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Alex Feather
Hi Carmine! I am happy to mentor you! Together we can achieve great results!!!
Before we will start I have a few questions so I can understand what you are looking for!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
Happy to have you on board!!!! I am very excited!
carminemarotta
Here my answers:
1) Being a better bedroom player, able to play my favourite tunes
2) switching from one lesson to another without finishing any and therefore not getting anything from them
3) I am willing to learn
4)how difficult to answer. Many of them. Edge, Gilmour, Summers, Santana, Richards but Joao Gilberto and Martin Taylor as well.

Carmine
Alex Feather
Great! I will help you with your goals and you will be better than just a bedroom guitar player!!!!
Here are a few things to start with! I have created a backing track for you to practice!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/carmine-mentoring
The chord progression is very simple
G - C9 - Em7 - D
G major


C major9


E minor7 Gilmor version


D major


Since I have never heard you play before I would like you to record a little solo over this track
We will analyze it together and I will start giving you licks and exercises to work on!

For now I made a Guitar pro file with all the modes in a key of G major I would like you to use some of those as well!
Click to view attachment
You can also play
E minor pentatonic


A minor pentatonic


B minor pentatonic


Here is the tab for all modes in G major
                           All modes in G major                               


Track 1
F# locrian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
E||-----------------------------------------3-|
B||-----------------------------------3-5-7---|
G||-----------------------------2-4-5---------|
D||-----------------------2-4-5---------------|
A||--------2----------3-5---------------------|
E||--2-3-5------------------------------------|


G major
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--5-7-8-7-5-----------------------------|
------------8-7-------5-----------------|
------------------------7-5-4-----------|
------------------------------7-5-4-----|
------------------------------------7-5-|
----------------------------------------|


A dorian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------5-7-9-|
-----------------------------5-7-9-------|
--3-------------5--------7-9-------------|
----7-5-3-5-7-8--------------------------|


B phrigyan
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
---------7-8-10-12----------10-8-------------------|
--7-8-10-------------------------12-10-8-----------|
-----------------------------------------11-9-7----|
------------------------------------------------10-|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|


C lydian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
--9-7--------------------------------------9-10-|
------10-9-7-----------------------9-10-12------|
-------------10-8-7--------8-10-12--------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------10-12-14-15-14-12----------|
-------------10-12-13-------------------15-13-12-|
-----9-11-12-------------------------------------|
--12---------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|


D mixolydian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
--14-12-11--------------------------------------------------|
-----------14-12-10-----------------------------------------|
------------------------------14-12-10-------------------12-|
---------------------------------------14-12-10-12-14-15----|


E ionian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-----------------------------------------14-15-17-19-17-|
--------------------------13-------15-17----------------|
-----------------12-14-16-------------------------------|
--------12-14-16----------------------------------------|
--14-15-------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|


F# locrian
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S W
--15------------------------------------------------------|--3----------------|
-----19-17-15---------------------------------------------|--0----------------|
--------------17-16-14------------------------------------|--0----------------|
-------------------------------17-16-14-------------------|--0----------------|
----------------------------------------17-15-14----------|--2----------------|
-------------------------------------------------17-15-14-|--3----------------|


-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||



I am looking forward to hear your ideas! Please let me know if you have any questions!!!
carminemarotta
Alex
just 40 seconds playing the E minor pentatonic (the only scale i know, I am afraid). Please note, at the moment I can not record the backing track. I should solve this little problem within few weeks.
Here the link to You Tube:
http://youtu.be/pquvcqTAx78

Regards
Carmine
Alex Feather
You did a great job!!! I like your take a lot! Very melodic!!!
Things we need to work on:
-Timing
-Licks
-Vibrato
-Bends

I want to start with a few licks that you can start practicing it will help you develop your own phrasing and will help you grow as a guitar player!

Here is a few blues licks I made
They are in key of G major and based on E minor pentatonic!
So you can practice them over the backing track I did for you!


Track 1
S S S S S S S S E S S Q E S S S S S S E S S Q
E||-----5-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
B||--8b---8p-5-7p-5---5---------------|--------8-------------------------|
G||-----------------7---5b------------|-----/9---9\-7-5h-7-5b------------|
D||-------------------------7---5~----|------------------------7---7~----|
A||---------------------------7-------|--------------------------7-------|
E||-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


W S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
-------------------|---------5--------------------------|
-------------------|-------5---8p-5---5-----------------|
-------------------|----7b----------7---8p-7p-5---5~----|
-------------------|----------------------------7-------|
-------------------|------------------------------------|
-------------------|------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S H W
------------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------------|-------------------|
--L---------------------------|-------------------|
----7-5-----------------------|-------------------|
--------7-6-5\-3/-4-----------|-------------------|
--------------------5~--------|-------------------|


Q S S S S S S S S S S E S S E Q H
--------------5-------------------|------------------------|
------------5---8p-5---5----------|------------------------|
-------5h-6----------7---5h-7p-5--|------------------------|
--7-------------------------------|---------5b-------------|
----------------------------------|--7-5-7-----------------|
----------------------------------|------------------------|


Q E E Q Q H H W
--------10b--12--8b----------|-----------------------|-------------------|
--13-------------------10----|-----------------------|-------------------|
-----------------------------|--/14~-----------------|-------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|


S S E S S E Q Q Q Q S S S S E E
---------17---------17----------------|--20b----20b----17h-19p-17----17-------|
--17h-19-----17h-19-----20b----20b----|---------------------------20-----20b--|
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


W W
-------------------|-------------------|
--L----------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|


E S S E S S E S S E E H H
--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
------20p-17-----20p-17-----20p-17-----20b--|--L-----------------|
-------------19---------19---------19-------|--------------------|
--19----------------------------------------|--------------------|
--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
--------------------------------------------|--------------------|


W S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-------------------|-------5------5------5------5------5----|
-------------------|--5h-7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-|
-------------------|----------------------------------------|
-------------------|----------------------------------------|
-------------------|----------------------------------------|
-------------------|----------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S W
----5------5------5------5------5------|-------------------||
--7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-7---5h-7-|-------------------||
---------------------------------------|-------------------||
---------------------------------------|-------------------||
---------------------------------------|-------------------||
---------------------------------------|-------------------||


Also here is Guitar Pro file!
Click to view attachment
carminemarotta
Thanks
They are quite fast, aren't they?

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 23 2012, 01:59 PM) *
Thanks
They are quite fast, aren't they?

Carmine

You don't have to play them fast!
A good way to start is to start practicing them very slow and try to build up the speed! Or you can keep them slow and turn them in to your own licks! The good thing about those exercises is that they will fit any style of music and you can use them in any key!
Those are the basic licks but they are very useful!!!
I also wanted you to practice different pentatonics using the backing track!
You can play:
A minor blues pentatonic


B minor blues pentatonic


E minor blues pentatonic


Here is a very good exercise you can do!!!
Take all three pentatonics and try to create your own licks by combining them!
Here is an example:
                           Pentatonic combination                              


Track 1
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
E||-------------------------------7-10-|----7-10---7-10---------------------|
B||------------------------7-8-10------|--8------7------5-8-5---------------|
G||------------------7-8-9-------------|----------------------8-7-5---------|
D||------------5-7-9-------------------|----------------------------7-5-7---|
A||------5-6-7-------------------------|------------------------------------|
E||--5-7-------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Try creating your own combinations!!!
carminemarotta
Alex
I am starting to learn the first three licks. Shameless, I post them here. Very slow and as usual could not record the backing track.

http://youtu.be/iT-Wz9OWYiE

Wait for your comments and instruction on how to proceed.
Goodnight
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 23 2012, 09:57 PM) *
Alex
I am starting to learn the first three licks. Shameless, I post them here. Very slow and as usual could not record the backing track.

http://youtu.be/iT-Wz9OWYiE

Wait for your comments and instruction on how to proceed.
Goodnight
Carmine

You did a very good job! Try to learn the rest and make another recording using the backing track!
Tomorrow I will give you two more exercises to work on your vibrato and bending!
They are really cool and easy but very helpful!!!
You are a very fast learner and doing very well I think you will see a huge progress in your playing in a couple of months!
carminemarotta
Thanks Alex
These licks are really challenging, I thought it was just to check which level I was. I recorded two more, here the link

http://youtu.be/vibHXG4cUmk

Can you point me to some lessons here at GMC where I can get some insight? I am at the Ivan's pentatonic workshop now.

Regards
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 24 2012, 09:42 PM) *
Thanks Alex
These licks are really challenging, I thought it was just to check which level I was. I recorded two more, here the link

http://youtu.be/vibHXG4cUmk

Can you point me to some lessons here at GMC where I can get some insight? I am at the Ivan's pentatonic workshop now.

Regards
Carmine


You are doing a very good job
Those licks are hard when you are starting to learn them but as you go along it will get easier!
Here is a good lesson I found on GMC it's not that hard and those are some cool licks!
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/12_blu..._you_must_know/
Also try to combine pentatonics together and create your own licks!
Let me know if you have any questions!
carminemarotta
Yes Alex, I have a questions.
Are you sure that i can manage to play the licks from that lesson? You are pushing my limits!!! happy.gif

Thanks
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 26 2012, 07:48 PM) *
Yes Alex, I have a questions.
Are you sure that i can manage to play the licks from that lesson? You are pushing my limits!!! happy.gif

Thanks
Carmine


I believe you can! That's how you learn you have to push yourself! It's like working at the gym you gain when you pushing yourself harder!
You don't have to go over the board and play them super fast! Do the best you can and sooner you know it you will improve!
I believe in you and you have to believe in yourself!
YOU CAN DO THAT!
carminemarotta
Will try...will try

While I was playing the first of them, I noticed that I could play easily if the heel of my right hand was anchored to he bridge, almost, if not, the whole bridge. Is it fine?

This is the first of the 12 licks:

http://youtu.be/B1YChiW0mzU

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 26 2012, 09:02 PM) *
Will try...will try

While I was playing the first of them, I noticed that I could play easily if the heel of my right hand was anchored to he bridge, almost, if not, the whole bridge. Is it fine?

This is the first of the 12 licks:

http://youtu.be/B1YChiW0mzU

Carmine

You did a good job on this lick!
If it's easier for you to play this way you can do that I would love to see a video of your right hand so I can get a better idea!
When you will learn those licks I would like you to start creating your own using pentatonic combining technique that I explained!
If you can make a video of let's say two licks and post it here as well!
Looking forward to hear your ideas!
Alex Feather
Here are some ideas about combining penatonics:
You can take
Ami pentatonic



B minor pentatonic



Take parts from both and create your own licks!
Here is an example:
E |----------------|----------------|--5-------------|----|----------------|
B |----------------|--------5--7----|-----7--8--7----|----|----------------|
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----|--5--7--4--7----|
D |-----------4----|--5-------------|----------------|----|----------------|
A |--------5-------|-----5----------|----------------|----|----------------|
E |--5--7----------|----------------|----------------|----|----------------|


-----------5----|-----------8----|----------------||
--8--7--5-------|--8--7--5-------|--7--5----------||
----------------|----------------|--------5--4----||
----------------|----------------|----------------||
----------------|----------------|----------------||
----------------|----------------|----------------||

Click to view attachment

Creating your own licks is a great idea!
First of all you are developing your own style
It is much easier to learn your own licks because you made them!
Plus you will learn neck better and will be combining pentatonics!
It should be really fun! I am looking forward to hear what you came up with!
So far you are doing very well! You are a very fast learner and very melodic player!
carminemarotta
Thanks Alex

will it work on the previous backing track?

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 28 2012, 01:17 PM) *
Thanks Alex

will it work on the previous backing track?

Carmine

Yes! All the materials I am giving you will work for your backing track!
I am looking forward to hear your ideas!
Alex Feather
Hey Carmine!
Just wanted to check on your progress!
Let me know if you need help or have any questions!
carminemarotta
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Mar 31 2012, 03:38 PM) *
Hey Carmine!
Just wanted to check on your progress!
Let me know if you need help or have any questions!


Thanks Alex,
tonight or tomorrow will post a video for you.

Take care
Carmine
carminemarotta

Alex

here a short impro using Amin and Bmin, as for your suggestion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpiBfXVQPeM

As a bedroom player I never care about improvisation. I am sure it will hel me to play better, but how?

Please let me know your comments.

Take care
Carmine
Alex Feather
Great licks! I think you did a very good job!
So here is the reason why it is important to improvise even if your goal is to be a bedroom player!
You will start to understand music better and will be able to analyze solos you are learning!
Plus I want you to be creative and be able to play anything you want!
You never know if someday you will want to record a song or just jam!
Also the exercise I gave you will help you learn pent atomic shapes and develop your timing
I will create a new assignment for you tonight and will add new things you can work on!
Since we started mentoring I see a huge progress in your playing and there is more to come!!!!
carminemarotta
Thanks Alex.

Have a good sunday
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 1 2012, 10:20 AM) *
Thanks Alex.

Have a good sunday
Carmine

I have a question!!
I would like to know your practicing schedule and routine! It will help me better understand what type of material to give you!
Please let me know how many hours a day you are practicing and what
carminemarotta
Hi Alex
Odd enough is a difficult question to answer.
I promised myself to practice one hour a day every day. With a job and a family is not easy, however I manage to play even a bit longer (but someday no guitar at all). Also, my practice is all I do with the guitar so I have to learn and enjoy at the same time. Last, don't know if it helps, during the day, I have time to study without guitar (ie listening to music I want to learn, reading the tab, theory and so on....).
Regarding what, mostly is what i find in this web site, plus from time to time, try to learn (no success so far) my favourite tunes, that is the ultimate goal of my playing. Cosmin is helping me as well (doing some basic rhythm guitar with him) and soon I will have private lessons over Skype a couple of times a month.


Anyway, if I can practice playing part of a tune instead of exercise will be my dream! But I know there are no shortcut in learning
Thanks for asking.

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 1 2012, 10:47 AM) *
Hi Alex
Odd enough is a difficult question to answer.
I promised myself to practice one hour a day every day. With a job and a family is not easy, however I manage to play even a bit longer (but someday no guitar at all). Also, my practice is all I do with the guitar so I have to learn and enjoy at the same time. Last, don't know if it helps, during the day, I have time to study without guitar (ie listening to music I want to learn, reading the tab, theory and so on....).
Regarding what, mostly is what i find in this web site, plus from time to time, try to learn (no success so far) my favourite tunes, that is the ultimate goal of my playing. Cosmin is helping me as well (doing some basic rhythm guitar with him) and soon I will have private lessons over Skype a couple of times a month.


Anyway, if I can practice playing part of a tune instead of exercise will be my dream! But I know there are no shortcut in learning
Thanks for asking.

Carmine


That sounds good!
Let's do that give me one tune that you want to learn I will break it in to exrcises and you can learn your favorite songs and have fun at the same time!!!
Just name a tune and I will make it happen!
carminemarotta
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 1 2012, 08:27 PM) *
That sounds good!
Let's do that give me one tune that you want to learn I will break it in to exrcises and you can learn your favorite songs and have fun at the same time!!!
Just name a tune and I will make it happen!


Samba pa ti or Another brick in the wall. What do you think??

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Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 1 2012, 07:42 PM) *
Samba pa ti or Another brick in the wall. What do you think??

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The problem is I can't teach you the whole song because of the copyrights but I can teach you licks and phrases that can be turned in to exercises and licks that sounds very similar to the song
What do you say?
Alex Feather
I can give you short licks from Samba Pa Ti like stuff to learn after learning the whole song will be very easy!
Also I will point you to the tab so you can start learning the whole song I can help you but can't post any copyrighted material!
carminemarotta
Thanks Alex.
looking forward to receive the lesson. I know about the copyright.

regards
Carmine
Alex Feather
Hi! So I came up with a few licks Santana style!
Here is the tab
Some of them are really tricky so practice them slow using a metronome!
Also I am working on David Gilmore style for you as well! Should be done soon!
E |--------12------------------------------------------|----|
B |--13-15----13---------------------------------------|----|
G |--------------14-12---------------------------------|----|
D |--------------------14-13-12h10----10-12L12L12L12---|----|
A |--------------------------------12------------------|----|
E |----------------------------------------------------|----|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15----------------13----------------12h---------13h---------12----------13h---
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------12------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------12------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------14h---------12h---------10----------12h-----------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------14-----------
----------------------14-------14-----------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


-------------------------------------------------------------|----|----|----|
-------------------------------------------------------------|----|----|----|
-----------------------14------------------------------------|----|----|----|
-------------------------------------------------------------|----|----|----|
-------------------------------------------------------------|----|----|----|
-------------------------------------------------------------|----|----|----|


--10----------------10----------------10----13h10L--|--10---|
--------10----13----------10h---13------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|


--13h10h13h10---------------------------------------|-------|
--------------13h10h13h10---------------------------|-------|
--------------------------12h10h12h10---------------|-------|
--------------------------------------12----10L-----|--10---|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------5-----5-----------------------------------------------
--------------x-----7-----------------5--7-----------------7h----5--------------
-----------------------------------------------------7-----------------7h----5--
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


-----------------------|----|
-----------------------|----|
-----------------------|----|
-----------------------|----|
-----------------------|----|
---8h----5-------------|----|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------5-----
--------------------------------------------------------5--------5--------------
--------------------7b----7g----7g----5--------7b-------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------|
---8--------5-------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------8--------7--------5h---------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------|----|
----------------------------|----|
--14----14g------------14---|----|
----------------------------|----|
----------------------------|----|
----------------------------|----|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------17----------------------------------------------------------
--19g---------------------------------17b---------------19----------------19g---
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------17------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------17----------------19----------------19g-----------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----17----------------------------------------------------17--------------------
----------------------17----------------19-------------------------19h------17--
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------------------|
--------------17----------18----------17------------|
-----19---------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--19-17-19-17-------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------19-17-------------------------------17----19----19~---------19g---
--------------------19-17-15s---------19----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------||
--------------------||
--------------------||
------19------------||
--------------------||
--------------------||

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Let me know if you have any questions!
carminemarotta
Cool. Thanks Alex

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 5 2012, 07:28 AM) *
Cool. Thanks Alex

Carmine


You are welcome!
Let's also analyze a chord progression similar to Samba Pa Ti
G - Bm - Em - Am7 - G - Bm - Em - Am7 - Bmi - Am7 - D
This is the basic Santana chord progression:
I - III - VI - II - I - III - VI - II - III - II - V

So it's all diatonic and easy to play!!! I will create a track for you in a couple of days in the same style using those chords so you can start playing over it!
Alex Feather
Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing?
Here is a new backing track I think it's kinda in the style of Santana and it has a nice groove to it!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/01-cmaj-to-gmaj
I wanted to give you a new assignment it's a very good hands workout that will help you connect your hands together!
E ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G ||o5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|
D ||o--------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|


----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||


-------------3--3----------|--------------3--3----------|
-------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4----|
o5--5----------------------|--5--5----------------------|
o--------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------3--3----------|--------------3--3---------|||
--------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4---|||
--5--5----------------------|--5--5--------------------o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||


-6--3----------------------|--6--3----------------------|
----------4--6--3----------|-----------4--6--3----------|
o------5-----------5--3----|--------5-----------5--3----|
o--------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|


--6--3----------------------|--6--3---------------------|||
-----------4--6--3----------|-----------4--6--3---------|||
--------5-----------5--3----|--------5-----------5--3--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||


-6--3--------------------6--3----------------------|
----------4--6--3-----------------4--6--3----------|
o------5-----------5--3--------5-----------5--3----|
o--------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|


--6--3--------------6--3----------------|
--------4-----------------4-------------|
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3----|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|


--6--3--------------------6--3----------------------|
-----------4--6--3-----------------4--6--3----------|
--------5-----------5--3--------5-----------5--3----|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--6--3--------------6--3---------------|||
--------4-----------------4------------|||
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3--o|||
--------------------------------------o|||
---------------------------------------|||
---------------------------------------|||


-6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
-------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
o---------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
o---------------------------6--5--3----------------|
----------------------------------------------6----|
---------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------6--5--3-----------------------------3--5----|
--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
-----------------6--4--3--3--4--6-------------------|


-----------------------4--6--8--3--4--6-------------|
--------------4--6--8--------------------3--4--6----|
-----3--5--7----------------------------------------|
--6-------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
--------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
-----------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
-----------------------------6--5--3----------------|
-----------------------------------------------6----|
----------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------6--5--3-----------------------------3--5----|
--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
-----------------6--4--3--3--4--6-------------------|


-----------------------4--6--8--3--4--6------------|||
--------------4--6--8--------------------3--4--6---|||
-----3--5--7--------------------------------------o|||
--6-----------------------------------------------o|||
---------------------------------------------------|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


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Please let me know if you have any questions!
carminemarotta
Thanks Alex
I am working on all of your lessons.

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 13 2012, 03:53 PM) *
Thanks Alex
I am working on all of your lessons.

Carmine

Perfect! Let me know if you ned any help!
carminemarotta
Alex
As you may have seen I am a bit busy with the beginner material now. However I am going through your lesson anyway.

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 18 2012, 09:53 AM) *
Alex
As you may have seen I am a bit busy with the beginner material now. However I am going through your lesson anyway.

Carmine

Hi! I am giving you beginners lessons as well I think combining them together you will get better results!
For instance last assignment I gave you, you can start using as a warm up exercise! Just add it into your routine and do it every day you will see a very big progress very fast!
carminemarotta
thanks,
I am doing it

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 18 2012, 07:40 PM) *
thanks,
I am doing it

Carmine

Perfect! Next week I will give you another assignment!
is there anything you would like to learn or should I just go with what I believe will work the best?
carminemarotta
For the time in being I think is better if you give me the assignment, better having the basic down well. On a later stage we can concentrate on what I like. I am not posting video since I use the exercise just to get dexterity and speed.
Thanks Alex

Regards
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 19 2012, 05:04 AM) *
For the time in being I think is better if you give me the assignment, better having the basic down well. On a later stage we can concentrate on what I like. I am not posting video since I use the exercise just to get dexterity and speed.
Thanks Alex

Regards
Carmine


This exercise is made to develop timing and help to sync hands together! When you are practicing use a metronome and do it at a very slow tempo!
carminemarotta
Alex,
how are you?
I am practcing the hands workout. You mentioned have a workout also for changing chords, not only single notes. Can youu post it, please, if avalable?

Regards,
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 21 2012, 04:32 PM) *
Alex,
how are you?
I am practcing the hands workout. You mentioned have a workout also for changing chords, not only single notes. Can youu post it, please, if avalable?

Regards,
Carmine


I do have a chord exercise and I will post it here for you but first if you don't mind I would like to see or hear how are you doing on hands workout exercise? Do you have any questions?
carminemarotta
Alex
I am taking it very easy since is a bit tricky. Still get a bit confuse with the fingers. Did not think to post avideo since it is a workout but will do if you want. It is an exercise that will always be with me, it will change only the speed.
As beginner how many bpm should I aim to?
Regards
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 21 2012, 09:57 PM) *
Alex
I am taking it very easy since is a bit tricky. Still get a bit confuse with the fingers. Did not think to post avideo since it is a workout but will do if you want. It is an exercise that will always be with me, it will change only the speed.
As beginner how many bpm should I aim to?
Regards
Carmine

It will be really cool if you can post a recording of you playing! I think max 80 BPM but 70 will be fine as well!
This exercise is very very helpful if you are doing it on a daily basis!
carminemarotta
Hi Alex
will do, but need time. I was thinking of this as an exercise did not think of posting. Give me a bit of time and will do a short video.

Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 22 2012, 07:32 PM) *
Hi Alex
will do, but need time. I was thinking of this as an exercise did not think of posting. Give me a bit of time and will do a short video.

Carmine

Take your time! I am looking forward to hear the track!
carminemarotta
Alex,
I'm very behind with your lessons. Too many things here at GMC.
Anyway, Santana licks are a bit tricky for me.

I will do my best. Regards,
Carmine
Alex Feather
QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Apr 29 2012, 03:01 PM) *
Alex,
I'm very behind with your lessons. Too many things here at GMC.
Anyway, Santana licks are a bit tricky for me.

I will do my best. Regards,
Carmine

It's ok take you time!! I will post a new assignment for you as soon as you are ready! Just let me now when you are good to go!
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