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post Apr 12 2012, 02:23 PM
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I just checked the chords progression. With part 1 do you mean the video 2 (the 1 is a spoken video)?
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post Apr 12 2012, 09:22 PM
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Cosmin
reading the tab of the AC/DC lesson, let's say in bar 5, but it repeats until bar19, the G chords (or the cool.gif should sound longer (on the and of 3 and on 4) than the A (or the E) chord (just on the and of 4). However listening to the performance I get the impression that the second is longer than the first chord. Maybe I am wrong but can you check?

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post Apr 13 2012, 08:30 AM
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On the above I wrote B but the emoticon appeared. Sorry
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hey Carmine, I was referring to the first part of the lesson, not the speech smile.gif I'll give you a hint biggrin.gif the recording is what matters wink.gif ALWAYS. use the tab as a map, but use your ears mostly.

We are talking about the first part of the lesson, right? The E and A chords are longer in duration than the G and B chords. Try to tap your foot when playing, it'll offer a very good rhythmic support smile.gif

Let's try and record each part separately smile.gif what do you think?

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post Apr 13 2012, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Cosmin,
when ready will post here the first part

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Perfect mate! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 13 2012, 10:37 PM
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Cosmin
can you start giving me some tips on how to play in time with a backing track? Is there any lessons here at GMC to tackle just this issue?

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hey Carmine! Playing in time is an ability which is developed in time. I for one, had a lot of trouble playing in time when I was in my teens - 13-14 years of age, as I never took the time to understand rhythm or practice diligently. In time, I started listening to rhythms, breaking them up in pieces and most of all understanding drumming smile.gif writing drums REALLY made the difference.

Now before starting to write drums, you should try to understand the pieces of music you are learning - by applying the art of listening. Here's some tips:

- Listen to a piece of music and count the beats while listening.
- Break the piece into parts
- Each part has its rhythmic details in the drums and bass track which you need to focus on and keep in mind so that you can corelate with your movements when you play smile.gif
- Try tapping your foot when you're playing - it'll take a while to get used to, but it'll bring tremendous benefits smile.gif

Let's try and apply these concepts in the first part of the AC/DC lesson smile.gif let's see, what would be the details which you are going to work with from the backing track?


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Hi Cosmin.
First of all I wish you a good week.

Regarding the Ac Dc lesson. The first part has just the drum going on and I think the G and the B are on the off beat.

As you may have seen I posted few video in the rec with the lead beginner lessons. I should play that lessons better but how do you suggest to proceed? Keep playing them untill I master or have a break, learning something else and then going back to them?

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Hey Carmine, thank you man!

You know, usually until you grow your skills a little more, you could focus on one direction to get things done easier and faster smile.gif for instance, if you could cover some more of these beginner rhythm lessons, your progress will reflect later on in your lead playing. You will have a better sense on playing leads in time and understanding the way the rhythmic subdivisions are working wink.gif

Be persistent in your journey, Carmine, as you have seen, progress is coming, slowly but SURE FOOTED!

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Cosmin

so i went back to the Bear Rose's pentatonic beginner lesson.

Here my take:


Hope the timing is better. Please let me know, when you have time.

Thanks in advance.
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hey Carmine, it is DEFINITELY better, almost perfect I'd say - it needs a bit more flow, but that will come with thime smile.gif out of what I am hearing you have recorded against the lesson where bear is playing too, right? If I am right, I say this is a good exercise and you did very well man!

I think that you can start working on another one and try a take of this one a bit later when you are feeling more confident and that flow will appear too smile.gif Do we have a deal?

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Tranks a lot Cosmin,
Yes, usually I play against the lesson, not the backing track, since my long term aim is to play along my favourite tunes. I am going to study the Ac dc lesson and there is another Bear Rose lead on minor scale, unless you suggest something else.

Did you have any chance to see my second take on the bending lesson on the rec?

Thanks a lot and have a great day
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Hey Carmine, for now it's ok! 2 ongoing lessons are quite enough, so let's focus on those wink.gif

Keep up the good work and keep practicing man! Just graded ya tongue.gif

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post Apr 18 2012, 09:33 PM
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Cosmin
this is my first take of the first part of the easy AC DC lesson. Lack of fluidity is something I noticed. A lot of room to improve, please explain me, if you can, how. I could not play the first E chord. Thanks a lot in advance. have a good night
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Hey Carmine! Your rhythm seems solid and tight, the only issue is that you are having A TINY bit of latency when striking the chords.

The only way to deal with this, is to understand the timing a bit better - tapping your foot to the ground will always let you know when to strike the chords and it will provide a steady internal clock wink.gif

I think counting out loud while playing would be a little difficult? (tried it myself just now)

let me know how it goes

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Cosmin
thanks a lot. it seems that the take is better of what I thought, good to know. What do you mean with "a tiny bit of latency"? Was I a bit late on some beats?

Once again thanks a lot.
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Cosmin
I had a look at the beginner solo lesson (http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginners-Corner-20-Beginner-Solo/)
I recorded myself, will be very nice to have your comments. By the way. Once I master the lesson I would like to take a recording for the REC, but will it be fine to post in the REC section something not perfect like this one?

Thanks in advance, have a good reaming of the day.


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Cosmin
thanks a lot. it seems that the take is better of what I thought, good to know. What do you mean with "a tiny bit of latency"? Was I a bit late on some beats?

Once again thanks a lot.
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Hey Carmine, yes, a bit late, but a VERY SMALL BIT biggrin.gif a little more focus will get things done wink.gif

Regarding the take, you can post anything in the REC section - you will get feedback from all of us and you will be able to focus on the things which need more attention. The purpose of the REC section is to evolve, based on the observation of people with more experience, which is always a good thing smile.gif

The take is ok - I would work a bit more on the bends and the overall flow of the piece - I see you are starting to bend with the wrist, but it's not entirely there wink.gif focus on this and you will get a better take for certain smile.gif

Let me know if there's anything else I can assist with wink.gif

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thanks Cosmin.

have a great day and a great week end.

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