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Jerry Arcidiacono
Hi Superize,

please write here something about yourself and your goals about the acoustic guitar. I know you're interested in playing acoustic pop guitar.
Please tell me something more, bands, some songs you want to learn, etc...

Cheers,
Jerry
superize
I bought my acoustic guitar this summer and have mostly been goofing around with it learning some easier version on songs from youtube. Like this one



i said i wanted to learn pop song and what i mean was that i am interested in learning to play acoustic songs for friends and family famous songs etc etc.....

I dont really have any bands that i listen to but i will let you know about songs later as we go

Learning to use more then just the open chords i already know and make it sound good when playing.

Learning how to use fingerpicking in songs

I also want to be able to sing the songs while i am playing but io am not sure you have any expertise in that......

Now lets get started as soon as possible.....

It would be reeally cool if we could start maybe with some christmas song since christmas is coming very soon...

Jerry Arcidiacono
Yes, I see your point.
I will back tomorrow with some stuff for you. For now, if you haven't see it before you can also take a look at my old Tu scendi dalle stelle lesson.
It's also a good fingerpicking exercise. Please tell me if you can play this tune so I can understand better your knowledge about fingerpicking technique.
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 2 2009, 01:22 AM) *
Yes, I see your point.
I will back tomorrow with some stuff for you. For now, if you haven't see it before you can also take a look at my old Tu scendi dalle stelle lesson.
It's also a good fingerpicking exercise. Please tell me if you can play this tune so I can understand better your knowledge about fingerpicking technique.


I have tried that one some times and the thing i find hardest is changing between chord shapes

Here is an acoustic christmas song i am learning now

Jerry Arcidiacono
Hi Superize,
if this exercise is not too simple for you, you should consider it as you first assignment.
We work for some fingers independence, here.
The deadline is december 8.

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superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 3 2009, 07:42 PM) *
Hi Superize,
if this exercise is not too simple for you, you should consider it as you first assignment.
We work for some fingers independence, here.
The deadline is december 8.

Click to view attachment


Yeah this will work good
Jerry Arcidiacono
Ok, let me know if you need any help while learning this.
I wrote the fingerings using Guitar Pro's default notation system.
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 3 2009, 07:51 PM) *
Ok, let me know if you need any help while learning this.
I wrote the fingerings using Guitar Pro's default notation system.


I have played with it some now and the chord changes are not that hard so i will try and get it as fast as i can and then i will record a video for you......
Jerry Arcidiacono
Ok, I just wanted to be sure you can read all the fingerings in the right way biggrin.gif
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 3 2009, 07:56 PM) *
Ok, I just wanted to be sure you can read all the fingerings in the right way biggrin.gif


That is not a problem
superize
I now have figured out what music i want to learn

Tenacious D
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 4 2009, 07:04 PM) *
I now have figured out what music i want to learn

Tenacious D


Yeah, I know something about Jack Black but, to be honest, I didn't know about this band.
I will keep this in my mind for the next assignments smile.gif
superize
Here is a first attempt for you

playing at 100 bpm



Cant get a good video quality since its dark outside.....but i will try and record my videos later when i got better lightning
Jerry Arcidiacono
I'm out of town to gig, I can't hear the audio right now. I will check your video tomorrow smile.gif
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 6 2009, 07:32 PM) *
Here is a first attempt for you

playing at 100 bpm



Cant get a good video quality since its dark outside.....but i will try and record my videos later when i got better lightning


Thank you for this take, Superize smile.gif
Since the deadline is tomorrow, could you record another take? No matter about the light condition. I wanna ask if you can check the difference between bars 1 and 3 wink.gif
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 7 2009, 11:41 AM) *
Thank you for this take, Superize smile.gif
Since the deadline is tomorrow, could you record another take? No matter about the light condition. I wanna ask if you can check the difference between bars 1 and 3 wink.gif


i dident noticed that one.... I will do another video for you

hope i got it right now.....



just let me now i anything needs fixing
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 7 2009, 12:23 PM) *
i dident noticed that one.... I will do another video for you

hope i got it right now.....



just let me now i anything needs fixing


Great job smile.gif
Take a look at this new exercise.
If you agree this is your next assignment.
Click to view attachment
You can work also with your right ring finger here, using 16th notes.

Let's discuss a little your REC take. It would be cool, in my opinion, to record a take of my The Beatles Style lesson or the recent lesson by Gerardo, Blackbird.

Let me know!




superize
I will work on the excericis and i will get back to you what REC i will do after i have had a better look at both lessons
Jerry Arcidiacono
Ok, the deadline for this second exercise is on december 13. Let me know if you need any help while playing this.
I will check the forum this evening.
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 8 2009, 08:55 AM) *
Ok, the deadline for this second exercise is on december 13. Let me know if you need any help while playing this.
I will check the forum this evening.


I have decided to do your Beatles lesson for this months REC because its shorter so i will have more time to focus on playing it rather then learning what to play......

I am not sure if i can manage to get a take that will pass but i will do my best
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 8 2009, 11:51 PM) *
I have decided to do your Beatles lesson for this months REC because its shorter so i will have more time to focus on playing it rather then learning what to play......

I am not sure if i can manage to get a take that will pass but i will do my best


Mmm... if you have seen some other lesson that you like in this area, feel free to post here smile.gif
We are working on fingerpicking right now but we'll move also on strumming, obviously.
So, you can take a look also at some strumming lessons for the REC.
superize
No i want to do this one... It will be a great challenge
Jerry Arcidiacono
Sounds great! Do you have a capo? Otherwise I will try to export another backing track using the right tonality.
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 9 2009, 10:53 AM) *
Sounds great! Do you have a capo? Otherwise I will try to export another backing track using the right tonality.


i got a capo so no worries
Jerry Arcidiacono
Yeah smile.gif
superize
After thinking it throgh for a while i am thinking that i wont be able to play that lesson for the rec bacaude i will never be able to llearn to play it up to speed in time......

So i was thinkning if i could do this instead

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...-guitar-lesson/
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 9 2009, 01:19 PM) *
After thinking it throgh for a while i am thinking that i wont be able to play that lesson for the rec bacaude i will never be able to llearn to play it up to speed in time......

So i was thinkning if i could do this instead

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...-guitar-lesson/


Absolutely yes smile.gif
Let me know if you need any help. I haven't seen Vinod around for awhile but I'll do my best to give you some suggestion.
superize
Update:

I have learned the chord changes on the excersis and will have a video for you by sunday.

I have almost learned all the notes and position changes on the Rec lesson so i am pretty confident that i will learn it this month.
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 10 2009, 10:56 PM) *
Update:

I have learned the chord changes on the excersis and will have a video for you by sunday.

I have almost learned all the notes and position changes on the Rec lesson so i am pretty confident that i will learn it this month.


Yeah, thank you for the update. Looking forward for the video (and the REC!) smile.gif
superize
Here is my take for the second assignment and this one gave me some problems.

I am playing it at 45 bpm with the GP file.

the chord changes are still getting me in some trouble and using all three fingers is feeling a bit tought so i would really ike to work a bit more on fingerpicking for the next assignment.

Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 13 2009, 09:28 PM) *
Here is my take for the second assignment and this one gave me some problems.

I am playing it at 45 bpm with the GP file.

the chord changes are still getting me in some trouble and using all three fingers is feeling a bit tought so i would really ike to work a bit more on fingerpicking for the next assignment.



Yeah, I like it smile.gif
Don't worry about the bpm, here it's just important to sync both hands and you're on the right way!
I will back to you in the next hours with the 3rd assignment.
Jerry Arcidiacono
Ok, here we go with the 3rd assignment.

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Chord progression is the same of assignment 2. We work with a differnt pattern for the right hand, here. Let me know if this exercise is what you expected wink.gif
superize
Yeah this will work good. biggrin.gif

Jerry Arcidiacono
Ok, keep me updated also about the Fur Elise lesson smile.gif
superize
QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Dec 14 2009, 12:42 PM) *
Ok, keep me updated also about the Fur Elise lesson smile.gif


i could record a slower take for you so you can see where i am at....
Jerry Arcidiacono
No need to record this. Just let me know if you find some hard part while learning the tune.
superize
I can almost play all the parts so all i need to do is play it over and over again and then i can play it so no problem
Jerry Arcidiacono
Sounds good smile.gif
Jerry Arcidiacono
The deadline for the 3rd assignment is december 19! biggrin.gif
superize
I havent worked on this as much should have but here is a take on 50 bpm

Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 19 2009, 11:49 PM) *
I havent worked on this as much should have but here is a take on 50 bpm



Very good, superize. I will back to you with the last assignment in the next hours - gonna checking my gear for the gig I have today.
Jerry Arcidiacono
Here's the last assignment for this month!

Click to view attachment

Same chords, different pattern for the right hand. This is useful, so you shouldn't notice any problems while changing chords, while it's very important to master different patterns with the picking hand. Remember that those shapes are very common in pop/rock and classical music!
The deadline for this assignment is december 26 - let's have a break on the Christmas day, at least biggrin.gif
Let me know how things are going with the REC smile.gif
superize
Hey Jerry i will not make the deadline on the excersise because i will be going away today and i wount have any internet where i am going ut i will take my guitar with me and work on it and record when i get home
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 26 2009, 10:42 AM) *
Hey Jerry i will not make the deadline on the excersise because i will be going away today and i wount have any internet where i am going ut i will take my guitar with me and work on it and record when i get home


Thank you for the update, superize. Have a nice and safe trip smile.gif
Looking forward to your take.
superize
Finall here it is but i am not satisfied and this on gave me problems....

I got some problems that the sound is really bad when recording with my webcam

Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 30 2009, 11:27 PM) *
Finall here it is but i am not satisfied and this on gave me problems....

I got some problems that the sound is really bad when recording with my webcam



Pretty good take, anyway smile.gif
Just keep attention on your left hand. Try to press the string "before" the fret. To see what I mean, look at your left ring finger on the G7 chord! smile.gif

How things are going with Fur Elise?
superize
I tried to record it tonight but no succes. I got pretty frustrated when playing so i stopped and i will try again soon....
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Dec 31 2009, 12:37 AM) *
I tried to record it tonight but no succes. I got pretty frustrated when playing so i stopped and i will try again soon....


Take your time, superize. You should play that piece as much as you can before to start to record.
No matter if you can't record the REC in time. Just play the piece slowly so you can learn it in the right way, without rush. smile.gif
I will check the forum from time to time today!
superize
Rec take will be recorded tonight.......
Jerry Arcidiacono
QUOTE (superize @ Jan 2 2010, 01:58 PM) *
Rec take will be recorded tonight.......


Thank you for this update. I guess we're still in time smile.gif
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