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Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 20 2019, 02:23 PM
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Hi Rockyrhoads! 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?
- Favourite 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.


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post Nov 22 2019, 12:58 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 20 2019, 01:23 PM) *
Hi Rockyrhoads! 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?
- Favourite 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.


Thanks for having me Gab!

1) I played guitar continuously from 1982- 1992 (yeah I am old tongue.gif ) and had to move on to other things when the arrival of grunge ruined my music prospects playing the music I love. It was then very hard to find the time to get back into it. I did some part time teaching over the years and have spent a lot of time getting my music theory up to scratch but , aside from the last few weeks , I really haven't played in 25 years.

2) I like technically strong players who play tastefully, but don't mind shred in context.

Super Famous : EVH , Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore, Malmsteen, Satriani , Vai , Vinnie Moore , Schenker, Schon , Lukather , Sambora(early), Gilmour

A Little Less Famous : Jake E Lee , Dann Huff, John Sykes, Tristan Avakian, John Petrucci, Criss Oliva, Chris Degarmo , Nuno Bettencourt, Pete Lesperance , John Norum , George Lynch , Mike Slamer , Marc Diglio , Pat Simmons , Kiko Loureiro , Jeff Waters , Marty Friedman , Doug Aldrich , Akira Takasaki , Steve Harris (Shy), Dan Wexler , Jim Matheos , Zakk Wylde (with Ozzy) , Harry Cody , George Marinos

My name is Rocky and I am a musicaholic smile.gif


3) Goals : to get back my hand strength/chops and work on phrasing/improv (ie using the theory knowledge to produce tasty sounds........moving well across the fretboard without getting stuck in patterns etc..)


4) Within 5 years I want to be a very good player and teaching.


5) I can practice for 1-2 hrs per day

6) many years ago I played live in a covers band but these days likely to be limited to jam trax. It would be hard to put together a band where I live and find time to rehearse , but you never know I guess.

7) strong point is general knowledge/theory (although I still have a lot to learn) - weakness is lack of recent playing and losing strength and ability to improvise well. Amongst other things I need to work on triads/arpeggios.

8) I understand theory quite well and can talk pretty fluently in terms of CAGED/modes/3nps etc......I would say my theory knowledge is intermedate rather than advanced. Still plenty to learn.

9) I can record video but need to work on sound. I actually have a Yamaha THX amp that works as an interface and also have a Scarlett Focusrite + mic etc.....but have no idea how to record using this stuff lol. Never got around to figuring it out .


Will need to work on the video side of things.

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Hi mate!! Thanks for your info!!

That's a cool list of guitarists. I like most of them (maybe all of them!). I think that you could start with any lesson from Ben Higgins archive and record if to let me check your current level. What do you think?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Ben-Higgins/





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post Nov 24 2019, 03:07 PM
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I will do my best - just need to find some time to test out the recording side of things. I will find a way to get something that at least shows you about where I am at.

How long it takes will depend whether I send my guitar in for some work. THe intonation on the top string is totally off - open strings sound fine but when I fret it bad things happen lol.

I will be back asap ...........perhaps a little out of tune smile.gif

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Hi mate! thanks for your update!

If your strings aren’t old, you can try by adjusting pitch by yourself. Calibrating only one string can be easy, there are lots of tutorials on youtube.

Looking forward your stuff!


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