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> Carminemarotta's World Of Many Styles
Cosmin Lupu
post Feb 19 2012, 01:59 PM
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Hey Carmine!

Let's see smile.gif where do you see yourself now as a guitarist and musician and where would you like to get to? It's important to set some directions smile.gif and what would you like to be able to play, stylewise? biggrin.gif

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post Feb 19 2012, 02:44 PM
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Wow,
I have my own mentoring thread. Thanks Cosmin.
I have really clear in my mind what I want to achieve from my guitar. I am a "bedroom" player, I will never play on stage, neither anyone will ever listen to me. I want to play with and for myself and I enjoy it. I want to be able to play main riff or part of solo from my favourite guitarists. I know chords, inversion, pentatonic scale ( I really mean scale, not improvising) and right now I am mastering the major scale. I can play lessons here at GMC at the level 3 or 4
My favourite guitarists: (reflect my age 44) in order groups
The Edge, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana.
Keith Ritchards, Andy Summers, Jimi.
George Harrison, Paul Simon.

I know I can folllow one of the many lessons on "play in the style of...." but I guess there is more than just that.
A mentor can really help me.
Can you help in achieve all this?

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post Feb 19 2012, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 19 2012, 01:44 PM) *
Wow,
I have my own mentoring thread. Thanks Cosmin.
I have really clear in my mind what I want to achieve from my guitar. I am a "bedroom" player, I will never play on stage, neither anyone will ever listen to me. I want to play with and for myself and I enjoy it. I want to be able to play main riff or part of solo from my favourite guitarists. I know chords, inversion, pentatonic scale ( I really mean scale, not improvising) and right now I am mastering the major scale. I can play lessons here at GMC at the level 3 or 4
My favourite guitarists: (reflect my age 44) in order groups
The Edge, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana.
Keith Ritchards, Andy Summers, Jimi.
George Harrison, Paul Simon.

I know I can folllow one of the many lessons on "play in the style of...." but I guess there is more than just that.
A mentor can really help me.
Can you help in achieve all this?

Thanks
Carmine



Hey Carmine, yes, I think we can make things happen together smile.gif
My idea is to pick up your favorite lessons and DISECT them wink.gif so that you may understand what and why, rather than the technicallities smile.gif you want to understand how music is made out of what I am figuring out, so this is a good approach.

Now, the question is: are you in?

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post Feb 19 2012, 11:09 PM
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I'm here Cosmin

What about this lesson:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/

If you agree on this (but feel free to choose any other) let me know what I should do.


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post Feb 19 2012, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 19 2012, 10:09 PM) *
I'm here Cosmin

What about this lesson:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/

If you agree on this (but feel free to choose any other) let me know what I should do.


Kindest regards
Carmine


This lesson is absolutely perfect! It shall do wonders for your articulation and control (bending, vibrato) and as far as creativity goes, it's a good one for phrasing ideas. Please take a look at it and tell me what parts look the most difficult to you, ok?


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Thanks.
I will work on it and let you know. Though I will take my time. I will try even to record something and will post here.

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 19 2012, 10:34 PM) *
Thanks.
I will work on it and let you know. Though I will take my time. I will try even to record something and will post here.

Carmine


That would be so awesome man! I mean, it is A LOT more helpful for both of us to have access at your recorded version, so that I may see how you actually play wink.gif

Looking forward to your questions Carmine and of course if there's other things you want to ask, go ahead, we don't have to resume to that one only.

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Cosmin
I will come back to your mentoring tomorrow.

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 21 2012, 10:27 PM) *
Cosmin
I will come back to your mentoring tomorrow.

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Sure Carmine wink.gif I am here when you need me smile.gif


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Cosmin

I took a big decision right now. I decided that GMC will be my main learning tool. I thought this because of your kindness in following students and because there is a lot of information on the site and with a guide will be easier to sort out what is the best to do.
So let's start now. of course i would like to study with you the lesson I am in now, the David Gilmour style. However before that I would like to learn generally rhythm and lead guitar. Lead: shall we start with scales (but not in a boring way)?. Rhythm do not know where to start, I know my chords, i can play barre and so on, as usual is putting things together, and playing "real" music when I start having problem.
What do you think? I will try to post my recording (I am going to post a thread on the main forum regarding this) but with a small problem, with my gear I can not record guitar and backing track at the same moment, will it be fine? Last question, I would like to play some tune from my favourite players. i know for copyright reason we can not post this here, but can you help me? can we decided together what to study?

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 23 2012, 01:13 PM) *
Cosmin

I took a big decision right now. I decided that GMC will be my main learning tool. I thought this because of your kindness in following students and because there is a lot of information on the site and with a guide will be easier to sort out what is the best to do.
So let's start now. of course i would like to study with you the lesson I am in now, the David Gilmour style. However before that I would like to learn generally rhythm and lead guitar. Lead: shall we start with scales (but not in a boring way)?. Rhythm do not know where to start, I know my chords, i can play barre and so on, as usual is putting things together, and playing "real" music when I start having problem.
What do you think? I will try to post my recording (I am going to post a thread on the main forum regarding this) but with a small problem, with my gear I can not record guitar and backing track at the same moment, will it be fine? Last question, I would like to play some tune from my favourite players. i know for copyright reason we can not post this here, but can you help me? can we decided together what to study?

regards and THANKS
Carmine


hey Carmine!

let's tackle things in order:

1) Lead playing - I would recommend two approaches and you would choose whichever you'd like or both, why not?

a. Start off with Ivan's Pentatonic Workshop

b. Start training your ears and hands in the same time smile.gif by learning positions on the neck and singing them while playing them so that your ears will get accustomed to the sound of those scales and you will be able to improvise because you hear those notes in your head already after some time.

2) All of Bear Rose's beginner rhythm lessons are very good for understanding basic rhythm so, I'd suggest we should start with them.

3) We sure can smile.gif if you have a Youtube Account, you can post the videos you have uploaded there. I know people who have done this (maharzan with Guthrie's pieces) and it was no problem. You should ask Bogdan, in order not to break any rule though wink.gif

Let me know what you think mate

all the best

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Cosmin
doing the first lesson, pentatonic workshop. Ivan starts with the 4th box of the famous 5 shapes, based on the A of cAged since the root is on the A string (and two fret higher on the G string). On that box is also very easy "to see" the open Am chord. Do I need to know more theory? Do you suggest to add a tutorial book to the lessons and if yes which one? Last thing: 90 bpm is quite fast for me when playing 16th notes. What is the best thing to do, learn all the patterns and then building speed or follow the lesson and playing the fast runs of the scale before going to the following box?

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 24 2012, 09:53 PM) *
Cosmin
doing the first lesson, pentatonic workshop. Ivan starts with the 4th box of the famous 5 shapes, based on the A of cAged since the root is on the A string (and two fret higher on the G string). On that box is also very easy "to see" the open Am chord. Do I need to know more theory? Do you suggest to add a tutorial book to the lessons and if yes which one? Last thing: 90 bpm is quite fast for me when playing 16th notes. What is the best thing to do, learn all the patterns and then building speed or follow the lesson and playing the fast runs of the scale before going to the following box?

Thanks
Carmine


Hey Carmine smile.gif learning all the patterns very slowly until your finger memory will automatically position your hands in the right places and then building up speed is the best approach man!

It is important to know the CAGED positions - for instance, I have used Guthrie Govan's Book because it tells everything like a nice story - do you know it? The CAGED system is explained in here at GMC as well, but I'll have to look it up and see what's best for ya wink.gif give me till tomorrow morning, k?

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Of course Cosmin. I can wait. It will take time untill I finish my assignment.... What I appreciate is that you suggest me what is best For me
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Cosmin,
regarding Pentatonic Workshop part 1, caged. I can play with no problems the 5 boxes at 90 bpm, 1/8 notes. What should aim now?

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 25 2012, 10:12 PM) *
Cosmin,
regarding Pentatonic Workshop part 1, caged. I can play with no problems the 5 boxes at 90 bpm, 1/8 notes. What should aim now?

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Carmine


Hey Carmine, how about 16th notes? What sort of speed can you achieve in their case? And have you figured out any personal patterns so far? My suggestion would be to come up with some patterns you like (your own invention or borrowed from the great guitarists) and manage to run them up and down the neck like this:

Horizontally on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 see how they build up and make you go through each box - let me know if there is anything unclear here smile.gif
Diagonally - pick a 2 stringed pattern and run it through each box like this: play it on 2 strings then remain on the 2nd string but moving to the next box and so on smile.gif try to land on important chord tones - aim your landing note wink.gif

Check this thread out: Caged System Info it'll help out smile.gif I think there's an abundance of info here, you may find useful

what do you think man?

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the pentatonic, 16th note, I was able to play it at 90bpm

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 27 2012, 09:45 PM) *
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the pentatonic, 16th note, I was able to play it at 90bpm

Carmine


That's very good! but, were you able to play relaxed, or did you feel like a great amount of focus, energy and stamina were needed? It's quite important smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 28 2012, 12:30 PM) *
That's very good! but, were you able to play relaxed, or did you feel like a great amount of focus, energy and stamina were needed? It's quite important smile.gif

Cosmin


I was quite comfortable. I could move on now, I guess, with the lead following Ivan lessons, speed will came with practice. regarding the Bear Rose beginner method, is proving to be quite important, I want to have the basic stuff well in my back of tricks so the lessons are quite useful. of course I did not go through the chords but I started with lesson no 11 or 12 ( strumming and rhythm). I will be busy studying this 2 sets of lessons and will contact you if I need any help. At the moment I need only practice.

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Feb 28 2012, 01:54 PM) *
I was quite comfortable. I could move on now, I guess, with the lead following Ivan lessons, speed will came with practice. regarding the Bear Rose beginner method, is proving to be quite important, I want to have the basic stuff well in my back of tricks so the lessons are quite useful. of course I did not go through the chords but I started with lesson no 11 or 12 ( strumming and rhythm). I will be busy studying this 2 sets of lessons and will contact you if I need any help. At the moment I need only practice.

Thanks a lot
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Good morning Carmine, that sounds very good, let me know when you need me wink.gif I'm also looking forward to see a recording of you playing smile.gif

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