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Andrew Cockburn
post Dec 22 2009, 04:25 PM
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Well we couldn't let Christmas pass without an extra special competition, so here it is ...

The GMC Festive Challenge


You only have 9 days so get to it, here's something to keep you occupied during those seasonal holidays! For those who don't celebrate Christmas, we would love you to take part as well!

We have a great competition for you this time - our very own Gabriel Leopardi has labored mightily under extremely tight deadlines to produce a 3 level lesson of Christmas songs:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/The-Festive-Challenge/

I am sure you will agree that he has done an awesome job, and his arrangements of these popular Christmas songs are absolutely inspiring!

Thanks for your efforts Gabriel, you did an awesome job with this!

The challenge will be for you, dear GMC members to pick a level, learn the song and post your attempt at playing it. Our panel of judges will pick a winner in each category based on playing mechanics and feel.

Each category winner will be the lucky recipient of:


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So, here are the instructions:

1. Pick which level you will be entering
2. Study the lesson carefully
3. When you are ready, upload your take in the uploads thread

That's it! We have a few rules as well:

1. Entries to the competition will be closed in the last minutes of 2009 (EST, GMT-5). Even if the thread remains open, no entries will be considered after this time
2. Keep it real about what level you enter - we will disqualify anyone who picks too low a level in an effort to win!
3. Audio entries will be accepted however video entries are preferred
4. No substitution or cash alternatives for prizes will be offered

So get practicing and may the best guitarists win!

Backing tracks for download:

Attached File  Jingle_Bells_115.mp3 ( 757.45K ) Number of downloads: 422

Attached File  Winter_wonderland_140.mp3 ( 738.27K ) Number of downloads: 409

Attached File  Holy_night_backing_120.mp3 ( 1.29MB ) Number of downloads: 368




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Marc_Maiden
post Dec 23 2009, 01:19 AM
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im doing an advanced level because i know the other ones are wayy to easy for me...even the advanced one isnt as hard as it could be smile.gif


i think the judges know who the lower level and higher level players are, and can based their vote on the ones that put the most effort.


as for the advanced lesson, for that arpeggio part, learn what each arpeggio is and practice it over the backing...i feel like the backing is a tad slower than the gp version, and thus the arpeggio part will be easier over the backing


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post Dec 23 2009, 01:42 AM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 22 2009, 07:19 PM) *
i think the judges know who the lower level and higher level players are, and can based their vote on the ones that put the most effort.



I think Marc just answered your questions right here amongst all of us that know one another. Can you see Smells, I mean Chris Evans, sorry bro... rolleyes.gif busting out with the beginner lesson.. laugh.gif Or me with the advanced one.. unsure.gif we will all know Chris needs a pedal and I have been sleeping with my guitar.. wink.gif


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- Andrew Cockburn   Announcement: The Festive Challenge!   Dec 22 2009, 04:25 PM
- - superize   Hmm this looks intersesting.... I will see if i c...   Dec 22 2009, 04:41 PM
- - Rated Htr   Sounds Cool...We'll see...   Dec 22 2009, 04:44 PM
- - Marek Rojewski   Backingtrack download links would be helpful for s...   Dec 22 2009, 05:15 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Dec 22 2009, 11:1...   Dec 22 2009, 05:46 PM
- - kaznie_NL   Lol, the front page links to a different thread ...   Dec 22 2009, 05:16 PM
- - Bogdan Radovic   Great idea for competition! Everyone should ta...   Dec 22 2009, 05:17 PM
- - Marc_Maiden   awesome! i will be doing the advanced competit...   Dec 22 2009, 05:34 PM
- - maharzan   Coooooooool!!!!!!!...   Dec 22 2009, 05:44 PM
- - Gabriel Leopardi   Cool! Thanks Andrew for your kind words! C...   Dec 22 2009, 06:01 PM
- - Lian Gerbino   awesome guys! and great arrangements Gabe...   Dec 22 2009, 06:01 PM
- - Bondy   This is cool gonna have a go a Winter Wonderland   Dec 22 2009, 06:19 PM
|- - kaznie_NL   QUOTE (Bondy @ Dec 22 2009, 06:19 PM) Thi...   Dec 22 2009, 06:21 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   Backing tracks now up!   Dec 22 2009, 08:28 PM
- - superize   It will probobly be the intermediate one but i wil...   Dec 22 2009, 06:23 PM
- - ruben_mcn   Hi.. can i play the song my on way with the finger...   Dec 22 2009, 06:54 PM
- - Caelumamittendum   Came to think of something, which I've thought...   Dec 22 2009, 09:14 PM
|- - Hammerhead   QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 22 2009, 10...   Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 22 2009, 09...   Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM
||- - Caelumamittendum   QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM) It...   Dec 22 2009, 10:07 PM
|- - kaznie_NL   QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 22 2009, 09...   Dec 23 2009, 05:27 PM
- - Fran   Awesome idea, a Christmas competition! I...   Dec 23 2009, 12:35 AM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 23 2009, 01:19 A...   Dec 23 2009, 01:30 AM
- - rokchik   Awesome competition idea guys and the arrangements...   Dec 23 2009, 02:10 AM
- - Praetorian   Very cool guys! I look forward to seeing ever...   Dec 23 2009, 02:35 AM
- - Alexiaden93   I'm in ! Level 7 OH YEAH !   Dec 23 2009, 03:09 AM
|- - Marc_Maiden   QUOTE (Alexiaden93 @ Dec 22 2009, 06:09 P...   Dec 23 2009, 09:18 AM
|- - Alexiaden93   QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 23 2009, 09:18 A...   Dec 23 2009, 01:25 PM
- - Deleted   A friend asked me: "Can guests join the chall...   Dec 24 2009, 04:58 PM
|- - kaznie_NL   QUOTE (Deleted @ Dec 24 2009, 04:58 PM) A...   Dec 25 2009, 11:41 AM
- - Rik Veldhuizen   Think I'll try the medium one as well. No way ...   Dec 24 2009, 10:03 PM
- - lllusion   Can someone tell me what exactly that metal zone t...   Dec 25 2009, 01:17 AM
- - Marc_Maiden   it allows you to play metal. the circuit bored i...   Dec 25 2009, 01:41 AM
|- - Praetorian   QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 24 2009, 07:41 P...   Dec 25 2009, 01:38 PM
- - ruben_mcn   i´m going to try jingle bells =) (it´s givin som...   Dec 26 2009, 02:06 PM
- - Pedja Simovic   I really like the idea for this challenge, good lu...   Dec 30 2009, 07:54 AM


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