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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 4 2012, 01:15 PM
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Hey mate biggrin.gif this is your personal mentoring thread wink.gif write a few lines on your current knowledge (music theory and guitar wise) and your personal goals so we can start focused wink.gif

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post Mar 4 2012, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 4 2012, 01:15 PM) *
Hey mate biggrin.gif this is your personal mentoring thread wink.gif write a few lines on your current knowledge (music theory and guitar wise) and your personal goals so we can start focused wink.gif

thank you

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Yeah,cool.

I started playing guitar 4 months ago , nearly from scratch. I played bass guitar a few years earlier, but I had a relative long break and I also played fingerstyle , so picking was new for me. I know some basic patterns ( minor scales and pentatonics), but music theory in general is "unexplored territory" for me wink.gif .
I did some lessons on diificulty 1 and 2 till now, at the moment im focussing on the lessons "Inside/Outside picking" from Ben Higgins and " Easy AC/DC" from Adrian Figallo.
My music taste: Mainly I am child of the 90s ( 35 years old), AC/DC was my first favourite band ( I guess I was 12-13years old) , later Thrash and Death metal bands became my favs, but I was always open for alternative sounds. Faith no more,Rage against the machine and the whole crossover stuff was great. Later, bands from with this style were called new metal, but who gives a shit? laugh.gif I liked them . Limp Bizkit,Papa roach,Slipknot , System of a down and so on. My favourite band of all time is machine head because I think they combine metal trademarks without sounding "retro". "Burn my eyes" is still one of my favourit records and in my opinion it has a timeless sound.
So , my goals... hm, what can I say?
When I started playing guitar, I thought: " Ok, lets do this AC/DC stuff the first 2 months and after that Metallica is on my list." Well, that "AC/DC stuff" is still on my list (seemed a little bit more tricky than I thought laugh.gif) but I guess my goal is still to become a thrash metal guitar beast like Kerry King wink.gif ..... ok , this will stay a dream I guess, since I have not the time to practice 15 hours a day.
I try to practice one hour a day, but often I fell tired after work and I reduce it to half an hour sometimes less.So what is a realistic goal? I guess maybe that I can do lessons of difficulty 5 in a year, but maybe it is too optimistic. Let´s see.

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post Mar 4 2012, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 4 2012, 09:20 PM) *
Yeah,cool.

I started playing guitar 4 months ago , nearly from scratch. I played bass guitar a few years earlier, but I had a relative long break and I also played fingerstyle , so picking was new for me. I know some basic patterns ( minor scales and pentatonics), but music theory in general is "unexplored territory" for me wink.gif .
I did some lessons on diificulty 1 and 2 till now, at the moment im focussing on the lessons "Inside/Outside picking" from Ben Higgins and " Easy AC/DC" from Adrian Figallo.
My music taste: Mainly I am child of the 90s ( 35 years old), AC/DC was my first favourite band ( I guess I was 12-13years old) , later Thrash and Death metal bands became my favs, but I was always open for alternative sounds. Faith no more,Rage against the machine and the whole crossover stuff was great. Later, bands from with this style were called new metal, but who gives a shit? laugh.gif I liked them . Limp Bizkit,Papa roach,Slipknot , System of a down and so on. My favourite band of all time is machine head because I think they combine metal trademarks without sounding "retro". "Burn my eyes" is still one of my favourit records and in my opinion it has a timeless sound.
So , my goals... hm, what can I say?
When I started playing guitar, I thought: " Ok, lets do this AC/DC stuff the first 2 months and after that Metallica is on my list." Well, that "AC/DC stuff" is still on my list (seemed a little bit more tricky than I thought laugh.gif) but I guess my goal is still to become a thrash metal guitar beast like Kerry King wink.gif ..... ok , this will stay a dream I guess, since I have not the time to practice 15 hours a day.
I try to practice one hour a day, but often I fell tired after work and I reduce it to half an hour sometimes less.So what is a realistic goal? I guess maybe that I can do lessons of difficulty 5 in a year, but maybe it is too optimistic. Let´s see.

Greetings

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hey mate! one hour per day will do wink.gif when we have limited time we learn to use it better smile.gif out of what I am deducting, my suggestion would be to focus on rhythm and theory - all the bands you have mentioned have VERY strong rhythmic approaches wink.gif

How does that sound so far?

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post Mar 5 2012, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 4 2012, 11:02 PM) *
hey mate! one hour per day will do wink.gif when we have limited time we learn to use it better smile.gif out of what I am deducting, my suggestion would be to focus on rhythm and theory - all the bands you have mentioned have VERY strong rhythmic approaches wink.gif

How does that sound so far?

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Sounds good to me.
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 5 2012, 12:22 AM) *
Sounds good to me.


Which lesson would you recommend first? Should I do the Easy AC/DC first? Seems to me a good foundation for rythm focussed guitar playing ...
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 5 2012, 09:15 PM) *
Which lesson would you recommend first? Should I do the Easy AC/DC first? Seems to me a good foundation for rythm focussed guitar playing ...


Good morning man - yes, I do believe it would be a fine choice, so let's go with it wink.gif let me know what sort of troubles you might have with this one, k?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 6 2012, 09:48 AM) *
Good morning man - yes, I do believe it would be a fine choice, so let's go with it wink.gif let me know what sort of troubles you might have with this one, k?


Yeah, I think I can do this one till end of the week and post a REC take. Little trouble with grabbing the chords clean, but I think practice will do this.
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 6 2012, 02:03 PM) *
Yeah, I think I can do this one till end of the week and post a REC take. Little trouble with grabbing the chords clean, but I think practice will do this.


Looking forward to your take my friend smile.gif don't shy away from asking things on the way smile.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 6 2012, 09:38 PM) *
Looking forward to your take my friend smile.gif don't shy away from asking things on the way smile.gif


Yeah, I do, thank you.

So, when I am doing my daily 1 hour "practice routine" , I start with warming up 5 minutes, after that I play scales and technical things for about 15 minutes. Than I play some songs/lessons , which I already mastered for 15 - 20 minutes and the rest of the time I practice new lessons (1-2 maximum). Does this make sense or would you cut time from any section and expand it to another?
I am thinking about doing a "guitar day" once every 2 weeks (since my normal "working rythm" is 10 days work - 4 days leisure time) but I really don´t know how to structure the time ( 8 - 10 hours) : Do you have ideas for this?

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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 7 2012, 04:10 PM) *
Yeah, I do, thank you.

So, when I am doing my daily 1 hour "practice routine" , I start with warming up 5 minutes, after that I play scales and technical things for about 15 minutes. Than I play some songs/lessons , which I already mastered for 15 - 20 minutes and the rest of the time I practice new lessons (1-2 maximum). Does this make sense or would you cut time from any section and expand it to another?
I am thinking about doing a "guitar day" once every 2 weeks (since my normal "working rythm" is 10 days work - 4 days leisure time) but I really don´t know how to structure the time ( 8 - 10 hours) : Do you have ideas for this?


Hey mate, I think the hourly program is good so far, but you should stick to only new lesson each day, until you nail it. Focusing on smaller tasks will get them done wink.gif

Now, I'd say t'would be better to play 3-4 hrs each day in those 4 free ones, rather than playing 10 hrs in one day smile.gif the secret lies in being constant, not in punishing yourself away in one day and not playing for 10 days afterwards.

in 3 hrs of practice a day, you can involve ear training and rhythmic training - I will be presenting a very cool exercise this evening at the v-chat if you wish to attend (8PM London time) and phrasing if you'd like.

No what I'd suggest, is me making up a list of rhythm oriented lessons which you can tackle one by one wink.gif how does that sound - will you be up for mastering 3-4 of them a month? Or is it too much?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 8 2012, 11:39 AM) *
Hey mate, I think the hourly program is good so far, but you should stick to only new lesson each day, until you nail it. Focusing on smaller tasks will get them done wink.gif

Now, I'd say t'would be better to play 3-4 hrs each day in those 4 free ones, rather than playing 10 hrs in one day smile.gif the secret lies in being constant, not in punishing yourself away in one day and not playing for 10 days afterwards.

in 3 hrs of practice a day, you can involve ear training and rhythmic training - I will be presenting a very cool exercise this evening at the v-chat if you wish to attend (8PM London time) and phrasing if you'd like.

No what I'd suggest, is me making up a list of rhythm oriented lessons which you can tackle one by one wink.gif how does that sound - will you be up for mastering 3-4 of them a month? Or is it too much?

let me know

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Yeah, I think that sounds better. 3-4 lessons is absolutely possible. Looking forward to the list :=)
Thanks for your help and see you tonight wink.gif

Greetz Carsten
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 8 2012, 12:00 PM) *
Yeah, I think that sounds better. 3-4 lessons is absolutely possible. Looking forward to the list :=)
Thanks for your help and see you tonight wink.gif

Greetz Carsten


I have a question about the AC DC lesson ... when i am striking the D chord I used to grab with index and ring finger the second frets on G and high E string , but in the video Adrian uses his index to cover both frets ... what is the technical "better" play? Or is it matter of personal taste? Greetz
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 8 2012, 03:47 PM) *
I have a question about the AC DC lesson ... when i am striking the D chord I used to grab with index and ring finger the second frets on G and high E string , but in the video Adrian uses his index to cover both frets ... what is the technical "better" play? Or is it matter of personal taste? Greetz


Hey man, good morning smile.gif as I see it, you have to pick the one version which works for you wink.gif it's your hands and you should feel what is easier and in the same time provides the desired result biggrin.gif let me know how it goes, k?

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Hi, short update: I am not happy with my "actual version" of the AC/DC lesson, so I keep practicing it this week... maybe I can upload a decent take this weekend. Greetz Marfol
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 12 2012, 09:26 PM) *
Hi, short update: I am not happy with my "actual version" of the AC/DC lesson, so I keep practicing it this week... maybe I can upload a decent take this weekend. Greetz Marfol


Hey man! No problemmo, I'd rather have you go slower than rush things and not get the best of results smile.gif each in his own time and speed smile.gif if there's anything, I am here!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 13 2012, 09:45 AM) *
Hey man! No problemmo, I'd rather have you go slower than rush things and not get the best of results smile.gif each in his own time and speed smile.gif if there's anything, I am here!

Cosmin


Hey. man .... my job owned me lately... so practicetime suffered a little bit, but soon I am going to finish the ACDC lesson... biggest problem for me are the bends in this lesson or better the correct "pitch" (don´t know if this is the right english term for it, I mean to "hit" the right note)....
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QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 19 2012, 02:02 PM) *
Hey. man .... my job owned me lately... so practicetime suffered a little bit, but soon I am going to finish the ACDC lesson... biggest problem for me are the bends in this lesson or better the correct "pitch" (don´t know if this is the right english term for it, I mean to "hit" the right note)....


I know what you mean mate smile.gif no problemmo, take your time wink.gif about the bends, yes, getting them in pitch is very important smile.gif once you'll get there you can work on becoming expressive with your bends. Is there anything else I can assist you with?

Can't wait to see the vid biggrin.gif

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Taaaa - daah! Tommorow is REC day! Although I don´t think it is perfect but I need some feedback on the lesson.

P.S. Nice cut ! biggrin.gif

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biggrin.gif Awesome man! I'll be looking forward to that and thanks for the encouraging of the new look laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 22 2012, 10:46 AM) *
biggrin.gif Awesome man! I'll be looking forward to that and thanks for the encouraging of the new look laugh.gif


Sorry, need one more day, weren´t able to record just one decent take... just garbage... do you have any hints for recording? When I am practicing I definitly play the lesson and it sounds good, as soon as I have to do all this settings with recording and stuff (software,camera etc.) my finger seem to become stiff... if I don´t record a decent take tommorrow I will upload one to this thread.
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