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by fretski
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: *Music* anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: *Music* anyone?

I just put ears on your song for Evelyn; I know that no words could do, and so I won't even try.
by fretski
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: *Music* anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: *Music* anyone?

Good for you for seeing this through to completion. I am a medical doctor, a neurologist, and I am always telling my older patients to keep their brains active by trying new things and learning new skills. I wish I could get all of my patients to take on such a big project like you have done here. ...
by fretski
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: *Music* anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: *Music* anyone?

Well done for finishing this! It was an ambitious project for your fourth song. :D Thanks, it wasn't ambitious it was underestimated with the attitude of a stuck-up snob. I thought it would be a piece of cake, being slow and all that. It ended up being anything but. Well, at least I managed to impr...
by fretski
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: identifying a song AND artist
Replies: 0
Views: 337

identifying a song AND artist

Sorry, I had to truncate the mp3 to be able to up it It's part of the Gibson guitar course I bought many years ago, I asked the guy who sells the kit who plays it but he couldn't tell me. I'd like to ID it cause I want to SEE the the duo or trio that plays it. Tried all the on-line jokes but NONE ca...
by fretski
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: *Music* anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3590

Re: *Music* anyone?

I expect to make the final video within a week or two and then it's on to the next one. This is my 4th song learned, I have about 50 others to learn and while I could and would love to spend a year learning each, I don't think I have that luxury :shock: :lol: BTW many thanks, goes without saying. Y...
by fretski
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13645

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

I see the "war" between diatonic and chromatic music to be beyond my level. :D I would think you can play a blues scale. That has chromatic notes. For guitarists the blues scale could be the first scale they learn so why not learn to sing that ? :D It's much more a question of what we have learned ...
by fretski
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13645

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

I think muscle memory is awesome to have, it's something I'm trying to work towards myself. I envy musicians who can play "by feel" as opposed to "by head". :) Are you struggling with music theory in general, or just with connecting the movements and sounds with the concepts? I wish I knew the answ...
by fretski
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13645

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

The confusion is that there are various systems of using the St. John hymn syllables. Afaik in Spanish it's indeed just alternative names for the notes. However, there's a thing called the Kodály method, which uses movable-do, la minor solfege along with clapping rhythms and simple folk songs. (Whi...
by fretski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: drums in syntesized midi
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: drums in syntesized midi

I use qjackctl, rosegarden and qsynth mostly with standard midi synths or the ZYNADDSUBFX dssi plugin and/or Hydrogen. I'd like to get a drum sound similar to what 's in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEeqramL4mQ Any suggestions? Is that a kick? I normally set my backing tracks up in rosegard...
by fretski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: drums in syntesized midi
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: drums in syntesized midi

I use qjackctl, rosegarden and qsynth mostly with standard midi synths or the ZYNADDSUBFX dssi plugin and/or Hydrogen. I'd like to get a drum sound similar to what 's in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEeqramL4mQ Any suggestions? Is that a kick? I normally set my backing tracks up in rosegard...
by fretski
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: drums in syntesized midi
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: drums in syntesized midi

Thanks guys! now i have something to go on, like it is in fact a kick sound. I would never have thought of using effects on it. I can try hydrogen or midi to begin, then i'll amplify and compress, etc. The sidechaining i never heard about before but it's very interesting for other jobs as well. I lo...
by fretski
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: drums in syntesized midi
Replies: 6
Views: 417

drums in syntesized midi

I use qjackctl, rosegarden and qsynth mostly with standard midi synths or the ZYNADDSUBFX dssi plugin and/or Hydrogen. I'd like to get a drum sound similar to what 's in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEeqramL4mQ Any suggestions? Is that a kick? I normally set my backing tracks up in rosegarde...
by fretski
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: VLC to start using JACK in AUTO?
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

Re: VLC to start using JACK in AUTO?

I'm revisiting this again because I'm not getting what I want. When I start qJackCtl (guitar sessions because Audacity records really nicely with jack, not so hot without it) I want everything music to use jack. The VLC prefs doesn't work anymore via the show-all route; what do I put into "Connect t...
by fretski
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Rosegarden 17.12 couple of probs
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Rosegarden 17.12 couple of probs

19.06 for Leap 15.1 available in Geekos DAW repo https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Ageekositalia%3Adaw&package=rosegarden That's the tumbleweed (factory) package emmm... https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/geekositalia:/daw/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ https://download....
by fretski
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Rosegarden 17.12 couple of probs
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Rosegarden 17.12 couple of probs

19.06 for Leap 15.1 available in Geekos DAW repo https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Ageekositalia%3Adaw&package=rosegarden That's the tumbleweed (factory) package and it raises dependency issues solving which may render Yast inoperative. I need it in the Leap repo. I've made...