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  1. Kaynil

    Your goto genre

    Most of the time I seem to go with what sites tend to classify either as "indie" and "alternative rock". So I tend to say that that is the genre I seem to enjoy, though I am not so sure anymore that is what the genre is. To be honest I have different cravings for different times so it could be...
  2. Kaynil

    Writing songs

    I am not a musician either but that is pretty much the style my friend had. It all started with someone asking to turn his poem into a song. It was interesting but my friend wanted to inject his own flavor since at the time he was also an avid guitar and harmonica player. He seemed to have a few...
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    Illegal Downloading

    I think it is a bit more complex if we think worldwide if it is affordable or not to get through legal means, as in some places the currencies are completely different so what we can buy with an hour of work can cost a person in a different location ten times as more. And music copyright can be...
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    Warming up routine

    I remember that to play certain instruments, like the guitar, some friends would have a routine, or at least a "song to warm up". With a friend from Mexico, he played guitar and liked "Fiesta Pagana" because of the slow best building up and making his fingers move around the neck of the...
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    Buying second hand

    Hey guys, when you buy your equipment, do you usually prefer to buy things new or do you try to find them second hand? I was thinking that unless you know well what to look for and how to inspect the instrument, it might not always be the best idea to try to save money by acquiring a used...
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    Do you wish to learn anything new in 2020?

    There are many things I'd like to do so I have to focus on a few at the time. If I had to stop on the important one I think I have a chance with: I want to learn to drive and get a manual license. I also would like to learn Auslan this year. I think it is a very nice way to communicate and help...
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    One good R&B group

    Too bad we can't know their name, it'd be nice if maybe we could find whatever social media they got to give them a listen and support them. That's is a pretty cool experience though going to a buffet restaurant and finding some good music. Finding people doing it out of love and not just...
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    My friend in a jazz band

    Sorry to hear about their passing, sounds like a nice person and it is neat he shared some of their memories with you, it is a way to live on. I bet being in a band they must have had many interesting stories. I think it is really cool to know someone that was in a band. I met two people that...
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    Playlists

    I was watching my Spotify Playlists and boy have I overcomplicated myself there, haha. Even before those days with good old Winamp and Jukebox applications I used to make a lot of playlists. Then I see my friend and all he has is one playlist with his favourites that he keeps feeding. I have...
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    Shazam

    I don't use Shazam because I found a similar app before I knew it existed, it's called "Sound Hound" but it is probably very similar. I use it for any song I am interested in whether is a song I know and I don't want to forget or a song that got my attention and I have no clue about it. It...
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    Music Videos

    I don't think they define whether I like a song or not, but I feel some videos can change the ambient compared to just listening to the song. I don't have much of a habit to search music videos so only recently I have been discovering the videos of older groups I used to like because I like...
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    Is the Piano a Percussion or a Stringed Instrument?

    Hey guys, I found out an interesting article with this question so I thought it would be nice to share it with you. Basically, the Piano is a complex instrument. We know the keys have strings and their length determine their sound but rather than we caressing the strings directly as we'd do...
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    Bad experience buying equipment

    Hey guys, I was wondering if you ever had a bad experience trying to buy equipment. It can be either with the product or the service. Maybe it's just my experience but in smaller places, some staff people can be really pompous when you are a newcomer and don't know all the fancy terms or are...
  14. Kaynil

    Language

    I can speak fluently Two: English and Spanish. I was born and raised in Mexico, near the border with the US. So Spanish is my native tongue, and while we're on this topic. I've had people telling me they think we should call it "Mexican" because it is different from Spain, but it is not like...
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    Wonders

    Hahaha. I don't think many people can consider themselves that lucky to see them all in person. That sounds expensive. Not to mention that some people don't know which ones are the seven wonders of the world. According to google they are: Taj Mahal - India. Colosseum - Italy. Chichen Itza -...
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    Reminiscing the past with music

    Music is a powerful thing. Things I couldn't care less for in Mexico become a welcome sound in Australia because they bring me back. There are some songs that make me think of my dad, some o my mom and some of my friends. On Spotify, I have so "pill" playlist where I try to put the songs that...
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    What instruments should not be used for classical music?

    When I think of classical music, I think of harmony and elegance. So I can see how some toy noises could sound a little bit out of the water for me. On the other hand, I think that music is a beautiful thing when we don't keep it in a box. People mixing genres and tearing down expectations is...
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    Singing in the car

    I am pretty much about to get my learner driver's license. I think I'd probably be a mixture. I can forget the world and sing my heart out then realize that I am at a stoplight and anyone could be seeing me and shy away and avoid accidental eye contact, hahaha. That being said, I like how the...
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    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

    I have a friend that is really into this group. They are Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Wish Bone. They have been around for 25 years and they are a pillar of the harmonious kind of rap songs. I am horrible explaining so I'll show you a video of one of their big songs...
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    Maintenance

    How do you guys make sure your equipment stays in good shape? Is there any kind of rituals and products you have to use periodically in order to keep your set on its best condition? I was wondering if it is expensive to give proper maintenance and how much do you reckon it helps. Maybe there...