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Any other musicians here? What noises do you make?

Discussion in 'music' started by Seeker_UK, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Apart from Fox, is there anyone else on here who makes music and if you do, what sort.

    I'll offer my compositions to start the ball rolling, an amateur collection of shamefully 70s / 80s electonic influenced stuff:

    My Soundcloud page here

    Lets hear yours.

    (And if anyone wants to advise how I can master my recordings better to make 'em less 'flat', I'd be grateful ;))
     
  2. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    I play pedal steel, and sing. Classically trained(vocal performance degree)

    but yeah, my main thing is acoustic and pedal steel, singing, engineering and production
     
  3. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    ill gladly tweak your stuff , gratis man...or listen to it and make suggestions(via pm of course)
     
  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Thx :)
     
  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Tenor sax & clarinet, though I've recently started again after a 10yr break for family reasons. I'm debating with myself whether I have the time and energy to do the whole band/gigs thing again. One day, maybe when our kid is grown up and more independent. For now just a bedroom player (trying to figure out old jazz solos/tunes, and practicing improv. to my Jamie Aebersold CDs.)
     
  6. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I've been playing guitar, badly, for 45 years. Typical Baby Boom guitarist - vintage gear, great tone, no chops.
     
  7. Dave Decadent

    Dave Decadent Live Fast - Die Young

    Guitar for me too:
    [YOUTUBE]lSNSKHSIMMU[/YOUTUBE]
     
  8. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    fixt
     
  9. gct

    gct pfm Member

    Played mandolin in Old-Time band playing for step dancers for 16 years.
    Guitar for 35 years - pretty poor considering the years.
    Generally mediocre at most instruments I turn my hand to, fiddle, keyboards, hammered dulcimer. I don't practice enough. Plenty of practice on the mandolin, though.
    I have no imagination for composition so envious of the electronica posted by seeker_uk, really nice. Well done!
     
  10. gct

    gct pfm Member

    I've just seen Dave Decadent's post - Alcester Warwickshire? I play in a folk session there.
     
  11. jackiechansthem

    jackiechansthem pfm Member

    I play some guitar and drums. Enjoy songwriting and am very thankful for Autotune and Ableton - absolutely not a professional musician. 'Nuff said!
     
  12. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Pianist, organist, composer, conductor and singer (choral). Done a bit of broadcasting etc. but my biggest claim to fame is surely playing piano on Partners in Grime by the immortal Ivor Biggun.:D
     
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Is that a Hofner?
     
  14. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    :D Very honest. I'm similar. An old "The Paul", but at least I've slimmed my amp down to a Vox tonelab which I put through a PA if I want it loud, which I usually don't because I'm embarrassingly bad.

    I finally accepted I would never be a guitarist about 10 yrs ago and sold my Fender bassman to the lead guitarist in the band I was then playing tenor sax in.

    Now I just use guitar to get the sound of chord sequences that I'm trying to improvise on sax over. It's a real help to play a polyphonic instrument when learning to improvise, even if you don't play very well.

    On the subject of vintage gear I recently went down that route on tenor sax, picking up an old rather sad looking (but great sounding) King Super 20 tenor, and a custom Otto link tone edge mouthpiece. Having lots of fun now trying to sound like some of the 60s blue note recordings (and failing due to lack of chops !)
     
  15. Dave Decadent

    Dave Decadent Live Fast - Die Young

    Yeah it was at The Swan supporting Army of Skanks - a captive audience on a Saturday night :)
     
  16. Dave Decadent

    Dave Decadent Live Fast - Die Young

    Nah it's a Yamaha Violin guitar; don't see em often. I wanted something that didn't look like 'heavy metal'.
     
  17. kjb

    kjb Losing my edge

    ditto - and still only play in the bedroom! I've never had the determination/patience to really practice and learn basic theory.

    My wife recently bought me one of these -

    http://www.voxamps.com/pedals/vdl1/

    which has reawakened my creativity - can almost sound like Fennesz when I get it right!

    Kevin
     
  18. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Viola, violin, bass guitar, piano and organ. Did some playing a lot of years ago in that London, Bournemouth and Wales, but nothing serious for a long long time. Claim to fame is being on a Lisa Stansfield Album, but not getting my name on the sleeve as I was depping for someone, and they forgot to change the name before it went to the printers. Also got hit on the head by an orange when Meatloaf thought it would be nice to have a string sextet warming the crowd up before some of his concerts way back in the day.
     
  19. madscientist

    madscientist pfm Member

  20. darrylfunk

    darrylfunk Banned

    stu, send me a track you want mastering with your 'colourful description' of any changes....ie warmer, fatter, louder, even more loud, really really loud....or whatever.
    i just followed you on soundcloud from my little pet project pages.
    simples ;)

    liked your chilled stuff a lot.
     

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