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by jmchambers5
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Angus Young
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

I'm a bass player and Angus Young has the best guitar tone there is in my opinion. He left room for the bass to be the bass, and not many guitar players do that. Most players feel like you have to have big chunky tone that sounds great by itself. You don't. That's why you have a bass player. Angus k...
by jmchambers5
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: THD Hotplate
Replies: 15
Views: 2488

It wasn't a guitar center, but I'm sure that kind of thing happens at Guitar Center all the time.
by jmchambers5
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: THD Hotplate
Replies: 15
Views: 2488

Speaking of attenuators, My friend was at a music store the other day where the salesperson was telling him about the Fender MetalHead amp. It's a solidstate amp, but the salesperson didn't seem to really know what that meant. He proceeded to tell my friend that the MetalHead amp "would sound great ...
by jmchambers5
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: song structure help
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

It's not normally a good thing to put two verses next to each other, it just sounds like one really long verse. A pretty standard way to do it now is Intro/Verse/Chorus/Verse/Chorus/Bridge/Chorus The bridge can contain a guitar solo or whatever, and you can put little interludes and stuff in between...
by jmchambers5
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I <3 Fender
Replies: 43
Views: 4738

I disagree with the above post. Sure, the name is a big part of Fender guitars, but I've played some great guitars and basses in my time, and no matter what, there's a certain vibe that comes from a good strat or j-bass that imitators can't touch. Especially the vintage fenders, but the ones they ma...
by jmchambers5
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jazz Guitarists.
Replies: 31
Views: 4919

no one has mentioned wes montgomery yet, and he needs to be said.
by jmchambers5
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: a guitarist favorite drummer(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 3253

I'm a bass player, so my answers will be very different from the guitar players I would guess.

JD Blair
Dennis Chambers
Peter Erksine

and don't forget

Tony motherfucking Williams
by jmchambers5
Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: What songs to play in coffee houses?
Replies: 43
Views: 5897

There's an old Jazz tune called Black Coffee that's great, and Another old blues tune called Your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime that always goes over well because of clever lyrics. The second one is on iTunes for sure, and black coffee may be. Or if you're down with the ille...
by jmchambers5
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Touching Tongues: out of key lick??
Replies: 22
Views: 3910

Good ear, I had never noticed that before. At first listen I thought it was just a mistake, but the next time through it sounded like he was chromatically planing and/or sidestepping the key. It's kind of a jazzy technique, but totally theoretically justifiable. He did go "out" on that one. If Sean ...
by jmchambers5
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Theory help please
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: xs

fortheloveofgod wrote:hi u mentained that the 3rd, 4th n 5th are strongest, what about the roots..????x
Roots are boring, and odds are the bass player is already playing it so you're not adding anything colorwise to the music.
by jmchambers5
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Victor Wooten Soul Circus
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Yea, I saw Victor in concer too. As funny as it was to see people trying to dance to an 11/8 groove, it was even cooler to see Victor succesfully dance to an 11/8 groove. That man's got the music in him, no matter what wierd ass time signature a song was in he was always moving to the music and look...
by jmchambers5
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: I think I like too many styles
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Try spending half of your time playing whatever you want and then use the other half to focus on a certain style. Keep spending half of your time on that same style until you feel proficient at it, then move on to something else. Make sure to maintain your skill at whatever style you chose first, bu...
by jmchambers5
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Stanley Jordan
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Real_Confusions wrote:
jmchambers5 wrote:I have one of his records. It's not musical to me. It's a parlor trick.
You're a parlor trick.


:D
Oh behave :lol:
by jmchambers5
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Victor Wooten Soul Circus
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Victor Wooten Soul Circus

Wow. Anyone on here that's into groove, go buy this album right now. It's been years since and album has made me want to dance this bad. It's seriously one of the grooviest things I've ever heard.

Anyone else checked it out yet?
by jmchambers5
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Stanley Jordan
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

I have one of his records. It's not musical to me. It's a parlor trick.