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Gabriel Leopardi
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Hello friends!! Welcome to our new Collaboration!!

This time, our big friend and talented GMCer Caelumamittendum has composed a full track for us! And I have to see that the tune is FANTASTIC.

This is the full track version: Attached File  Cael_s_Metallica_Fulltrack.mp3 ( 5.73MB ) Number of downloads: 2


And here you have 3 shorter parts to record your solos:

Part A: Attached File  Cael_s_Metallica_Part_1.mp3 ( 1.46MB ) Number of downloads: 1


Part B: Attached File  Cael_s_Metallica_Part_2.mp3 ( 890.71K ) Number of downloads: 1


Part C: Attached File  Cael_s_Metallica_Part_3.mp3 ( 1.05MB ) Number of downloads: 1



Chord progressions & Tempo:

A:
74 bpm

Em | Em | G | Am | C | C | Em | D | x2

B:
74 bpm

E5 % % % | C5 B5 % % | A5 % % % | G5 B5 % % |
E5 % % % | C B5 % % | A5 % % % | G5 B5 % B |

C:
111pbm

E5 | C5 | B5 | A5 E5 || x4


Suggested scales: E Pentatonic Minor, E aeolian.


Feel free to record over any of these parts or over the full track, everything you want to play! The more material we have the more elements I have to work on the final mix.


DEADLINE: April 14th (20 days)


If you are new to collabs please check out this: LINK


WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THIS ONE?
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Gabriel Leopardi
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Hi Victor,

Your approach to technique practice is not different to what I've done when Speed and Shred was my main goal. There are some important things to have in mind:

- Diary practice: It's essential to practice the same type of stuff every day for a while to see results.

- Economise movements: This is the most important and difficult part. All your movements must be small and effective in order to achieve fast speeds. The best is to have a mentor (I can be the one!) to check your technique and give feedback about this, but it also helps to analyse all your favourite guitarists to see their posture and hand movements.

- Don't practice too much time at a not comfortable tempo. If you notice that you are not playing with both hands in sync, slow down. It's good trick to play some minutes 10 bpm over your tempo, but not more than 5 minutes. Get back to your comfortable tempo to get used to the right sound and hands work. Practising something played wrong will make you play faster but sound bad!

- Don't stay too much on the same exercises. For example, you don't need to master two strings sweep picking to start practising 3 or 4 strings sweep picking. The more advanced exercise will help you master the previous ones.

- Apply speed to your own improvisations. It's important to balance metronome playing with backing tracks playing to be able to use speed for real music. Combine exercises with phrases, make variations, be creative.


That's everything that comes to mind now. I have an Intensive Technique Course with more tips and exercises here: LINK


Let me know if you have any more questions!
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Gabriel Leopardi
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Hi Phil! Thanks for the English class! smile.gif This has been just a distraction because I already knew it. However, I'm not sure how this works with the word "Series" (guitar lesson series), because I've seen it written in both ways: "This series" and "These series".

Regarding your plan, yes! Let's go for Kris version to be able to progress in other blues areas. Focusing on Bare chords is important, but let's balance it with our original goal that is playing the blues.

Deal?
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Hi Farine!

This is one of my favorites from my archive. This one is good for timing but also to master dynamics. I think that you did a good job in most of the lesson. I only notice timing issues from 00:36 to 00:46 and around 01:04.

The other parts sound tight, and you could only improve bit more your dynamics, in other words, you can make the accents more defined.

By the way, I’m impressed of your progress with this lesson mate, congratulations!
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Anybody has watched the movie?
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Yeah, James is very inspiring. I’ve really enjoyed his guitar center interview in which he talks about the things you said. I remember using “Master of puppets” album to train my right hand downpicking when being a teenager.

Mustaine is also a monster as well as many other Thrash metal guitarists. Have you ever heard Jeff Waters band called Annihilator?? His right hand work is amazing. I also have a lesson, and he shared it at facebook!

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QUOTE (Adam M @ Mar 22 2019, 05:08 PM) *
Then maybe the issue I'm having is related to playing the whole thing in one go. If these pieces are okay, than maybe it's about losing concentration. I'll give it some more time over the weekend smile.gif


Yes, being able to play a full lesson or song requires extra attention and focus. This must also be practiced.



QUOTE (Adam M @ Mar 22 2019, 05:08 PM) *
I know it's better to keep the fingers close but I'm not sure if it can happen in one practice session. Is it okay if I just keep it in mind while playing and hope it will come to me naturally when I get better?


Yes, but the best is to dedicate some time to slower practice to be able to control your fingers and keep them the closer possible to the fretboard.


QUOTE (Adam M @ Mar 22 2019, 05:08 PM) *
I'm sorry, I should have checked the YouTube too. I assumed it won't be there if Google didn't work for me. I watched 2 of the videos in the link from you and they didn't answer all my questions. I'll try the other after returning home. I'd like to understand not only what genres they work well in but also why they work there but it's maybe too technical knowledge.


Yes, that’s very technical. I’ve never investigated it.

Check out this link:
https://www.seymourduncan.com/support-picku...standing-output
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Hi Phil!! I know that you are taking this chords seriously and you video wa hilarious!

There is nothing impossible for students, it’s just a matter of practice. Those students that don’t give up always achieve their goals.

I can see that you are a lot more comfortable with Kris version of the dominant chord. Both chords are the same, my version repeats the 7th note while the other reapeats the fifth. Both can work.

I didn’t remember about Uli being in that video. That’s great!
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Hi Anese! Great to find news from you mate!

I can see that you’ve been working hard on this one. You can play the whole thing clean and without serious issues. I only notice some hand sync problems in the alternate picking section, and some cleanness and timing issues in the last licks.

I also think that your guitar has tuning issues when reaching the higher frets.:: maybe old strings?

Other than that, this is going well!

One tip that I’d like to give you is to check out some Yngwie or Jason Becker sweep picking videos to see how they do some kind of circular right hand movement when sweeping the strings. One of my first guitar teachers taught me this and it helped a lot to make sweep picking sound smoother.
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hahaha nice trick mate! I don't see how you would accelerate changes with this method...

The big problem here are bare chords so why don't we get on them seriously?

For example, you could work on this:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/beginner-...rre-chords.htm/

And some other lessons from our beginners series? There are some in the style of lessons that could also work, from my lessons for example.
The idea is to practice but also have fun.

yeah, I've seen the link, it's nice to use music in that way. smile.gif

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Great stuff guys!! I'm really enjoying Paul's new stuff. Very tasty. smile.gif

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Hi Adam, I don't see anything wrong in your video. It sounds good, doesn't it?

In order to get more control, and speed, you could focus on making your right hand movement smaller. An also, I would keep left hand fingers closer to the fret-board when you are not using them. Check out how Ben uses his left hand fingers in the original lesson.

Regarding pick ups, I'm not a specialist, but the difference between low and high output is the fact that you get more "driven" signal so depending on the amp and sound that you want to get, you'll prefer low output (maybe pop guitarist?) or high output (metal guitarist).


There are many youtube videos about this here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_quer...+output+pickups

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We are getting close... . wink.gif
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Good job mate!! This is getting better! I can hear some nice music on this video. smile.gif

I think that Bogdan's lesson will give you more tools to enrich your blues playing. We will continue adding shapes and concepts so in the end you combine everything to make your blues playing rich and nice to hear.

That second link doesn't work for me...
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Hi Adam! That's an amazing song. This is one of my favorite modern metal bands. I've recorded a lesson based on them:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bullet...e-Style-Lesson/


The key is practice and economic movements. The idea is to move your right hand the less possible. One of the kings of downpicking is James Hetfield, (Dave Mustaine is also amazing) so watching him playing and how the moves his right hand is a good idea.



This is a good lesson to start:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metall...-For-Beginners/


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I missed this one!! I hope that you had a great time on your birthday mate! smile.gif
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Mar 19 2019, 02:16 PM) *
I have sent you some private messages smile.gif



Ok!
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Great Phil! What about a video playing those three chords? smile.gif

I would like to recommend you a lesson that will bring some happiness... what about adding some dominant open chords to your practice?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Dominant-7-Chords/

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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Mar 19 2019, 11:29 AM) *
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Hi Siinthd,

Good job here. You can play the whole lesson clean and most of the parts sound tight. There are only a few details to improve in order to get the most of this lesson.

The part that needs more attention is that fast descending passage at 00:19. This is a very tricky passage that requires precise alternate picking technique and hands sync. I recommend you to isolate the part and work on it with metronome. I can help you with some extra exercise for this so write me a PM if you need it.

I also think that you could adjust some of the connections between parts and riffs where I notice small timing issues. Your timing is not bad at all, but I still feel that you could go tighter.

Finally, there is some room to make your vibrato more consistent. The best is to try to emulate Muris vibrato used at the end of riffs and even over some double stops and power chords.

That's all by now, keep on the hard work!
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 18 2019, 01:01 AM) *
I keep trying to get him to sing a metal song in Danish! I think it would sound cool smile.gif This is one of my fave Tracks of Bens. Hmm. What about a BEN COLLAB? Where we use VOYAGE or a chunk of it as our backing? Whaddya think?



Stay tuned! biggrin.gif
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Hi Shai! Welcome to GMC! I've just checked your first lesson and I love it! Your playing and composing skills are very inspiring.

It's great to have you here! smile.gif
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Mar 16 2019, 05:48 PM) *
Thanks for the encouragement Gab smile.gif

I know inconsistency is an issue but to go from being able to do it one day and completely useless the next baffles me but maybe it's an arm fatigue thing with my job?

Did you see this? https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=60013 it's the video I tried to PM you.

How was your first gig in Mexico?

Cheers buddy

UPDATE:

Tonight I played the chords (6th string root) on my SRV without too much problem. The D string didn't ring as clearly as the others but I don't think an average audience would notice if it says being strummed 4/4. Very very strange how this happens. Have you ever had a student take so so long as me to get a barre chord sorted? rolleyes.gif


yes!! It's one of the most difficult things for beginners or players who are not used to play bare chords. I think that you'll be able to master this soon.

How is the strings action in your guitars?

The first gig was AMAZING!! We had a killer time!! I'll be sharing some stuff during the week. Thanks for asking mate. smile.gif

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Hey guys! Thanks for the suggestions, I think that we can go for that amount of time and see what happens.

Any other ideas on backing track styles?

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Hi MisterM! This is awesome! I love this lesson and it's on my wishing list to learn all those amazing licks. I think that you are doing a very good job with the licks. This will take a long time, but it will have a big impact on your playing.

The key is to identify which are the most problematic parts, isolate them and practice as exercises, and maybe make variations of this phrases or licks to master them.

This is very promising, congrats!!!
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