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Alex Feather
Hi Danny! I am happy that you've decided to join my mentoring program!!!
Welcome aboard! I am sure I can help with many different things and ver excited to start working with you!!
I have a few questions before we will start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am looking forward to start mentoring you!!!
Dannyhimself
Thanks Alex. Hope this isn't too overwhelming. tongue.gif

Goals

I'd love to be able to compose my own songs that i can share with others. I find i have a lot of idea's in my head but i just can't get them out of there.
I'd like to improve to a standard where i am able to record myself in one take/play for a crowd confidently, without mistakes. I find when i record now i NEED to break things up as i just can't play a full piece without making mistakes.
When i listen to players like Andy Timmons he has such great feeling and emotion in his playing, i'd like build some into my playing.
I'd also love to learn some acoustic stuff on the side as i love the sound of an acoustic guitar.


Weaknesses

I find that i dabble in a lot things rather than really concentrating on one thing at a time.
Rhythm playing is something I've really overlooked.
Muting i find difficult and don't consciously think about when playing.
I spend far more time listening to music than practicing!
Music theory i know very little about.

Overall i think my playing is pretty raw.


Strengths

I'm comfortable alternate picking as long as the speed isn't excessively fast.
I'm passionate about music and want to improve.


I love a lot of guitar-based music, bands i find myself listening to a lot lately are Stereophonics, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Feeder, Mr. Big and Danger Danger. I also find myself listening to jazz radio stations from time to time.
My favourite guitarists are Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, Dave Mcpherson and John Frusciante.
Alex Feather
Hi! I like your choice of the guitar players nice and tasty!!!
I would like to start with rhythm!
I have a backing track that has a very simple chord progression
C major - A minor - E minor
I also added a track with my guitar in it to give you some ideas!
What I want you to do is to record main guitar and a double
using different voicing!
So for the first part use this voicings:
C major9

A minor 7


E minor 7



And for the second part use this voicings:
C major 7


A minor


E minor 7


The trick is to play the same strumming for both tracks!
Doing this exercise you will kill two ducks with one stone
You will improve your timing, learn new chords and will start learning about creating backing tracks!

Here are the tracks:
With guitar
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/guitar
No guitar
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/no-guitar

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

I'll get on in ASAP!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (Dannyhimself @ Apr 23 2012, 09:12 PM) *
Thanks Alex.

I'll get on in ASAP!

Perfect! Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
Alex Feather
Hello! I just wanted to ask if you have any questions or need help with anything? Please let me know!
Dannyhimself
Hey Alex.

Sorry, i've not had a lot of time to spend on this yet as the university year is coming to a close and i've been really busy!

Only one week left though, then i'll have lots of time free. biggrin.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (Dannyhimself @ May 7 2012, 12:31 PM) *
Hey Alex.

Sorry, i've not had a lot of time to spend on this yet as the university year is coming to a close and i've been really busy!

Only one week left though, then i'll have lots of time free. biggrin.gif

Sounds good! Let me know when you are ready!!!!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (Dannyhimself @ May 7 2012, 12:31 PM) *
Hey Alex.

Sorry, i've not had a lot of time to spend on this yet as the university year is coming to a close and i've been really busy!

Only one week left though, then i'll have lots of time free. biggrin.gif

Hello Danny! How are you?
I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready!
Alex Feather
Just wanted to check and see if you are ready for a new assignment! Let me know!
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