I have been gone for quite some time but since I’m taking a step forward into this world of technologically networking thyself, I made my own personal Facebook page for my musician needs. One, being both guitarist and drummer, I have to figure out how to solely focus on music stuff and basically get myself out there. So what better way than to do all this by making my own Facebook page.
But now that I have done this, I know that I have to keep consistency with all this stuff from social networking, posting up videos on my page AND on Youtube, putting some sort of music on Soundcloud, and basically handing my followers/fans some sort of product in order to get myself “recognized” enough to be noticed by fellow musicians or people who’d like to inquire me about collaborating. Hopefully this will get the ball rolling. I don’t plan on being famous, but I’d like to see how far I’d get in this “music industry”.
It’s been months since I last blogged. I do dearly apologize to everyone. But definitely A LOT has happened over the past couple of months. Work, the car, my guitar, family, friends, the holidays, my beloved cat, and even my house, has “happened”. I don’t quite know how I plan to cover any of this stuff in short or thorough post but I’ll do my best to do so in a fashionable and entertaining manner. Maybe I’ll make my way backwards in chronological order or even get the ball rolling with some chords.
For now, stay tuned. I need to do spewing of my mind via the “Internet”. It’s been quite a while.
Jill Scott is one of my favorite female R&B, Neo-Soul, artists out there. But the main reason why I admire her is her lyrics and how she started before her music career as a spoken artist, and eventually soon discovered by “Questlove” of the Roots. Here’s her song “The Way”. Enjoy!
Key: Eb minor
*melody starts on Eb and moves half steps down until the C*
I almost feel like I do nothing but apologize on this blog site. lol I am at most sorry for not posting much lately, I have been caught up with life but that’s no excuse for anything, let alone, let anyone who reads this blog know what I’ve been up to. I’ll get into minute details later, but I suppose I list a few things that have been keeping me busy…
school (17.5 units) – recording stuff has definitely been keeping me booked, especially with school on weekends
work – I work Monday to Friday, EVERY MORNING, at Super Curry, fast-food Japanese curry restaurant
friends – been hanging out with school friends, pretty cool to know that a good solid circle of friends exist at school within the recording program
car – the FC’s almost done, I’ve admitted to myself that the car’s gonna die soon so I’m trying to work my ass off to get a “new” used car to daily, preferably a pickup to haul the drums and equipment around
music – been caught up with the D&G Ensemble and Random Act a month ago, but it kind of died down now. Definitely been doing a lot of recording at school as a session musician and even playing for a new project band.
I don’t know what else. lol
So hopefully I can find the time to blog more often. If anything, stay tuned for more chords for some songs… If I can even find the time to do so.
Once again, R&B gets the best of my ears when figuring out how to play this song, but they managed to hear out the notes of the chords. Here’s another classic aside from Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”.
And as a bonus, or depending I get lazy or not, I provided a video of how I play the song with the chords and feel. Maybe with this included with chord blog posts, it’ll help those who want to learn about the song. Unfortunately, I have a limit of 7MB per video that I post up. If anything, I’ll use youtube to upload the videos.
Some of you may know Kevin Hart for his stand-up comedy act from Netflix (for me at least). But on the side, he air drums and sings as well at the same time – while driving.
I unexpectedly ran into this video searching for a drum cover for the song “I Don’t Care” by Raheem DeVaughn and found it pretty funny. Air drumming out of control, singing out of tune, yelling commentary, you name it! Unfortunately, he doesn’t finish the song and no, I’m not telling you what happened. Just check it out! LOL
I was riding in John’s FC on the way to his house and bumped some good ol’ New Found Glory. Hearing the band after years has brought me down memory lane to middle school, when I first heard the album. Being one of my favorite and influential bands when I started playing drums, it was a treat to listen to their second album, Sticks and Stones.
This song, “Sonny” was one of my favorite songs (one of many from this album lol) because it’s distinct time signature feel of 6/8. On top of that, Cyrus’ drumming in the song was really catchy, considering that they never did play with this feel until this song (never really listened to anything after this album). Also, I do remember Ian’s bass line for the song because I recall making an attempt to play that riff when barely learning how to read tabs.
It was definitely nice to hear this song. I should probably put effort into listening to “catchy” rock music again. Sometimes, you just gotta give your ears a break from “complex” genres of music every once in a while… you know, mixing things up and such. So for you “NFG” fans out there, this one’s for you guys. Cheers to one of the most iconic bands for pop-punk music, and to one of my favorite songs from them.
Shout out to Mr. Grand Mighty’s post, I’ll do my best from here on out to post some bodily content.
I was in a “Boyz II Men” kind of mood this late evening so I jumped on Spotify and bumped a good amount of their songs. This song came up in the album playlist and was one of the songs I’ve always made an attempt to learn on guitar but never did. You guessed it. I picked up the guitar and started to figure it out, once again, how to play it. What held me back was that I was never able to figure out what chord was used during the Pre-Chorus but after taking the time to listen to it, I finally figured it out.
Pre-Verse (x2) /Verse (x4) /Outro (x4):
C – G/B – Am7 – G
F – E7 – Am7 – G – D/F#
Fmaj7 – Em7 – Dm7 (x2)
Fmaj7 – Em7 – Am7 – D/F#
Dm7 – C/E – G11
Even the last times I tried to figure it out, I restrained myself from searching for the chords online but alas, I present you the chords to the song. Now you too, can sing and play guitar to this Boyz II Men classic. Enjoy.