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Alex Feather
Hi Scott! I am glad you have decided to join my program! I have a few questions before we can start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am very excited to work with you!!!
bleez
Awesome, thanks Alex smile.gif

Goals - Id like to write my own music, take a backing track or even some riffs which Ive came up with and be able to put some lead on top and have it be something that I would honestly listen to.
I'd like to be at a level where I could play some of the solos from bands that I listen to as well but ultimately being able to create my own stuff is the main goal for me.

Strengths - Rhythm playing. I have played in bands as a rhythm guitarist.
I think my hands are reasonably well coordinated.
things like palm muting, riffing, alternate picking are techniques I can do..... to some extent.
Im super keen!

Weakness - limited musical knowledge. I would need to be told which scales to use over a backing track, not that I would be able to use the scales to play anything very impressive of course!
I cant play lead very fast and usually when I do have a lick I can actually play fast I struggle with the timing of it.
when I do try improvising I tend to play the same things over and over.
I dont think I practice properly or efficiently enough to improve.

Favourite Players - Tony Iommi, David Gilmour, Slash, Tom Morrello.

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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and thanks for setting this up for me.
Alex Feather
Cool! I am very excited to start!
So for your first assignment I have a very nice exercise! It will help you with your timing and will develop your technique!
The trick is to practice it very very slow using a metronome, you playing one note per click! For example set it to 80 BPM I wouldn't suggest to go over 100 BPM! You will see a huge progress in a few weeks!
Here is the tab

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|||
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-------------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--------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
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--6--3--------------6--3----------------|
--------4-----------------4-------------|
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3----|
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--6--3--------------------6--3----------------------|
-----------4--6--3-----------------4--6--3----------|
--------5-----------5--3--------5-----------5--3----|
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--6--3--------------6--3---------------|||
--------4-----------------4------------|||
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3--o|||
--------------------------------------o|||
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-6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
-------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
o---------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
o---------------------------6--5--3----------------|
----------------------------------------------6----|
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----------------------------------------------------|
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--------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-------------------------------------------------|
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--6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
--------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
-----------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
-----------------------------6--5--3----------------|
-----------------------------------------------6----|
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----------------------------------------------------|
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--------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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Let me know if you have any questions!
bleez
Cool, Alex thanks for taking the time to put together this exercise. I'll make a start on it tonight.
Im guessing that I break it down to 5 separate sections rather than one continuous piece?


also, slightly off topic... the 'tuner bending' lesson you recorded is so cool sounding smile.gif The first time I listened to it I went and ordered a slide from amazon! It is top of my list for learning. Its like a ska/blues/rock blend....... very very nice. biggrin.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 17 2012, 05:48 PM) *
Cool, Alex thanks for taking the time to put together this exercise. I'll make a start on it tonight.
Im guessing that I break it down to 5 separate sections rather than one continuous piece?


also, slightly off topic... the 'tuner bending' lesson you recorded is so cool sounding smile.gif The first time I listened to it I went and ordered a slide from amazon! It is top of my list for learning. Its like a ska/blues/rock blend....... very very nice. biggrin.gif

You can break it into different sections but I would suggest you playing the whole take through you can use it as a warm up routine!
Thank you very much for kind words I am glad that you like my lesson!
Let me know if you have any questions!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 17 2012, 07:20 PM) *
You can break it into different sections but I would suggest you playing the whole take through you can use it as a warm up routine!
Thank you very much for kind words I am glad that you like my lesson!
Let me know if you have any questions!


understood, thanks smile.gif

I'll work on that and get a recording posted when Ive got it down cool.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 17 2012, 07:05 PM) *
understood, thanks smile.gif

I'll work on that and get a recording posted when Ive got it down cool.gif

Awesome! I am looking forward to it!
bleez
Just wanted to give you a quick update: still working through this exercise. I think I am about 90% there with it and Im just working on that last section. I'd just like to bring that last section up to the tempo Im playing rest of it at which I think with a few more sessions I should be able to do. Im hoping to get a first recoding of it at 80bpm in a few days ( hopefully) )

I must say though that it is a really cool exercise to play. When I first looked at it I thought it would be tough to remember all the parts but as I began learning it I realised how the whole thing just flows together smile.gif very nice!

Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 21 2012, 10:01 PM) *
Just wanted to give you a quick update: still working through this exercise. I think I am about 90% there with it and Im just working on that last section. I'd just like to bring that last section up to the tempo Im playing rest of it at which I think with a few more sessions I should be able to do. Im hoping to get a first recoding of it at 80bpm in a few days ( hopefully) )

I must say though that it is a really cool exercise to play. When I first looked at it I thought it would be tough to remember all the parts but as I began learning it I realised how the whole thing just flows together smile.gif very nice!

That is very good! I am glad you like this exercise! smile.gif This is something that you can add to your daily warm up routine!!!
I am looking forward to hear your take!
bleez
well that was really quite difficult to record! I can play it a lot better in sections but when I try to play the whole exercise in one take I definitely struggle to keep in time.
Ive also found that every time I hit that record button whatever I am playing gets a little more difficult LOL!

but here's my take of the exercise at 80bpm :
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/exercise1-80

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Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 29 2012, 08:39 PM) *
well that was really quite difficult to record! I can play it a lot better in sections but when I try to play the whole exercise in one take I definitely struggle to keep in time.
Ive also found that every time I hit that record button whatever I am playing gets a little more difficult LOL!

but here's my take of the exercise at 80bpm :
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/exercise1-80

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Very nice!!! You started to rush a little bit towards the end, but more you will practice it better it will get! Just do this exercise as a warm up routine every day and you will have a great progress!
I have a new assignment for you!
This one is for your left hand only so everything is legato with no right hand involved!
E |--2h-5h-2h-3----------------|----------------------------|
B |--------------5h-3h-2-------|--------------------3h-2h---|
G |-----------------------4h---|--3h-2-----2h-3h-4----------|
D |----------------------------|--------4-------------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


-----2h-3h-5h-7h-5h-3h-5----|----|----------------------------|
--5-------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|-----7--------------5-------|
----------------------------|----|--------7h-6h-5--------5h---|
----------------------------|----|--5--------------7----------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
--6h-7----------------------|----|-----------2h-4h-5----------|
--------7h-5h-3-------------|----|--------------------2h-3h---|
-----------------3h-5h-7----|----|--2h-3h-5-------------------|


----------------------------|--------3h-5h-7h-5h-3h-5----|----|
-----------------------3h---|--5h-7----------------------|----|
-----2h-4h-5----------------|----------------------------|----|
--------------2h-4h-5-------|----------------------------|----|
--5-------------------------|----------------------------|----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|----|


--5h-2h-3h-4----------------|----||
--------------5h-3h-2h-4----|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
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This is a hard exercise so don't over play it!
If you feel any pain stop practicing this and let me know!!!
bleez
thanks alex. I'll let you know how I get on with this one. smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 30 2012, 07:54 AM) *
thanks alex. I'll let you know how I get on with this one. smile.gif

Awesome! Let me know if you have any questions!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 30 2012, 07:54 AM) *
thanks alex. I'll let you know how I get on with this one. smile.gif

Hey!!! How are you? I just wanted to check on you! How is everything? Are you ready for a new assignment or need help with anything?
bleez
hi alex, Im still working on that last exercise. Im about 90% with it, probably need a few more sessions practice before I can post a take.
Im hoping to be able to record it in a few days. smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ May 13 2012, 08:33 PM) *
hi alex, Im still working on that last exercise. Im about 90% with it, probably need a few more sessions practice before I can post a take.
Im hoping to be able to record it in a few days. smile.gif

Awesome I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ May 13 2012, 08:33 PM) *
hi alex, Im still working on that last exercise. Im about 90% with it, probably need a few more sessions practice before I can post a take.
Im hoping to be able to record it in a few days. smile.gif

Hi! I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know when you are ready! smile.gif
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 4 2012, 05:58 AM) *
Hi! I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know when you are ready! smile.gif

that would be great, Alex, go for it dude smile.gif
Im in a bit of a rut just now and struggling with a bit of low motivation. I think I could do with something new to focus on. thanks.

Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 4 2012, 06:23 PM) *
that would be great, Alex, go for it dude smile.gif
Im in a bit of a rut just now and struggling with a bit of low motivation. I think I could do with something new to focus on. thanks.

Why do you have a low motivation?? Can I help you with anything?
Here is the melodic assignment for you smile.gif
Here is the track that we will be using
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/ii-v-i-jam
It's a standard II-V-I progression in E minor
So the chords are Emi7 - A7 -Dmaj7
To start I would like you to take three pentatonics in this shapes:

B minor


E minor


F# minor



For now just get use to the track and try to apply scales I gave you!
In a couple of days we will start a new approach! It will be like a collab but one on one!
We will be playing solos back and forth based on your assignments! It will be really fun and will skyrocket your improvisation! smile.gif
Let me know if you have any questions!
bleez
Im on it biggrin.gif
I know the b minor scale pattern really well and I'll get the other 2 shapes learned. Looking forward to this assignment, it sounds cool!


QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 4 2012, 09:30 PM) *
Why do you have a low motivation?? Can I help you with anything?

Just a bit of frustration. Ive been working a lot recently on a couple of exercises focusing on bending and speed.
Before I joined GMC I didnt even realise how poor my bending was but now Ive become so aware of each bend I get wrong that I cringe when I hear it!
I suppose recognising the out of tune bends is an improvement...... I'd just prefer to play the notes better so there are not any bad ones LOL!
Its the same with the speed exercises I've been doing, sometimes it seems like an impossible task.
I just need to keep going and stay focused.

This assignment will be a good change from what Ive been trying to do recently, thanks. smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 4 2012, 10:30 PM) *
Im on it biggrin.gif
I know the b minor scale pattern really well and I'll get the other 2 shapes learned. Looking forward to this assignment, it sounds cool!



Just a bit of frustration. Ive been working a lot recently on a couple of exercises focusing on bending and speed.
Before I joined GMC I didnt even realise how poor my bending was but now Ive become so aware of each bend I get wrong that I cringe when I hear it!
I suppose recognising the out of tune bends is an improvement...... I'd just prefer to play the notes better so there are not any bad ones LOL!
Its the same with the speed exercises I've been doing, sometimes it seems like an impossible task.
I just need to keep going and stay focused.

This assignment will be a good change from what Ive been trying to do recently, thanks. smile.gif

You know! I can assure you that when you see your mistakes means you are improving! Everybody is playing wrong notes! Even professional players! There is nothing wrong with that! Give me a couple of days and I will give you an assignment to make your bends better! smile.gif
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 5 2012, 01:04 AM) *
You know! I can assure you that when you see your mistakes means you are improving! Everybody is playing wrong notes! Even professional players! There is nothing wrong with that! Give me a couple of days and I will give you an assignment to make your bends better! smile.gif

Thanks dude smile.gif
I noticed a couple of times that you suggested to other people they plug into a tuner to see exactly where to bend. I have been trying that and it was really useful.

Also, Ive been able to learn those scale patterns you gave me, the b minor, e minor and f# minor. smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 5 2012, 01:02 PM) *
Thanks dude smile.gif
I noticed a couple of times that you suggested to other people they plug into a tuner to see exactly where to bend. I have been trying that and it was really useful.

Also, Ive been able to learn those scale patterns you gave me, the b minor, e minor and f# minor. smile.gif

Yeah tuner does magic smile.gif I can give you assignments to improve your bends! Let me know and I will create some for you!
Also let me know if you need help learning those shapes!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 6 2012, 02:18 AM) *
Yeah tuner does magic smile.gif I can give you assignments to improve your bends! Let me know and I will create some for you!
Also let me know if you need help learning those shapes!

Thanks dude.
I can play those last shapes and have been using them over that backing track you posted to get used to it. Im all set for whatever you want me to do with this melodic assignment. biggrin.gif


Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 6 2012, 07:45 AM) *
Thanks dude.
I can play those last shapes and have been using them over that backing track you posted to get used to it. Im all set for whatever you want me to do with this melodic assignment. biggrin.gif

Perfect!
I have a cool shuffle backing track for you! it's a standard I - IV - V progression in E
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/blues-mentoring
So the chords are: E7 - A7 - B7
For now I would like you to use E minor pentatonic in this position:






I would like you to play over this track for a couple of days to get use to the groove and sound! We will start a new approach when we will be playing back and forth like a collab but one on one! It will help you with bending, vibrato and improvisation!
I will start it and will post my take in a little bit!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 6 2012, 07:45 AM) *
Thanks dude.
I can play those last shapes and have been using them over that backing track you posted to get used to it. Im all set for whatever you want me to do with this melodic assignment. biggrin.gif

Just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help? Let me know!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 8 2012, 06:08 AM) *
Just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help? Let me know!

doing okay with it, alex. Just been playing over the backing trying to go between the scales. would you like me to get a take recorded over the weekend?
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 8 2012, 07:53 AM) *
doing okay with it, alex. Just been playing over the backing trying to go between the scales. would you like me to get a take recorded over the weekend?

Yeah that would be great!!! I am looking forward to hear your take!
bleez
well, after playing around over the backing for a couple of hours tonight I recorded this :

http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-collab1


is this the sort of approach you were looking for?



Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 8 2012, 11:22 PM) *
well, after playing around over the backing for a couple of hours tonight I recorded this :

http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-collab1


is this the sort of approach you were looking for?

You did a very good job! I can hear the melody idea and the whole track came out very nice!
A few suggestions
1) I would like you to get out of your comfort zone and turn down your distortion it will help you to develop your dynamic and improve touch very fast!
2) For the solo I liked how it's started but I was missing development try to use different octaves and build it up towards the end!
The good thing would be do do a question and answer technique for this one! I can explain what does it mean if you are not sure!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 9 2012, 05:58 PM) *
You did a very good job! I can hear the melody idea and the whole track came out very nice!
A few suggestions
1) I would like you to get out of your comfort zone and turn down your distortion it will help you to develop your dynamic and improve touch very fast!
2) For the solo I liked how it's started but I was missing development try to use different octaves and build it up towards the end!
The good thing would be do do a question and answer technique for this one! I can explain what does it mean if you are not sure!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!

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no problem dude, I'll use a less distorted tone. I know the principle of the question / answer technique so I'll definitely try that, should be interesting! thanks.

Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 10 2012, 01:24 AM) *
smile.gif
no problem dude, I'll use a less distorted tone. I know the principle of the question / answer technique so I'll definitely try that, should be interesting! thanks.

Perfect! Work on it for a couple of days and we will start a new approach with you! smile.gif It will be like a collab but one on one! It will be a lot of fun!
bleez
well I did try to implement your suggestions unsure.gif I found it quite difficult though.
I couldn't really get it to' build up' to anything although I did try!

http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alexcollab2
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 14 2012, 07:19 PM) *
well I did try to implement your suggestions unsure.gif I found it quite difficult though.
I couldn't really get it to' build up' to anything although I did try!

http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alexcollab2

Sounds really good! I like the sound you chose for it! smile.gif
Good job! I can hear that you have opened your borders a little more and out of you comfort zone!
It is hard but that means you are learning new stuff and making a progress!
I will post a new assignment for you based on the same track tomorrow morning!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 15 2012, 08:16 AM) *
Sounds really good! I like the sound you chose for it! smile.gif
Good job! I can hear that you have opened your borders a little more and out of you comfort zone!
It is hard but that means you are learning new stuff and making a progress!
I will post a new assignment for you based on the same track tomorrow morning!

thanks dude, looking forward to the next assignment smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 15 2012, 07:42 AM) *
thanks dude, looking forward to the next assignment smile.gif

I know! That will be fun! smile.gif
Alex Feather
So I did my take to give you ideas! I would like you to continue my solo using the same feel!
Here it is!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/bleez
I played the same shape E minor pentatonics I gave you!
Please leave the rest of the track playing so I can add the next part!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 15 2012, 10:32 PM) *
I played the same shape E minor pentatonics I gave you!

LOL! are you SURE you are using the same pentatonics I did because your solo sounds way better than mine! biggrin.gif LOL!

This is a totally cool assignment, Alex. I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together. smile.gif I'll work on it over the weekend, thanks.
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 16 2012, 11:19 AM) *
LOL! are you SURE you are using the same pentatonics I did because your solo sounds way better than mine! biggrin.gif LOL!

This is a totally cool assignment, Alex. I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together. smile.gif I'll work on it over the weekend, thanks.

Yes I am using the same scales smile.gif Trust me your when you will continue my solo you will get new ideas and little by little your improvisation and playing will be developing in a new way! It's my pleasure to put it together! I will do more! smile.gif Looking forward to hear your take!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 16 2012, 11:19 AM) *
LOL! are you SURE you are using the same pentatonics I did because your solo sounds way better than mine! biggrin.gif LOL!

This is a totally cool assignment, Alex. I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together. smile.gif I'll work on it over the weekend, thanks.

I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help? Let me know!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 22 2012, 07:47 AM) *
I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help? Let me know!

doing okay with it, Alex thanks. I have been trying to improve on my last 2 attempts but I haven't really came up with anything that I thought was an improvement so far. However, I plan to have another session with it tonight and I will definitely get a take recorded an posted up tonight or tomorrow smile.gif
bleez
Hi Alex,

Here is what I managed to record. I tried to emulate the kind of things you were playing as much as I could smile.gif
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-jam2
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 23 2012, 09:43 PM) *
Hi Alex,

Here is what I managed to record. I tried to emulate the kind of things you were playing as much as I could smile.gif
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-jam2

Wow! You did an amazing job! I love the melody and ideas and the whole solo was just great!
Now I would like you to take it up a notch! smile.gif
Now we will start combining major and minor pentatonics!
So over E7
Still use E minor pentatonic (You can use all positions for this one)

Over A7 let's use combination of A minor and A major blues pentatonics
A minor


A major blues


For B7
Use B major pentatonic


I did my take to give you ideas! Please continue smile.gif I am looking forward to hear your take!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/bleez-1

Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 24 2012, 06:04 PM) *
Wow! You did an amazing job! I love the melody and ideas and the whole solo was just great!
Now I would like you to take it up a notch! smile.gif

Thanks dude smile.gif I really appreciate that.
The new part you recorded is really smooth, I'll try my best to do something along the same lines cool.gif
cheers Alex.


Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 24 2012, 10:38 PM) *
Thanks dude smile.gif I really appreciate that.
The new part you recorded is really smooth, I'll try my best to do something along the same lines cool.gif
cheers Alex.

Sounds good! I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif
bleez
Hey Alex wink.gif

This take was quite challenging. Ive never used the A major and B major scales before and they were really tough to get something that didnt sound 'weird' biggrin.gif I can totally see how cool it can be when you mix the major and minor scales.... IF you know what you are doing LOL!

Ive tagged my take on the end of the file you posted ( it comes in around the 1:25 time frame ) I wasn't sure if you wanted me to add on more backing track to the end but I can do that if you prefer.
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-jam-30th
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 30 2012, 01:04 PM) *
Hey Alex wink.gif

This take was quite challenging. Ive never used the A major and B major scales before and they were really tough to get something that didnt sound 'weird' biggrin.gif I can totally see how cool it can be when you mix the major and minor scales.... IF you know what you are doing LOL!

Ive tagged my take on the end of the file you posted ( it comes in around the 1:25 time frame ) I wasn't sure if you wanted me to add on more backing track to the end but I can do that if you prefer.
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/alex-jam-30th

I liked your take a lot very melodic!! You did a very good job! I would suggest to turn down distortion a little bit it will bring your dynamic up! I liked the melodies you did! I still want to hear more spaces in between the phrases! Try to really work Q&A technique for this one!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 1 2012, 03:21 AM) *
I liked your take a lot very melodic!! You did a very good job! I would suggest to turn down distortion a little bit it will bring your dynamic up! I liked the melodies you did! I still want to hear more spaces in between the phrases! Try to really work Q&A technique for this one!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!

hey dude, I had another attempt today and tried to use all the points you mentioned :
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/jam-01

cheers smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (bleez @ Jul 1 2012, 04:13 PM) *
hey dude, I had another attempt today and tried to use all the points you mentioned :
http://soundcloud.com/bleez666/jam-01

cheers smile.gif

Wow you did a very good job! I loved it from the beginning till the end!!!! I will post a new assignment tomorrow!
bleez
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 3 2012, 06:33 AM) *
Wow you did a very good job! I loved it from the beginning till the end!!!! I will post a new assignment tomorrow!

thanks alex, I really appreciate that biggrin.gif
Looking forward to the next one!
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