> Misterm's Bootcamp, Prepare to walk knee deep in blood of your enemy!!!
Todd Simpson
post Apr 29 2019, 11:53 PM
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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!
*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.


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.


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!

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Todd Simpson
post Jun 6 2019, 11:05 PM
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Another Well Fought Mission Soldier! You have a very well developed picking style. Please don't think that my suggestion about Thumb control are meant to take away from your achievement. You don't need to use thumb/finger articulation if you don't want too. it's just another technique. If it's causing you issues in your progress, just set it aside for a time and maybe come back to it later. You are making great progress without it. Let's Debreif!!!!

This one is a bit tough to hear but it's workable. I can see both hands which is the most important thing. I can probably grade these with the sound entirely off if I can see both hands and the strings. I can hear it enough to work just fine smile.gif I am a big fan of guitar plugins btw. Great way to explore tone! I"m also a fan of that DV mark Unit you have!! I've always wanted one!


GRACE UNDER PRESSURE Soldier, this lick is meant to be hard. You don't even break a sweat!! You make it look easy. You are well ahead of the place you are ranked at. I think you may be very far ahead in fact. This is a good thing as these get harder very soon and your ready.

PINKY POWER You always use the pinky when called for which is AWESOME. Many players still use the third finger near the 5th fret which is not a great habit and one that is hard to break. Not so with you, pure pinky! It's always a good idea to use the pinky.

PRECISION/SPEED I notice you are building up some good speed as well. Speed is just a byproduct of precision so your precision is getting better! I think you may be doing these at full shred speed in the near future.

In short you KRUSHED it yet again and ..

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- Todd Simpson   Misterm's Bootcamp   Apr 29 2019, 11:53 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge First mission 180 BPM I'm sorry, I d...   May 4 2019, 11:33 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   WELCOME TO SHRED BOOTCAMP!!!!...   May 4 2019, 09:40 PM
- - MisterM   Hello Sarge Thank you for your envouragements Thi...   May 12 2019, 05:14 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Well Fought Soldier!!! Some great exam...   May 13 2019, 06:28 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Nice!!!! I must say I'm impre...   May 14 2019, 08:44 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge You did not say anything about Mission 4...   May 21 2019, 11:01 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Sorry for the lag Soldier!! I Think you di...   May 22 2019, 07:39 PM
- - Todd Simpson   Very impressive work Soldier!! You are pic...   May 23 2019, 08:23 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Mission 6 Not easy to play with metrono...   May 29 2019, 03:07 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Well Fought Soldier!! This one is tricky t...   May 29 2019, 07:55 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank you What do you think about Missi...   May 30 2019, 07:21 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Impressive Work Soldier!!! Very well p...   May 30 2019, 10:24 PM
- - MisterM   Thank you Sarge I watch my videos and I do not re...   Jun 5 2019, 08:48 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Before I debrief these vids (they look great btw) ...   Jun 5 2019, 10:58 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank you for your vid. On my take ...   Jun 6 2019, 05:04 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   I apologize if I've had any negative impact on...   Jun 6 2019, 09:30 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge thank you for your encouragements I keep...   Jun 7 2019, 10:19 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   I understand. I'm glad that you are trying to ...   Jun 8 2019, 01:53 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank you Here misiion 11 and 12 On M#1...   Jun 9 2019, 04:40 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 11 DEBRIEF!!!!!! ...   Jun 11 2019, 03:27 AM
- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 10 DEBRIEF!!! This is a tr...   Jun 10 2019, 03:44 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank you Here the mission 13 I’ve a...   Jun 10 2019, 05:59 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   You are playing this quite well. It's VERY tri...   Jun 11 2019, 03:00 AM
- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 12 DEBRIEF!!!MEDALS OF HONOR A...   Jun 12 2019, 08:34 AM
- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 13 DEBRIEF!!! Soldier I...   Jun 14 2019, 03:24 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge I'm starting to work last guido...   Jun 26 2019, 06:01 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   No worries Soldier!!!! Enjoy your ...   Jun 26 2019, 09:23 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge I work this one since few weeks. I'm...   Jul 12 2019, 04:12 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   IMPRESSIVE WORK SOLDIER!! This is much har...   Jul 13 2019, 12:29 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank you I work on Mission 15 Also,...   Jul 14 2019, 04:02 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Impressive take on that REC! I'll pop over...   Jul 14 2019, 07:04 PM
- - MisterM   Hi sarge Thank you for grade and comment Here...   Jul 19 2019, 07:40 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   IMPRESSIVE!!!! Let's look at 1...   Jul 20 2019, 06:20 AM
- - Todd Simpson   MISSION 16 DEBRIEF!! MEDALS OF HONOR *SO...   Jul 21 2019, 04:40 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Here Mission 17 Difficult to understand ...   Jul 28 2019, 04:45 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   WELL DONE!! This is a full on SHRED lick. ...   Jul 29 2019, 01:49 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Todd for this one I wanted to work on a form o...   Aug 2 2019, 03:35 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Well played Soldier!!! You clearly hav...   Aug 3 2019, 04:26 AM
- - MisterM   Thank you Sarge Here Mission 19   Aug 4 2019, 06:14 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   TOP NOTCH WORK!! Being able to do a Five N...   Aug 5 2019, 01:49 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Todd New take, lesson starting 2016 Starti...   Aug 23 2019, 09:52 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Nice!! That's one of my fave technique...   Aug 24 2019, 06:22 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Todd This lesson is actually on REC Section. M...   Aug 24 2019, 05:04 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   10 wow! I"ll check it out! QUOTE (Mis...   Aug 24 2019, 06:02 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Todd I work lessons 20 and 21. Number 21 is r...   Oct 20 2019, 07:11 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   Awesome! Glad you like it!!! If a...   Oct 20 2019, 08:48 PM
- - MisterM   Hi Todd Mission 20 I worked on the Calling elvis...   Oct 22 2019, 04:14 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   MEDALS OF HONOR *CONTROL- First thing Im looking ...   Oct 23 2019, 04:27 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   21 DEBRIEF WOW! Impressive work Soldier...   Oct 24 2019, 02:42 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge Thank for feedback Do you think that I c...   Oct 23 2019, 06:30 AM
|- - Todd Simpson   Yes! Submit it Woodshedding is just slang for...   Oct 24 2019, 01:44 AM
|- - MisterM   QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 24 2019, 12:44 ...   Oct 24 2019, 10:56 AM
- - MisterM   Hi Sarge I played this mission as a legato exerc...   Nov 15 2019, 02:05 PM
- - Todd Simpson   The left hand work is GREAT on 22. However, you do...   Nov 15 2019, 11:03 PM
- - Todd Simpson   Your second and third vids are quite good here. Yo...   Nov 17 2019, 12:52 AM
- - MisterM   QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 15 2019, 11:03 ...   Nov 17 2019, 07:43 AM
- - Todd Simpson   It has been really great to see how much you have ...   Nov 18 2019, 09:22 PM

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