Awesome Cosmin- this is definitely my favorite style of rhythm guitar, and you did a fantastic job explaining this - hats off to you!
Here is Cosmins intro thread!
Awesome explanation and great lfirst lesson, Cosmin!
Sweet lesson Cosmin. I really dig this style. Keep them coming!
Thank you guys!
Great first lesson ! Congrats
Welcome! Nice licks!
really nice ideas in here!
Welcome and great first lesson.
cool lesson man welcome again!
Pretty cool lesson and welcome! =)
you got it man ; )
I love the method of your teaching! I haven't see that done before. Of course, I haven't been here very long, so I don't know. But I like how you played slowly with the track, instead of just teaching with no backing. Welcome! Great to have you at GMC!! Great first lesson!!
Thank you! I promise to stay consistent in this method : ) it is important to fully understand how everything sounds and I strongly believe that your ears should help you a lot, once you get to distinguish every note : ) good luck!
Excellent lesson Cosmin, and your explanations are very thorough !! :-)
Thank you Ben!
Great first leson, Cosmin! Nuno rocks big time!
Thanks Zsolt! I love the work you did for Petrucci's solo in your Dream Theater lesson! looking forward to see more awesome stuff from you!
man this is great! We need more funky metal here in gmc...good job man=)
Interesting lesson, well done!
Thank u Jerry
ahaha nice lesson an guitar ;D
Thanks pink just goes with the fashion
so awesome man keep putting videos up im diggin it. funky
Love these playing concepts right from the 80's
Thank you Darius! This is my first lesson ever published at GMC
Hi GMC'ers! My name is Cosmin and this is my first lesson here at GMC. This is the first part out of a series of concept lessons which I symbolically entitled: "The Groove".
My goal regarding this series, would be to give everyone interested in rhythm playing and development, a thorough insight on combining creativity, dynamics, feel, and control.
This particular lesson, "Funk Metal Riff" is a actually a funk metal riff, inspired by Mr. Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, and it is played in the key of E.
In the mean time, stay focused, feel, study with your head not only with your hands and most important, never forget to enjoy music.
* Waiting For The Punchline
* Using pentatonic/ blues scale shapes in a creative way
* Achieving rhythmic control and steadiness
* Improve right hand technique (alternate between 16th notes and sextuplets, hybrid picking)
* Making use of controlled bending
* Improving intonation and dynamics specific to the style
* "Musical Trick" - playing the major and minor third of E over the same E chord
Standard (E - A - D - G - B - E)
(From thick to thin)
E blues scale
If you have any questions:
* Give feedback (upper-right-corner)
* General Forum
Thank You!/ Cosmin
Positions 1 and 2 (together)
Positions 3 and 4 (together)