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Hey, I've noticed a couple you have stated music as an interest. Just wondering what type...instrument you play...influences...etc...

I play guitar...have for about 20 years...was a drummer prior to that...not for very long...wasn't very good...not that I'm a great guitar player either. In general I play rock...primary influence is Randy Rhoads...I am a product of the 80s so most of the "hair" bands are what I like. Plus bands/musicians like UFO, Robin Trower, Rainbow, Triumph, Rush, etc. I write a variety of music. Hard to put it in a category because I do have so many influences. I have played everything from Chuck Berry to Megadeth & just about everything in between...even some country.
 

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I play bass guitar and sing. I do a lot of contemporary stuff, but primarily my influences have been radiohead and interpol. I also grab a lot from the red hot chili peppers.
 

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ShamMol said:
I play bass guitar and sing. I do a lot of contemporary stuff, but primarily my influences have been radiohead and interpol. I also grab a lot from the red hot chili peppers.
OUCH!...stop...you make me feel old...LOL

Never heard of Interpol.....Chili Peppers are cool. They did a great cover of Higher Ground.
 

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I also play bass guitar. I do alot of composing on the computer and such. I listen to alot of things, anything with a pulse or feeling to it, really. Mostly rock(in all of it's forms), but I do dabble with tha hip hop(I apologize).

I play the Ibanez EDA905.

This is it:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBAEDA905

It's unbelievably awesome.

There's nothing wrong with Chuck Berry because of Pulp Fiction.
 
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Arthur Fonzarelli said:
OUCH!...stop...you make me feel old...LOL

Never heard of Interpol.....Chili Peppers are cool. They did a great cover of Higher Ground.
Sorry, I tend to have that effect with people older than 30. Their cover was awesome, but all their work back then was, so, completely agree.
 

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I play about 12 instruments, mostly acoustic guitar, mandolin, appalachian dulcimer, and banjo. I've got a Baby Taylor that I take with me biking and camping with a BackAxe. My real baby is my Rainsong Guitar made of graphite which is impervious to the moody Minnesota weather.

I've been working with singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding transcribing his 14 CDs for basic guitar. Two transcriptions are up on his website now for Why We Fight and The Confessions of St Ace. I've also just transcribed a Jill Sobule CD, Happytown, and that's up on her website as well.

I've been playing since I taught myself about 11 years ago. I just bought some sheetmusic and a guitar and figured it out (slowly) from there.
 

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Does anyone have any software that translates a midi to sheet music?
 

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Finale could probably handle it, but you have to buy it. It aint cheap.

You could always pirate it.... but that is illegal(no one really gets caught) and just keep that it mind
 

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I'm a drummer myself, listen to everything, and also hack around on other instruments, but drums are really the only thing I am proficient at.
:2dance: p.s. I play a mean air guitar and pity fiddle :violin
 
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I started on a violin at age 4, and had my first guitar at age 6. For several years I took formal lessons on both instruments, with the guitar winning out with the British Invasion of the early 1960's. Guitars were just more it than violins. Presently I have 3 guitars: a Gibson J-40 acoustic, a Guild JF-55 12 string acoustic, and a Gibson ES 347 TD. The acoustics have Martin thinline under-saddle pickups installed. For amplification, I use a Fender Twin Reverb.
 

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I have started to take lessons in reg. guitar...
 

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Good to see there's some musicians on here.

My mother made me take ballet and tap dance as a small child. (yuck)
Then...about 3 years of piano....(boring)

Then..as a previous poster stated...the British invasion hit, and I have now been playing guitar for over 40 years! ( and ukulele for 5 months..LOL)

My next gig is June 18th at the Summer Solstice Singer/songwriter fest in Belleville, IL.

Just for kicks...I have a '69 Gibson SJ acoustic
A 71 Fender Tele Custom
A '95 American Standard Strat
And a late 90's Takamine Acoustic/electric.

Playing music keeps me from going into work with an uzi and laying waste to all those idiots! LOL!

One last question...to LAmidrighter....I didn't know it was possible to play music and be a Republican? ( Just kiddin' you)
 
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Hello, Hoot, nice to see another survivor of the Brit Invasion. I'm in the over 40 group with calluses as well.
 

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Hoot said:
One last question...to LAmidrighter....I didn't know it was possible to play music and be a Republican? ( Just kiddin' you)
Sure it is, there's Ted Nugent and...., well....., that's pretty much close to all of em' (I kid, I kid), but seriously it's a great hobby and forces you to open your mind, which helps with other thinking and besides, like yourself, beating the drums trumps beating up people who cause me grief, so I do that.
 

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Arthur Fonzarelli said:
Hey, I've noticed a couple you have stated music as an interest. Just wondering what type
I play the radio and the cd player ;)
 

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edb19 said:
I play the radio and the cd player ;)
So do most of the "entertainers" (DJ's :thumbdown ) that get work in my neck of the woods. I'll never understand why people will pay the cover charges of different clubs on the same block on any given night to listen to the same exact music in all of them. I'd rather have the music scene back, that way, you pay different covers, but you also get a variety of music.
 

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galenrox said:
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Don't forget Kid Rock, and whoever that 13 year old kid that sang that "Get out right now, it's the end of you and me song" that made me feel dirty inside.
I stand corrected. :3oops:
 

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galenrox said:
And I think that girl's name is Jojo (why's she gotta be 13?)
I just got back from vacation, and while I was flipping channels one day, I saw this JoJo girl on Ellen Degenres.

She sucked.

If you want to see a 13 year old girl who really had talent...check out the Bow Wow Wow video where that girl sings "I Want Candy."

Perhaps I'm showing my age, but I can only thank God above, that I grew up in the British invasion and not in this dismal period of music that faces the youth of today. ( yeah...I know..there's good music out there today, but it's a lot harder to find...90% of it is mass produced pre-market sludge)
 

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Hoot said:
Perhaps I'm showing my age, but I can only thank God above, that I grew up in the British invasion and not in this dismal period of music that faces the youth of today. ( yeah...I know..there's good music out there today, but it's a lot harder to find...90% of it is mass produced pre-market sludge)

Amen to that - I'll take The Who, The Stones, The Beatles any day, any time over what passes for music today.
 

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Hoot said:
Perhaps I'm showing my age, but I can only thank God above, that I grew up in the British invasion and not in this dismal period of music that faces the youth of today. ( yeah...I know..there's good music out there today, but it's a lot harder to find...90% of it is mass produced pre-market sludge)
We may not agree on politics, but I agree with you on this. The Brittish invasion was exceptional, and I too feel that at least 90% of today's music is caca.
 

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edb19 said:

Amen to that - I'll take The Who, The Stones, The Beatles any day, any time over what passes for music today.
ROCK ON BRO!
 

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galenrox said:
There's some good music today. just kidding.
There was some good sh it in the 90's, in the punk/ska scene though.
Even the darkest musical decade has something to listen to. I am starting to find though that mainstream music has little to offer and find myself going to European Metal to be impressed. I listen to a little of everything, but it's getting harder to find anything new that's worth a crap inside the mainstream. However, I find that Jazz is just continueously great throughout the years.
 
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