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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Having trouble with figuring out tunes?

Current mood: creative

I used to have alot of trouble with my ear but, lately I've been experiencing alot of success with my efforts to learn songs by ear. I have been using a system to identify the chord changes. I use the recording of the song , a copy of the lyrics , my computer and patience. I put the song on my media player and listen to it while attempting to play with it. I type the chords above the lyrics where they occur as I figure them out. I keep going over the song like it's a puzzle. I fill in the pieces until the picture is complete. I then have a completed tab that I post on UG. for our great comunity to share.
1:44 pm - 2 comments - 0 Kudos
Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tab rejections

Current mood: crushed

I had a recent tab rejected by the guys in charge and I can't figure out why. The tab was done by ear and I'd say was pretty accurate. It may have had a minor error somewhere but , I don't think so. Not that there aren't any tabs that got posted that are completely wrong. There's tons of those. The song is Roller Derby Queen. It's a good song and you can't find it anywhere online. I thought it would be a welcome addition to the best tab site in the world but, I was wrong. Anyone like Jim Croce? I thought he was pretty popular among singer song writers.
1:44 pm - 1 comments - 0 Kudos
Sunday, January 25, 2009

Problems with my profile.

Current mood: confused

I have been having problems with my profile on this site. I adjust it to update the info on my profile and when I come back it's back to the way it was before I adjusted it. So , I fix it again and It's back to the way it was before when I go back to it. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it something I'm doing Wrong? Stay tuned for my updates on the ongoing struggle to stay up to date.
1:44 pm - 3 comments - 1 Kudos
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 11th

Where were you when you heard about the attacks on our country 7 years ago? I was driving to work when I heard the first report of a plane colliding with one of the towers. I thought it was an accident , nothing more than a tragic accident . When I got to work ,some 25 minutes later, I got a phone call from a friend who frantically pleaded with me to turn on the T.V. to see what was going on. When I got the television on the second plane was moments from impact. Needless to say , that is a moment I'll never forget for as long as I live. I'm bringing this up here on Ultimate guitar because , I would like to propose a challenge for any of us out here on Ultimate guitar to come up with a song about how the events of 9/11/01 effected us. There are a couple  of great country songs that were written about it . They pretty much tell the collective story of the way it effected the country . So , try to make it more personal. More about your unique experience on that awful day .

5:20 pm - 3 comments - 2 Kudos