Besides modding, I write a lot of music, mostly rock/metal (I play in a band to, bass-player and 2nd vocals). There are some influences, for example Muse, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pink Floyd, System of a Down etcetera, but seen the fact that these are kinda random I'd rather say that it's just my style of music that sounds like music from these bands.
Here's an example of a song which I recorded a few months ago. By recording, I mean plugging in my guitar/bassguitar in the microphone-input of my PC and recording it with Audacity (kinda provisoric). Seen the fact that I haven't got drums, the drums are computer-generated. When we're gonna play this with the band I'm in, it'll definantely get some lyrics.
Here's a video of us playing a song written by me called "Rush". It's the first song written by me (bass, guitar, drums and lyrics) we brought into practice and were only playing it for four weeks or so. We had to send in a demo to be able to join a competition and seen the fact that we had only four weeks time to do so, the playing isn't smooth here and there. Also the sound is out of balance (too much bass) and the vocals were written just a week before the recording, so that falters here and there, lol.
In that video I'm the bass-player and vocalist, but we got a new singer just a few months ago.
This post has been edited by Puma06111991 on Monday, May 30 2011, 15:02
Really good stuff man, not really my genre but I loved it! You guys got potential, keep it up
However, I really, really recommend that you at least go fill out the form at The Forum Musician's Commune, you don't even have to contribute regularly, but by just joining you'll get some extra attention and promotion, and that's always positive, right? We're a small community, but we're always happy to grow, so please do join, plus I'm pretty sure that your own topic will get locked eventually and a mod'll direct you our way. No matter what, you got good stuff and potential!
"Six degrees of seperation": I think you can clearly hear some influences of Muse here, also pretty much based on the bass. For some stupid reason it is cut off after the interlude. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=8945036
Nah, they won't, that's not the way it works. Besides, it's nothing but smart. How the hell are you gonna become famous if you don't advertise your stuff? And you're on YouTube, right? It's a gazillion times easier to download your tracks from YouTube than to rip 'em off from SoundClick, or whatever you're using. And nobody has done it yet, and never will.
We ourselves are satisfied with it, aside from some false parts on the vocals here and there and a few small mistakes on the instruments, seen the fact that it was our first 'big gig': 30 minutes of playing.
This post has been edited by Puma06111991 on Tuesday, Jun 14 2011, 16:16
QUOTE (Puma06111991 @ Tuesday, Jun 14 2011, 18:53)
Lol ok, I'll do that . Can you be a bit more specific on what he should do better and why/how he could achieve that with a metronome?
What do you mean being a "traditional grip guy" ?
I noticed he seems to throw you guys slightly off at parts and accidentally changes tempo, which is exactly the opposite of the drummer's primary objective. A metronome will give him an accurate and evenly spaced click to play to, so he'll always keep a rock solid beat. I'm not saying he's bad, because he's not (for a rock guy).
And traditional grip is just one of the ways to hold the sticks. It's asymmetrical, whereas matched grip is symmetrical.