Sing Out!

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Campfired, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. AZChilicat

    AZChilicat Member

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    @rangerkarlos, could you give us a break down of the 168 hours in the week and how you find time to make music?
     
  2. 84Bravo

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    Could you put it in Excel for Mac?
     
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    Perhaps he doesn't work full time?
     
  4. rambleon

    rambleon Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Brother, could you clarify 'full time'? Some would say 40 hours a week, others say 60 hours a week. In fact I've even heard that 12 hours a week counts as full time employment.
     
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    @Campfired - I haven't itemized my time, but not counting gigs I probably spend an hour every day on music. Generally that's guitar in hand, writing music, learning songs, or practicing. But I also spend sometime playing keyboard, researching songs/venues, etc. That doesn't count gigs (on average about once a week) or going to see other bands play (about once a week). If you really want to get better, carve some time out of your TGP time (seriously).
     
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    Okay, I will play. This is a one off, just recorded.

     
  7. CRBMoA

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    These calculations are going to be somewhat fuzzy for a variety of reasons, not the least of which include:

    1. Not all packets of time (hours, minutes, seconds.....) are of the same value. I.E., a fresh face and sharp wits after a morning cup of coffee may very well be more productive than the same time packet after a few pours in the evening,

    2. It is possible to multitask. I am listening to music, typing here on TGP, organizing some desk work AND heating up my lunch all at the same time.

    "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." - quote attributed to multiple persons.
     
  8. Bob Longo

    Bob Longo Gold Supporting Member

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    But what if you don't want to practice?
     
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    Hard to believe that some people work upwards of....I don't know....15-20 hours a week with wife, kids, dogs and cats. Then still manage to exercise and rehearse and gig.
     
  10. StanG

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    Very nice!!
     
  11. CRBMoA

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    Don't forget a crap load of cooking (or downloading recipes or whatever).
     
  12. marktweedy

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    Thanks, brother!
     
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    Those who can, do.
    Those who can't teach.
    Those who can't teach, teach gym.
     
  14. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    Unfotunately a big Amen to that.

    It sucks when to get it right the fun is gone. Still trying to figure a way out of that one.

    For me it is original stuff. Covers are hard to keep fun when you try so hard to get em right.
     
  15. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    As a teacher that one always kills me.

    Anyone who has ever taught anything well knows you have to be able to do it really well to teach it. And the more you teach it the more you learn about whatever IT is and get better at it.

    Teaching math has made me much better at it. Same with guitar.
     
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    My perspective, I’ve been playing guitar seriously for 16 years, singing serious for 4-5 years. I’ve always sang along while playing to some extent because it felt natural and helped me follow the song.

    As far as fronting the band on guitar and vocals, you need a lot of muscle memory. You want to be able to do both parts individually without a lot of thought and focus. I know, it’s weird to think that you shouldn’t be concentrating on your playing while you’re playing, but it needs to be second nature. Same with the singing. Work on each part individually. When they are both to where you’re confident in both individually start putting them together. Sometimes it’s helpful to slow them down, others not so much. The most difficult one for me is hot for teacher. Lots of weird rhythms hitting at the same time. The main guitar riff had to be second nature. I spent 3 months busting it to be able to play and sing it.
     
  17. AZChilicat

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    Hey, I put up pics of my dishes!
     
  18. joethepainter

    joethepainter It's Life, but not as we know it Silver Supporting Member

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    Post it up!
     
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  19. Beto

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    What guitar is that? I like the way the fretboard ends.
     
  20. Beto

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    Many people I know like to see me singing.

    Unfortunately, none of them likes to hear me singing (except my mother).



    Anyway, nice thread! I like some videoke - I and a couple friends always meet at one of us' home each three months or so -, but I can't sing to save my life. And if it includes playing the guitar at the same time... what a tragedy.

    But it's something I'd like to eventually develop as well, so I've been enjoying the thread.
     
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