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by jacob
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top five
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Top five

i'd say pretty much all of the hotter than july album except for "master blaster". in square circl e was just crap. "ebony and ivory" was pretty bad as well. i thought "ribbon in the sky" was decent. however, saw him live last year at the new orleans jazz fest and it wa...
by jacob
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4736

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

rage against the damn machine, people!
by jacob
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz scales
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: Jazz scales

I play a good bit of jazz guitar, but I'm only just entering into the foray of jazz soloing. Does anyone know of some good jazz guitarists to listen to and learn from? If you're going to play jazz guitar, you need to know about Wes Montgomery. Also check out John Scofield, John McLaughlin, and Pat ...
by jacob
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I finally recorded a song...
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Re: I finally recorded a song...

First, you definitely need to get a cheap usb interface and a decent microphone, but of course you all ready knew that. I think the song itself is very decent, but I would make the intro about half as long. I thought the guitar solo was great. Not amazing, but great. I liked the way it started so ab...
by jacob
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10434

Re: Vinyl

Growing up, my dad had hundreds of vinyl records he used to play, and when I was in my teens i started collecting them for no other reason than that collecting vinyl was cool. After a while, I realized that most of the records I had are available on cd, and I didn't have a really great hi fi system ...
by jacob
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz scales
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: Jazz scales

There's nothing cliche' about Kind of Blue as far as I'm concerned. It is a flawless modern jazz masterpiece. It's all played with modes. Listen to it and transcribe some of Miles' simpler lines and you'll see that he's only using one scale at a time, and he's not really even using that many differe...
by jacob
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz scales
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: Jazz scales

What you're calling "wrong notes" only sound bad because they weren't played as if they are "right notes." Learn to love your "wrong notes" and play them like you know they're good notes. Hear the dissonance and realize that it's just another sound. It's no better or wo...
by jacob
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 201540

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

I like in Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" when the drummer switches from the high-hat to the ride and it really comes together, be it in a subtle jazz kind of way, it still floors me almost every time. Or pretty much any thing by Rage Against the Machine. Too many moments to list. There are...
by jacob
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Learning to play the electric guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Learning to play the electric guitar

I'm sure there's about a hundred different websites that will tell you all of the fingerings for every guitar chord. Just google "guitar chords" or "guitar chord finder". And there's probably even more websites where you can find guitar tabs of virtually any song. If you're tryin...
by jacob
Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20623

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

But seriously folks, the most depressing song is John Prine's "Hello In There."

the hook:

old trees, just grow stronger
rivers grow wilder every day
old people, just grow lonesome waiting for some one to say
"hello in there. hello."
by jacob
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Musical Character
Replies: 29
Views: 2450

Re: Favorite Musical Character

This thread needs some P-Funk! Let's see... we've got Starchild, Dr. Funkenstein, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, Sir Nose D'voidoffunk, Rumpofsteelskin, and Mr. Wiggles. It has to be the most complex mythology ever created musically.
by jacob
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: The Blues

My old roommate had a Howlin' Wolf biography that I read a part of. It had a lot of background information of that period in music history. Also, i've read Eric Clapton's autobiography and he talks a lot about the early blues men's influence on his music and his peers, mostly Muddy Waters and Robert...
by jacob
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Mars Volta
Replies: 23
Views: 2752

Re: The Mars Volta

Ok then, I'll just come right out and say it: Amputechture is my favorite one. It's not very accessible to the casual music fan, nor does it appeal to those who like the fast-paced, high energy volta, but i think it's great.
by jacob
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Funniest Songs
Replies: 37
Views: 3638

Re: The Funniest Songs

Weird Al - White and Nerdy. It gets me every time.
by jacob
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9208879

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

that's right. i've been orphaned. damn you science!
by jacob
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 163891

Re: Top 10 Artists

miles davis
louis armstrong
bethoven
the beatles
stevie wonder
funkadelic/parliament
john coltrane
thelonious monk
allen toussiant
paul simon
by jacob
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9208879

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

i just checked my zodiac profile for the first time and i learned that my "ruling planet" is pluto.
by jacob
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Make The Perfect Band!
Replies: 46
Views: 3723

Re: Make The Perfect Band!

"still alive and active" jam/funk band: guitar - trey anastasio (phish) keys - john gros (papa grows funk) bass - george porter jr. (the meters) drums - stewart copeland (the police) dead, alive, and "back in their prime" jazz/fusion band: trumpet - miles davis (pre-retirement/hi...
by jacob
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Russian Literature Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Russian Literature Thread

first, let me say that i'm no literary buff, and i can't really get into the technical aspects of russian literature, but i'll offer my thoughts anyway. the only russian literature i've read was Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading and Lolita. he's a good writer, very witty, and the books were entert...
by jacob
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iphoto question
Replies: 1
Views: 553

iphoto question

hopefully this is an easy one, and i'm just overlooking something. i can't figure out how to resize a photo. all i can do is crop. is it possible to resize a photo with iphoto? i've searched the little help window, and i can't seem to find it.
by jacob
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz scales
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: Jazz scales

the thing that helped me start playing jazz most was taking the chords and playing them as arpeggios, or 4-note scales. this should be easer for you because the notes are already in order (i play guitar). just practice playing around with the arpeggios. play the chord, then run up the arpeggio and b...

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