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Speed is great..

April 29, 2021 12:17PM
but on drums I kinda prefer big beefy fills and whatnot that make me absolutely CLOBBER my steering wheel when I hear them.. Lightning fast fills are cool, too, but I don't really prefer them in the tunes I write.. its all good, tho..

No, I don't divulge tricks to anyone, either.. but most of my tricks are visual.. I had somebody ask me the other night to teach them how to make their guitar smoke - a trick I actually stole from Ace Frehley - but there's no way I've giving up that secret.. There's a lot fo things I do on guitar that I do specifically in a way that allows me to perform better.. meaning, I find ways to play the same riff or lick that are better suited to running around or spinning or whatever.. I wouldn't divulge those tricks, either, although someone with a video camera could get a pretty good idea of what I'm doing..

Totally get ya on playing songs forever.. when I do 80's metal, its all songs I've done since the 80's.. when I do originals - which I'll be doing MUCH more of in the future, half of them were written in the 80's lol.. the rest are 80's inspired, so its all in the blood, at this point..

I think I FINALLY just finished setting up Studio One and all the plugins, interface and other software on the new Mac.. took me TWO solid days to set that up.. I also have the 2tb external drive to run my old Mac off of, that I will run all the Adobe Suite on, but haven't set that up yet.. Pretty sure I was able to back up most of the old hard drive before it crashed.. I loaded all my songs on the new computer and it was a total joy to hear them all again.. Probably tomorrow will start working on the other blown up Mac.. Part of the process is reloading the OS on the external drive.. I sure hope it allows me to lol

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  Musician Thread....

JamesJM52April 29, 2021 10:03AM

  That must be nice...

sstrams19April 29, 2021 10:28AM

  Don't get me wrong, Steve.... I LOVE speed...

JamesJM14April 29, 2021 10:47AM

  Speed is great..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 12:17PM

  Playing by rote....

JamesJM12April 29, 2021 02:09PM

  I haven't ever done that..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 02:30PM

  Yeah, I figured that...

JamesJM12April 29, 2021 02:34PM

  You probably should..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 03:16PM

  Yup, never done that.. I'd like too...

JamesJM13April 29, 2021 07:23PM

  There is a trick to it, and I WILL divulge it to you in this thread..

sstrams11April 30, 2021 02:54AM

  Pretty sure I mentioned this a very long time ago...

JamesJM9April 30, 2021 04:26AM

  I'm sure there are several still around...

sstrams10April 30, 2021 05:00AM

  Gotta video of that?

JamesJM9April 30, 2021 05:18AM

  I do have vid of that.. Attachments

sstrams10April 30, 2021 05:28AM

  East of the Mississippi Tour

IowaRam13April 29, 2021 02:14PM

  I would guess they'll play..

sstrams11April 29, 2021 02:33PM

  Re: Musician Thread....

Aries11May 04, 2021 03:35AM

  Good for you, Aries...

sstrams7May 04, 2021 04:21AM

  Re: Good for you, Aries...

Aries7May 04, 2021 06:30AM

  I love that wine red finish.. Attachments

sstrams6May 04, 2021 07:31AM

  Re: I love that wine red finish..

Aries6May 04, 2021 07:36AM

  The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

JamesJM5May 04, 2021 09:50AM

  Re: The craftsmanship of musical instruments is out of this world...

Aries5May 04, 2021 10:07AM

  Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

sstrams3May 04, 2021 09:58AM

  Re: Yeah, I feel bad for not playing it..

Aries5May 04, 2021 10:18AM

  Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

sstrams5May 04, 2021 12:44PM

  Re: Well, then, you just made my will, buddy...

Aries6May 05, 2021 02:10AM

  It almost sounds like the..

sstrams3May 05, 2021 03:42AM

  question from a non-musician, but........

21Dog10May 04, 2021 02:07PM

  Easiest way to explain is - - -

JamesJM6May 04, 2021 02:41PM

  ..and I would expound on that..

sstrams7May 04, 2021 03:21PM