Hi It's me Darryl Zuber, This is my Electric Metal Instrumental page.
I started playing drums in 1962, I switched over to Guitar in 1972 .
Here's a little insight on how I write songs these day .
First how I started off writing songs.
I was still playing drums back then but I was already board not being able to play melodies on drums , that was 1970 .
That summer I bought a Yamaha acoustic for $ 15.00 .
I already knew 3 cords , D, C, and G and I was plunking around on some ideas and figuring out some other cords when I broke the high E string and had to wait for some money to get a new one.
Writing that very first song I had the idea in my head for about a week but couldn't do anything about it because of the broken string .
I would try to remember it by singing it to myself in my head .
So I got the new string and wrote the song .
The method of remembering the idea lasted until around 1974 .
In 1974 I bought a little piece of shit cassette recorder from a pawn shop on J street down around 8th or 9th . I would record the basic guitar track all the way through then jam along with it .That's how I remembered my songs. I did that until 2001 when I got a computer that would record audio .
This is the way I do it now, I have no idea what I'm going to write until I sit down in front of my computer and I have the project open , named and saved.
Then I start riffing or strumming some ideas . Before I record the first guitar part I write drums and bass. Then I record the guitar parts . I then move on to the next section and do the same thing . While listening back I will here something I want to change so I will insert a measure or delete a measure .
In 1972 I switched over to guitar. My drum programming skills came from drum lessons my Dad made me take in 1968 . I'm glad I took those lessons .
Not at this time.
Jimi Hendrix, Lesley West , Jimmy Page , Brian May , Michael Schenker and
George Lynch .
120 watt Bugera 1990 , 4X12 cab with two 25 watt greenbacks, two Vin 30's .
1993 Ibanez RG-770-DX-VM , 1979 Dean Flying V ,
2013 Dean Caddy and 2015 Les Paul