One of the first things that you need to do is learn the major scales/keys. Know these things inside and out, knowing the numbrer of flats and sharps. So when you get asked what are the notes in a E chord, you can say E, G#, and B. You also have to know what notes build a scale.
For a major chord you need the 1, 3, 5 notes out of the major scale. A E major scale is E F# G# A B C# D# E. I know that this scale has 4 sharps, and I know what they are. Then I take the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th note and play them together and you have a E major chord. Do this any where on the neck and in any order for different voicings.
This is a rehearsal at Higher Calling Church. Nothing fancy here. The audio did not turn out too bad on the ones that I recorded. I basically setup 2 condenser mic's and recorded it through a 2 channel USB mobile pre into a laptop. This is about 45 minutes long.
If you are a dad, you should take a listen. There is no underestimating the power of a dad. Yes there is a power to the mom too, for the moms defense. There actually needs to be a husband and a wife to raise children.
This is called Fusion Track, near the middle part there is a little jam that sounds like fusion. I used my Peavey Stereo Chorus 212 amp (that is missing a speaker) and all of the other gear mentioned on the gear page. I miss jamming with these guys. Can we do it again sometime soon? Please?
This song is called Slow Six. It is slow and is in 6/8, or 3/4; whatever you feel it as. The recording of this song was as such:
Raul and I got together
Jammed until I came up with the background chord stucture
Heard a melody in my head
Messed around with the "loop", delay pedal doing the job
Liked the melody
Recorded the electronic drums and me with 2 tracks. One track for drums and one for guitar. I would switch between doing the melody and doing the chords.
Next I overdubbed the bass. The bass was my guitar (not a bass) with the Digitech tremlo pedal dropping the pitch down an octave.
Took it home.
Recorded the solo.
Cleaned up the tracks, etc.
I did not fully like the solo, but it was late and needed to get one down. A few mistakes in the song but again these songs are not perfected but fun to do and get my recording and writing skills going hopefully.
This song was just a jam and nothing serious, but it kind of grew on me the more that I listened to it. I recorded the lead guitar first and then the rythem, I did not even pick a key to play in but the chords that I played with it didn't sound too bad. Anyway... here it is.
These files are my original tunes. These are usually recorded in my home with my home studio. I have taken my studio to other places too. These files are not perfected but a good idea with showing the public what my songs sound like.
Here might be where the bread and butter is, or maybe not. These are the rehearsals, jams, etc that have become songs at some point hoppefully. These are usually fairly long because I would record the whole session or a good part of it. These are unedited, there are mess ups, sloppyness, and some pretty good content. If you have ever wondered what things are like when writing/arranging this will give you an idea. Also there are some blank spots where we are talking but the mocrophones do not pick up much of the talking.
Other Audio Files
This is where the audio files go that are not my original songs.
Please use these sections. This helps me know how this content is reaching the public, or if it even is. Also it is very nice to get feedback on the the quality or lack or quality on the material. I love constructive criticism