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by bkangel
June 20th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG Year 9 Week 33
Replies: 4
Views: 547

SSG Year 9 Week 33

Hello, my name is BKA, and I am a songwriting virgin. :oops: I am giving this week's assignment a go, because it feels a bit easier to write from a persona, I guess. I have only done words so far. I figured since I have the line from the random generator, that the words would have to come first and ...
by bkangel
June 3rd, 2011, 7:05 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Should I get an acoustic amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 5395

Re: Should I get an acoustic amp?

I've been considering the Roland AC-33... has anyone considered this? (I know NOTHING about amps so would appreciate any advice.)

:oops: Sorry about the hijack, TRG.
by bkangel
March 20th, 2011, 1:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: iTunes killing music industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: iTunes killing music industry?

I'd add- I don't think the I-pod, or any one thing, is the problem. But I'm sometimes sad about the changing role of music in the world. As it becomes something we consume, not create (at least as this transition is nearly exclusive) it actually reduces the enjoyment available. When I play acoustic...
by bkangel
March 17th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Missing Years....
Replies: 24
Views: 3554

Re: The Missing Years....

Chris C wrote:No sitting on the couch guzzling down music books and pretending it will improve the way your hands move.
You mean it doesn't work by osmosis???!

*walks away muttering to herself*
by bkangel
March 15th, 2011, 3:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Realised I mixed up one of the songs: Use Somebody -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfDqyqIw1GI Thanks for the kind comments. I've settled down from the adrenalin of Sunday night, and am looking at my guitars and what other people are doing with theirs, and realise that to get where I want to be, I...
by bkangel
March 14th, 2011, 5:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

It was a really fun night! We made it through all our songs, after a fashion. My singing was abysmal, but I'll cop it on the chin. (It did improve a little as the night goes on, so I'd recommend going from the last link to the first :roll: ) The guys were great, and all took everything that happened...
by bkangel
March 12th, 2011, 6:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Last rehearsal this morning (sans drummer). This is it, folks. Meeting up at the pub in just over 3 hours, find out when we go on, and that determines who gets to do the soundcheck. I might just elbow my way onto the stage, regardless, just to get a feel of where things are, space, etc. If anyone is...
by bkangel
March 9th, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Well I gotta say you inspired me!! I just answerd a ad for a informal jam group... Im not very good, and only know a song or two, never performed in front of people.. but you gotta start somewere!!! :D Tops! It's been a great experience so far, just getting me out and doing it. Hopefully the jam gr...
by bkangel
March 9th, 2011, 12:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Thanks for the replies re the effects unit. I will keep things as they are for the gig on Sunday. I did do a little research last night and found a small Zoom unit that is heavily discounted as it is a superseded unit, so I might buy it to throw into my jam bag. It's cheap enough that if it "wanders...
by bkangel
March 9th, 2011, 3:10 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Another rehearsal over. I'm going with the flow now: what will be will be. :roll: We have one more rehearsal on Sunday morning, and then it's last call, gentlemen. I'm wondering if I should buy a small effect pedal (or multi effect) that I can carry with me, just to improve the sound a bit instead o...
by bkangel
March 8th, 2011, 3:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

:shock: Four more evenings to practice. And practicing on your own can only do so much!

Now is when the hu-mun-gous-ness of what I've bitten off is really starting to kick in :lol: :?
by bkangel
March 5th, 2011, 9:02 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Rehearsal 4. ... ... ... Does anyone need to know what the definition of train wreck is? Because I think we defined the term today :lol: This was our last "formal" rehearsal, and it was very not good. :oops: I had told myself to expect it to go badly, as it's the last practice, and better that every...
by bkangel
March 1st, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Senior Citizen's Gig Update
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Senior Citizen's Gig Update

I think the idea of doing this for the seniors' home is a generous and big-hearted idea. I hope your change of meds settles and eases your symptoms. It's a big challenge in selecting music for people that range over a generation of experience (70-100 years old is the difference of growing up with th...
by bkangel
February 26th, 2011, 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Week 3, and another rehearsal. I felt really flat this morning. I had done some work on the songs last night, but not much during the week. And as I drove to the rehearsal place, doing my warm ups in the car (vocal, of course!), I realised I had a knot of nervousness in my stomach. We set up and dec...
by bkangel
February 20th, 2011, 12:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

8) Sshhh. Don't tell anyone, but there might be a video at the end of this process. :wink: