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Posted by: Todd Simpson May 3 2012, 10:12 PM

Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!

MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SLOWWWWWWLLY, very SLOWWWLLLLYYYY until you master it at a crawl (As You'll Do With Each Mission, and focus on left hand FORM! Make it SUPER PERFECT!). Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP!

Here is your link your personal training ground/HELL!

http://bitly.com/gregcsbootcamp

Practice!
Todd

Posted by: Bascuthach May 3 2012, 11:12 PM

unsure.gif TechWithTodd Lesson 1 - http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Lesson_Series:_%E2%80%9C0_To_60%2C_An_Introduction_to_Alternate_Picking%E2%80%9D_-_Lesson_1 unsure.gif




Posted by: Todd Simpson May 4 2012, 03:32 AM

Well played! Congratulations on taking on MISSION 1! Here is where you did your DRILL BOSS proud!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Consistent strikes, Nice!
2.)Consistent Tempo, also Nice!
3.)Wide range of fret choice!
4.)Impressive speed!

Here is where half your squad got killed.

PURPLE HEART
1.)String traverse: It's hard, believe me I know. Look at 0:14, and 0:21 on the video. When shifting between strings and trying to maintain consistent speed/strike, any flaws will show up in a big way. The good news is, it's fixed with some more running of the bit.
2.)Drift: Just to show how well you can stick to a given count, try to play with a metronome click or even drum click track in the background and only speed up when it speeds up so show you can LOCK in to a given time signature.

In short, WELL DONE BUT YOUR NOT DONE YET! Take another pass at this one and focus on string traverse and higher frets as those are hard sometimes, and on locking to a given tempo/click. Shoot one more Vid and SLAY THE ENEMY!

FIGHT! I mean, PRACTICE!
Todd



QUOTE (Bascuthach @ May 3 2012, 06:12 PM) *
unsure.gif TechWithTodd Lesson 1 - http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Lesson_Series:_%E2%80%9C0_To_60%2C_An_Introduction_to_Alternate_Picking%E2%80%9D_-_Lesson_1 unsure.gif



Posted by: Bascuthach May 4 2012, 06:21 PM

ph34r.gif Will Do Bas, Wait thats ME, JK, Lots of Practice for I want to prefect it ph34r.gif

Posted by: Bascuthach May 7 2012, 07:28 PM

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Todd_Simpson_-_Shred_Journey

Posted by: Bascuthach May 9 2012, 12:34 AM

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Lesson_Series:_%E2%80%9C0_To_60%2C_An_Introduction_to_Alternate_Picking%E2%80%9D_-_Lesson_2

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 9 2012, 03:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! Private you has passed the first test on your journey to be a RAVING NUT of a Shredder! The road is long, but journey is worth taking. Here is your first MISSION BADGE! The first of many I'm sure!


QUOTE (Bascuthach @ May 3 2012, 06:12 PM) *
unsure.gif TechWithTodd Lesson 1 - http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Lesson_Series:_%E2%80%9C0_To_60%2C_An_Introduction_to_Alternate_Picking%E2%80%9D_-_Lesson_1 unsure.gif




Posted by: Bascuthach May 9 2012, 04:29 AM

I could not help to notice that you quoted on my old vid, also I have posted my second vid, I will redo as soon as I can, as this vid was made some time back



QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 8 2012, 07:38 PM) *
CONGRATULATIONS! Private you has passed the first test on your journey to be a RAVING NUT of a Shredder! The road is long, but journey is worth taking. Here is your first MISSION BADGE! The first of many I'm sure!


Posted by: Todd Simpson May 10 2012, 03:32 AM

QUOTE (Bascuthach @ May 8 2012, 11:29 PM) *
I could not help to notice that you quoted on my old vid, also I have posted my second vid, I will redo as soon as I can, as this vid was made some time back


One vid at a time smile.gif I gotta approve one before we can move on to the next, but well done posting the next one! The Mission Badge goes up by one for mission, so the next one will have another mission badge. smile.gif I"ll put my drill instructor hat on and take a peek your second mission vid!

CONGRATS ON LIVING LONG ENOUGH TO FACE MISSION 2!

After a post-mortem review of your performance on the field of Battle, here is what we have.

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Consistent strikes, Nice!
2.)Consistent Tempo, also Nice!
3.)Wide range of fret choice!


All the basics are covered, so moving on to...

Here is where half your squad got killed!

PURPLE HEART
1.)Higher Frets - Start at the 12th fret and work up!
2.)Push it a bit harder Private! You have good control and clean picking, push the speed just a bit farther!

Your next Mission Badge awaits!

FIGHT! I mean, PRACTICE!
Todd

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 17 2012, 05:21 AM

NNIIIIIIIICCCEEE!

I wanted to give you a bit of time to enjoy your first badge so I held off a bit on this but man, WELL DONE!


MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Consistent strikes, Nice!
2.)Consistent Tempo, also Nice!
3.)Tight Control of pick hand and it's nice and planted to the Bridge, never drifts, AWESOME!
4.)Impressive speed!

In short Soldier YOU FREAKING CRUSHED IT! Onward TO BATTLE!




Congrats!
Todd


QUOTE (Bascuthach @ May 8 2012, 07:34 PM) *
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Lesson_Series:_%E2%80%9C0_To_60%2C_An_Introduction_to_Alternate_Picking%E2%80%9D_-_Lesson_2

Posted by: Bascuthach May 19 2012, 07:33 PM

cool.gif Thank You Thank You, Shall we move on? cool.gif

Posted by: Bascuthach May 27 2012, 01:46 AM

What am I doing? Im lost with out my instructor telling me what to do... I need directions here.... smile.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 27 2012, 09:31 PM

QUOTE (Bascuthach @ May 26 2012, 08:46 PM) *
What am I doing? Im lost with out my instructor telling me what to do... I need directions here.... smile.gif


Soldier you are on a MISSION! smile.gif Actually several MISSIONS. As you complete one mission/lesson, start on the next! So Do one Lesson/Mission at at time, making a video example for each workout in a given lesson. If there are four examples, then you have to master all four and make videos so it gets CRAZY hard later on. For now, there are mostly one example per lesson. So start on your next!

All of the lessons/Missions are listed at the bottom of this page in the wiki! Get Moving Solider!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Todd_Simpson_-_Shred_Journey

Todd

Posted by: Bascuthach May 28 2012, 12:43 AM

Sir Yes Sir, for I do not wish to move on with out being ready Sir, My Mission is to be the best of the best and you will take me there Sir, if its not good enough I will practice it till my fingers bleed Sir

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 4 2012, 02:49 AM

Sorry for the delay Soldier! To ensure smoother reaction time on the part of your Drill Instructor (me), be sure to shoot me a PM whenever you complete a mission so that I know to check your THREAD OF DEATH for new Mission!

One to the DeBrief!

SOLDIER YOU RAWK! This is well played!
-Right hand planted firm on bridge
-Good pick strikes! Nice and clean!
-Speed Kills! Nice and fast!

You even did DOUBLES and TRIPLES! The only complaint I'd have is with the triple picking being a tad off set to the metronome but that's understandable as triples are hard to match to 4/4 time. You played with consistency and that's all that really matters to me. WELLL DONE!

Congratulations Soldier! You have BEEN PROMOTED! YOUR ARE OUR FIRST 3rd MISSION MONSTER!






On to MISSION 4!

Todd

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 4 2012, 03:57 AM

Sir no Sir for I am on Mission 4 Sir, here is Mission 4 Sir


Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 4 2012, 04:35 AM

Sorry for the TYPO Soldier! I just awarded you the MISSION 3 badge so of course it's time for 4! Good eye Soldier!

I"ll have a look at your latest Mission of Death!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 3 2012, 10:57 PM) *
Sir no Sir for I am on Mission 4 Sir, here is Mission 4 Sir



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 14 2012, 06:20 AM

Sir all good Sir, Sir mission 4 Sir if I may Sir

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 20 2012, 04:27 AM

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 14 2012, 01:20 AM) *
Sir all good Sir, Sir mission 4 Sir if I may Sir

On to the DeBrief!

SOLDIER YOU RAWK! This is well played!
-Right hand planted firm on bridge
-Good pick strikes! Nice and clean!
-Speed Kills! Nice and fast!

You hit all the needed marks on the course of DEATH! SPIFF! Here comes OUR FIRST LEVEL 4 MISSION BADGE!

NIIIIIIICE!!!!!



ON TO MISSION 5 SOLDIER! FACE DEATH AND COME OUT A VICTOR!

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 24 2012, 07:06 AM

OK Mission 5, Here it is wink.gif



I notice I play faster than others, am i really that good? Dont get me wrong I know Im not Great wink.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 27 2012, 02:47 AM

Well played Soldier! You are playing nice and brisk! As for marking your performance against our other brothers, keep in mind you are only in a PITCHED BATTLE against yourself! And I"m happy to say your fighting and winning!

One small note on tone. I can hear what your playing but it does sound kinda small in terms of tone. It's fine for our work hear as I just need to hear what your playing, not a Marshal Stack. What kind of amp are you using and what do you have available to you for your weapons of war? Also, do you have an audio interface? Or even an adapter to put your guitar cable in to your computer sound card? I'd like to be able to hear your palm muting and pick strikes a little bit better if at all possible. But these are pretty small concerns. Keep fighting!

On to the DEBRIEF! YOU JUST LEVELED UP SOLDIER!

MEDAL OF HONOR
-Good Precision
-Spiff Strikes
-Killer Speed

Congratulations Soldier! You are our first Warrior to see LEVEL 5!!!!!!!!



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 24 2012, 02:06 AM) *
OK Mission 5, Here it is wink.gif



I notice I play faster than others, am i really that good? Dont get me wrong I know Im not Great wink.gif


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 27 2012, 06:01 AM

Im using a Mini Tone Master by Fender, It has 2 speakers, I believe to be 2 inches each, perfect for my computer desk, I am using a web cam with a built in mic, on my other computer I have a sound card but the video has lag, I have 3 other amps, 2 are in a picture of mine, the 3rd one is smaller than those but has the same style, I also have access to a camera with video recording, I dont think Im palm muting

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jul 3 2012, 03:10 AM

While the setup you are using with the micro/mini 2 inch speakers is fine if that's what works best. It's really hard to hear any bass as there isn't much to hear and thus I can't tell if your not palm muting which is something I'm trying to get everyone to do on these workouts as it helps separate notes and makes you practice muting while pick traversing strings. If possible, can you skip the mini me amp and just plug in to the computer where your web cam is and use something like Amplitude Free? That way you can create a full range recording and it will really help me get a better idea of what's being played.

Let me know if you have any questions about installing/using Amplitude 3 or what not. Onward!

Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 27 2012, 01:01 AM) *
Im using a Mini Tone Master by Fender, It has 2 speakers, I believe to be 2 inches each, perfect for my computer desk, I am using a web cam with a built in mic, on my other computer I have a sound card but the video has lag, I have 3 other amps, 2 are in a picture of mine, the 3rd one is smaller than those but has the same style, I also have access to a camera with video recording, I dont think Im palm muting


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jul 20 2012, 02:56 PM

Here is Lesson 6, this was made right after lesson 5 so its not what you where looking for, demonstration for being able to play, I will work more on the palm muting



Posted by: Todd Simpson Jul 20 2012, 04:01 PM

This is the other bit of tablature that will be added to the WIKI. Give it a look smile.gif



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jul 20 2012, 09:56 AM) *
Here is Lesson 6, this was made right after lesson 5 so its not what you where looking for, demonstration for being able to play, I will work more on the palm muting



Nicely done Soldier! I'm looking over the MISSION and I realize that I"ve only got tablature up for the starter bit. Watch the and you can see the next bit as well. I"ll put up the other Tab today!

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 15 2012, 11:43 PM

Cool Thanks, ok so what am I doing now?

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 16 2012, 03:10 AM

You gave me an idea so here it is biggrin.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 18 2012, 08:02 AM

Great job on the Guitar CAM! Give us a break down of your rig! The guitar sounds almost like nintendo or a guitar synth? It's an interesting tone for sure!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 15 2012, 10:10 PM) *
You gave me an idea so here it is biggrin.gif




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 15 2012, 06:43 PM) *
Cool Thanks, ok so what am I doing now?


You've got the hang of this lick, but play each note ascending and descending and you've got it!
Take one more look at the tablature.






Todd

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 18 2012, 09:46 PM

Direct sound through the sound card, Digitech rp50 custom sound

Here is my take at the second part


Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 21 2012, 03:42 AM

Well fought Soldier! You got the idea on the single/double picking alternation and the pattern! So guess what! YOU LEVLED UP! AGAIN!

MEDAL OF HONOR
-Good Precision
-Spiff Strikes
-Killer Speed



I like that your trying new tones as well! On the RP50, can you tweak the Cabinet emulation presets? I don't know how many cabs are in it but the cabinet is the final bit in the chain typically to trick the ears in to thinking it's a real amp! Tone, like playing is a life long journey and I'm glad to see you trying new bits. Keep it up!

Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 18 2012, 04:46 PM) *
Direct sound through the sound card, Digitech rp50 custom sound

Here is my take at the second part



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 24 2012, 11:20 PM

Moving on to Mission 7, I have worked hard on these and put time into them,
with a little practice one can become good, here is the next lesson biggrin.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 25 2012, 03:29 AM

Well fought Soldier! I can your playing improve in each and every Mission! Let's get to the debrief!

MEDAL of HONOR
1.)Nice right hand technique!
2.)High precision!
3.)High Speed!

In short soldier, your time spent in combat training is paying off in spades! You just LEVELED UP!!!!!!!




Making you our HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 24 2012, 06:20 PM) *
Moving on to Mission 7, I have worked hard on these and put time into them,
with a little practice one can become good, here is the next lesson biggrin.gif


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 26 2012, 12:45 AM

ok here is lesson 8



and here is lesson 124d at 240 BPM


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Sep 2 2012, 12:42 AM

Lesson 125a at 300BPM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Sep 2 2012, 03:50 AM

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Sep 1 2012, 07:42 PM) *
Lesson 125a at 300BPM



NIcely done Soldier! Economic picking seems to agree with ya! It really is a great secret of serious precision/speed!

Posted by: Todd Simpson Sep 2 2012, 04:39 AM

MISSION 8 DEBRIEF


Congratulations Soldier, you continue to show great progress and display the benefits of ardent practice. Someday, both you and I will be able to keep up with GRACE in chat. But until then, we have to earn it!


MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Good Speed
3.)Blood on the fretboard from ardent practice

SOLDIER! IT IS WITH GREAT PRICE THAT I HEREBY AWARD YOU OUR FIRST

LEVEL 8!!!!!





QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 25 2012, 07:45 PM) *
ok here is lesson 8



and here is lesson 124d at 240 BPM



QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 1 2012, 11:38 PM) *
MISSION 8 DEBRIEF


Congratulations Soldier, you continue to show great progress and display the benefits of ardent practice. Someday, both you and I will be able to keep up with GRACE in chat. But until then, we have to earn it!


MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Good Speed
3.)Blood on the fretboard from ardent practice

SOLDIER! IT IS WITH GREAT PRICE THAT I HEREBY AWARD YOU OUR FIRST

LEVEL 8!!!!!



And well played on the other lesson examples as well!!!!




Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 16 2012, 06:56 PM

here is Misson 9


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 21 2012, 05:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS SOLDIER! You just made the grade! You have officially .....

LEVELED UP!!!!!!



MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Good Speed
2.)Clean Strikes
3.)Consistent fretting.
4.)Effective use of the weakest link in the chain (The Pinky!)

You are again to be Honored with our

HIGHEST RANKING BADGE IN ALL OF BOOTCAMP!!!




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 16 2012, 01:56 PM) *
here is Misson 9


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Nov 4 2012, 12:12 AM

lesson 134


Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 6 2012, 03:56 AM

Nicely done Soldier! You are playing these licks like an old pro and we just learned this on Saturday! Good form and good feel and good speed and good precision! Nice pinky work best of all! Good stuff soldier!

Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Nov 3 2012, 06:12 PM) *
lesson 134



Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 6 2012, 06:16 AM

SOLDIER! You did a fine job on Lesson 134! You are well prepped for 135! We are going to take that crazy stretch Tripeggio thing and turn it in to an actual guitar part! This one is a bit more in line with the minor scale but uses the same hand position. Here is a preview!

http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/134-stretchtripeggioincontext

Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 26 2012, 11:58 PM

SOLDIER!!!

You are our highest ranking fighter, and I wanted to ask about your progress on lesson 10!!! Give em hell!!

Todd


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 20 2012, 11:23 PM) *
CONGRATULATIONS SOLDIER! You just made the grade! You have officially .....

LEVELED UP!!!!!!



MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Good Speed
2.)Clean Strikes
3.)Consistent fretting.
4.)Effective use of the weakest link in the chain (The Pinky!)

You are again to be Honored with our

HIGHEST RANKING BADGE IN ALL OF BOOTCAMP!!!



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Nov 27 2012, 02:47 AM

Mission 10 as Granted, this was recorded when I was a young lad, I have been to war and back since I made this



Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 27 2012, 04:01 AM

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Nov 26 2012, 08:47 PM) *
Mission 10 as Granted, this was recorded when I was a young lad, I have been to war and back since I made this



Well fought Soldier!!!!!! I have viewed your combat footage and I have to tell you.



SUPER KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Good Precision/Speed
2.)Clean Strikes
3.)Killer hand Synch


Your progress is impressive soldier! Keep em coming!!!! You are still our HIGHEST RANKED SOLDIER!!!



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Dec 8 2012, 05:49 AM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 10 2012, 06:11 AM

SOLDIER!! This is REALLY WELL FOUGHT!!! You are going above and beyond with your spiff Double Picking here. It's really nice work! Understand when I say I have a weapons grade respect for your playing and the effort you are putting in. I feel like I"m reporting a death in the family to tell you that the second bit, around 19 seconds, is the only thing keeping you from the Vaunted Rank of LEVEL 11 (Which will be our FIRST Level 11 Mission Badge Ever), is the metronome. You are playing in a fine manner, at time index :19, it's just not tied to the metronome as much as it should be. Your timing is solid. It's just a slightly different timing than the metronome. I Know you can synch to the clicks. There may be too many clicks going on actually. If you don't need them, reduce the number of clicks by cutting the metronome speed in half. Count the time in your head and use the clicks just for reference. You should be able to hear the missing clicks in your head.

Give this one more ASSAULT soldier and be our FIRST TO BREACH 11!!!!!

Old Sarge
Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Dec 7 2012, 11:49 PM) *

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 10 2012, 02:22 PM

Good news! The MISSION ROOM (The Wiki Lessons) Are BACK!! Training can resume smile.gif

Thanks BOGDAN For following up on this and getting it worked out!!!

Todd

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Dec 13 2012, 10:49 PM




Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 20 2012, 05:34 PM

Well fought Solidier!! In the first video you KILLED IT!!!!!!! And I was about to go and fetch your new RANK BADGE but then..... I saw the second vid and while I applaud your shear cahones!!!!! You were lagging the metronome just enough to throw off your Drill Sarge. I really like to see you pushing yourself! Re Record the second video (Suicide Run Speed) and shave a bit off the tempo. Also, do a pass of Double Picking!!!!

FIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!

Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Dec 13 2012, 04:49 PM) *



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Dec 22 2012, 12:00 AM

ok so I backed it off a little, and I relaxed a little smile.gif Double Picking, I forgot the Double Picking, oh NOOOO, If I must, Sir, Permission to skip the double picking sir for my hand is tired sir

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 22 2012, 02:39 AM

Well fought Soldier!!! Due to your performance on the Battlefield and the fact that I can see BLOOD on the fret board, we can let you off on DOUBLES this time, and this time only!!!! smile.gif

As for your performance on this MISSION. Soldier you KILLLLLEEEEEDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Olympic Precision!
2.)Clean/Brutal Strikes!
4.)Spiff Stretch!!!!

You really knocked em DEAD Soldier!

You remain our TOP RANKED SNIPER!!!!!!


!!!!!PROMOTED!!!!!


[attachment=29941:killingit_Bascu.jpg]




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Dec 21 2012, 06:00 PM) *
ok so I backed it off a little, and I relaxed a little smile.gif Double Picking, I forgot the Double Picking, oh NOOOO, If I must, Sir, Permission to skip the double picking sir for my hand is tired sir


 

Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 22 2012, 03:28 AM

SOLDIER!!! Just wanted to point out that your BOOT CAMP thread has over 2,600 views!! Have a look at this.



Your bootcamp is drawing a crowd!!!!

Todd

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Dec 22 2012, 04:34 AM

That's Not Enough, I Need Lots Lots More smile.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Dec 23 2012, 10:56 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Dec 30 2012, 05:39 AM

Well fought Soldier! After your performance today in Chat, I want to see you play DOUBLES!!!!! Maybe Quads!!!! smile.gif

Todd

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Dec 23 2012, 04:56 PM) *


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jan 6 2013, 10:33 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Jan 9 2013, 06:16 AM

SOLDIER THAT WAS DIRECTLY IN ..... THE...... KILLLLLLLZZZZZZOOOOOONNNNEEE!!!!


BADGE OF HONOR
1.)Single Picking has been demoted to PRIVATE!
2.)Great Precision
3.)Assassins Creed Hand Synch!!

In short Soldier, you just LEEVEEEELLLLLEEEEDDDD UUUUUUPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!

BONUS MEDALION:

I"ve added the "STAR OF FREEDOM" Medal to the right side of your shield as you remain our HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!!!




Congratulations Soldier and BACK TO THE FRONT!!!!

Sarge.

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jan 6 2013, 04:33 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jan 14 2013, 06:45 PM

Im not highest ranking, Im just first to climb this mountain, there will be many that follow, there will be those that push harder than me, and those that give up on a short coming, this is not a race, this is me simply challenging myself, Here is the next mission



Posted by: Todd Simpson Jan 16 2013, 12:45 AM

Well said soldier!!!! It's not a race and you really are only competing with yourself. The "Top Sniper" badge is simply recognition of being the first of the group to reach new ground. The badge is not permanent, it will shift to whomever is currently reaching the newest ground.

On to the debrief!! I've started watching these and sleeping on it, then watching again and I've found it gives me a better idea of the results and performance. After watching yours a few times now, I wanted to say that your ASCENDING bit is WONDERFUL!!!! Good technique and precision, followed by brisk speed and good control as well as fine mute control with no sympathetic string vibration. NICE!!!

However, on the DESCENDING bit.

HALF YOUR SQUAD GOT KILLED
1.)Right hand not fully planted military style on the bridge.
2.)Sympathetic string vibrations causing extra string noise

You nailed the playing entirely, well done! But Your muting on the descending bit still needs some work. I'd say re-fight this battle and focus less on the speed than on the muting and keeping string noise down. You RAWK soldier!! And are just a few shots away from your next Level.

FIGHT ON!!!!!


Todd

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jan 14 2013, 12:45 PM) *
Im not highest ranking, Im just first to climb this mountain, there will be many that follow, there will be those that push harder than me, and those that give up on a short coming, this is not a race, this is me simply challenging myself, Here is the next mission



Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jan 22 2013, 09:10 PM



Posted by: Todd Simpson Jan 24 2013, 12:48 AM

Well fought Soldier!!! You slowed down a bit and increased your precision. One Shot, One Kill!!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Right hand planted firm
2.)Weapons grade hand synch
3.)Clean pick strikes

Congratulations Soldier, you are ready for the next challenge!!!!!!! You also earned your SECOND CHEVRON!!



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jan 22 2013, 03:10 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jan 28 2013, 05:00 PM

Mission 14

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 5 2013, 09:36 AM

Congrats Soldier! Another fine Mission. Let's Debrief!!!

Soldier, you just...

!!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Picking in singles, doubles, quads!
3.)Tight hand synch.



Onward!!!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jan 28 2013, 11:00 AM) *
Mission 14

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 17 2013, 05:54 PM

lesson 15

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 18 2013, 02:26 AM

Well fought Soldier!!!! let's Debrief.

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Clean strikes
2.)Tight Hand Synch
3.)Good Speed!!

In short, you just



!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!


Keep it up!!!!



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 17 2013, 11:54 AM) *
lesson 15

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 1 2013, 11:44 PM

ok here is the next mission

Spoiler:

Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 5 2013, 01:11 AM

Well Fought Soldier!! Even the TRIPLE PICK!!!!!!! I can see you have spent some time on the firing range!!! It does an Old Soldier good to see young fighters willing to earn their DOUBLE and TRIPLE picking stripes!!!!


MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Good Precision/Speed
3.)Triple Picking!!



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 1 2013, 05:44 PM) *
ok here is the next mission
Spoiler:


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 9 2013, 05:18 PM

Getting close to the BIG MOMENT, for now, here is my mission 17 smile.gif

Spoiler:

Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 10 2013, 05:41 AM

Yet another well fought Mission Soldier!!!! At this pace you are going to burn through all the missions before I can come up with new ones!! Keep it up Soldier!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Right hand planted firm
2.)Weapons grade hand synch
3.)Sniper Shot pick strikes


In short, you just.....


!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!






QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 9 2013, 11:18 AM) *
Getting close to the BIG MOMENT, for now, here is my mission 17 smile.gif

Spoiler:


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 12 2013, 01:28 AM

Mission 18, is this a test? ok the big moment unsure.gif

Spoiler:
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Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 12 2013, 02:13 AM

I can't see the video for some reason soldier?

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 12 2013, 03:52 AM

its a spoiler inside a spoiler inside a spoiler inside a spoiler, ya like five time, its there after you open it a bunch

Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 13 2013, 08:59 PM

This is a big moment to be sure!! Soldier this MISSION is the one that separates the FIGHTERS from the DEAD. I see you have been spending time on the firing range!!!

I like way you blend many of our licks from previous missions in one cogent solo. It works quite well and some of these licks are a challenge by themselves much less in sequence so nicely done!!!

In short, you just



!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!!





QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 11 2013, 08:28 PM) *
Mission 18, is this a test? ok the big moment unsure.gif

Spoiler:
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Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 18 2013, 03:26 AM

Lesson 19 with a one click spoiler

Spoiler:

Posted by: Todd Simpson Apr 9 2013, 03:28 AM

Well Fought Soldier!!! I think you are really getting the hang of the FOUR FINGER TAP!!!!

Let's Debrief!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Clean, Even Playing
2.)Spiff Control and Precision
3.)Very spiff hammer/pull technique.

In short Soldier, you just ....



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEVELED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 17 2013, 10:26 PM) *
Lesson 19 with a one click spoiler

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Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 1 2014, 11:19 PM

should i keep going?

Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 2 2014, 02:21 AM

HELL YES SOLDIER!!!!!!!! You have not completed the course until you get to LEVEL 300!!!!!! You are no where close!!!

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 1 2014, 06:19 PM) *
should i keep going?


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 14 2014, 03:25 PM

NEXT MISSION SOLDIER!!! DON"T BE SHY!!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 1 2014, 06:19 PM) *
should i keep going?


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 14 2014, 06:45 PM

SIR! YES! SIR! I WILL GET RIGHT ON IT SIR!

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 14 2014, 06:25 AM) *
NEXT MISSION SOLDIER!!! DON"T BE SHY!!


Here is Lesson 20 recorded 2 years ago

Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 18 2014, 03:15 AM

GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE FIGHT SOLDIER!!!!!!!


This is REALLY WELL FREAKIN PLAYED!!!!! ........BUT........ It's too freakin easy!!!!!!

Soldier, you bear the burden/honor of being one of our highest ranking Soldiers EVER in bootcamp so I wanna see you earn it!!!

GIVE ME 20!! I mean, GIVE ME DOUBLES!!!

Play these licks with double picking soldier!! DEALERS CHOICE pick any of them that you like. CLEAN DOUBLE PICKING!!!

SARGE


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 14 2014, 01:45 PM) *
SIR! YES! SIR! I WILL GET RIGHT ON IT SIR!



Here is Lesson 20 recorded 2 years ago


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 28 2014, 12:48 AM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 30 2014, 09:13 AM

Well fought Soldier!!! You slowed down just a pinch and increased your precision. Nice and tight!!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Right hand planted firm
2.)Killer grade hand synch
3.)Aggressive style

Soldier!!! You have just .....


!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!


Not to mention you remain our .......

*HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER*



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 27 2014, 07:48 PM) *


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 30 2014, 08:24 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 31 2014, 08:21 AM

NICE!!!! Soldier, you are on a RAMPAGE!!!!!


MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)DOUBLE PICKING!!!!
2.)Solid Muting
3.)Military Precision

Soldier!!! You have just .....


!!!!LEVELED UP, AGAIN!!!!


Not to mention you STILL remain our .......

*HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER*



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 30 2014, 03:24 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Nov 1 2014, 05:15 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 3 2014, 08:43 AM

NICELY DONE SOLDIER!!! The "Left Hand Only" technique is one of my favorites!! Well played!

But soldier, it looks to easy!!! I wanna see you try that with a pick and the DOUBLE PICK IT!!! EARN IT SOLDIER!! You are, after all, the Highest Ranking Soldier!!!

BLOOD ON THE FRETS!

Sarge



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Nov 1 2014, 12:15 PM) *


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Apr 5 2015, 05:38 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Apr 6 2015, 05:43 AM

NICE!!!!! Soldier you are truly KNEE DEEP IN BLOOD!!!!

Let's Debrief!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Good right hand, left hand synchronization
2.)Solid Left Hand Placement
3.)TIGHT timing
4.)Killer Multipicking!

Your technique just gets better and better Soldier!! YOU ARE READY FOR THE NEXT MISSION!!

In short you just.....

!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!
and you are still our
!!HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Apr 5 2015, 12:38 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach May 18 2015, 08:41 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson May 19 2015, 02:56 AM

STRAIGH TO CRAZY!!! I like it smile.gif Multi picking is your thang!!!!!!! Soldier, Let me hear you do this

SINGLE PICK

DOUBLE PICK

TRIPLE PICK


The TRIPLE PICK may take some coaching with RICH as it makes the lick feel BIZZAAARRRRRRROOOO. But you can do it!! You sure have no problems on MULTI PICKING!!! Do the single/double slow and built up some speed smile.gif

SARGE


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ May 18 2015, 03:41 PM) *


Posted by: Bas Cuthach May 20 2015, 06:00 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson May 21 2015, 06:22 PM

KILLER JOB SOLDIER!!! You dug deep!! And come up with a WIN!!!!!

Let's Debrief!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Sniper Level Picking Precision!
2.)Authoritative Palm Muting!
3.)MEGA MULTIPLIER Multi Picking!
4.)PURE DEATH ON DISPLAY!

You have out done yourself Soldier!

In short you just.....

!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!
and you are still our
!!HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!




You are one step away from getting your next BATTLE BADGE Soldier! You would be our ONLY Soldier with THREE CHEVRONS. EVER!

Fight On!!

Sarge

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 11 2015, 10:39 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 12 2015, 06:44 AM

GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE FIGHT SOLDIER!!!!

Well fought!!!! Your technique is solid as a rock as thus your precision/speed is benefiting.

Let's Debrief!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)TIGHT hand synch!
2.)Planted right hand! (no extra string noise)
3.)Psychic Link to the metronome!
4.)Sheer KILLER INSTINCT!

You have out done yourself Soldier!

In short you just.....

!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!
and you are still our
!!HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!



"m running out of room on your badge for more Honors and rank!!

Keep it up Soldier!!! I really think you could be the first one to crack THREE CHEVRONS on your badge. You are only two Missions away from your third chevron. You'd be the first ever!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 11 2015, 05:39 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 19 2015, 11:08 PM

well, i was gunna try to use these next 2 lessons to play to this backing track i made, worked on it for a week and then i thought maybe not, then i just got really lazy lol so i would like to use my lazy pass if i have one, here is the backing and the quick vid so fast singles should do fine
https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/lessons-25-26

Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 20 2015, 02:42 AM

Well fought!!!! I like your style!! The cut of your Gib, the glint in your eye and the blood on the frets!! This is NOT easy to play and I can tell you have worked on it. You've got one solid Mission here so let's look at 25 and save 26 for another vid?

Let's Debrief!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Precision/Speed!!
2.)Tight Hand Synch!
3.)Aggressive style!

Congrats on this one Soldier!! It's just DAUNTING!!


In short you just.....

!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!
and you are still our
!!HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER!!



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 19 2015, 06:08 PM) *
well, i was gunna try to use these next 2 lessons to play to this backing track i made, worked on it for a week and then i thought maybe not, then i just got really lazy lol so i would like to use my lazy pass if i have one, here is the backing and the quick vid so fast singles should do fine
https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/lessons-25-26

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Aug 21 2015, 02:31 AM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Aug 21 2015, 10:38 PM

NICE!!!! Soldier, are on a KILLING SPREE!!!!!!

Let's DEBRIEF!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Precision/Speed is set on DRILLING AND KILLING Mode!!
2.)Solid Finger Control
3.)Picking with Aggression

You continue to have a really good handle on all the techniques we have been working on. If I saw any glaring faults in your playing I'd POUNCE all over you soldier, But I don't see any so just keep going!!!


Soldier!!! You have just .....


!!!!LEVELED UP, AGAIN!!!!


Not to mention you STILL remain our .......
HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER
*and our ONLY "TRIPLE CHEVRON BADGE", EVER!!!!

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 11 2015, 09:44 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 12 2015, 03:00 AM

WELL FOUGHT SOLDIER!! It's good to see you on the KILLING FIELDS again smile.gif This is well played and well done on MULTI PICKING!!!!

Let's DEBRIEF!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Aggression, Precision and Style!
2.)Solid Right/Left Hand Synch!
3.)Picking like a MAD MAD!!

Don't Stop now Soldier!! You are on a serious WAR PATH!!! If anyone can make it to the FOURTH CHEVRON it's you!!!!!


Soldier!!! You have just .....


!!!!LEVELED UP, AGAIN!!!!


Not to mention you STILL remain our .......
HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER




QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 11 2015, 04:44 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 23 2015, 06:09 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 23 2015, 09:27 PM

WELL FOUGHT SOLDIER!! Bonus Points for SEASONAL GRAPHICS & COSTUME!!!

I must say Soldier, this is VERY impressive. You continue to dig deep and come correct with the AGGRESSIVE STYLE!!!

Let's DEBRIEF!!!

MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)TIGHT right and left hand synchronization!
2.)PLANTED right hand for a solid mute.
3.)PPRECISION picking with AGGRESSION to spare.

Keep up the fight Soldier!!!! You are on a Roll!!

Soldier!!! You have just .....

!!!!LEVELED UP, AGAIN!!!!


Not to mention you STILL remain our .......
HIGHEST RANKING SOLDIER



QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 23 2015, 01:09 PM) *

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jul 29 2016, 10:20 PM

Some bad news Soldier! You are no longer our "HIGHEST RANKING" Soldier. GMCER FZALFA is now "Top Kick" @ Level 32. I have to take the Top Rank star off your badge. Not to worry, you still have a fine rank and I'm sure you can get your spot back with a bit of work!!!

Sarge

here is your new badge



Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 31 2016, 06:13 AM

MISSION IN ACTION?


Sarge here Soldier. I just wanted to touch base to see if you are OK? I have not heard from you in a while and wanted to reach out smile.gif I'll shoot you a PM as well!


Practice!

Sarge

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 16 2017, 07:23 PM

I'm coming back soon. Sounds like I have some homework.

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 16 2017, 09:02 PM

Life is a busy thing but bootcamp is always here for you Soldier!! You were doing quite well. Looking forward to your return!

Sarge

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 16 2017, 02:23 PM) *
I'm coming back soon. Sounds like I have some homework.

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Sep 13 2017, 04:13 PM

i thought i made it past lesson 30, ok lesson 29, looking up and starting to practice, soon i shall have a video =D

Posted by: Todd Simpson Sep 14 2017, 12:01 AM

Looking forward to it Soldier smile.gif You and Fzalfa are in a fight for the top spot!

Sarge


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Sep 13 2017, 11:13 AM) *
i thought i made it past lesson 30, ok lesson 29, looking up and starting to practice, soon i shall have a video =D


Posted by: Bas Cuthach May 18 2018, 06:39 PM

testing out an idea of recording with my phone smile.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson May 19 2018, 06:43 PM

That's more than enough quality audio/video for Bootcamp. Looks like you got the lick in the first pass on the first bit you played smile.gif Nice! So yeah, that works. Do you wanna submit this one as your next bootcamp vid? Just make sure you play each example in a given lesson as written at least once, per usual, and then you can go nuts. smile.gif
Todd

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ May 18 2018, 01:39 PM) *
testing out an idea of recording with my phone smile.gif


Posted by: Bas Cuthach May 23 2018, 11:03 PM

Sure, i will let it slide for that lesson, moving on smile.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson May 24 2018, 06:32 AM

Nice! You are back in the game and on a Roll Soldier!!! Two for Two since you've been back!! The only small gripe I"d have is using the middle finger on the first lick instead of the one closer to the pinky, but that's really just preference, so it's not gonna slow us down!!! Onward to the Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR
*MUTE: Still on point. Good to see you haven't lost anything on that front!!
*STRIKES: Quick and Clean. Also good to see this battle is still yours for the taking!
*PACE: Even and steady as a heart beat. You have not lost a thing Soldier!!!
You have re entered the Battle and started Kicking Butt and Taking Names. It's good to see you in action again Soldier!!! Don't lose your momentum!! You were the board leader for quite some time. It's yours for the taking Soldier!!!
In short you just
LEVELED UP!!!!!!


Sarge

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ May 23 2018, 06:03 PM) *
Sure, i will let it slide for that lesson, moving on smile.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jun 2 2018, 09:19 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Jun 4 2018, 02:23 AM

Great to see you back in the fight Soldier!!! Great to see you keeping your momentum and DRILLING AND KILLING! This mission requires a CRAZY stretch and PINKY POWER! Those two things together can put any Soldier to the test!! You tore through it like a hot knife through butter. I don't even think you broke a sweat! This stuff might be too easy for you Soldier!! Let's debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

*PINKY POWER: This Mission requires PINKY POWER and you have it in spades Soldier!!!
*STRETCH FROM HELL: Also requires a CRAZY long stretch. You breezed through it!
*STICKING THE LANDING: If you don't stick the landing (nail the pinky notes) on any of these licks, they sound awful. Good news is you stuck the landing every time!!!
You nailed every stretch, stuck every landing, and made short work of this one Soldier!! I"m impressed, I gotta say! None of these licks are easy, but you made it look easy!! Don't worry, harder stuff is on the way Soldier!!
In other words you just.....
LEVELED UP!!!!


Keep it up Soldier!!
Sarge


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jun 2 2018, 04:19 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jul 3 2018, 01:30 AM

Awesome =D Thanks for the advice from previous lessons, i have been working on my new found skills, practice almost every day, slowly making my way up hill, and now the next mission smile.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson Jul 3 2018, 02:26 AM

Look at him go! This one has several bits that you must get correct in order to move on. The good news here is that you are clearly way more advanced than this Mission requires. I fear this stuff may just be far too easy for your Soldier!!!! You may have to start doing multiple missions at once just to get an adequate challenge!!!
You clearly have a good handle on all the techniques I'm trying to get you to focus on in these drills. If you had any gaps in these techniques, they would stick out like a sore thumb. But nope!!! Let's debrief!..

MEDALS OF HONOR
*QUIET AS DEATH: Very nice muting using both left and right hands. I don't hear any unwanted string noise wrecking the drills. I hate unwanted string noise soldier! I"ve been known to send folks back to the wood shed just for that! None here, well done!
*SYNCH LIKE A MACHINE: Right and left hand are stuck on the same clock like glue!! That's what I wanna see. I don't wanna see a strike, then see a fret happen just after, again, that would get you sent back to the shed. Good news, none of that!!! Also well done.
*PRECISION: You attack each drill and play it at speed without any sort of timidness or sheepishness. This is what I like to see. Dive in and get those fingers moving!!!!
Soldier, you are more than ready for what lies ahead, feel free to start taking these missions on two or three at a time until you reach a point where you feel challenged. Well played and you just ...
LEVELED UP!!!


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jul 2 2018, 08:30 PM) *
Awesome =D Thanks for the advice from previous lessons, i have been working on my new found skills, practice almost every day, slowly making my way up hill, and now the next mission smile.gif


Sarge

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 11 2018, 05:54 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 12 2018, 01:28 AM

It's great to See you Back in the Fight Soldier!!!! You were leading the pack in Bootcamp for quite some time!!!! You jumped back in on a really tough bit with a serious stretch and one that makes you stick the landing with the pinky over and over again. You have the lower strings going just fine. It seems that on the B and High E you are losing traction. It could be hand synch or not a full fretting But about 7 seconds on the second video you can probably see what I'm talking about. I know you can play this lick as I've seen you play licks very similar in the past. One quick tip, your picking hand seems weighted toward the lower strings so it's losing reach on the high strings, as if your fretting hand. Place both hands as if you were going to be playing everything using only the D string. That puts both hands just about dead center and keep the thumb dead center on the back of the neck. That way you have enough balance on both sides to traverse every string.

I know you can play this Soldier!! You are just back in the fight so give it one more go and you've got this!!!!
Sarge

secon

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 11 2018, 12:54 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Oct 13 2018, 10:51 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Oct 14 2018, 04:44 AM

You can clearly shred this bit, but for the purposes of the recorded takes, there is no bonus for speed. It's all about being able to play with precision since this lick is very very very long. You are killing it until about 5 seconds in. Watch it again and you can hear the open string where you momentarily lost mute and missed a strike but if you slow down just a pinch you can nail this. Once you have badged up, add this bit to your warm up and you'll probably be playing it at 300 BPM in no time at all. It just takes a bit of repetition. Ben has a "burst" approach where he suggests playing perhaps the first 3 strings fast, then the rest slow and adding more string as fast as you go. This is yet another good way to increase your overall speed in increments. For the purpose of the Mission video, I need the entire thing done without a single mistake which is what makes bootcamp so darn hard. Slow down just a bit and focus on each note and you'll be badged up and on to the next thing. I am glad to see you digging back in!! Give me one slower take and your leveled up~
Sarge

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Oct 13 2018, 05:51 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Nov 11 2018, 11:52 PM

https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/hiding-in-the-shadows https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/blank

Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 12 2018, 06:33 AM

Cool!!! Are you back to playing regularly? You were the TOP DAWG for quite a while in BOOTCAMP. I hope you can take another go at it!!

Todd

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Nov 11 2018, 06:52 PM) *
https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/hiding-in-the-shadows https://soundcloud.com/bascuthach/blank

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Nov 12 2018, 04:04 PM

for the most part, yes, i have been going through the lessons and playing them, im on lesson 79, just need to get back into recording smile.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Nov 13 2018, 04:38 AM

You can always record a batch of them in one go. You don't even need to put notation in the video. Just type in text below the vid when you post e.g. mission xx 0-2minutes, mission xy 2-4 minutes.
Todd


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Nov 12 2018, 11:04 AM) *
for the most part, yes, i have been going through the lessons and playing them, im on lesson 79, just need to get back into recording smile.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Jan 13 2019, 06:46 PM

ok ok ok, haha, so had a few things i wanted to complete over the last few months, i have completed my tasks and now its time to get back into the grove, took a look at the Christmas collab and was about to start working on a part and then seen i was too late, but never fear for there are more to come here haha, so with this said, time is near, i will sit in this chair and with my guitar in hand i will start to play again, and with a little time i hope to bring another along for the ride =D new neighbor, plays guitar but still learning, still moving in, once settled hope to start playing and recording together, time will only tell, for now, im getting back in this chair smile.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Jan 14 2019, 01:31 AM

Looking forward to seeing you Missions!
Todd

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Jan 13 2019, 01:46 PM) *
ok ok ok, haha, so had a few things i wanted to complete over the last few months, i have completed my tasks and now its time to get back into the grove, took a look at the Christmas collab and was about to start working on a part and then seen i was too late, but never fear for there are more to come here haha, so with this said, time is near, i will sit in this chair and with my guitar in hand i will start to play again, and with a little time i hope to bring another along for the ride =D new neighbor, plays guitar but still learning, still moving in, once settled hope to start playing and recording together, time will only tell, for now, im getting back in this chair smile.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 6 2019, 08:48 PM

Back to Recording! cool.gif Faster and Cleaner! ohmy.gif I Strike Again! tongue.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 7 2019, 06:04 AM

Great Stuff Soldier!! However, it looks like this is just the second of 3 licks? There are parts A B and C in this one and each one is slightly different. Take a look at each video and tab in the Notes. You are playing well! Just need part A and Part C. You can do them all in one take if you like or just add the other parts in another vid!

Fight On!
Sarge

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 6 2019, 03:48 PM) *
Back to Recording! cool.gif Faster and Cleaner! ohmy.gif I Strike Again! tongue.gif


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 7 2019, 05:35 PM

wait what? ohmy.gif with all due respect, this is part C and you already passed me on part A&B tongue.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 8 2019, 05:21 AM

My bad Soldier! The Fog of War and early senility I think. You are spot on. That is part C! I think you are more than ready for the next bit. if I remember correctly, now that I'm thinking back, this was just to finish up what you'd already started and it just needed a bit of polishing. Consider it polished and shined and you can get on with the next Mission Soldier!! You just..
LEVELED UP!!!



You are heading in to the tall weeds now Soldier!! Good news is you are more than ready. Quick tip! Skip the dissolve at the start of your clips. Just cut right in so it lets me see/hear every note. You should have zero problem with the Missions coming up. I think you'll be burning through them until you hit the dreaded MISSION 88 Barrier.

Sarge

QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 7 2019, 12:35 PM) *
wait what? ohmy.gif with all due respect, this is part C and you already passed me on part A&B tongue.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 8 2019, 03:01 PM

Note that in this lesson part B & C are written the same, i was a little confused on what i should do


Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 9 2019, 03:28 AM

Good Eye Soldier!!! You transposed it correctly and have a good handle on the pattern. Let's debrief!!!!
MEDALS OF HONOR
BACK IN THE FIGHT First off, it's just great to have you back at the front lines in the heat of Battle Soldier!! i can still remember when you were the TOP DAWG in Bootcamp and you were on top for quite some time!! Props for sheer aggression and on jumping back in with both feet!
PINKY POWER It's good to see you have not lost your PINKY POWER Soldier! Sometimes I see soldiers heading back to the FRONT LINES and dragging their pinky a bit like a wounded appendage. Not so here!
SEQUENCE This is all about note sequence. Once you can play this bit on the minor scale, you can play it on any scale/shape/mode you like. It works backwards and forwards and with multipicking. Now that you have it down, explore it!
In short, ONE SHOT ONE KILL you just...
LEVELED UP!!!!





QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 8 2019, 10:01 AM) *
Note that in this lesson part B & C are written the same, i was a little confused on what i should do


Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 11 2019, 11:04 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 14 2019, 04:31 AM

Now your talking Soldier!!! Back in form drilling and killing. Note the aggressive style paired with precision under duress of Battle! Noooiiiccceee!
MEDALS OF HONOR

LIKE A BOSS: Points for shear aggression on this one Soldier! You attacked it with speed and precision. Nice.

PRECISION STRIKES Not only did you tear through the Mission, but you sniped it as well! Score!

FIGHT LIKE YOU TRAIN Solid palm mute, precise picking, not to mention the running on fire approach!

In short you just ...


LEVELED UP!!!


Sarge
QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 11 2019, 06:04 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 19 2019, 08:27 PM

Freak Snow Storm knocked out power for 2 days, getting back on track now, here is a treat smile.gif


Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 20 2019, 03:28 PM

Sorry to hear about the power! I had that here a bit ago and it was lame to be sure. Creative approach on the accoustic! I'd say switch back to the main weapon now that power has returned. Good job not giving in to lack of electricity!

Let's Debrief!
MEDALS OF HONOR SOLID PICKING Both hands are synched up, your strikes are very certain and strong. Nice!
SOLID PALM MUTE You have gotten a very good handle on picking while keeping your mute solid. Well done!
SOLID TIMING This Mission, like many, falls apart if your timing slips even just a bit. Not here, timing is spot on.

You are very close to your next Chevron Soldier! Keep it up!
LEVELED UP!!!!!


Sarge
QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 19 2019, 03:27 PM) *
Freak Snow Storm knocked out power for 2 days, getting back on track now, here is a treat smile.gif

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Feb 28 2019, 05:30 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 1 2019, 05:46 AM

You are in the tall weeds now Soldier! This is where it starts getting thick. From now through Lesson 50 is where you get tested. Many falter, many fail, but the few, the proud, will not be denied their Victory. Well fought on this one. Let's Debrief!!..

MEDALS OF HONOR
PICKING FROM HELL!: Well done on PICKING on every one of these!
HANDY SYNCH: Top notch hand synch from start to finish.
MUTE IT OR SHOOT IT: Just enough to control any errant string noise.

Look at that PINKY in action!!!! It's great to see you diving in with verve and aggression and still holding on to precision!! keep this up!!
In short you just ....

LEVELED UP!!!




Sarge
QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Feb 28 2019, 12:30 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 2 2019, 06:27 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 3 2019, 06:27 AM

You have crossed over Soldier!! You have entered the range of Missions that scare most folks in to running away at a brisk pace. Not you!! You have chosen to walk the path of the Warrior!! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

CLEAN AS GLASS: Despite the Double Picking hurdle, each strike is measured and even and strong.

SYNCH TIGHT AS A GNATS TEETH: Right/Left hand Synch is Spot On, Per Usual!!

PALM MUTE OF DEATH: Palm Muting so solid it's got it's own gravity!

In short, you applied your usual precision to this little finger twister and made it your own! No drama, just clean and precise. Well fought Soldier!!! Also, you just made it to your next CHEVRON and ...

LEVELED UP!!!!!!


Sarge
QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 2 2019, 01:27 PM) *

Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 13 2019, 04:39 PM







Posted by: Bas Cuthach Mar 14 2019, 05:20 PM


Posted by: Todd Simpson Mar 15 2019, 03:32 AM

MISSION 40 DEBRIEF!!!!

WELCOME BACK TO THE FIGHT SOLDIER!!! I Knew you had this kind of FIRE in your Belly!!!!! IT's great to see. As one of the former TOP DAWGS, I do have high expectations for your ability!! I know you can play!!! In this one, the second drill is a pinch tricky, and I can hear a couple of small misses on the high strings as you move down. You may be pushing the speed a bit ahead of where you can actually play this lick. I appreciate the AGGRESSION!! You can add an aggressive take that's on the edge at the end of each vid. But..... There needs to be one example of you playing in full control. Hitting every note, letting no bad notes by, etc. One more pass on the second drill a pinch slower and you've GOT THIS!!!
Sarge


QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Mar 13 2019, 11:39 AM) *





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