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Stringz
Jul 17 2011, 03:09 PM
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Hello Everyone!

Very nice to be here in this place. The few lessons and accompanying jam tracks I've used have already inspired me. I've been playing for a while and have developed a few bad habits I'd like to break as well as finally learn some techniques I've always wanted to but never put the time and effort into. It's amazing how you can play the guitar at the same level and not push yourself for years. Hopefully that's all changing.

A couple quick things I'd like to work on.

- Pinky development. Probably my one major issue. Somehow I've manged to be able to use my pinky for chodal playing no problem but not really ever for scales and arpeggios related to soloing. I'm pretty comforatable with knowing where to navigate as far as the scales and shapes on the board for the melodies and licks I here in my head and have developed a fairly fluid style but I know it's the one main thing that's keeping me from being super bubbly and fast with octave licks and such. It kills me to see players use their pinky so easy. A lot of great players don't that much when soloing but I want to develop it.

- Sweep picking. I think this is related to the above pinky thing. I gave this technique a watered down effort years ago after listening to players like Vinnie Moore etc. Never really got close to pulling it off properly. I would love to be able to nail tis so it's like riding a bike. It really comes hard for me.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing you all out here. Cheers!

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Jul 17 2011, 03:21 PM
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Welcome to GMC, stringz!
Be sure to check as many of the weekly chats as you can, you'll get valuable advice from great instructors there. And don't be afraid to join in on the forum discussions wink.gif

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gitarcitolga
Jul 17 2011, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (Stringz @ Jul 17 2011, 02:09 PM) *
Hello Everyone!

Very nice to be here in this place. The few lessons and accompanying jam tracks I've used have already inspired me. I've been playing for a while and have developed a few bad habits I'd like to break as well as finally learn some techniques I've always wanted to but never put the time and effort into. It's amazing how you can play the guitar at the same level and not push yourself for years. Hopefully that's all changing.

A couple quick things I'd like to work on.

- Pinky development. Probably my one major issue. Somehow I've manged to be able to use my pinky for chodal playing no problem but not really ever for scales and arpeggios related to soloing. I'm pretty comforatable with knowing where to navigate as far as the scales and shapes on the board for the melodies and licks I here in my head and have developed a fairly fluid style but I know it's the one main thing that's keeping me from being super bubbly and fast with octave licks and such. It kills me to see players use their pinky so easy. A lot of great players don't that much when soloing but I want to develop it.

- Sweep picking. I think this is related to the above pinky thing. I gave this technique a watered down effort years ago after listening to players like Vinnie Moore etc. Never really got close to pulling it off properly. I would love to be able to nail tis so it's like riding a bike. It really comes hard for me.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing you all out here. Cheers!


Hey dude, welcome to GMC!

Will be glad to see you around and chat in the forum about practising and everything. I'm a beginner but we both have a common target, sweep picking:)) c ya around !

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Jul 17 2011, 03:24 PM
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Hey there, welcome to GMC. Here's a little finger workout to get you started. By the way, I never thought I'd say it, but I actually miss living back home in New England biggrin.gif

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Stringz
Jul 17 2011, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (gitarcitolga @ Jul 17 2011, 02:23 PM) *
Hey dude, welcome to GMC!

Will be glad to see you around and chat in the forum about practising and everything. I'm a beginner but we both have a common target, sweep picking:)) c ya around !



We'll be sweeping like pros in a few months. I think. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you around.

QUOTE (Mudbone @ Jul 17 2011, 02:24 PM) *
Hey there, welcome to GMC. Here's a little finger workout to get you started. By the way, I never thought I'd say it, but I actually miss living back home in New England biggrin.gif


Thanks Mudbone. That lesson is just what the doctor ordered. It's nice and sunny here now but this spring was a complete wash out. Look forward to seeing you out here.

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Jul 17 2011, 04:23 PM
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Welcome to GMC Stringz ! I'm sure you'll find here everything you need for your own personal development wink.gif !

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Daniel Realpe
Jul 17 2011, 04:40 PM
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Welcome to GMC!

" A lot of great players don't that much when soloing but I want to develop it."

I think you should find at least one great player who does what you want and show it as an example. I think Paul Gilbert is one?

The pinky is naturally less strong than the others fingers so will need a lot more practice to do it, but then again Paul Gilbert pulls it off perfectly,

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Cosmin Lupu
Jul 18 2011, 11:50 AM
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Hey mate! Welcome to GMC!

how do you fare with your theory and harmony knowledge? biggrin.gif using the pinky is a great technique and it'll reveal whole new playing dimensions but, nevertheless, don't underestimate the importance of the other aspects of playing wink.gif

Our community has loads of lessons in all directions so, just search around and when in doubt - ask us smile.gif we'll be here for you for sure wink.gif see you around!

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Hey man, welcome to GMC smile.gif

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Welcome! cool.gif

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Jul 20 2011, 01:06 AM
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Welcome to GMC! Here is one of my favorite lessons that has some crazy sweeps...

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...me-neo-classic/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...picking-lesson/

This is a great place to learn!

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Ben Higgins
Jul 20 2011, 10:03 AM
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Stringz ! Great to see you on the forum cool.gif

At the risk of looking like a shameless plug (which I guess it is, in some ways) I've got some legato lessons designed to bring the pinky out of the shadows and into play !

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Land-Of-Legato-2/

I've got a 4 part series dedicated to legato so you will find something among those that will get the pinky moving biggrin.gif

Regards sweep picking.. it's not my forte but maybe one of the other guys might be able to suggest a killer sweep lesson ?

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