Monday, March 28, 2011

Obama on Libya.

If you saw the vid you know what he is all about. I saw it and I still am not convinced that it is the best idea to go on bombing everyone and acting like Team America: World Police.

This is just how the United Stated is going to fall, by going into way more military conflicts than it can handle.

My heart goes out to the people of Libya and I would pray for them if I was a praying man, but war is not the answer.

When playing guitar... (tip for coming up with new riffs)

Think of your favorite riff by your favorite band. Play it, speed it up slow it down. Now play it in a few different keys. Play it in reverse. Change a few of the intervals (how many frets between the notes of the riff). Play it in a different rhythm.

I do these things all the time to help myself come up with ideas for new riffs.

Try it yourself!

Crazy Photographs of Turning Off a TV

These pics look amazing! Crazy to think that this amazing phenomenon occurs whenever I turn off the old boob toob.

Composing music...

I think one of the most challenging things is composing a complete song. Anyone with any musical experience can come up with a melody and a chord structure to accompany it. However, to get multiple instrument parts to sound good both by themselves and with all the other parts can be frustrating, and certainly complicated.

I am not a good composer. I have really only began composing music on guitar, recording many tracks to overlap each other, and using midi software. It may be easy enough to come upon a pleasing melody, and even a chord progression to harmonize behind it, but to develop these core ideas into complete pieces of music is a laborious process.

I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't love it, though. Just keep this in mind whenever you listen to music: it was most certainly not easy to write the whole piece for whoever did it.