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Offline Ethan Nicholson

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Musical Careers?
« on: May 21, 2011, 02:07:51 AM »
Hey thar everyone, I haven't been here in a while. I made a connection while at school a few days ago that all of the traceurs I have met, (literally, all of them) have been in either a band or some sort of musical project at one point. I realize this thread was done like a year ago, but I can't find it to necro it so I figured I'd start a new topic.

So yeah. Any of you peoples play in bands, music projects, solo acts, or do anything musical with your life direction?

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 05:14:39 AM »
I actually used to play music for a living.  Now, I play for fun, but I guess that I'd say that I fit that stereotype.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 05:52:12 AM »
When and what did you play in the band? It seems like it'd be hard to make a real living off music.

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 07:02:13 AM »
I played guitar for a rock band.  I play all sorts of instruments, but guitar is my first love.  Yes, it's hard to make a living as a club band.  We got on with some better known groups (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 38 Special), but they were doing the whole "we're not too old yet" thing, while we were young and trying to get the music out.  It's not a comfortable life, and that's why I got a real job...or I simply got old too. :)
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 09:16:12 AM »
i can play any keyboard instrument, some guitar, some bass, drums, violin, and random percussion instruments. i have thought about music as a career but never really followed it at all.

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 09:18:46 AM »
I didn't necessarily play in a band or anything but I did play the violin. Played it for a few years, then stopped once I got into high school because I wanted to get more into art (Art, Photography, Graphic Communications, etc.).  I would love to have art as a career, among other things.

I have thought about music as a career though, because I rap (yeah I know people are going to be like 'ajdhfuagdfbaugf!!!' about it, oh well). *shrug*
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 09:34:18 AM »
I played the saxophone and the piano. I was really good at the piano before I stopped practicing. I probably could have gone to a music conservatory to study it. But alas, I didn't realize my talent until it was too late.
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 10:22:45 AM »
I sing... considered doing it professionally, but don't love it that much... i was a theatre major in college & pursue it when I can.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 12:56:59 PM »
I play saxophone, drums, piano, and violin. But ultimately music is a pretty worthless career and I never cared for making it one.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 01:50:32 PM »
I have thought about music as a career though, because I rap (yeah I know people are going to be like 'ajdhfuagdfbaugf!!!' about it, oh well). *shrug*

I wanna hear the Ash Rap!
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 04:28:34 PM »
I wanna hear the Ash Rap!

I second that motion :D
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 05:54:07 PM »
I second that motion :D
i third the motion

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2011, 06:59:00 PM »
Me and my sister are both singers.  i can't really play any instruments but she can play the piano.  we sing a bunch of stuff for my school.  (she graduated and i'm a sophomore)

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2011, 08:14:58 PM »
I wanna hear the Ash Rap!

I second that motion :D

i third the motion

Oh just wait until I get my new computer and a mic. ;)
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 09:35:40 PM »
Oh just wait until I get my new computer and a mic. ;)

This should be good to hear haha :D

What microphone/equipment setup do you use?

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2011, 11:27:41 PM »
I played in punk rock bands that never seemed to make it to the stage, often due to my former rock'n'roll lifestyle.  I played guitar and sang, but I can play the drums too, and a bit of piano.

I also danced in a modern dance company in '09-'10.  Did a local production of The Nutcracker too.  Hella rad.  Gave me a different perspective on both music and movement.

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 07:40:08 AM »
I played sax in middle and part of high school. But that was a long long time ago. Bought me a bass guitar when I was 18. Taught myself that pretty well cept I can't read notes. I sold that when I first got married to help make rent one month. Now I play the didgeridoo. Been playing bout a year now. Actually thinking bout busking round my city. Make a little side moneys.

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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2011, 08:17:43 AM »
Rock Band 3 anyone?
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Re: Musical Careers?
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2011, 09:05:14 AM »
This should be good to hear haha :D

What microphone/equipment setup do you use?

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At the moment I don't have anything, but I plan on getting a Bluebird Mic. My new computer, which my cousin is sending me (he has his own studio and works for a professional studio in Las Vegas), will have Pro Tools and Reason 5 on it.
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2011, 09:47:03 AM »
Ash.  Try a Blue (the brand name) "Snowball."  I've used them, and they're a simple USB condenser that does a fantastic job.  For vocals, if you don't have a sound-booth, they're great.
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