Archive for October, 2009

Oct
29

What kind of click track/metronome machine do professional bands use live?

I bought the Boss DB 90 but it’s a little confusing ando don’t think it’s going to suit my needs because my band has different time signature changes and tempo changes sometimes in the same song.

I need something where I can program how many bars have a certain tempo and time signature and set up different song presets.

Does anyone know what to buy that will do this job?

Thanks.

Originally of course, you need to go for any various anyyourself, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you must actually go through with it once it has been chosen

Oct
28

The Great Unsung Heroes Of Classic Rock

Classic rock is a term used loosely to describe the albums released in the early to late 70’s by artists which have become legendary and therefore ‘classics”.

Most of these albums/artists were highly original and would become influential on many other bands for generations to come. No matter what era you were born in since the 70’s almost ANY band you listen to would have been influenced by artists and bands from this era. So even if you are now only in your teens and you find you favorite band sounds “totally original” you can bet your bottom dollar that they were influenced by someone from this era ( even if they don’t even know it!)

The seventies was a great era for music because it truly was a ground breaking time for original music. Nothing was copied, or rehashed, everyone had their own sound even though, as always in music, the 70’s was a continuance and evolution of music from the 60’s, but it matured more fully in the 70’s.

Bands and artists such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix , Free, Allman Brothers, Queen, Black Sabbath, Cream, David Bowie, Status Quo are all examples of acts who made their start in the 60’s but found their sound and style in the 70’s, and therefore gave rise to many other bands who then added their own flavour to these styles.

Lesser known bands such as Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Grand Funk Railroad, Scorpions (who became quite huge in the 80’s), and Thin Lizzy are worthy of mentions but would not necessarily be known as legends, where as other acts such as Queen became absolutely huge and remain so to this day.

It is the same with “guitar heroes”. Almost every guitarist no matter what age has heard of or has listened to Hendrix, Clapton. Jimmy Page etc but there are other extremely talented and influential guitarists who are less well known that should be in the legend status as well. Two such examples are Richie Blackmore from deep purple and Michael Schenker from UFO. You will find some modern players such as Kirk Hammet and Dimebag Darrel were heavily influenced by Michael Schenker, but Schenker has not really achieved “god like” status such as some of his contemporaries like Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.

I could go on for hours about classic rock and there are hundreds of excellent albums that are still available today, (and some fine ones deleted) but some songs and albums rate a special mention for their guitar prowess and are worth your time to have at least a quick listen.

Here’s a quick list or lesser known gems of classic musical genius that are worth a listen:

Deep purple:
Guitarist: Richie Blackmore:
Choice albums: Made in Japan and Deep Purple in Rock
Songs: Highway Star, Child in Time.
Some of the most blistering guitar work you will ever hear recorded in the early 70’s and held the Guinness Book of Records title as the loudest recording ever made!

UFO:
Guitarist: Michael Schenker.
Choice Albums: Phenomenon and Force It.
Songs: Rock Bottom
One of the most exciting and dynamic solos ever recorded, he was about 18 at the time!

FREE: (later to become” bad company” another excellent act!!)
Guitarist Paul Kossof
Album: Best of Free.
Songs: All Right Now, Fire and Water, .Mr. Big [live]
Simplistic and slow style excellent natural tone, all feeling!!! A Les Paul plugged straight into a marshal, no pedals and no tricks.

WISHBONE ASH:
Guitarists: Andy Powell & Ted Turner.
Choice albums: Argus and There’s The Rub.
Excellent melody and twin harmony lead breaks, copied by many acts since! Very complex arrangements

I know I have missed many other guitarists and bands here, but the thought is to give an idea of the amount of unearthed ‘gems’ there are to be heard apart from the obvious legends!!

Matthew Kepnes
http://www.articlesbase.com/art-and-entertainment-articles/the-great-unsung-heroes-of-classic-rock-748803.html

Oct
23

Do any famous bands use electronic drum sets live?

Do they not do it because accoustic drum sets look better on stage, or…?

What famous bands use electronic drum sets live?
Do they not do it because accoustic drum sets look better on stage, or…?

What famous bands use electric drum sets on stage?

You guessed it. Almost all bigger acts trigger the drums, some do a combination of mics and triggers. So yes, almost all use electronics, they just use acoustic triggers rather than an electronic pad because the acoustics drums look much better and the look of an electronic kit I think is still somewhat associated with the whole 80’s thing…very uncool.

Oct
23

Do any famous bands use electronic drum sets live?

Do they not do it because accoustic drum sets look better on stage, or…?

What famous bands use electronic drum sets live?
Do they not do it because accoustic drum sets look better on stage, or…?

What famous bands use electric drum sets on stage?

You guessed it. Almost all bigger acts trigger the drums, some do a combination of mics and triggers. So yes, almost all use electronics, they just use acoustic triggers rather than an electronic pad because the acoustics drums look much better and the look of an electronic kit I think is still somewhat associated with the whole 80’s thing…very uncool.

Oct
19

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html

Oct
19

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html

Oct
16

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html

Oct
16

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html

Oct
13

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html

Oct
10

Live Music Photography

I first purchased a 35mm camera, a German made Practika, back in 1987 when I was a green 20 year old, living in England.  Upon my return home to the US I had learned that my little brother was playing in a punk rock band.  This was surprising to me, since he’d never really played an instrument in 1985 when I left to go across the pond!  The band he played in had booked their first local show so of course I had to go and take photos of my brother’s 15 minutes of fame.  As it turned out, that fame lasted a lot longer than 15 minutes and the moments I captured then were seeds planted.  My passion for photography and specifically, music photography grew from those moments.

 

Music has always been a major theme in my life.  I’ve always been a music appreciator and listen to many styles and genres.  Dick Clark once said that ‘Every life has a soundtrack’ and I believe that wholeheartedly.  Although my brother’s band broke up many moons ago, music never left me as an inspiration to create and capture moments in photographs.  Many of my artistic shots are titled after songs, albums or specific lyrics that never left me and inspired many pieces.

 

Recently, I feel I have come full circle when I take photographs for current bands and venues.  People whom I had met in those early days are still promoting and still playing and it is great to be there with them, watching, listening and snapping.  What I have realized during this renaissance is that the photos I take now are better than before because I have grown.  I think they capture more energy because my eyes and ears are more seasoned now.  I know what to watch for and listen to…chord changes, leads, nods, rim shots.  Even the silences in between…the music simply directs me where to go.  Its great to experience moments like that as an artist because you feel a sense of soundness - one that does not come from outside yourself.  You know you are doing what you love and it loves you right back.

 

Punk rock has been very good to me as a visual artist but there are many genres of music that I love and enjoy.  Each show offers unique moments of connection in the spirit of communicating to an audience and also the unique communication between musicians.  I believe that live photos will only be as energetic and passionate as the band performing.  If I’m at a music event and the members heart’s aren’t really in it, the camera can’t hide that.  Other bands are so energetic that you have to match the energy level to get great captures - which requires a good amount of stretching beforehand if you really want to dig your heels in!  That’s where I have the most fun, when I can feed off that energy and deliver it back in photos.

 

Witnessing a live show has always been a sharing of energies.  For me, taking photographs at shows marries my passion for the art of photography and the love of music.  Mingle that with the passion of the musicians as they perform their craft for an anticipating audience.and that is an old recipe that yields nothing short of magic for this shutterbug.

Thank you for reading.

 

You can find my live music and other photography at www.gabriellepricephotography.com

Gabrielle Price
http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/live-music-photography-740699.html