Friday, April 30, 2010

My first 5 points to remember ... when playing in a band

1. Play in Tune.. for guitar, bass, horn section, string section and even keyboards, please make sure that your instruments are in tune and on the same key. I highly recommend that everyone get their own tuner and make it a habit to tune your intruments before the performance. Vocalist listen and make sure that you are also in tune when u sing. Korg CA-40 Large Display Auto Chromatic Tuner

2. Play in sync and on time.. during your personal time, every band member should practice with a metronome. This develops internal time and everyone can eventually play in a groove. **Note: DRUMMERS are the time keepers if they cannot keep time they should not play the drums. I suggest that the drummer use a metronome during band practice.
DW Drum Workshop Complete Deadhead Pad Set with Bass Drum, Cymbal, and Head Pads

*a tight and in tune band sounds great than a complicated out of tune/out of sync band.

3. Listen to each other.. rhythm section listen to the drummer and keep stage sound down just enough to hear everyone.. drummer needs to keep his volume down to be able to hear the bass and vocals. If you cannot hear each other that means someone is playing too loud!  Parker Fly Signature Series - Adrian Belew - Electric Guitar (Tangerine)

4. Use the mic and hold it close to your mouth. Vocalist must hold the mic on its handle and avoid covering the head (this will cause unwanted feedback) the vocalist should also be able to listen to their voice through the monitors. Shure SM58LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

5. Come to practice PREPARED and know your parts!

The next 5 points will be for next week :)I hope this helps to bring your band to the next level.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thoughts these season.. who am i and spiritual success

1. Are we so concerned with what others think that we miss being who God created us to be?A good question posted by Rob Bell's nooma productions this is just the preview of his topic and i want to watch the rest.. but it does stir allot of memories when i was a kid in search of who i am..



2.Oswald Chamber's warning against spiritual success..
"In Luke 10:20 , Jesus told the disciples not to rejoice in successful service, and yet this seems to be the one thing in which most of us do rejoice. We have a commercialized view— we count how many souls have been saved and sanctified, we thank God, and then we think everything is all right. Yet our work only begins where God’s grace has laid the foundation. Our work is not to save souls, but to disciple them. Salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign grace, and our work as His disciples is to disciple others’ lives until they are totally yielded to God. One life totally devoted to God is of more value to Him than one hundred lives which have been simply awakened by His Spirit."

These 2 points are related in a way if we don't know who we are in God's eyes we will try to get our identity in our success..

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Aimee Mann..

Aimee Mann's songs seems to help me go through an important stage in my life :) great to see her perform live...

Wise Up!

It's not
What you thought
When you first began it
You got
What you want
Now you can hardly stand it though,
By now you know
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up

You're sure
There's a cure
And you have finally found it
You think
One drink
Will shrink you 'til you're underground
And living down
But it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up

Prepare a list of what you need
Before you sign away the deed
'Cause it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up
No, it's not going to stop
'Til you wise up
No, it's not going to stop
So just...give up

Save me!

You look like a perfect fit
For a girl in need of a tourniquet

But can you save me
Come on and save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

'Cause I can tell
You know what it's like
The long farewell of the hunger strike

But can you save me
Come on and save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

You struck me dumb like radium
Like Peter Pan or Superman

You will come to save me
C'mon and save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
'Cept the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
But the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

C'mon and save me
Why don't you save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

Except the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
Except the freaks who could never love anyon

Thursday, April 08, 2010

LOOKING FOR MUSIC TO USE IN YOUR FILM, TV SHOW, COMMERCIAL, THEATRICAL TRAILER, VIDEO GAME OR WEBSITE?

Kitchie Nadal’s music represents the Master and Publishing synchronization rights for many of the songs that appear on our CDs. Let us help you with your next project. If you’re interested in licensing one of our songs, or need song suggestions, please contact us at kitchienadal.net@gmail.com But first check out some frequently asked questions below.
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FAQs

Do you represent synchronization rights for both the Master and Publishing (“Composition”) for all songs of Kitchie Nadal? 
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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