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  1. hello everyone, I'm looking for some free, online music to sight read from. what I use to sight read now are like three different piano method books with the fingerings erased with white-out. do you guys know of any?

     

    if anyone's interested, delcamp.net has great material for guitar sight reading.

     

    but i'm looking for piano stuff (no big RP pieces, just simple stuff)


  2. wow man... I've been playing for 4 years too.. and I feel the same way...
    but, lately I've been doing the most helpful thing for my guitar (and musical overal) skills, Learning theory.
    I bought a book for sight reading, and borrowed some cello scores (bach) from a friend. Haven't worked on it for so long but I'm definitely progressing.

    Here's how see it:
    when you just play, just pick up the guitar; It's true, you don't really pay attention, same with just reading tabs and learning songs. Understanding theory helps for composition and musical understanding.
    I'm a very technical player, but over the last few months i've been doing the thinking part, and it has given me a great deal of direction.

    in my opinion, i should have done this since i started
    if you aren't too much into theory, i suggest you start with simple stuff and work your way up, its way more helpful than just learning scales and playing riffs and songs.


  3. Originally posted by capnbringdown

    Dig in your past and post 20 great (doesn't have to be your top 20) books that changed your life... no trying to make face - just list what's impacted you whether or not anyone will know them.
    :D

    Well, name your top 20 books, poems, short stories, plays, anthologies, or whatever in the print form. You know everything you read has at least as big of an impact on you as what you listen to.


    Me?


    1. 1984 - George Orwell

    2. No Exit - Sartre

    3. Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne

    4. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

    5. Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs

    6. Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

    7. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells

    8. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

    9. Anthem - Ayn Rand

    10. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

    11. Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby

    12. Hamlet - William Shakespeare

    13. On the Conditions of the Working Class in England - Frederich Engels

    14. Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

    15. To Build A Fire - Jack London (okay, its a short story, and I could name a bunch of other stories of his, but let's just stick to this)

    16. On Truth and Lies in a Non-moral Sense - Nietzsche (again, another short piece that I love, though there are quite a few others I could name as well)

    17. Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

    18. The Wasteland - T.S. Elliot (long poem)

    19. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

    20. Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman



    i was, without doubt, going to say that 1984 is my first choice, :thu: I love that book. animal farm is another good orwell book


  4. Originally posted by dcooper830



    There is a main "level" control on the GE-7 so that you can balance the eq'd signal with the un-eq'd signal... If you adjust that right.. then you won't have the volume jump you described.



    I have a question you guys can probably answer.

    does the level control boost/cut all frequencies or just the 7 the eq has?

    if all, could it be used to attenuate in the loop (like a volume pedal) and still maneuver the 7 frequencies to mold tone?

    i plan on using another pedal to cut bass before the amp and a ge-7 in the loop to boost bass, while lowering volume so i can crank my amp a bit more (tube clipping)


  5. crepuscolo sul mare, by Piero umiliani

     

    you should hear that song, and learn to play it (if you haven't yet)

    i really like it.. but never heard about here

     

    (it sounds harder than it is.. its really pretty simple)

     

    he's not too popular.. but that song you can find in the ocean's 12 soundtrack hehe :thu:

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