344 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Yesterday, 11:00 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Interesting!

I wouldn't say it is cheating - rather using a tool to disguise the real problem (= more prcaticing needed).

The problem is that this tool also kills all dynamics - which is a loss both for hi and low gain sounds.

----

On a side note - another issue with boosting low output pickups is that they can be voiced in a way that makes them sound harsh with many hi-gain sounds.
  Forum: GEAR & PRODUCTION · Post Preview: #755787 · Replies: 9 · Views: 170

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 18 2018, 09:05 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 17 2018, 02:18 PM) *
hahah so these are great news. laugh.gif


Yes, maybe this is his way of saying 'buy my album'! laugh.gif

However - he has a very strong an needed point given how a majority of guitarists approach practicing. I don't really take him literally though - I think he does see some use in scales. But it seems many guitarists see scale patterns as a path to music - which it really isn't. It is merely a visualisation tool - and not necessarily the best one.
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755754 · Replies: 18 · Views: 331

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 02:00 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Replay:

  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755732 · Replies: 198 · Views: 74.034

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 09:29 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


How about a Wednesday livestream? smile.gif
https://www.youtube.com/c/gmcguitar/live
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755725 · Replies: 198 · Views: 74.034

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 07:57 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Maybe he has got a new album in the making? He likes to go out and provoke the guitar community before new releases! happy.gif
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755723 · Replies: 18 · Views: 331

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 15 2018, 02:35 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


About the replay - since there was 0.8 second glitch/delay in audio sync between the youtube backings and my guitar - I decided to remove the repaly.
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755656 · Replies: 198 · Views: 74.034

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 15 2018, 02:32 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Nice Med - great to see a new take from you!

If I were to single out one thing that would lift your playing to a completely new level it is the vibrato for sure. So you might want to check out the actual vibrato movements more in detail, and listen closely to how vibrato can be phrased.

I do sense your tone is a bit bass heavy which would explain why you might have problem blending your lead with the backing. In this mix you are louder which is a disadvantage - as your take does not get all the mojo contained in the backing - plus we can here your mistakes better.

You are doing good though as Gab said- so just keep up the great work! You get a 6 from me.
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #755655 · Replies: 3 · Views: 255

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 14 2018, 06:24 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


After lots of tech problems, I am starting the livestream. Fingers crossed!! https://www.youtube.com/c/gmcguitar/live
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755632 · Replies: 198 · Views: 74.034

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 12 2018, 02:18 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


QUOTE (klasaine @ Jan 11 2018, 03:47 PM) *
I took the neck off and I saw that the neck pocket wasn't painted. What I could see of the grain was beautiful (Ash) and the black paint and the polyurethane was several coats thick. Stripping it decreased the weight and opened it up a bit.

ok cool - congrats again for a beautiful guitar!
  Forum: GEAR & PRODUCTION · Post Preview: #755562 · Replies: 23 · Views: 648

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 11 2018, 09:48 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Can you believe we have produced this much cool music together? Here is the hard evidence:


- British Metal Collab VI
- British Metal Collab V
- Chester Bennington Tribute Collab
- Volbeat Style Collab
- Gmc Goes Reggae
- Epic Pop Collab
- Fuzz Blues Collab
- Neo Soul Collab
- Hip Hop Collab
- Audioslave Style Collab
- Rammstein Style Collab
- Nirvana Style Collab
- Korn Style Collab
- Metallica Style Collab
- Paradise Lost collab
- NightWitch Broom collab
- Guitar Loves Piano
- Punk collab
- Post-hardcore collab
- Hone your Tone (workshop)
- Up In Flames
- Badass Blues Collab - Video Collaboration led by Ben Higgins
- The Feelings Collaboration - led by Bogdan Radovic
- The Q & A Collab - led by Kristofer Dahl
- The Eye-opening Gmc Collab
- Funk It Collaboration
- A G/MC Collab
- The Blues Rock Collab Main Thread
- The Blues Rock Collab Final Mix
- The Kris-must Charm Audio Collaboration
- The Dynamite Collab
- Fusing The Genres Collaboration (student led collab)
- The Soulful Ballad Collab
- Up The Irons Collab (final mix and comments)
- Up The Irons Collab Main Thread
- Back To The 80s Collaboration
- Gary Moore Tribute Collaboration
- GMC United Video Collaboration
- Smells Like Winter Video Collab
- A Day and Night Video Collaboration
- The League Of Extraordinary Axeman
- The James Brown Video Collab

Ben Higgins:

- Whitesnake Christmas Collab (final video)
- The Hasselhoff Collab
- Whitesnake Christmas
- Master Of The Sword Collab
- The Dark Lord Collab
- Desert Bus Collab
- Dragonborn Collab
- Schwarzenegger Collab
- Blacker Than Black Collab
- When Spiders Attack Video Collab
- Mystical Sands Collab
- Master Of Donuts
- Demon Slayer Video Collab
- Desert Storm Collab
- Temple of groove
- Lazy Rock Collaboration
- Running Around Collab
- Racer X Collab
- Rough Justice Collab
- Into The Heart Of Winter Collab
- Dynamite Collab
- Mega-Deaf Collaboration
- High Risk Collaboration

Gabriel Leopardi:

- Riffing Collab
- Pop Punk Audio Collab
- Stoner Audio Collab
- Justin Bieber Audio Collab
- British Metal 4 : The Black Metal Video Collab
- Dub This One Collab
- British Metal Video Collab 2 (Main Thread)
- British Metal 2 Final Video
- British Metal 3 Collab
- British Metal Video Collab
- Modern Metal Collab
- Modern Rock Collab
- Surf Rock Collab
- 90s Rocker Collab
- Vain Glory Collab
- Ambient Bucket Collab
- Neoclassical Power Metal Collab
- Slash Style Video Collab
- Led Zeppelin Video Collab
- Power Metal Solo video collab
- Gmc (you're Gonna Love It) Video Collab
- Pentatonic Shred Collab
- Classic Punk Collaboration
- Horror Movie Collaboration
- Jimi Frusciante Collaboration
- Buckethead Style Collab

Darius Wave:

- Twisted Ice Cream Collab
- Mentholwhore Collaboration
- Mentholwhore Video Collab Final Mix
- Broken Egg Collaboration
- Poor Puppy Collaboration

Cosmin Lupu:

- Acoustic Psychedelia Collab
- Industrial Metal Collab
- James Brown Four On The Floor Collab
- Balkan Punk Collab
- Southern Metal Collab
- Pirate Video Collab
- New Year's Race Collab
- Cosmin's Christmas Collab
- Tight Timing Collab
- Modern pop Audio Collab
- Djent Audio Collab
- Rainy Collab
- Driving at night video collab
- Lydian Spring Love Song Video Collab
- Grunge Vs Metal Video Collab
- Common Notes Video Collab
- Dreamy Audio Collab
- Smooth Collab
- Metal Rhythm Collaboration
- Modern Metal Collaboration

Sinisa Cekic:

- Psychedelic Collab
- Slow Blues Collab
- Rock n Roll Collab
- Arrangement Collab
- Fanatic Collab
- Lydian Collab
- Heavy Phrygian Mode Collab
- Autumn Audio Collab
- Hardrock audio collab
- Summertime audio collab

Ivan Milenkovic:

- Blues with rocks collaboration
- Funky Video Collaboration
- Blues Collaboration
- Rolling Stones Collaboration
- Island of Rock collaboration
- Minor Blues Collaboration
- Ballad Collaboration
- Heavy Water Collaboration

Completed GMC collabs listing (2007-2011) : LINK ; Old Collabs Board
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755533 · Replies: 0 · Views: 406

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 11 2018, 09:34 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


QUOTE (klasaine @ Jan 10 2018, 06:21 PM) *
My thoughts exactly.
My 'guess' is that is was originally intended to be a normal, USA Strat but the mid 80s were a weird time for Fender. They bought back the company from CBS and they changed factory locations in the states. A lot of parts were sent to Japan to be finished and assembled there and then came back to the USA. The order probably said something like, "100 black Strats, 50 candy apple red, 50 shell pink", etc. No one paid any attention to the wood (obviously).

*They also made some of the first Squier's in the USA .


Did you get any hint about the wood grain through the black finish - or did you just take a chance?
  Forum: GEAR & PRODUCTION · Post Preview: #755532 · Replies: 23 · Views: 648

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 11 2018, 09:32 AM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


YEAH!! This is rocking - well done guys!! biggrin.gif cool.gif
  Forum: PRACTICE ROOM · Post Preview: #755531 · Replies: 127 · Views: 6.978

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 10 2018, 04:14 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


QUOTE (klasaine @ Jan 10 2018, 03:41 PM) *
I have an '87 Squier that one of my main players.
The most obvious thing I did to it was strip the body. It was black.
I kept the hardware but I did change out all the electronics: pkups, pots, caps, wire.
The pkups now are Fender 'Robert Cray' neck and middle and a Seymour Duncan '59 Custom' (F-spaced) bridge. *I tried probably a dozen different bridge HB pkups before settling on the SD. Also, the Robert Cray pkups are outstanding trad Strat pickups that you can find pretty cheap.
Anyway, great guitar all around.

[attachment=46983:stratbuc...opd_copy.jpg]

I put a Fender decal on the headstock.


Wow that's some beautiful wood structure - wonder why they choose that piece for a black body?! blink.gif
  Forum: GEAR & PRODUCTION · Post Preview: #755508 · Replies: 23 · Views: 648

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 7 2018, 10:44 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Good thinking guys - the wiki is up!! cool.gif (look for "guitar wiki" on the frontpage)
  Forum: CHILL OUT · Post Preview: #755404 · Replies: 13 · Views: 327

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 2 2018, 08:25 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Very nice - with your choice of lessons you will become a killer funk guitarists - no doubt about it!

Much of my feedback to your other REC takes applies here as well ( https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=58842 )

However this one had a different funk rhythm and I could not hear any obvious misses here. At 00:42 there is a sustain problem when you slide but that's no biggie.

You get a 6 from me - keep up the great work!
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #755076 · Replies: 4 · Views: 453

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 2 2018, 08:15 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Great Tom - this an excellent choice of lesson as it will boost your rhythm skills.

You are well on your way to mastering this one - but some more work is needed before sounding truly convincing.

In the faster parts where you need to use up strokes you are off rhythm wise (ie 00:07 and 00:36). The remedy here would be to spend more time practicing the slower tempos.

While practicing slower - try to imitate Steph's relaxed right hand movement. You might want research some other videos as well just to get an impression of where funk guitarists get their right hand movement from.

It seems to me your right hand is too stiff - it needs to be much looser in order to get a wider "trajectory" - if that makes sense.

You get a 5 from me - keep up the excellent work!
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #755075 · Replies: 4 · Views: 405

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Jan 2 2018, 08:05 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Well done man!

Gab is spot on and gave you great advice regarding the vibrato.

Inspite of that - your tone and timing makes this truly enjoyable anyway. And speaking of the tone - you haven't dialed in a sound that close to Guidos tone - but I think you did a really good job anyway. You sound smooth, organic and dynamic.

You get a 7 from me - but if you work on your vibrato you will be heading for a top grade.
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #755074 · Replies: 4 · Views: 387

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 30 2017, 07:57 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Happy new shred year everybody!!
  Forum: CHILL OUT · Post Preview: #754937 · Replies: 11 · Views: 557

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 30 2017, 07:55 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Awesome to see REC take from you mate. And we don't roast here, plus this is a nice take! smile.gif

The most problematic section is probably the first seconds. Here the clean sound and soft backing reveals mistakes + probably a bit of stage fright (which we see in almost every take here). To clarify - I think you are playing too fast / before-the-beat. This is a very common problem - which results in playing not sounding musical, though it can be hard explain exactly why.

When the backing kicks in loudly - I get the impression you are 'rocking away' and this conveys much more feeling. This part is more enjoyable.

I still hear missed notes in the faster parts though. The best remedy is probably to play much below what you consider to be your comfort speed - to make sure you are 100% relaxed in your whole body and not missing any notes at all.

I will give you a 5 - and I think you could quite easily bump this one up to a passing grade.

Keep up the great work!
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #754936 · Replies: 4 · Views: 556

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 30 2017, 07:42 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Monica - not only is your t-shirt amazing but your progress is mind blowing!

No biggies here - this is very enjoyable. Icing on the cake for me would be if you could be as laid back as Darius on the soft section (0:30). Here, Darius is most of the time beginning the licks on the beat or even slightly before - and then ends them with a laid back, behind-the-beat, feeling. This is subtle but creates a really musical push-pull feeling.

Other than that you might struggle getting the same dynamics from your pickups/guitar - which could explain why Darius' sound seems more reactive to picking dynamics - going from almost clean to obvious distortion in the high end.

This is a killer take - you get a 9 from me!
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #754935 · Replies: 4 · Views: 432

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 26 2017, 08:56 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Nice!

I notice improvements on all areas, bending is a bit more on pitch and I can tell you are focusing on nailing the rhythm part more on time. It feels to me like you are mostly ahead of the beat when trying to play on time - this is very common in REC takes. Basically the more you actively think about playing correctly on time, the more likely you are to play ahead of the beat - which does not sound that good.

The progress is obvious though so this time you get a 5 from instead! Well done!

Btw have I commented on your T-shirts? They absolutely rock!! biggrin.gif
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #754864 · Replies: 5 · Views: 598

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 25 2017, 03:15 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Beautiful Ken!!

Merry Christmas GMC!
  Forum: CHILL OUT · Post Preview: #754846 · Replies: 7 · Views: 409

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 08:16 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Very nice!

No biggies to comment on here. I could sometimes hear a missed note in the faster passages - but nothing that would affect my overall musical impression.

As you know, the big thing which I usually comment on with your takes - is to groove with the music and try to not think about playing correctly / avoiding mistakes. I still believe this is what's needed for one of your REC takes to sound truly pro. Perhaps you could revisit an old lesson you know really well by now - and see if you can play it without thinking too much?

On a final note it sounds like Steph's sound is more compressed thank yours - this can certainly can make the faster runs easier to play. This is especially true for clean sounds.

Keep up the amazing work - you get an 8 from me!
  Forum: REC · Post Preview: #754753 · Replies: 4 · Views: 457

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 08:05 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Agreed - neither is a long term solution.

If you can let us know specifically what problems you experience on safari it would be very helpful.
  Forum: GMC site feedback & suggestions · Post Preview: #754752 · Replies: 3 · Views: 560

Kristofer Dahl
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 12:09 PM


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.444
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2


Yes, getting rid of flash has been urgent for many years - and the fact that we have not yet is highly unfortunate.

If you browse the site with a mobile unit, or safari (macos) - you will get served an old html5 player instead. All other (desktop) browsers still get to see the flash player.

I will check if maybe we can get a direct update from our developer to know the current development status. I have been getting indications recently we are closing in.
  Forum: GMC site feedback & suggestions · Post Preview: #754747 · Replies: 3 · Views: 560

344 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

New Posts  New Replies
No New Posts  No New Replies
Hot topic  Hot Topic (New)
No new  Hot Topic (No New)
Poll  Poll (New)
No new votes  Poll (No New)
Closed  Locked Topic
Moved  Moved Topic
 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th January 2018 - 12:06 PM