For no good reason, I posted a few songs on reverbnation.com a while back.
I've lost the original recording of one of them. Is there a way to grab it off my Reverb Nation page and put it on my desktop? I hate losing it.
I'd like to do some live recording via a Focusrite Claret eight-pre interface. No effects, plug-ins, or additional tracks.
What's a laptop that can do a good job of it? I'm a Mac guy, but maybe there are good PCs that cost less and will do the same thing.
And the only software I've ever used...
Someone gave me an ART Professional Mic Preamp, and I don't know what to do with it.
What do you use it for? What happens? What do you like about it? I've read the description but still don't quite get it.
Don't need any help with this, just thought I'd share. Haven't done much writing lately, so it was nice to bang this one out:
“Don’t Knock It Till You Try It”
copyright Leon Fullerton
verses: G C / G D / G C / G D G - /
chorus: C G / D G / C G / D G /
Open G Piedmont rag...
I have a Quilter Microblock 45 mini-amp and a Tech 21 Blonde stompbox.
The Quilter is for plugging into a 210 cabinet, and the Blonde is for plugging into PAs.
- Can the Quilter run straight into a PA?
- Can the Blonde run straight into the 210 cab?
If they can, I...
When the virus has blown over, I'll be getting back together with my blues harp buddy and with luck gigging again. So I've been adding a few blues songs to my rep.
Have any recommendations — tunes you love to play and people like hearing? What are your must-plays? Here's a highly incomplete...
I've been looking online at cases for my Guild dreadnought. I like TKLs.
There are several ads for Guild Orpheum dread cases by TKL. I know Orpheums are a Guild line, but I don't know what the word has to do with cases. So:
- Are they made in Canada like other TKLs?
- Will a standard Guild...
I got a lot of great answers to my recent question about your favorite rums. (Thank you thank you thank you!)
And today I found this:
American Rum Report
If you're a rummy, you can find all the rum distilleries in your state, with website links. How much fun is that?
There are seven in...
My new board has room for three overdrives. There are four kinds I like:
- clean boosts (Yes, I'm calling that overdrive. Work with me here.)
- TS clones
- Klon clones
- Marshall Guv'nor clones
So which three would you pick, and why?
After years of playing guitar and writing songs as a hobby, retirement has given me the chance to gig. Before the Coronapocalypse, I had two pub gigs a month plus a couple of summer festivals every year. The Coronocaust has put the kibosh on that, but I still hope to get back to gigging someday...
I can sing and play some of my songs at gigs. But just a handful. And that's not enough. And since gigging is yesterday's papers, I've started a learn-a-few-more project.
It's something I should've done a long time ago:
1. I put all my instruments into their cases except the flattop...
Warning: If you don't like lines that childishly rhyme (ref. the current imperfect rhyme thread), stop reading here!
Okay, now for the rest of you:
I'm working on a musical. This tune will be the grand finale.
You know how sometimes you just can't stop coming up with verses to a song? There...
I'm thinking of getting the Focusrite Clarett 4Pre.
It's blurb says it has "four variable line inputs." What does that mean? What do they do? How do they work? What do you need to use them? Can you hear them when recording?
The round straps for mandolins that Lakota Leathers sells look kind of cool. I have my forever mando but still haven't found its forever strap.
Have you used a round mando strap? How does it compare with flat straps?
Round Lakota straps
Just started reading his book Go Down, Moses. Slogged through the first story, "Was." I'm going to give it another try, because I kept getting lost.
I usually don't have reading comprehension problems. I'm fine with Shakespeare and Pynchon, made it through Ulysses unscathed, and have enjoyed...
As we've mentioned here a few times, some artists make art to go into themselves and others make art to get out of themselves. (There are other reasons, but those are biggies.)
Novelist Richard Russo wrote the cover story for this month's Harper's Magazine, "If I Were You." Like me, he writes...
When I'm not writing and playing my own stuff, I do covers. But I rewrite 'em my way. Musically, it's almost always a new arrangement, a new groove. Lyrically, sometimes I just change a few words, sometimes I swap out most of 'em.
For us blues hounds it's legitimate because that's the...
Pick three lyricists living or dead you'd like to have critique or respond to your lyrics - and tell why. I'll go first:
Ray Davies: the jaded romantic.
Woody Guthrie: the soul of America.
Bob Hunter: the quintessential space cowboy.
They write about what I think about - and they do it so...