Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dear Primal Music Enthusists

Thank you so much for reading the blog.  If you have kids, try to get them involved with music.  You don't have to be freaky about it (in other words don't force it on them), just supply them with instruments like electronic keyboards, and games like the internets "freaky frank's music machine, remember that music is an art form and you shouldn't rush art.  It must flow from the artist in it's own way: in that artists own style.

Encourage your friends to play music.

Are you trying to improve your stage presence, close your eyes sometimes when practicing and playing live.  Also change up the aproach of the music making.  How do you do that?  Well.... You could play a different instrument.  Research other players techniques and generally pay attention to the world around you.  How does mechanical scraping make you feel, wind blowing through tree's. 

Something I did to approach the keyboards differently recently is to turn the keyboard around and play it upside-down.  This putts the low stuff at the high end and high stuff at the low end.  It's the Primal Reversed Piano!!

An execise I often use when I work with drummers is this:  I ask them to think of a given event.  And use the drums to voice their reaction.  This excercise is great for any instrument.

If I wanted to approach the drums differntly I'd get a very unique set and then re-arange things so the floor tom would be where the snare usually is and the snare would be where the floor tom usually is.  I'd basically make the most screwed up drum set I could and then jam on it.  That would affect my style in a positive "won't sound too much like the rest of the pack kind of way".

However I can't do that right now cuz my drum synthesizer is lent out to a friend of mine.  Hope he enjoys develping his drum skills.

Gunna be having a Psychodelix practice late this may.  And it would probably be to my benefit to have "Give Me A Sign" more or less nailed by that time.  Looking forward to the Psy-Rock concert this summer, see you there.  

Here's a taste of what I've been up to:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Tony Iommi


Another thing Tony Iommi does a lot is the high E and chords with that note in it.  (12th fret on the bottom string looking down.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pay No Mind (tab found on ultimate guitar . com)

Band: Beck

Song title: Pay no mind

From: Mellow Gold 94

**Tabbed by Harry Irving**

This's song two on the album

This is the album right here

Put on the album


Tonight the city is full of morgues


And all the toilets are overflowing


There's shopping malls coming out of the walls


As we walk out among the manure


That's why


I pay no mind


I pay no mind


I pay no mind

Give the finger to the rock and roll singer

As he's dancing upon your paycheck

The sales climb high through the garbage pail sky

Like a giant dildo crushing the sun

That's why

I pay no mind

I sleep in slime

I just got signed

So get out your lead-pipe pipe dreams

Get out your ten-foot flags

The insects are huge and the poison's all been used

And the drugs won't kill your day job

Honey, that's why

I pay no mind

I pay no mind

I pay no mind

(Harmonica solo)

That's why

I pay no mind [x7]

**Tune down half a step**

The key signature for this song is F# major.

I'll Be Superman

You can't out run.
Sticks Out Like a sore thumb.
Who can transend the stare.
And Make our world better run.

subliminally and criminally planed messages.
Extentions of higher authory's every whim on we the people.

It's what You can't get if you don't try.
You can change the world but it's in the blink of an eye.
The Titans 'round you call you NAMES!
Things will never be the same


I'LL . . . . BEEEEE.....the. SUPERMAN
I'LL......  BEEEEE.... . the. . SUPERMAN

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

here's a couple G diminished chords

d  2 5
a  4 4
E  3 3