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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 09:17 PM


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Feb 24 2021, 08:46 PM) *
Where did the video go????

Weird! Restored now

QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Feb 24 2021, 08:06 PM) *
Wow....that's awesome!!! I hardly waited your update 5. smile.gif

You lost a little from the excitement that you had in the previous updates. Don't loose the motivation. The progress is also highly visible when you are in the polishing things stage.
I personally enjoy more this part of the "game" because even if it's quite boring, has a particular beauty and it change the final result in an amazing way.

The differences between your takes are huge and the progress it's truly impressive!!!
I love how good and clear sound now the lick from 0:50 - 0:55. You were afraid that this particular lick, will gives you troubles at fast tempo. Look how good you play this at 90%. smile.gif


Thanks Monica! Yes you are right about the excitement - but now I am back on track because I feel I am close to nailing it up to tempo (much cleaner than this take hopefully). And that feels exciting! I am actually already pondering what to do next - I feel like tackling new genres, and material I am uncomfortable with, might be a working strategy for me considering where I am now.

And yes that particular lick is the one I have practiced the most - glad it shows!
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 06:17 PM


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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 23 2021, 09:32 PM) *
And Kris you can tell you have come freaking far since then
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=21439


I listened back and was positively surprised, I think my take was pretty decent. The melody was phrased in a fresh way and my picking chops were better than I remember them. Tone feels amazing! There are some timing issues when I connect some of the licks though - back in the day my approach to soloing was to write the solo in my head and then just "copy and paste / punch in" it as fast as possible in my DAW. Pretty much the opposite of the improvised approach I adopted later on.

Because I had no desire to experiment with tone, I just kept using a setup that worked. Gives a consistent but kinda predictable result.
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 01:48 PM


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Sorry to hear Todd - I wish Lucy a quick recovery πŸ‘Š
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 12:16 PM


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QUOTE (Mertay @ Feb 24 2021, 11:44 AM) *
I'm impressed smile.gif

Obviously I have zero experience with this style but can you try lowering the bridge pickup a tiny (very small, like maybe bit less than 4/1 screw turn) bit? I felt the "spank" response of the guitar maybe could be improved to make things a bit easier for you.


Cool, will try for sure - thanks mate πŸ™

I will start to focus on tone now that the final recording is approaching
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 11:32 AM


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Update 5: (90% of original tempo)
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 10:27 AM


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Feb 23 2021, 08:51 PM) *
Brilliant cool.gif

IMHO it would be best to start with open chords and the related notes and how to play licks after the open chords. I'm guessing it will be like the CAGED system based around those open chords but greatly simplified?


Yes agreed open chords are def best to start with. We will fine tune this as we move along and get more feedback from you guys.
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 08:54 AM


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I am working on 90% speed currently, I hope to have update for you guys soon!

As you pointed out earlier, things are a bit slower now that I am getting closer tot he original speed. I need to be super careful in order not to try advance too fast, and get some bad technique habit along the way.
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 24 2021, 08:52 AM


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I think this reply by Muris is hilarious πŸ˜‚

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Nov 12 2008, 03:30 PM) *
Wow,I suggest you for Guitar Department Head bro,


I do agree that this type of critique is the most useful, and it's what we strive for on the REC board.

Because any critique regarding music will be somewhat subjective I think it's also good we have several instructors grading.
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 21 2021, 03:21 PM


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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 19 2021, 10:57 AM


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I do a little bit of gauging from time to time, basically checking out those who I consider the most ground braking - the last year it has probably been Mateus Asato, Ichika Mo and maybe Manuel Gardner Fernandes.

But anytime I try to do some more advanced copying/research on some guitarist it backfires spectacularly: not only do I fail miserably, but I also get discouraged and need to take a break from playing.

I have still found that in the long run (over several years), I still tend to absorb a little bit from new / modern approaches without fully understanding how (maybe the failed attempts did help after all - who knows)
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Posted on: Feb 19 2021, 10:50 AM


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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Feb 19 2021, 07:45 AM) *
To be honest, if I look back I really don't see something that I would want to do differently.

But.......if i could go back to day one, the only thing that I would change would be my stubbornness. I would stop ask my instructor "why I must do this" and I would just do it. It will save our time lost with fights, millions of explanations and nerves. When I learned to listen (3 years back), things started work absolutely perfect.

As an advice for others......from day one take an instructor.


I think questioning established knowledge is one of the pillarstones of evolution. If an instructor cannot motivate why something needs to be learnt - then it should not be taught (I am pretty sure Darius had no problem with that though 😎 )

QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 18 2021, 10:32 PM) *
Learn how to sing.
Not kidding.


I am pretty sure that if you worked on your singing regularly (with proper technique) you could probably start doing backing vocals sometimes next year. You would have a huge advantage in pitch hearing, timing etc when learning
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 19 2021, 10:44 AM


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Cool to see you tackle these challenging lessons aggressively! 😀

Overall I would say you are playing the lesson correctly. However the feeling you convey here is that you are struggling to catch up, most notably with non-precise hand sync in the fast passages.

I think it's OK to attempt stuff that is beyond ones level (I am doing the exact same in my country practicing) - however I am a little bit worried you spend too much time playing the lesson at this tempo. If you do - you need to compensate with massive amount of "cleaning up" your technique.

I would say that if you want to be as time efficient as possible in your practicing - you would spend less time playing material that borders your ability, and instead focus on material where you can be totally relaxed and nail all passages. Then you can complement this with some jamming/experimenting where you try to push your limits - or try to play to a backing that is too fast for you.

Please note that this is just my opinion, I cannot assess anything with certainty just by judging from your REC takes. And I do see that you are making some amazing progress. So please take it with a pinch of salt.

Keep it up πŸ‘Š
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 19 2021, 10:25 AM


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Nice progress here!

There are indeed several sections now where you start to feel in control. And this is remarkable progress pace from February 7 πŸ˜²πŸ‘Œ

From a listener perspective there are still several places - basically when you transition from a passage you control to one where you're struggling - which kill the overall impression.

I will give you 4, and I am very excited to see where your next take will land you. Keep up the amazing work 😎
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 19 2021, 10:15 AM


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I agree with Gab -

You need to change practicing strategy, based on what we see here.

* Your right hand movements are not consistent. At slow tempos you should strive for machine like picking consistency/precision if your goal is to increase speed. There is no time to think about that stuff when you play fast!

* Also, to be able to increase speed in a controlled manner - you need to constantly think about controlling tension - and have both your hands as relaxed as possible. Again this can only be improved when practicing slowly.

* For this type of pedal note lick, you cannot really have two notes ringing at the same time - as this will create unwanted distorted type of chords/double stops (noise)

Keep up the hard work πŸ‘Š
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 17 2021, 08:20 PM


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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 17 2021, 10:36 AM


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Here is the mix with all contributions, and I also recorded a guitar response and a final [sung! πŸ˜…] instructional conclusion.

This collab sounds amazing to my ears and has all our different personalities oozing over it. Love it! 😍
Attached File(s)
Attached File  GMC_name_calling_result2.mp3 ( 6.87MB ) Number of downloads: 27
 
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 16 2021, 11:35 AM


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Welcome Jeff - it's awesome to see your first REC submission!! πŸ€—

This sounds very promising!

If your right hand (we can't see it) is as relaxed as your left hand you are def doing good here πŸ‘Œ

I can also sense your timing is a little bit shaky around 00:37 when the backing track isn't really there to support the pulse. I want to encourage you to always tap your foot with the beat, it will become you #1 support for any tricky passage!

Keep up - I hope to see the up tempo version from you πŸ‘Š
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Posted on: Feb 16 2021, 09:41 AM


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Does anybody want to record another take before I finalise this one? πŸ€—
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Posted on: Feb 16 2021, 08:39 AM


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I hope GMC ads aren't bothering you on Facebook πŸ˜…
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Posted on: Feb 15 2021, 10:49 AM


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QUOTE (Mertay @ Feb 13 2021, 10:28 PM) *
Cool, welcome to the madness laugh.gif biggrin.gif

A friend of mine owned a bluesky for a while and with my limited experience with it, its really a studio grade reverberator fitted into a pedal. It's also so deep I never had the time to truly discover the potential and as my friend sold it because of that depth. My advice is once you enjoy the presets and think of starting on making your own, like any professional device definitely spend time with the manual!

By the way I also have an EHX glove which is a clone of the OCD, which is my choice for a plexi-like vibe and used as a boost too.

I'm not going to comment more so you can have the joy of discovery, but I'll only recommend this freeware plug-in incase I forget to later on; https://www.voxengo.com/product/tubeamp/

When jamming, if you feel like some heft/compression is needed give it a try by only increasing a drive just a tiny bit. It's super light and zero-latency.


For sure I will dive into the details of it 😀 can't wait actually 🀩

I checked that virtual amp as it looked cool, but it seems the mac version has not been updated for a long time (error message when installing: This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information. )


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 13 2021, 10:25 PM) *
Sounds great! The BIG SKY is legendary pedal for good reason. It just sound amazing. It's been tough for folks to try to emulate it as evidenced by the fact that folks with KEMPERS/AXE FX etc. still end up with one of these, just like you did. I've tried one in a guitar store and did try to replicate the sound at home and just couldn't do it. That pedal and the OCD going in to a tube combo is pretty full rig just by itself. It is a big switch for sure as I thought you were a converted KEMPER guy full stop! Then again, I was a full on eleven rack guy full stop until THU came out. But like you, I still use pedals, I still have a small amp that I use. I end up using my ampero sometimes just for fx as it's like having a truck load of pedals that actually sound like the pedals they are copying. I started with the hotone XTOMP which was the first pedal with their proprietary algo tech. It was the first pedal that actually sounded like the pedals it was loading up in emulation. sadly it only loaded one at a time. I was stoked when I found the ampero could load a pedal board worth. This was the WHAT IS CDCM? white paper i read about their algo tech which got me interested.


https://hotoneaudio.oss-cn-shenzhen.aliyunc...84955064392.pdf


Cool, yeah I actually think the Kemper reverbs are absolute top class. We will see what i think once I have gotten to know the Big Sky better. For a while I only used my Kemper for the effects. Right now I am using a tube amp (or no amp) though - and don't want to rely on connecting the kemper.

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 13 2021, 08:36 PM) *
Hi Kris! Nice to see you experimenting with gear!! I absolutely love the dynamics and feel in this sample!!

I didn't know that Big Sky included a Cab sim, that's very interesting!


Yes I guess I should do more gear experimenting - typically I do it all digitally because I hate crawling around on the floor plugging pedals in and out. But at this point there is no escape πŸ˜…

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 13 2021, 07:19 PM) *
I'm not able to listen now, but I looked at the Big Sky at one point. I'll listen later smile.gif


Cool, let me know what you think!

For post production I don't really see a need for big investments as there are so many free IR and reverbs. But for live playing it's hard to get around if you want something really good.
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 15 2021, 10:34 AM


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Cool MisterM - even the guitar only file sounds awesome! πŸ‘Œ Thanks for the reference point as well
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Posted on: Feb 13 2021, 06:18 PM


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Hey guys - I have been playing around with the presets for 20 minutes and I already feel the need to share 🀩

Some background: Having been a hardcore digital/Kemper guy for many years I am now drifting towards the opposite. It seems I cannot really stand playing digital and I'd rather just play unplugged. However this is a little problematic when doing livestreams etc so I have been thinking about a simple but still cool sounding and flexible setup.

One of the great things with Kemper were the reverbs/delays and how you could stack them - and when switching to analog I did not have any pedal that could even come near Kempers time based effects. So I finally decided to pull the trigger on the Big Sky.

In the quick audio sample I am just using two pedals directly into the computer, with Big Sky's cab sim engaged. This gives me zero latency, no amp hum and... I am totally blown away by the sound and dynamics. Again I have had almost no time to play around with it, I have just gone through some presets!!

Here is the audio, no post FX at all (and NO tubes, or attempts to simulate tubes) - just recorded to the computer with Apogee Duet using my telecaster.
Attached File  big_sky.mp3 ( 1.3MB ) Number of downloads: 23


Here is the rig (Big Sky + Fulltone OCD):
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Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Feb 12 2021, 08:22 AM


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Feb 10 2021, 09:36 PM) *


Hehe indeed 😁thanks mate πŸ‘Š

QUOTE (MisterM @ Feb 11 2021, 06:51 PM) *
Ok I should make a new take soon
maybe Sunday morning. I have a lot of work in father and mother house


Awesome, I am looking forward to it!
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Posted on: Feb 12 2021, 08:19 AM


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What seems to help me is to record myself often - and inevitably some of my favorite takes will contain mistakes. But I keep them anyway (and maybe share them) - and often it seems that what I initially perceived as a mistake ends up being my favorite part.

After this insight, I am more than happy to keep playing after a mistake!

Also when improvising I have found that my mind tries to compensate for mistakes by coming up with something extra cool after a mistake, to "distract" the listener.
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Posted on: Feb 11 2021, 03:24 PM


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Maybe he is frustrated because of Ichika Nito's views stats πŸ₯Ά
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