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post Feb 15 2012, 09:22 AM
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Hey man! This is the place where all the good things happen biggrin.gif

Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your level as a player, your goals, gear and musical preferences so we can have a good start smile.gif

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post Feb 15 2012, 01:42 PM
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Hey bud!

Thanks for taking me on.

I'll get started then, I started playing when I was about 16 (I'm 23 now) and I only play occasionally, I have never really sat down to practise properly, but I really need to. I would say my technique wildy beats my knowledge, and I think I'm about a 4/5 maybe on the lesson skill level.

I own a few Gibson Les Paul standards, run them through either my Blackstar Artisian 100 H, or the Marshall AFD 100 ( Modded JCM 800 head pretty much) - tone and clarity is a big thing for me, I do rather like your voice of your guitar lesson.

My weakest point as I stated is knowledge, and therefore improvisation.

I have no idea where to start when it comes to scales and chord progressions, how to phrase over things, write riffs etc I just seem to be playing the same things over and over.

My main influences come from these kinds of guitarists - Slash, Joe Perry, David Gilmour, Angus Young etc.

Do you think you will be able to help me get over my hurdle of not practising and learning enough? I have such a long long way to go.
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post Feb 15 2012, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Feb 15 2012, 12:42 PM) *
Hey bud!

Thanks for taking me on.

I'll get started then, I started playing when I was about 16 (I'm 23 now) and I only play occasionally, I have never really sat down to practise properly, but I really need to. I would say my technique wildy beats my knowledge, and I think I'm about a 4/5 maybe on the lesson skill level.

I own a few Gibson Les Paul standards, run them through either my Blackstar Artisian 100 H, or the Marshall AFD 100 ( Modded JCM 800 head pretty much) - tone and clarity is a big thing for me, I do rather like your voice of your guitar lesson.

My weakest point as I stated is knowledge, and therefore improvisation.

I have no idea where to start when it comes to scales and chord progressions, how to phrase over things, write riffs etc I just seem to be playing the same things over and over.

My main influences come from these kinds of guitarists - Slash, Joe Perry, David Gilmour, Angus Young etc.



Do you think you will be able to help me get over my hurdle of not practising and learning enough? I have such a long long way to go.


Hey there mate smile.gif Nothing, but absolutely nothing is unachievable, so I'm sure we can make things happen smile.gif

Would you be up for learning and recording around one lesson/ week? My suggestion would be, tackle a lesson and grasp all it's goodness - theory, interpretation and technique wise. Record it and post it in the REC section. My plan would be to have ALL of you guys here become A class students wink.gif

What say you?

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Alright then, that sounds cool.

Want to find me a lesson I should start with?

If you want to hear/see me play a little bit, I did a colab with a friend from work - www.youtube.com/Divscyren any guitar you hear on there is me.

When it comes to recording, I need to buy some new recording gear, so I can record straight onto my PC and film myself playing, do you know of any good bits of equipment/software that would help with that?

Thanks Cosmin
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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Feb 16 2012, 09:10 AM) *
Alright then, that sounds cool.

Want to find me a lesson I should start with?

If you want to hear/see me play a little bit, I did a colab with a friend from work - www.youtube.com/Divscyren any guitar you hear on there is me.

When it comes to recording, I need to buy some new recording gear, so I can record straight onto my PC and film myself playing, do you know of any good bits of equipment/software that would help with that?

Thanks Cosmin


No problemmo mate! Check this out:

- for filming, you can use a webcame - for instance, I have the Microsoft Lifecam HD 3000 which I am suing for the video chat and I think you can do a good thing with it.

- for audio recording, I have a good recommendation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...p;v=18Kh2LB7K_E

Just listened to the takes biggrin.gif and I think the stuff there is good enough to get you started with level 3 stuff already smile.gif what would you like, lead or rhythm oriented stuff to start with? smile.gif


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Well, if we start with rhythm one then move onto lead, that would be cool?

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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Feb 16 2012, 10:01 AM) *
Well, if we start with rhythm one then move onto lead, that would be cool?


Perfect mate, let's say this one smile.gif

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...c-metal-rhythm/

It is fairly easy to tackle and it should give you a nice sense of accomplishment once you have it blazing wink.gif What say you? If you like it, I would suggest focusing on achieving a full rich sound with your hands and a tight and good timed interpretation!


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Hello there smile.gif I was curious if everything is going ok with the lesson I suggested or if you have any questions? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 27 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Hello there smile.gif I was curious if everything is going ok with the lesson I suggested or if you have any questions? smile.gif



Hey matey!

I started picking it up, the parts that get me off guard are the fast palm muted single notes into the power chords, I've never been spectacular at them.

I haven't played it in the last week though, been doing 10 hour shifts everyday, trying to save money for when I go to Uni (If I get in) and then I do a few hours at the gym too.

Excuses, excuses I hear you scream!

I want to nail it before I record the sound and video for it too.

Hope you are well man, thought I'd let you know I haven't forgotten.
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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Feb 28 2012, 07:42 PM) *
Hey matey!

I started picking it up, the parts that get me off guard are the fast palm muted single notes into the power chords, I've never been spectacular at them.

I haven't played it in the last week though, been doing 10 hour shifts everyday, trying to save money for when I go to Uni (If I get in) and then I do a few hours at the gym too.

Excuses, excuses I hear you scream!

I want to nail it before I record the sound and video for it too.

Hope you are well man, thought I'd let you know I haven't forgotten.


Hey there! No sweat man, take your time smile.gif if you have questions, let me know - looking forward to see your take wink.gif What University are you aiming for, if I might ask of course?


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Hey hey Cosmin,

I'm going to be applying for a Bio-medical Science course - I have my application and personal statements to fill out, and then a test next week.

As for the lesson - I still can't get the faster part down perfectly, even though its a couple of seconds long it is the change in tempo in my right hand that throws me off. I'm glad you picked this lesson for me as well as other people as it is one of my weaker points.

Thought I would provide you with an update and let you know that I have not forgotten smile.gif
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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Mar 15 2012, 07:57 PM) *
Hey hey Cosmin,

I'm going to be applying for a Bio-medical Science course - I have my application and personal statements to fill out, and then a test next week.

As for the lesson - I still can't get the faster part down perfectly, even though its a couple of seconds long it is the change in tempo in my right hand that throws me off. I'm glad you picked this lesson for me as well as other people as it is one of my weaker points.

Thought I would provide you with an update and let you know that I have not forgotten smile.gif


Hey mate - I wish you all the luck for your test wink.gif I was thinking that in order to avoid growing bored of that lesson, you could tackle another in parallel, maybe an easier one which you like very much? biggrin.gif Do you have any favorite one you would like to learn?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 16 2012, 09:43 AM) *
Hey mate - I wish you all the luck for your test wink.gif I was thinking that in order to avoid growing bored of that lesson, you could tackle another in parallel, maybe an easier one which you like very much? biggrin.gif Do you have any favorite one you would like to learn?


I don't get chance to play very often so I doubt i'll get bored of it.

If you want to find me a lead one to do as well though that would be great.

Thanks!
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QUOTE (holywaltz @ Mar 19 2012, 10:15 PM) *
I don't get chance to play very often so I doubt i'll get bored of it.

If you want to find me a lead one to do as well though that would be great.

Thanks!


Sure mate, let's see, I picked out an easier one this time - the feeling of accomplishment feels like nothing else so, I think this one will be a bit easier to tackle wink.gif

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neocla..._for_beginners/

Let me know if there is anything you need help with, k? I chose it because it will help you work out your vibrato and long notes! Give it a try man!

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