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Todd Simpson
post Oct 15 2018, 01:21 AM
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Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!
QUICK TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR BATTLE
*Make sure you get both hands in the shot when shooting your video*Make sure you use a metronome for the first several Missions and that the metronome can be heard.*After you complete a mission, shoot me a PM and let me know it's ready and I'll give you a debrief! These are pass / fail, so if you pass you BADGE UP and if not, I'll give you some feedback and you head in to the breach once again.
*The first several missions are VERY simple. They are just to get you used to the bootcamp process.
*Most importantly, there is NEVER a speed requirement in bootcamp. I want you to push yourself to play as brisk as you can, but NEVER at the expense of precision. If you find you are missing a note here and there, slow down a bit. Speed is just a byproduct of precision so my goal is to make you a very precise player. At that point, speed just happens.
MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SUPER PERFECT!. Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you, no points for speed, only points for playing in a precise manner as speed is simply a byproduct of precision) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. Make sure to EMBED the video by clicking on INSERT SPECIAL ITEM above the smiley face and then you'll get a drop down menu. Click on INSERT YOUTUBE VIDEO and follow the instructions in the Pop Up Menu. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP! You will then proceed to Lesson #2 and so forth. Here is the link to the entire 400 plus Lesson Library. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...rtal:Techniques

Here is the link to your own PRIVATE HOUSE OF PAIN!...Er I mean.. SHRED!

http://bit.ly/adamsbootcamp
Practice!
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post Jan 25 2019, 07:56 AM
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MISSION 23 DEBRIEF!!
QUICK LICKS INFO: Before doing your debrief, let's talk QUICK LICKS!!! I saw your question and wanted to give you the quick and dirty!! Just like Bootcamp, It's best to start on the First one and work your way up. You can do more than one at a time if you like, I"ll then grade them on per day to maximize feedback. Quick Licks is fairly new and I had been experimenting with doing things differently than bootcamp, but in the end, it just made it more confusing. So I've gone back to doing things the same basic way. Start at 1, and work your way up. The handy thing about quick licks is that they are meant to be "Quick", so I'm not nearly as picky about technique for example. It's meant to allow you to add licks to your library of licks in a quick way. So they have just one drill for each badge, where as bootcamp can have up to 10 drills for a given badge. They are graded a bit more loosely than Bootcamp as they are meant to be done quicker. It's a great way to get new licks under your belt!! ONETABMATT is currently the TOP DAWG on rank and the only GMCer to complete every single quick lick. His badge has the "STAR OF HONOR" signifying top rank. YONCOPIN has the STAR OF HONOR for BOOTCAMP currently. On to the debrief!!!

-------------MISSION 23-------------
Another Clean Victory!!! This Mission involves the most feared technique of all, the dreaded and much feared, "PINKY SLIDE!". It requires you to use the weakest finger to slide up the neck and stick the landing. Leading with the pinky is something that opens up a whole range of licks. It's required if you want to do those crazy scale runs that start on a low fret and end up on the high frets.

Let's debrief!!!!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PINKY TRAVEL Nice fret travel! Not only traversing strings, but traveling up the fretboard in a very smooth and precise fashion. Precision is the key to this one.

PACING The pacing is nice and even and deliberate as it should be. If you rush or lag, the lick falls apart and you get to start over. Good news is, you nailed it!

MUTING Nothing is so under rated as a technique as palm muting. You may have noticed that most of the missions have some element of muting. That's because it's the one technique that gets overlooked and ends up biting folks in the rear. Without a good mute, you get wads of string noise if you open string licks, long scale runs, etc. The good news here is that your muting is top notch! Keep it up!

In short, you just ...
LEVELED UP!
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 25 2019, 07:56 AM) *
MISSION 23 DEBRIEF!!
QUICK LICKS INFO: Before doing your debrief, let's talk QUICK LICKS!!! I saw your question and wanted to give you the quick and dirty!! Just like Bootcamp, It's best to start on the First one and work your way up. You can do more than one at a time if you like, I"ll then grade them on per day to maximize feedback. Quick Licks is fairly new and I had been experimenting with doing things differently than bootcamp, but in the end, it just made it more confusing. So I've gone back to doing things the same basic way. Start at 1, and work your way up. The handy thing about quick licks is that they are meant to be "Quick", so I'm not nearly as picky about technique for example. It's meant to allow you to add licks to your library of licks in a quick way. So they have just one drill for each badge, where as bootcamp can have up to 10 drills for a given badge. They are graded a bit more loosely than Bootcamp as they are meant to be done quicker. It's a great way to get new licks under your belt!! ONETABMATT is currently the TOP DAWG on rank and the only GMCer to complete every single quick lick. His badge has the "STAR OF HONOR" signifying top rank. YONCOPIN has the STAR OF HONOR for BOOTCAMP currently. On to the debrief!!!



Thank you, I'll start doing the Quick Licks regularly now!

Does that mean nobody's done more than 88 Bootcamp missions, though there is much more than that? Sounds like it gets really difficult quite fast. Maybe it's a good idea to check what's up ahead and prepare mentally. And technically, I could claim the title if I keep up my current tempo? smile.gif

By the way, I managed to record all missions up to 29 and I'll post them sometime later. Number 30 I left for today, because the night time dinged while I was at it.

Edit: I'm posting up to 29. I'm trying to play the patterns with legato as a warm-up and practice and it's not a bad idea, though it sounds horribly from me. Over the weekend I'll be at work as usual. I do need a lot of sleep and rest because all the assignments at Uni are wearing me down. If I post something, and I will, it will be Quick Licks, since they are quick, easy and very enjoyable. Bootcamp feels like a hard work at school but it does bring results. Without further ado:

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- Todd Simpson   Adams Bootcamp   Oct 15 2018, 01:21 AM
- - Adam M   RE: Adams Bootcamp   Nov 6 2018, 01:53 PM
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- - Adam M   Thank you for kind words! Here is my take on ...   Nov 14 2018, 10:11 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Good to see you in the Fight Soldier!! The...   Nov 14 2018, 11:23 PM
- - Adam M   Here's my next video. For this one I stayed at...   Nov 16 2018, 10:40 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   MEDALS OF HONOR *PICKING TECHNIQUE: Solid picking...   Nov 17 2018, 05:48 AM
- - Adam M   I don't like my performance here. I recorded t...   Nov 17 2018, 11:00 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Nice!!!!!! Soldier this is...   Nov 18 2018, 05:21 AM
- - Adam M   Here is my take on the next mission. To be frank, ...   Nov 25 2018, 10:13 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Nice!! The speed is more than fine. There ...   Nov 25 2018, 10:44 PM
- - Adam M   Here's the mission #6 After a warmup i had fu...   Nov 27 2018, 05:11 PM
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|- - Todd Simpson   Well Done!! This is exactly what I want ou...   Nov 28 2018, 02:58 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Well Fought Soldier!! This is exactly what...   Nov 30 2018, 03:46 AM
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- - Adam M   It's maybe a bit too early, not a whole week p...   Dec 1 2018, 10:15 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 9 DEBRIEF Well Fought Soldier!...   Dec 3 2018, 04:20 AM
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- - Adam M   Next mission might appear tonight. At first it was...   Dec 6 2018, 06:01 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   If there is a vid with the Mission, always try to ...   Dec 7 2018, 06:26 AM
|- - Adam M   QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 7 2018, 05:26 A...   Dec 7 2018, 11:32 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Well Fought Soldier!!! Yet another one...   Dec 8 2018, 07:20 PM
- - Adam M   Now, I know I'll be repeating this but I still...   Dec 7 2018, 02:05 AM
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|- - Todd Simpson   Well Fought!! Very perceptive as well. Thi...   Dec 11 2018, 05:19 AM
- - Adam M   Just a quick update. I won't be recording anyt...   Dec 11 2018, 01:28 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   No worries Soldier!! You've earned a b...   Dec 12 2018, 01:57 AM
|- - Adam M   I just played around for a warm-up. I noticed AP-h...   Dec 19 2018, 08:08 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Awesome!!! It's great to hear that...   Dec 20 2018, 03:04 AM
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|- - Todd Simpson   Well fought Soldier!!! This is a great...   Dec 29 2018, 03:37 AM
- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 15 DEBRIEFWell fought Soldier !Thisi l...   Dec 30 2018, 07:07 PM
- - Adam M   Here's my take on next mission. Mentally I...   Jan 2 2019, 01:55 AM
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|- - Adam M   QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 15 2019, 09:37 ...   Jan 15 2019, 10:21 PM
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|- - Adam M   QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 18 2019, 04:27 ...   Jan 18 2019, 10:32 PM
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- - Adam M   Here's another one.   Jan 19 2019, 10:18 PM
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|- - Todd Simpson   Yet again Well Fought!!!! Another...   Jan 21 2019, 06:21 AM
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