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post Jan 3 2019, 09:35 PM
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Well Fought Soldier!! This one is a real finger twister! Many a fine Soldier has fallen in the field while trying to conquer this one. You seemed to have no trouble at all! let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

*SYNCH OR SWIM: Your hand synchronization is much improved. This drill in particular is a good one to work on synch. Keep this drill handy as a warmup and try to add it to your routine. It will help your hand synch more and more as you go.

*PACE: Not rushing or lagging. This is crucial. If you can't play in a steady fashion, then it's impossible to control ones pace when one does wish to lead or lag during a guitar solo for emphasis.

*PRECISION: Without precision this lick falls apart quick. You have a good deal of articulate and precise playing going on here. Well done!!
In short you just..
LEVELED UP!!
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post Jan 6 2019, 07:31 PM
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post Jan 7 2019, 08:24 PM
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This looks like Mission 15 Soldier. Not a big deal. Just one ahead. 14 is a single string sort of lick. Once more in to the breach!!

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post Jan 9 2019, 05:46 PM
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post Jan 12 2019, 08:32 PM
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Well Fought Soldier! This is what I'm looking for on this Mission!! A strong palm mute and good hand synch. This is a great hand synch drill. If your synch is off, even a little bit, the lick falls apart as I"m sure you found out when learning it. I found out for certain while writing it. I had to work hard on this one to play it like it sounded in my head. I was able to write it long before I could actually play it. You seemed to have no trouble at all!! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

*PALM MUTE-Very solid mute here. Without the mute, the open string just rings and creates a steady noise which ruins the lick. Not so here! Tight mute the entire time.-

*SYNCH- This is a synch drill. Any drift in synch shows up. That's the entire point of playing this. Good news is your synch is spot on!

*AGGRESSIVE STYLE- Leaning in to the fight like a Soldier!!!! I appreciate a bit of aggression!
In short, your synch has improved quite a bit! Well done indeed. You just ....
LEVELED UP!!!
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post Jan 14 2019, 09:17 AM
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MISSION 15
WELL FOUGHT SOLDIER!! Another battle, another victory. This one requires a good stretch and very articulate pinky control and pick control. You gotta stick the landing each time, and you can't miss a single strike or it just falls apart. It requires control and technique from start to finish. Let's debrief!!

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PINKY POWER - This lick requires good control of the pinky. Gotta stick the landing each and every time. Miss one pinky landing and the lick does not work. It comes around over and over and you stick the landing each time. Nice!
ARTICULATION - This one requires pick articulation at a pretty high level since it has non stop string traverse. It forces the pink hand to keep switching strings and thus requires the fretting hand to do the same. The end result is that it requires great hand synch. This is a great synch drill. Keep it in your warm up and try to march it up the neck one fret at a time. Nice!
TIMING - This requires spot on timing. There are no gaps in it at all. In addition to the non stop traverse using both hands, it mixes a triad shape with a scale shape and allows no time to prep or recover so one has to transition smoothly. This is really the point of this lick. To teach the hand how to transition between techniques/shapes without a gap. Well played!

You've got this one well in hand Soldier! You just..

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post Jan 15 2019, 08:55 PM
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post Jan 15 2019, 09:23 PM
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post Jan 15 2019, 11:58 PM
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MISSION 16

Well Fought yet again Soldier!!! There might be a pinch much mute on the first one, but that's not a serious problem. The muting used on the rest worked great. Make sure not to "over mute" on the low E or you kill all the tonality. This is a tough nut to crack and you cracked it wide open!! Let's Debrief!

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PINKY POWER- You are knee deep in a series of Missions that will lean on your pinky. Many folks have serious issues when it comes to the weakest finger. Most folks, myself included, often avoid the pinky when possible. It's short, it's weak, what is there to like? Well, REACH for one thing. Without the pinky, one simply can't play guitar effectively. It's great to see you sticking the landing with the pinky!

TRAVERSAL OF FORTUNE- You don't just play the lick on the E, you try it on several strings and show your skills at being able to traverse strings and keep up the same high level of technique that you display on the first one. It's great to see. Nice!

PRECISION- Yet another lick that has no gaps, no room for error, requires the weakest finger, doesn't allow for any rush/lag. Not a problem with you Soldier!!! Nailed it.

In short, you freaking KILLED IT!!! This lick, like the last one, forces the hand to mix and match triad shapes with scale shapes. It's all about getting your hand to behave as you would have it behave and not how it wants to behave. In short it's about control and precision and you have it in spades!!! Well done. You just..


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post Jan 17 2019, 05:06 AM
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MISSION 17 DEBRIEF

Nice!! This is as close as anyone has ever come to playing this lick as written. You are struggling just a bit on the ascending bit which is understandable as I find it tough to play all the way up every string and hit every note and I wrote the darn thing. Your descending is quite impressive. Running scales this way adds to the "Shreddy" factor in just about any solo you play. You can use this same technique to run any scale you like. I'm just using the 3 note per string Minor scale because it's my favorite scale wink.gif If you like the Harmonic Minor or Dorian, you can run those this same way if you use the three note per string version which you can map out using the scale generator. Let's Debrief!!!

MEDALS OF HONOR


DEXTERITY-This lick requires a dexterity to play at speed. It's that simple. Without a dextrous hand, this lick just won't work at speed. It will stutter and stop in parts which wrecks it. Good news is you have a very nimble touch which works well on this lick.
SYNCH-At speed it's very easy to lose track of which strike is to go with what note. Not the case here. You keep the notes and strikes married up. Nice!

MUTE-As this lick uses every string, muting is key. Without a good mute, it's a noise fest. Not so here. Solid muting keeps it very clean.

In short I"m very impressed. This is one of the most difficult licks so far and you did great. Score!!!! You just ...
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post Jan 18 2019, 05:21 AM
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Well Fought Soldier!! This Mission is one that puts many Soldiers in a state of severe post traumatic stress. It has very little in the way of guidance so that the soldier will need to dig deep and come up with something on their own. You seemed to have no problem at all and that's great to see. Well played! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR
VARIETY- You employ a wide variety of licks here. A broad range of techniques that are all brought together to service the needs of the solo. Nice!!

STYLE- Your style is appropriately intense given the backing. All of the licks work well and I notice that you chose several that reflect work in the Missions. Score!!

TECHNIQUE- A wide variety of technique on display as well! Hammering, scale runs, whammy, etc. All brought together to make a cool solo. Double Score!
In short you KRUSHED it. Great to see you just kill it!!!! There are a few spots where timing issues creep in, but nothing that made it not work. Well done. This is a major milestone in Bootcamp. You just...

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post Jan 21 2019, 03:18 PM
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post Jan 22 2019, 07:03 AM
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NICE!!! This is a tricky one and many a soldier has fallen in the face of it. It requires a full FOUR NOTE PER STRING TAP and includes an open string so it's really a FIVE NOTE PER STRING TAP!!! This is the secret to being able to make it sound like you are playing at light speed. Once you get your speed up on this, it's 5 NPS rythm makes it sound like you are using a 5 NPS scale. It sounds blistering with only a modicum of efffort. It also works on every string!! keep this one in your practice routine. It works with any scale btw and on every string smile.gif Let's Debrief!!
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*TAPPING TO GLORY- 4 NPS tapping is not a simple thing. Add the open and it's 5 NPS tapping. Most Eddie VanHalen style tapping uses fretted strings only and 3 notes. So this is quite a bit more advanced. Well Done!
*PULLING FOR POWER-Pull offs make this lick what it is. Without the pull offs, the lick doesn't work at all. No problem for you. Great pull offs!
*QUIET AS DEATH-The open string is there partially to test your muting. Without solid muting, the string noise kills this lick. Not so here! SCORE!

Well played Soldier you just..
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post Jan 23 2019, 08:51 AM
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MISSION 20 DEBRIEF
I appreciate the aggression Soldier!! I fear you may be jumping the gun just a pinch here. You are losing track of the note sequence here just a bit in favor of playing it briskly. There are no points for speed in bootcamp, only for precision. If you shoot 1000 rounds and never hit the bullseye, it doesn't matter how fast you pulled the trigger. Slow this one down maybe just a pinch and make sure you are getting the note sequence correct and you will sail on glorious Victory!

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post Jan 23 2019, 04:58 PM
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post Jan 24 2019, 08:13 AM
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This is a classic blues lick so it's very important to get this one spot on and right at 4/5 seconds, where it gets tricky due to the finger shift, you lose the note sequencing just a pinch. I think you are still rushing things a bit here. No points for speed, in bootcamp so you don't have to play it briskly. What's most important is that you learn to play this type of lick with the proper note sequencing so that you can apply this method of running a scale to any pentatonic mode that you like. This lick is much easier to play when using a straight standard scale. it's made MUCH more difficult by using the run up the neck which requires that awkward change on the B string. Slow it down just a pinch and keep it nice and steady and I"m sure you can play this. Once more in to the breach Soldier!!
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post Jan 28 2019, 05:15 PM
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post Jan 29 2019, 04:55 AM
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Now your talking Soldier! This is a tricky bit. Especially with all the string traverse and sliding. It's worth getting right though. It's good practice for REC. There is a very low tolerance for almost getting things right in REC as you may have noticed. If one's playing is at all sloppy or not quite there, REC grading will require another pass. So working on your precision in Bootcamp is a great way to get ready for your next rec! Let's Debrief!
Well Fought Soldier!! You have a really good grip on everything in this mission. You are more than ready for what lay ahead!!!!

MEDALS OF HONOR
PICK OF DESTINTY Your picking is very clean and as a bonus you are not losing your palm mute! This is a very important skill that can take forever to get a handle on and you've got it!

MUTE OF DEATH You keep a good solid palm mute the entire time and don't let a lot of extra noise happen which is great to see! Being able to control the noises that happen and don't happen is key!

PACE WINS RACES Pacing is great as well!! You don't rush or lag during the entire bit.

You got it Soldier!! You are ready to move on! Well done on sticking with it!
In other words, you just ...

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post Jan 29 2019, 09:25 PM
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post Jan 30 2019, 07:28 AM
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I applaud your aggressive style here!! However, I fear aggression has won out over technique just a bit. The scale bit that is after the main rythm is very complex and will take some time to play at speed. You tend to rush in to playing these pieces at a brisk pace a pinch before being ready. These are challenging bits and take time to play at speed. They are meant to just teach you a very hard piece to allow you to learn it and then go from there and spend time achieving speed. It took me years to play this properly without missing notes. Being able to play it at all, any any speed, is a victory. Slow down a bit and play it note for note. Even if that means playing well below your normal speed. I can see that you can clearly shred. This pieces are designed to force you to slow down enough to learn complex patterns with precision so that when you get them back up to speed, they sound incredible. There are no points for speed in bootcamp though. Only points for precision. Miss a note, or a few notes, and it's got to be done again. These are graded much harder than quick licks but REC is graded even harder. Part of bootcamps purpose is to teach patience with yourself. Not rushing in to playing something at speed before your hands are ready. Had I not written the piece in question, I might not even know the difference. It's a blur of notes after the main rythm. Which is what this lick sounds like played fast. Having written it and played it thousands of times, I can hear each one of those notes when they are present or absent. Back off the pace a bit so that you can play the entire thing at a steady pace and give it one more go!

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