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by SoundCurrents32
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Paul Gilbert: Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar
Replies: 53
Views: 26011

Amazon dispatched mine this morning. 8)
by SoundCurrents32
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: New Gibson Les Paul Studio
Replies: 8
Views: 4248

I bought a Gibson Les Paul Studio in 2006 - black finish, rosewood fingerboard, & gold hardware. Called her Katie . 8) Absolutely wonderful guitar - can't fault it in the slightest. I've got quite a big guitar collection, and Katie is the guitar I use for the vast majority of my recording and perfor...
by SoundCurrents32
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jeremy Colson makes singing debut? Video included!
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

I think the song is great actually - I saw Marty in London in April last year and he was incredible!

Admittedly it did take me a while to get into Simple Mystery - I had it on repeat for a whole day, and by the end of it I loved it.
by SoundCurrents32
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Pics of Steve at the Grammys
Replies: 52
Views: 21503

"Hey, one out of two isn't bad!"
by SoundCurrents32
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

I guess it doesn't really depend on the school, because all the school is doing is following the specification from the exam boards.

THEY are the evil ones! :D
by SoundCurrents32
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Love your guitars
Replies: 24
Views: 12418

I'm having a left-handed Jem custoom built for me at the moment - I think I'm already in love!
by SoundCurrents32
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Very true - I really love Bach. But I don't like having to write like him...true, he is highly inspirational and influential, but like every musician, I want to do my own thing. I write pieces of harmony that sound wonderful, but because I put an F# where Bach would have put the D, it gets no marks....
by SoundCurrents32
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Exactly. I don't see why I should fail just because I listen to Steve Vai rather than Mussorgsky! Both are valid, but I would argue that the former is perhaps even more relavent nowadays.

Oh well, I guess we can't beat the system on this one. :(
by SoundCurrents32
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Hybrid Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 12841

Hybrid Chords

Hi folks, I was listening to the commentary for the Sound Theories DVD last night, and noticed Steve mentioning the use of Hybrid Chords for The God Eaters. I believe he said they're formed by stacking chords on top of each other - sometimes 9 notes with no doubling. Could somebody give me a little ...
by SoundCurrents32
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Unfortunately, not simple as...

I have told my teacher that - unfortunately, it's not just him who makes me harmonise like Bach, it's the exam board. What I do would get me no marks. To pass the A-Level, you have to pretend to be Bach.

Which is pretty sad, really.
by SoundCurrents32
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

I agree too with most of the above - I'm currently doing my music A2 here in the UK (actually, did an AS resit yesterday). There are undoubtedly great benefits to learning the theory behind classical music, because most of it is still relevant today. Plus, it gets people like me to learn to read mus...
by SoundCurrents32
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Paul Gilbert: Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar
Replies: 53
Views: 26011

The last time I tried to import a CD from Japan (Marty Friedman's 'Live in Europe'), FedEx tried to slam me with a £40 bill, and that's not including the cost of the CD from amazon.jp or the shipping they charged me when I placed the order! I never paid it and they're yet to chase me (this was back ...
by SoundCurrents32
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Paul Gilbert: Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar
Replies: 53
Views: 26011

Paul Gilbert: Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar

From paulgilbert.com: :) ____________________________________________________ HAPPY NEW YEAR! My brand new guitar instrumental CD is finished! It is entitled: SILENCE FOLLOWED BY A DEAFENING ROAR It will be released in Japan on January 23rd. I will be doing "in-store" appearances in Japan to promote...
by SoundCurrents32
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Proper order of effects in the chain....
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

I agree with the above post - Wah first, then ODs, and then the other pedals. I would suggest experimenting with putting your delay units into the effects loop - I find they sound better that way because they aren't distorted by the amp as they would be in your pedal chain. But each to his own...exp...
by SoundCurrents32
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: My guitar goes out of tune very easily when bending....help!
Replies: 13
Views: 5039

Stretch the strings a lot(!) before tuning them to concert pitch. You could try lubricating the nut with pencil graphite as that helps the strings slip & not stick when you increase the tension through bending. Also, make sure the strings are threaded through the machine head correctly...sometimes i...