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Victor's Bootcamp, Fell Deeds Awake! Now for Wrath!! Now for Ruin!!
Todd Simpson
Aug 24 2020, 04:53 AM
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Well Fought Soldier!!! I can see you are making progress on your SHRED!!! You have some very solid takes here. One thing I'd suggest is to pick as lightly as you can so that your pick is just barely striking enough to make the string sound. You may need a bit more gain for this. Too much gain can be bad, but too little can also be a problem. Finding the right balance just takes some tweaking. For moving at top speed, you want your hands relaxed as possible so that your arms don't burn out. Also, tension will kill your speed. It takes time and focus, but you are getting there! You are tight on the metronome until you hit 120. You do a good pass on 120 but it's drifting from the metronome. It's still evenly paced though and that's what really matters. It's good to push beyond your boundaries as well as that is the area you are heading towards playing in. Eventually it will feel easy. Let's Debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PLANTED MUTE: Easy to get string noise when traversing, you keep it nice and clean. Well done!!

SYNCH ON POINT: If your hand synch drifts even a pinch, drills like this will let you know. You keep tight synch which is great. Score!

TRAVERSELY: Being able to traverse frets and strings while making everything sound like it's being played on one string that's moving under your hand instead of your hand moving is what I want to see from this mission and you nailed it! Smooth and under control.

This is a great drill for working on your overall top speed. Focus on relaxing in to it and picking a bit lighter with a bit more gain. Also, Try this without the pick. Just using your left hand to hammer on the notes. Loop that for a bit. Put enough gain on to let you hear it without the pick. Work that for a bit then add the pick back in. It's like a batter swinging with weights on the bat to prep for his turn at the plate. It makes the actual lick easier one you add the pick back.

You've gotten what I wanted you to get out of this one Soldier. You are ready for the next one!!! Keep your picks sharp!! (use a pocket knife if you have to, keep a find beveled point on your pick which reduces the time it takes from one strike to the next) and keep up the fight!!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!

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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Aug 23 2020, 12:11 PM) *
Hi

Here are all various speeds,

From 70BPM to 140 BPM.
140 BPM is and should be way above my current level of speed.

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Victor Simion
Aug 25 2020, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 24 2020, 03:53 AM) *
Well Fought Soldier!!! I can see you are making progress on your SHRED!!! You have some very solid takes here. One thing I'd suggest is to pick as lightly as you can so that your pick is just barely striking enough to make the string sound. You may need a bit more gain for this. Too much gain can be bad, but too little can also be a problem. Finding the right balance just takes some tweaking. For moving at top speed, you want your hands relaxed as possible so that your arms don't burn out. Also, tension will kill your speed. It takes time and focus, but you are getting there! You are tight on the metronome until you hit 120. You do a good pass on 120 but it's drifting from the metronome. It's still evenly paced though and that's what really matters. It's good to push beyond your boundaries as well as that is the area you are heading towards playing in. Eventually it will feel easy. Let's Debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PLANTED MUTE: Easy to get string noise when traversing, you keep it nice and clean. Well done!!

SYNCH ON POINT: If your hand synch drifts even a pinch, drills like this will let you know. You keep tight synch which is great. Score!

TRAVERSELY: Being able to traverse frets and strings while making everything sound like it's being played on one string that's moving under your hand instead of your hand moving is what I want to see from this mission and you nailed it! Smooth and under control.

This is a great drill for working on your overall top speed. Focus on relaxing in to it and picking a bit lighter with a bit more gain. Also, Try this without the pick. Just using your left hand to hammer on the notes. Loop that for a bit. Put enough gain on to let you hear it without the pick. Work that for a bit then add the pick back in. It's like a batter swinging with weights on the bat to prep for his turn at the plate. It makes the actual lick easier one you add the pick back.

You've gotten what I wanted you to get out of this one Soldier. You are ready for the next one!!! Keep your picks sharp!! (use a pocket knife if you have to, keep a find beveled point on your pick which reduces the time it takes from one strike to the next) and keep up the fight!!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!

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Onward!
Sarge


Thank you for your feedback.
When I play with the left hand only just by doing hammer-ons and pull-offs the hardest part for me is crossing strings.

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Todd Simpson
Aug 25 2020, 10:59 PM
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Yup. It's flat out hard. You have to use the first finger to strike all by itself and it's just hard. Even if it barely makes a noise that's ok. It's the practice of moving the fingers thats important. Even if some notes barely make a sound. It's a power drill for the left hand. smile.gif

QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Aug 25 2020, 07:06 AM) *
Thank you for your feedback.
When I play with the left hand only just by doing hammer-ons and pull-offs the hardest part for me is crossing strings.

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Victor Simion
Sep 2 2020, 03:55 PM
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Hi,

Here is Lesson 28.
I want to focus on playing it perfectly.

So after last time when I pushed my speed limit, this time I played it very slowly in the video 60 BPM, focus on make it sound as good as possible.

I attached a reaper screenshot.
This is where I compare my playing to the metronome and see if it's on time.
From what I can see I generally tend to play a little in front of the beat.

In this screenshot I can see that I played most of the in front of the beat, but just a tiny fraction.
I can also notice some spots where I played after the beat in this example.

But as I wrote above I generally tend to play a fraction in front of the beat.



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Todd Simpson
Sep 3 2020, 03:48 AM
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Look at him go!!! Yet another tricky one. You don't seem to have much trouble with it! I do notice you are drifting just a pinch on the metronome clicks. But you are doing much better than in previous Missions. You get better with each one so keep it up!!!

Let's Debrief!!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

TRAVERSE OR DIE
With skill and grace, you traverse like a champ! It's a good thing too because this is non stop traverse up and down without a break. Score!

SILENCE IS GOLDEN:
Solid mute resulting in clean tone without string noise. KEY to playing a bit like this. Without good muting, it's a mess. With so many notes and so much happening, if your mute is lose it turns in to a noise fest!

PICK ARTICULATION:
is some of the best from you I've seen from you. Your pick articulation gets better each time as well!!!

You KRUSHED IT!!! Super Congrats!!
You are entering the deep end of the pool Soldier. You are ready!
You just..

LEVELED UP
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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Sep 2 2020, 10:55 AM) *
Hi,

Here is Lesson 28.
I want to focus on playing it perfectly.

So after last time when I pushed my speed limit, this time I played it very slowly in the video 60 BPM, focus on make it sound as good as possible.

I attached a reaper screenshot.
This is where I compare my playing to the metronome and see if it's on time.
From what I can see I generally tend to play a little in front of the beat.

In this screenshot I can see that I played most of the in front of the beat, but just a tiny fraction.
I can also notice some spots where I played after the beat in this example.

But as I wrote above I generally tend to play a fraction in front of the beat.



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Victor Simion
Sep 13 2020, 06:17 PM
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Hi,

I tried to get a better angle of my playing but this was the best I could for this video.
At second 7 I was a bit hesitant in playing that note not sure what was coming next because I was focusing on camera and that resulted in a hand sync loss.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 14 2020, 06:21 AM
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Well fought Soldier!! There is just a pinch of drift so not enough to keep your from attacking the next target!! Let's Debrief!!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

CLEAN KILL:
Doing a great job managing the string noise that is very hard to escape in licks like these! Not a problem for you. You've developed a very good palm mute Soldier!!!

SMOOTH AS GLASS: Pick articulation is smooth and consistent. Just a pinch of drift as you mentioned, but not enough to throw me off. You clearly have a good handle on these licks!

PACE BY PACE On the whole your pace is good. Synch is tight and you play with confidence. It's great to see you making such good progress!!


In short, you just...

LEVELED UP!!!
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You are ready for what's next Soldier. You will be at the FOUR CHEVRON badge before you know it and
neck deep in the CRAZY bits!!

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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Sep 13 2020, 01:17 PM) *


Hi,

I tried to get a better angle of my playing but this was the best I could for this video.
At second 7 I was a bit hesitant in playing that note not sure what was coming next because I was focusing on camera and that resulted in a hand sync loss.

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Victor Simion
Sep 14 2020, 05:03 PM
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Hi,

Here is my tab for Lesson 30.

I feel that the bending note is twice as longer as the other notes.
Let me know what you think.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 16 2020, 12:37 AM
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I have guitar pro 6 which can open guitar pro five files but those end with .gp5 I was not able to open the file you sent that ended in .gp however, if you need to adjust the length on a note, that's perfectly ok Soldier. The bend is that lick is just a half step up bend which is traditional for that scale. So as long as the bend is to pitch, you can hold is as little or as long as you like. I really just want to see a bend to pitch. Onward!!

Sarge

QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Sep 14 2020, 12:03 PM) *
Hi,

Here is my tab for Lesson 30.

I feel that the bending note is twice as longer as the other notes.
Let me know what you think.

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Victor Simion
Sep 16 2020, 05:42 PM
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Hi,

I uploaded Guitar Pro 5 version.

I would have uploaded my reaper file for practice using midi with vst, for drums and guitar, but for some reason this is not working.

Let me know what you think about practicing this way using drums also.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 16 2020, 06:50 PM
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I was able to open it after all! I don't know what I was doing wrong before Soldier. I see what you are doing and it's a great idea!! Take all the notes and put them to a drum beat. This is a great way of working and getting used to playing over a drum track. I'd say go for it! Very clever approach.

Sarge

QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Sep 16 2020, 12:42 PM) *
Hi,

I uploaded Guitar Pro 5 version.

I would have uploaded my reaper file for practice using midi with vst, for drums and guitar, but for some reason this is not working.

Let me know what you think about practicing this way using drums also.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


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Victor Simion
Sep 23 2020, 07:10 PM
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Hi,

Here is lesson 30.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 23 2020, 10:49 PM
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Well Fought Soldier!! You put it on the line and walk away a winner! These licks are sorted. Try them in a solo asap to solidify them as part of your permanent back of tricks! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR

SLOW START FAST FINISH: You show good fret board discipline by being able to play these licks slow and fast. It's important not to skip to the end and just play fast. It's always a good idea imho to learn a lick note by note and then speed it up. Ideally one should be able to play any lick in ones library at any speed within a players range.

MUTE OF DEATH: With licks like these, a weak mute means string noise. Not a problem here. Your mute has developed in to a to a good grip which permits no string noise to get through. Nice!

PITCH PERFECT:
The lick with the pitch bend is often tricky. Getting the bend to hit pitch takes a careful hand and a good ear. Miss it by just a pinch and it sticks out. Not so here! Score!!

You've got this licks down pat Soldier! You are ready for what awaits!!
You just...

LEVELED UP!!!!

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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Sep 23 2020, 02:10 PM) *
Hi,

Here is lesson 30.

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