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  • #61






    Quote Originally Posted by Outkaster
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    It is very hard to play keyboards. If you make a mistake it is noticeable. You have to be on your game all the time. Not only that I can't even get a sub for the band I am in. I have to travel to Buffalo NY to play reggae music for someone because he can't find a good player there locally. We are not a dime a dozen. It takes a lot of dedication and really chops to be where most bands want someone when they think of taking on a keyboard player.




    Agreed - which is why I prefer to stick to the guitar role myself - I am only self-taught on keys for a few years, and it took a great many takes and edits to achieve what went into this album...If I missed a day or two of practice, it was VERY evident at rehearsals, and we're talking about stuff I wrote myself...But then, I didn't let myself off easy on guitar, either, many guitar parts in our set can't be taken for granted without practice...
    Good deals: pianorocker

    ..::.PROG LIVES!.::..

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    • #62






      Quote Originally Posted by jplanet
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      Thanks, man, hope you continue to enjoy it!



      Keyboard naysayers take note - this music really is marketable!






      (q.v. - Muse, Killers, Coldplay, etc...)
      Music -

      My band: http://www.facebook.com/drfeelgoodband

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      • #63






        Quote Originally Posted by jplanet
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        Agreed - which is why I prefer to stick to the guitar role myself - I am only self-taught on keys for a few years, and it took a great many takes and edits to achieve what went into this album...If I missed a day or two of practice, it was VERY evident at rehearsals, and we're talking about stuff I wrote myself...But then, I didn't let myself off easy on guitar, either, many guitar parts in our set can't be taken for granted without practice...




        So what you are saying is that you cant reproduce this stuff live, and you wrote it? Man good luck. You might want to just sell it and skip the live performance. It worked for the beatles.

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        • #64






          Quote Originally Posted by rhat
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          So what you are saying is that you cant reproduce this stuff live, and you wrote it? Man good luck. You might want to just sell it and skip the live performance. It worked for the beatles.




          LOL, don't throw me under the bus so fast! I was just supporting Outkaster's point that it's a tough job, and that I'm better at guitar...But I can, and have, played all of the keyboard parts on these songs, and played them well - it's just not easy. Playing live is what I love - anybody can put out a CD these days, it's when you play live that you have a chance to set yourself apart...
          Good deals: pianorocker

          ..::.PROG LIVES!.::..

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          • #65
            Boom - third keyboard player answered ad since I took all of your advice - this one with experience conducting orchestra pits on Broadway...I think we'll be hitting the stage after all. ;-)
            Good deals: pianorocker

            ..::.PROG LIVES!.::..

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            • #66






              Quote Originally Posted by jplanet
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              LOL, don't throw me under the bus so fast! I was just supporting Outkaster's point that it's a tough job, and that I'm better at guitar...But I can, and have, played all of the keyboard parts on these songs, and played them well - it's just not easy. Playing live is what I love - anybody can put out a CD these days, it's when you play live that you have a chance to set yourself apart...






              Good luck to you ,,, like cooter says, ya got some good stuff. Hopefully one of these keyboard players will pan out and you can get a tour off the ground. For sure playing live is where its at.

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              • #67
                Now the inquiries are rolling in - basically, i was playing down what the band was really able to do, thinking that it might intimidate people who are in it for the fun of it - in that process, I was selling us short and keeping the quality players away.



                It also came as a huge relief to those who responded that I had all the sounds ready to go for them - which i never mentioned, figuring it might appear that I was too controlling of the sounds they used.



                So, thanks to all who called these things to my attention. Hopefully my next post here will be about what wireless guitar system I should take on the road. Thanks, also, to those who listened to the music and had kind words to say about it.



                BTW, if anyone else wants to buy the download or CD through our website, we are donating every dime of every sale to Haiti charities until the end of the month! (There, that was my only spam in the whole thread!)
                Good deals: pianorocker

                ..::.PROG LIVES!.::..

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                • #68
                  ^ This is the kind of outcome that gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.



                  Nice job man - I'm gonna go check out your music right now.



                  Listening....



                  You guys have got it going on: look forward to reading about you in the future, when you break through.



                  Catchy arrangements and damn interesting vocals - great production.....



                  Dream Theater ought to take you cats out on the road: this is the most kickass **************** I've ever heard on this forum - seriously - stellar work guys.
                  Kickin' it in the sticks...

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                  • #69






                    Quote Originally Posted by wades_keys
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                    ^ This is the kind of outcome that gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.



                    Nice job man - I'm gonna go check out your music right now.



                    Listening....



                    You guys have got it going on: look forward to reading about you in the future, when you break through.



                    Catchy arrangements and damn interesting vocals - great production.....



                    Dream Theater ought to take you cats out on the road: this is the most kickass **************** I've ever heard on this forum - seriously - stellar work guys.




                    Wow! Thank you! Can I hire you to bring on the road to build up my esteem when I need it?!



                    Funny you should mention going on the road with Dream Theater - somebody on the Mike Portnoy forum started this thread a while back, aptyly titled "Shadow Circus!!! MP check them out for the next PN tour!": http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm....433953&mpage=1



                    ...and I honestly don't even know the guy who started the thread! I chimed in later, and the suggestion didn't pick up steam, but going out on the ProgNation tour would be precisely the kind of "quantum event" we would need to quit our day jobs!
                    Good deals: pianorocker

                    ..::.PROG LIVES!.::..

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                    • #70






                      Quote Originally Posted by wades_keys
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                      ^ This is the kind of outcome that gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.



                      Nice job man - I'm gonna go check out your music right now.



                      Listening....



                      You guys have got it going on: look forward to reading about you in the future, when you break through.



                      Catchy arrangements and damn interesting vocals - great production.....



                      Dream Theater ought to take you cats out on the road: this is the most kickass **************** I've ever heard on this forum - seriously - stellar work guys.




                      Originally posted by rog951She's still the only girl I've met who, after swallowing, would let out a satisfying "ahhhhhhhh" like she'd just finished off a beer on a hot summer day!~Rich

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                      • #71






                        Quote Originally Posted by jplanet
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                        Hopefully my next post here will be about what wireless guitar system I should take on the road. Thanks, also, to those who listened to the music and had kind words to say about it.




                        Yes the music really is stellar with fantastic use of sounds, dynamics, panning and levels. Is refreshingly retro a term?



                        There's no discussion about the wireless systems, obviously you'll be using the top end Shure stuff like any other pro level band.
                        http://www.crazydeliciousband.com/

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                        • #72






                          Quote Originally Posted by ggm1960
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                          Yes the music really is stellar with fantastic use of sounds, dynamics, panning and levels. Is refreshingly retro a term?



                          There's no discussion about the wireless systems, obviously you'll be using the top end Shure stuff like any other pro level band.




                          "When The Morning Comes" has a serious Simon & Garfunkel flavor - especially in the vocals.



                          "Coming Back Home To You" has a hint of Lennon.



                          At other times, I'm hearing Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.



                          But somehow it doesn't sound like a ripoff or derivative.



                          That vocalist is a keeper - don't let him get away.
                          Kickin' it in the sticks...

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                          • #73






                            Quote Originally Posted by Outkaster
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                            It is very hard to play keyboards. If you make a mistake it is noticeable. You have to be on your game all the time. Not only that I can't even get a sub for the band I am in. I have to travel to Buffalo NY to play reggae music for someone because he can't find a good player there locally. We are not a dime a dozen. It takes a lot of dedication and really chops to be where most bands want someone when they think of taking on a keyboard player.




                            Are you dong this because you have to, or because you want to?



                            Perspective makes all the difference in the world if a thing is hard or not.



                            Just sayin'.
                            http://www.patcoast.com"The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio."-Christhee68" the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep."- FitchFY

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                            • #74






                              Quote Originally Posted by Outkaster
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                              It takes a lot of dedication and really chops to be where most bands want someone when they think of taking on a keyboard player.




                              I think you're right. The key phrase is "thinking about taking . . " How many bands are thinking about taking on a guitar, bass, or drums? This creates all kinds of musical and political imbalances and explains why a lot of keyboard players go solo or hang it up.

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                              • #75






                                Quote Originally Posted by Carl Root
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                                I think you're right. The key phrase is "thinking about taking . . " How many bands are thinking about taking on a guitar, bass, or drums? This creates all kinds of musical and political imbalances and explains why a lot of keyboard players go solo or hang it up.




                                Yes, because a lot of bands 'add' a keyboard player, making the keyboard player adapt to playing music that is mostly guitar based. When you have a band that has had nothing but guitars bass and drums for awhile, it can be rough to fit a keyboard in without stepping on guitar lines, bass parts, and drummer's timing. A lot of bands don't get that they have to change what they're doing to make the keyboards work, not just 'add' one to what they're doing. I think that's why so many keys guys get frustrated, in my experience.
                                http://www.patcoast.com"The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio."-Christhee68" the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep."- FitchFY

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