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maharzan
Hey Muris,

So, after a long wait, finally I have been able to be guided by you although you have been so helpful all these days. Thank you. smile.gif

I will try to brief a few things about me and my playing here.


BACKGROUND

My name is Chandra Maharzan and am from Nepal as you may have already known by now. I am 31 years old (wow growing old now). I learnt the basic chords when I was 15 years through friends and since then just practicing on my own. I never owned a guitar until I was like 26. Gears are pretty expensive and I had to wait until I earned for myself. Yet I didn't have an amp so I had to wait for another 2 years. So, virtually, I was able to play on a gear for the last 3 years or so ON and OFF.

Playing guitar has mostly become a hobby and I haven't been able to practice every day not until I joined GMC anyway. Work / Priorities always set playing guitars aside. I do have an ON/OFF band (NISSIM - http://nissim.com.np), mainly a vocalist and we have been together since school days. We also have an album on our heads (mostly my composition) which was released free online. I did all the arrangements as well and mixing/vocals/bass was done in the studio. I have another 8-9 songs ready to be recorded. These are songs not instrumentals though.

I had bought a few videos by Kris at GMC few years back and I think GMC didn't exist. I never got time to go back to those videos though, only watched a few times and then that was it. I later somehow found about GMC (probably Google Search) and then I looked over few videos, especially yours and was determined to start doing 'something' with my guitar skills and thus instantly became a member. What was in my mind was to improve playing at speed so I can run some fast riffs on my compositions at times. I have given myself a year and then to at least come up with one good single instrumental track with some or all techniques like tapping, sweep, fast riffs, melody, etc. I know I am not being realistic though.


INFLUENCES

I like most compositions by Joe Satriani. Absolutely love this guy. I have tried to listed to Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson but I never listened to them twice mainly because either they are too fast or too technical. I do like For the Love of God by Vai though (to be frank I don't listen to music much, didn't have access to it as a child) But somehow have been managed to follow Joe Satriani a lot. Lately, I am trying to catch up with Andy Timmons after I found this name at a thread in GMC. Sounds pretty cool. I am not much into classic rock or blues. I do like ROCK mainly, some hard rock, alternative and grunge (not very heavy ones though).


CURRENT STATUS

Since I have joined GMC, I have noticed I have improved quite a bit. Mainly on vibrato and alternate picking. I have been practicing or done few RECs which mainly involves alternate picking. Interesting thing is when I was learning guitar (until 18 - for 3 damn years) I didn't know anything about alternate picking, isn't that funny? I always used to use down stroke and always found it hard to get some fast leads. I feel so stupid. sad.gif

You might have already seen my RECs, those mainly define where I am right now. Since past 2 months or so I have been practicing your Mixolydian Soloing (Intermediate level) and Pinky Excercise by Piotr Kaczor but still finding it hard to get to the tempo.

Main problem: Sync. I have been getting there.

With the pinky excercise, my pinky used to hurt a lot but now it has overcome that (only hurts a little) and I think I can do a REC on that pretty soon.

While doing my REC, I have noticed myself that the fast riffs are out of timing. So since past few days I have also been practicing your Timing Excercise lesson. And as expected that last part is pretty fast.


PROBLEMS
Hand Sync at speed - AP
Vibrato (I think I resolved that about 90%)
Definitely Stamina, even though if I get it in sync for few bars, if the fast riff is pretty long, I am gone. My fingers just cannot hold the pick at the same position.


WHAT I NEED TO IMPROVE ON

All I know is AP. I have practised a lot when I was doing few Satch licks and they mainly involved legato, so I guess I am good at it (although you probably haven't seen anything on that).

I definitely need to work on Timing. Never practised on a metronome so that probably reflects it.

(Almost) Never done Tapping, Sweep picking.

I think I will call my strength as composition, AP, Legato.


WHAT I NEED TO ACHIEVE

As I mentioned before too, I need to become a good player that can play great slow melodies and sometimes run some fast licks as well, overall a better composer. I do understand I need to practice all the techniques that is there on the guitar, not necessary style (should come by itself as we practice).

I do not want to touch tapping or sweeping at the moment. I want to master one thing. Playing in sync at speed using alternate picking confidently and definitely improve the timing too. I want to be confident at listening to a backing track and fill it with faster (longer than just a bar) licks while improvising as well. Enough of just thinking and playing slow 2s and 4s. Time for triplets, 16s and 32s!!! smile.gif

Am I asking too much? biggrin.gif


VIDEOS









Here are the collabs I have done:

Latest (D Mixolydian) : http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&id=17524
NeoClassical for beginners: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&id=17248
Muris Varajic
Welcome Chandra. smile.gif

I'm not gonna waste our time here writing long line
so lets get down to business right away!

Here's one of my fav lesson on GMC, in style of Lukather.
This piece is very melodic and powerful,
includes tons of vibrato, bending, bit of AP and 2 taps or som,
I hope you wouldn't mind those. wink.gif
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/
And here's backing track as well.
Click to view attachment

As I ask every student in MTP I'm gonna ask you the same,
I would like one regular take on this lesson
and also one or few improvised ones, to see your ideas and everything, ok?

Are there some other lessons of me that you've been working atm?

Talk soon, welcome once again. smile.gif
maharzan
Guess what? I have been listening to this lesson for quite sometime now. smile.gif There are quite many techniques in there. I will work on it for sure. I am not sure of the 'improvised' one though. I will try. I 'suck' at improvising.

I have been working on 2 of your lessons as I have mentioned before.

1. Mixolydian Soloing Intermediate
2. Timing Excercise

I will post in a few days. smile.gif

Thanks Muris.

BTW, I completely forgot that I actually need to understand all the THEORIES!! How could I have forgotten that lol. I am not being used to Mixolydian mode (all I have been practicing). But definitely would like to jump over to other modes as well. I have read, watched a few videos on youtube as well and although I understand for that moment, I forget it all the time. smile.gif
Muris Varajic
That sounds just great,
so we have 3 lessons to starts with right now!

I know, it can be pain to improvise if you're not comfortable with it
but we just must get over that and become better at improvising,
improvising successfully unlocks the fretboard, theory issues etc. smile.gif
maharzan
I went one round with Lukather lesson today. still get to grab the rhythm but I think I got the notes and finger positions. Whammys are pretty tricky. smile.gif will see where I am tomorrow.
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 5 2009, 05:24 PM) *
I went one round with Lukather lesson today. still get to grab the rhythm but I think I got the notes and finger positions. Whammys are pretty tricky. smile.gif will see where I am tomorrow.


Very good!
Looking forward to your take,
let me know if you need any help tho,
both theory and playing wise. smile.gif
playaxeman
Hi Chandra

Very nice of you to welcome me aboard, my friend.

I am sure this is going be be a great journey. Have fun
and go for it....

Cheers
Robert

maharzan
Thanks Robert! I am following your thread as well. Lots of theory going in there (which I need to know as well) would be really helpful.

Muris, To be frank, I have never ever used Whammy. And guess what, I have the JEM junior Guitar. Isn't that crazy? I have grabbed a the whammy bends (if thats what is called) but have noticed that your whammy is kind of stuck at one place. Mine just goes down (loose thread I guess). Is it supposed to stick up like yours? Its nothing serious but have noticed that the ending part is quite hard to do since I have to pull it back and lower the volume at the same time.

I also noticed that there are chromatic notes at places but really sounds so pleasant ( you don't notice at all) . I mean if I am improvising and I play some chromatic notes, it sounds aweful.. biggrin.gif as if this guy doesn't know scales and playing random.. you know what I mean. But I shouldn't be comparing. lol. I am getting the hang of it and I am learning quite many techniques in here, whammy for sure, bending, vibrato and definitely 2 notes per string AP. That is quite hard to do since I am so used to 3 notes per string AP from your other lessons. smile.gif

back to practice! smile.gif
Muris Varajic
Glad you're having fun with the lesson! smile.gif

However I didn't quite understand your observation about whammy.
What do you mean by stuck at one place, not loosing intonation maybe?

And those chromatic lines are nice indeed, Like does them very often as some other players too.
But if you want to throw some chromatic into your playing or improvising
you need to know when and how to add it.
Most often we do that as we connect notes of the scale or chord
using all semi tones in between.
So it has to be done on purpose and with knowledge in order to sound smooth!


Let me know if you need any extra explanation tho. smile.gif


maharzan
So, I practiced this today and its 90% done (I think).. just few fast notes I miss but with some practice it should be good.

About whammy, I meant, when I pull the whammy up, it goes down again when I set it loose. Yours is still at the same position. I am not meaning tones or sound here.. just the mechanical portion. smile.gif
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 6 2009, 02:38 PM) *
So, I practiced this today and its 90% done (I think).. just few fast notes I miss but with some practice it should be good.

About whammy, I meant, when I pull the whammy up, it goes down again when I set it loose. Yours is still at the same position. I am not meaning tones or sound here.. just the mechanical portion. smile.gif


Ahh I see, well my whammy cannot go up at all
and in this very lesson you don't have to pull at up as well.
So your whammy acts just as it should, everything is normal.
My whammy can go only down but it also comes back in neutral position after I set it loose.

Well done with 90%!! smile.gif
maharzan
Perhaps you can see that when I post the video. smile.gif

I will try the recording tomorrow. My finger tips hurt today. smile.gif Too much bends I guess..
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 6 2009, 02:48 PM) *
Perhaps you can see that when I post the video. smile.gif

I will try the recording tomorrow. My finger tips hurt today. smile.gif Too much bends I guess..


Tomorrow is just fine, have a break from bends, it can really hurts sometimes. smile.gif
maharzan
Hey Muris,

Just wanted to say that I am loving Andy Timmons so much. Have been looking over his videos since yesterday. smile.gif I found this guy before when I was doing a search on Mesa Boogie / G-Force stuff and also saw someone mentioning him here in the forums. He uses the gears too and the best thing is his tone is good to the ears. Guess when ppl grow old, they look for more warm tones. smile.gif I am one of them.

Anyway, apart from that, I have been able to record a take (almost after 20 takes). I just miss one section or the other. As you can see TIMING is the main issue I have. I really need to improve on that. I know I haven't practiced much as other lessons (2 days turn around) so bound to miss things. But I wanted to put this up so you know what I lack and you can suggest what I can improve on. Be harsh as much as possible. smile.gif

So, here it is.

Thanks!

Muris Varajic
Oh yeah, Any Timmons is nothing but amazing tone wise
and you noticed is nicely,
as people grow own they go to more warm tones which is quite natural after all. smile.gif

And that was one fine take you made!!
This lesson IS pretty though one timing wise
and you still did it pretty decent after not soo much time practicing.
Ofc course it could be better
and here are few things that I would try to fix.
One this I noticed it that you pick notes very light with the pick.
Light picking is good but it actually doesn't help a lot
when you're struggling with timing on certain piece of music,
you need to pick harder in order to really FEEL every note
that you play and so the timing.

Those chromatic lines kind a confuse you,
as you can see they are kind a "blended" time wise
and after that you have straight 32th runs,
both in Bb major pentatonic 2nps lick (which includes one grace note on A string tho)
and the lick after played mostly on high E string,
there is also small "blended" chromatic and then straight 32ths.

I suggest you to break those 2 lines,
play then very slowly and try to fully realize when those straight 32ths are starting.
Also add more power into your picking, it should help.

There are also few more spots where timing wasn't 100% correct
but those were mostly longer notes so I guess you just need to listen to main video more,
to capture those timings fully.


Well done so far, looking forward to better take! smile.gif
maharzan
Thanks Muris.. I will listen to it more carefully and try another take. smile.gif
Muris Varajic
You're very welcome, looking forward to it. smile.gif
maharzan
Ok, I am not sure what key is (I lack theory) but I think its in Gm.

Chords: (I usually take quite much time to find chords, if I can (simple ones).. I think few doesn't sound right maybe not normal chords.. I have tried by best to find them.. Let me know where I am wrong.

Thanks!

Gm
Eb
Cm
Gm Bb
F

Eb
Eb (sounds different but can't figure out, perhaps a note different?)
F
Ab
Gm
A
F
Gm (theres another note in here too.. Gm/F or something)
maharzan
Ah, now I got it. I wasn't understanding what you were saying (on the chat). I did play the chromatic ones but I guess it didn't sound like I played.. lol. will practice it more and listen to the video more times. I was just in a hurry to do a take. smile.gif

Thanks Muris. I was wondering if I missed any other notes that wasn't on the tab.
Btw, what does Lpb means in the tab?

Thanks Muris.

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 7 2009, 12:32 PM) *
Those chromatic lines kind a confuse you,
as you can see they are kind a "blended" time wise
and after that you have straight 32th runs,
both in Bb major pentatonic 2nps lick (which includes one grace note on A string tho)
and the lick after played mostly on high E string,
there is also small "blended" chromatic and then straight 32ths.
Muris Varajic
Chords were ALMOST perfect!

I'll give you a hint tho,
there is also Fm chord in the progression, and D as well, try to locate them.
This Gm chord at the end confuses you cause guitar plays A note which is 9th,
A note is also included in F chord. smile.gif

As for notes, I think you got them all. wink.gif

Lpb, L is tied note, has nothing to do with technique whatsoever,
just an extension of a note, prolonged duration,
it appears when a note played in one bar sounds in next bar as well.
pb should be prebend but in this case you have probably played that prebend in bar before. smile.gif
Neurologi
Sorry to hijack your thread, guys. I will be most brief. Just curious maharzan. Tones in your latest upload. Triaxis? smile.gif I like it.
maharzan
Thanks Muris.

I will lay them out again. smile.gif

Gm
Eb
Cm
Gm F
F

Eb Eb/D
Fm
Bb
Ab
Gm
A
D
Gm9

Hopefully I got it right.. I am really not good at ear (need a lot of time).. I can hardly tune (noticed since childhood) whereas my vocalist can tune so fast just by ear.

@Neurologi

Not a problem at all!! Thanks. smile.gif

HELL YEAH!!! Its the raw Mark IIC yellow channel and slight delay added on my pro tools LE. I hate Guitar Rig 3 now and all my digital model boxes! On that note, I NEED A G-FORCE NOW!!

QUOTE (Neurologi @ Sep 8 2009, 04:46 AM) *
Sorry to hijack your thread, guys. I will be most brief. Just curious maharzan. Tones in your latest upload. Triaxis? smile.gif I like it.


Muris, That reminds me to ask you how to save preset in triaxis? I have this tone Mark IIC Lead channel but the master is too loud for ProTools and clips. All the time when I turn on the triaxis, I have to press those buttons to 2.0. How do I save it as a preset so I don't have to fiddle around with the arrows again? I looked in the manual but didn't find.. they have the ones with midi pedal or something I think.. Pocket Pedals as they say..

Thanks!
Neurologi
QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 8 2009, 07:20 AM) *
Muris, That reminds me to ask you how to save preset in triaxis? I have this tone Mark IIC Lead channel but the master is too loud for ProTools and clips. All the time when I turn on the triaxis, I have to press those buttons to 2.0. How do I save it as a preset so I don't have to fiddle around with the arrows again? I looked in the manual but didn't find.. they have the ones with midi pedal or something I think.. Pocket Pedals as they say..


Page 1 To enter and save new parameter settings ... or
Page 3 Copy Feature


Yep. I haven't played my Triaxis in years but seems I can tell what it sounds like ... smile.gif
maharzan
Ah Thanks neurologi. I was looking at the middle of the manual where there was step by step only find that its actually for midi pedal board. Cool, its the trained ears!! wink.gif
Muris Varajic
I believe it's copy button, yeah, maybe you have to hold it for few secs or som, not sure,
haven't used it in months, would have to plug it and try again. huh.gif
One thing tho, there are presets and programs,
preset is actually your sound, settings that you use (mode, amount of gain, EQ etc),
program is just a midi location and there are 127 of them.
In other words, you can store same presets on several location or on several programs,
that would be "copy preset to program" feature,
I was doing it a lot but I really cannot tell for sure how to do it,
must look at the manual.
It's very useful option when you use Triaxis with a FX unit such is G Force,
you make 2 identical programs using same preset on Triaxis
but you make to different programs on G Force, different effects.

As for progression, once again you were very close. smile.gif

Here's how it looks tho:
Gm, Ebmaj7, Cm, Gm, F, Ebmaj7, F, Bb,
Fm, Bb, Ebmaj7, Asus4, D, Gmadd9.

So we have Gm key in the beginning,
Fm chord leads us shortly into key of Eb.
Chord that brings things back to normal is Asus4,
it is supposed to work as second dominant, dominant for D chord which is dominant in a key of Gm.
However pure second dominant would be A major chord,
it sounds too obvious imho and that's why I used Asus4 instead.
One more thing, if you analyze guitar part you'll see that we play kind a Am pentatonic there
so it's actually made of Am chord, talking about this Asus4.

So you can use 2 scales here, Gm scale while we're in key of Gm
and then Eb scale, for key of Eb.
Over Asus4 the safest bet is to stick to the chord, without too much "scale like" playing.
Or you can simply try to sing a line and see what is it like,
as I suggested you in chat earlier. smile.gif
maharzan
Oops.. looks like I messed up pretty much with the chords. smile.gif

So, one thing I still am confused is, do we actually play the chord and the scale of that chord everytime? Such as in this case, Gm is the key and when we play F lets say... we play the F major scale ? and when we are in Fm, we play F minor scale? Does it work that way? I had an impression that with the Gm key, you only play G minor scale no matter which chord you are on. Wouldn't playing different scales land on to different notes? or are they kind of relative and they are the same scale and only depends on the starting note? Like the Bm harmonic and F# phrygian dominant scales that I encountered earlier on one of the collabs. smile.gif

wacko.gif
Muris Varajic
I see your question and here's the answer, theory involved ofc. wink.gif
Major and minor scales/of keys have 7 notes
and there's a chord on each of those notes.
We can build most simple ones as triads
or go more further with adding 7ths, 9ths etc.
Here are the chords in Gm scale/key:
Gm, Adim, Bb , Cm, Dm, Eb and F.
Gm scale works over ALL those chord while we are in a key of Gm.
I did played Gm scale only cause I have no where else to go, kind a! smile.gif
But there's another topic here called "strong notes",
it gives you smoother sound in your playing.
Strong note is usually a note included in certain chord that we are at,
those notes are fine spots to play longer notes.
Now if you analyze every chord in this lesson and every long note that
appears you'll realize that I was doing just that, all the time.
I'll mention singing, sing and analyze the notes,
99% your voice will naturally tend to lay down on "strong notes".

To be able to play strong notes you must know the structure of chords tho.
First long note that appears in this lesson is a D note, bended B string on 13th fret.
What chord do we have there?
It's Ebmaj7 chord and notes in that chord are : Eb, G, Bb and D.
It works like that, quite simple.

Same thing is with Eb scale or key.
Just be aware, it lasts for 3 chords ONLY, Fm, Bb and Eb,
after that we have Asus4 etc, I explained you what happened there. smile.gif
maharzan
Okay, I am still not SO clear on this but I guess it will develop as we do more lessons. Most of the time, I do it by ear, and see which note lies in the chord and play that when landing. I did 3 collaborations till now here on GMC and I have got quite a good feedback on them so I guess I just need to get the THEORY part of it which I suck at.

So, I will get this lesson recorded in a day or two and then also try an improvised version of it. Whatcha say?
Muris Varajic
Yeah, it comes with time, experience, hard work and more theory knowledge!

Few days is just fine, happy recordings
and looking forward to your takes. smile.gif
maharzan
Great.. On the side note about theory, I am looking over a few videos at youtube along with the wiki section here.. I have come to understand the chord formation (triads) and how major, minor, dim, augmented are constructed. This the basic theory I think. I did look over some that extended to dominant and 7ths but I will have to look over that again to understand fully.

And the interesting thing I found out yesterday was the Circle of the Fifths!! That was one cool lesson in there esp to know how many #s or bs there are.. I will have to try that myself but this was really interesting and all those THEORY stuff in there about Key signatures in there.. smile.gif

Anyway, I practiced a little today and looks like I am getting the feel / timing of the song. I can do those fast riffs now. hmm.. i m excited! Will try recording later.

Thanks Muris!
Muris Varajic
Nice research on chords,
those 4 types of chords are triads, yeah,
7th chords have more options and we will work on them
as we go deeply in MTP.

Circle of fifths is used for scales/keys with sharps,
to find out how many sharps are in specific key/scale.
Also there's circle of fourths,
we use it to find out all scales/keys with flats,
C (no flats), F (1 flat), then Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and Gb.
It also works with relative minors,
Am (no flats), Dm (1 flat), Gm, Cm, Fm, Bbm and Eb minor. smile.gif
maharzan
Hi Muris,

Still a bit sloppy but I just wanted to post it. I think this is a vast improvement from my last take but I see at least 2 sections I can improve on. will practice later and post it then.

Let me know your comments.. It does looks like I am still picking soft in the video.. biggrin.gif maybe I am.

So, here you go.

Muris Varajic
Much better, better control, wider vibrato!! smile.gif

Those chromatic lines are giving you most of the problems still,
specially in the last lick, over high E and B strings.
Perhaps you should add more chromatic exercises into your practicing,
like those standard 1234 2341 3412 etc exercises?
That with help you with finger independence for sure.
Your guitar wasn't 100% in tune tho but it doesn't spoil a progress, well done,
looking forward to better take and of improvised one! smile.gif
maharzan
Thanks Muris.. About chromatic, in the beginning before playing scales, all I was doing was chromatic excercises. But its been long and now it feels a bit uncomfortable.. all 4 fingers cramped together.. will get to that. I am still out on the faster licks particularly.. I think either I go way fast or a not behind. smile.gif need to correct that.

About tuning.. I haven't had any experience with the floating bridge (this is the only one I have). Here is what usually happens, I tune up the guitar... all screws tied and then fine tune. When its perfectly in tune, I play around and after few days, I notice, its tuned down again. I just tuned it on my last video.. Doesn't the floating bridge screws actually prevent guitar from tuning down/up? How can we actually keep it in tune most of the time? Is this a problem with the bridge? spring? I changed the strings about 3 months ago.. I can't afford to change every month.. not a professional player so.. you know. smile.gif
Muris Varajic
You mentioned floating bridge screws,
you mean screws on the back or screws on lock?
Screws on the back should help you to make a balance with strings
so the bridge is in "neutral" position, held in one place by strings and springs.
So your tuning problem might have something to do with springs or strings (3 months old).
But here's the catch, you actually have to re-tune every guitar all the time,
it cannot stay in perfect tune, certainly not for few days.
How much does it go down in tune?
maharzan
Oh I mean on the lock.. (neck).

usually its like little bit half of semitone I guess on all strings but 1 semitone in the 6th string.
maharzan
I am just asking because I am like fed up with unscrewing the lock and tuning all the time because the fine tuning screw is all the way up tight.. I tune.. detunes and then tie the fine tuning knot to tune again.. so next time I have unscrew all and redo again.. smile.gif
Muris Varajic
It happens to me as well, even without floating bridge.
I can't say if it's always semi tone in few days cause I retune it all the time,
I play very frequently!
Maybe it's the temperate in your room,
if it's kind a hot then string will loose tension and go flat, just an option,
doesn't have to be the case cause it's natural to stretch the string when playing
and make it going low in tune. smile.gif
Neurologi
I thought I would share a small tip that helped me big time with making the floating trem a little easier to deal with. Make sure the fine tuners are all the way out first (i.e. turning them anti-clockwise thereby detuning the guitar). After tuning with the machine heads to get it just about right .. detune them again just a tad to compensate for when locking down the nut. The guitar will go out of tune no matter what you do but when the fine tuners are all the way out to begin with you won't have to unlock the nut nearly as often because you have factored in maximum leeway in the fine tuners. It seems rather obvious but I only learnt this last week! smile.gif

Hope this helps.
maharzan
Thanks Guys for sharing your experiences. This thing is really really hard to tune. Think next guitar I will get will just be a fixed bridge. smile.gif
Neurologi
I share the same sentiments exactly! I only have one floating tremolo equipped guitar just like you and I vowed it will also be my last! tongue.gif Although, a Tremol-No unit could be helpful? I understand Muris uses one so could shed some light on whether it helps in this regard.
maharzan
I think the concept behind the floating bridge is that you lock the tune so that in a show, you don't have to often bypass and tune the guitar. In fixed bridges with no locking system, the tune often goes out and if you are using too much of bends and what not, it easily goes out of tune requiring to tune after every song or so. But at least, its easy to tune at that point. smile.gif
Neurologi
No. I mean "Tremol-No". Not tremolo. Easy to confuse. It is a product that you install in place of the existing tremolo unit. Although, I may well be mistaken that you are mistaken? wink.gif Anyway, either way, here is a link to show you what I mean: http://www.tremol-no.com/

I am considering installing one in each of my guitars that has a tremolo.
maharzan
Oh Never seen that.. smile.gif Anyway, will just have to do the hard way... now back to practice.. oh I wish I had time today.. such a busy day. sad.gif
maharzan
Hey Muris,

Heres another version. Hope its getting better. smile.gif

Muris Varajic
There are still some issues with timing on those faster licks,
you tend to swallow note or two in the end of each lick
so they don't sound as compact as they should.
So keep fixing those spots is possible
but lets break things a little, you've done good job with it so far. smile.gif
Time for improvised take!
As I told you earlier, if you're up for melodic line I suggest you to sing a little
over backing and catch those notes on fretboard,
feel free to add all other "guitar" licks ofc, pentatonic patterns,
legato licks, AP etc.

And you don't have to FULLY improvise a take tho,
you can compose few lines in the lick, I'm fine with that. smile.gif
maharzan
Yep.. thats where I want to improve.. play the notes well at speed and on time.
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (maharzan @ Sep 12 2009, 04:04 PM) *
Yep.. thats where I want to improve.. play the notes well at speed and on time.

Right on. smile.gif
maharzan
Hi Muris,

I just worked on a composition with the same backing track. I would want to put off improvisation at this point because this involves quite many chords and multiple scales and I can't just play the backing and start playing with it (not at this stage smile.gif). I think it won't be good to start with this immediately. And I am not that good at improvisation as well.

So, I just sat down today and tried a simple melodic lines. I just wish I had a lively, fast riffs. If its okay, I will record it tomorrow and post it here.

I would like to try out more lessons about improving licks at speed and perhaps involves more scales and complicated fingering as well.. Once I have a big library of faster licks, then I may be able to put it down on some improvisations as well. What are your suggestions?

Thanks.
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