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> Cem's Rhythm Rampage
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post Mar 5 2012, 02:59 PM
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As I said, these are kinda reflecting my past where I was rushing progress and trying to play at tempos that I can never even get near of. My current focus is AP and rhythm so I'm not really practicing this stuff. I agree that, with some practice with metronome they will be much better.

Although I'm not content with the record I've submitted, I say let's do it cool.gif . I will be updating the tasks regularly anyways so why shouldn't I learn something new along the way?
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post Mar 6 2012, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 5 2012, 01:59 PM) *
As I said, these are kinda reflecting my past where I was rushing progress and trying to play at tempos that I can never even get near of. My current focus is AP and rhythm so I'm not really practicing this stuff. I agree that, with some practice with metronome they will be much better.

Although I'm not content with the record I've submitted, I say let's do it cool.gif . I will be updating the tasks regularly anyways so why shouldn't I learn something new along the way?


Good morning my friend smile.gif good approach I say! Let's see how you would fare with this one:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/metal-...ms-with-octave/

Palm muting and octaves are 2 essential elements in riffing and rhythm playing wink.gif what do you think about this one?

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post Mar 6 2012, 09:45 PM
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Sure thing. Strumming is one of my weaknesses (as I practically never played stuff like that). This should be good.
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post Mar 6 2012, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 6 2012, 08:45 PM) *
Sure thing. Strumming is one of my weaknesses (as I practically never played stuff like that). This should be good.


Awesomeness! Let's rock then!


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post Mar 8 2012, 05:47 PM
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Having a rough week sad.gif. Today I started to study this lesson but my attempts to strum are failing miserably. My arm simply refuses to move. I need to learn how to strum first, preferably on a lesson which specifically dedicated to this matter.
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post Mar 8 2012, 08:22 PM
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Also, my guitar's floyd rose is bit unstable, under this circumstances I can't tune down any of the strings. Let's stick with strumming on a different lesson.
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post Mar 9 2012, 08:55 AM
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Alright, no problemmo mate smile.gif let's see...how about these two?

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...6-funk-basics1/

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...funk-basics-II/

they will get your hands used to strumming and using accents wink.gif

Funk is the basic brick of grooving and rhythm playing - if you master funk, you'll be able to understand almost anything rhythm based on a rhythmic approach smile.gif

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post Mar 9 2012, 10:41 AM
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Oh boy, it seems like we're going to have sooooo much fun sad.gif. It makes me feel like an absolute beginner. That being said, there are so much to be gained here for me. Let's stick on this theme for a while, I liked it.
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 9 2012, 09:41 AM) *
Oh boy, it seems like we're going to have sooooo much fun sad.gif. It makes me feel like an absolute beginner. That being said, there are so much to be gained here for me. Let's stick on this theme for a while, I liked it.


Cool brother! I LOVE FUNKY MUSIC biggrin.gif and would be glad to share some of it with you - it'll help tremendously!


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post Mar 13 2012, 07:03 PM
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Alex just posted a new funky rhythm lesson (talk about timing tongue.gif). Shall we switch to that lesson? That's a well thought out lesson as far as I can say, also the man himself can bless us with his wisdom directly!
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 13 2012, 06:03 PM) *
Alex just posted a new funky rhythm lesson (talk about timing tongue.gif). Shall we switch to that lesson? That's a well thought out lesson as far as I can say, also the man himself can bless us with his wisdom directly!


Sure Cem, I got nothing against it - the lesson is very good so let's go for it wink.gif let me know what sort of stuff you would need help with regarding this one smile.gif

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post Mar 22 2012, 08:07 PM
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I'm having the worst time of this year. I've been trying to get my driver license which only left me fuming in rage(government offices...), I'm out of protein powders (for body building) which practically leaves me without energy, got very little money, and in the end my ears decided everything is going so well for me and broke this whole magic with refusing to hear. Fun, eh?

In general I could've played guitar as much as I would like, in the meantime I'm trying to play funk lesson of alex with no success. Even strumming on one chord properly is a challenge for me. I've got a damn good rhythm ear but that chord is a nasty one to play properly.

Anyways, I want to fork the focus. Let's address my issue of synchronisation. It was so annoying to the point where I even considered quitting guitar. Now I see it as the biggest obstacle enshadowing my ability to make music.
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 22 2012, 07:07 PM) *
I'm having the worst time of this year. I've been trying to get my driver license which only left me fuming in rage(government offices...), I'm out of protein powders (for body building) which practically leaves me without energy, got very little money, and in the end my ears decided everything is going so well for me and broke this whole magic with refusing to hear. Fun, eh?

In general I could've played guitar as much as I would like, in the meantime I'm trying to play funk lesson of alex with no success. Even strumming on one chord properly is a challenge for me. I've got a damn good rhythm ear but that chord is a nasty one to play properly.

Anyways, I want to fork the focus. Let's address my issue of synchronisation. It was so annoying to the point where I even considered quitting guitar. Now I see it as the biggest obstacle enshadowing my ability to make music.


Mate, I am really sorry to hear all this sad.gif now, the idea is that if you want to start properly with strumming, we should consider tackling Bear Rose's Beginner Lessons - they are packed with strumming goodness wink.gif take a look and pick one which you would like to start with, please smile.gif

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/be...0rose%20chords/

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post Mar 25 2012, 08:42 PM
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Hey man, I checked it out. At first I was like "meh" but I actually struggled to play it at first. After 3 hours of strumming I can play this stuff properly. That being said, we don't need to shift our focus on these lessons, I can easily spot my errors on my own.

Also I talked about synchronisation on my last post, which you seem to missed tongue.gif . The thing is, this august I'll be on my way to poland and will stay there for a year, when I get there I want to be able to rock the hell out of that country ph34r.gif . Sync is the biggest problem I have related to my guitar skills, while it is there I don't think I'll ever be content with myself. The stuff I want to tackle is something requires intense alternate picking in clean tone. If I can nail some of these stuff, that'll be it.

And, thanks for all of your help man, you are the best smile.gif .
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post Mar 25 2012, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 25 2012, 07:42 PM) *
Hey man, I checked it out. At first I was like "meh" but I actually struggled to play it at first. After 3 hours of strumming I can play this stuff properly. That being said, we don't need to shift our focus on these lessons, I can easily spot my errors on my own.

Also I talked about synchronisation on my last post, which you seem to missed tongue.gif . The thing is, this august I'll be on my way to poland and will stay there for a year, when I get there I want to be able to rock the hell out of that country ph34r.gif . Sync is the biggest problem I have related to my guitar skills, while it is there I don't think I'll ever be content with myself. The stuff I want to tackle is something requires intense alternate picking in clean tone. If I can nail some of these stuff, that'll be it.

And, thanks for all of your help man, you are the best smile.gif .



Hey Cem! I feel honored to know I can help and happy that you are improving! Hmmm, sync you say - http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nchronisation1/ biggrin.gif mate I just discovered a series of lessons, treating this idea. The first one has two notes per string which in my opinion is pretty important to master smile.gif

What do you think?

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Sitrep:

Been derping around with Bear Rose's beginner series. Rhythm is going on but still I can't get that groovy feeling. This whole chord-slamming is alien to me, It seems it will take longer than I thought.

About synchronisation; I have been doing stuff like the lesson you posted, those patterns aren't much of a deal for me. The sync series is kinda interesting, I will post a record featuring one of these lessons to further clarification

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hey Cem! Give yourself sometime regarding the groove my friend! smile.gif It will come to you, trust me wink.gif just keep on practicing it and you will start FEELING it, which will make that difference smile.gif

Let's see the vid mate, sure! I'll set you up further on after seeing your progress biggrin.gif

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post Apr 23 2012, 10:21 PM
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I took some recordings . Take a look.

http://youtu.be/AzdEHE-58LQ // Funky stuff.
http://youtu.be/lIuxbBqMDNI // Random strumming.
http://youtu.be/WQx97o2rx_k // Syncronisation stuff similar to what you've recommended.

I'd like to hear from you first before making any kind of decision. What do you think?
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post Apr 25 2012, 10:09 AM
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Ahoy Cem!

Let's take things one at a time wink.gif

- the funky take - it's good, but it can be tighter once you get used to mute the strings with your left hand wink.gif that dry rhythmic sound (like 'chaka chaka chaka chaka') is coming from being able to mute the strings with your left hand.

Check out players such as Nuno Betterncourt and John Frusciante wink.gif they are good examples smile.gif

- the strumming - it has good timing but, the tone should be a bit cleaner for this type of playing and a bit more consistent. Once you clean up the tone, consistency will follow, due to the fact that you won't be hitting the strings lighter because of trying to avoid unwanted sounds

- the AP runs - you are using a combination between AP and economy picking, right? Nothing wrong with that, if you want to develop your style in that direction. The take seems to be ok, as an ensemble, although a bit more practice could bring better results.

Have you considered using AP only?

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Hey man, thanks for the feedback.

To be honest I don't know what exactly economy picking is. It is said that the faster player is simply the one whose hand movement is minimal around the strings-frets and I am following that lemma. In other words; I manage my picking hand movement (I am lefty by the way so you should use picking-fretting hand notation to avoid confusion)in a way that its movement is minimal when skipping strings. Can you clarify what did you mean by "AP only"?

About strummy stuff, I have nothing to say. It has been a frustrating task for me, even when I had a surplus of time to practice I barely managed to come up with something decent. If its okay with you I don't want to focus on these anymore, It is apparent that I just need more time to improve so there is no need for that.
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