0 0

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> New Gmc Member
JesseJ
post Mar 16 2012, 04:10 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 283
Joined: 11-March 12
Member No.: 15.413



Hi everyone smile.gif I just joined up at GMC this month and so far I love it .The lessons are awesome !

Here is a little bit about myself . I am 16 and have been playing guitar on and off for 3 years , but for the first 2 years all I knew was some open chords . Just in this past year have I been trying to take my guitar playing to a whole new level . I like playing mainly hard rock/metal , but also enjoy a little bit of country . My goals are to be able to play any song by ear , and make up sweet solos !!!
Looking forward to learning lots more about guitar !


--------------------
Never miss an opportunity to play
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Mar 16 2012, 04:35 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 12.385
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



Hi and welcome to GMC smile.gif

Be sure to check out some live video chats.. you can see the schedule at the bottom right corner of the main page. We cover different things each week and between us all, you should pick up some interesting ideas !

Are there any specific techniques you'd like to improve ?


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 16 2012, 04:48 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 20.639
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi Jesse! Welcome to the site!! Let me invite you to my Gab's Army and also to the Technique Course that I'm giving via Video Chat. You should also check the REC program and the Collaborations features! smile.gif

Enjoy GMC! wink.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Don't miss my New Guitar Session at VCHAT,
this Wednesday at 20 hs (London Time).

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my compositions at:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JesseJ
post Mar 16 2012, 06:55 PM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 283
Joined: 11-March 12
Member No.: 15.413



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 16 2012, 03:35 PM) *
Hi and welcome to GMC smile.gif

Be sure to check out some live video chats.. you can see the schedule at the bottom right corner of the main page. We cover different things each week and between us all, you should pick up some interesting ideas !

Are there any specific techniques you'd like to improve ?


Well like I said before I have been playing on and off for 3 years . And have been playing Piano for 2 years . So my theory is pretty solid . I checked out bear's beginner"s corner and I knew 90% of it . I really want to learn to solo and write my own riffs . I am currently working on Ivan's Pentatonic workshop . What video lessons do you recommend that I work so I can learn to Write riffs and solo ? BTW I learnt the first half of your lesson's scorpions by the zoo . It's fun to play and you did an awesome job smile.gif


--------------------
Never miss an opportunity to play
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Mar 16 2012, 07:53 PM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 12.385
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (JesseJ @ Mar 16 2012, 05:55 PM) *
Well like I said before I have been playing on and off for 3 years . And have been playing Piano for 2 years . So my theory is pretty solid . I checked out bear's beginner"s corner and I knew 90% of it . I really want to learn to solo and write my own riffs . I am currently working on Ivan's Pentatonic workshop . What video lessons do you recommend that I work so I can learn to Write riffs and solo ? BTW I learnt the first half of your lesson's scorpions by the zoo . It's fun to play and you did an awesome job smile.gif


I'm glad you liked The Zoo lesson, thanks smile.gif

Ivan actually has a couple of Improvising Workshop lessons which you can pinch some ideas from.

The area of composing solos is a huge one so I'm imagining some of the other guys will share some of their ideas too but from my viewpoint it revolves around creating melodies and learning how to add variations in your playing, like bends and slides and then different note values.

Regards creating variations on a repeating melody, I created this lesson to showcase that idea:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Phrase-Book/

This is a good one for sliding licks:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Satch-Style-Slides/

On the subject of using different note values to create interest and tension: (btw, I'm not necessarily saying you want to learn these, but they show what I mean..)

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Set-The-Pace/

You've already encountered diads - those 2 note chords used in The Zoo. They're a great composing tool, useful as an alternative to standard barre chords.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/The-De...Is-In-The-Diad/



--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JesseJ
post Mar 16 2012, 08:30 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 283
Joined: 11-March 12
Member No.: 15.413



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 16 2012, 06:53 PM) *
I'm glad you liked The Zoo lesson, thanks smile.gif

Ivan actually has a couple of Improvising Workshop lessons which you can pinch some ideas from.

The area of composing solos is a huge one so I'm imagining some of the other guys will share some of their ideas too but from my viewpoint it revolves around creating melodies and learning how to add variations in your playing, like bends and slides and then different note values.

Regards creating variations on a repeating melody, I created this lesson to showcase that idea:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Phrase-Book/

This is a good one for sliding licks:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Satch-Style-Slides/

On the subject of using different note values to create interest and tension: (btw, I'm not necessarily saying you want to learn these, but they show what I mean..)

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Set-The-Pace/

You've already encountered diads - those 2 note chords used in The Zoo. They're a great composing tool, useful as an alternative to standard barre chords.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/The-De...Is-In-The-Diad/

Thanks so much !! I'll start working on those lessons !!


--------------------
Never miss an opportunity to play
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Uncreator
post Mar 16 2012, 09:00 PM
Post #7


Fire Up The Blades, Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.932
Joined: 6-March 07
From: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member No.: 1.304



If you need Donuts ask Ben, don't worry, he will know what you mean.

In all seriousness, welcome to GMC! Been here for a long time and I still love it here.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 17 2012, 11:27 AM
Post #8


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 21.251
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



Hey Jesse smile.gif welcome to GMC! If you want to riff out loud, I'd be happy to assist - you can sign up to my mentoring program and we can build things up from there wink.gif

cheerios

Cosmin


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
thefireball
post Mar 17 2012, 02:05 PM
Post #9


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.306
Joined: 9-March 10
From: United States, Arkansas
Member No.: 9.801



Welcome to GMC!

Be sure not to take some people very seriously. ph34r.gif Just kidding!
-Brandon Burch


--------------------


Bandcamp
Facebook Band Page
Official YouTube Channel
Twitter

My Three Year Guitar Evolution

Subscribe to my other YouTube
Sample my projects on SoundCloud

My success is all because of God.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JesseJ
post Mar 17 2012, 03:24 PM
Post #10


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 283
Joined: 11-March 12
Member No.: 15.413



QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 17 2012, 10:27 AM) *
Hey Jesse smile.gif welcome to GMC! If you want to riff out loud, I'd be happy to assist - you can sign up to my mentoring program and we can build things up from there wink.gif

cheerios

Cosmin

Sweet ! How do I sign up for your mentoring program ?


--------------------
Never miss an opportunity to play
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 17 2012, 06:38 PM
Post #11


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 21.251
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



QUOTE (JesseJ @ Mar 17 2012, 02:24 PM) *
Sweet ! How do I sign up for your mentoring program ?


Well, it all begins by checking out this link right here wink.gif

JessseJ's Guitar Expressionsim from A to Z


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st August 2014 - 09:15 AM