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Alex Feather
I am very happy and excited that you have decided to join!!!
I have a few questions so I can get a better idea about you as a musician!
-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! This will be fun!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 1 2012, 04:24 AM) *
I am very happy and excited that you have decided to join!!!
I have a few questions so I can get a better idea about you as a musician!
-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! This will be fun!


My goals on the site are to be able to shred , and become a much more technical player .
My weakness is speed, phrasing , lack of full performable repertoire
Strongest in musicality, making things sound as musical as I can, improvisation is decent
Favorite guitarists: jack thammarat, andy Timmons , Stevie ray Vaughan, Steve vai, Eric Johnson , joe bonamassa
Steffen schackinger
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 1 2012, 05:13 AM) *
My goals on the site are to be able to shred , and become a much more technical player .
My weakness is speed, phrasing , lack of full performable repertoire
Strongest in musicality, making things sound as musical as I can, improvisation is decent
Favorite guitarists: jack thammarat, andy Timmons , Stevie ray Vaughan, Steve vai, Eric Johnson , joe bonamassa
Steffen schackinger

Awesome! I am glad to have you on board!
To start I would like you to work on your hands coordination! We need to get them synced together!
Usually right hand is fine and the left hand is the trouble one!
I have a perfect exercise that will do the trick!
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 ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|


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--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--o|||
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-------------3--3----------|--------------3--3----------|
-------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4----|
o5--5----------------------|--5--5----------------------|
o--------------------------|----------------------------|
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--------------3--3----------|--------------3--3---------|||
--------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4---|||
--5--5----------------------|--5--5--------------------o|||
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-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---------------------|||
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--------5-----------5--3----|--------5-----------5--3--o|||
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-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----------|
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-6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
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o---------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
o---------------------------6--5--3----------------|
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--------6--5--3-----------------------------3--5----|
--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
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--------------4--6--8--------------------3--4--6----|
-----3--5--7----------------------------------------|
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--6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
--------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
-----------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
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--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
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Practice it at a very slow tempo with a metronome!
You will se results very fast!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
leonard478
Thanks Alex ! So how long do I stick to this exercise? And do I record myself doing it or something ? Cheers!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 2 2012, 05:07 PM) *
Thanks Alex ! So how long do I stick to this exercise? And do I record myself doing it or something ? Cheers!

That would be awesome if you can record yourself playing it! This way I can see your progress! smile.gif
You can let me know when you are ready and either do a recording of yourself or just let me know and I will post a new assignment for you!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 2 2012, 07:11 PM) *
That would be awesome if you can record yourself playing it! This way I can see your progress! smile.gif
You can let me know when you are ready and either do a recording of yourself or just let me know and I will post a new assignment for you!


Hey alex! so, ive been practicing the hand exercise for a few days, so far 102 BPM is my maximum (where im fully relaxed in both hands)

i'lll post a video for you in a few days!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 4 2012, 09:14 PM) *
Hey alex! so, ive been practicing the hand exercise for a few days, so far 102 BPM is my maximum (where im fully relaxed in both hands)

i'lll post a video for you in a few days!

Sounds great! I am looking forward to hear your progress!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 5 2012, 12:02 AM) *
Sounds great! I am looking forward to hear your progress!

Up to 106 now ! Will post when I get to 115:)
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 6 2012, 05:30 AM) *
Up to 106 now ! Will post when I get to 115:)

Good job! I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 6 2012, 03:28 PM) *
Good job! I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif



hey alex! so my recording set up is still in the works, should almost be ready, but anyways ive been doing your exercise for 30 minutes every day and i really cant seem to get to 115 even, at 115 everything falls apart at those last few bars , so let me know what i can do smile.gif
thanks!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 15 2012, 07:26 PM) *
hey alex! so my recording set up is still in the works, should almost be ready, but anyways ive been doing your exercise for 30 minutes every day and i really cant seem to get to 115 even, at 115 everything falls apart at those last few bars , so let me know what i can do smile.gif
thanks!

The thing about this exercise is slower you do it better results you will get!
You don't have to bring it up to 115 or 120 BPM
Just do it at a comfortable tempo even if it's 10BPM doesn't matter as long as you are doing it the right way!
I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 15 2012, 09:44 PM) *
The thing about this exercise is slower you do it better results you will get!
You don't have to bring it up to 115 or 120 BPM
Just do it at a comfortable tempo even if it's 10BPM doesn't matter as long as you are doing it the right way!
I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif


so you just want me to record a slower one?smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 16 2012, 07:49 AM) *
so you just want me to record a slower one?smile.gif

Yeah! If you can that would be great! I just want to make sure that you are doing it right! After that I will assign you a musical exercise and a backing track that we will be working with! smile.gif
Looking forward to hear your take!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 16 2012, 07:49 AM) *
so you just want me to record a slower one?smile.gif

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how is everything going?
I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 22 2012, 06:35 AM) *
Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how is everything going?
I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR31ub-qCBA&feature=plcp

hey alex!, here is my take, sorry its sideways, and sorry it took so long i have so many other musical projects going on right now!, im excited for your melodic exercise though!
cheers
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 28 2012, 08:57 PM) *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR31ub-qCBA&feature=plcp

hey alex!, here is my take, sorry its sideways, and sorry it took so long i have so many other musical projects going on right now!, im excited for your melodic exercise though!
cheers

Perfect! You did a great job! I would like you to add this exercise into your warm up routine! And you will se a huge progress in no time!
Let's get into melodic assignment! smile.gif
Here is the backing track I would like you to use to practice!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/withguitar
It's a minor blues
The chord changes are:
Ami7 - Dmi7 - Ami7 - Emi7 - Dmi7 - Ami7
I have a really good exercise that will help you develop your own style!
I want you to start creating your own licks!
To start we will use A minor blues pentatonic in 3 positions:







You can use any notes from those positions !Try to combine them together and turn them into short licks!
I would like to hear what you can come up with before I will give you examples!
Let me know if you need help or have any questions!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 29 2012, 07:00 AM) *
Perfect! You did a great job! I would like you to add this exercise into your warm up routine! And you will se a huge progress in no time!
Let's get into melodic assignment! smile.gif
Here is the backing track I would like you to use to practice!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/withguitar
It's a minor blues
The chord changes are:
Ami7 - Dmi7 - Ami7 - Emi7 - Dmi7 - Ami7
I have a really good exercise that will help you develop your own style!
I want you to start creating your own licks!
To start we will use A minor blues pentatonic in 3 positions:







You can use any notes from those positions !Try to combine them together and turn them into short licks!
I would like to hear what you can come up with before I will give you examples!
Let me know if you need help or have any questions!



mind if i add in some blue notes in there as well? smile.gif
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jun 29 2012, 07:38 PM) *
mind if i add in some blue notes in there as well? smile.gif

Yes please!! It will sound great!!!! smile.gif
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 30 2012, 08:53 AM) *
Yes please!! It will sound great!!!! smile.gif


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0ApqM_IVA&feature=plcp

enjoy!, sorry it took a while again a very busy week!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jul 10 2012, 08:08 PM) *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0ApqM_IVA&feature=plcp

enjoy!, sorry it took a while again a very busy week!

You did an amazing job! I like your take! Very nice playing!
Can you actually do audio recording? I am asking because my next assignment will depend on it!
Let me know!
leonard478
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 12 2012, 12:53 AM) *
You did an amazing job! I like your take! Very nice playing!
Can you actually do audio recording? I am asking because my next assignment will depend on it!
Let me know!


i can do just audio recording next time!
cheers and thanks!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jul 13 2012, 01:54 AM) *
i can do just audio recording next time!
cheers and thanks!

Perfect!
So I have a new assignment for you!
Here is the backing track that you can use to practice your assignments!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/blues-mentoring
It's a standard I - IV - V blues progression in E
So the chords are: E7 - A7 - B7
I would like you to jam over it and get use to the feel and the groove!
For now I would like you to use E minor pentatonic in this position:






Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (leonard478 @ Jul 13 2012, 01:54 AM) *
i can do just audio recording next time!
cheers and thanks!

Hi I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing?
Alex Feather
Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how is everything? What are you working on now?
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