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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Now Playing on /m/tube -

Bitwig Studio 3 released

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- Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:31:41 EST 05lxzY7o No.455181
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RIP free time

RIP actually finishing something instead of endlessly fucking around in The Grid

This here

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- Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:34:38 EST q/NH6DQZ No.455122
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Lol the fans complained about the studio album so they made their own from the live selections they prefer.

This guy became a one man band as a result of a freak encounter with a random stranger on acid at a campout giving him his name.
The story is only getting weirder, he probably met the devil

Gigs gigs gigs

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- Fri, 24 May 2019 22:02:33 EST R3KZddTn No.455008
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Playing a few local bars in the next few weeks and months and a cafe tomorrow night. The cafe is cover-oriented sort of like American Idol. Since everybody else there does covers, we're gonna do Dynamite Hack Boyz in the Hood. and Born in the 50s by the police. Where are you guys gigging? Funny gig stories?
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Emma Tootwill - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 23:31:51 EST XfdTRVVO No.455046 Reply
Used to begrudgingly help run a DIY venue out of our rental house in Chicago. We stopped booking ourselves after things got rolling because dealing with 200+ people in your living space is a full time nightmare. Usually the doorman had to sell merch as well, but one night none of the bands had any. I volunteered so I could just sit on my ass and get drunk/high. For those unfamiliar with such events, there's usually a small $1-5 "suggested donation" required to get in. The theory is to con people out of money without technically running a business. I made a bunch of jalapeno corn bread earlier in the afternoon and sold it for $1 a slice instead. Made about $50, everyone got to see the show for free, and my roommates never let me be the doorman again.

The end.
Isabella Cassleson - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:28:49 EST qskp3eO8 No.455079 Reply
I play live music a lot and tour. It's a lot of work and sometimes shit doesn't click but I love it.
Jarvis Shakestone - Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:50:02 EST /1YOOjmD No.455083 Reply
I mean, one beer is fine before the show...

>stop looking at the drummer every time you fuck up or forget something you cunts.
We should start a band.

RIP Roky Erickson

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- Sat, 01 Jun 2019 20:26:16 EST G537GTn4 No.455040
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RIP you crazy motherfucker
When you have ghosts, you have everything
Augustus Chudgechut - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 11:15:13 EST m9qZYVL5 No.455042 Reply
Seriously? RIP man. Many a blunts well spent.


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- Fri, 31 May 2019 22:13:58 EST xWQE+1ls No.455038
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What's the point of guitar amps?

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- Fri, 10 May 2019 14:39:11 EST 3A/2E54n No.454938
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Shit Porringfield - Thu, 23 May 2019 13:28:13 EST 6FD1tcde No.455002 Reply
>even if it's crappy diy shit

the crappier and more diy'er the better man

I record most of my vocals with a tin can that glued a piezo and 1/4 inch jack into and shit I even record my buddy's banjo and sax with it and that shit sounds unique and wonderful as hell

DIY stuff will be quirky, but learning the ins and outs of the thing you made and getting creative with its quirks and limitations will get you on your way to creating a truly unique sound
Cyan - Thu, 30 May 2019 19:54:29 EST R/kah+Q7 No.455032 Reply
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Oh OP. It's not essentially an active speaker system. It's part of the tone. Tube amps in particular.

See, with tubes get their own character when you push the gain into em. Instead of ugly clipping you get this pumped up compression effect that distorts in a pleasant way. It's something you can really feel if you crank an amp, it's fun and you can feel it react to the way you play.

Sure, you can get the same SOUND from effects and modelers, and they are amazing for recording, live use, practice, everything really. But there is something about a tube amp that affects the actual way you play.

Btw I don't even own a tube amp because i've lived in apartments and small spaces for years and they are so damn loud. Just saying, the love for them is justified.

As for the Mic, putting something like that there SM57 in front of the amp is how you record the tone. Or, if you're on stage, it's a way to send your sound to the FOH so it can be mixed into the live system.
Basil Bibberworth - Thu, 30 May 2019 22:49:26 EST 0muDcOin No.455033 Reply
To be fair though, you have to have been playing guitar for awhile before you actually can appreciate the reaction of a tube amp driven hard. I couldn't tell a difference until I had played for at least a year or more.

I'm looking into buying an Randall Diavlo 100 or a Laney Ironheart. My 50w head doesn't cut the mustard for black metal.

Waxing Musical Poetic

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- Thu, 30 May 2019 16:00:13 EST N3Lg0qE1 No.455029
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Hey Y'all!

A very kind polish woman reached out to me for guidance in her pursuit of becoming a better pianist and improviser. I ended up writing more than I intended to, and I wanted to run it by y'all to see what you think of it and hopefully for you all to share your thoughts, feelings, and super deep philosophies on music and what it means to be a musician.

I post the text as a reply. For context, I am a primarily self-taught full time gigging musician and part-time music educator with about a year and a half of collegiate music education.
Jenny Trotbury - Thu, 30 May 2019 16:00:54 EST N3Lg0qE1 No.455030 Reply
It’s hard to decide what is most important for fluency on piano and in music, but I will try to boil it down to a few things.

Especially when it comes to improvised music and jazz, I think the most important factors are going to be technical proficiency / chops, theoretical understanding of music, and time spent listening to and internalizing the musical vocabulary that resonates with you most.

Chops are guaranteed to come with time through focused and appropriate practice. As many hours as you can put into drilling scales, chords, and patterns in 12 keys slowly to a metronome and working up to progressively higher tempos will pay off eventually. The greater your technical proficiency is on the instrument, the more things you will be able to say in your playing.

Theory and understanding of music on a harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic level can (and I think should) be learned both academically / away from your instrument and aurally / with your instrument. Knowing what a ii-V-I progression is is a fundamental aspect of navigating jazz music. Understanding how, why, and when to use a V7b913 chord instead of a V7sus on a theoretical level will help you communicate your musical ideas and more tastefully express yourself. Understanding that difference is important both academically and aurally. Being able to spell out a V7b913 chord on paper is important for communicating your ideas with other musicians, while being able to hear the b9 and 13 and register them as emotional manipulations of the cadence is vital to how you choose to express yourself in the moment.

Listening and internalizing music and musical vocabulary that resonates with you is the third and most important step in the process. If you choose to focus solely on any one of these aspects, this should be the one you choose. Actively listening to the music that speaks to you most will be more beneficial than anything else. If you master your instrument on a technical level but fail to listen and internalize the musical vocabulary that resonates with you most, you will be able to say a great many things on your instrument but you will not be able to really communicate anything personally meaningful or expressive. Listen to recordings you love and attempt to recreate them on your instrument.

The process of developing musical vocabulary follows the steps of listening, imitating, internalizing, and then innovating. You don’t have to accurately transcribe every note exactly as it is played in your favorite recordings, but you should steal every line, chord voicing, progression, melody, and articulation you can. Once you can recreate them, they will become assimilated into your subconscious bank of musical vocabulary and will start to come out in new and original ways through your improvisation.

Beyond of all of that though, I truly believe that playing music authentically is a way of life and means of self expression that transcends what I discussed above. Regardless of your technical proficiency, theoretical understanding, or musical vocabulary, the process of learning, playing, and appreciating music can be an infinitely deep well of joy, gratitude, and self development. Loving and appreciating the things you play and the time you spend playing music does not require any specific level of skill. The act of playing at all within the pursuit of honest self-expression is valuable, and it can be the most challenging part of being a musician regardless of your ability, experience, or style. The goal should always be to love what you are playing, to express yourself creatively, and to learn for the sake of deepening your ability to do both of those things. There is no end game or ultimate level of skill, understanding, or fluency that will guarantee that playing piano is a joyous and meaningful experience. There is also no level of skill or understanding so low that you are unable to have a joyous and meaningful experience playing music. Playing music always has the inherent potential for meaningful self-expression.

The mechanical, academic, and social aspects of playing music are not always intrinsically fun or meaningful though. Drilling scales to a metronome, studying music theory, and trying to prepare for a performance can be draining and stressful both physically and emotionally. That is why I think it is vital to understand that while these things will make you a more proficient, capable, and expressive musician, they are not why we pla…
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Caroline Sonningbedging - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 19:17:07 EST MXKT7l92 No.455148 Reply
I really can't say. For instance, I've made a goal out of recording in these caves. The first time I went, I took a usb mic and a laptop and plinked on the violin. It sounds pretty bad, but there is no way I'd have played my heart out, it's just not me. I'm going again, this time witha mixer and an uninterruptible power supply. I have roughly 4 and a half hours of power, yet while I could lug an instrument out there, the weight factor and what I want to listen to (and others) is absolute silence, or rather being in a cave during a rainstorm, to hear the water flow. As edgy as it seems, what I want others to hear has nothing to do with the instrument I've fiddled with.

Cool and good suggestions?

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- Thu, 03 May 2018 22:34:16 EST SwHa6GzY No.453450
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I’m trying to find bands that will suit my current listening preferences. I’m on my annual modest mouse binge at the moment... To get a better idea I’m listening to built to spill, ugly Casanova, Brian Johnston, disco inferno, polvo, slint, the garden, thieves like us, etc.

Im sure this is pretty vague, but I’m looking for bands that have catchy/punchy melodies, interesting lyrics/stories, and a quirk to them..
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Augustus Greenham - Mon, 20 May 2019 05:41:19 EST 6FD1tcde No.454995 Reply
yeah their newer stuff is pretty crap but those first few EP's and albums were amazing

"It's Complicated Being A Wizard" is fucking beautiful
Shit Porringfield - Thu, 23 May 2019 11:57:05 EST 6FD1tcde No.455000 Reply
>Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

the self titled album please
Charlotte Futtingseck - Wed, 29 May 2019 17:14:16 EST W0p/EdbR No.455025 Reply
Never knew the Death Grips guy was into fucking Revenge, that's cool.

Looking for a song

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- Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:25:20 EST SeWOHM69 No.454828
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There's this song I can't remember the name or band of for the life of me that I really wan't to listen to again.
I remember the music video that goes along with it though, it's like kinda exploring under a blanket in bed and different creases lead to different moments of a persons life.
Ring a bell anyone?
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John Nickleman - Fri, 10 May 2019 09:41:58 EST SeWOHM69 No.454935 Reply
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Fuck yeah, that's it!
Greatly appreciated, I'll try to pass on the slayer when opportunity arises

Finding smokers to play guitar with (blues/alternative)

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- Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:31:31 EST R3KZddTn No.454821
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I like it here but I want somewhere I can talk to people and interact really quickly. Like an online game or chat program or something, but people who play music and smoke weed would be best. I can't fucking figure it out and don't expect you to, but damn it, I'm stuck inside 8 hours a day, and the time I'm free to go around outside (can't explain due to personal reasons I don't want to reveal on an image board filled with junkies) is only at night. I can go to like, a seedy nightclub or something but so far that's cost too much and I want a place that has more people I can play guitar with. Tried bandmix among other things but fucking too slow and again, costs money.

I fucking feel like I'm in prison and don't know a way out.

What do? How can I find other musicians that are OK with smoking marijuana as we play, in
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Rebecca Crublinglut - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:38:04 EST R3KZddTn No.454838 Reply
fuck yeah I'm super happy for ya
It gives me hope, too, that despite all of this, I can maybe make it through.

Coincidentally, I actually contacted a commercial studio nearby. I'm gonna attempt to record a 12 track album if I can afford it with full mastering, will probably do digital release for free and post here.

The thing is, though, is I need some real players for a live act. I have people I can hire and buddies who can get the sound i want but they don't want to play regularly cause they're busy with their personal lives.

This place is so encouraging and full of SLAYER and music
John Greenwill - Sat, 25 May 2019 06:06:18 EST nSvpvImr No.455010 Reply
Chill music-making is best

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