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Winter is over ;)

Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:27 pm

Hey guys!!

It's been a while!! It feels like I've been hibernating!! but don't fear I haven't put down my bass and now after .... a year and a half of playing I have 2 bands , done gigs and have been loving every minute of it!!

I actually just came on because I had a gig last night and everybody kept coming up to me and telling me that I was a "shit hot" bass player and I thought to myself if it wasn't for this forum I don't think I would have got to this stage Very Happy

So Thanks Guys !!!! I promise to stay about Very Happy ( again ) hehe.

Oh and heres a video from my bands ( the scabby queen ) first gig. ( its so funny to watch this because we are so much better now an the nerves are disappearing hehe )



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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:03 pm

The Scabby Queen... I like it Razz How did that come about?

"We need a band name..."
"Jiminy Crotchet?"
"Nah, I like it, but it sounds like crotch..."
"Wogsalg? That's Glasgow backwards."
"Eh, sounds a bit racist..."
"Well I dunno then."
"How about something strong, yet feminine? Firequeen, perhaps?"
"Haha, yeah, set a queen on fire... You'd get a right old scabby one"


Yep. That's definitely exactly how it happened. I'm a genius psychic.

Welcome back (again) Very Happy

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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:10 pm

HAhahaa Yeah... no... I honestly dont know how it came about because I wasn't in the band at that time BUT if it helps... scabby queen is a card game Wink

Thanks. Its great to be back!

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Post  Stryfer on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:15 pm

I came back last night... Now here you are... Coincidence? I think not Razz

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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:15 pm

I googled Scabby Queen... seems I'm not the only one. It autocompleted with "the scabby queen band". First result was something from before you joined them saying "WE LOOKIN 4 BASSIST AN WANNA B TOURIN K PLZ JOIN IF U BASSIST"

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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Shhhhh .. Your not suppose to draw attention to the fact that I secretly stalk you :O

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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:16 pm

Lol, as is tradition... off-topic in seconds Razz

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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:18 pm

Totally your fault!

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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:19 pm

Sad

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Post  Stryfer on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Actually it's mine Smile

Anyway, back on topic. I don't even wanna go over some of the video footage of my old band... I cried even back then O.o

Btw, Akyra, as long as I have your attention, please check the music topic and look up the bass dude I posted, he...is...amazing! XD

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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:22 pm

I will do so Very Happy right now!!

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:23 pm

since im stalking your convorsation i might as well watch it.
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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:24 pm

Hahahhhaa get it watched!!! He is amazine!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:27 pm

I bought the CD from his website a couple of hours ago. Wonder when it'll get here... quite looking forward to it Razz

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Post  akyra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:28 pm

Ima buy it when I get pennies!!

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:29 pm

its a warwick bass right? sounds like gold...which sounds good by the way
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Post  Stryfer on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:30 pm

It's a Warwick Dirty Blonde LTD. He has a Streamer too for metal, you wouldn't believe how awesome it sounds!

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Post  DavidM96 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:33 pm

The streamer sound so heavy, niiiiiiiiiiice
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Post  Stryfer on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:31 pm

Akyra, I've just decided to watch that video you posted properly and I have to ask...

...what the hell is the matter with the blonde on the left? She keeps screaming as if someone were whipping her XD

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Post  akyra on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:34 pm

ZOMG I know!!!! You'll be glad to know that I think the singers cant sing and I'm not completely diluted... I will post some vids of my awesome band we get some..




I had tried to tell them to stop screaming.... Clearly, they havent listened.

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Post  Pippynip on Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:22 pm

Ah, phew. I wasn't going to mention what I thought of the singers Razz

The guitarists and the drummer seem alright. The bassist on the other hand... Razz





Is awesome? Honest Smile

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Post  Stryfer on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:23 pm

Well, I'm not afraid to comment Razz Although I may earn a slap across the face... I think that enough praise was given, it's time for a little criticism Twisted Evil

One of the guitars seems off. The whole quality of the sound is low so I can't tell much, but it just sounds off.

The drum and the bass are solid. It's not a demanding piece so I can't really say that either is awesome, but they do sound complete together and that's perfect Smile

As for bass technique, I can't see Akyra's fretting hand, but I can already spot something on her picking hand.

First off, Akyra, you need to watch to the first 5 minutes of this video:


I've posted it before, but I cannot the stress how much it helps to be aware of what he covers. I don't know if you've seen it, but I do notice that you bend your wrist quite often...unless it's the camera angle playing tricks on me :S

Second, your overall finger plucking technique seems kind of clumsy at times. In other words, you seem to using your whole arm to pluck. I'll let you in on a little secret: There is no need. All the plucking strength you'll ever needs comes from your fingers alone. In fact, when you pluck with your whole arm, you're using more energy while producing a sloppier tone.
You'll notice that although there are bass players who move their arm while playing, their tone still comes from their fingers alone. The arm movement is just for effect and so they won't cramp up. There's 0 energy transfer from their arm movement to their fingers.

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Post  Pippynip on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 pm

Yes, I remember watching that when you posted it the first time. I got a lot from that, I think. I dunno. Probably. Not bending my wrist definitely stuck with me.

I should put up a cover or something so you can pick it apart, Strife Razz

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Post  akyra on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:27 am


I would like to stress that was our first gig and its filmed on a phone... but thanks I guess.

I'll watch the vid and maybe that will improve my sloppy playing.


*hangs up bass*

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Post  Pastichio on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:37 am

dont mind him, first gig nerves are the worst. I was shaking on my first gig, and I've had some great gigs where I played perfectly and some bad ones were I could barely keep it together. These things come with time and confidence. You guys did good for first gig.
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