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The Musician's Thread/Gear Porn Thread/Post your Rig

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2009
    There was a PDF posted last page with that. :D

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    I made this (PDF), printed it out, and picked out a random note (C in this case) and played five of them. After about two minutes of playing them I could find them instantly.

    It's not committed to long term memory just yet, but I could see this being a great way to study for anyone having trouble memorizing the fretboard (like me).

    Also: Google Chrome's dictionary has fretboard. :D


    It doesn't have sharps/flats, but those are easy to find from the whole notes.

    edit: And it turns out I can still find those Cs despite only playing them a few times.

  • YallYall Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'll have to give that a good review.

    It's actually embarrassing sometimes, as I'm a somewhat accomplished local musician and guys I'm in bands with will say "the lick is f#, e, d, g..." and I'll just sit there and stare at my fretboard transposing things for a few seconds, looking at known points for reference, etc.

  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Man, you just gotta feel the music, man. You just gotta play that lick, really feel it.

    Or something. When I taught music (shudder), my students couldn't work out why I went E F F# G G# A Bb B C Db D Eb E

    Habit, I guess. But I don't "See" the A string in sharps.

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  • YallYall Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Man, you just gotta feel the music, man. You just gotta play that lick, really feel it.

    Or something. When I taught music (shudder), my students couldn't work out why I went E F F# G G# A Bb B C Db D Eb E

    Habit, I guess. But I don't "See" the A string in sharps.

    That's the thing - while I've had some formal training and what not, it never seemed to stick and I've always relied on a good ear (I have good relative pitch) and I can generally "see" how something is played by hearing it. But when it comes to sight reading, especially for piano or guitar where you often have multiple notes on the staff (as opposed to say a trumpet), it's just a blur to me.

    I can correct it with patience and practice, but I've gotten along so well for so many years it's hard to get motivated to sit down and relearn theory and what not with Modern Warfare 2 so close... :P

  • CangoFettCangoFett Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I bought a bass 2 years back as the most impulsive purchase ever. Like, I went into the shop while waiting to get my haircut, came back the next day and bought it.

    Learned a few tabs, didnt really do anything with it.

    Decided last week to learn to play the sucker.

    I have my handy little bass guide, and am actually learning how to read music. With notes and everything!


    Lets talk about how much better the bass is than the guitar, and what secret knowledge I need to be awesome with a bass.

  • CangoFettCangoFett Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Note that you are in jail and I am not.


    I feel this is just.

  • UEAKCrashUEAKCrash heh Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Hanukkah, man. Hanukkah.

    Also, I'm just dicking around. I loves me some silky bass tones.

  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I played the bass before the guitar, so I will always think of the bass as my instrument, even though I play other stuff. Speaking of which, I don't know if I've posted this yet, but this defret job turned out beauuuutifully. So glad to have a fretless again:

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    Sounds absolutely spectacular.

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  • YallYall Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
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