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Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 12 2019, 01:58 AM

Hi Siyamend! Welcome to your thread for Gab's Army, my mentoring program. Here I will guide you with your guitar practice, creating routines, practice plans, giving feedback of your playing always based on your guitar goals and musical tastes.

Before we start I would like to know a bit more about you.


- 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.


Worked Lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lessonseries/Bens-Beginner-Course/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Land-Of-Legato/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Essentials-Riffs-2/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Land-Of-Legato-2/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neoclassical_solo_for_beginners/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Basic-Rock-Rhythm-2/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Chord-Picking-Etude/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/warming-up-with-marcus-siepen/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Soloing-1/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Rock-Essentials-4/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Vai-able-Hammer-ons/

Posted by: siyamend Sep 12 2019, 12:22 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 12 2019, 12:58 AM) *
Hi Siyamend! Welcome to your thread for Gab's Army, my mentoring program. Here I will guide you with your guitar practice, creating routines, practice plans, giving feedback of your playing always based on your guitar goals and musical tastes.

Before we start I would like to know a bit more about you.


- How many time have you been playing guitar? less than one year. but i do not know where to start what to practice
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians. heavy Metal, thrash metal, little doom and hard Rock
- What are your guitar goals? to be a guitarist and join a band
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)? it depends on my progress
- How many time can you play guitar each day? 3 or 4 hours
- Do you have playing live experience? no
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar? no strong points
- What do you know about music theory? nothing
- Can you record videos of you playing? yes
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.


Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 12 2019, 02:11 PM

Hi mate! Great to find you here. smile.gif

The first thing that I recommend you is to watch and work on the first 4 lessons from Ben's Beginner course.

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

Keep me updated of your diary progress and share vids here to let me monitor your practice. What do you think?


Posted by: siyamend Sep 13 2019, 12:59 AM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 12 2019, 01:11 PM) *
Hi mate! Great to find you here. smile.gif

The first thing that I recommend you is to watch and work on the first 4 lessons from Ben's Beginner course.

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

Keep me updated of your diary progress and share vids here to let me monitor your practice. What do you think?

hi i finished all of them them 1 until 6

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 13 2019, 02:24 PM

That's great mate! Are you able to record yourself playing?

I would like to suggest this routine for the next week:

Warming up:

Stretches & Massages: https://youtu.be/1XsLRQFV7rY
Picking Arpeggios: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Arpeggios/

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

Right Hand:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/

Rhythm:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Essentials-Riffs-2/


What do you think? smile.gif

Posted by: siyamend Sep 13 2019, 02:59 PM

looks really good .
the chords are little bit hard to play
i will record my selfe when i learn how to play everything

thank u

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 13 2019, 03:40 PM

Yeah! Using your cellphone is ok!

Are you talking about the warming up chords?

Posted by: siyamend Sep 13 2019, 04:36 PM

i am talking about Picking Arpeggios video

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 13 2019, 07:41 PM

QUOTE (siyamend @ Sep 13 2019, 12:36 PM) *
i am talking about Picking Arpeggios video


This is other option: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginners-Corner-9-Picking-Chords/

Posted by: siyamend Sep 19 2019, 04:28 PM

Hi Gab

i finished these lessons. i will try to upload videos today, if not, then tomorrow for sure.
now i have to go to work untill 22:00

new lessons plz😃😃

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 20 2019, 02:07 PM

Hi mate! You can start with this one but before I give you a new routine, I need to see your vids playing the current routine.

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

Posted by: siyamend Sep 20 2019, 10:21 PM

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8Vlktgw-wPwLn9_AeiCvQ?view_as=subscriber

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 21 2019, 05:21 PM

Hi Siya!! Great to see all your videos here!!

I have to say that most of the parts sounds very good. The rhythm and picking arpeggios lessons are the ones that sound better. I just think that you can work on the part that you change to B and Bm in the picking arpeggios one to make it sound smoother.

Picking Hand Basics: There is one of the rhythm patterns (starting at 00:30) that is different compared to the original. Check it out. Besides this, you can work a bit more to adjust timing along the whole lesson, and also pay some attention to dynamics. Notice how the first note of each group of 4 16th notes, or 3 triplets is a bit accentuated.

Land of legato: It sounds good. There is some room to adjust timing and to make your fingers feel more comfortable with the shapes and movements. I notice that you are doing too much strength and pressure. Try to minimize strength and movements and relax your left hand. It will help a lot.

During the next week I recommend this routine:

Warming up:

Stretches & Massages: https://youtu.be/1XsLRQFV7rY
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Warming-Up-And-Finger-Fitness/

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

Phrasing:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neoclassical_solo_for_beginners/

Rhythm:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Basic-Rock-Rhythm-2/


Posted by: siyamend Sep 21 2019, 10:53 PM

thanx a lot for your feedback.
it really helped relaxing my hand for playing legato easier.
i like the new lessons ,especially the phrasing one it sound like one of malmsteens solos.
can you give another one for the warming up exrcise. i can not play in that time signature

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 23 2019, 04:01 AM

Great! What about this one for the warming up section?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Chord-Picking-Etude/

Posted by: siyamend Oct 5 2019, 02:21 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXNHBOT2C0 neoclassical


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNeevSbR9No&feature=youtu.be Basic Rock Rhythm

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Oct 5 2019, 07:23 PM

Hi Siya! Thanks for the videos!

I can see that you are already playing both lessons very well! Now it's time to polish details.

Neoclassical Solo For Beginners:
The main element that you need to work here is Vibrato. I notice that you are adding strong vibrato everywhere which is ok. You need to make it sounds more consistent now since it is not regular, and sometimes it's not related with the groove of the backing track. I also recommend you to let the notes sound first and then add it gradually. The best that you can do to improve this is to compare your take with Ben's to find the differences and dedicate some time to play along with him, to emulate this vibrato details.

Other than that, this sounds good, there are just a few missed notes, and a half band that is not reaching the pitch.

Basic Rock Rhythm:
This one sounds good! You just have to focus on making the chord sound more defined. Sometimes you don't pick all the required strings so the chords don't sound clear. I also think that you can work on Articulation, mostly when you play single string riffs and lines. You tend to mute the notes too early and that makes the connections less fluid. Does it make sent?


Posted by: siyamend Oct 21 2019, 09:49 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNr7klIZo_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXtrgYGMafQ

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Oct 23 2019, 12:58 AM

Hi Siya!

Thanks for the videos mate!

Your playing on Chord Picking Etude is very good. It sounds tight and clean most of the time. I only notice that your guitar has very little tuning issues. Be sure to tune it correctly if you decide to record a take for REC.

The other lesson needs to be rechecked because you are playing it with a different rhythm. Notice the combination of Sixteen notes with triplets. I recommend you to practice this one for a while using the guitar pro, with metronome on, and slowing down tempo, until you can follow the rhythm.

Does it make sense?


New routine:


Warming up:
Stretches & Massages: https://youtu.be/1XsLRQFV7rY
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/warming-up-with-marcus-siepen/

Left hand:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Vai-able-Hammer-ons/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Land-Of-Legato-2/

Phrasing:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginner-Soloing-1/

Rhythm:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Rock-Essentials-4/

Posted by: siyamend Oct 23 2019, 01:09 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGqiCj3SOc

metal essential riffs 2

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Oct 23 2019, 01:18 AM

QUOTE (siyamend @ Oct 22 2019, 09:09 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGqiCj3SOc

metal essential riffs 2



yes! It was added by error because I was also making a list with the worked lessons here:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=60405&view=findpost&p=771113

Check out this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Essentials-Riffs-4/

What do you think?

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