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eddiecat
I'm in love with the way Walliman explains all of his lessons!
Everyone at GMC is incredibly great, but as a beginner I have a soft spot for Dave, even though his lessons are NOT for beginners, but there's something in the way he explains them that makes them look so easy!
By the way, my name is Eddie and I'm new to GMC.
I'm still trying to understand how to post things correctly, in what board and so on... I guess it will take me some time...
Now, this one's for you Dave: could you PLEASE make 4 different lessons
for the 4 "basic" scales: minor pentatonic, major pentatonic, major, natural minor?
Thanks to Andrew I got most of the theory behind them, but I feel I would need some "Williman exercises" to kind of get them into my head and onto my fingertips.
I'm sure all GMC beginners would benefit from them.
Thumbs up for Dave!!!
Thank you, Eddie
Muris Varajic
Thumbs up,for sure,David is the man!! smile.gif
eddiecat
Muris!!!
Hi there! How are things?
I checked your lessons too, but you are far to advanced!!
Hope to catch up in my next life!
So glad to hear from you!
chast
Yeah that would be great, I also could need these leson, especially for the minor and the major scale smile.gif
I know the scales (only 1st position wink.gif), how they work (thanks to Andrews theory lessons), but I dont get real music out of it, so I could need some inspiration.
I saw the legato lesson, but this is too hard for me, a beginner to indermediate lesson would be pretty good, I think.

David, if you going to do such lessons, you could maybe make some exercises how to connect the scales and some licks, which we can use for improvisation etc.
Would be great if you do something like that smile.gif
David Wallimann
Eddie, thanks a lot for the nice words!
I sure will work on these requested lessons.
I just finished 2 that are about to be posted, but I'll try to work on these 4 subjects in the next ones.
Thanks again for the comments!
eddiecat
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Sep 8 2007, 10:46 PM) *
Eddie, thanks a lot for the nice words!
I sure will work on these requested lessons.
I just finished 2 that are about to be posted, but I'll try to work on these 4 subjects in the next ones.
Thanks again for the comments!



Hi David, no need to thank!
That is simply the truth!
You definetely are a great guitarist but I also think that you have a flair for teaching!
Can't wait to see those 4 lessons...
Have a wonderful day.
Cheers, Eddie
David Wallimann
Just an update... I am almost done with the basic minor pentatonic lesson...
eddiecat
Hi there!
I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am!
I can't wait to start practicing these 4 lessons, and hopefully in a few months or more I'll be able to "face" your lessons on modes and chordal progressions... See? I've already got a practicing routine in mind!
For now I spend most of my time in Andrew's theory board, trying to "understand" music.
Fact is, my aim is not to become a fast guitarist, but a good songwriter/guitarist with (hopefully) nice melodic ideas...
I'm so thankful that you even considered reording these 4 lessons I asked for.
Thank you very much.
Cheers, Eddie
eddiecat
Hi David, Eddie again.
While waiting for your lessons I'm working really hard on the 4 basic scales:
boxes, root notes, relations between the notes, fingering, etc.
The good news is that my blisters have disappeared
and I can "play" (scales) all day long without feeling pain! biggrin.gif
Now, I noticed that I tend to sweat quite a bit
and this leaves my strings kind of dirty.
Any tips on how to clean my guitar when I put it to rest?
How do you clean yours?
As I said in my previous post, I can't wait for the first lesson!
Cheers, Eddie
David Wallimann
QUOTE (eddiecat @ Sep 21 2007, 09:22 PM) *
Hi David, Eddie again.
While waiting for your lessons I'm working really hard on the 4 basic scales:
boxes, root notes, relations between the notes, fingering, etc.
The good news is that my blisters have disappeared
and I can "play" (scales) all day long without feeling pain! biggrin.gif
Now, I noticed that I tend to sweat quite a bit
and this leaves my strings kind of dirty.
Any tips on how to clean my guitar when I put it to rest?
How do you clean yours?
As I said in my previous post, I can't wait for the first lesson!
Cheers, Eddie


Hi Eddie,
just a soft cloth will work.. I had a friend who used some paper for each string, but never really tried that..
I'm glad you are not hurting anymore!
I'm uploading a lesson on basic minor pentatonic scales right now..
I have 1 before that that are in cue. But once it's, the pentatonic one will be there. :-)
Keep practicing! :-)
eddiecat
Keep practicing! :-)
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I am, I am...
Can't wait for those lessons.
Cheers, Eddie
eddiecat
Hi David, it's Eddie.
First of all thank you very much for your minor pentatonic lesson, it is beautiful!
At the moment I'm practicing scales a lot. I started learning all the 5 shapes by heart, and now that I have learned them, (min pent, maj pent, min and maj) I'm practicing them, as Muris says, thinking huh.gif :
trying to learn the notes, listening to tones and semi-tones, paying attention to root notes, AP, etc.
Once I feel confident about scales I'm going to face your "basic" lessons.
This one's just to thank you smile.gif
But please keep them coming.
Cheers, Eddie
eddiecat
Thank you for your pentatonic major lesson, David.
It's great!
Cheers
David Wallimann
No problem man!


QUOTE (eddiecat @ Oct 7 2007, 09:17 PM) *
Thank you for your pentatonic major lesson, David.
It's great!
Cheers
eddiecat
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Oct 11 2007, 11:51 AM) *
No problem man!



Hi David!
First of all thank you for all of your pentatonic lessons:
minor, major, modulation, bending... Together with Muris' lessons on AP, legato and Major/Minor scales
they are really taking me beyond my wildest expectations! smile.gif
I feel that in 2 months and a half I've learned loads of stuff and I'm practicing constantly and stubbornly.
Here's my question to you: in your "bending licks" lesson there are parts in which you hit an F sharp.
Is it because of the chord in the backing track? And in that very moment can we consider it as a very short modulation?
Thanks for everything smile.gif
Eddie
eddiecat
Hi David,
did you read the previous post?
Anybody can answer that?
Greetings...
David Wallimann
Sorry I missed your question!
Yes, the F# that I'm playing is borrowed from the Dorian scale. That's the Major 6th of A. We can use it here because Dprian blends very well with pentatonics. Also, since there are no 6th played in the backing track, that means that that note is not impsed, therefore we have the freedom to use it in our lead...
Hope that helps!
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