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Mike
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Musical Talents

I play the guitar. I just learned from some chord and scale books years ago - stuck at it for a bit until i had an idea roughly of scale patterns and then just learned by ear. I am no guitar wizard, but I think my main plus is my ear for melody, that is my line of attack for creating new songs. I think the possibilities for original melodies are endless.

I used to play the drums a long time ago but gave up due to work/traveling. Have since discovered though drums can be created in midi on a lot of software. Then by putting in a bit of effort you can shift notes around getting interesting fills and beats. You can make it as similar or dis-similar to a real drummer as you like.

I am starting to get the hang of mixing just by trial and error, i think my stuff sounds ok these days, but separating the sounds properly and balancing everything correctly is a true art and i have a long way to go with all this.

Musical Background

Have been playing guitar a long time just for fun really. My Dad was a musician his whole life and looking back I would have liked to have given it a go more seriously too. Ah well, never mind!

Musical influences: Rock, Jazz and Blues.

Musical Goals

I want to get better! I want to understand the mixing and software better. At the moment I do my best and have an idea what to do but the final sound doesn't come out as good as I want so need to figure out EQ, Compression and loads of other stuff a bit more.

I want to get better at songwriting, chord changes / key changes, etc.

Finally - I'd love to be brilliant on the guitar instead of merely ok, but I love playing and can't imagine not messing around with ideas and bits and pieces on my strat!

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