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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!

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Attached File  Jingle_Bells_115.mp3 ( 757.45K ) Number of downloads: 423

Attached File  Winter_wonderland_140.mp3 ( 738.27K ) Number of downloads: 410

Attached File  Holy_night_backing_120.mp3 ( 1.29MB ) Number of downloads: 369




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post Dec 22 2009, 04:41 PM
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Hmm this looks intersesting....

I will see if i can learn one of theese


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post Dec 22 2009, 04:44 PM
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Sounds Cool...We'll see...


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:15 PM
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Backingtrack download links would be helpful for sure;)


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:16 PM
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Lol, the front page links to a different thread wink.gif

Cool competition! I was just learning a different Christmas lesson here xD Marcus O Holy Night tongue.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:17 PM
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Great idea for competition! Everyone should take a bite on this one! smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:34 PM
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awesome! i will be doing the advanced competition!


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:44 PM
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Coooooooool!!!!!!!!


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post Dec 22 2009, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Dec 22 2009, 11:15 AM) *
Backingtrack download links would be helpful for sure;)



Good idea - watch this space!


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post Dec 22 2009, 06:01 PM
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Cool! Thanks Andrew for your kind words! Can't wait for the takes guys! smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 06:01 PM
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awesome guys! and great arrangements Gabe!!! smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 06:19 PM
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This is cool gonna have a go a Winter Wonderland smile.gif


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QUOTE (Bondy @ Dec 22 2009, 06:19 PM) *
This is cool gonna have a go a Winter Wonderland smile.gif

Me2 I think wink.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 06:23 PM
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It will probobly be the intermediate one but i will also try the advanced and see


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post Dec 22 2009, 06:54 PM
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Hi.. can i play the song my on way with the fingers i think work better to me ??? or do i have to do an exact copy of the original lesson (that is hard cause the videos are really slow due to some problem since the site was redisignd)


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post Dec 22 2009, 08:28 PM
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Backing tracks now up!


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post Dec 22 2009, 09:14 PM
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Came to think of something, which I've thought of many times. I can't really come up with a solution though, but what if someone (a student) with the abilities as any of the instructors (some comes close!) went and applied for the easiest of the three?

I'm not sure where I'm aiming with this, and I'm sure each is his own best judge as to what he can play, but could you not just apply for something "beneath" your level and (perhaps) take all the votes with ease?



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post Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 22 2009, 10:14 AM) *
Came to think of something, which I've thought of many times. I can't really come up with a solution though, but what if someone (a student) with the abilities as any of the instructors (some comes close!) went and applied for the easiest of the three?

I'm not sure where I'm aiming with this, and I'm sure each is his own best judge as to what he can play, but could you not just apply for something "beneath" your level and (perhaps) take all the votes with ease?


Perhaps in the future, with the REC program in place, we would have a GMC "rank" and that would help to define what a "fair" challenge would be? anyone entering would be required to have a rank, at least for contests with prizes...?

just a thought about how to work with the "fair issue. wink.gif

Im guessing that the contest is to see who can "learn" or develop the most through the lesson and the contest. Otherwise it is a contest to see who can simply play better than the others... which would leave me out for sure dry.gif



Ohhhh yeah! THanks Andrew and Gabriel! You guys ROCK laugh.gif

I was hoping that some Holiday cheer would come our way. I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and or great holiday season! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 22 2009, 09:14 PM) *
Came to think of something, which I've thought of many times. I can't really come up with a solution though, but what if someone (a student) with the abilities as any of the instructors (some comes close!) went and applied for the easiest of the three?

I'm not sure where I'm aiming with this, and I'm sure each is his own best judge as to what he can play, but could you not just apply for something "beneath" your level and (perhaps) take all the votes with ease?


It's in the rules.... and I dont think anybody here will try to "cheat", we all know pretty well which levels people are at. Take me for instance, I'm just figured out that I'm in between two levels technically-wise, so I dont have any options at all.... sad.gif There is no way that I'm gonna master the advanced in just 9 day's and the intermediate would'nt be fair........

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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM) *
It's in the rules.... and I dont think anybody here will try to "cheat", we all know pretty well which levels people are at. Take me for instance, I'm just figured out that I'm in between two levels technically-wise, so I dont have any options at all.... sad.gif There is no way that I'm gonna master the advanced in just 9 day's and the intermediate would'nt be fair........

//Staffay


I thought this would be votes, I didn't see it was a panel decision for this one. But the question still stands - for monthly competition (if we still have those?).


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