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  1. Hey guys. OP here. Would my best bet be seeking the advice from a luthier near where I live? I looked up a couple of small guitar repair shops close to my place. One of these luthiers specializes in the "design and building the custom guitar of your dreams".
  2. Hi everyone. I hope I'm not asking a dumb question here. I haven't been to a Guitar Center in a long while. So I need some advice from any GC regulars. Since 2018, I've owned a Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster in olympic white. https://davesguitar.com/products/fender/classic-series-70s-stratocaster-olympic-white-wmaple/ I'm incredibly interested in the Ed O'Brien Signature Stratocaster with the built-in Fernandes Sustainer system. https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/fender-eob-sustainer-stratocaster But I do NOT want to purchase another guitar. What I'd really like to do is to have a sustainer system installed inside my Classic Series strat. Specifically, I want to change out all three original pickups on my MIM strat; and replace them with a single-coil-sized Duncan JB Jr. humbucker in the bridge position, a Texas Special single-coil in middle position, and a Fernandes Sustainer driver in the neck position. Could I take my Classic Series strat to my local GC to achieve these mods? Will GC be able to customize my MIM strat with a pickup configuration similar to that on the EOB signature?
  3. Like I mentioned in my OP, there are lots of rock bands in which songwriting credits aren't allotted to each and every band member. Aerosmith is a good example, with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry getting almost all of the credits. I was thinking that the frontman getting most of the songwriting credits would be alright as long as the rest of the band is in agreement.
  4. Hey everyone. I need some input from any bandleaders here. Let's say that you are the lead singer of a rock band, and that you and the lead guitarist come up with all lyrics and melodies for a record. And let's say that you and the rest of your band agree that you and the lead guitarist would claim all the songwriting credits, since you and the lead guitarist essentially create the "skeletons" of the songs. However, during the songwriting sessions, you and your band collectively build up on the initial "song skeletons" and add all flourishes before the final product is fleshed out. When the record is finally completed, you and the lead guitarist are the ones principally mentioned in the songwriting credits. However, in the liner notes, you don't want the drummer, keyboardist, and bass player to feel like they are "session musicians". You genuinely want the rest of the band to feel like they ARE part of the band. Would it be acceptable to give the rest of the band arranging credits in the liner notes? What other pertinent credits could you give the rest of the band in this case?
  5. I just discovered an underground band from my area that recently released an EP on indie record label. On that EP, I found something peculiar about the songwriting credits. All the music is credited to the entire band, while all the lyrics AND all the melodies are credited to the band’s lead singer. I thought that the creation of melodies (as well as harmonies, rhythms, riffs, and chord progressions) are part of the entirety of musical composition. And I thought that a band lyricist just generated the words. How can a band have its lyricist credit himself with all the melodies? How can a band’s lead singer come up with BOTH the lyrics and the melodies at the same time? Isn’t musical composition considered a complete package consisting of melodies, harmonies, rhythms, riffs, and chord progressions? If an entire band is credited with the musical composition, shouldn’t the whole band come up with all the melodies as well during the songwriting process? Any professional songwriters here care to give some input?
  6. Hey guys. OP here. I know a local band that's trying to independently produce its first EP. On that EP, one of the band members is credited as playing "keyboards & synthesizers". How can a band member be playing BOTH keyboards and synthesizers if most modern-day synthesizers are keyboard-based? (Edit: I've never been inside their studio.)
  7. Hey guys. One of my co-workers owns a Roland Juno-106 and (I think) a microKorg. Those two instruments are straight-up synthesizers. I understand that the definition of a synthesizer is an instrument that can generate artificial sounds using mathematical algorithms. However, most recording artists liberally use the terms "synthesizer" and "keyboard" in an interchangeable manner. I'm sure that most recording artists utilize synthesizers in order to produce their songs. But if you glance at their albums' sleeve notes, the word "keyboards" (rather than "synthesizers") appears more often. So here's my question- Is it okay to call a synthesizer (such as the microKorg or the Roland Juno-106) a keyboard? Thanks guys!
  8. Well, what if you're performing in front of thousands of people inside a hockey/basketball arena? Do you think laptop speakers will be adequate enough to carry sounds across a big venue?
  9. Well, let's say that I use a Akai Professional MPK keyboard controller at a gig, and interface it with a laptop computer that contains digital audio workstation software. I assume that my laptop would provide the sound output. Would I have to connect my laptop to some sort of amplifier in order to allow the audience hear the sounds?
  10. So it wouldn't be appropriate to regard the Akai Professional MPK49 as a "synthesizer". Right?
  11. But watch the attached YouTube performance. One girl is playing the Akai Professional MPK61 and the other girl is playing the Akai Professional MPK49. And they're playing them like ordinary keyboards. I don't see any computer interfaces.
  12. I used to own a Casio CTK-6250 portable keyboard that had built-in tones. Now I'm interested in the Akai Professional MPK49 (or MPK61). From what I understand, Akai Professional MPK49 is a MIDI/USB "keyboard controller" that creates sounds via computer software digital audio workstation. Apparently, it is very useful in the studio. But what about live performances? Can the Akai Professional MPK49 be played on stage like my old Casio portable keyboard? I mean- I was thinking that I could just go on stage, hook up the Akai Professional MPK49 to a power source, turn on the main power, and start playing a piano melody (using a built-in tone). Or does the Akai Professional MPK49 need to be interfaced with a computer (with the DAW running) at all times? Can the Akai Professional MPK49 act as a stand-alone instrument at gigs? Is it accurate that Akai Professional MPK49 will not produce any musical sounds unless it is networked with computer software? Please advise, everyone.
  13. [quote=nat whilk II;n31164012 Maybe the OP was wondering if the lyrics and melody could be considered one unit, with all the other stuff considered "music". Or if "lyrics" just mean the words, period. Bingo!
  14. Hey guys. OP here. What about a song's chord progressions, rhythm, harmonies, riffs, and hooks? Are those aspects derived from a melody? Or is it the other way around?
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