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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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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

Cosmin


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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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

Marfol


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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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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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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- Cosmin Lupu   Marfol's Mentoring Thread   Mar 4 2012, 01:15 PM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 6 2012, 09:38 PM...   Mar 7 2012, 05:10 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 7 2012, 04:10 PM) Yea...   Mar 8 2012, 11:39 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 8 2012, 11:39 AM...   Mar 8 2012, 12:00 PM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 8 2012, 12:00 PM) Yea...   Mar 8 2012, 04:47 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 8 2012, 03:47 PM) I h...   Mar 9 2012, 08:57 AM
- - Marfol   Hi, short update: I am not happy with my "act...   Mar 12 2012, 10:26 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 12 2012, 09:26 PM) Hi...   Mar 13 2012, 09:45 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 13 2012, 09:45 A...   Mar 19 2012, 03:02 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 19 2012, 02:02 PM) He...   Mar 19 2012, 07:48 PM
- - Marfol   Taaaa - daah! Tommorow is REC day! Althoug...   Mar 21 2012, 07:32 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Awesome man! I'll be looking forward to th...   Mar 22 2012, 10:46 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 22 2012, 10:46 A...   Mar 22 2012, 08:25 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 22 2012, 07:25 PM) So...   Mar 22 2012, 09:16 PM
||- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 22 2012, 09:16 P...   Mar 22 2012, 09:30 PM
||- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 22 2012, 08:30 PM) Th...   Mar 23 2012, 10:41 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 22 2012, 07:25 PM) So...   Apr 1 2012, 11:44 PM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 1 2012, 10:44 PM...   Apr 2 2012, 09:44 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 2 2012, 08:44 AM) Hey...   Apr 2 2012, 08:48 PM
- - Marfol   Good evening! So, here is a version that you c...   Mar 23 2012, 06:31 PM
- - Marfol   HEy Cosmin, I did a slightly better version (in my...   Mar 24 2012, 09:22 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 24 2012, 08:22 PM) HE...   Mar 24 2012, 11:52 PM
- - Marfol   Good morning! Yeah, the tone is problem, I hav...   Mar 25 2012, 09:39 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 25 2012, 08:39 AM) Go...   Mar 27 2012, 11:12 AM
- - Marfol   Yeah, always thought about using my Amp for record...   Mar 27 2012, 09:34 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 27 2012, 08:34 PM) Ye...   Mar 28 2012, 08:49 AM
- - Marfol   Hey man, I found that POD Guitar port on the inte...   Mar 28 2012, 03:46 PM
- - Marfol   So, I uploaded two more versions. The problem is t...   Mar 28 2012, 07:56 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Mar 28 2012, 06:56 PM) So...   Mar 29 2012, 12:27 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 28 2012, 11:27 P...   Mar 29 2012, 02:05 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey man! The second is better indeed, if you c...   Mar 31 2012, 06:09 PM
- - Marfol   Yeah, the Gain is already at 10 The bass is at 2 ...   Apr 1 2012, 04:24 PM
- - Marfol   Hey man, I decided to put one take in the REC Foru...   Apr 1 2012, 07:05 PM
- - Marfol   Yeah.sounds good. I try to improve just a little m...   Apr 2 2012, 08:52 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 2 2012, 07:52 PM) Yea...   Apr 3 2012, 03:29 PM
- - Marfol   Sure, Cosmin. I am openminded in music and I alway...   Apr 3 2012, 06:29 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 3 2012, 05:29 PM) Sur...   Apr 3 2012, 08:36 PM
- - Marfol   Sounds great! Awesome lesson, will start to gr...   Apr 3 2012, 08:47 PM
- - Marfol   Hey Cos, this lesson is fun, I learned the parts ...   Apr 5 2012, 02:44 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 5 2012, 01:44 PM) Hey...   Apr 5 2012, 03:10 PM
- - Marfol   Yeah, an Epiphone SG. Glad to have it, it was part...   Apr 5 2012, 03:50 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 5 2012, 02:50 PM) Yea...   Apr 6 2012, 07:15 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 6 2012, 06:15 AM...   Apr 6 2012, 02:34 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey man! No stress let's take it easy and...   Apr 7 2012, 08:18 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 7 2012, 07:18 AM...   Apr 7 2012, 10:27 AM
- - Marfol   Oh,forget the last post. I thought Vibrato and Ben...   Apr 7 2012, 01:33 PM
- - Marfol   I just watched some videos on the vibrato thing an...   Apr 8 2012, 09:31 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 8 2012, 08:31 PM) I j...   Apr 9 2012, 08:55 AM
- - Marfol   HEy man, I practiced the Vibrato lesson from Ben a...   Apr 11 2012, 09:52 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Marfol @ Apr 11 2012, 08:52 PM) HE...   Apr 12 2012, 10:01 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 12 2012, 09:01 A...   Apr 12 2012, 08:48 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey man! Glad to know they did the trick thes...   Apr 13 2012, 08:31 AM
- - Marfol   Sure thing. And here it is: MarfolsVibratoOdysse...   Apr 13 2012, 08:39 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey man! No problem well, I say it's buil...   Apr 14 2012, 11:02 AM
|- - Marfol   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 14 2012, 10:02 A...   Apr 22 2012, 10:30 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Get well soon mate! I am around and ready to a...   Apr 23 2012, 07:30 AM


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