• How do I get grease off of my hands?

    I work for a gentlemans club called Hot Cross Buns. Im in charge of lathering up the dancers with grease before they dance on stage. At the end of my shift, my hands are very dirty and greasy from touching so many sweaty oily bodies. How do I fix this?
    I work for a gentlemans club called Hot Cross Buns. Im in charge of lathering up the dancers with grease before they dance on stage. At the end of my shift, my hands are very dirty and greasy from touching so many sweaty oily bodies. How do I fix this?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get over my anxiety during clarinet performance?

    Yesterday, I had a practice performance but we treated like it’s a “real” performance. The real one is coming up in 3 more days and I’m really nervous. The peace I’m playing is Viva La Vida and it’s a really easy peace. I know I can do it, but yesterday at the practice perferdomace, I got really nervous in front of... show more
    Yesterday, I had a practice performance but we treated like it’s a “real” performance. The real one is coming up in 3 more days and I’m really nervous. The peace I’m playing is Viva La Vida and it’s a really easy peace. I know I can do it, but yesterday at the practice perferdomace, I got really nervous in front of the class so my finger start to shake while holding my clarinet so I literally screwed up the whole entire peace and keep on squeaking. This is a group project / jury / performance so there is a Sax, Flute, and Tuba and they play better than me plus those instrument don’t squeak, which is why I’m feeling very insecure. How do I get over those nerves???
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is flute a real instrument?

    obviously I know it's real in that it's not imaginary...but my sister is going to take violin next year and I want to do flute she says it's not a real instrument like violin or piano and is being very snarky about it
    obviously I know it's real in that it's not imaginary...but my sister is going to take violin next year and I want to do flute she says it's not a real instrument like violin or piano and is being very snarky about it
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why are performing arts students childlike?

    Even with staff? Like they all behave like kids and think like kids. I was the only one who acted my age.
    Even with staff? Like they all behave like kids and think like kids. I was the only one who acted my age.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • How did Dolores O'Riordan die?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will I be able to play the guitar?

    I started to learn to play today and it seems really hard to switch from note to note with my fingers. I know this is a dumb question lol.
    I started to learn to play today and it seems really hard to switch from note to note with my fingers. I know this is a dumb question lol.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which Marshall Amp do you prefer, a solid state or tube amp?

    Best answer: I never cared for Marshall amps, but for the most part, I prefer the sound I get from tube amps. Having said that, I own a lot of amps and the ones I use most are solid state. Why? Because they're lighter, require no maintenance, and sound almost as good....good enough that the audience can't tell the... show more
    Best answer: I never cared for Marshall amps, but for the most part, I prefer the sound I get from tube amps. Having said that, I own a lot of amps and the ones I use most are solid state. Why? Because they're lighter, require no maintenance, and sound almost as good....good enough that the audience can't tell the difference.

    There is a lot of hype on the web about how great tube amps are. I'm afraid this feeds into some misconceptions. First off, there are good and bad amp designs. Tubes don't magically make an amp sound good. Another consideration is the skill of the player, and how they use the amp. Beginner-to-intermediate players may not notice much difference between solid state and tubes. For them, an expensive tube amp is not worth the added cost. Also, using a bunch of effect pedals can negate a lot of the tube-tone.

    The fact is that solid state technology has come a long way in recent years. Well designed solid state amps are capable of great tone....usually for much less money than tubes. As I said before, there are good and bad amps of both designs. The real test is for YOU to try out some of the amps you're interested in, and let YOUR ears decide.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I join the school choir?

    I'm a senior and I've always wanted to do choir but I can't sing for sh*t lol. Are they gonna accept me? And this year is the first year they are doing it for my school. I'm nervous but I wanna try at least.
    I'm a senior and I've always wanted to do choir but I can't sing for sh*t lol. Are they gonna accept me? And this year is the first year they are doing it for my school. I'm nervous but I wanna try at least.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I know and find my talents?

    Being a good student I'm struggling to find what my talents are.Im doing good in each subject and I can't figure out what's that special subject,the special talent that I have which will further on open doors for my future career. If you have any experience on this topic or if you want to share your... show more
    Being a good student I'm struggling to find what my talents are.Im doing good in each subject and I can't figure out what's that special subject,the special talent that I have which will further on open doors for my future career. If you have any experience on this topic or if you want to share your story about how you figured out your hidden talent,please feel free to answer!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Who,s the King in this image..?

    Who,s the King in this image..?

    Best answer: The person on the right. The "King of Rock 'n Roll" - Elvis Presley
    Best answer: The person on the right. The "King of Rock 'n Roll" - Elvis Presley
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I found cheap guitar strings for acoustic for 70p. How many sets is it necessary to buy for a beginner?

    Best answer: Is that 70p for a set or for individual strings? For a set, that's far too cheap unless they're stolen and someone is desperate to off-load them. Steel or nylon? If possible, I'd only buy one set to check what they are like. Then, if they were okay I'd buy another few sets. The thing is, I've... show more
    Best answer: Is that 70p for a set or for individual strings? For a set, that's far too cheap unless they're stolen and someone is desperate to off-load them. Steel or nylon?

    If possible, I'd only buy one set to check what they are like. Then, if they were okay I'd buy another few sets. The thing is, I've been playing a long time and I know what type and gauge I like way. As a beginner you could buy lots of them and then when you develop some ability find ther are too heavy or light for you. I guess that if I was sure the strings were good (which seems impossible at that price) I'd buy maybe twenty sets.

    I remember, in the seventies I think, I found some really cheap electric guitar strings on mail order. They were around £1.50 a set. I found that the plain strings were okay but there was always a problem with at least one of the wound ones. I decided they really weren't worth the trouble.

    The advice to try to get some extra high E strings is good if you use steel strings but not for nylon strings (the high E is no more likely to break).

    Remember you can only use the type of strings (steel or nylon) that your guitar is built for.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think of Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls with bolted necks instead of set-in necks?

    Best answer: My guitar is a hand made solid body which is similar in design to a solid body Les Paul, except with a double cut-away. In fact, it came with a Les Paul case. It has a bolt-on neck. Would it have been a better guitar if the neck was set? I'll never know, but I can tell you it's still a great guitar. ... show more
    Best answer: My guitar is a hand made solid body which is similar in design to a solid body Les Paul, except with a double cut-away. In fact, it came with a Les Paul case. It has a bolt-on neck. Would it have been a better guitar if the neck was set? I'll never know, but I can tell you it's still a great guitar. I've had the neck off several times to re-set the angle or just do general maintenance. To me, the set neck vs bolt-on is a non-issue. The guitar speaks for itself.

    Steve, Can I give you a bit of friendly advice? From all the questions you've been asking, it sounds like you're trying to find the "perfect" guitar......humbuckers vs single coils, bolt-on vs set necks, how to eliminate hum in single coils, etc. Forgive me if I'm making incorrect assumptions about your reasons for asking.

    Everybody wants to find the "best" guitar, especially if they're plunking down a lot of hard-earned cash. That's understandable. What I've come to realize is that there is no single best guitar. That's why there are so many different ones. In many ways it's like buying a car. There are lots of good choices, and no single best. Is a Ferrari better than a Porsche? Everybody has a preference, but honestly wouldn't you be happy with either?

    In some ways, selecting a guitar is harder now than it used to be. The internet is a great source for information, but sometimes we get information overload. It's hard to process all the differing opinions, information, and mis-information. When I bought my guitar in 1979(!) I didn't have all the options you have today. No internet for research, no Guitar Center...just word of mouth and a couple of local guitar shops. I had joined a band and had hastily bought a used electric guitar to get me started. Once I'd saved some money, I decided I needed to get a better one. So with a pocket full of money, I drove to the nearest big city (Burlington VT) and spent the day in it's two music stores trying out every guitar they had. Determined to come home with a new guitar, I made a choice. Now, 39 years later, I'm playing the same guitar. Was it the perfect choice, or did I grow into it? Who can say...but *that's* how you choose a guitar. Forget all the internet advice (except mine, of course haha) and drag yourself to a Guitar Center. Play a bunch of guitars and buy the one that you like best. There are very few bad choices, and honestly, all the hype about a particular guitar being best for a genre is mostly overblown. Happy hunting!

    FWIW, I play a Time TimeKaster made in Burlington VT in 1979. If you scroll down to the 18th photo on this page, you'll see my actual guitar. The photo was taken at a Time Guitar reunion several years ago. http://www.timeguitars.com/viewtopic.php...
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Violin, where to learn.?

    Best answer: Ask around, ask at music stores, ask friends who play music. Talk to any teachers who are recommended to get a feel for how they work. Then check the credentials of any teacher you're considering - someone who played in high school and decided s/he wanted to teach years later is usually a bad bet because they... show more
    Best answer: Ask around, ask at music stores, ask friends who play music. Talk to any teachers who are recommended to get a feel for how they work. Then check the credentials of any teacher you're considering - someone who played in high school and decided s/he wanted to teach years later is usually a bad bet because they don't understand technique well enough to teach someone else. You want to find someone with college level training and experience with beginners.

    There are good community music schools and really bad ones, so be careful of those. Some are careful about who they hire, and others will stick anyone who can play an instrument at advanced beginner level in there as a teacher.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think of PRS Guitars?

    Best answer: I've only ever played one PRS but I loved it. It had a great feel an sound. I'm no expert but I think very highly of them. I guess the cheaper "budget" PRSs aren't in the same league as the American-made models. Heavy metal? Any guitar can be used for any kind of music but I don't think... show more
    Best answer: I've only ever played one PRS but I loved it. It had a great feel an sound. I'm no expert but I think very highly of them. I guess the cheaper "budget" PRSs aren't in the same league as the American-made models.

    Heavy metal? Any guitar can be used for any kind of music but I don't think I've ever come across a PRS used for heavy metal.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Trombone audition song for college?

    I play the trombone and have an audition next week for a college. I have been practicing my scales and I am thinking about playing the star wars theme song as my audition piece. I have it almost memorized. My question is what happens during a music major audition? Am I well enough prepared? I thought music would be... show more
    I play the trombone and have an audition next week for a college. I have been practicing my scales and I am thinking about playing the star wars theme song as my audition piece. I have it almost memorized. My question is what happens during a music major audition? Am I well enough prepared? I thought music would be a fun thing to major in and maybe someday i can be a professional trombone player!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago