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by Real_Confusions
Fri May 02, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Ugh...just looked at a few lists of best selling albums.
Replies: 15
Views: 5056

It's also been a lot easier for exposure and such for new releases. I mean, when Dark Side of the Moon came out in the 70s, music didn't have the promotional avenues we have, today. The same can also be said with movies. I once heard that, though Star Wars: A New Hope isn't on the top of the best se...
by Real_Confusions
Fri May 02, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Paul Gilbert: Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar
Replies: 53
Views: 18223

I love Paul Gilbert and honestly believe he's in the list of top three guitarists of all time. The problem I have with his new albums is that I think he tries to force instrumentals. Don't get me wrong they're all okay, and some of them are very, very good, but Paul strikes me as more of a singer/so...
by Real_Confusions
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: BBE Sonic Maximizer
Replies: 24
Views: 6221

It's definitely worth investing in one.

It just "cleans" up the sound so much. It's like there is a mat over your speakers, right now, and when you "Maximize" it, the obstruction gets removed.
by Real_Confusions
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dream theater
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

@ Yorksha_Pud Glad you got into DT's music, and you likely going to enjoy their music for a long time to come. As for the next world tour, I do not think it will happen until at least the end of 2007 or even 2008. They just fulfilled their contract with Atlantic, and are in the process of finding a...
by Real_Confusions
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Affordable amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

A Line 6 modeling amp.
by Real_Confusions
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dream theater
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

I didn't forget! Awesome! So anyway, how did you get to know DT, dude? I didn't know anyone who knew who they were when I was at UCA. I knew about them on MTV's Headbangers' Ball back in 1992. The first video I watched was Pull Me Under, and then Take The Time a couple months later. It was TTT that...
by Real_Confusions
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dream theater
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Azyiu wrote:
Real_Confusions wrote:
Azyiu wrote:Go UCA Bears! :peace
:lol:

Thanks a lot!
Hehe, you are welcome... in case you forgot, I graudated from UCA in 1997, bro. :D

P.S. I think Octavarium (their latest) is a good one to start for someone totally new to DT.
I didn't forget!
by Real_Confusions
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: using metronome to learn 6-string rise in FTLOG
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

I'd either suggest to set the time to whatever that ending meter is (it should help you realize where you are when playing), or use this online metronome: http://www.metronomeonline.com/
by Real_Confusions
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dream theater
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Azyiu wrote:Go UCA Bears! :peace
:lol:

Thanks a lot!
by Real_Confusions
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dream theater
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Their best album IMO is METROPOLIS, PT. 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY because it is so well written. If you want to just get an idea of their early style and songwriting, then I'd recommend IMAGES AND WORDS. Or, if you want to here their modern songwriting style, pick up TRAIN OF THOUGHT. Or, if you reall...
by Real_Confusions
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: the attitude song
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

The "best" picking pattern would probably be simple up-down alternate picking, like just about every exercise like that calls for.

To me, though, I think the most comfortable way you can play it is the ideal way.
by Real_Confusions
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Mesa boogie question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

I don't see any problem.
by Real_Confusions
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: G3 Eric Johnson DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

I heard that EJ struggles with tenitis (or however you spell it), so I'm sure that's why he was wearing them.
by Real_Confusions
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: rush in the studio!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

I heard a rumor (and I'm sure it's only just that) that Rush and Dream Theater could tour together next summer, since DT's new studio album is set to be done at that time.
by Real_Confusions
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai Video Game? Wow!
Replies: 25
Views: 4651

You have to admit still that the game is cool!

The second one is even better! And they surprisingly chose GREAT songs.

I never thought I'd hear "YYZ" in a videogame.