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Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 25 2017, 05:34 PM

Hi petitkyu! Welcome to Gab's Army!

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
- What are your guitar goals?
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
- Do you have playing live experience?
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
- What do you know about music theory?
- Can you record videos of you playing?
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.

Posted by: petitkyu Jul 26 2017, 06:38 AM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 25 2017, 04:34 PM) *
Hi petitkyu! Welcome to Gab's Army!

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
- What are your guitar goals?
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
- Do you have playing live experience?
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
- What do you know about music theory?
- Can you record videos of you playing?
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.

Hi Gab,

I'll try to answer your questions at best...
- I've been taking guitar courses for 3 years when I was 13 years old... mostly picking and classical stuff... then I stopped for a long time. Five years ago, I grabbed my guitar again and started on my own a little bit more seriously. One year ago, I bought an electric guitar (yamaha pacifica)... and only recently did I discover the pleasure of rocking with heavy sound... Yet, I usually prefer playing blues or flamenco.
- Favorite guitarists: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Bibb, Gary Moore, Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo and a few others...
- I would like to improve my overall guitar skills. More specifically, being able: to play clean stuffs (no parasitic sound from other strings, moving fingers...), to improvise (blues, rock), to improve strumming, to be able to play in front of people without being paralyzed by fear...
- In 5 years, I would really be proud of being able to just grab my guitare and improvise cool blues/rock on a backing track or with friends. In 10 years, being able to do so with jazz standards?
- I can play nearly everyday, but depending on the day (kids, work,...) it may be only half and hour. Better days, I may reach 2 hours (these are not so frequent...).
- I already played live a few time with a group of other guitar player: we sometime go in retirement houses/hospital in order to play for about 1 hour (mostly strumming chords/playing arpeggios with a singer)
-I have no idea of my strong points... what I consider my weaker point is my inability to play guitar while doing something else (such simple thing as counting the beat/half beat, singing, listening to the group/back track). I have to be totally concentrated on what I am playing: for instance, while playing simple lead (e.g. Scorpions, Still loving you) I am not able to listen to the rhythm guitar and keep the beat...
- I don't know a lot about theory... well, being honest, I know close to nothing about theory!
- I should be able to record myself... I plug my guitar into my laptop and use GarageBand for amp simulation. I guess I can recored the sound. Most probably, I can use the camera from the laptop to record image while GarageBand record the sound... never tried it, though. As soon as I find how to do that, I'll post a few recording in different styles... I'll look in the forum to see if I can find help on that subject.

Thanks for taking the time to reach the end of my message!

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 27 2017, 04:46 AM

Hi mate, thanks for your info!

I would need to see you playing. As I'll be on vacation during the next week (from July 28th to August 7th), I'd like to give you some homework. My suggestion is to get into this lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lessonseries/Bens-Beginner-Course/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Power-Chords-Strumming/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Alternate-Picking-Basics/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/SlowBluesinAMinor/


What do you think?


Posted by: petitkyu Jul 27 2017, 06:33 AM

Hi Gab,

thanks for the homework... These seems to be good starting points. I also identified

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Eric_Clapton-Wonderful_Tonight/
and
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Chords-In-E/

During your vacations, I will try to see how I can prepare a video so that you can see/hear me playing... My first attempt yesterday evening were not promising: I can't use GarageBand and iMovie at the same time on my laptop... not enough CPU. I'll try and find a camcorder...

enjoy your vacations!

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 27 2017, 12:52 PM

Great! This video can help:


Posted by: petitkyu Jul 30 2017, 06:32 PM

Thanks Gab !

This is my first attempt at recording me... it's not that easy to play when you know that a video is being recorded...


Acoustic guitar plugged in the computer and recorder with audacity, video recorded with imovie and the webcam of the laptop. Sound and image merged in iMovie.



Second attempt with the electric guitare, plugged in the laptop, amp emulation and sound recording with garageband, video recorded with my phone. Again, image and sound merged with iMovie.

please comment also technical aspect of the video in addition to the guitar playing !

More videos to come...

Laurent

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 4 2017, 12:33 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you enjoyed your vacations !
I started working on some lessons from the Beginners 'corner. Here are the video...

Beginners' corner lesson 1 :


Beginners' corner lesson 6 :


Beginners' corner lesson 8 :


I am not completely happy with the quality of the video (I mean from the technical point of view...). Both image and sound should be improved. I will try to directly record the sound from my amp with the mic of my phone... but this will be much less convenient as I will also have all surrounding sounds (noisy kids sad.gif !), and will make music (they call it noise blink.gif ) for the whole family...

I am also working on the lessons you suggested... the Aminor slow blue will come soon, I hope !

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 9 2017, 05:49 PM

Hi mate! Great to find all this videos and news from you!

The videos sound good! Are your playing over the backing tracks? It would be good for me to hear this vids with the backing track also sounding. Your timing looks good on these ones and the chords sound clean and clear. The next goal would be to give this more dynamics and groove, but this will happen naturally with the pass of time if you keep on practicing this type of stuff diary over backing tracks. Playing full songs also works.

The quality is not bad at all! It works for this but I also recommend to keep on experimenting and improving the technical sides of our recordings. About audio. we always get better soung connecting by line directly to soundcard, however I also like when there is a mic capturing the sound since it adds ambience and the pick reaching the strings sound.

I loved the blues acoustic video. I think that you definitely should also continue exploring that direction to make your fingers strong and to adjust timing, and again, add more dynamics.

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 9 2017, 06:14 PM

Hi Gab,

thanks for your advices... I did find out how to record the backing track while playing, so the next videos will be its backing tracks!
I will work on improving groove as well as timing : on the acoustic blues, I found out that I was far from accurate with timing... Since I love acoustic blues, I will definitely continue in that direction ! I found a few lessons about that in GMC... but level 4 or 5... I'll give them a try anyway !

I will keep on playing with technical stuff... What would be best : keep on using Irig/GarageBand of try some other devices (e.g. pod2.0 from line 6, of whatever) ?


Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 9 2017, 07:14 PM

Irig and garage band is enough. We (guitarists) always want to try new stuff so feel free to continue experimenting and checking other free trials or everything you'd like. I've been using these plug ins for many months and enjoyed them. These are free: https://lepouplugins.blogspot.com.ar/

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 11 2017, 10:13 PM

Hi Gab,

I'll keep on using Irig/GB then.
About your last comment, could you develop a little bit about what you mean when saying "to give more dynamics"? Is it a matter of strength of strumming (volume) or something else?
I made a first attempt at recording the "slow blues in A minor lesson" (with backing track!)... here it goes !



I am currently working on these topics, about 2 hours each day:
1- alternate picking lesson from Darius, as well as first mission for Todd
2- beginner's power chord strumming lesson (Darius)
3- beginner's chord strumming lesson (Darius)
4- basic rock rhythm #2 (Darius)
5- blues chord in E
I will make videos for items 2,3 and 5 this week-end, to have your comments. I am not yet ready for the blues in E, and even less so for the alternate picking... I would be glad to be able to reach about 100 bpm, but it will need much work training!

Would you have any suggestions regarding an adequate daily routine, or any other lessons? Did you notice specific point I should work on?

cheers!

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 13 2017, 05:40 PM

Hi mate!

That blues lesson is going on the right track, but please take care of this:

- Notice how there is a downstroke muted strum missed in your rhythm. The instructor hand is going in 8th triplets all the time to keep the groove. Unfortunately this is not showed in the slow videos but you'll find it with XX in tabs. Please let me know this you can get it or if you need more help.

- The previous thing will help you to make your right hand movement groovier and to make it feel more relaxed. Notice how the instructor's right hand is moved from the wrist and it's doing some kind of up and down "dance".

- Be careful with timing from 00:30 to 00:40. This same part sound better the second time you play it.



About dynamics, yeah, it's related to intensities. It can be early to work on it at this point but start paying attention to the accentuation used by instructors in lessons.


The plan looks good. Let's try it for more days before adding or making any change. Deal?

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 13 2017, 06:54 PM

It's a deal!

I wondered about this additional downstroke that I guessed on the real speed video... but since I didn't see it in the slow version, I left if out... too bad!
I'll work on it!

thanks

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 15 2017, 03:12 PM

Great, keep me updated.

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 15 2017, 11:12 PM

Hi Gab,

as promised, here are the videos for two lessons :
Beginner chord strumming :

(original lesson : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Chord-Strumming/

Beginner power chord strumming :

original lesson : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Power-Chords-Strumming/
I am not completely happy with those pieces, but I can't say why. I will need your help to see where the problem(s) lie(s)...

A new version of the Am blues will come soon... at least the rhythm guitar. The solo needs more work !
The https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Chords-In-E/ has the same additional downstroke as the one I missed on the Am blues... so I need to work more on it.

bye !


Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 16 2017, 03:20 PM

Hi mate, these are not bad at all. The main issue to improve here is timing, and mostly on the second lesson (power chords), the other is a bit better. At first, I have to say that the more you practice this, the more familiar you'll be with the chord changes so you'll be able to do it smoother and put your focus on other elements like timing, tone, dynamics, etc. So repetition and more days are two necessary factors.

Besides this, and now talking about timing/groove, I think that you need to try to feel more the groove with your whole body. I see that you are tapping a bit with your foot, but it seems a bit timid. Let your hand, head, body, foot, dance with the groove of the backing track. Close your eyes, feel it. This can be tricky if you are not 100% comfortable with the chords, but try it, it will work with practice.

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 19 2017, 10:52 PM

Hi Gab,

I've trying to improve my timing... here is a second take of the Am Slow Blues, with the ghost notes.. it does help to keep the beat... (only the riff, no solo yet...)
. Has it improved?
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/SlowBluesinAMinor/

I've also been working on the power chord lesson (among others...). I watched my first video again: I think that the last pick stroke for most of the chords is muted because I move my left hand too early for the next chord position... Is that correct? I'll try to correct this, and will post a new video soon to have your thoughts...

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 21 2017, 03:39 PM

Hi mate!

You are now playing the right pattern for the rhythm section. You still need to adjust timing on this one, but it's on the way. I think that you need to work on your right hand in order to polish your timing. If you compare the instructors hand with yours you'll notice that he is doing more movement from his wrist, and less from his picking fingers. Try to make your hand "dance" up and down freely as the instructor in the original lesson. At first, don't worry about reaching the strings with precision, focus more on the movement, and groove.

About your question, yes! We need to make the silence between chord chances the shorter possible.


Posted by: petitkyu Aug 21 2017, 10:01 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 21 2017, 04:39 PM) *
Hi mate!

You are now playing the right pattern for the rhythm section. You still need to adjust timing on this one, but it's on the way. I think that you need to work on your right hand in order to polish your timing. If you compare the instructors hand with yours you'll notice that he is doing more movement from his wrist, and less from his picking fingers. Try to make your hand "dance" up and down freely as the instructor in the original lesson. At first, don't worry about reaching the strings with precision, focus more on the movement, and groove.

About your question, yes! We need to make the silence between chord chances the shorter possible.

Hi Gab,

thanks for the advice. I made a short video, trying to modify my hand's movement... is this going in the right direction? I know that the timing is approximate, as well as the strings hitted, but I concentrated more on my right hand...



In the "take 2" video, are there specific portions that are more specifically out of timing or is it a global problem?

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 22 2017, 12:16 AM

Hi petitkyu,

Everything is better on this video. Timing, right hand movement and the sound that you are getting are much better. This is the right direction, keep working.

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 29 2017, 07:03 PM

Hi Gab,

I keep on working on my timing... The Am blues rhythm part should be ready soon, but the solo part is quiet hard for me... It's difficult for me to be in time with the rhythm part, as I am too concentrated on what I play to listen to the backing track. If you have any advices or lessons to help me for this, I would be glad.
I hope to be able to make a video on the power chord lesson from Darius, as well as for the https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Basic-Rock-Rhythm-2/ lesson.

Meanwhile, I worked also on another blues lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Chords-In-E/

Here is my attempt, for you to give some comments:


cheers,

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 30 2017, 02:29 PM

Hi mate,

The key to play the solo right is diary practice and repetition in order to be able to get familiar with the groove and different techniques involved. When we get enough familiar with a technique and lick, we don't have to put our focus on each element, things happen naturally. When we are not able to do it, it means that we need:

- More days of practice.
- Divide it in smaller sections.
- Practice at a slower tempo.


Regarding the video. The lesson is going on the right track but you tend to go before the beat in many parts. I notice that you are moving your leg/foot with the beat which is a good thing. Try to feel the groove with your whole body and focus on going tighter.

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 30 2017, 03:41 PM

Thanks Gab,

too bad that there are not secret techniques... only practice... !
For training at slower tempo, it would be helpful to be able to download the slower backing tracks... there is only the "jam along" that is available for download, at full speed... are there any tricks to get those slower BT? I don't always have an easy network access when playing guitar...

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 31 2017, 02:10 PM

Hi Laurent,

Unfortunately, only normal tempo backings are available for download. If you need any specific one, I can share it. If not, you can use any tool for changing speed of backings like like Amazing Slow Downer or this page: https://audiotrimmer.com/audio-speed-changer/

Posted by: petitkyu Aug 31 2017, 03:10 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 31 2017, 03:10 PM) *
you can use any tool for changing speed of backings like like Amazing Slow Downer or this page: https://audiotrimmer.com/audio-speed-changer/

That's exactly what I needed... much better than using VLC!!
thanks,
laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 1 2017, 05:03 PM

QUOTE (petitkyu @ Aug 31 2017, 11:10 AM) *
That's exactly what I needed... much better than using VLC!!
thanks,
laurent



Great! smile.gif

Posted by: petitkyu Sep 3 2017, 09:46 AM

Hi Gab,

I'm sorry, but I will have to stop playing for a few days... I think I hurted myself at the left hand while training a little bit over-enthusiastically at bends... mad.gif ...I'll take this opportunity to read the GMC grimoire and progress in theory... Any advices about some starting materials ?
If you have any advice about proper warming up and stretching, I'll be glad to apply them...
Hope to come back soon...

laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 3 2017, 06:22 PM

Hi mate,

I'm so sorry to know that you've hurt your hands. I strongly recommend this for waming up:



And regarding guitar theory, Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar I is great! It's very interesting and clear, and it covers theory and technique from beginner to advanced very smooothly. If you have the opportunity, go for it.



Posted by: petitkyu Mar 18 2021, 12:53 PM

Hi Gab,

after a loooong break, I am glad to be back at GMC! I think that I was a little bit optimistic about the level of the lessons I tried... Hence I felt a little bit discouraged. Durin this break, I kept playing guitar (I built one also...).
I'll try to be more realistic this time! I will soon post videos in order to get your feedback and advices.
see you soon!

laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 18 2021, 02:31 PM

Hi Laurent!! Nice to hear from you! This sounds great!! Can't wait to check and comment your new vids!

Posted by: petitkyu Mar 19 2021, 10:10 PM

Hi Gab,

as promised, here is a first take for the lesson "Blues Chords in E" : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Chords-In-E/, at 40 bpm...



I am not completely on the beat, and left hand has to be improved...
What do you think?

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 22 2021, 02:29 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Mar 22 2021, 03:46 PM

Hi Gab !

it's really nice to have your answer in video ! It helps to better understand your advices...
I will try to focus on my right hand movement... I am also working on the "alternate picking basics"... but I am far from the target speed at 140bpm... I am struggling et 70-80bpm... I will definitely have a look into the lesson you mentioned.

I have identified a few lessons that I plan to start : "Gary Clark Jr style" and some other level 2 lessons you made...
However, feel free to suggest some lessons that you think might help me! Acoustic lessons are also welcome...

You are right: the guitar on the video is the one I built, and it is a telecaster... I really like to play with it!
The next one is on its way...




Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 23 2021, 02:33 PM

Hi mate! Nice to know that the video response helped! smile.gif That new guitar coming looks beautiful!!!

This is the lesson that I've suggested for your picking practice: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/

My Gary Clark Jr. lesson is also a good choice for you! Good balance between musicality and difficulty. Go for it!


Posted by: petitkyu Mar 25 2021, 09:52 PM

Hi Gab,

thanks for the link... I'm working on it, video will soon be there (maybe not at full speed though...).

Meanwhile, I gave a try to your Gary Clark Jr session... Here is a first attempt at the first part (at 70 bpm, not using the backing track yet...)



I have the impression that I am always a bit ahead of the time... What do you thing ?


Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 26 2021, 03:01 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Mar 28 2021, 08:55 PM

Hi Gab,

thanks for your comment... I will work on my hammer-on.
Meanwhile, I've also been working on the picking hand basic lesson your recommended... here is an attempt at 110 bpm.


It still needs some polishing: I am never able to record without a mistake somewhere, but never at the same place! And, of course, I have to reach 120 bpm...
Is it going in the right direction? Any specific problem that I should pay attention to?

cheers,
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 29 2021, 04:11 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Mar 29 2021, 09:19 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well and keeping safe!
Thanks for your comments and your advices... Your answers in video are relay great!
I've been trying to reduce the right hand fingers movements a little, and also to emphasize the first note in the beat...

Here it is... the same one at the same speed...


I do have the feeling that I am less in a rush to hold the tempo with the 16th notes... The shred bootcamp lessons did help for that...
It seems much more difficult to add the accent on the first note of the 2nd triplet (the upstroke)... I'll keep working on that...

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Mar 30 2021, 02:58 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Apr 3 2021, 09:35 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well and keeping safe... Here, schools have been closed again for 3-4 weeks, and we are kind of locked down... bad times!

I'm still working on picking hand basics according to your last advices, and I also continued working on your Gary Clark Jr Lesson...

Here is my first recording on the second part of the lesson, at 70 bpm...


not even close to be ready for a REC take... I also tried to improve the hammer-on...

what do you think?

Keep safe and enjoy you Easter weekend!

Laurent

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well and keeping safe... Here, schools have been closed again for 3-4 weeks, and we are kind of locked down... bad times!

I'm still working on picking hand basics according to your last advices, and I also continued working on your Gary Clark Jr Lesson...

Here is my first recording on the second part of the lesson, at 70 bpm...


not even close to be ready for a REC take... I also tried to improve the hammer-on...

what do you think?

Keep safe and enjoy you Easter weekend!

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 5 2021, 02:24 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Apr 6 2021, 09:17 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well... it's true that in Argentina, the situation is at least as bad a here in France... Be sure to keep yourself and your family safe! Hopefully, we will eventually all be vaccinated, which will allow to go back to a more normal life...

Thanks a lot for your feedback and your advices! Many things to work, and your comments will help...

As I said, I kept working on the Picking Hand Bascis lesson... Here is a video at 120 bpm...


I tried to improve dynamics, but it remains difficult especially for triplets... What do you think ?

I also just discovered your lesson "Blues - get that shuffle"... it is really a nice one!! Although it's level 4 (and I still struggle to get a level 2 lesson properly done), I will give it a try... I like it so much!

keep safe!
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 7 2021, 02:39 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Apr 11 2021, 10:01 PM

Hi Gab!

I just wanted to let you know that I submitted my first REC video!
It is the https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=61925&hl= lesson...

I'm kind of anxious....

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 12 2021, 03:57 PM

Hi mate! Check my feedback here:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=61925&st=0&gopid=787637&#entry787637

Posted by: petitkyu Apr 12 2021, 09:00 PM

Hey Gab,

thanks for your comment on my REC take! Triplets are really difficult for me to get tight... I'll keep working on it!

I kept on working on your Gary Clark Jr lesson... here is an attempt at full speed...



What do you think? As you said in an earlier comment, I have to improve my lead guitar skills... If you have any cool lesson to suggest in this direction, I'll be glad to try them...

Cheers,

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 13 2021, 05:59 PM



Recommended lesson:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Bending-Workout/

Posted by: petitkyu Apr 13 2021, 08:57 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2021, 06:59 PM) *
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Bending-Workout/

Thank you Gab for your comments...
There are so many things that need attention!

This new lesson sounds nice!
I think I will try some other beginner lessons (all ?) made by Darius...

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 13 2021, 09:24 PM

QUOTE (petitkyu @ Apr 13 2021, 04:57 PM) *
Thank you Gab for your comments...
There are so many things that need attention!

This new lesson sounds nice!
I think I will try some other beginner lessons (all ?) made by Darius...



Yes, Darius beginner series are essential!

Posted by: petitkyu Apr 15 2021, 09:31 PM

Hey Gab,

I hope you are doing well!

Here is a first attempt at Darius' Beginner Bending Workout at low speed, and only the first part... I am not sure that all my bends are right on pitch! I also tried to work on my timing and not to rush ahead...

Here it is...


What do you think?
Take care
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 16 2021, 03:36 PM


Posted by: petitkyu Apr 22 2021, 08:16 PM

Hi Gab,

thanks for your feedback!
My nickname Petitkyu, is actually a mixture between the French word "petit" (ie small) and the Japanese word "kyu" which is used as a rank in some martial art, like aikido! You begin at the 6th kyu and progress to the 1st kyu, which is just before the black belt...
When written "petit", it's masculine, and you don't pronounce the final "t". The feminine is "petite" and then you pronounce the final "t"...

I didn't put video lately but I promise I am working!!
Here is a mp3 file of my current status on your "get that shuffle" lesson (at 70 bpm... so very slow)...
 Blues_Get_that_shuffle_70bpm.mp3 ( 1.14MB ) : 182


I'll do a video when I feel a little bit more confident...
I am also working on the "Basic Rock Guitar - Blues shuffle lesson" and of course also on Darius' bending technique lesson....
But I will need more time before doing a video on these ones !!

stay safe !
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 23 2021, 03:43 PM

Excellent!! Thanks for the nickname clarification! So I should pronounce "PetiKyu".

Great to know that you are working on these 3 lessons. I've checked your Blues Shuffle audio and it's on the way... you already know it, now you need to practice in order to improve groove and dynamics.

Keep on the good job!

Posted by: petitkyu Apr 23 2021, 07:11 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 23 2021, 04:43 PM) *
Excellent!! Thanks for the nickname clarification! So I should pronounce "PetiKyu".

Yeah... that's the way it should be pronounced... but my wife mentioned (*after* I used it on several forums....), it's phonetically really close to "petit cu"; which basically means "small ass" laugh.gif .. So, if you keep on calling me Laurent, it's not that bad....

have a nice week end !!
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Apr 25 2021, 06:30 PM

hahah Ok! So I'll continue calling your Laurent. biggrin.gif

Posted by: petitkyu May 2 2021, 08:00 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well...
As I told you, I'm still working on the Gary Clark Jr lesson (among others...).
Here is a take at full speed... I think I improved the timing, but I still have issues with those small bends... And I am usually not able to play it without mistakes.... not always at the same place... need more practicing!!

What do you think ?


I also include a first attempt at low speed to the Basic Rock Guitar - Blues Shuffle Lesson.... Muting in the second part is really difficult!!


Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 3 2021, 03:16 PM



I re-watched my video and I have to say that my hand in the beginning is just a way to say hello. There are no any political intentions behind it (just in case) blink.gif

Posted by: petitkyu May 4 2021, 07:36 PM

Hi Gab!

I wouldn't have noticed anything weird with you greetings at the start of the video!!
Thanks for the advices... you are right: when I try to do a vibrato on the lower strings, I press the string so hard that it goes out of pitch... I was actually *not* trying to make bend dry.gif !

laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 5 2021, 02:27 PM

Excellent mate! Keep me updated!

Posted by: petitkyu May 17 2021, 09:39 PM

Hi Gab,
I tried to further improved the Gary Clark Jr lesson... have a look on the REC forum!!
have a nice day!

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 18 2021, 03:45 PM

Great! Going!

Posted by: petitkyu May 18 2021, 04:49 PM

Thank you for your comments at the REC forum... I'll have to keep on working on that one!!
As soon as I focus on a specific point, I have the impression that I loose the progresses made somewhere else...
Anyway, your explanations are very detailed and help a lot!

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 19 2021, 02:40 PM

Great to hear mate! Keep me updated!

Posted by: petitkyu May 25 2021, 08:49 PM

Hi Gab

I hope you are doing well!
I'm still trying to polish the GaryClarkJR lesson... thing I post my REC video to early... I'll soon post another try here...

Meanwhile, I keep on working on the Basic Blues Shuffle. Here it is at 80 bpm...


What do you think? I'll try to slowly increase speed...

have a nice day!
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 26 2021, 09:27 PM




Posted by: petitkyu Jun 8 2021, 08:10 PM

Hi Gab,

I hope you are doing well!
While I keep practicing on "musical" lessons (Gary Clark Jr, Basic Blues), I also practice the bending lesson and the hammer-on/pull off lesson you recommended...
Here is the first part of the hammer-on/pull off lesson at 100 bpm...


What do you think?
The second part is somewhat trickier and will need more time....
Later this week, I will post my attempts at the bending lesson...

have a nice day!

Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jun 12 2021, 12:36 AM


Posted by: petitkyu Jun 14 2021, 10:09 AM

Thanks Gab for your comments... You are right about my left hand: fingers are far from the fretboard so I can have strength for the hammer... Obviously, it needs improving!!

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jun 14 2021, 03:48 PM

Cool! That thumb position thing can make a big difference. Try it and let me know!


Posted by: petitkyu Jun 23 2021, 03:25 PM

Hi Gab

I am sorry for missing your birthday! I didn't connect to GMC the last few days, as I am currently unable to play guitar: my right forefinger is swollen for an unknown reason, and I can hardly bend it. I'll see the doctor today, and hopefully, he will suggest some actions!

have a nice day,
Laurent

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jun 24 2021, 05:53 PM

Hi Laurent! Thanks for your birthday greeting! smile.gif

I'm sorry to hear about your finger. Please take care of it. Don't play guitar until it's recovery. In the meantime, you could get into some theory, harmony, or similar stuff... what do you think?

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