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Hi mate!

Yes, I recommend you this book in Spanish: https://www.amazon.es/Armon%C3%ADa-Funciona...s/dp/B00BNEW3H0

There are other brands that sell products that are similar to Shredneck. Check out what you can get in Colombia.

About Youtube Channels... there are a lot of channels, but Rick Beato has everything you need and more...



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 29 2019, 08:18 PM) *
Hi mate!

Yes, I recommend you this book in Spanish: https://www.amazon.es/Armon%C3%ADa-Funciona...s/dp/B00BNEW3H0

There are other brands that sell products that are similar to Shredneck. Check out what you can get in Colombia.

About Youtube Channels... there are a lot of channels, but Rick Beato has everything you need and more...



Hi Gabriel!

Thank you very much for your answers! I checked a preview of the book and it looks pretty interesting. I will check the channel as well.

Here are my takes for the Ben Higgins land of legato and Emir Hot's neoclassical solo lessons.

Regarding the legato exercise I'm having trouble shifting positions, also, I feel more comfortable when using my index than when using my ring finger. I tried at two different tempos.

The neoclassical solo I think is decent but there are some errors in there and I'm not totally happy with the tone.

Here are them:







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Hi mate! Great stuff!

I'll copy all your routines here so we have easy access to them: https://tinyurl.com/y6oulblo


I can see that you are doing a good job with both lessons. It's obvious that you need more days of practice in order to master them. Here I'll give you some tips, comments and ideas for the next days of practice:

- Try to keep your left hand fingers closer to the fretboard. This habit will have very important impact in your overall playing.

- I notice that you are doing too much strength when playing legato. Try to relax your hands and to reduce pressure. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/ixcfVBdsV9I

- When doing vibrato, be sure to start the movement from your wrist and avoid to start it from your fingers. This will help you to make it sounds more consistent. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/JNDyI5b3Fh8

- Identify the most difficult position shifts in land of legato, isolate them and practice as a loop.


What about the improvisation tasks? How are they going?







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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 4 2019, 03:31 PM) *
Hi mate! Great stuff!

I'll copy all your routines here so we have easy access to them: https://tinyurl.com/y6oulblo


I can see that you are doing a good job with both lessons. It's obvious that you need more days of practice in order to master them. Here I'll give you some tips, comments and ideas for the next days of practice:

- Try to keep your left hand fingers closer to the fretboard. This habit will have very important impact in your overall playing.

- I notice that you are doing too much strength when playing legato. Try to relax your hands and to reduce pressure. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/ixcfVBdsV9I

- When doing vibrato, be sure to start the movement from your wrist and avoid to start it from your fingers. This will help you to make it sounds more consistent. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/JNDyI5b3Fh8

- Identify the most difficult position shifts in land of legato, isolate them and practice as a loop.


What about the improvisation tasks? How are they going?


Hi Gab,

Wow a lot of time without talking here, I apologize with you for that sad.gif

I had several problems with my ISP after I moved to my new house, when I told you they were about to install the internet one problem happened and then another and another one... at the end, my internet was installed and ready a few weeks ago.

Then the "Jam with Kris" collab was open and I found it like some kind of challenge for me... so I spent a lot of time working on the solos and understanding Reaper and how to record with my pedal.

But now I'm back to my routine (https://tinyurl.com/y6oulblo), I promise I will be really dedicated with it. I also want to participate in the current collab to jam with you smile.gif and also go back with the Todd Simpson Shred Bootcamp... a lot of work, but I know is a fun work and a useful one.

Have a nice day dude.

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Hi Angel!! Welcome back mate!!

Great to know that you are connected again, and ready to continue your work here. I'll be waiting for your takes on routine tasks and the collab! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 17 2019, 01:17 PM) *
Hi Angel!! Welcome back mate!!

Great to know that you are connected again, and ready to continue your work here. I'll be waiting for your takes on routine tasks and the collab! smile.gif


Hey Gab,

Here is my new try for the Emir Hot's neoclassical solo lesson. I hope this one is a bit better than the last one, sorry for the errors.


I'm also working on the Ben Higgins lesson (Land of legato). I'll be uploading the video very soon, as well as an improvisation using the concepts you sent me (CAGED method).

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Hi Leo! Good job mate!

I can see important improvements in your new take. Your vibrato is getting better and your overall playing starts to sound more consistent. I recommend you to put some more focus to adjust timing, mostly when you do legato and trills where you tend to rush a bit. I'm sure that working on Land of legato will really help with this one, so you have the right routine for now.

Your vibrato now starts correctly, but there is some more room to make it more regular and connected with the backing track. We could add a vibrato lesson to your practice sessions soon, what do you think?

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I just found this lesson that includes many elements that you need to work so it can be good to add it in the near future: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Meet-The-Ornaments/


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Hi Gab,

Thanks for your feedback, you are totally right in everything you said. That's right, when I do legato I kind of lost timing, like the reference of the "metronome beat" in my head blink.gif .

Also, I guess that using Reaper has helped me a lot, whenever I can identify a bit better and precisely my mistakes by listening to an audio recorded directly to the computer and not by using the cellphone, which is still good, but you know, the noise in the environment can alter a bit what you hear, so thanks again for the advice you gave me about Reaper smile.gif

That lesson about the ornaments seems so cool. Should I start working on it already or do you want me to focus on land of legato and improvisation (CAGED method) lessons first?

Thanks again!

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Let's dedicate one more week to the current stuff and then you can add the new lesson, what do you think?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 2 2019, 12:34 PM) *
Let's dedicate one more week to the current stuff and then you can add the new lesson, what do you think?


Sure Gab, that's perfect smile.gif

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QUOTE (LEO89PRIEST @ Oct 2 2019, 11:11 AM) *
Sure Gab, that's perfect smile.gif

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Hey Gab!

I've been working on the improvisation course (From zero to hero) specifically on the CAGED system. I randomly selected a backing track from the web in C major and did an improvisation over it and tried to apply the CAGED system concepts. I apologize for the mistakes throughout the video. I'm attaching the video below:



I found this 5 scale positions pretty interesting, during the impro I thing there are some parts where I hesitate, is like I think on playing one note and in the last second I finish hitting a different one laugh.gif There are some parts where I feel connected and other ones where I feel running out of ideas and thinking I will sound repetitive. I guess I can do it a lot better but I'm really enjoying the process.

I will start working on the G major scale concepts (1 octave patterns, 2 octave patterns, Diatonic Sequences andArpeggio shapes), I will upload a video whenever I feel I understand the concepts and can apply them.

Thanks again Gab,

Have a nice weekend!

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Hi Leo!! This is AWESOME!!

You are doing a great job with the Improvisation course mate. It's normal to find yourself running out of ideas, and that's when we have to get inspiration from our heroes. Go and learn some Major Scale licks and phrases from your favourite guitarists. You can also use GMC lessons for that. Remember Kris Dahl's Your first phrases lesson and apply those concepts.

I recommend you checking some Satriani's or Andy Timmon's songs to get some ideas...



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 15 2019, 04:21 AM) *
Hi Leo!! This is AWESOME!!

You are doing a great job with the Improvisation course mate. It's normal to find yourself running out of ideas, and that's when we have to get inspiration from our heroes. Go and learn some Major Scale licks and phrases from your favourite guitarists. You can also use GMC lessons for that. Remember Kris Dahl's Your first phrases lesson and apply those concepts.

I recommend you checking some Satriani's or Andy Timmon's songs to get some ideas...



Hi Gab!

Thank you so much! smile.gif I'll check Kris' lesson, thanks for the suggestion. Regarding licks and phrases, idk exactly how to ask you, but there's a lot of phrases that I would love to apply on my improvisations, but how do I know:
1) Which lick or phrase matches in a best way an specific part of a backing track? Should I know the harmony, the chord that is sounding?
2) Which licks are majors and which are minors? Do I have to know the key of those songs where I'm taking the licks from? What if those licks are neither minor nor major?

I hope I'm being clear with my quiestions. Thank you very much for your help and precise feedback Gab smile.gif

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QUOTE (LEO89PRIEST @ Oct 15 2019, 01:18 PM) *
1) Which lick or phrase matches in a best way an specific part of a backing track? Should I know the harmony, the chord that is sounding?


You learn to do this by experimenting and practicing. Knowing the chord that is sounding is always helpful but it's a more advanced improvisation technique. By now, you can focus on sounds, notes and rhythm. I think that Kris lesson, as well as the other ones from his Jam School series will really help you with this.


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2) Which licks are majors and which are minors? Do I have to know the key of those songs where I'm taking the licks from? What if those licks are neither minor nor major?


Yes, you have to know the key of the song. For example, that song by Satriani is in B major, so all those licks are in Major scale.




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