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Discussion in 'LORD' started by Lord Tim, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    To save clogging up the forum with a lot of questions to each band member, I've made dedicated sticky threads where you can ask whatever you like (within reason, keep it as free from whoring as you can, please - no "so, LT, what did you eat for breakfast lol" posts. The mods will not appreciate it.)

    Fire away! :)
     
  2. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    Here's a question:
    In the interest of saving space, why do you not combine all of these "Questions" thread into a single 'Ask the Band" thread?
    It does save a lot of time, effort and crossover.
     
  3. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Karyn suggested that too.

    My reasoning is that by having separate threads, people are more likely to direct questions to the other guys besides me so you can get to know them a little better.

    Maybe later on I'll combine them. :)
     
  4. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    Do you ever practice singing or guitar anymore?
     
  5. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Guitar, very rarely. My hands are absolutely fucked now and it's not real pleasant.

    Vocals, no - there's nowhere here to practice them. Having said that, now that we're getting into the pre-production of The Final Chapter, I'm in the studio a lot and giving my voice a good workout now, so I expect to get it back into great shape pretty soon (whenever I have a long downtime between gigs or rehearsals, I lose a lot of control and power that I have to gradually get back if I don't want to injure myself).
     
  6. City_of_da_Moon

    City_of_da_Moon All hail the tardo

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    what exercises do you do? im getting faster at doing 1 scale :p haha.... i want to learn how to do sweep picking... but im too unco and my left hand isn't fast enough me thinks.... cos i mainly do rhythm stuff and not enough lead work. any tips?
     
  7. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    I was hoping you could offer some good ideas where to practice vocals. I need a fucking sound proof room to practice hours per day. Sucks about the hands dude. I don't know what I would do without guitar.
     
  8. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Sweeping... well, it's all about muting the strings that you don't want to hear (ie: as you drag down, the string you previously played) and rolling your fingers.

    Start slow, use a metronome, and have lots of patience. :)
     
  9. City_of_da_Moon

    City_of_da_Moon All hail the tardo

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    hmm will try later... the OC is on :p im guessing just start with about 3 strings???
     
  10. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Are they fucked long term like Ian Healy's, or do they just need a bit of rest?
     
  11. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    Let me ask this. Where did you when you were say 17 :p
     
  12. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Man, I was lucky when I was beginning - I started singing along to records and just found out I could do it. I just kept pushing myself to hit the notes and I could do it eventually.

    I think eventually it dawned on me what vibrato was and when I should breathe, etc. and most of the stuff I learned as I went along with Dungeon or from reading stuff on the net or whatever.

    I never really warm up as such either, I normally sing something within my range that's fairly easy for me, rest, hydrate my voice, then get back into it. Normally, when my voice is in good shape, that's all I need. At the moment, I have to work harder to get into it until it's back into proper form, so I take it a bit easier how I do stuff.

    As far as my hands go, yeah - my wrists are pretty much dead and need a lot of time off (that I can't give them) and I have all kinds of joint problems in my fingers, and especially my thumbs. I'm looking into getting some physio for them soon, actually.
     
  13. Awake_In_Animosity

    Awake_In_Animosity Fearing a Blank Planet

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    Do you like Vito Brata as a guitar player, and if so do you think that he was/is an a very under rated guitar player?
     
  14. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Vito Bratta was incredible - one of my fav' players and totally underrated!
     
  15. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    Great info there thanks man. Hitting the notes isn't the problem I have. I just need a place to practice to smooth out problems and just get more power and resonance. I think I should just start playing songs on the CD player in my room and sing along. Actually I'll give a hint to people if they ever wanna sing. When you goto a gig and you need to talk to someone goto a quiet place and talk and don't shout cos it fucks you over. I am feeling it still from a few days ago when I went to 2 local things in a row.
     
  16. petrucci_dude

    petrucci_dude teh shredz0r

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    Get good at the instrument by learning Jazz guitar. :p

    Useful threads Tim. At first I thought there was just too many sticky threads but after reading them I've noticed they provide opportunities for people to ask the band questions without it clogging up ther forum! :headbang:
     
  17. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    Glucosamine tablets might help...i have bad arthritis in 5 of my fingers and i take them....my rh ring finger is the size my thumb used to be...not good for guitar at all.

    Q. Can you play guitar well drunk?
     
  18. Keeper of the Seven Cheese

    Keeper of the Seven Cheese Metallic Progressor

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    Karyn can tell you why it doesn't work, she told me. :D

    Yes I also agree with asking about that question. Can the Lord still play when he is boozed. I am guessing the accuracy goes down but the pain becomes less.
     
  19. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    The only guy who could play guitar as well sober as pissed was Dimebag.
     
  20. petrucci_dude

    petrucci_dude teh shredz0r

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    Same with Zakk Wylde.
     

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