pages? I have well over 2,000 likes, but not really any interaction when I post stuff. Any thoughts on that? huh.gif


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jul 13 2012, 05:09 PM) *
Hey Cosmin,

Do you guys find people are commenting and liking your stuff a lot on your facebook pages? I have well over 2,000 likes, but not really any interaction when I post stuff. Any thoughts on that? huh.gif


Hey Bran,

yes, I know exactly what you're dealing with wink.gif Your growth has not been an organic one - you have exposed yourself to a lot of people but they haven't been engaged yet in interaction. I talk to everyone on YT and FB, so that they can see I am real, my bands are real and i like to talk to them. Take initiative and make them carry the flag for you wink.gif If you dig my idea biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 13 2012, 12:17 PM) *
Hey Bran,

yes, I know exactly what you're dealing with wink.gif Your growth has not been an organic one - you have exposed yourself to a lot of people but they haven't been engaged yet in interaction. I talk to everyone on YT and FB, so that they can see I am real, my bands are real and i like to talk to them. Take initiative and make them carry the flag for you wink.gif If you dig my idea biggrin.gif


Yeah, I think I see what you mean. How do I make them "carry the flag" though? biggrin.gif I ask for interaction, but nothing happens. What am I doing "wrong?"


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Things won't happen over night wink.gif see that's the bad things with those adds tongue.gif they gave you an unrealistic measure of your success biggrin.gif Not that your product isn't good, au contraire, you are one of the first examples I always talk about, when it comes to great playing and good ideas with the guitar and modern metal music, but your exposure was not generated because of a bunch of activities you controlled, involving interaction in various forms. You were just getting by, using adds smile.gif

It's very good, but now, keep the people with you and make them talk about you biggrin.gif


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Cosmin, I have a question about recording in the studio.

I see a lot of bands say they are tracking guitars in a week or two. So this must mean they already have the songs written. Do bands jam out until they have their song completely (or mostly) ready and then record it? I record songs like I used to write short stories - just as I go. This is so I won't forget it. Should I just I re-record all these parts in a single week or two with fresh strings after all the songs are written? Maybe that's how people do it these days? It seems like everybody does it all at once. I just have to remember my riffs though.


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