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> Smooth And Sweet Or Fast And Furious? Why Not Both?, A Phrygian Dominant "10 lessons in 1"
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Hello, GMC - My name is Gustavo Costa. So it is Gus C ( not a Gus G yet tongue.gif )
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I live in Aalborg, Denmark, where I am studying mobile communication. I was born and lived almost all my life in Brasília, capital of Brazil. Really good city but it was good to move. It is such a good experience to live abroad for some period. wink.gif
I am 26 years old and played acoustic since I was 8. But I stopped several times, I was lazy to practice mad.gif and played basically chords.
3 years ago me and some close friends decided to form a band (named Rotação 355) and then I started learning electric guitar and lead. laugh.gif Currently, I am playing acoustic style with one band and electric with another. cool.gif

I just love music. Not only hearing and playing, but also dancing. About rock I like pretty much every genre, from ballads to metal. My favorite guitarists are Jimmy Page, Slash, Kirk Hammett and Augusto Licks (brazilian guitarist of the golden era of Engenheiros do Hawaii). But there are so many more (Joe Satriani, Gus G, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, ... )

Still, I will give you one example of song from each, to make you understand one kind of song I just love: songs that build up emotions all the way to the top. From slow clean melodies to shredding at bulky distortion: Stairway to Heaven, November Rain , Fade to Black, O exército de um Homem Só (Parte 1) . That's also I believe the best construction for a solo: use full speed only in the climax.

That said, I hope you like the dynamics of feeling of this lesson, and can learn something wink.gif

I try to give advices about execution, as well as insight on how I composed that. I believe it can be useful indepedently of the level you play. I classificated each part according to level. Remember also that even beginners can play advanced stuff, if you start practicing slowly. Off course advanced students are encouraged to play all of it until full speed tongue.gif .

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Intro for lesson
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One video worths more than 1000 words, so just put it through your best sound system and hopefully you enjoy tongue.gif :
Attached File  Main.avi ( 25.33MB ) Number of downloads: 811

If that's too big for your download, check the version in my YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-IfNlEp8PM

Years ago I learned the intro of "Come out and Play", from The Offspring. The sound is so amazing. cool.gif It is exotic and at the same time cativating. Kind of "egyptian" or "middle-eastern".
But at that time I did not know anyhthing about scales. When I started learning major and minor scales I realized it did not fit any of them. Then, I learned the harmonic minor and I though my quest was over. When learning modes, I didn't revise the concept, but finally in GMC I came accross the modes of harmonic minor, and amongst them the phyrigian dominant scale. Well, that definetely is it: that exotic/cativating sound comes from Phrygian Dominant mode. I was instantly passioned for this scale.

This lesson starts with a Dm pentatonic feel. It has lots of slow and fast parts, building up until full blast usage of D Phrygian Dominant. tongue.gif
But don't be afraid of fast parts! Just learn it slowly wink.gif
The bass line on backing track is just D, which gives full room to change the modes.

Each part of this lesson has an aspect I am highlighting on the explanation and that's the way I am naming the section. So, if for example you liked the frenzy pick tapping you may want to check part 07 directly. Actually, as this part is a little bit trickier I did a 101 video.
The class is a little long (cause I like detailed explanations tongue.gif), but if it's too much for you try at least checking the sessions you are more interested into and/or according to your level:
01 - Vibrato
02 - Bending
03 - Pentatonic licks
04 - Changing the mode
05 - Fast pull off
06 - Wild Pinky(little finger)
07 - Pick tapping mixed with normal legato
08 - Staccato
09 - Bridge
10 - Tremolo picking

Here are the scales used in the lesson, (reused and adapted with Muris/Kris permission):

D minor pentatonic
D F G A C

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The "aliens" notes here are 2 notes that don't belong to D minor pentatonic but I am using occaionally: G# and Eb. Though I called them "Aliens", they are not choosen by chance. The first one is the blues note. And the minor pentatonic added of blues note is the blues scale. The other one is the main characteristic of Phrygian mode.

D dominant phrygian (in the diagram there are some repetitions. I just included the notes used in the lesson).
D Eb F# G A Bb C

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Here are the full tabs for the lesson. You can see the notation on the text file:
Attached File  PhrygianDominant.gp5 ( 6.56K ) Number of downloads: 259
Attached File  phrygiandominant.txt ( 14.64K ) Number of downloads: 287

I did not include all the tabs in the explanation, otherwise it would make it hard to read. One important thing to notice about tabs: they are tabbed to normal E tuning, but my guitar was actually on Eb tuning in the video. I hope this does not become a problem to learn from the lesson. I apologize for the confusion, but who owns guitar with floating bridge knows we don't want to change the tuning every day...


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Part 01 - Vibrato
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Attached File  01vibrato.avi ( 4.42MB ) Number of downloads: 355


Hey, ending long notes in vibrato gives more expression to your playing. Actually, within time you become addicted to use vibrato on every long note ending phrases.
Vibrato, in electric guitar is basically about moving your fretting finger a little bit up and down in appropriate tempo. In classical guitar technique you do it also sideways (which I also use sometimes, specially after finishing a slide).
In the bending note there is a small vibrato just to keep the sustain a little bit more, and in the other note there is quite a wide vibrato that combined with delay and reverberation accentuates the note without being boring.


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Part 02 - Bending
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Attached File  02bends.avi ( 7.95MB ) Number of downloads: 278


First part already has a bend, but in this part it is on spotlight.
Bending is a technique that actually removes one of the limitations of guitars. Guitars are well-tempered instruments, and as such they are "more suited" to some (standard) specific sounds. But, while bending you actually can reach any frequency (pitch) you want, within guitar range.
In other words, while bending what you should trust the most is your ears. You are probably going to see tabs of Jimmy Page, Slash or any of your favorite guitarists doing 1/4 and 3/4 tone bends. That means they just followed their ear at that point doing "non-standard" notes
The main bend here is exploring one interesting situation: In the combined first/second pentatonic box, in 3rd string (G) you can reach 3 interesting notes while bending: the 4th, the blues note(augmented 4th) and the 5th.
What I am doing here is starting in the 4th, going to the blues note 2 times. The blues note gives an nice feeling of unfinished things (try it yourself). And then I go to the 5th (one of the most recognizable intervals by human hearing). All of that bending. blink.gif

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There are 3 things I took quite a while to learn about bending that can make your life easier rolleyes.gif :
1) The thumb should be on the top of fretboard providing strong turning point so that hand and arm work on the bend (not only your fingers)
2) Using more than one finger to the bend will add you more strength to do it.
3) When bending upwards, to stop the string just above from ringing you can use your index finger on it. Here I have my index on 4th string, and middle and ring fingers are bending the 3rd string.

The last phrase of this part is what I would call a spoiler. It adds the minor 2nd to the pentatonic. The minor 2nd characterizes the phrygian mode, so it is giving an idea to the listener: phrygian is coming!

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Part 03 - Pentatonic licks
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Attached File  03pentatonicLicks.avi ( 9.34MB ) Number of downloads: 315

Licks are very short but effective phrases, that you can practice over and over so that they become automatic. Then you simply pull them out of your musical quiver during your solos. First pentatonic box is really great for that.
Both licks here are very simple, but effectively starts speeding things up.
The first one uses three notes, with a pull off.

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The second one is a matching bend. That is, the bend goes until reaching the other note being played, giving a fast repetition feel, with just two notes. ohmy.gif

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Again, this section finishes with the phrygian spoiler phrase.

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Part 04 - Changing the mode
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Attached File  04modeChange.avi ( 4.39MB ) Number of downloads: 269

From this section on, we change to phrygian dominant mode. The very last phrase was on phrygian, so here there is just one change (minor 3rd to major 3rd, that is, F to F#) and one addition (the 6th, Bb).

The phrygian dominant, as harmonic minor mode, has 3 semitone intervals. In some case that leads to "congestion" of your fingers in the fretboard, like in this section. You can see that I use a small bar with index finger several times to play more easily in this congested parts.

One of the goals of this section is also to lead me to first string, where I will pull out (pull off, tongue.gif ) some of my favorite licks.

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------11--12p--11------11--12p--11------11--12--|----------------------------------|-------------------|
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Part 05 - Fast pull off
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Attached File  05fastPullOff.avi ( 4.14MB ) Number of downloads: 269


--8--10p--8--11p--8--10p--8--11p--8--10p-8-11p-8-|--10p-8-11p-8-10p-8-11p-8-11--11--11S----|--14~----------------|
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Fast pulling off in first string is the main reason I prefer 010 strings over 009. In my opinion that makes the execution easier and sound better. When pulling off in the first string, you don't have to worry about what is below the pull off, so you can hit the pull off harder. In a guitar with good sustain, it gives a very effective sound.
However, even hitting harder you should try to keep the range of the motion limited.

I guess one of the reasons I like pull offs in the first string so much is because I practiced Sultans of swing second solo very hard. That solo was so above my skill level , but I wanted to play it anyway! The most challenging part was the fast 2 string arpeggio with pull offs on first string, but it was rewarding to do it.
The formula you should know already: I started at 50% speed, until I played it correcly and then moved to 60% speed. From 60 to 70 and on. The most difficult was actually to move from 90% to 95% and finally 100%. But don't give up!

This section end to a long slide of the 3 semitone interval, one of the characteristics of phrygian dominant scale.

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Part 06 - Wild Pinky(little finger)
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Attached File  06wildPinky.avi ( 4.11MB ) Number of downloads: 284


There are 2 fast licks here. One with the middle finger and another one with both middle and little finger.
The first one is actually not that hard to do very fast once you know to do hammer on and pull off. You just hammer-on and pull-off as quick as possible.

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The second one is trickier. The lick itself has the same formula of last section, going up and down in the notes of the scale doing pull offs. But here we are using 4 notes. And more than that, the 3 semitone interval is included inside the lick. In my case I can't reach these positions quickly with the ring finger, so I have to do 2 consecutive stretched pull-offs with the pinky. To be able to play it you will have to develop stamina, speed and opening of the pinky . And then you will have a wild pinky. tongue.gif Don't give up.

--10-11p-10-14p-10-15p-10-14p-10-11p-10-
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Be sure to stretch and warm up before doing that. Otherwise you will get hurt sad.gif and also will not be able to play it at all. (I myself can't do this section without proper warmup)

Here is the sequence I make.
http://www.handmades.com.br/images/stories...omusculares.pdf (go to page 4 and follow from step 1)
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-marcus-siepen/

I don't know any similar material for stretching in English, but maybe you can be able to do it with the link I provided. "10 segundos" means 10 seconds, "10 vezes" means 10 times. For the finger rotation part you should do 5 times in each direction (for each finger including thumb).
Remember that if you feel pain while stretching you are doing it too hard...


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Part 07 - Pick tapping mixed with normal legato
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Attached File  07pickTapping.avi ( 15.64MB ) Number of downloads: 364

Pick tapping is a technique in which you turn your pick sideways pressing it against the fretboard (Think of a needle in a sewing machine and then you are on the right speed). With the right pick and enough pressure you get an "automatic" pull off every time the pick leaves the fretboard. Jumbo frets help a lot here. I can do it easily on my Ibanez, but it is harder on strat, but you still can do it with practice.

The best pick for this technique is small, hard and sharp pick. Well, my desk is full of Jazz III picks, from Jim Dunlop. That's a perfect fit for this technique.

The tab here is almost senseless (32th notes). If you want to learn go for the video (which has an explanation). Just an excerpt of tab (this is just a single bar):

--10h-11-14p-11p-10-15p-10h-11-14p-11p-10-15p-10h-11-14p-11p-10-15p-10h-11-17p-11p-10-17p-10h-11-17p-11p-10-17p-10h-11-|
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The important thing to understand is that sequence 11, 10 is ringing (same way as last section). The tapping than starts at 14th fret, moves to 15th. Then I do some fast back and forth changes between 14th and 15th fret and finally it stays a long time on 17th fret, ending this section.


I actually "learned" this technique from a Metallica songbook. I didn't like my tapping, but on the tab for the solo of "One" there was a small footnote "*Tap using edge of pick throughout". I never tried that idea before.
After trying the tapping part of "O exército de um Homem Só (Parte 1), Engenheiros do Hawaii", I just got addicted to tapping with the pick. My days of non-tapping player were gone =)
That sounded cool, but as I wanted to play "One" perfectly I spent some time trying to learn the tap (T), pull-off (P), hammer-on (H) pattern on the tab. It was varying so wildly between figures T P P, T P H . The T is a hammer on given by the pick, and the first P is the "automatic" pull off provided by the pick leaving the fretboard. The third part of the figure comes from the normal legato.
I started slowly, but I could never do the right pattern. Then I just decided: I will just try to play this thing at full speed. And wow!, for my own surprise I was sounding very convincing, not caring at all if it was T P P or T P H.
So you can see the explanation at the video of this part how you should do it. ;-)

Well, after I recorded the video I didn't check right away, but definetely I should have muted the strings (you can hear some extra noise there) even if I lose some speed when I do that. You should keep your right hand muting the other strings while doing the pick tapping (watch Joe Satriani playing "Surfing with the alien" )

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Part 08 - Staccato
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Attached File  08staccato.avi ( 4.26MB ) Number of downloads: 255

This part starts with a screaming bend, which gives a good ending for the shredding of last part.
Well, not everything in music is about crazy speeds or long sustained notes. huh.gif Silence is important as well!
The next bend and other notes are played with a technique named staccato, which is kind of the opposite of legato. It consists of having a small portion of silence in the ending part of every note.
I realized how expressive this can be in guitar when analyzing the solo of a song named "Refrão de Bolero", from Engenheiros do Hawaii.
My execution goes with an accentuated upstroke picking, almost like a very small pop (bass techinque). Then I use the same finger which is fretting to mute the string (just let the finger leave the fretboard while still touching the string and then rest).

--17brb----------------|--17b----15----14----15----|--14----15----14----------|---------------------|
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Part 09 - Bridge
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Attached File  09bridge.avi ( 2.93MB ) Number of downloads: 231

A small, not so fast, pull off / slide phrase that gives bridge between parts 08 and 10.
Sometimes simplicity beats anything else... rolleyes.gif

----------14--15p--14------14--15p--|--14------14--15--15s----17----|
--15--16---------------16-----------|------16-----------------------|
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Part 10 - Tremolo picking
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Attached File  10tremoloPicking.avi ( 7MB ) Number of downloads: 247

Tremolo picking is kind of alternate picking take to extreme: your right hand has no time to "breath". blink.gif It is in pure constant motion.
Phrygian dominant scale is great to work with tremolo picking . You can even just follow the notes of the scale one by one.
Actually, one of the most well knowns tremolo picking songs, Misirlou, arranged by Dick Dale and immortalized by Pulp finction, is almost in Phrygian Dominant. Just the 7th is different.

So here is the main deal about tremolo picking: you must make a constant motion of very small downstrokes and upstrokes, keeping the string being hit at a constant pace. If you start practicing very slowly you will learn it very soon.
It is important to practice the string changes. Each string has a different tension and size, which makes challenging changing the string and continuing at thes same speed before.

|--17----15----14----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------16----|--15----13----15----16----|--15----13----------------|-------------------------|
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Backing tracks
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Here are the backing tracks. Remember to start slow and advance when confident.
The tempo of the video is 130 bpm
Attached File  BackingTrack85.mp3 ( 2.41MB ) Number of downloads: 315
Attached File  BackingTrack105.mp3 ( 2.01MB ) Number of downloads: 275
Attached File  BackingTrack120.mp3 ( 1.69MB ) Number of downloads: 262
Attached File  BackingTrack130.mp3 ( 1.56MB ) Number of downloads: 305



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Farewell
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I hope you be able to use the information here to improve your playing and musical ideas. wink.gif

I am open to answer any questions about this lesson in the forum.

I'd like to thank Smells/Andrew/Kris on putting effort to make this student instructor's board happens.
Creating a lesson make us research a lot and criticize our own work. Also, it let us realize how much effort is put into GMC lesson creation.

At last, but not least, I would like to say thanks to Ulrich, who helped me setting up the recording and is the bassist of one of my bands.

Boa Sorte!
-- Gustavo


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Tone and Settings
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I recorded this with my Ibanez Prestige RGT 320q, which is just an amazing guitar and gives tones of sustain. I used Neck pickup (humbucker).
I used Guitar Rig 3. I set to J800 in distorted channel , with delay and reverb added between the amp and cabinet (all in guitar rig).

It may look unimportant for beginner players, but part of the tone comes from the pick: Jazz III , Jim Dunlop. I hardly would do the pick tapping and tremolo picking parts with some other picks I use...

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Great lesson smile.gif It's obvious that you put alot of work and effort into it.
I really like your explanations.


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great hard work man. i see you worked very hard
and nice lesson .congrats for your work


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Thanks a lot. These words coming from you guys mean a lot to me.

About the effort I would classify in 3 things at the same time: less effort than I would like to , as much as I could, more than I should laugh.gif (giving that I have to deliver a M.Sc thesis soon.

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QUOTE (Gus @ May 5 2008, 06:57 PM) *
Thanks a lot. These words coming from you guys mean a lot to me.

About the effort I would classify in 3 things at the same time: less effort than I would like to , as much as I could, more than I should laugh.gif (giving that I have to deliver a M.Sc thesis soon.


biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Gus, don't neglect your education just for GMC!


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 6 2008, 01:38 AM) *
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Gus, don't neglect your education just for GMC!

Don't worry! I've been working on the thesis for months.

The only problem to write it all down is my extensive writing style tongue.gif


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Great Job Gus biggrin.gif


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Super lektion. Jeg regner med at du kan forstå dansk. tongue.gif
Jeg bor selv knap 40 km syd for Aalborg.

Fortsæt det gode arbejde!
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QUOTE (seagull @ May 14 2008, 11:02 AM) *
Super lektion. Jeg regner med at du kan forstå dansk. tongue.gif
Jeg bor selv knap 40 km syd for Aalborg.

Fortsæt det gode arbejde!

Ja, tak!
Jeg taler ikke så godt dansk, men jeg forstår lidt tongue.gif

Vi ses i Karneval i Aalborg wink.gif


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post May 14 2008, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Gus @ May 14 2008, 04:55 PM) *
Ja, tak!
Jeg taler ikke så godt dansk, men jeg forstår lidt tongue.gif

Vi ses i Karneval i Aalborg wink.gif



Arh, ja du må lige føre an med dansen, du kommer jo fra karnevallens hovedstad... tongue.gif
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post May 15 2008, 12:38 PM
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Ligepludselig er der bare mange danskere på Gmc synes jeg tongue.gif (jeg er selv fra Lyngby lige nord for københavn)

og ja, ligesom seagull skriver.. super lektion!

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QUOTE (PassionPlay @ May 15 2008, 01:38 PM) *
Ligepludselig er der bare mange danskere på Gmc synes jeg tongue.gif (jeg er selv fra Lyngby lige nord for københavn)

og ja, ligesom seagull skriver.. super lektion!



Hehe, jeg har også gjort en masse propaganda for den side her, den er bare for genial. smile.gif
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Hehe, jeg har også gjort en masse propaganda for den side her, den er bare for genial. smile.gif


Ja den er smile.gif !
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Awesome lesson Gus!! Keep up the great work! smile.gif


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Killer lesson, Gus! I am digging it! Thanks! laugh.gif biggrin.gif


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Wow, killer one Gus, you really put some time and effort into it. Respect man smile.gif


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You must have spent an hours to write that down:)

Do I see genuine commitment here?smile.gif


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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Oct 2 2008, 01:13 PM) *
You must have spent an hours to write that down:)

Do I see genuine commitment here?smile.gif

Well, I do like detailed explanations.

But I have to admit I only spent so much time on this, because it was an entry for the competition. tongue.gif

For next lessons I will place explanations directly on video though.

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