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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 21 2012, 09:50 AM
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Hello Renato! smile.gif the first thing which comes to mind is a very appropriate lesson, done by Sinisa, in which you will deal with chords and shifting chord positions. I am talking about this one: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Acoustic-Arpeggios/

I think it's a good start for the task at hand wink.gif let;s go through this one and then move up on the scale of difficulty smile.gif

what say you?

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post Mar 21 2012, 04:42 PM
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i actually never did much of fingerpicking beside biggrin.gif my first weeks of guitar, when i learned nothing else matters.
so this sounds pretty awesome!

will work on it.


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post Mar 22 2012, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Mar 21 2012, 03:42 PM) *
i actually never did much of fingerpicking beside biggrin.gif my first weeks of guitar, when i learned nothing else matters.
so this sounds pretty awesome!

will work on it.


Perfect wink.gif if you can make a vid, t'would be awesome biggrin.gif


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post Mar 22 2012, 03:24 PM
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roger, just one thing. i don't own an acoustic, is there any kind of problem if i do it on electric?

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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Mar 22 2012, 02:24 PM) *
roger, just one thing. i don't own an acoustic, is there any kind of problem if i do it on electric?


Hey man! No problem at all wink.gif if we use it to discuss in this thread, a clean tone will suffice


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post Mar 27 2012, 05:17 PM
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Io Cosmin, i got the everything, just waiting for the tips of my right hand to fresh up,( since i haven't that many fingerpicking this is quite new to them tongue.gif ).

But before i post, there's also another thing i fix. I notice that sometimes my left hand gets really tense up, while holding the chord and kind mess up when shifting.

Do you got any advice?


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post Mar 27 2012, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Mar 27 2012, 04:17 PM) *
Io Cosmin, i got the everything, just waiting for the tips of my right hand to fresh up,( since i haven't that many fingerpicking this is quite new to them tongue.gif ).

But before i post, there's also another thing i fix. I notice that sometimes my left hand gets really tense up, while holding the chord and kind mess up when shifting.

Do you got any advice?


Yes mate! biggrin.gif practice the left hand separately - by this, I mean just shift through the the chord positions without implying your right hand over the backing track smile.gif the more relaxed you are when doing that, the better you will play when the right hand comes into play wink.gif

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Hello Cosmin!
I was suppost to upload the video 2 days ago, but i hadn' had the guitar with me, BUT here it is. biggrin.gif

While working on this i realize something.
You see, it's been almost 3 years since i started this journey, and i actually had a teacher (awesome guy and player) for the first year, which i stop because i wanted to see Megadeth tongue.gif(worth it).
Thing is, he wanted me to be this kind of "neo-classic shredder", and i say yes, well because mainly at that time it seem fine; but with time i came to realize that....well i wasn't that much neo-classic guy, but more of a Experimental/Ambiet Rock/Punk guy.... i spend too much time learning things that imo i wasn't ready yet...and so i neglected alot of bases; (vibrato, bends, playing calm and relax, ear etc.etc)...i mega regret this.

i don't want to waste anymore time daydreaming of what i could be! but working to actually be it!

So Cosmin-Sensei!! i have away too free time to spend it only in one lesson! So Sensei give me lessons in every aspect (vibrato,AP, bending,Chords, even theory exams if u want to biggrin.gif)! and make me a better guitarist and musician.

PS: This was actually my first time, working serious on fingerpicking. imo still got to work more on the second pattern, i am not really in 100% control with it.

*Gosh i am fire up biggrin.gif*

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Holaa Renatoo! biggrin.gif This looks like a very good take man! Still a little shaky here and there, but it looks like you got the general idea and I think that you can work a bit more just to make it perfect wink.gif

Now let's see - I'd like you to tackle these for the moment being:

- http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey/
- http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Metrics-4/

They will develop two of the most important aspects in guitar playing: riffing (timing and tightness oriented) and vibrato!

Try these first and then we shall go on with bending and some legato and alternate picking wink.gif

what say you mate?

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i will perfect Sinisa's lesson fo sure, really digin' this kind of playing.

About Metal M i don't know if my Sg with 0'9 can handle Drop C tongue.gif i will try; but just in case do you mind if i do it in drop d?


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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Mar 31 2012, 02:05 PM) *
i will perfect Sinisa's lesson fo sure, really digin' this kind of playing.

About Metal M i don't know if my Sg with 0'9 can handle Drop C tongue.gif i will try; but just in case do you mind if i do it in drop d?


Uh oh, forgot to suggest this tongue.gif yes of course you can do it in drop D wink.gif let's rock!


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Today i found on my nemisis ohmy.gif in MM4

Le Barred Riff's. (here's a gp file showing what i am talking about)

how should i train? should i just keep playing the riff over and over? or is there any ancient secret teq?
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Apr 2 2012, 08:46 PM) *
Today i found on my nemisis ohmy.gif in MM4

Le Barred Riff's. (here's a gp file showing what i am talking about)

how should i train? should i just keep playing the riff over and over? or is there any ancient secret teq?


Hey man!

Slowing it down and playing everything in perfect timing and as tight as possible, then gradually pushing up speed would be the ancient secret mate biggrin.gif trust your old sensei biggrin.gif

Cosmin

PS: how are you faring with MM4 so far? biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 3 2012, 03:24 PM) *
Hey man!

Slowing it down and playing everything in perfect timing and as tight as possible, then gradually pushing up speed would be the ancient secret mate biggrin.gif trust your old sensei biggrin.gif

Cosmin

PS: how are you faring with MM4 so far? biggrin.gif



Good! the only problem so far beside my weak fingers for barring such, is the buzz on my guitar due the extreme change on the temp (me thinks that's the reason).gotto fix it dry.gif

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io Cosmin it got even worse.
you see, one month ago i start to notice that the tone in Low E was getting crappier and crappier, now it's really bad xD, guess old age didn't forgive on those little ones.

so my axe is stop for the moment, but we still can do stuff no-axe-needed related, me thinks ..


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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Apr 7 2012, 02:07 AM) *
io Cosmin it got even worse.
you see, one month ago i start to notice that the tone in Low E was getting crappier and crappier, now it's really bad xD, guess old age didn't forgive on those little ones.

so my axe is stop for the moment, but we still can do stuff no-axe-needed related, me thinks ..


Sure mate! biggrin.gif some theory maybe?

Do you know your way around the circle of fifths and can you find good uses for it?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 7 2012, 07:46 AM) *
Sure mate! biggrin.gif some theory maybe?

Do you know your way around the circle of fifths and can you find good uses for it?



yes i know how to use the circle of fifths, but i haven't memorize iit tongue.gif; shall i do it?

about the use:

Well the circle of fifths gives you information regarding identification of perfects 4/5 and also how many sharps/flats you can find in a Key
You have: Major keys on the outside and the Relative minors on the inside.

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well my luck is just awesome, first the strings, now i think i might have some tendinitis issues on my left arm. wacko.gif

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Oh man! What are you feeling? How did you figure this out?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 9 2012, 08:41 AM) *
Oh man! What are you feeling? How did you figure this out?

Cosmin


to be honest i am not sure if it's tendinitis, my father told me that, it probably was :/

Well this going for a few time now; i first start to notice when i had this kind of "beeing stab feel" in my forearm, it didn't really hurt but it was some how uncomfortable;
some times is my elbow, then it goes to wrist :/ and sometimes i don't feel anything at all, like it's all normal.

the pain isn't that big or anything it's quite tolerable, but uncomfortable as hell and i am too scared to make it worse by playing guitar sad.gif.

Anyways Cosmin, i need something to work.... give me something D:!

that doesn't require guitar tongue.gif


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