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Todd Simpson
Nov 25 2019, 05:35 AM
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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!
QUICK TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR BATTLE
*Make sure you get both hands in the shot when shooting your video*Make sure you use a metronome for the first several Missions and that the metronome can be heard.*After you complete a mission, shoot me a PM and let me know it's ready and I'll give you a debrief! These are pass / fail, so if you pass you BADGE UP and if not, I'll give you some feedback and you head in to the breach once again.
*The first several missions are VERY simple. They are just to get you used to the bootcamp process.
*Most importantly, there is NEVER a speed requirement in bootcamp. I want you to push yourself to play as brisk as you can, but NEVER at the expense of precision. If you find you are missing a note here and there, slow down a bit. Speed is just a byproduct of precision so my goal is to make you a very precise player. At that point, speed just happens.
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 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, no points for speed, only points for playing in a precise manner as speed is simply a byproduct of precision) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. Make sure to EMBED the video by clicking on INSERT SPECIAL ITEM above the smiley face and then you'll get a drop down menu. Click on INSERT YOUTUBE VIDEO and follow the instructions in the Pop Up Menu. 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! You will then proceed to Lesson #2 and so forth. Here is the link to the entire 400 plus Lesson Library. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...rtal:Techniques

Here is the link to your own PRIVATE HOUSE OF PAIN!...Er I mean.. SHRED!

http://bit.ly/rockyrhoadsbootcamp

Practice!
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Nov 29 2019, 05:46 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 25 2019, 03:35 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!
QUICK TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR BATTLE
*Make sure you get both hands in the shot when shooting your video*Make sure you use a metronome for the first several Missions and that the metronome can be heard.*After you complete a mission, shoot me a PM and let me know it's ready and I'll give you a debrief! These are pass / fail, so if you pass you BADGE UP and if not, I'll give you some feedback and you head in to the breach once again.
*The first several missions are VERY simple. They are just to get you used to the bootcamp process.
*Most importantly, there is NEVER a speed requirement in bootcamp. I want you to push yourself to play as brisk as you can, but NEVER at the expense of precision. If you find you are missing a note here and there, slow down a bit. Speed is just a byproduct of precision so my goal is to make you a very precise player. At that point, speed just happens.
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 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, no points for speed, only points for playing in a precise manner as speed is simply a byproduct of precision) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. Make sure to EMBED the video by clicking on INSERT SPECIAL ITEM above the smiley face and then you'll get a drop down menu. Click on INSERT YOUTUBE VIDEO and follow the instructions in the Pop Up Menu. 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! You will then proceed to Lesson #2 and so forth. Here is the link to the entire 400 plus Lesson Library. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...rtal:Techniques

Here is the link to your own PRIVATE HOUSE OF PAIN!...Er I mean.. SHRED!

http://bit.ly/rockyrhoadsbootcamp

Practice!
Sarge


First attempt at playing/uploading anything here............and yeah - after a 25 year break from playing the rhythm is a little shaky ohmy.gif

In the end I think I might use a separate webcam rather than this one (which is built in to an HP all in one) and move my amp a lot closer to the mic , but it'll take a bit of trial and error getting good pic/sound smile.gif

The music for the exercise is 1/4 notes but it's pretty clear you want 16ths which is what I have done. Started on 100bpm for a little and then 120 bpm. I actually had more trouble at the slower speeds and had to do a bit of foot tapping which isn't something I normally do.


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Nov 30 2019, 03:51 AM
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Welcome to the fight Soldier! This is more than enough for your first vid. In vid 2 maybe turn the metronome down a pinch and turn your guitar up a pinch. For now this works fine as your first Mission! Let's Debrief!
MEDALS OF HONOR

*MUTE: The first thing I'm looking for is your palm mute. Well Done on your mute technique. I can see it more than hear it, but it looks good!
*SYNCH: Secondly I want to see your Handy Synchronization. The Good News is that I don't see any issues. You have very tight right/left hand synch!
*PACE: Lastly I want to see you play at a smooth pace. I want to see if you can play without rushing or lagging. You can!
These first few Missions are not likely to challenge you very much but that's OK as they are just designed to get you familiar with the process. As you go forward, the Missions will get harder and harder as you get better and better.

In short, you just.......

LEVELED UP!!!!

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QUOTE (rockyrhoads @ Nov 29 2019, 12:46 AM) *
First attempt at playing/uploading anything here............and yeah - after a 25 year break from playing the rhythm is a little shaky ohmy.gif
In the end I think I might use a separate webcam rather than this one (which is built in to an HP all in one) and move my amp a lot closer to the mic , but it'll take a bit of trial and error getting good pic/sound smile.gif

The music for the exercise is 1/4 notes but it's pretty clear you want 16ths which is what I have done. Started on 100bpm for a little and then 120 bpm. I actually had more trouble at the slower speeds and had to do a bit of foot tapping which isn't something I normally do.

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Dec 17 2019, 05:13 AM
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Hi Todd - assignment No 2 for you. Fluffed a couple of things but on the whole pretty comfortable.

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Well fought Soldier!!!! This is what I"m looking for. I can see your hands, I can hear the metronome, it's all there. Also, I can see how you are synching your pick strikes to the clicks on the metronome. This is a GREAT way to work on keeping your strikes even. I must say nice Ibby!! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR
*FORM: First thing I look for here is good form. You are displaying solid technique here Soldier. keep it up! Muting, hand synch, clean strikes. Nice!
*TEMPO: Second I want to see a solid pace. Not rushing or lagging, Spiff!
*AGGRESSION: Pure and simple. Jumping in with aggressive style!! Score!!
You clearly have all the elements well in hand Soldier.

You are ready for what awaits you!
You just ...
LEVELED UP!!!!
These missions will get more complex as you go. The first several are really foundational. It's good to see you are comfortable with most important techniques!!

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QUOTE (rockyrhoads @ Dec 17 2019, 12:13 AM) *
Hi Todd - assignment No 2 for you. Fluffed a couple of things but on the whole pretty comfortable.

Cheers

Rocky

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