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Ben Higgins
post Dec 23 2013, 07:49 PM
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I just sat through a whole vid of Devin Townsend talking about guitar playing and composing. It's really interesting, especially when he talks about using octave chords so he can choose different tonalities afterwards with his vocals and whatnot. It's really worth a watch to anyone who's writing their own songs etc..



You don't even have to be a fan to appreciate this.. I've only heard bits of Devin's music over the years but still I was fascinated.

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post Dec 24 2013, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 23 2013, 06:49 PM) *
I just sat through a whole vid of Devin Townsend talking about guitar playing and composing. It's really interesting, especially when he talks about using octave chords so he can choose different tonalities afterwards with his vocals and whatnot. It's really worth a watch to anyone who's writing their own songs etc..



You don't even have to be a fan to appreciate this.. I've only heard bits of Devin's music over the years but still I was fascinated.


Well guess what Ben biggrin.gif I AM A FAN and I thank you for posting this tongue.gif Devin is, by far a great performer and musician.


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post Dec 24 2013, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 24 2013, 03:06 PM) *
Well guess what Ben biggrin.gif I AM A FAN and I thank you for posting this tongue.gif Devin is, by far a great performer and musician.


There's no doubting the guy is borderline genius. I love his voice smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2013, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 24 2013, 05:53 PM) *
There's no doubting the guy is borderline genius. I love his voice smile.gif


Whenever he hits those high notes, i am like -"oh my!". I really like his stuff even though i have yet to listen to all is work.

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post Dec 25 2013, 08:59 AM
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To me, it's all about the beautiful musical landscape that he creates... It's like there's a whole universe in each song.. The intro and the beginning parts from this piece have stunned my soul each time:



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post Dec 27 2013, 01:16 PM
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"i dont really know theory, infact when we're doin orchestral stuff, they'll be like .. is that C# .. and I'm like well it's 7th fret"

GOLD !


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post Dec 27 2013, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 25 2013, 07:59 AM) *
To me, it's all about the beautiful musical landscape that he creates... It's like there's a whole universe in each song.. The intro and the beginning parts from this piece have stunned my soul each time:



This song is amazing.Thanks for sharing Cosmin smile.gif
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post Dec 27 2013, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (zen @ Dec 27 2013, 12:16 PM) *
"i dont really know theory, infact when we're doin orchestral stuff, they'll be like .. is that C# .. and I'm like well it's 7th fret"

GOLD !


Haha, yeah. I thought it was funny he said that when earlier he's like '..hit this C# here, and another one here..'

I don't think he's quite as musically illiterate as he'll have as believe. He probably knows enough to help himself figure out what he needs to do and no more. A bit like me tongue.gif


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post Dec 27 2013, 10:43 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 27 2013, 03:32 PM) *
Haha, yeah. I thought it was funny he said that when earlier he's like '..hit this C# here, and another one here..'

I don't think he's quite as musically illiterate as he'll have as believe. He probably knows enough to help himself figure out what he needs to do and no more. A bit like me tongue.gif


Haha! Wise words mate smile.gif We may seem illiterate in comparison to a Berklee genius or so, but we all know our way around things - as I am sure he does tongue.gif Who knows, if he compares himself with Steve Vai who knows music as his native tongue, it makes sense laugh.gif


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post Dec 28 2013, 10:36 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 27 2013, 09:43 PM) *
Haha! Wise words mate smile.gif We may seem illiterate in comparison to a Berklee genius or so, but we all know our way around things - as I am sure he does tongue.gif Who knows, if he compares himself with Steve Vai who knows music as his native tongue, it makes sense laugh.gif


Very true.. compared to Steve Vai we don't know jack ! laugh.gif


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post Dec 28 2013, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 28 2013, 09:36 AM) *
Very true.. compared to Steve Vai we don't know jack ! laugh.gif


I don't know any Jack... oh wait laugh.gif Now, on a more serious tone, I can't wait for this whole holiday season to end so that I can start delving into that Mick Godrick book - 'The advancing guitarist'


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post Dec 28 2013, 06:11 PM
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Didn't he sing for Steve Vai while back? Or am i mistaking with someone else.


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post Dec 28 2013, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 28 2013, 05:11 PM) *
Didn't he sing for Steve Vai while back? Or am i mistaking with someone else.


A while back ?? Early 90's biggrin.gif


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post Dec 29 2013, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 28 2013, 08:27 PM) *
A while back ?? Early 90's biggrin.gif


He recorded the vocal tracks for the 'Sex and religion' album that Steve sorted out in 1993. Check out the famous video, maybe you know it already, but here it goes... Devin was just...19 if I am not mistaken smile.gif



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