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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 19 2019, 04:04 PM) *
Thanks Gab,

The book deals with reaching your goals, coping with the ups and downs and how to focus energy and time into achieving them. I know you've achieved a lot with Cirse and your studio etc but, the reason I recommend this kind of thing to tutors is that it can help them tackle students' issues that they, themselves (the tutor) may not have come across before. As you know, I train people at work and I can always learn from them, I'm never too qualified to learn from a trainee, whether it's about the way they approach their challenges or if they come up with a way of doing something that I'd never thought of. Every day is a school day for me, one way or another and I often pass things on to other trainees that I have picked up from another. Trainees very often inspire me.

HERE is the book lowdown wink.gif

Speak very soon buddy.

UPDATE:

I thought I should give you a recording of my "singing" from day 1. This was so embarrassing to record and even more embarrassing to post laugh.gif laugh.gif I know singing is really a whole different ball game but for this training, we can call it that. This is just to see if this is how you want things done. I'm just doing C and D for now, I didn't do C D C just C D.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-d-take-1-19062019

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The book sounds sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing. smile.gif


I'll give you feedback on each update in order. In this first singing audio, I notice that your pitch is very good when singing with Piano, but your second note gets a bit higher. Let's see what happens in the following samples.




QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 20 2019, 05:06 PM) *
Further to the above post, here is tonight's ear training. I'm using the tuner to help when I'm not hitting the keys but, I am trying to hit the note first before looking, I found the E the hardest to get without the piano.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-d-c-e-take-1-20062019



Based on the last take (without piano), you are getting D note better. E note definitely needs work because it's far from the right pitch in this take. Checking the new take now...

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 21 2019, 04:47 PM) *
Further to the two posts above hear is tonight's session. I am using the tuner to confirm but I am finding that I am getting closer sooner, if that makes sense wink.gif

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-d-c-e-c-f-take-1-21062019

And without keyboard.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-d-c-e-c-f-take-1-no-keyboard-21062019

Cheers

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Great! I can hear that your D and E notes are sounding good over Piano. E, and F needs more practice when singing alone. I have to say that this training has been a great decision! Be patient, and keep on practising. smile.gif


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Thanks Gab,

I've been away for a couple of days to the city where Robbie Williams was born and stayed over for the night. Yesterday we went HERE, which is a stunning place on a sunny day, there are many of THESE sculptures dotted around the gardens which were enchanting and took me back to being a big kid again laugh.gif , we also went HERE which was brilliant, a couple of parent monkeys walked practically over my feet with a very young baby and then sat down close by watching the baby play, it was brilliant.

Today we went HERE and had a ride on a steam train, it's great to hear those engines doing their paradiddles and working hard going up the gradients. The after lunch we went HERE.

Back to my practise. Obviously I'm still working on my blues guitar work, it's coming along slowly, I've noodled exclusively with the G shape pentatonic forever so it's a bit of a struggle to get the other shape to be so fluid along with the new shape not being as finger friendly, for me anyway.

Tonight I managed to go all the way up to A, kind of wink.gif For the most part, the initial note that came out kept the needle on the screen of my TM-50 displaying the correct note but on a lot of the notes the needle was all the way left or right, when I got to A and B, I was out of the zone. Definitely getting better though. I'll post less frequently now. I posted all of those so that you could get a feel for how far off my ear is.

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Hi Phil!! Thanks for the update!

All those places look amazing! I know who will help me with the places where I should go when I visit Europe. biggrin.gif

What's up with those monkeys? They remind me to some that we have here at the north of the country. They are not bad, but they steal bags and other stuff looking for food. laugh.gif

Great to know that you are working on both your blues and ear training. Keep on the good job!


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The 60 acre forest is a conservation project. In northern Africa where they are native, there environment is being reduced. They have reintroduced 600 of them into their natural habitat but can't place any more until their habitat is recovered. There are some on Gibraltar and they steal all kinds of things from tourists, bags, food, cameras etc.
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 25 2019, 06:40 AM) *
The 60 acre forest is a conservation project. In northern Africa where they are native, there environment is being reduced. They have reintroduced 600 of them into their natural habitat but can't place any more until their habitat is recovered. There are some on Gibraltar and they steal all kinds of things from tourists, bags, food, cameras etc.
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Awesome!! haha so they are also Thieves! laugh.gif

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They are thieves in Gibraltar but they seem to ignore the visitors in the Monkey Forest.

With the note training, I'm getting better going along with the keyboard but when I get to A and B I really struggle. My voice seems to go into a YODEL and jumps to A# or Ab. I might try humming wink.gif

Here is an improv for you, it's not good and has made me realise something. See below this Soundcloud box for an explanation.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/a-maj-min-scales-over-a7-5-25062019

I've realised that I struggle to play licks that I know, over a different backing track to the one I learnt them with. For instance, I tried to incorporate some of the ideas in the Soundcloud file below to the backing track above but just hadn't got a clue. I know the tempo and key are different but it's pentatonic so I should be able to sort it.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/licks

Any ideas?

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UPDATE:
Sorry Gab, I know I'm not supposed to be concentrating on note choice and should be concentrating on the scale shapes but I can't help it huh.gif

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Hi Phil, thanks for the audios!

Yes, I understand what you mean. It can be tricky to play the licks from the second audio over the first backing track because the tempo is very different, and even if you can do it, maybe the licks won't be recognisable.

I also think that your slow blues playing lacks some rhythm and phrasing development, however I feel that the best to become better at it would be to take licks and ideas from other guitarists playing at the same tempo. (by now, then you can transpose licks from faster tempos as you want).

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Thanks Gab,

That Gilbert video is very inspiring but also very daunting to be honest. I've been trying to work licks together for some time now that cross over the chords, ie: Rather than playing individual licks and ending them before the chord change, I've tried to create licks that flow from chord change to chord change. I'm probably trying to run before I can walk, (as usual).

Here's another inspiring video. I really can't see how they do it. I'm hoping that as my ear develops, I'll be able to hear what's going on a little bit more. They seem to play long parts over many chord changes at many speeds blink.gif

https://youtu.be/DQ4REYdCkTw



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 26 2019, 03:00 PM) *
(by now, then you can transpose licks from faster tempos as you want).


Put a rubber band around your wrist and every time you find yourself saying "by now" twang it hard and say to yourself, "it's, FOR now, Gab, NOT by now" wink.gif https://www.kidzsearch.com/questions/11227/...-band-technique

Cheers buddy

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