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 #18765  by acidrain30005
 Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:26 pm
Hey everyone. This is a video of my band, Acid Rain, doing Viola Lee Blues. The band consists of me, Cassidy on lead guitar and vocals, my brother Hayden on drums, and my friend David on rhythm guitar. Please let me know what you guys think. Enjoy!

[url]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... &plindex=6[/url]

 #18766  by acidrain30005
 Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:28 pm
You can just copy and paste the url. I screwed up when I copied it. Again, enjoy!

 #18787  by strumminsix
 Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:23 am
Thanks for sharing! For some reason the levels are off the balance is out of sync on my pc. Can't say for sure. Maybe it's just me?

 #18789  by acidrain30005
 Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:10 am
I don't know if it's you or the way the video works. It looks much better on DVD, though.

 #18826  by Billbbill
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:35 am
Nice work. I didn't start playing, for real till I was about 20. Wish I'd started when I was your age. Keep at it and always push the envelope. There's always something new to learn.

 #18840  by zoppenheimer
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:48 am
How long have you been playing? I started when I was 13 (3 years ago). Keep it up! you're really good. Just try to have more diversity within your solos, it took me a while to get out of that. But otherwise, great job, I enjoyed watching that.

 #18841  by acidrain30005
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:12 am
Hey thanks a lot everyone. I've been playing for 2 years. And I know that I need to keep working at my solos. I just find the minor pentatonic scale a bit restrictive. Plus, I am not very experienced at playing in front of people and I was trying to show off a bit. But, that's no excuse. Anyway, thanks a lot for watching and replying!

 #18852  by Billbbill
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:31 pm
acidrain30005 wrote: I've been playing for 2 years. And I know that I need to keep working at my solos.
Pretty good for just 2 yrs.

acidrain30005 wrote:I just find the minor pentatonic scale a bit restrictive.
Try working in some chromatics and experiment with the major 3rd within your blues lick phrasing. Hammer to the maj 3rd. from the flat third while presenting a phrase. You can within the very next phrase present the flat third. This may seem somewhat disjointed at first but as long as the two phrases have some cohesion they can be placed one right after the other with the result being a varied sound as well as taking the lead into a different place.

acidrain30005 wrote:Plus, I am not very experienced at playing in front of people and I was trying to show off a bit. But, that's no excuse.
You're young so this is understandable so you'll move through this with experience.

The goal is to be true to the art, as the art is the thing, and not the person performing it.

 #18946  by acidrain30005
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:35 pm
Hey, thanks for the advice Bill. I'm quite flattered by all of these replies. I will be sure to try your recommendation for the blues scale. And thanks for watching!

 #18991  by nicolasalk
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:17 pm
maan, my band was going to be called acid rain, i thought it was a great name, but i've just saw it already exists hahaha, anyway, my band name now is much better :evil: :cool: :cool: :cool:

great version congratulations

 #18996  by jackr
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:33 pm
Nice job, boy that looked like fun. You sure picked a great tune.

I am just amazed how young guys like you can be into 40 year old music. Says alot for the music that is for sure. it really lives on. And of course you have good taste for choosing it.

By the way, Jerry used to play at pool parties too.

 #19072  by acidrain30005
 Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:32 am
Thanks a lot, folks! We actually hadn't rehearsed this song for our set. It was entirely last minute, so I'm glad to hear that it turned out alright. Thanks again.