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Ben Higgins
post Apr 27 2012, 06:11 PM
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This is the first Task under the newly renamed Apprentice thread, however we will treat it as number 14 still because this is the continuation of the Beginner thread.

You've spent a long time working on specific areas of guitar playing. Alternate picking, bending, legato. Now I wanted to let you guys have a real piece of music this time to put it all together and see how much you've improved.. and also just to enjoy and reward yourselves with. It'll be a nice way to round out April smile.gif

Task 14: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/theme_...ds_of_fantasia/

Don't be worried that it's a 4. I think you guys can handle it. Also, I wanted to draw attention to a really fast bit at 0:45. You don't have to play that run. Instead, feel free to either ignore it completely or just take a few of the notes and create a slower run up to the next phrase.

I hope you guys enjoy it, as this is the way it's intended. You deserve to kick back and play something nice with a great melody. And notice how the first thing you encounter is our old friend, picked arpeggios ! wink.gif

Deadline is, of course, next Friday 4th May !


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post Apr 29 2012, 06:01 AM
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Nice - It seem easy enough but to get it smooth and nice is another story. See you in a week. smile.gif
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post Apr 29 2012, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Apr 29 2012, 06:01 AM) *
Nice - It seem easy enough but to get it smooth and nice is another story. See you in a week. smile.gif


Great, I hope you guys enjoy this one ! smile.gif


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post May 1 2012, 09:26 PM
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I do, but my vibrato is quite bad. And on this kind of tune, it's a real problem. I'll do my best, but I don't have a lot of time this week. sad.gif


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post May 2 2012, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ May 1 2012, 09:26 PM) *
I do, but my vibrato is quite bad. And on this kind of tune, it's a real problem. I'll do my best, but I don't have a lot of time this week. sad.gif


Time ??? Time bends for you, guitar warrior ! biggrin.gif


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post May 3 2012, 03:59 AM
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Mr Ben -- I'm back again smile.gif

So I really enjoyed this one. Lot of different stuff going on.
It's not prefect. But I feel it's getting there. Tone not really happy with. I was using headphones and thought it sounded ok but when after I
rendered it and through my speakers, not so great.

Looking forward to your feedback.

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/quarterworlds-of-fantasia
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post May 3 2012, 08:41 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ May 3 2012, 03:59 AM) *
Mr Ben -- I'm back again smile.gif

So I really enjoyed this one. Lot of different stuff going on.
It's not prefect. But I feel it's getting there. Tone not really happy with. I was using headphones and thought it sounded ok but when after I
rendered it and through my speakers, not so great.

Looking forward to your feedback.

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/quarterworlds-of-fantasia


Zoooooooooooooooooooooooom - it's always epic to see you ! smile.gif

Let me congratulate you on being the first to complete this mountainous Task, you did a grand job and let me tell you why...

Your bending was good and you solved the problem of the fast run.. you did exactly what I would have done if I needed to simplify it. Instead of straight 16th notes, you changed it to slower triplets which works brilliantly - you solved the riddle ! biggrin.gif

Have yourself a Donut of Celebration and bask in your glory ! cool.gif



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post May 3 2012, 10:17 AM
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On the subject of Donuts, I've made an exciting new addition to Guitar Bushido so check it out ! biggrin.gif

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=44186


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post May 5 2012, 10:40 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 2 2012, 10:34 AM) *
Time ??? Time bends for you, guitar warrior ! biggrin.gif

You werer right. I've bent time ! It still thursday ! biggrin.gif

Ok, here is my take. I didn't spend a lot of time on it but it's not as bad as I first thought (hope you will agree with that wink.gif )
I can tell I've made a lot of progress working with you thes last few weeks, I never could have recorder a song so quickly before. Thank you Sensei smile.gif

http://soundcloud.com/grindguer/theme-from-quarterworlds-of/s-q2qup


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post May 5 2012, 11:11 AM
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Haha ! You have learnt the secrets of bending time !

I find that I'm still living happily in 1984 (which was before I was even born, but hey !) biggrin.gif

Great submission double G.. I really like it. This is a nice piece to listen to and if I'm still enjoying listening to it then your guitar playing had to have been good wink.gif

I like the way you nailed those micro bends at the beginning of the opening phrases too.. they're important to the phrase ! Good work !


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post May 5 2012, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 5 2012, 12:11 PM) *
Haha ! You have learnt the secrets of bending time !

I find that I'm still living happily in 1984 (which was before I was even born, but hey !) biggrin.gif

Oouch ! That wasn't nice, it makes me feel really old ! ohmy.gif
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Thanks for the comments anyway, I really appreciated it.

I'm gonna try to earn a donnut now ! Zoom, take care, I'm on my way. wink.gif


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post May 5 2012, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ May 5 2012, 01:29 PM) *
I'm gonna try to earn a donnut now ! Zoom, take care, I'm on my way. wink.gif


Donut Wars !

It was only a matter of time.... tongue.gif


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post May 22 2012, 04:30 PM
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Good Morning Ben,
I only have 20 more 6-day weeks, then I'll be in the shadows ready to clutch one of those mystical confectionery delights.

btw, will you eventually be giving away one of these Doughnut Guitars?
Is it true that I'll be able play better with those strings vibrating through my wrist?

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Anyways, here's my take. When looking at these videos, it seems on some vibratos, I'm not returning the string back to it's original pitch.
(It's like I'm pulling down on it)



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post May 22 2012, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE (MossRoller @ May 22 2012, 04:30 PM) *
Good Morning Ben,
I only have 20 more 6-day weeks, then I'll be in the shadows ready to clutch one of those mystical confectionery delights.

btw, will you eventually be giving away one of these Doughnut Guitars?
Is it true that I'll be able play better with those strings vibrating through my wrist?

Attached Image

Anyways, here's my take. When looking at these videos, it seems on some vibratos, I'm not returning the string back to it's original pitch.
(It's like I'm pulling down on it)



Yes, it is true that Donut power will increase your guitar skills !! smile.gif

(may not be medically proven.)

This sounds really great, Moss. I didn't notice any out of tune vibrato actually so all is good ! That downward technique is quite popular and even Emir himself appears to use it too. I prefer to have some 'down and out' wrist angle to it but that's just me. You can make that style work too ! smile.gif

Nice work. When you catch up with the other guys they're gonna start feeling the pressure ! biggrin.gif


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