Posted - 02/01/2004 : 02:50:04 AM
For those of you who are new to the forum, you can hear a growing number of forum members show off their slack key skills at the following page:
It's been a while since we've added new tracks and about time for everyone to consider contributing. If you'd like to record a piece you feel comfortable with to share with the rest of us, please feel free to do so. There are just a few guidelines:
1. To avoid copyright issues you need to either perform an original song, an original arrangement of a public domain song, or get the permission of whoever's song your doing to post it (as several people have done...it's not hard!)
2. Providing me with an MP3 is the easiest (for me) and fastest way to get a song posted, but as long as you can get something in digital form (or even on tape) you're fine. If you have no way to record yourself then let the forum know...chances are there is someone else here who can help you out, either with advice or equipment.
3. Along with the song let me know the title, whose song it is (if not original), your name (or the name you want listed next to it), the story behind the song (or why you like to play it if it's not an original), the tuning it's in, and whether or not you want people to be able to download the song to their computer instead of just streaming it. If you want your photo posted then include that too.
4. We're not aiming for perfection here...if you've simple learned to play your first slack key song and want to share your progress that's fine!
5. If you want to share something that you're still working on or that you don't feel comfortable posting on SoundClick then let me know and I can host it on my server instead.
If you're stuck with a dialup connection and want to listen to what we have already but can't...let me know too.
My goal is to be able to play as well as people think I can.