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Bryze26
post Mar 8 2012, 05:57 PM
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Hi I'm Brian from Philippines.I've been messin around in other guitar lesson sites lately and I'm sad to say that im not quite satisfied.I like rock and metal music. Hope I will learn a lot from here.any suggestion of lesson to start with?i consider myself an intermediate player and my specific goal is to master guitar improvising.thanks in advance.Mabuhay GMC!
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post Mar 8 2012, 10:40 PM
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Hey Brian - welcome to GMC! smile.gif

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post Mar 9 2012, 04:25 AM
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post Mar 9 2012, 09:43 AM
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Hey mate, Welcome to GMC smile.gif

I just joined here a few weeks ago myself and I can say that I think you'll be very happy here wink.gif


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post Mar 9 2012, 11:41 AM
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Hi Brian and welcome to GMC smile.gif

Is there a specific area of rock and metal that you're most interested in ? Any specific bands or guitarists ?

Also, are there any techniques that you would like to improve ?

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post Mar 9 2012, 02:57 PM
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Hi Ben.i really want to improve my picking technique to play fast solos and improve in guitar improvising.ive been practicing alternate picking for a long time but it seems I'm still in a rut.tried several methods but still doesn't work for me.i like and play some songs of joe Satriani,GnR,Metallica,Megadeth,SRV.as for how fast I pick,let's say I can play flight of the bumble bee @ 90bpm cleanly.been playing for 14yrs now.Thanks
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post Mar 9 2012, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 9 2012, 01:57 PM) *
Hi Ben.i really want to improve my picking technique to play fast solos and improve in guitar improvising.ive been practicing alternate picking for a long time but it seems I'm still in a rut.tried several methods but still doesn't work for me.i like and play some songs of joe Satriani,GnR,Metallica,Megadeth,SRV.as for how fast I pick,let's say I can play flight of the bumble bee @ 90bpm cleanly.been playing for 14yrs now.Thanks


Cool, ok well we can definitely point you in the right direction to improving your picking technique. I think most of us at GMC have encountered many problems with this technique and also changed the way we pick a few times as well.

One thing that transformed things for me was noticing that I wasn't holding the pick close enough to the pointy tip. I thought I was but I wasn't. Not only does holding it closer to the tip mean that there's a stronger grip and less resistance when you hit the string but it also forces your wrist to move more to cross over strings because you can't cheat as much by forcing the pick through with your fingers.

What thickness of pick do you use ?

Also, have a read of my Practice Journal thread.. I talk about this and another thing that helped me immensely..

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0


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post Mar 9 2012, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 8 2012, 11:57 AM) *
Hi I'm Brian from Philippines.I've been messin around in other guitar lesson sites lately and I'm sad to say that im not quite satisfied.I like rock and metal music. Hope I will learn a lot from here.any suggestion of lesson to start with?i consider myself an intermediate player and my specific goal is to master guitar improvising.thanks in advance.Mabuhay GMC!


Hey Brian and welcome! What part of PI are you in? I was stationed in the Olongapo / Subic area in early 1990 when the US had bases there. Beautiful country you have! smile.gif

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post Mar 9 2012, 03:40 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 9 2012, 02:12 PM) *
Cool, ok well we can definitely point you in the right direction to improving your picking technique. I think most of us at GMC have encountered many problems with this technique and also changed the way we pick a few times as well.

One thing that transformed things for me was noticing that I wasn't holding the pick close enough to the pointy tip. I thought I was but I wasn't. Not only does holding it closer to the tip mean that there's a stronger grip and less resistance when you hit the string but it also forces your wrist to move more to cross over strings because you can't cheat as much by forcing the pick through with your fingers.

What thickness of pick do you use ?

Also, have a read of my Practice Journal thread.. I talk about this and another thing that helped me immensely..

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0


Thanks for the quick advice.will work on that in my next practice sched.by the way I use Dunlop tortex pick 1.14mm and hold the pick around 5mm to the tip.
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post Mar 9 2012, 04:21 PM
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If I may have the liberty of adding the link to they way Ben holds his pick, here it is biggrin.gif

How I hold my pick! Ben Higgins


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post Mar 9 2012, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 9 2012, 02:28 PM) *
Hey Brian and welcome! What part of PI are you in? I was stationed in the Olongapo / Subic area in early 1990 when the US had bases there. Beautiful country you have! smile.gif


Thank you.im also from Luzon Is. near olongapo my place is called Bulacan.nice to had you here
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post Mar 9 2012, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 9 2012, 02:40 PM) *
Thanks for the quick advice.will work on that in my next practice sched.by the way I use Dunlop tortex pick 1.14mm and hold the pick around 5mm to the tip.


Same pick as me.. hell, that type of pick is popular ! wink.gif

QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 9 2012, 03:21 PM) *
If I may have the liberty of adding the link to they way Ben holds his pick, here it is biggrin.gif

How I hold my pick! Ben Higgins


It's changed a little bit since then so I'll have to update it with another thread or replace the pics maybe.. smile.gif



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post Mar 9 2012, 04:51 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 9 2012, 03:21 PM) *
If I may have the liberty of adding the link to they way Ben holds his pick, here it is biggrin.gif

How I hold my pick! Ben Higgins

Thanks for the link smile.gif

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Same pick as me.. hell, that type of pick is popular ! wink.gif



It's changed a little bit since then so I'll have to update it with another thread or replace the pics maybe.. smile.gif


I remember I used to cut triangular picks in plastic call cards just to soothe what's good for me smile.gif Anyway Ben,I'm currently working on your intermediate guitar bushido task 1.will post on REC as soon as I speed up to lesson's bpm
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post Mar 9 2012, 04:59 PM
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Hi mate! Welcome to the site!! I'm starting your thread for the Gab's Army right now! wink.gif


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post Mar 9 2012, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 9 2012, 03:59 PM) *
Hi mate! Welcome to the site!! I'm starting your thread for the Gab's Army right now! wink.gif

Cool,thanks smile.gif
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post Mar 9 2012, 05:09 PM
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QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 9 2012, 01:05 PM) *
Cool,thanks smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2012, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 9 2012, 03:51 PM) *
Anyway Ben,I'm currently working on your intermediate guitar bushido task 1.will post on REC as soon as I speed up to lesson's bpm


Excellent !! I look forward to it... welcome to The Temple !


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post Mar 12 2012, 09:51 AM
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Hey Brian! smile.gif your thread is waiting here -> Bryze26's Mentoring Thread I am honored to have you in my little group biggrin.gif

Please share some thoughts and ideas with me in your thread smile.gif

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post Mar 30 2012, 06:42 PM
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Up for the 15 free killer riffs biggrin.gif
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