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JTaylor
post Mar 13 2012, 08:48 PM
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Hi Sinisa!
Been practicing your new lesson for a few days. I'm only through about half of it, but would you mind giving it a listen and tell me how you think it is, what areas need improving, etc? As I said before, I'm not comfortable with barre chords or arpeggios (beyond very simple stuff) so this is definitely taking some work. I really like the tune though! Thanks, Jon

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post Mar 13 2012, 11:36 PM
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Also Sinisa, if you would be so kind as to tell me your honest opinion of that tone I have, I would really appreciate it. I'm having a lot of problems with clean sound with my new setup. I am using a Boss-ME25 and a Jackson JS32R. Thanks!


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post Mar 14 2012, 12:14 AM
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Hi Jon smile.gif,

Actually, this is very good! It is crucial that you got a good timing and a very good picking! The only thing you should pay attention is a little softer transition between chords.
Take a look :
In the first part of the lesson we have these chords - F/A#/Gm7/C/Am/Dm..
Now pay attention to every second chord in a line - A#/ C/ Dm !
Your last tone of each of these chords is too short, try to extend it a bit and you'll get soft and smooth transition that I'm talking about wink.gif



QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 13 2012, 11:36 PM) *
Also Sinisa, if you would be so kind as to tell me your honest opinion of that tone I have, I would really appreciate it. I'm having a lot of problems with clean sound with my new setup. I am using a Boss-ME25 and a Jackson JS32R. Thanks!


Ahhhh,Jackson . A good guitar - but for Metal cool.gif! Very difficult for a some calmer tone. Am saying this from personal experience: it really has a good clean sound, but it's always too sharp, and I hardly managed to get some smooth tone. Try to experiment with the middle and high tones of the equalizer, to cut it off a bit. Of course, the middle range are the most important for the guitar, and am saying this in case if you need to record some demos, this approach you can't use on live gigs - you risking a weak and undefined tone,no matter how much you gonna crank up amp volume pot !



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post Mar 14 2012, 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Mar 13 2012, 07:14 PM) *
Hi Jon smile.gif,

Actually, this is very good! It is crucial that you got a good timing and a very good picking! The only thing you should pay attention is a little softer transition between chords.
Take a look :
In the first part of the lesson we have these chords - F/A#/Gm7/C/Am/Dm..
Now pay attention to every second chord in a line - A#/ C/ Dm !
Your last tone of each of these chords is too short, try to extend it a bit and you'll get soft and smooth transition that I'm talking about wink.gif





Ahhhh,Jackson . A good guitar - but for Metal cool.gif! Very difficult for a some calmer tone. Am saying this from personal experience: it really has a good clean sound, but it's always too sharp, and I hardly managed to get some smooth tone. Try to experiment with the middle and high tones of the equalizer, to cut it off a bit. Of course, the middle range are the most important for the guitar, and am saying this in case if you need to record some demos, this approach you can't use on live gigs - you risking a weak and undefined tone,no matter how much you gonna crank up amp volume pot !


Thank you very much! I really like the new guitar but I have been through the ringer trying to get a smooth sound. I've raised and lowered the strings and the pickups and just could not get anywhere! I'll be trying this advice from you and I might just go back to the Ibanez for this lesson laugh.gif Thanks again for looking over the clip and all the advice! smile.gif

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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 14 2012, 12:49 AM) *
Thank you very much! I really like the new guitar but I have been through the ringer trying to get a smooth sound. I've raised and lowered the strings and the pickups and just could not get anywhere! I'll be trying this advice from you and I might just go back to the Ibanez for this lesson laugh.gif Thanks again for looking over the clip and all the advice! smile.gif



It would be ideal to covering all styles and sounds with a single guitar rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif !



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post Mar 15 2012, 11:26 AM
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Hi Sinisa!
It is becoming so very clear why you professionals have several guitars now! smile.gif A quick question: if you played this piece with the guitar on your left leg, do you feel that barring the chords is harder? Though I have always been a "left leg" player, just last night I decided to try to get used to it on my right to give me some added leverage.I am left-handed but play right-handed. Reaching is not a problem as I am 77 inches tall but I heard it is easier to barre if the elbow is kept closer. I never paid much attention to how sloppy my barre chords must have been, until this lesson where every note is heard. I also noticed that you barre with only one finger (for instance A#, where you barre it with your pinky). I am doing the barre with my ring finger. Should I keep it the way it is, switch to pinky, use three fingers, or is that something that is just preference? Great lesson again! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 15 2012, 11:34 PM
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Just to keep you up to date, I finally decided I wanted a warmer tone than the Jackson would give and traded it in. I took a $120 hit on it, but it was worth it! laugh.gif I love the clean AND the distortion on this LTD!

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Hi JT !!!

That's a good deal ! The most important thing is that you are satisfied wink.gif .

Well, believe it or not, I don't remember when I was played the guitar on the left leg. It's a school position for classical guitar, but for that style you need a bench, to raise the leg, and on that way is much easier, especially for a Barre chords.
Classical guitar has only one recognizable form, the hand gets used to that position and all is fine. But you playing modern guitar, not all the same shape and thickness, it will look like every time you have to back to learn the same basic things. So I recommend that you practice with your guitar on the right leg. In fact-I recommend you to practice standing up! That's the position where you will see where you are wink.gif

Pinky,ring finger... really it's up to you, there is no rule, only is important that the chord is clean and captured in timing.I got used to the little finger and that's it biggrin.gif

Yeah, shoot some song please,to hear a new guitar !!!


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post Apr 13 2012, 11:16 AM
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Hey Sinisa! After talking with you yesterday, I decided to bite the bullet and put my take over on Cosmin's board, even with the screw-ups I did. Any input you can give is much appreciated! Thanks!


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