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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Flam View Post
    Ah, it's the high note at the end of the chorus of Mr Roboto. Here, try this one:



    4:03 this time



    Love it. We gotta do something.
    And wouldn't you know it, that one didn't work either.
    But I found one that did. Dang, if you can actually get this high despite being a bass, then you're vocal range is actually pretty decent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Flam View Post
    OPB Name: Cutty Flam
    Instrument(s)/ Level of skill:
    Piano - experienced
    Saxophone (STAB ) - experienced
    Guitar (Electric and Acoustic)- experienced
    Electric Bass - experienced
    Vocals - adept. I'm a bass, so anything above middle C sounds I'm going through puberty.
    Violin/Viola - adept
    Trombone - adept
    Harmonica - adept
    Trumpet - novice. I've got the notes down but my tone is godawful.
    Tuba - novice. I can play it but have never really practiced.

    I can get my hands on all of the above instruments fairly easily, if need be.
    Genre you prefer to play: Jazz and Ska. Upbeat stuff. Some pop rock if it's got similar elements (think Lady Madonna).
    And what you last played or practiced: Guitar/piano

    @Borsalino, @Spiegel, @VisibleSpectra, what are your vocal ranges? We could barbershop some Billy Joel or something very easily.
    I think im more of a Baritone? could be tenor
    VIOLIN!!! can I get tips on how to start? I always wanted to play fiddle and I keep forgetting I have one I just dont know how to start making music instead of noise... I understand how to hold the bow but ugh idk much anything about it

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiegel View Post
    I don't know, But I can go pretty low, and high as well, falsetto is in my repertoire

    Lol back in high school my friends and I would cover disney songs I was always the "Lead Voice" for some reason like Simba in Hakuna Matata (which this song triggered my memories back) and we'd do this song too and Afternoon delight, Twist and shout, a bunch of the Temptations songs good times I feel we may have similar singing voices

    EDIT OMG AND Harry Belefonte ! Love those songs
    @Misty Grade 8 !!! wowza! Do you attend (or plan to) a school for your talents?
    Last edited by VisibleSpectra; Jan 20th '15 at 04:26 PM.


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    OPB Name: BTR

    Instrument(s)/ Level of skill: Piano. I'm Grade 5 now but I haven't been able to play regularly for a bit.

    Genre you prefer to play: Anything really. My instructor mostly tries to get me into the classics with occasional leaps into scores from films.

    And what you last played or practiced: I played River Flows in You (adjusted to my level).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisibleSpectra View Post
    VIOLIN!!! can I get tips on how to start? I always wanted to play fiddle and I keep forgetting I have one I just dont know how to start making music instead of noise... I understand how to hold the bow but ugh idk much anything about it
    Sure sure. Remember to keep the bow taut and well rosin'd so it can grip the strings well. Too little and it'll be squeaky and slidey sounding, but too much and it'll sound crunchy and rough. Also never touch the actual strings of the bow since the oil of your fingers will fuck it up. You tighten and loosen the bow by spinning the little knob (usually) on the bottom.

    First off you have to tune it incredibly precisely. I dunno if there's a different tuning for fiddles, but standard violin is GDAE (first four strings of a guitar reversed). Just like guitar, the tuning of each string effects the tuning of the others, so you'll have to retune each string 3-5 times to get it perfect. Once you've got the strings nice, be sure to mark the some finger placement locations so you can get the notes down when you practice. Sort of like an artificial fretboard on the neck. They sell special tape for it at music stores, but electrical tape and rubber bands work fine without damaging the woodwork. The best placement for them in my opinion is whole-whole-half. Here's a little graphic to help you understand what I mean if I suck at explaining it:



    Mark the tape on positions 1, 2, and 3 so you get placement practice.

    As for technique, it's pretty simple. Saw between the bridge and the neck, but closer to the neck or you'll get squeaking. Alternate strokes every note (unless stated otherwise in the music; up strokes are marked with a 'V', down strokes are marked with like a square-ish upside down 'U'). Make sure you saw at a 90 degree angle to your strings. Keep your bow wrist flat but flexible. Keep your upper arm pretty stationary when you play. Your fingering wrist should be pretty flat as well; let your fingers do the work, not your hand.

    Once you get the technique and the notes down to muscle memory, it's just practice. Find some music you like or google some beginner stuff.
    Last edited by Cutty Flam; Jan 20th '15 at 05:18 PM.



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    I also know beginner level violin I guess I should mention. But I was really quite terrible at it.

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    So anyways, who's down for some a capella?



    Go HERE and pick a part. Click on the cleft to just hear that single part. Dibs on bass, btw.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VisibleSpectra View Post
    @Misty Grade 8 !!! wowza! Do you attend (or plan to) a school for your talents?
    Nope. I just like playing for my own enjoyment, I don't want to take it any further

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Flam View Post
    So anyways, who's down for some a capella?



    Go HERE and pick a part. Click on the cleft to just hear that single part. Dibs on bass, btw.
    Are you a fan of How I met your Mother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiegel View Post
    Are you a fan of How I met your Mother?
    Why? Is this the opening song or something?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Flam View Post
    Why? Is this the opening song or something?
    Yeah, In one of the episodes, Two guys from the main cast and their futures selves do an acapella of the song.

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