Calvin Phillips
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will be adding a detailed explanation after this later tonight explaining my note choice and what i was doing where. I will be doing rock part tonight or tomorrow as the bends in this shredded my fingers in my many takes to try to make sure I got everything down I wanted. Nothing really fancy but my arpeggio work which isnt really fast but has some tricky finger work. I also did a rhythm take just so people can see the chords I would choose if I was doing the rhythm part. I figured the rhythm students could take a peak there and see what chords are being used. You can correct me if youd like. Im pretty sure im playing the major7ths correct.
Calvin Phillips
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  • Guess well do the essential run today for the first time in 3 weeks. Groceries. And a quick stop at the music store that opened this week as we hit phase 1 (little premature imo for phase 1 but I'm out-of picks lol) when I get home ill be setting up to play.
    Gotten some streams on my material this week. This weekend during my stream im gonna play song of these songs. Im also gonna do a 25 minute improv in honour of a friend of the ghost inside who passed. They are doing things with the number 25 In his honor. Altho I dont know him..any loss is a big one. if you have anything that deals with 25 tag the band so they know you care too.
    You can stream the entire album here
    Viewer discretion advised. explicit lyric content. Quality wise this is the best those songs will get without the original guitars.
    Sidenote. the guy who almost sold me his revenger delisted it due a passing in his family. pray when he's feeling better he'll go through me. If so I may be able to re-record some songs again.
    Polaris is quickly becoming a new favourite band for me. Its impossible to skip a song.. haven't had that feeling since avenged.
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    Cedric L
    Cedric L
    Dude... same!
    I have been listening to them continuously for 3 days!
    Why is their new album so good?!
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    they have a unique sound too. But their vocalist is by far one of the best I've heard. Everything he can do too he absolutely kills. I have to go back to their older material.. the raw material before this album cause they clearly learned quickly what to do.
    Once I'm set up here I'll be doing improv 72 live. Both rhythm and the lead parts. One take each separate. If you miss the live show itll be mixed regardless on the pc while my phone is live.
    to celebrate the idea of having my guitar back in my hands ill be jamming on my instagram soon. Little back story for those of you who weren't here last year.

    Had a really bad experience with a guy I moved in with where he sold a guitar for drugs while i was at work. I then moved all my stuff out that weekend.. or tried to. He started an altercation and I called 911. They told us to separate til cops came so I left the house with my guitars still inside along with other possessions. Long story short I only got 1 back. The revenger was my FIRST real guitar. Itll be nice if I can really get it back.
    Someone is selling the exact model of my revenger on schecter forum.. pray for me....
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    So far so good. He totally is putting an estimate ready. We're also almost exactly on the right price too. I guess we'll see how much the shipping is to see if it's too much for me.
    The mixing for my next set of songs went much better then these ones. I did not hear that same cracking. This could be for many reasons. Both were recorded at different times so its definitely what I think it was. But well see. Going forward gonna start using the compressor much more I think its mainly the stretching of the dbs.
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    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    It also took me the entire weekend to get the beats down in one take lol. If I messed up I'd start over. The first 2 songs sound weird but its honestly the timing in the songs. The test the beatable really solid. Simple. But solid. Some are similar beats. But considering this album was punk based (ala its honestly just a bunch of power chords in almost every song and lead over top) having simple drum beats made sense. But Ed made s good point to me last year when I originally showed these songs without drums. He said it didn't sound full enough. I now understand what he meant. They songs sound so much better with the symbol changes relating to the chord changes.
    Andrei Moraru
    Andrei Moraru
    Yeah, without a program to write and export midi like Guitar Pro, it is hard to actually create everything you need.
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    I used guitar pro. I won't go that route again. My beats didn't sound realistic. And my guitar work sometimes is extremely hard to tab.
    Music finally on my own spotify profile. Link is here.


    I'll write a brief explanation. These songs were written over 10 years ago on guitar pro. The music was slightly modified when I started at this school. The lyrics are as real as it gets. More to come..
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    During mixing theres some nasty cracking going on not sure what happened there. Think its the downtime of the mic when the symbols don't play. While I won't reedit these songs.. going forward ill look out for that. I have too many songs to get out there lol especially after the hassle of having someone else withbthe same username.
    Gonna try something in a bit on my Instagram account. I think it should work. If it works I'll tell you how I did it.
    Been watching a few fan reaction videos and I'm debating on doing a couple myself. Mainly to find new bands. I'll do any song. If I know the song I'll still do it but I'll do it a little different. Preferably songs that include guitar so I can keep it related to the school. But let me know if this interests you guys.
    2 days off and my sweeps took a step back 👎 but that also Includes not standing up for 4 days lol.
    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
    Gotta stand or you get the Jak Attak!
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
    I just didn't play honestly for 2 days and the other 2 I was recording new demo takes for my newer material. But back at it now that those recordings are finished. Theres 2 more I gotta do but they are a bit different cause they are newer and I have to relearn them lol.
    Alright time for day 2 of self written play throughs. Today I'll be playing songs off the album I wrote after I joined the school. More song structure and flow in a lot of these songs. The 2 I wont play is simply cause i just tuned this guitar for drop c. Altho it took 5 minutes I'm not sure I wanna go back yet.
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