Helping Out The New Generation

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  1. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Anybody on the forum here helping out / working with/ providing assistance/ getting a new group of young aspiring musicians? If so let’s discuss here! Cheers Mitch
     
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    This was last night, and their first jam with the bassist. Yes in my garage
     
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    Have been helping my 17 year nephew with equipment, repair, setup and advice. He's in deep now!
     
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    i have gifted equipment to young musicians who have impressed me with their talent and ability.
     
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    Excellent job, well done,he will now be in the gas mode, and live music will be passed on! Cheers Mitch
     
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    That’s a gift that will always be remembered, we have done the same (grandson and I) I honestly think if you can help this younger generation, their music and contributions will pave the way for more! Cheers Mitch
     
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    Here is another clip of last night impromptu jam! Cheers Mitch
     
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    Way Cool !!!!
     
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    Thanks Jon, I don’t mentor or push my style of playing on them, we only provide a place and anything they may need, (as long as we have it on hand) been a cool little diversion! Cheers Mitch
     
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    I used to lead up a youth music program, but, I haven't done much in the last decade or so...
     
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    That’s cool Dogs, I always appreciated the help I got and if I’m able to help the next group out, then all the help I got never went to waste! Cheers
     
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    my favorite time was when i was at a buddy’s house and his son and his friends were playing guitar hero. so i hung out for a while checking it out, they had a guitar lying around so i picked it up and started jamming with the game. all these kids just sat there with their mouths open! a couple of them wanted to learn so i educated with basic theory like I-IV-V and scales. showed them how that applied to about 95% of rock songs. it was alot of fun.
     
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    sounds like I was more hands on though, well, not "hands on", but... :)...

    I taught the kids melody, harmony rhythm & how to work together as a team. I would try & get the kids to also take turns leading the group. When you have a group of 5 singers (maybe not really singers), you try to get them to take over & sing the lead part, whereas, many x's, I was doing the lead instrument & vocal, the point was to get to the point where they didn't need me & could all lead in their own rite.

    The kids had their various levels of skill/talent (or not), so, it was challenging to focus attention where I needed to, to get them functioning & sound semi-decent. Some of the singers had a natural knack for harmony, which helped, but, there were always x's, where a certain chord would not be right & I'd have to troubleshoot w/ whoever was the off note...

    Calling them out, in the group was part of the learning. No cupcakes allowed... :)...
     
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    You my brother where far more involved / and teaching, than I am. It just reminds me of my struggles with this, as I still do, but it’s a great bit to rite the paths if we can. And I thank all for doing their part, it just seems rewarding! Cheers
     
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    Very cool Mitch. You may have unwittingly changed their paths for the better.
     
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    My youngest daughter is playing my late Dad's piano, which he bequeathed to her and her sister. Big sis doesn't play now, tho'. Piano needed tuning when we got it, so I got a top-notch tuning wrench from the USA, and tuned every string, as a labour of love, to this gift from my Dad. Got her a tenor Uke straight after (non-musical) Mum said no :p She loves playing, and I will encourage that 'til the end :cool: Hockers offered me a pittance for a J&D LP copy when I offered it in trade for an amp, so I bought the VHT Special 6 and brought the axe home. I'd rather give it to a kid than be screwed over and let the hockers profit.
     
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    tuning a piano is art that requires great skill and an incredible sense of pitch. i salute you if you are able to do that. i can barely tune a guitar w/out electronics.
     
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    If you have a strobe-tuner you can do this. It's not very easy to do it by ear.
     
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    I believe it's:
    tune 3 cents sharp for the first octave increase, then the next octaves above that are even more slightly sharp as the notes go higher.
    and then it will turn out correctly.
    You do not make every octave exactly the same. That doesn't work (believe it).

    I believe this is called "even temperament" tuning.
    You do need a strobe tuner...believe it. (if you want it to be right as close as possible)

    I used to tune quite a lot of pianos, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinetts, Moogs, etc...back when keyboards were not digital.
    I can definitely identify w/ this.
    I have done it by ear...
     
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