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11 Dec 2013
26 Jan 2012
Original lesson: Instrumental Rock III by Piotr Kaczor
After a looooong break of playing i thought it's time now to start practicing again and Meastro Piotr's lesson was exactly what i needed to get motivated. Thanks Piotr .. :) I've never used the whammy bar that much and tuning became a real challenge on this one. Still not sure about some bends here and there, but you guys will tell me i guess :) Anyway, hope you like it :) Cheers, Andy Used gear : Ibanez SV5470, Logic Pro, GuitarRig 4
20 Dec 2009
Hi guys ... it's been a while !!
I was a bit busy lately to care about this nice little "piece of gear" i recently got delivered .. named Misha
Anyway, i still have had some time to practice sometimes and thought to share some videos i did over the last few weeks.
Both takes have some flaws here and there, but i hope you enjoy them nonetheless
Guthrie Govan's "LA Acoustic" solo of the "melodic series 1" from jamtrackcentral.com:
Marco Sfogli's "Still Hurts":
4 Sep 2009
I think you are already well aware of my overall playing, but i try to sum it up a bit more:
Hm .. don't know. I guess i have a good sense of melody. Maybe this strength is often a weakness as well for me. Sometimes i try to do things too melodic and with that very predictable(?). I would like to add more "Jazz" in what i play. Still melodic, but less obvious .. don't know if this makes sense.
My feel for rhythm is not too bad ether, but i often use the same rhythm pattern over and over again
My main technical weakness is alternate picking, i just can not pick faster then 16th at 120bpm. Speed is not my main focus, but it blocks my overall progress somehow. I tried everything to push it further and changed my picking hand position a few times. My right hand easily get tensed. I'm left handed btw, but play right hand guitars. Not sure how you could help me on that, but maybe you have some ideas for exercises.
I more and more dislike my vibrato. I would appreciate if you could just keep an eye/ear on every take i will upload and give me some feedback about the vibrato as well. Maybe this will force me to concentrate more on it and not just apply vibrato automatically as i often do by now.
Other than that i feel quite comfortable on the guitar, just have to continue to practice of course and get better. Technics like sweep, tapping are not my main skills, but i didn't practiced this a lot ether.
I studied a lot of theory the last time and have now a good understanding of it ... in theory. Oxac said this quite well in his CV .. i would like to have this knowledge more INSTANTLY available in every key.
When i see a chord progression i would like to see the progression as cadences or something similar. Maybe others are interested in this as well and you could create some analyzes course(?). Don't know .. some paper homework, reharmonization tasks ... I just don't know how to practice this to feel more free with it. Any ideas and task you can give me are welcome !!
My main goals in this MTP is theory and to apply theory. I would like to learn more "tools" similar to what we have done in your class type collabs. To concentrate on small tasks only, but a lot of them To compose solos over a backing would be great as well.
I have the possibility to create backings (drums and other VSTs). Maybe the task could be as well to create backings based on certain rules, cadences, etc .. to create tracks with a certain mood.
Overall i would like to work more on musical aspects instead to focus too much on technical stuff. I have no problem to sit down for hours and practice technics, but i need a lot of motivation to turn on my brain and concentrate on each note i play.
Let me know if you need more informations .. Thank you Pedja !!
8 Jul 2009
I wanted to share with you a take i did on "Orange Jam". The beginning is obviously inspired by Jack Thammarat's take, but i tried to develop my own melodic ideas after the first 20 sec.
The backing is available for free at rotosound and bluesjamtracks if someone want to give it a try. I think it's a really nice backing ..
Hope you like it
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29 Nov 2013 - 22:59
Welcome back I guess o_O_\m/
26 Jan 2012 - 17:15
hey andy.. what u been doing? its nearly a year you uploaded some videos.. common.. we need more.. :D
22 Sep 2010 - 7:44
Well done for the REC video (ALL 5). You nailed it :)
25 Mar 2009 - 14:30
Been a bit curious. What equipment do you use for recording, mate? :)
24 Jan 2009 - 21:14
Thanks for the add. :)
I see that you live in Paris. :D That´s only 4 hours driving from here. B)
21 Dec 2008 - 23:05
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