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Start Your Journey! Vol.1 | SCANDAL

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    Translation & Subtitles: thoseguiltyeyes | scandal-heaven.com
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    Hello, I'm SCANDAL's vocalist HARUNA.
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    I'm guitarist MAMI.
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    Today, we'll be conveying the appeal of guitars to those considering taking it up.
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    The title is "Start Your Journey!"
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    Let's start your musical journey with this video.
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    It's rare for us to explain things about guitars via a video.
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    That's true.
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    Talking about things like what the guitar is,
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    -that's something we've never talked about in that much detail.
    -That's true.
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    We've been playing the guitar since we formed 15 years ago,
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    so for this video we'll be basing things on our stories from back then.
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    Do you remember the first time you played a guitar?
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    The first time?
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    Middle--no, high school.
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    Maybe the summer before my first year of high school?
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    We formed at a vocal & dance training school,
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    and when we were attending, the dance school staff...
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    They asked me if I had a guitar.
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    I said I didn't, and they told me to somehow get my hands on one by tomorrow
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    and take it to school with me.
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    -They wanted to put together an all-girl band.
    -That's right.
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    -Our first form of motivation was to be able to play a song.
    -That's right.
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    That's how we started playing guitar.
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    What was something you found difficult then?
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    Let's see...
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    You have to link the movements of both hands, which I found really difficult.
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    I'd play one chord four times, then play the next one four times,
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    -but I wasn't sure when I should be moving my hands.
    -I totally get that.
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    -Changing chords. That was hard.
    -Yeah, that was difficult.
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    We were like, "First, let's all at least be able to play the intro."
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    It went slow, but the feeling of accomplishment when we all got through one song was...
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    -amazing.
    -Amazing, right?
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    All you're doing is taking things in when you're a beginner,
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    so there are a lot of things that can be absorbed.
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    I remember that every day was a lot of fun.
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    Well, what is a guitar in the first place?
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    Beginners might not really understand the differences between the guitar and bass.
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    -We were like that as well.
    -Yeah, it was like that for us.
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    Firstly, the guitar is an instrument with six strings.
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    There are two main types of guitars.
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    What are they?
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    -Two...guitars.
    -Yes.
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    -Types, you mean?
    -Yes, types of guitars.
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    I know!
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    -Electric guitars and acoustic guitars!
    -Correct!
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    Thanks so much.
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    You can make sounds with an acoustic guitar on its own.
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    -Well, the ones around us are all electric guitars.
    -Yes.
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    For electric guitars, you plug it into an amp via a cable to make sounds.
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    -With amps, right?
    -Yes.
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    -There are some here.
    -Here, too.
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    -Amps are so-called speakers.
    -That's right.
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    This cable here is called a shielded cable,
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    so if you'd like to get this, you can go to an instrument store and ask for it.
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    There's an acoustic guitar next to you, MAMI.
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    What are the differences between acoustic and electric guitars?
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    Let's see.
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    You can see there's a hole in it,
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    and the inside of it is hollow.
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    It's lighter than an electric guitar.
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    Also, the strings are a little harder than electric ones.
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    It gives off a really powerful sound.
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    You can also plug a shielded cable into it, but that's not necessary.
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    One of its features is that it gives off a powerful sound.
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    Also, the body is very thick.
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    That's true.
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    Electric guitars are a bit thin.
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    Those are their differences, appearance-wise.
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    As you said earlier, acoustic guitar strings are a bit thicker.
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    So if you practice on an acoustic guitar first,
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    you might find an electric guitar a little easier to play.
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    That's true.
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    So, the main difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar
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    is whether or not it can be connected to an amp to produce sound.
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    Electric guitars have microphones that pick up the vibrating sound of the strings, which are called pickups.
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    They're attached here.
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    Yes, the guitar consists of various parts such as the headstock
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    as well as the body.
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    There are also pegs and different volume knobs.
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    Also, electric guitars come in different shapes,
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    meaning that they're further divided into various types.
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    So let's plug the cable into the amp and play some sounds.
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    Okay.
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    It's plugged in right now.
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    The volume's turned down,
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    and when you play it, it sounds like this.
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    Yeah.
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    -Well, you can hear it...
    -Yeah.
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    But if I was on stage, for example,
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    the audience, who's a bit far away, wouldn't be able to hear it.
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    But when you put the sounds through the amp...
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    -That's how it'll sound.
    -Yeah.
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    Another good thing about electric guitars is that...
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    Well, it also depends on the amp,
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    but if you connect them to effects pedals, you can produce all kinds of sounds.
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    So, with electric guitars you can freely use amps or effects pedals to produce sounds that you like.
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    Yes.
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    So let's play together.
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    As we've been talking about electric guitars,
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    I'd like for us to try something you can do with two guitars.
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    Let's start with the rhythm guitar.
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    The rhythm guitar...
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    It has a role in keeping the rhythm going.
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    While I'm playing that...
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    The lead guitar plays the melody.
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    I'll play it.
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    That's what I play.
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    We do completely different things,
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    but we're playing during the same parts of the song.
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    We'll show you what that sounds like combined.
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    Let's play.
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    That's how it sounds.
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    You can have a lot of fun when you start playing the guitar,
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    but there are also a lot of things you need to remember
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    as well as things you'll have trouble with.
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    When choosing a guitar to play,
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    I'm sure a lot of the time people choose them based on how cool they are, or that they like the appearance of it.
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    That's why we want to convey to everyone that you can totally pick one up even if you're not that knowledgeable about them.
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    It was the same for me.
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    MAMI, how did you decide on your first guitar?
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    Appearance was my first priority too.
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    I saw a cute pastel pink guitar,
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    and I decided on it because it was cute.
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    Of course I didn't know what kind of sounds the guitar would make,
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    Employees at the instrument store told me their thoughts on it, but I had no idea what they were talking about.
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    I was just like, "Oh, this is what a guitar sounds like."
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    You don't understand anything about sounds at first.
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    So even if you don't understand it,
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    I think it's a good idea to go with your intuition and choose one you think is good, and also to take care of it.
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    This was our guitar segment for beginners.
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    We recalled memories from 15 years ago.
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    Again, we don't really get chances to give breakdowns about guitars,
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    so this made us realize a few things once again.
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    -This was also a refresher for us.
    -Yeah.
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    We'll continue to post reference videos like this, so please look forward to them!
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    We'll see you later!
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    This has been "Start Your Journey!" with SCANDAL's vocalist HARUNA and guitarist MAMI.
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    Bye bye!
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Start Your Journey! Vol.1 | SCANDAL
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