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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 19 2012, 08:14 PM
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biggrin.gif I just couldn't refrain from making a little analogy between your name and Connor Macleod, hope it won't bother you smile.gif

We have a lot of work to do, so let's try and combine rhythm, lead, ear training, phrasing and articulation so that you may be able to become memorable in time.

We can start by analyzing some lead lessons here at GMC and then figuring out what sort of things you can use in your solos wink.gif

what say you Connor?

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post Mar 20 2012, 05:02 AM
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Haha I was actually named after him, so I love it!

I'm ready to go. Just so you know what I am going for, my favorite lead guitarists when it comes to composing overall are Dimebag, Marty Friedman, Slash and actually Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold. He has a very interesting approach and his solos are definetly memorable. Bat Country, for instance, is memorable. Just like Dimebag has Cemetery Gates, Floods and Walk. Marty Friedman for me has Tornado of Souls, Hangar 18 and The Killing Road (the arpeggios in there are awesome!)

So where should I start?
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post Mar 20 2012, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (ConnorLiebel @ Mar 20 2012, 04:02 AM) *
Haha I was actually named after him, so I love it!

I'm ready to go. Just so you know what I am going for, my favorite lead guitarists when it comes to composing overall are Dimebag, Marty Friedman, Slash and actually Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold. He has a very interesting approach and his solos are definetly memorable. Bat Country, for instance, is memorable. Just like Dimebag has Cemetery Gates, Floods and Walk. Marty Friedman for me has Tornado of Souls, Hangar 18 and The Killing Road (the arpeggios in there are awesome!)

So where should I start?


Hey there immortal biggrin.gif

I think you may be in for a REAL treat wink.gif check this out: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/sl...mplete%20style/

We can dissect Slash's style together and after finishing this series we can jump on another theme. Anyway, you will have everything included here: rhythm, lead, phrasing, articulation, all the goodies you need to grow as a guitarist wink.gif

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post Mar 20 2012, 05:09 PM
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Hey Cosmin,

Love Slash so this will be a good practice for me to start with! I do have a question though. A lot of these videos, for example, will say that a song is in the key of A. Then I listen and there is a section in A and a section in C. Look at Gab's Slash Thread. When a rythm switches tonalities, that is when I switch to the other scale right?

Connor

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Hey there immortal biggrin.gif

I think you may be in for a REAL treat wink.gif check this out: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/sl...mplete%20style/

We can dissect Slash's style together and after finishing this series we can jump on another theme. Anyway, you will have everything included here: rhythm, lead, phrasing, articulation, all the goodies you need to grow as a guitarist wink.gif

what do you think?

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post Mar 20 2012, 08:07 PM
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I have the Slash lessons down. One lick at the end of the Punk solo lesson needs work on how cleanly I play the lick, otherwise those lessons have been learned smile.gif

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Hey Cosmin,

Love Slash so this will be a good practice for me to start with! I do have a question though. A lot of these videos, for example, will say that a song is in the key of A. Then I listen and there is a section in A and a section in C. Look at Gab's Slash Thread. When a rythm switches tonalities, that is when I switch to the other scale right?

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QUOTE (ConnorLiebel @ Mar 20 2012, 07:07 PM) *
I have the Slash lessons down. One lick at the end of the Punk solo lesson needs work on how cleanly I play the lick, otherwise those lessons have been learned smile.gif


Whoaa man, are you THAT fast? Can you record something for me? biggrin.gif


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Cosmin,

I will take a video ASAP. I am waiting for my laptop to be fixed. When it is, I can even send you my recordings of some of my rythms, songs and leads.

It only took me a few hours to do the Slash lessons because the first album I ever got for rock and roll was Appetite For Destruction. Remember how I said my solos get old? Yeah, it's all them pentatonic licks lol

Whatever you would like me to learn while waiting on my laptop, I can't wait for the next lesson!

Connor
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Whoaa man, are you THAT fast? Can you record something for me? biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (ConnorLiebel @ Mar 21 2012, 03:16 PM) *
Cosmin,

I will take a video ASAP. I am waiting for my laptop to be fixed. When it is, I can even send you my recordings of some of my rythms, songs and leads.

It only took me a few hours to do the Slash lessons because the first album I ever got for rock and roll was Appetite For Destruction. Remember how I said my solos get old? Yeah, it's all them pentatonic licks lol

Whatever you would like me to learn while waiting on my laptop, I can't wait for the next lesson!

Connor


Connor, my friend smile.gif let's switch a bit and until your PC arrives, why won't you give a neoclassical oriented lesson a go? Such as this one:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...evels-beginner/ I chose this one because I needed some input from you if it's too difficult or too easy smile.gif Let me know man

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post Mar 23 2012, 03:31 AM
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Cosmin,

Love how fast you respond! It's like a lesson a day biggrin.gif

This type of lesson is slightly below my capabilities. Let me give you some solos I can do note for note so you know my level of speed/skill.

1-Cowboys From Hell (Note for note)
2-Sweet Child O'Mine (Other than the run right before the wah pedal kicks in I have it down)
3-Symphony of Destruction (about 90% seeing how I never got a good tab and I guess when it comes to the ending arpeggios)
4-Cemetary Gates (Not note for note, but the speed in the end I can hit)
5-ANYTHING by early Kirk Hammett. Pentatonic licks at that speed are no problem. I can do Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, One, etc. I would rather learn pentatonics at the sonic speed of Zakk Wylde! lol

Does that help? I'm still going to learn this lesson though! Always liked Marcus' Neo-classical lessons!

Cheers!

Connor

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Connor, my friend smile.gif let's switch a bit and until your PC arrives, why won't you give a neoclassical oriented lesson a go? Such as this one:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...evels-beginner/ I chose this one because I needed some input from you if it's too difficult or too easy smile.gif Let me know man

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Hey man biggrin.gif fast is the word and effective is the result, I am hoping tongue.gif

We got some Zakk Wylde oriented stuff as well smile.gif what do you think about these?

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killer...kk-Wylde-Style/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killer...kk-Wylde-Style/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Kotzen-Meets-Wylde/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ozzy-Z...de-Miracle-Man/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Zakk-Wylde-Wah/

these are awesome for chicken pickin, alternate picking, phrasing, bends and vibrato tongue.gif let's pick one, or take'em all one at a time smile.gif

what do you think mate?

Cosmin

PS: I would be thrilled to see a video recording of you playing smile.gif





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Hi Cosmin!

So sorry for the delay, been very busy with my band and work.

I tried to create a video of me playing but it's not letting me send it to you. So I will give you the next best thing. I have my band's songs on Reverbnation. I wrote them by myself and these tracks were done in 1 take. Solos, rythms, everything.

http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/megidothrash

The solos in Inner Chaos and Sides of Me are not written, just improvised around the basic pentatonic scale. I was trying to mix Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman lead styles together XD

March The Sands has "Trade-off" solos. But seeing as it's only me, I tried to do different styles of leads each time I switched.

Give me your feedback!

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Hi Cosmin!

So sorry for the delay, been very busy with my band and work.

I tried to create a video of me playing but it's not letting me send it to you. So I will give you the next best thing. I have my band's songs on Reverbnation. I wrote them by myself and these tracks were done in 1 take. Solos, rythms, everything.

http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/megidothrash

The solos in Inner Chaos and Sides of Me are not written, just improvised around the basic pentatonic scale. I was trying to mix Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman lead styles together XD

March The Sands has "Trade-off" solos. But seeing as it's only me, I tried to do different styles of leads each time I switched.

Give me your feedback!

Connor
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 23 2012, 09:46 AM) *
Hey man biggrin.gif fast is the word and effective is the result, I am hoping tongue.gif

We got some Zakk Wylde oriented stuff as well smile.gif what do you think about these?

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killer...kk-Wylde-Style/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killer...kk-Wylde-Style/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Kotzen-Meets-Wylde/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ozzy-Z...de-Miracle-Man/
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Zakk-Wylde-Wah/

these are awesome for chicken pickin, alternate picking, phrasing, bends and vibrato tongue.gif let's pick one, or take'em all one at a time smile.gif

what do you think mate?

Cosmin

PS: I would be thrilled to see a video recording of you playing smile.gif

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Hey Connor!

let's take things one at a time:

- your songs have good melodies and interesting rhythm parts, but the solos could use better phrasing and overall timing as I see it. You have a pretty good grasp on technique but now you have to work on phrasing a bit more :0
- you tried to upload a video on youtube and you couldn't embed it here?

let me know

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Cosmin,

I actually took a video on my Droid phone and tried to attach it to my response.

Thanks for listening to the songs. I am working on the Slash and Zakk Wylde style lessons now. Picking every note in those pentatonic speed runs is very difficult!

Also doing the neo-classical videos

Connor

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 6 2012, 06:32 AM) *
Hey Connor!

let's take things one at a time:

- your songs have good melodies and interesting rhythm parts, but the solos could use better phrasing and overall timing as I see it. You have a pretty good grasp on technique but now you have to work on phrasing a bit more :0
- you tried to upload a video on youtube and you couldn't embed it here?

let me know

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Great Connor!

Let's see the vids and we'll take it from there wink.gif

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Cosmin,

Sadly I am having trouble attaching videos from my droid to my responses sad.gif It says I cannot attach this type of file.

What should I do?

Connor

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Great Connor!

Let's see the vids and we'll take it from there wink.gif

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QUOTE (ConnorLiebel @ Apr 8 2012, 07:41 PM) *
Cosmin,

Sadly I am having trouble attaching videos from my droid to my responses sad.gif It says I cannot attach this type of file.

What should I do?

Connor


Hey Connor! Can you upload them on youtube and then post by embedding the youtube link here on GMC. Are you trying to do it from your mobile phone?

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Cosmin,

Wow how drama makes time fly! haha.

I am so sorry for the delay, some drama with my band concerning my age has caused me to be unable to have any free time! Apparently many musicians get jealous if a 20 year old can get into the bars and play so they are calling all of our venues and informing them of my age :-(

However back on topic, I am still trying to figure out how to get videos on youtube. I am not very computer savy. I am going to try and record a video of me playing live today in Ocean City. If it doesn't work I will absolutely have a file to you by tomorrow night!

Connor

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I have recently been reverting back to learning Megadeth songs. Working on rythms again. I spent so much time away from Thrash Metal that I lost a little bit of stamina in both hands XD

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Hey Connor! Can you upload them on youtube and then post by embedding the youtube link here on GMC. Are you trying to do it from your mobile phone?

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Hey man! No way! That sounds really lousy... I mean it's just not fair man. So, do you mean that if you are in the band and you are under 21 you can't go and play? sad.gif

Regarding youtube, here's what you have to do smile.gif

1) Make a youtube account - or do you have one already? Assuming that you tried to upload in the past, you must have one
2) Click the upload button in the mid upper right part of the youtube page smile.gif
3) Give your vid a title and make it public, or unlisted - that is, if you want only me and you to see it

Have you tried these steps?

all the best and take it easy man, practice hard and you will kick ass so much that no one will consider your age!

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Cosmin,
Yeah if I'm in the band and I'm under 21 I can't play. This means I'll strive to improve, become a better guitarist and work on Megido's debut album. I hope to have it out by my birthday on January 2nd.

I will do my best to have a video on youtube for you by tomorrow night :-)
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Hey man! No way! That sounds really lousy... I mean it's just not fair man. So, do you mean that if you are in the band and you are under 21 you can't go and play? sad.gif

Regarding youtube, here's what you have to do smile.gif

1) Make a youtube account - or do you have one already? Assuming that you tried to upload in the past, you must have one
2) Click the upload button in the mid upper right part of the youtube page smile.gif
3) Give your vid a title and make it public, or unlisted - that is, if you want only me and you to see it

Have you tried these steps?

all the best and take it easy man, practice hard and you will kick ass so much that no one will consider your age!

Cosmin

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