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Great update Phil!! I'm glad to know that your ear is getting better and better! smile.gif

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Thanks Gab,

I'm really amazed at how my ear is improving smile.gif and am looking forward to it translating to my playing eventually. I'm still struggling to follow the chords but now it's not so much hearing the changes but I'm always thinking, "Oh shit! which chord are we on now? I've lost track f*#@". I've always had a problem remembering sequences, I'll have to find a way to overcome that huh.gif

Another quote from that book, very interesting and something I am very very guilty of not doing, even though I now have my revision folder, I still sometimes go over old ground, I can't seem to help it, it's kind of fear of losing it, but, I end up trying to fit too much in and getting frustrated mad.gif I'm not as bad as I used to be though wink.gif

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I'm glad you like to see the places I visit, and it shows that you do when you look at wiki to find out more cool.gif . Many are part of the National Trust, of which we are members and some, like Bolsover are https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/ which we aren't members but our neighbours are and often give us two for one vouchers. If you ever visit the UK and plan on visiting some of them it might be economical to buy a 1 year pass as four or five visits would cover the cost, you can use it as many times as you want, ten places in one week if you want to. You can always just join on the day and the cost of admission for that day is counted towards your annual membership wink.gif

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Interesting stuff mate! I'm enjoying that book's quotes. Very inspiring. It's always positive to do some self analysis and see what things are not contributing good things to our life.

Regarding the "National Trust" thing, I'll ask you again when I decide to visit the UK! smile.gif



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Cheers Gab,

Yeah that book is great for instructors and students of any subject, it just needs reading a few times to sink in.

Tonight was the first time my interval training didn't move forward but that had to come at some point, plus I only had around four hours sleep last night rolleyes.gif

I played along with Paul and Nathan for 20 minutes and came up with some new licks that I hadn't spotted Paul play before.

I then tried to find a way to combat my problem remembering where I am in the chord progression. For a change I used this backing from my revision folder, I played slow licks and said the name of the chord on each note I played just trying to nail the sequence into my brain wacko.gif

I didn't have time for chords, it's the old story, when time runs low, skip the chords but be sure to do everything else. huh.gif I know it's wrong as chords are 99% of any song!!!

I'll keep it going like this until my holiday in one and a half weeks where I will keep up with my ear training one way or another cool.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 9 2019, 04:55 PM) *
Cheers Gab,

Yeah that book is great for instructors and students of any subject, it just needs reading a few times to sink in.

Tonight was the first time my interval training didn't move forward but that had to come at some point, plus I only had around four hours sleep last night rolleyes.gif

I played along with Paul and Nathan for 20 minutes and came up with some new licks that I hadn't spotted Paul play before.

I then tried to find a way to combat my problem remembering where I am in the chord progression. For a change I used this backing from my revision folder, I played slow licks and said the name of the chord on each note I played just trying to nail the sequence into my brain wacko.gif

I didn't have time for chords, it's the old story, when time runs low, skip the chords but be sure to do everything else. huh.gif I know it's wrong as chords are 99% of any song!!!

I'll keep it going like this until my holiday in one and a half weeks where I will keep up with my ear training one way or another cool.gif

Cheers buddy.

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Slipping into bad habits outside the classroom HERE but have faith, with practise it will become second nature wink.gif




haha it seems that I'll never switch to "for now". I don't know why it doesn't sound good to use "for now" for me... mad.gif


Thanks for the update mate! I think that you should find a way to make the chord practice moment funny. We still need to find the best way to practice chords...


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 10 2019, 02:27 PM) *
haha it seems that I'll never switch to "for now". I don't know why it doesn't sound good to use "for now" for me... mad.gif

It's not that it doesn't sound "good" to you, it's just that you are unfamiliar with it which is also the reason you are struggling to change. Think about it like you said above, "doesn't sound good to use "for now" for me", you used "for me" with no problem, you will see how it works in English. You wouldn't say, "by me" unless you were telling someone where to put something or where to stand, so you used "for me" wink.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 10 2019, 02:27 PM) *
Thanks for the update mate! I think that you should find a way to make the chord practice moment funny. We still need to find the best way to practice chords...

".....make the chord practice moment funny." should be "make it FUN", "funny" is when one laughs at it whereas "fun" is when it is enjoyable. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/br...ar/fun-or-funny

There is also another meaning of "funny", it can mean "strange" or "odd". "I had a funny feeling about this", "It's funny that they turned up here when nobody likes them".

I do practice chords but I guess it's just one of those things, they never sound impressive or inspiring unless you're doing something like "Pinball Wizard" wink.gif cool.gif

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Hello Gab,

Further to the post above. Here is tonight's ear training. I've hit a bit of a wall but I WILL persist.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-c-with-and-without-keyboard-with-tuner-assist-10072019

Here is another noodling along with Nathan and Paul but no backing just ideas:
https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/licks-ii

Chords A7 D7 E7:
https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/12-bar

Any suggestions greatly appreciated, please give me a task to complete before my holiday, I'm struggling with improv ideas on backing tracks wink.gif smile.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 10 2019, 11:51 AM) *
It's not that it doesn't sound "good" to you, it's just that you are unfamiliar with it which is also the reason you are struggling to change. Think about it like you said above, "doesn't sound good to use "for now" for me", you used "for me" with no problem, you will see how it works in English. You wouldn't say, "by me" unless you were telling someone where to put something or where to stand, so you used "for me" wink.gif


".....make the chord practice moment funny." should be "make it FUN", "funny" is when one laughs at it whereas "fun" is when it is enjoyable. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/br...ar/fun-or-funny

There is also another meaning of "funny", it can mean "strange" or "odd". "I had a funny feeling about this", "It's funny that they turned up here when nobody likes them".

I do practice chords but I guess it's just one of those things, they never sound impressive or inspiring unless you're doing something like "Pinball Wizard" wink.gif cool.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 10 2019, 05:02 PM) *
Hello Gab,

Further to the post above. Here is tonight's ear training. I've hit a bit of a wall but I WILL persist.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/c-c-with-and-without-keyboard-with-tuner-assist-10072019

Here is another noodling along with Nathan and Paul but no backing just ideas:
https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/licks-ii

Chords A7 D7 E7:
https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/12-bar

Any suggestions greatly appreciated, please give me a task to complete before my holiday, I'm struggling with improv ideas on backing tracks wink.gif smile.gif

Cheers buddy.



Thanks for the update! I think that it's time to try all those rhythm ideas over backing tracks. It's cool to experiment without backing but it's important to see how these ideas work over backings.

About the chords, I hear tuning issues. Have you checked your guitar before recording?


Finally, I think that it can be good to work on any musical lesson, maybe a blues one? Do you have any in mind?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 11 2019, 02:00 PM) *
Thanks for the update! I think that it's time to try all those rhythm ideas over backing tracks. It's cool to experiment without backing but it's important to see how these ideas work over backings.


Thanks Gab, as I said, I struggle to put them over a backing for some reason, I get pulled along with the backing's rhythm and plod along on the beat. I've really tried to overcome this but can't see how. I try every single night to apply those ideas to the two blues backings in my revision section, I can't seem to make it happen sad.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 11 2019, 02:00 PM) *
About the chords, I hear tuning issues. Have you checked your guitar before recording?


Yes Gab, it was the same guitar that I played the licks on. Maybe it's finger pressure unsure.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 11 2019, 02:00 PM) *
Finally, I think that it can be good to work on any musical lesson, maybe a blues one? Do you have any in mind?


I have been very very casually looking at this lesson https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Poor_Man_Blues_Solo/ but haven't really got beyond the first few bars. I usually have a go at the end of my session if I have time. Maybe you know of a more inspiring one?

Here is something for you to check. I play the notes around the chord area and then the chords, can you hear tuning issues? When I play through the chords string by string the tuner says the notes are very close to 0 but I can't tell when strumming.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/chord-check

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I hear tuning issues on both chords and scales, not as important as in the previous audio but it's not tight.

Some ideas for lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Albert-King-Style/

or maybe even for more fun:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/ACDC-Y...ht-Long-Rhythm/
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Thanks Gab, and great work with "FUN" wink.gif

I'll check out those lessons ASAP.

Here is the same guitar, same strings, tuned how I always tune it. I think the previous tuning issues are my fingers because I was very very gentle with this recording and it seems pretty good to me.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/note-check

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I checked those lessons buddy but due to copyright there are no tabs available. I know the instructor explains but that will be too tedious to hold my attention. How about this? https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/blues_...ntasy_in_g-min/

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Hi Phil, I think that your guitar sound good now.

Have you ever worked on this one?

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Thanks Gab,

If that guitar sounds good to you then all of the issues are finger pressure related because I did nothing other than tune it and play the notes with an ultra light touch which I struggle to do when playing.

I haven't worked with that Gary Moore lesson, for some reason it doesn't float my boat very much, the middle bit does a bit more than the rest but if you think it will be good for me then I'll work on it.

We went HERE yesterday. Very interesting. If you follow me on Instagram you can see pics wink.gif

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Ok! So, we can go for this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/blues_...ntasy_in_g-min/

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Cheers buddy,

I'm on it.

Ear/interval training has stopped progression, do you think it would be good to do cbcacgcfcecdcc as well as what I've been doing to give my ear a bit of a kick up the ass? Or should I stick with it?

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Wow,

Well that was tricky, starting from middle C and working down I had no chance getting the lower notes. Starting from the C an octave down from middle C (I don't know what the correct term for it is) I could work my way up BUT, my voice switched to the octave above, ie, middle C upwards even though the keyboard was an octave lower. Crazy wacko.gif

I also worked on reducing the pressure when playing chords, I think this was the reason you heard tuning issues. The problem is, my hand isn't relaxed enough when making the chord shape and I think, subconsciously I'm fretting hard to make the fretboard stop my fingers from springing back to their "home" position. I guess my hands aren't supple enough, I need to work on that. i posted a question on the forum HERE.

Did some improvising trying a more rhythmic approach, didn't do very well, needs a LOT of work. This is why I think I need to learn more lessons to get some ammunition wink.gif

Made a start on the Phantasy lesson.

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Hi Phil! Thanks for the update! I can see you focused and working hard. There is nothing to add here, just keep on experimenting and your diary training.

Regarding fingers pressure, I think that I've already shared with you those videos by Kiko Loureiro and Rick Graham talking about this topic. Am I right?



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Thanks Gab,

Yes the Kiko one but not the Rick Graham one, I need to work more on it I think, the shapes still aren't natural to me, maybe my hands are tense from manual work for nine hours per day?

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