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by Alan Green
May 21st, 2003, 1:31 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Best Recording Software
Replies: 5
Views: 3345

Re: Best Recording Software

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by Alan Green
April 11th, 2003, 4:04 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: How to make lyrics "vague"
Replies: 17
Views: 7735

Re: How to make lyrics "vague"

Hi, pk,

I know the feeling - I can't write abstract either.

A story in a song is not really a problem, so long as you concentrate on just three or four key points. If you go on too long with the and-then-and-then-and-then the listener is going to get bored.

Best,


A :-)
by Alan Green
March 24th, 2003, 5:15 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: singing
Replies: 11
Views: 2643

Re: singing

That's OK - I sound dreadful, too, but it doesn't stop me.

A few lessons from a decent teacher wouldn't do you any harm. Ask down at your local music shop - they'll probably have a list of tutors they can put you in touch with.

Best,


Alan
by Alan Green
March 17th, 2003, 2:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: what to do after high school?
Replies: 41
Views: 8542

Re: what to do after high school?

I have a fairly well-paid job, so there's next to no job satisfaction - I take the view that the less than exciting job pays enough to allow me to do what I enjoy and that makes my guitar and my social life all that more enjoyable.

A :-)
by Alan Green
January 6th, 2003, 12:41 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ok to busk?
Replies: 33
Views: 5971

Re: Ok to busk?

Hiya, Some elements of Scottish Law are different to English, but I think you'll find that Buskers are included in the same legislation as beggars. Technically, it's not legal unless you have a licence from the local authority; but I doubt if anyone from the local authority would know what that lice...
by Alan Green
January 3rd, 2003, 1:07 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How good do I have to be........
Replies: 17
Views: 4188

Re: How good do I have to be........

When Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols he'd never even picked up a Bass, let alone knew how to play it.

However, I suggest that you get your head around the basics at the very least - some chords, and be able to switch between them smoothly.

Best,


Alan
by Alan Green
January 3rd, 2003, 1:03 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Starting out at the beginning
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Starting out at the beginning

Hi, Lara,

If you can play a number of chords and can switch between them fairly smoothly, then I would say go for it.

Playing in a  band with others is huge fun, and teaches you a lot. Enjoy it.

Best,


Alan
by Alan Green
October 29th, 2002, 3:11 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG-Week3-Nick
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Re: SSG-Week3-Nick

Wow!

by Alan Green
October 25th, 2002, 12:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Crowd-pleaser songs...
Replies: 27
Views: 20409

Re: Crowd-pleaser songs...

I would add:

Queen - Tie Your Mother Down - built for the stage, it has a solid riff, half a dozen chords, and a solo and it rocks along like no other.

Alan  8)
by Alan Green
October 14th, 2002, 5:00 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: First time Sunday Song
Replies: 11
Views: 2936

Re: First time Sunday Song

I like it. Rocks along nicely.


Alan  8)