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Cosmin Lupu
Hey there! Here's your own mentoring thread to enjoy biggrin.gif

Please tell me a bit about yourself and your goals plus your experience and knowledge so far, regarding music and guitar.

let's rock!


Cosmin
Bryze26
Hi Cosmin,I'm Brian from Philippines.Started playing guitar at age 14 now I'm 28.Type of music i play are rock,metal and been messin with blues before.Biggest influence for me is Joe Satriani but can play couple of his songs(the easy ones). I consider myself as an intermediate player.Before i have a band playing just cover songs but when work has dealt with me,i become a bedroom guitarist.I want to improve my technique and improvisational skill(lead,rhythm) in rock and metal music.I want to enjoy practicing my goals because sometimes i get bored and lose my morale.I'm lost what to practice to achieve these goals and i think im in a certain level as a guitar player but i cant move on to the next step.I'm Currently working on Metal Patterns no.1 lesson by Lian Gerbino and will post here as soon I speed things up.Thank you
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 12 2012, 09:57 AM) *
Hi Cosmin,I'm Brian from Philippines.Started playing guitar at age 14 now I'm 28.Type of music i play are rock,metal and been messin with blues before.Biggest influence for me is Joe Satriani but can play couple of his songs(the easy ones). I consider myself as an intermediate player.Before i have a band playing just cover songs but when work has dealt with me,i become a bedroom guitarist.I want to improve my technique and improvisational skill(lead,rhythm) in rock and metal music.I want to enjoy practicing my goals because sometimes i get bored and lose my morale.I'm lost what to practice to achieve these goals and i think im in a certain level as a guitar player but i cant move on to the next step.I'm Currently working on Metal Patterns no.1 lesson by Lian Gerbino and will post here as soon I speed things up.Thank you


Hello again Brian! smile.gif I am curious to see what your playing sounds like, so if you have some recordings - be it audio or video, please go ahead and post them in this thread, otherwise I shall be looking forward to the recording you are preparing for Lian's lesson. smile.gif What do you think?

All the best

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 13 2012, 10:00 AM) *
Hello again Brian! smile.gif I am curious to see what your playing sounds like, so if you have some recordings - be it audio or video, please go ahead and post them in this thread, otherwise I shall be looking forward to the recording you are preparing for Lian's lesson. smile.gif What do you think?

All the best

Cosmin

Sure thing.I'll post ASAP smile.gif
Bryze26
Hi Cosmin, here's my take for Lian's lesson:

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metal-lesson-no1


BT tempo is 90 percent of the original. smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Hey Brian! This could be perfect! The notes sound out very clean but you are just a WEE BIT behind the tempo - you should try and record somewhere at 80% of the tempo, focusing on being as tight with the drums as possible and then work your way up from there. What say you mu friend - ready to do this? smile.gif

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 14 2012, 08:47 AM) *
Hey Brian! This could be perfect! The notes sound out very clean but you are just a WEE BIT behind the tempo - you should try and record somewhere at 80% of the tempo, focusing on being as tight with the drums as possible and then work your way up from there. What say you mu friend - ready to do this? smile.gif

Cosmin


I'm ready for it my friend.thanks for the advice.I'll keep you posted smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 14 2012, 01:43 PM) *
I'm ready for it my friend.thanks for the advice.I'll keep you posted smile.gif


Always ready to help out smile.gif
Bryze26
hi cosmin,here's my second take:


http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metal-patterns-no-1-take-two


followed what you said.BT tempo 90 percent of the original. smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Hey Brian! I can definitely see improvement, although I know you can do better wink.gif let's point out some important aspects:

1) the guitar volume should be higher
2) your timing is still faulty in some spots - can you tap your foot to the ground when playing? It should activate a thing called the internal clock smile.gif it will seem a bit complicated at first, but believe me, it will work wonders on your timing senses biggrin.gif

Should we try one more take? Perhaps even slower?

Cosmin
Bryze26
No problemo Cosmin smile.gif will do another take at slower tempo.
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 17 2012, 11:03 AM) *
No problemo Cosmin smile.gif will do another take at slower tempo.


Perfect! I hope you ain't growing bored of this one already laugh.gif we can also work on something else in parallel if you'd like to smile.gif just let me know biggrin.gif a tempo/ rhythm based lesson would work wonderful for you at this point wink.gif

all the best

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 18 2012, 01:22 PM) *
Perfect! I hope you ain't growing bored of this one already laugh.gif we can also work on something else in parallel if you'd like to smile.gif just let me know biggrin.gif a tempo/ rhythm based lesson would work wonderful for you at this point wink.gif

all the best
Cosmin


I'll never get bored, this is a challenge for myself smile.gif anyway here is my third take at 80 percent of the BT tempo.

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metal-patterns-no-1-take-three

Other than rhythm/tempo based lesson which i will include in my regimen, any suggested lesson regarding developing my improvisational skill?Be metal or rock?smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 18 2012, 06:22 PM) *
I'll never get bored, this is a challenge for myself smile.gif anyway here is my third take at 80 percent of the BT tempo.

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metal-patterns-no-1-take-three

Other than rhythm/tempo based lesson which i will include in my regimen, any suggested lesson regarding developing my improvisational skill?Be metal or rock?smile.gif


hey man! It ain't bad smile.gif you're rushing a bit though, so you're ahead of the track in some spots, not too much, but I can feel it. Try to listen to the drums when you are playing and think of each note you play as having a corespondent beat in the drumtrack - the phrasing is composed just like this. You need to gain flow and balance when playing such stuff, k? Let's keep this tempo and try to obtain the groove biggrin.gif

As for recommendations, let's try these two:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neocla..._for_beginners/ very good for phrasing and tone control!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Him-Style-Love-Metal/ - this one will help you work on growing a groove and constant down picking is also important!

what do you think, are these two ok for you?

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 10:39 AM) *
hey man! It ain't bad smile.gif you're rushing a bit though, so you're ahead of the track in some spots, not too much, but I can feel it. Try to listen to the drums when you are playing and think of each note you play as having a corespondent beat in the drumtrack - the phrasing is composed just like this. You need to gain flow and balance when playing such stuff, k? Let's keep this tempo and try to obtain the groove biggrin.gif

I'll keep that in mind.I wont stop until i nail this one smile.gif
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 10:39 AM) *
As for recommendations, let's try these two:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neocla..._for_beginners/ very good for phrasing and tone control!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Him-Style-Love-Metal/ - this one will help you work on growing a groove and constant down picking is also important!

what do you think, are these two ok for you?

Cosmin


The lessons are great! Thanks man smile.gif i will update you with my progress biggrin.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 20 2012, 03:37 PM) *
I'll keep that in mind.I wont stop until i nail this one smile.gif


The lessons are great! Thanks man smile.gif i will update you with my progress biggrin.gif


Awesome, let's rock then, shall we? biggrin.gif
Bryze26
Hi Cosmin smile.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 10:39 AM) *
hey man! It ain't bad smile.gif you're rushing a bit though, so you're ahead of the track in some spots, not too much, but I can feel it. Try to listen to the drums when you are playing and think of each note you play as having a corespondent beat in the drumtrack - the phrasing is composed just like this. You need to gain flow and balance when playing such stuff, k? Let's keep this tempo and try to obtain the groove biggrin.gif


Here's my take once again of Lian's lesson.BT 80 percent of the orig. tempo biggrin.gif

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metalpatternno-1

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 10:39 AM) *
As for recommendations, let's try these two:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neocla..._for_beginners/ very good for phrasing and tone control!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Him-Style-Love-Metal/ - this one will help you work on growing a groove and constant down picking is also important!


Im still working on the "neoclassical solo for beginners lesson" will post my take ASAP biggrin.gif Here's my progress in "HIM Style Love Metal" lesson

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/himstyle-lovemetal

Thank you friend smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 22 2012, 11:18 AM) *
Hi Cosmin smile.gif



Here's my take once again of Lian's lesson.BT 80 percent of the orig. tempo biggrin.gif

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/metalpatternno-1



Im still working on the "neoclassical solo for beginners lesson" will post my take ASAP biggrin.gif Here's my progress in "HIM Style Love Metal" lesson

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/himstyle-lovemetal

Thank you friend smile.gif



Hey there mate! biggrin.gif I see good progress with the Metal Patterns - this is by far the tightest take! You are 97% there biggrin.gif I think you can start speeding up now but focus on the flow and groove ok? smile.gif The Love metal lesson has some timing issues here and there, it's the same like the Metal Pattern lesson. Man, you have to focus more and more on listening to the drums and keeping a tight rhythm, k?

Let's try 85percent with the Metal Patterns and 80percent with the love metal?

Let me know how it goes wink.gif

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 22 2012, 09:00 PM) *
Hey there mate! biggrin.gif I see good progress with the Metal Patterns - this is by far the tightest take! You are 97% there biggrin.gif I think you can start speeding up now but focus on the flow and groove ok? smile.gif The Love metal lesson has some timing issues here and there, it's the same like the Metal Pattern lesson. Man, you have to focus more and more on listening to the drums and keeping a tight rhythm, k?

Let's try 85percent with the Metal Patterns and 80percent with the love metal?

Let me know how it goes wink.gif

Cosmin


hi cosmin,Ive been busy these past few days.anyway,as you have advised here is my progress smile.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 27 2012, 06:59 AM) *
hi cosmin,Ive been busy these past few days.anyway,as you have advised here is my progress smile.gif

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Hey man! I want to congratulate you for the metal patterns as I can clearly feel your improvement but the timing in the rhythm lesson with HIM is a bit shaky. Try to internalize the groove and stick to it at an even slower pace smile.gif it worked for the metal patterns so it will work fir the HIM style leson as well biggrin.gif

Bear with me!

Cosmin
Bryze26
Thanks mate! smile.gif i can now clearly feel the rhythm for the metal pattern lesson.i think have the right now to increase its tempo a bit more.hehe.you can count on me to improve more on Him Style lesson.gotta feel that rhythm as well smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 28 2012, 09:29 AM) *
Thanks mate! smile.gif i can now clearly feel the rhythm for the metal pattern lesson.i think have the right now to increase its tempo a bit more.hehe.you can count on me to improve more on Him Style lesson.gotta feel that rhythm as well smile.gif

Since you made me proud with the metal patterns, yes you can increase the tempo with 5 more BPM's and in the same time I will have a surprise for you biggrin.gif

Cosmin
Bryze26
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 28 2012, 10:22 AM) *
Since you made me proud with the metal patterns, yes you can increase the tempo with 5 more BPM's and in the same time I will have a surprise for you biggrin.gif

Cosmin


5 more bpm wont be a problem i think smile.gif I'm looking forward for that surprise biggrin.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 28 2012, 11:24 AM) *
5 more bpm wont be a problem i think smile.gif I'm looking forward for that surprise biggrin.gif


smile.gif suure thing man
I'm here when u r ready
Bryze26
hi Cosmin,here's my retake of Him style rhythm at 80 percent tempo smile.gif

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/himstyle-rhythm-80_2


hope there is an improvement this time biggrin.gif I'm still cleaning up my playing for the metal patterns lesson.still adjusting for the new tempo that I'm practicing wink.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Hey mate! Very nice! The improvement is obvious and aside from the beginning where you felt pretty uncertain until 0:40 everything was very good! Try one more focusing on the part until 0:40 biggrin.gif

Very nice mate!!

Cosmin


QUOTE (Bryze26 @ Mar 29 2012, 05:00 PM) *
hi Cosmin,here's my retake of Him style rhythm at 80 percent tempo smile.gif

http://soundcloud.com/bryze26/himstyle-rhythm-80_2


hope there is an improvement this time biggrin.gif I'm still cleaning up my playing for the metal patterns lesson.still adjusting for the new tempo that I'm practicing wink.gif

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