Identifying and questions re: Tokai Love Rock

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AlanN
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Post by AlanN » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:56 pm

Absolutely. Decent ones cost pennies these days, you have no excuse! :)

Ozeshin
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Post by Ozeshin » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:01 pm

Usually if you can sing reasonably well that helps.
Most people with a little high school choir experience will have a reasonably good ear for pitch without really knowing it.
Being able to hear a melody played on a piano and then knowing the first note to sing is an example of good pitch.
So if you can sing a song in the correct key you're halfway there :D
And yes...I DO own a tuner..usually to settle arguments :P

michaeld
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Post by michaeld » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:20 pm

AlanN wrote:Absolutely. Decent ones cost pennies these days, you have no excuse! :)
I'll go ahead and order one, then. From the way they were described, it sounded pretty good. And "pennies" is obviously good, too.
Ozeshin wrote:Usually if you can sing reasonably well that helps.
Most people with a little high school choir experience will have a reasonably good ear for pitch without really knowing it.
And I actually CAN sing rather well, I've often been told. In fact, it's frankly the fact that I sing well that makes me want to take advantage of a natural gift by learning to play an instrument like guitar (and if it weren't guitar, it would be keyboards).

So, given Ozeshin's view, I ought to at some point be able to tune by ear rather than by "digital cheating."

By the way, I didn't mention it, but I stumbled into an amplifier for myself. My girlfiend got me one when she gave me the guitar, but somehow I seem to have lost it over the years (and four moves).

It's a "Kustom KGA10" unit. I was talking to a guy in my church who plays guitar, and he asked me if I had an amplifier. And I was like, no.

So he sold me this one - which he said he'd only used a couple of times - for $20 USD. He said his parents had bought him a real nice one almost immediately after he bought this unit - and he'd just put the Kustom aside. And he'd just stumbled over it while looking for something else in the garage the day before.

So we're both happy.

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Post by Ozeshin » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:47 pm

It's a "Kustom KGA10" unit.
That'll do the job nicely for the time being.
For me,personally,singing and playing(lead)guitar go hand in hand and I tend to play my solos the way I would sing them...and I sing the way I would play a lead solo.
I've always done one or the other throughout my playing career...I've either been a lead guitarist OR a singer/frontman.
It's only been the last couple of years that I've been doing both and i don't know why i didn't do it sooner...I'm currently forming a three piece where I'll be doing both guitar AND vocal duties.
I you have a passion for singing then you'll pick up the guitar side of things pretty quickly I feel.
I hope it all goes well for you...welcome to our dysfunctional family and don't be a stranger. :D

michaeld
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Post by michaeld » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:29 pm

Ozeshin,

Have to say the obvious first: I'm glad you're a "dysfunctional family," as otherwise you would have chased a guy like me off right quick.

Whenever skilled people are willing to patiently help/assist/explain things to novices, you're a good bunch.

If people like you didn't want to waste your time with beginners, it wouldn't really say anything bad about you. But when you ARE willing to do so, it says a lot of good things about you (you personally and others like you).

I want to therefore thank you for your time and generosity in answering questions. Right decent of you all.

I have no reason to say this other than "it seems." But it seems that it will be difficult to concentrate on playing - and concentrating on singing - at the same time. I may find out that I can easily do both at the same time, but it SEEMS like that would be tough to master.

Right now, it takes pretty much all of my concentration to make sure I'm putting my fingers on the strings and frets they're supposed to be on!

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Post by Novosel » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:47 am

Michaeld, your Tokai is an ALS 60, not an 80. 100% guaranteed.

Nothing wrong with that though. Play it and love it like I love mine :D

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