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> Cathshadow’s Rocker Journey, for Gab's Army
Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 5 2012, 05:41 PM
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Hi CathShadow!! Welcome to your thread for the Gab's Army!

Could you please tell me a bit about you, your musical tastes, influences, strengths and weaknesses? I would need some videos of you playing rhythm and solo guitar, so please post your best material here. If you have some music or ideas of your own, also post them here. Also let me know how you think that I can help you and what are your expectations for our job. You can check the other Army's thread to discover the different modalities of this project.


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post Mar 5 2012, 09:42 PM
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Hey Gabriel smile.gif

Well, I have been playing now, for 3 years and a bit,
I like metal, Rock, that sort of thing - Offspring are one of my favourites, flyleaf, Demon Hunter, Seventh Day Slumber, then some classic 80s rock too... generall this sort of style..

Influences... hmmm... Noodles/Dexter Holland; Orianthi, the guitarists in flyleaf... Some of my friends; you ...

Strengths.. hmmmm... I guess rhythm and some AP...

weaknesses: sweep, speed, lead , Improv...

The video is uploading, I will send the link as soon as I have it,

and maybe some samples of my own stuff...
basically I want to become much better at rock - speed, and solo/lead biggrin.gif


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post Mar 6 2012, 03:30 PM
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Hi man! Thanks for the description and also for the video that you sent me. On this first week we will start with some warming up/endurance exercises that I shared in my Vchat sessions. Here you have the link:

LESSON #1 – WARMING UP & ENDURANCE

Work on this ones. Try to get a full tone of every note and to keep playing each one as a loop the more time than you can. Always stretch your arms and fingers before you start practising.

I have two questions:

What level of solo lessons do you use to learn here at GMC?
What's your theory knowledge? Do you know triads, chords, scales and how to use them?



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post Mar 6 2012, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 6 2012, 04:30 PM) *
Hi man! Thanks for the description and also for the video that you sent me. On this first week we will start with some warming up/endurance exercises that I shared in my Vchat sessions. Here you have the link:

LESSON #1 – WARMING UP & ENDURANCE

Work on this ones. Try to get a full tone of every note and to keep playing each one as a loop the more time than you can. Always stretch your arms and fingers before you start practising.

I have two questions:

What level of solo lessons do you use to learn here at GMC?
What's your theory knowledge? Do you know triads, chords, scales and how to use them?


Cool smile.gif I'll get right on that! biggrin.gif

Well, I usually try level 4 lessons as far as solo - that's the highest I've tried... with varying success rates...

As for theory:

My theory is kind of mixed -> Triads I know are I, III, V from the scale,

As for Chords.. to make chord prgression from a scale take the I, IV, V chords, thats the most common right?

As for scales... I know more the box shapes than the scales (by heart) but I can work out at leas the major scale (WWHWWWH)...

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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 6 2012, 01:15 PM) *
Cool smile.gif I'll get right on that! biggrin.gif

Well, I usually try level 4 lessons as far as solo - that's the highest I've tried... with varying success rates...

As for theory:

My theory is kind of mixed -> Triads I know are I, III, V from the scale,

As for Chords.. to make chord prgression from a scale take the I, IV, V chords, thats the most common right?

As for scales... I know more the box shapes than the scales (by heart) but I can work out at leas the major scale (WWHWWWH)...

Pierre



Great! I'll wait for a video with your progress in a few days...

what GMC lessons have you learnt?




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post Mar 7 2012, 05:34 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 6 2012, 09:31 PM) *
Great! I'll wait for a video with your progress in a few days...

what GMC lessons have you learnt?


Well, It's been a while,

But I've learned a few of the finger picking ones, (Raindrops - Dejan Farkus) those ones,
the flyleaf style - Carlos Carrilla
I did your Nirvana one,
Tarantella Rock
your Paramore style lesson -- but I only landed up doing the rhythm half,


These are the ones I remember... I suppose you could consider me a 'blank slate' o_O


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post Mar 7 2012, 07:20 AM
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PS:

One of my goals is to be able to play this / like this:


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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 7 2012, 01:34 AM) *
Well, It's been a while,

But I've learned a few of the finger picking ones, (Raindrops - Dejan Farkus) those ones,
the flyleaf style - Carlos Carrilla
I did your Nirvana one,
Tarantella Rock
your Paramore style lesson -- but I only landed up doing the rhythm half,


These are the ones I remember... I suppose you could consider me a 'blank slate' o_O


Great! This really helps me to know what lesson we must select.


QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 7 2012, 03:20 AM) *
PS:

One of my goals is to be able to play this / like this:


yeah! this tune is awesome. I love how they both play. Let's go for this type of playing!

Looking forward your video! smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2012, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 7 2012, 07:10 PM) *
Great! This really helps me to know what lesson we must select.




yeah! this tune is awesome. I love how they both play. Let's go for this type of playing!

Looking forward your video! smile.gif


Yes please!! that'd be great!




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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 9 2012, 03:57 PM) *
Yes please!! that'd be great!





Hi mate! Everything sounds good and clean on this video! Now it's time to use the legato exercises to work on resistance. I would like to have a new video of you playing some of those exercises as a loop for a minute or more.

Regarding the lessons for the REC, I think that we should go for the Paramore lesson that is a good lesson for rhythm guitar playing and very in your style.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Paramo...ar-Arrangement/

Also, I would like you to select a collab to join. The idea is to work here your ideas until we have a solo that we like.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 10 2012, 07:14 PM) *
Hi mate! Everything sounds good and clean on this video! Now it's time to use the legato exercises to work on resistance. I would like to have a new video of you playing some of those exercises as a loop for a minute or more.

Regarding the lessons for the REC, I think that we should go for the Paramore lesson that is a good lesson for rhythm guitar playing and very in your style.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Paramo...ar-Arrangement/

Also, I would like you to select a collab to join. The idea is to work here your ideas until we have a solo that we like.

Check out this thread: Active Collabs


Cool, Thanks Gab smile.gif smile.gif

I'll get right on this. Had a rough last 3 days o_O..

I wanna try the slash collab?

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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 13 2012, 02:44 AM) *
Cool, Thanks Gab smile.gif smile.gif

I'll get right on this. Had a rough last 3 days o_O..

I wanna try the slash collab?

Pierre


Cool! You are more than welcome to the Slash Collab! wink.gif


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Hey Gab
Here's a "so far" video of the paramore lesson, could I ask for your input?



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Hi mate! The take is very good! I just noted two moments where there is something weird about timing but the problem is very small. It's mostly in the palm muted parts when you end a riff, and is more notorious in the part that goes from 01:03 to 01:26. There you lose the tempo a bit so try to concentrate on that part. By the way you are on the right track. I would also like to hear you playing the second guitar. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 13 2012, 08:22 PM) *
Hi mate! The take is very good! I just noted two moments where there is something weird about timing but the problem is very small. It's mostly in the palm muted parts when you end a riff, and is more notorious in the part that goes from 01:03 to 01:26. There you lose the tempo a bit so try to concentrate on that part. By the way you are on the right track. I would also like to hear you playing the second guitar. smile.gif


Cool! Thanks Gab!

I'll work on fixing this take (and timing etc), and second guitar tomorrow! biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 13 2012, 04:46 PM) *
Cool! Thanks Gab!

I'll work on fixing this take (and timing etc), and second guitar tomorrow! biggrin.gif


Excellent! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 13 2012, 09:56 PM) *
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Hey Gab... I need to do another take on this but her is a video on the paramore lesson



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Hi man! Thanks for this take! The takes (both guitars) are good but have many timing issues, you really have to concentrate on that. I'm talking mostly about the first palm muting section and the melodies of the last part, that I think that you recording in a second take. The other sections are played good. So, with some timing adjust you will have a perfect take. Keep on working!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 26 2012, 08:15 PM) *
Hi man! Thanks for this take! The takes (both guitars) are good but have many timing issues, you really have to concentrate on that. I'm talking mostly about the first palm muting section and the melodies of the last part, that I think that you recording in a second take. The other sections are played good. So, with some timing adjust you will have a perfect take. Keep on working!



Thanks Gab smile.gif

I'm busy working on the timing now smile.gif smile.gif..


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QUOTE (CathShadow @ Mar 30 2012, 01:32 PM) *
Thanks Gab smile.gif

I'm busy working on the timing now smile.gif smile.gif..


Excellent! smile.gif


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