By replying to individual posts yesterday, I discovered I’d used up my maximum number of posts in a day. I’ve just discovered the multiple reply option.
I’m new to posting, but not to the site - my stage fright extends to contributing in forums too
Off-the-grid, but with the option to connect to it in emergencies.
I learned so much just in the grades 1-2 courses alone. I’ve completed grade 5 and am now workingo n grade 6, in addition to relearning/learning new songs. I’ll try to post a song, and I have some questions planned for this or next week.
That was an unintentional pun. Had you not mentioned it, I wouldn’t have noticed it
I was going through my completed courses earlier today and noticed new modules/lessons have been added since the last time I revised them, so I still have work to do before (if) I gain the grade 6 completion again.
Welcome Sarah! (from the opposite side of the world in NZ!)
So cool to read your story (off-the-grid in Norway - WOW! ) and love that you are into metal (as you can probably tell from my nickname, I am too )! Super curious about this eastern-metal genre you’re working on creating! Any existing bands which would be similar that you could recommend? Looking forward to seeing how it progresses!
As someone who also only posted for the first time recently (after being in the background for quite some time), I completely relate to this!
Yay for Metal Guitar Club!
The eastern metal genre is just an idea in my head at the moment. I need to learn how to record my guitar and learn to play some notes on an oud or violin before I can turn an idea into sound. I don’t know of any bands who play this genre.
Off-the-grid is great until your amplifier is ‘powerless’!
To get an idea of what eastern-influenced rock sounds like, Youtube has some results if you type “middle eastern metal” in the search box.
The ideas I have in my mind are for melancholic, eastern-scale doom, black metal. I wish I had the guitar-playing and recording skills to start putting ideas into practice now!
Awesome! Thanks Sarah, I’ll check that out!
Eastern scale tones should meld perfectly into a mash of those two genres. I’m a big fan of oppressive doom fused with intermittent periods of blackened style riffs and vocals. Adding an eastern flavour to that would provide a compellingly eerie atmosphere. Sounds like a stroke of genius
Hi Sarah, I’m a little late, but I only read your introduction today. Glad, that you are joining the community, have fun and enjoy learning. You are much more experienced than me, as I’m only into Grade 2, so I’m far behind you on this long, long road…
Welcome, and hope you have a great time learning to play music here!
Transcribing is probs the best way-in to musicianship, although OMG it’s tough at the start, and many/ most people never get to grips with it.
Stick with it, because the payoff is huge
All the best