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Olivier777
post Dec 12 2011, 09:15 PM
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Hi GMC,

My name is Olivier from France and I am 35 years old, I subscribed to GMC about 1 year ago, I've been meaning to introduce myself for a long time now... I think the main reason I didn't do it earlier is simply because for a newbie like me it can be very intimidating to talk to awesome musicians like you guys ! biggrin.gif Yes I am talking about YOU who is reading this right now !

My story is I think quite common I started learning guitar by myself about 2 years ago by learning bits and pieces of various songs from famous band such as Metallica/red hot chili peppers/Led Zeppelin... Because at some point I felt that I needed guidance to move forward in my training I tryed to find a guitar teacher around where I live but there was none available. At that time I didn't even know what alternate picking was and I felt like going nowhere with my training so at that time something terrible happened to me : I got bored of playing guitar sad.gif

about two weeks later I had the best idea ever : I typed in "guitar lesson" within google and that's how I found you guys ! biggrin.gif
Since that day I've made significant progress in many areas, learned many techniques and am still learning something new everyday. My ultimate goal is to be able to express my musical ideas with my guitar (but I guess that might be quite obvious to everybody here) That's why I feel today that I owe you guys an apology for being so shy for so long and also a huge THANK YOU for getting me addicted to guitar playing like never before, for that I am very grateful. smile.gif

I am interested in Metal/Blues/Neoclassical and traditionnal music from around the world (especially in a metal context hehe), thought I feel I could enjoy learning about any style here. My webcam and podgx are ready so maybe someday I'll be daring to attend to rec program...We'll see smile.gif

Here is a non exaustive list of a few lessons I've been working on so far and some that I am still working on :

Pentatonic Workshop series by Ivan Milenkovic, a really good way to start !

Doom Metal For Beginners By Lian Gerbino because power chords rules.

Metallica "One" First Solo by Zsolt Galambos, a "must learn" biggrin.gif

Neoclassical Etude in Am by Marcus Lavendell, a great lesson for practicing alternate picking, I can almost play it at 100bpm yay!

E minor melodic solo By Muris Varajic (can play it almost well, still need some work on the fast lick at 0:34 thought...)

In the Style of Black Sabbath By Marcus Siepen, the change of tempo in this one was quite challenging and not as easy as it seems... loved it smile.gif

Mojo Oro part 1 by Muris Varajic at 85bpm

Dick Dale Style Surf Rock by Adrian Figallo gave me a chance to practice fast picking, and just sounds sooo cool smile.gif

Oriental Shred Lesson by Muris Varajic because I love oriental music, which I can err..um not play so well with current backtracks so I play it around 80bpm.
and at the moment I am working on Metal Soloing Eastern Style from Lale Nikic, I need to make those legato licks sounds good, and also this week I am focusing on Ivan's pentatonic exercices we've been covering yesterday during chat session. I practice about one to two hours/day, often more during week end.

The next lesson I will work on will be... um that's always a hard choice to make here ! I have a lifetime of learning materials here and GMC got me subscribed for life !

See you around !
Olivier

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post Dec 12 2011, 09:44 PM
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Wow, what an awesome intro Olivier, you are working on some serious lessons there!
Here's my "late" welcome to your "late" intro! laugh.gif

Have fun! cool.gif


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Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 12 2011, 10:04 PM
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Amazing introduction Oliver! smile.gif
One thing caught me "ear" : "My webcam and podgx are ready so maybe someday"
Did I hear you say SUNday? smile.gif I think it would be awesome if you could record a REC take soon, any lesson will do of any difficulty.
Recording is a very good way to move forward and to keep track of progress.

It seems that you are on the right path and thank YOU, for making this place special with a motivating story like this! smile.gif

p.s. I'm off to practice now too! hehe smile.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 12 2011, 10:15 PM
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Excellent introduction man, such a nice things you wrote, and gave recommendations for others. Keep on rocking, and check out the chat next Sunday too, we are starting with blues improvising course! smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2011, 10:57 PM
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Great intro indeed , you have good program list ,keep practicing Oliver !


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post Dec 13 2011, 12:12 AM
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Welcome to GMC! I also was a member for about two years before I started to post on the forums, and I have to say that my enjoyment and learning experience at GMC has went up at least 150% biggrin.gif The forums are great! Hope you enjoy your time here!


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Olivier777
post Dec 13 2011, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for your warm welcome guys !
@Bogdan : OK I'll accept the challenge and I'll post a take before sunday smile.gif
@Ivan: You can count me in !
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post Dec 13 2011, 11:17 AM
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Olivier! Welcome to GMC! I liked reading your introduction and I speak a little bit of French smile.gif so feel free to ask us anything you wish to know! We are all hosting videochat sessions almost daily! Check out the schedule on the homepage for a clear overview on things smile.gif My video chat session is usually held each Thursday, but this week it'll be on Sunday evening at 8 Pm London time! Drop by if you'd like!


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post Dec 13 2011, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE (Olivier777 @ Dec 13 2011, 08:37 AM) *
@Bogdan : OK I'll accept the challenge and I'll post a take before sunday smile.gif


Awesome! smile.gif
Its ON! smile.gif


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post Dec 13 2011, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to GMC, Olivier!


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post Dec 13 2011, 12:18 PM
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Hi Olivier and welcome to the forums !! smile.gif

Really pleased that you have taken the step to get involved in the community.. as casinostrat says, it will make the whole GMC experience even more rewarding and helpful to you and your guitar playing smile.gif

Great choice in lessons too cool.gif


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post Dec 13 2011, 04:19 PM
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Hi Olivier! That's a great introduction!! Welcome to the community! smile.gif

This post has been edited by Gabriel Leopardi: Dec 13 2011, 04:26 PM


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