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MisterM
Oct 1 2020, 03:08 PM
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Hi Sarge

Here mission 25 smile.gif
On this one, I tried to play fast => 130 140 and 150 BPM
I hope it's ok

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Todd Simpson
Oct 2 2020, 03:15 AM
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Impressive work Soldier!! This is a real finger twister! It's all about going back and forth in a scale to make it sound like there are more notes involved than there actually are. It requires muting, but not too much muting. You strike the right balance here. Well done! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PACING : You do a great job of pick control on this one. Steady pace and even playing. No bumps or stops, just working through the pattern. SCORE!

NO MUTE NO DEAL: Very clean palm mute per usual as I've come to expect. Not choking the strings but not allowing any string noise. DOUBLE SCORE!

BACK AND FORTH
Back and Forth like a champ! You don't get lost in the notes despite playing at speed. IMPRESSIVE!!


In short, you just ...
LEVELED UP!!!!
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You are ready for the deep end Soldier!
Onward!

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QUOTE (MisterM @ Oct 1 2020, 10:08 AM) *
Hi Sarge

Here mission 25 smile.gif
On this one, I tried to play fast => 130 140 and 150 BPM
I hope it's ok

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MisterM
Oct 16 2020, 10:07 AM
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Hi Todd

Work on the house is complete
I would add photos on the topic soon
Today I can focus on the guitar

Here mission 26 & 27





Over all

If you want You can garde my REC "JAMAICA ROCK"

What do you think about my EVH Take ,

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Todd Simpson
Oct 16 2020, 08:01 PM
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Impressive work Soldier!! Your REC take is very solid indeed It looks like it's got 3 votes on it already in the rec thread so I'll discuss it here. Your playing continues to show improvement each time I see a rec from you. This is saying quite a bit as you are playing at a very high level. I often see players gains start to flatten out once they reach a certain level. This is not the case for you at all. You continue to make great gains each and every time. Your at the stage now where you are able to focus on the finer details of playing. These can be overlooked. It's important to find the smaller aspects interesting in order to spend time on them. It's not the same as learning a new scale, it's more subtle. Learning when to increase/decrease vibrato on a single note, transitioning between techniques, varying the pressure on any given pick strike and creating dynamics, etc All of these things can only be focused on once a player has achieved a level of mastery of foundational techniques. It's in this area, where the subtle things add up, that a player develops his own "style". You are creating your own style each time. Keep it up!!

Onward to Mission 26. Let's take these once per day. First up, 26. I must say I was blown away when you ripped in to this at full speed. I was already impressed with the precision of your slower take and that would have been enough to badge up. Then you rip in to lick at full tilt and you don't lose precision! NICE!!! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PLANTED LIKE A TREE: Planted palm mute resulting in zero string noise. You've got a great palm mute here. You are even using the pinky of the mute hand to help mute the high strings. This is great to see. It's often the case that the hand only wants to mute the low strings during a palm mute. Often, the left hand mutes the high strings. This is a functional method but not ideal as it prevents some licks from working. For example, open string licks on every string require a solid mute of all strings and the left hand can't help. This is why I encourage players to mute all the strings with the right hand. It's something you have adapted well to!

TRAVERSE FOR THE WIN
Traverse is just plain difficult for many a Soldier. Traverse of course, just talking about moving from one string to another. This Mission is non stop traverse and you have to go back and forth over the same piece of ground over and over. There are many chances to miss a note and ruin the take. It's built to be breakable but you don't falter. You rip through it at speed and with precision.

PACE WINS THE RACE: Even handed timing and synch. Not rushing or dragging, just right. This lick is quite long and it would be very easy to let the timing drift at some point. That's why it's built this way. To provide a long stretch of ground. If the hand is going to fail, this is where it would fail. The good news is you have developed great stamina. You play right through with no trouble

In short you KRUSHED it Soldier!! You are officially shredding. Playing 150 bpm with non stop traverse and picking every note is no small feat. It's a huge challenge and you play it with style and grace.

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!
You also just earned your first 3 Chevron Badge!
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Oct 18 2020, 09:40 AM
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Hi Todd

Thank you for grading and comment

Here Mission 28, I wait grading about Mission 27 smile.gif



Since 15 days, I work some licks "Lydian Phrasing intermediate"

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Oct 19 2020, 04:57 AM
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27 is yet another full on SHRED LICK. This is where you get a chance to put all of the technique in practice and hopefully things start to click and you begin to "SHRED". I must say I was very impressed at your performance on this one. I was impressed by the previous one, but this one really blew me away. I was expecting the slow take to be the actual take, then you double the speed and don't lose any precision. Super congrats on that you are playing this at a very brisk pace and keeping it under control for an extended loop. Your hand doesn't fatigue, you don't start missing notes, you just keep it clean and burn!!!! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PRECISION STRIKE:
This one is all about Precision. Speed is just a byproduct of precision after all. If one loses precision, play gets sloppy. Sloppy playing is the opposite of shredding. To shred, one must play with a high degree of precision and also not allow the body to tense up which causes fatigue and kills stamina. You play with a great deal of precision and stamina. AWESOME!!

SYNCH ON POINT: If your hand synch drifts even a pinch, drills like this will let you know. It's on a loop so that if you drift a bit, it will stick out like a sore thumb. I don't usually expect to see this many repetitions of this drill at speed since the hand can get tired. Not your hand though. You keep it high and tight the entire time. SCORE!!

TRAVERSELY: Being able to traverse frets without creating a hiccup in the pattern is what Iwant to see from this mission and you nailed it! The traverse point is smooth as glass. As a bonus, you make great use of the pinky on this drill. Some folks try to use the third finger on this, which isn't a great idea given the distance between first and last frets used. The pinky is what I look for and your pinky is flying!! DOUBLE KILL!!

I wanted to watch this one several times to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I thought maybe I was just not hearing small imperfections due to my monitors so I played through headphones and second set of monitors. Then tried at very high volume. No matter what I tried it sounded nice and tight. This might be the best version of drill I've yet seen and I've been doing this a while. Well Done!!!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!
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I'm on to your next Mission. I plan to give it a thorough viewing/listening as well. I have high hopes Soldier!!

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Oct 20 2020, 01:11 AM
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Yet another very impressive take!! You have really knocked it out of the park on these last three. It's a TRINITY OF SHRED. These techniques will serve you very well as you move forward. These are foundational things that every shredder should be able to play with precision/speed. It took me a LOT of repetition to get these licks smooth and fast. I can see blood on the fretboard from all the woodshedding you put in! Let's Debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

TRAVERSE OR DIE
With skill and grace, you traverse like a champ! This one is not just string traverse. This is fret traverse in an extreme way. You have to go back and forth in the same area several times. it's very easy to get lost at some point. I've played this lick more times than I can count. It took me quite a few tries to be able to play it all the way through without losing my place. You put it on a loop and rip in to it at speed and don't lose a note. NICE!

SILENCE IS GOLDEN: Solid mute resulting in clean tone without string noise. Muting is KEY to playing a bit like this. Since you are moving so fast over strings and frets, generating some string noise is a constant potential problem. You keep it high and dry the entire time. DOUBLE SCORE!!

PICK ARTICULATION:
This is some of the best pic articulation from you that I've yet seen. You don't let the pick hand tense up, you don't pick from the elbow, you keep a solid mute while doing all of this. That alone is a huge victory. Being able to keep a mute during complicated picking is a crucial skill that is not easy to get ones hands around TRIPLE SCORE!

You tore this a new one!! Killer Job Soldier! i feel no need to warn you about what's coming up as you will rip through it like a hot knife through butter! You are ready!!

You just...
LEVELED UP!!!


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QUOTE (MisterM @ Oct 18 2020, 04:40 AM) *
Hi Todd

Thank you for grading and comment

Here Mission 28, I wait grading about Mission 27 smile.gif



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MisterM
Oct 21 2020, 09:25 AM
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Thank you Sarge

For the mission 29, I added a legato work with
BT : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lick-of-t...tatonic+Legato/

I hope that I understood the target of mission

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Oct 23 2020, 04:28 AM
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You continue to impress me Soldier!! These are some tricky bits and you don't miss a lick!!! You are ready for the crazy bits to come. I hope you can take all of these chops and turn them in to magic when the next collab rolls around! Many of these pentatonic licks are some of my fave licks ever. Let's debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR
CLEAN KILL: Doing a great job managing the string noise that is very hard to escape in open string licks in particular. Thats part of why I include this one. If your muting is not spot on, any open string licks will show the gaps. Also, this is a good introduction to using open strings for solo licks. This first lick would work as a solo lick for just about any blues/rock backing in the key of A. The open strings used are also in the scale. We are using the open strings almost like a capo. You krushed it even at pace!

SMOOTH AS GLASS:
Pick articulation is smooth and consistent. You have very even picking here which is great. Your not over and under powering the pick, each strike is at a similar intensity which is what I'm looking for here.

PACE BY PACE You don't lose your mute, you don't start rushing or dragging, you keep a solid pace even when playing fast. This is the best part of all. You have great control over your speed, you don't dive in and rush a lick and lag at the back, you keep it all as it should be. Thats why I ask you to loop these, to see if you will drift. You didn't!!!

Very well played. That second lick is one of my all time faves. I often play it with the first finger as a bar so you are playing it in a more controlled manner which is impressive. You just..

LEVELED UP!!!
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QUOTE (MisterM @ Oct 21 2020, 04:25 AM) *
Thank you Sarge

For the mission 29, I added a legato work with
BT : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lick-of-t...tatonic+Legato/

I hope that I understood the target of mission

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Nov 1 2020, 03:00 PM
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Hi Sarge,

I work string skipping lesson to 180 BPM
My playing got a little relaxed.
Despite everything, We can see my two hands tightening on the last note....
It’s really awful for the eyes mad.gif

I should try to improve this last thing before REC Section

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Nov 2 2020, 10:49 AM
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Good Lord Soldier!!!! This is pretty darn impressive. I mean honestly. String skipping is one of the last major disciplines ones fingers have to tackle imho before one can play just about anything. This is very well done. Precise, synched, not too much pick pressure, not to much finger pressure, just right. Finding the right balance of pressure and speed is never easy and you clearly have sorted it out. Also, stamina is clearly on point. This would wear out most folks hands about half way through. Just a bit tense right at the end but even then still in control. NICE!!

Sarge


QUOTE (MisterM @ Nov 1 2020, 10:00 AM) *
Hi Sarge,

I work string skipping lesson to 180 BPM
My playing got a little relaxed.
Despite everything, We can see my two hands tightening on the last note....
It’s really awful for the eyes mad.gif

I should try to improve this last thing before REC Section


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Nov 2 2020, 11:44 AM
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Nov 5 2020, 04:40 PM
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Hi Sarge

I work mission 30
Soon I should make a take

Also, I submitted my take "String Skipping etude" on REC section

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Nov 5 2020, 06:45 PM
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You are on a roll Soldier!! These are some of the best takes I've ever seen and I've been doing Bootcamp for 10 years. Keep it up! Your REC was spot on!!! RECs are graded very tough and you still killed it!!


QUOTE (MisterM @ Nov 5 2020, 11:40 AM) *
Hi Sarge

I work mission 30
Soon I should make a take

Also, I submitted my take "String Skipping etude" on REC section

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Nov 10 2020, 11:25 PM
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Soldier, after reading the comments on your recent REC. I feel compelled to bring up something I've been biting my tonge about. A bit back, I started to try to talk to you about essentially re learning your picking technique. It seemed to create a good deal of stress and didn't get much result and finally it just seemed to be getting in the way of your progress. So I just let the matter drop. You continued to make very good progress and I was impressed with your REC! After reading the reviews from the other instructors, I'm starting to think I may have let the issue go prematurely. The very technique of planting one half of the hand on the bridge and using the other half of the hand to articulate the pick is what the original instructor of string skipping rec lesson was a master at doing. While I found your rec to be more than adequate, especially after I stopped focusing on subtle pick technique differences, other folks taking note of these differences is starting to make me think I wasn't being obsessive compulsive about the way you were picking. Other people are taking note of it as well and it does seem to be a bit of a road block in terms of your progress. So while I don't want to get you stressed over this again, I do hope we can address it in small bits as we move forward. I think it's something you can do. It may feel like going backwards a bit as you may have to slow down quite a bit to get the control needed to reconstruct your picking technique. however, I've seen you make HUGE gains and I think you are ready to attack this issue and push through it. Let me know what you think smile.gif

I've found a couple of videos to illustrate this idea. This is something that every player struggles with soldier. You are not alone. I think you are ready to work through this. I don't think you were at that point the last time. I think you are ready now solidier!

Ok Soldier. Example 1. Notice how the amount of pick wag decreases as I speed up. Also notice the pick angle. The angle of attack/address is important as it sets up an optimal position for the hand.


In example 2, notice that my palm stays planted on the bridge. I don't lift or shift. I'm using thumb/finger articulation and using part of my hand and just a pinch of wrist. I've isolated to a single note.


In examle 3, I go through all the strings. Notice I keep a good solid palm mute and dont lift my palm off the bridge. Also, I"m keeping the same slanted forward pick angle. In addition, notice that my pick hand never tenses up. Even at speed, I keep the picking hand somewhat loose. This is key to stamina. Tensing up will kill your ability to play fast for extended periods.\


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QUOTE (MisterM @ Nov 5 2020, 11:40 AM) *
Hi Sarge

I work mission 30
Soon I should make a take

Also, I submitted my take "String Skipping etude" on REC section

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