I’ve been playing listening to a lot more top 40s music over the last year and I’ve come to relies why I could care less for 96& of the songs that are on the radio.
Now I understand POP music is made to sell and things that sell are simple and catchy. But how much of it is designed to do other things as well?
Subliminal Messages in Music
Crack open a cold one of your favorite music conspiracy and go to town. There are enough to go round but one I enjoy and picked up on my own years ago was booze, there are a lot of songs about boozing.
Let’s sell a twelve pack of mashed up songs about boozing.
Here is how I’m doing it:
1. I need to learn how to remix songs and what makes a good mix. Where do I learn this?
Google searches: Beat Mixing, How to Mix Songs, Top 40s remixes are just a few.
The place I’ve learned the most about remixing and audio software was/is at Lynda.com I do have a full membership. The software I am using to make this Drunken Dancing Boozies is Adobe Primer Pro CS6 and Adobe Audition CS6. Not only is it a music mash up it’s also a video mash-up.
2. Finding the songs I want to use that follow the same theme: Drinking and Dancing, I’d like to use songs that encourage both of those in the same song and better yet same verse, hook or chorus.
3. Get the music videos at there highest quality possible.
Vimeo, Youtube, and Other sources will be searched to find these music videos.
Tools: Firefox with the add-on flashgot ill be used to grab the videos.
4. Organize and Chop up the clips in Adobe Primer CS6
5. Send sequence to Audition CS6 and organize the tracks as in there as well.
6. Use the Adobe library to help create beats for transitions and mixing the songs. And other Free song library’s to backing tracks and stuff to help make it come together.
7. Mix-down and export the track to Adobe Primere than render the final video.
That is the flow of things but I’ve learned a lot of lessons about music and mixing from the Team at RealTraps.com Ethan Winer has some great info out there about that. Other sources are listed below as well.
Mastering the notes on the guitar fretboard takes time and a bit of consistency in playing. After years of just messing around I figured I’d better expand my skills from just basic strumming and a few scales to really understanding how and why the notes sound like they do. This is what I do when I am just picking up the guitar for the first time in the day to help commit the notes to memory.
I focus on one note a week and warm up picking the note in each position on each string going up and down the strings while switch which finger frets the next note.
Here are where the note positions are for the D note in the first 12 frets for each string. Mind you this is all standard tuning.
String 1: (10th)Tenth Fret and vibrates at 588Hz.
String 2: (3th)Third Fret and Vibrates at 294Hz.
String 3: (7th)Seventh Fret and vibrates at 294Hz.
String 4: Open and vibrates at 147Hz.
String 5: (5th)Fifth Fret and vibrates at 147Hz.
String 6: (10th)Tenth Fret and vibrates at 147Hz.
As you progress through your fretboard training and learn how to remember notes on the guitar you will begin to really notice them in the songs you listen to. Which is how you can begin to tell how well you are grasping the different pitches between the notes on the guitar.
Here you will memorize the E note on the fretboard. Practice slowly until you can play each note while standing up and hardly looking at the guitar. If you haven’t already take a look at 5 Ways Speed Up Your Stage Presence.
Fretboard E Note Facts:
String 1: The E Note is played Open string and vibrates at 330Hz.
String 2: The E Note is played on the (5th)Fifth Fret and vibrates at 330Hz.
String 3: The E Note is played on the (9th)Ninth Fret and vibrates at 330Hz.
String 4: The E Note is played on the (2nd)Second Fret and vibrates at 165Hz.
String 5: The E Note is played on the (7th)Seventh Fret and vibrates at 165Hz.
String 6: The E Note is played Open string and vibrates at 82.5Hz.
Ways to Practice Memorizing Without Getting Bored
Lets face it, turning on the metronome at 40 Beats Per Minute and plucking a single note for ten to fifteen minutes while signing the note out loud isn’t always the funnest thing to do. If your like me than you sometime catch yourself refocusing after about a 30 minute lapse in random jamming out bits.
Take it in chunks and just play a few minutes at a time and never play because you feel you must the moment it becomes a chore it becomes a bore. Just stick to one note at a time and soon enough you will know all the guitar fretboard notes.
The F Major bar chord will put your strumming practice to the test but so will being consistent enough with your practice to master the notes on the guitar. To learn all the notes on the guitar you must first want to learn them. Its easier to understand the benefits than to do what it takes master the fretboard notes.
There are virtually infinite ways you can practice to learn the F-Notes on the fretboard. Today you will see how I like to practice committing the note to muscle and mind memory.
Facts about the F-Note:
String 1: The F-Note is on the (1st)First fret and vibrates at 350Hz.
String 2: The F-Note is on the (6th)Sixth fret and vibrates at 350Hz.
String 3: The F-Note is on the (10th)Tenth fret and vibrates at 350Hz.
String 4: The F-Note is on the (3rd)Third fret and vibrates at 175Hz.
String 5: The F-Note is on the (8th)Eighth fret and vibrates at 175Hz.
String 6: The F-Note is on the (1st)First fret and vibrates at 87Hz.
Practice tips for anytime you play.
Practice your guitar playing standing up. If you can use a mirror to view your hand position once in a while. Good form will allow you to stretch out your fingers and reach those great sounding passing tones. Play with a metronome, use your smartphone if you have to (Mobile Metronome App).
You can talk to anyone who plays on the guitar professionally or just as a hobby and they will tell you they avoided learning the fundamentals, unless they went to school for it, for many years. As Youtube has shown us, just about anybody can learn to read and mimic tabs.
Once you get a solid understanding of where all guitar fretboard notes are located you will be leaps and bounds ahead of your own success and will be playing in the big leagues.