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Just trying to get better one day at a time while remembering to enjoy the ride...
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Learning Apprentice Player
50 years old
Chicago IL
Born Feb-11-1969
Guitar building, tube amps, motorcycles, bad horror flicks, bourbon...
Joined: 15-April 10
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28 Nov 2015
Original lesson: John Frusciante Style Lesson by Gabriel Leopardi

Recorded very clean with small dose of reverb on my homemade Warmoth Strat

28 Nov 2015
Original lesson: Funk Rock Lesson - Rhythm & Solo by Stephane Lucarelli

My take on the lesson using my POD UX1 and syncing to Video... kept it pretty clean and could have used a bit more light... Thanks

27 Nov 2015
Original lesson: Jimi Hendrix - String bending by Stephane Lucarelli

Straight ahead recording using PC Cam with PC speak backing track playback.. Need to keep at it but thanks for looking.

27 Nov 2015
Original lesson: Southern Rock by Stephane Lucarelli

A rough recording... But figured I'd give it a go... Thanks for looking.

22 Apr 2010
Just wanted to say hi to everyone here at GMC...

I have owned guitars since I was 15 (now I am 41...eek!] BUT probably didn't start playing seriously until I was 28. I have always been a strum and sing kinda guy (played rhythm and sang in a cover band for 3 years). Now I am looking to broaden my horizon and develop solo skills along with improv and music theory application.

I joined last week (4/15) after researching most of the more popular online lesson sites. Although GMC appears to be a little less structured than the others, I find the lessons to cover the technical aspects I am looking for and most of the lessons sound very musical - that is, they are relevant and sound great and I WANT to play them. (I simply refuse to subject my family (wife and 2 kids) or myself to any more 1-2-3-4 chromatic picking exercises)

I consider myself an intermediate player with beginner musical theory skills. Over the next couple months I hope to improve the following:

[in order of importance to me at the moment]
scale knowledge and familiarity/application (pentatonic, minor, major)
improve speed (I am stubbornly slow)
Hybrid picking

Putting various techniques together (ie. alternate pick with legato and sweeps and bends)

Any suggestions for getting a practice agenda together would be greatly appreciated and taken into consideration

Thanks for your time

from the windy city of the corrupt
Kurt Ciabattari

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