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Stormblood

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I want to open this post with the goal in mind that it becomes a repository with the best resources to learn how to play music, sing and compose/produce.

Many people did not have the chance in their earlier life to pick up an instrument to learn, either because of poverty, family conditions, overwhelming responsibilities, lack of resourcefulness, or who knows what other reasons. So, I thought it would be great if more experienced Brothers and Sisters in Satan would be willing to help anyone who's interested and has the time (or other resources now) to learn and honour our Gods properly.

Obviously, not everyone has musical talent/aptitude but I have no doubts there are people who a strong indicators in their charts yet were unable to cultivate these seeds. I hope this project is welcome.

Warning: I do not have the ability to edit my posts like most people here. So, whatever you post, will be unfortunately scattered throughout the topic unless someone with editing ability picks this up.

As a side note, any virtuoso who also wants to teach other SS personally is obviously welcome to do so, either publicly or privately. Please, let me know your thoughts.
 
For learning guitar or bass, www.songsterr.com has been the most helpful for me. It shows you what notes to play even if you don't know how to read regular sheet music. Anybody can learn to play any song by using this and having enough time practicing.

By learning many songs, you will pick up patterns and small pieces and see how they may be used together to create larger pieces.

Also there are many great videos on youtube to show you how to set up and take care of your instrument. Things like adjusting action and intonation. Videos to show you how to play songs because many people learn better by watching, and it can also show you hand positions and shapes to make it easier to play these notes. And there are also many great videos about music theory.
 
Ol argedco luciftias said:
For learning guitar or bass, www.songsterr.com has been the most helpful for me. It shows you what notes to play even if you don't know how to read regular sheet music. Anybody can learn to play any song by using this and having enough time practicing.

By learning many songs, you will pick up patterns and small pieces and see how they may be used together to create larger pieces.

Also there are many great videos on youtube to show you how to set up and take care of your instrument. Things like adjusting action and intonation. Videos to show you how to play songs because many people learn better by watching, and it can also show you hand positions and shapes to make it easier to play these notes. And there are also many great videos about music theory.

can you play heavy metal guitar solos???
 
I agree with Ol argedco luciftias, I play the guitar and tin whistle, and the easiest way I found to learn was through the website posted (though I also used a software called Guitar Pro back in the day). Currently, I just use the good old YouTube. Just search for "[name of the song] + [instrument] + guitar lesson/tutorial." There are always people teaching others how to play; some are better than others, but I found that by watching others, I could pick it up faster.

If you search for "[instrument] + lessons/course," you'll also find high-quality, free lessons on YouTube.

Of course, this is not the same as attending a music school, but it's a free way to learn what you want to know.
 
FOR SINGERS: This lady is an absolute genius, if you want proper vocal tips definitely watch her videos or maybe even consider buying something from her. She has, I think, more than 15 years experience with singing in various genres and teaching them:

https://www.youtube.com/@Victoria-Victorious
 
I put together a primer together for those who want to learn how to play the concert flute. This doesn't teach everything a flautist should know; it's just meant to give beginners a starting point so they can grasp the basics quickly without needing to sift through a mountain of information.

And I'm here to clarify if someone has a question.
 
Hey, guys.

I think this is a great idea, Stormblood. I'm sure all musicians on these forums can benefit from a good repository of learner resources.

I thought I'd post some links which I think are useful for anyone and everyone.

It can help skilled musicians, composers, those who are out of practice and looking for a tune up, it is even useful for people who don't want to learn an instrument but who simply enjoy listening to music. Everyone can benefit. I particularly want to reach out to those of you who might have no prior experience playing a musical instrument but have always wanted to, and who might be thinking about taking one up for the very first time.

The material I am talking about is, of course, musical ear training.

It took me about twenty years to stop focusing on my fret board and metronome and figure out this one fundamental importance: music is a listening art.

So, the better your skills are at listening, the better you can experience music.

It's as simple as that.

A lot of my practice lately is without any instrument in my hand, but rather just testing and training my aural skills. The results for me have been amazing. After maybe 30 mins a day for a week or two, I am hearing new things in songs I never noticed before, I can analyze different instruments on a recording with much more clarity and depth, and my instrumental playing is so much more, well, musical!

I always make this apart of my daily routine now, and I think everyone can benefit from improving their listening skills, no matter where or who they are.

(Any concert or professional instrumentalists or singers on here will no what I'm talking about, and probably to a much higher degree than me!)

Try it out!

Some fun easy videos for everyone:

https://youtu.be/EiuiD-gnXxo?list=PLORwJpesCC7JQiJfKvoAxlqk0qHt-RFgQ

https://youtu.be/_jtPdpWgu0w

Videos with a slightly greater challenge:

https://youtu.be/EazFLAA-Pog?list=PLjumkJUG-60KmabPOvCHHd679RdOY2Yfy

https://youtu.be/fRaYCyVwwfA?list=PLTwZJolHuy3xahn_2ta_fx7d6MGN_MRzJ

(The above is really a relative-pitch exercise; perfect-pitch is a different thing altogether. The term is used a lot online to get clicks, however.)

https://youtu.be/ed3t3RHDqUA?list=PLS8A7XmNUnHO-7Jv20ZGCt1xVNhj0Jf-H

And here is a useful little site for terms and tests that you can create for yourself (click on the "ear training" tab to find more).

https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/218/absolute-perfect-pitch-test-ear-training/

Well, that's it for now, guys.

I think ear training is important, but what about you? Tell me what you think.

I'm sure there are some way better videos or resources out there for ear training, and if anyone has some good ones, please share! I'd love to have some more!

Thank you.
 

Al Jilwah: Chapter IV

"It is my desire that all my followers unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without prevail against them." - Satan

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