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Peegoo
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Buena Buena
Apr 16th, 2018 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you've not seen Rick Beato's analyses of iconic tunes and what makes them great, the series is fantastic because it combines music theory with use of equipment and effects, application of vocals, and production/recording techniques.

You will learn some really useful stuff by watching these. His enthusiasm is really great too because that's something you can't easily fake.

In this current episode, he picks apart

Van Halen's tune RWTD.

Achase4u

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Apr 16th, 2018 09:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rick is one of my favorite YouTuber's of all time. He is an absolute monster when it comes to theory. He knows some very, very in depth stuff that I still can't imagine.

Then he is also an award winning producer and a killer guitar player. He knows as much about engineering as he does music theory. I'm not sure how it's possible. I started his "what makes this song great" video on Kid Charlemagne. Need to finish that.

Very good videos by this guy. I also dig his New York "straight shooter" attitude.

gdw3

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Apr 17th, 2018 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I remember first realizing that Eddie's guitar was hard-panned when RWTD was playing in a store which had their mono system playing just the left (?) channel. I was shocked.

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Apr 17th, 2018 02:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

That was excellent! Thanks for the linker. I'll check out some others from him.

gdw3

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Apr 17th, 2018 03:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, I just watched the Kid Charlemagne one. Really good stuff.

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Buena Buena
Apr 17th, 2018 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

His content is like a free college course on everything related to making music.

I've found it also helps to revisit the ones I've already seen because there is so much valuable information that it's impossible to assimilate it all even after five viewings.

I sometimes even take notes. Yeah, I'm a nerd...can't be helped.

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So, so you think you can tell?
Apr 17th, 2018 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice, thanks for the link. I can still remember the day that album was released. My best friend bought his sister that on cassette for her birthday, I was living in Castle Marina on Kent Island back then.

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GospelBilly!
Apr 17th, 2018 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

That song is the easiest VH song to play. I guess I'll have to watch the clip see what all the fuss is about.

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GospelBilly!
Apr 17th, 2018 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oh . . . it's not a guitar oriented video, its about the entire song. Dude talks too much. (:oD

Achase4u

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Apr 17th, 2018 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

"His content is like a free college course on everything related to making music.

I've found it also helps to revisit the ones I've already seen because there is so much valuable information that it's impossible to assimilate it all even after five viewings.

I sometimes even take notes. Yeah, I'm a nerd...can't be helped."

Yep. Very cool stuff. If you haven't seen his video on his own college story, you should check it out.

And taking notes is awesome. Others can make fun while you're laughing all the way to the Smart-Bank.

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Apr 18th, 2018 05:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’m overdrawn at the Smart-Bank.

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Apr 18th, 2018 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

This series will be valuable, as I try to get better at home recording/self-producing. Also pretty entertaining. Thank you for posting!

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Apr 18th, 2018 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I’m overdrawn at the Smart-Bank."

I feel that, Leftee. I'm having to watch one episode in short segments to try to absorb what he's saying. Lots of ideas here, such as using modes, that I should work on for a month before moving forward!

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 11:00 AM, Apr 18th, 2018)

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Buena Buena
Apr 19th, 2018 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

You gotta keep in mind that Rick was a Professor of Jazz at Ithaca College for a few years. He has this stuff in his bloodstream, and it didn't get in there overnight.

I barely understand this stuff myself.

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older,better
Apr 20th, 2018 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for posting this

Rick Beato's videos are fantastic and as everyone has said they are full of information.

His story of how he got into college is worth listening to

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Apr 20th, 2018 10:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

"You gotta keep in mind that Rick was a Professor of Jazz at Ithaca College for a few years. He has this stuff in his bloodstream, and it didn't get in there overnight.

I barely understand this stuff myself."

It certainly doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of daily inching along. Very few epiphanies but slow and steady.

Dude has been at it a LONG time, and may have just had a hidden talent for the "math of music".

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Apr 21st, 2018 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

There’s something to the “math of music.” My wife is an actuary and a fantastic violinist. And she sight-reads really well. That isn’t something that comes easy or to just anybody.

Her daughter (15) also plays violin and, as her playing is taking off, so are her math grades.

Achase4u

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Apr 21st, 2018 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I believe it. I think the sight reading skill is more developed in the classical and traditional world. It's not easy.

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Apr 28th, 2018 01:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used to be good at reading, back in my early teens when I was taking classical guitar lessons. It's not hard to do. Like anything else, it just takes practice. I can still read, but it's a slow, slow process. More like de-coding.

windmill
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older,better
Apr 28th, 2018 04:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

You are all correct regarding sight reading.

Can you remember first learning to read words ?

I can't because I was so young, my memory doesn't go back that far.

If you taught a child to read music the same way as learning to words they would be just as fluent in it as reading a page of words

As Langford says it's not hard to do.

As Acahse4u says, it's easier in the classical world, because they do it all the time.

As Leftee says, there is maths in the intervals of music, learning about music is also learning the maths of the intervals.

If you spent an hour a day reading sheet music would your sight reading improve ?

If you played in an orchestra and read music all day, every day you would be fluent.

Alas, for an adult wanting to learn to read music there is no other way than regular practice.

Like all things in life, the more you put into it the more you get out of it.



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