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metalheadlady
Dec 1 2013, 09:30 PM
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Hello everybody. There isn't really much to know, I'm just some teenager living in a tiny town in the USA that has a particularly strong liking for metal, as my name would suggest. My favorite band is Blind Guardian, and I pretty much found this place due to Marcus Siepen being on here. biggrin.gif

When I was 11 I bought a cheap acoustic at Walmart, and although my guitar itself has much improved since then, I have unfortunately made little progress over the last 5 or so years. I figure that is mostly due to little practice and the fact that there aren't really guitar teachers in my area, but I've been back at it over the last couple months and my grandparents decided to let me try this out for a month and if it works well for me they said they'd keep me on here. I asked them about a year and a half ago, but at the time they didn't like the idea. I'm very excited to learn some new things and take a look at all that GMC has to offer, and hopeful I'll be able to stick around a while.

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TeoWulf
Dec 1 2013, 11:47 PM
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QUOTE (metalheadlady @ Dec 1 2013, 09:30 PM) *
Hello everybody. There isn't really much to know, I'm just some teenager living in a tiny town in the USA that has a particularly strong liking for metal, as my name would suggest. My favorite band is Blind Guardian, and I pretty much found this place due to Marcus Siepen being on here. biggrin.gif

When I was 11 I bought a cheap acoustic at Walmart, and although my guitar itself has much improved since then, I have unfortunately made little progress over the last 5 or so years. I figure that is mostly due to little practice and the fact that there aren't really guitar teachers in my area, but I've been back at it over the last couple months and my grandparents decided to let me try this out for a month and if it works well for me they said they'd keep me on here. I asked them about a year and a half ago, but at the time they didn't like the idea. I'm very excited to learn some new things and take a look at all that GMC has to offer, and hopeful I'll be able to stick around a while.


Heey, another big BG fan here.
I'm sure you are going to improve a lot around here, as this is a superb place.
I hope you're going to enjoy it. biggrin.gif

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Dec 2 2013, 12:17 AM
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Ben Higgins
Dec 2 2013, 12:05 PM
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Welcome to the site, good to meet you !

Always good to meet another metal fan. What kind of things are you working on right now - what would you like to improve ?

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Slavenko Erazer
Dec 2 2013, 07:14 PM
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Hello, and don't forget...

Heavy Metal Or NO METAL AT ALL!! cool.gif

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metalheadlady
Dec 3 2013, 02:26 AM
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Thanks for the welcomes everybody smile.gif Well, for specifics, I talked two friends of mine into dressing up like elves from Lord of the Rings and walking around the school at lunch playing The Bard's Song, so I'm trying to learn that. As far as general things, I'm working on alternate picking, because for some reason my wrists don't agree with the motions of it. I've been trying to memorize some scales over the last few days as well, and doing a ton of Marcus's warmup's from that little video set. To give you an idea of my skill level, well by the time I finish that set of videos, my fingers and everything are really sore. In other words, I need a LOT of work in like every way possible.

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Doug Lane
Dec 3 2013, 04:59 AM
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Welcome to the community ma'am! If there is anywhere on the internet you can go to grow as a musician, it's here. The first step in getting there is being publicly accounted for, and here at GMC, we will hold you to it! you'll be great before you know it smile.gif

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Ben Higgins
Dec 3 2013, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (metalheadlady @ Dec 3 2013, 01:26 AM) *
Thanks for the welcomes everybody smile.gif Well, for specifics, I talked two friends of mine into dressing up like elves from Lord of the Rings and walking around the school at lunch playing The Bard's Song, so I'm trying to learn that. As far as general things, I'm working on alternate picking, because for some reason my wrists don't agree with the motions of it. I've been trying to memorize some scales over the last few days as well, and doing a ton of Marcus's warmup's from that little video set. To give you an idea of my skill level, well by the time I finish that set of videos, my fingers and everything are really sore. In other words, I need a LOT of work in like every way possible.


Haha, playing a BG song at school sounds like a good idea !

Try not to give yourself too much to worry about when it comes to learning scales. Just settle on one for the time being. Either the major or minor scale would be the best place to start. Seeing as much of metal is minor scale based, learning the E minor scale might be a good place to focus.

You may have seen this one already but this is a good lesson for picking. It's moderate speed and manageable and is varied enough to stop you getting bored smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Altern...king-Workout-2/

You can always just pick fragments from any lesson as well, you don't have to do the whole thing.

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Darius Wave
Dec 3 2013, 02:29 PM
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Wellcome aboard! Nice to have You in the family smile.gif Hope You'll enjoy Your GMC journey smile.gif

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metalheadlady
Dec 4 2013, 12:36 AM
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thanks, I'll work on that and thanks

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Dec 9 2013, 08:25 PM
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Hi there and welcome!
You did the right thing ending here wink.gif
The perfect place to learn guitar and to get the right advice and talk to fellow guitarplayers in a very friendly way smile.gif

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Dec 16 2013, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (metalheadlady @ Dec 1 2013, 08:30 PM) *
Hello everybody. There isn't really much to know, I'm just some teenager living in a tiny town in the USA that has a particularly strong liking for metal, as my name would suggest. My favorite band is Blind Guardian, and I pretty much found this place due to Marcus Siepen being on here. biggrin.gif

When I was 11 I bought a cheap acoustic at Walmart, and although my guitar itself has much improved since then, I have unfortunately made little progress over the last 5 or so years. I figure that is mostly due to little practice and the fact that there aren't really guitar teachers in my area, but I've been back at it over the last couple months and my grandparents decided to let me try this out for a month and if it works well for me they said they'd keep me on here. I asked them about a year and a half ago, but at the time they didn't like the idea. I'm very excited to learn some new things and take a look at all that GMC has to offer, and hopeful I'll be able to stick around a while.


welcome, man! Stay tuned for the upcoming collabs! Hopefully you'll join one in the future smile.gif

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dreadlocks
Dec 17 2013, 08:36 AM
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I actually left my guitar teacher for GMC so dont think of it as your dire strait. laugh.gif
(can you use dire strait in a sentence?)

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