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Wednesday update!

As you`ve seen (and graded), some time last week went into the REC takes. I think I can better on the solo lesson by Darius, so I hope to make a new attempt at that one in not too long. Otherwise, I got great comments as usual.

I wasn`t really aware about my "wasting" movements with my right hand. Interesting thing to be aware of, but not nothing I will focus on right now, as I don`t really "need" that speed. I just wanted to finish it for REC, and find a new etude for my AP practice smile.gif

Also, I`ve been spending a lot of time on songwriting for myself and the band, so I feel like I`m in a good spot these days regarding playing time. I have apparently made some good prioritisation.

The one thing that I`m not progressing on is my improv, since I`m not doing much, not even the triad exercises the last weeks. I think I have been more focused on riffing and song writing.... and maybe that`s the correct thing right now regarding the band, not quite sure to be honest.

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Hi mate!! All great stuff here. I see that you are very focused on music and guitar and that's cool!! smile.gif

It's not an easy job to have a band, and take is seriously, compose, record, rehearse, and do all the other stuff like marketing (for example) and continue studying and practicing. I think that each person is different and you need to ask yourself if improvisation is really important at this moment, but also to think in what you want for your future. I don't have this answer, you have it.

Even the greatest guitarists can't do everything well. John Petrucci has a killer technique, and had a profesional band for lots of years. He is an amazing composer and his tone is top level. He usually says in interviews that he left the school of music to dedicate to DT and that he is not a great improviser.

On the other hand, you have Guthrie Govan who focused more on the instrument and improvisation. He has a killer technique, and is one of the most amazing rock fusion improvisers. I can't say that his strong side is composing songs for a band. He usually tells on interviews that composing is a very tricky part for him.

Here I'm talking about 2 masters, and 2 really different approaches. The key is to know what you really want. smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 24 2020, 02:21 PM) *
Hi mate!! All great stuff here. I see that you are very focused on music and guitar and that's cool!! smile.gif

It's not an easy job to have a band, and take is seriously, compose, record, rehearse, and do all the other stuff like marketing (for example) and continue studying and practicing. I think that each person is different and you need to ask yourself if improvisation is really important at this moment, but also to think in what you want for your future. I don't have this answer, you have it.

Even the greatest guitarists can't do everything well. John Petrucci has a killer technique, and had a profesional band for lots of years. He is an amazing composer and his tone is top level. He usually says in interviews that he left the school of music to dedicate to DT and that he is not a great improviser.

On the other hand, you have Guthrie Govan who focused more on the instrument and improvisation. He has a killer technique, and is one of the most amazing rock fusion improvisers. I can't say that his strong side is composing songs for a band. He usually tells on interviews that composing is a very tricky part for him.

Here I'm talking about 2 masters, and 2 really different approaches. The key is to know what you really want. smile.gif


Damn, that is some amazing examples of even the great champs not being able to master everything. Thanks for that perspective smile.gif

Having some momentum with the band, as well as being very inspired by the Riffhard podcast, I think I`m going to opt with riffing and fundamentals for the time being, to make sure I`m rock steady when we start recording (and maybe play live, depending on the pandemic).

I will also keep doing solo lessons and supporting technical exercises, as well as just learning cool songs in general, of which I have done far too little in "my career". But for improv, I won`t spend much time on it for the time being.

I guess this is the part of "growing up" and playing music as a hobby while wanting it to be good: Gotta make some prioritizations, and you can`t have it all. It`s tempting to regret my teenage years, where I should have played more guitar than video games, but then again, at least I did play biggrin.gif

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I totally agree with you. We need to prioritize, but what you need to enjoy is the fact that you have a passion, and that you have many clear goals to achieve. There is many people who don't. And don't worry about those "wasted" video games years, the key is your present and your future.

I haven't listen to many Riffhard episodes, but I've enjoyed the ones that I've heard. I also enjoy The Guitar Hour ones. Have you ever read Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar books?

Regarding focusing on your band... in my own experience, I could say that I had different stages in my music life, and this is veryrelated to my band experiences. From 11 to 14, I was just trying to play songs on guitar. From 15 to 17 I've focus a lot on technique, I wanted to be the next Yngwie Malmsteen laugh.gif . At the age of 17, I started playing on a profesional progresive metal band, so I have to get gear, and train my rhythm skills a lot! After that, I got into improvisation (mostly with a private teacher), then composition theory (other teacher). When I was 21, I formed my own band, and that's when I stopped playing guitar all day, and got into composition & production. I've tried to keep my practice routines, but I mostly focused on songwriting, recording, mixing (I as also studying this at the University). So I can say that during my 20's, I didn't evolve to much on guitar, but I evolved as a musician. In the last years, I've focused much more on guitar again.

This is just a part of all the things that I've done, but maybe you can get some inspiration from my music phases. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 27 2020, 04:05 PM) *
I totally agree with you. We need to prioritize, but what you need to enjoy is the fact that you have a passion, and that you have many clear goals to achieve. There is many people who don't. And don't worry about those "wasted" video games years, the key is your present and your future.

I haven't listen to many Riffhard episodes, but I've enjoyed the ones that I've heard. I also enjoy The Guitar Hour ones. Have you ever read Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar books?

Regarding focusing on your band... in my own experience, I could say that I had different stages in my music life, and this is veryrelated to my band experiences. From 11 to 14, I was just trying to play songs on guitar. From 15 to 17 I've focus a lot on technique, I wanted to be the next Yngwie Malmsteen laugh.gif . At the age of 17, I started playing on a profesional progresive metal band, so I have to get gear, and train my rhythm skills a lot! After that, I got into improvisation (mostly with a private teacher), then composition theory (other teacher). When I was 21, I formed my own band, and that's when I stopped playing guitar all day, and got into composition & production. I've tried to keep my practice routines, but I mostly focused on songwriting, recording, mixing (I as also studying this at the University). So I can say that during my 20's, I didn't evolve to much on guitar, but I evolved as a musician. In the last years, I've focused much more on guitar again.

This is just a part of all the things that I've done, but maybe you can get some inspiration from my music phases. biggrin.gif



I have not read GG`s books. Will look them up, thanks!

Your guitar career sounds similar to a lot of the players on the said podcast: Focusing a lot on technique in their teens while having time and not having to pay rent, then gradually growing as a musician and everything else in the 20s. I guess I should be glad I after all practiced some technique in my teens, such that _that_ is not the biggest hassle now, so I think I got a decent base, for having a non musical degree and job, so I shouldn`t compare myself to full time musicians. Or said better, one should not compare musicians anyways smile.gif

And it is awesome to feel that I still can learn new stuff! I wanted to learn this one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8yqKqNLuQg...nel=KeithMerrow - For a really long time, and the last weeks I have been able to by ear only, so that feels good! Will share a cover video once I get it up to speed.

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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Sep 27 2020, 05:34 PM) *
. Or said better, one should not compare musicians anyways smile.gif


Can't agree more. We can hear other stories for inspiration, but each of us has its own journey and that's what makes us unique.


QUOTE (mhskeide @ Sep 27 2020, 05:34 PM) *
And it is awesome to feel that I still can learn new stuff! I wanted to learn this one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8yqKqNLuQg...nel=KeithMerrow - For a really long time, and the last weeks I have been able to by ear only, so that feels good! Will share a cover video once I get it up to speed.


Cool riffs!!!


I'd like to share 2 off topics videos, but that I think are related to what we are talking in any sense.

This one starting at 9:08 (the whole vid is cool but I refer to that 5 years segments concept)



And this rule



Enjoy! smile.gif

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will take a look! I don`t really have any new updates this week, besides having written a lot of riffs for the band, and riffing practice in general. Can really feel some difference in my right hand attack and stamina, which is awesome!

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will take a look! I don`t really have any new updates this week, besides having written a lot of riffs for the band, and riffing practice in general. Can really feel some difference in my right hand attack and stamina, which is awesome!



Nice!! Those are great news. Keep on rocking. biggrin.gif

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Notn much new this last week. A lot of work and non-musical stuff keeping me busy, but luckily an open weekend coming up, so hoping to share more then!

Also, I`ve ordered my first fan fret guitar blink.gif
The one from Harley Benton (Thomann`s own brand) which is dirt cheap, but has good reviews for the price, so I`m very curious to try that out, both in terms of the guitar itself and how the fan feels (25.5-27").

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Hi mate! Thanks for the update and congrats on your new guitar coming! smile.gif

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Warning, long post

Ran through the entire mentor thread yesterday, and I cannot believe it has already been over a year already since we reset it (scrapped the old mentor thread). So I guess this can be called sort of a "1 year progress reflection".

The general tone seems to be me being over ambitions compared to time available, which is a bad habit of nature of mine. I guess I aim high, and tend to fall back on 80% of my goal, which is actually not that bad in the bigger perspective.

That said, looking back at my goals when restarting the mentoring, it said:
- Getting small things done (vibrato, bending, dynamics)
- Writing more music
- Doing a lot of RECs
- Learning licks/solos

I consider the two first the most important ones. They are goals that one can say never is completed, but comparing to 1 year ago, I think my vibrato/dynamics/bending have improved somewhat. Also, I have written way more the last year than previous years, as I am now in 2 bands, so I must say I`m satisfied there as well, even though it could be even more!

I have not done terribly many RECs, but at least some. And some challenging ones, like the pop funk rhythm, which was brand new! So maybe 1 REC per month is a goal going forward, and that being something targeting a desired area.

Have hardly learned any new licks or solos apart from the REC things, as riffing and rhythm have been the priority the last months. And I want to keep that the priority as well, throughout this last quarter of 2020.

Going forwards

I have revisited your earlier suggestion for a practice plan, and divided it into two plans which I will alternate:

# Plan A
- 5 min warm up
- 10 min Alternate picking
- 10 min Rhythm/riffing
- 5-15 min improv/chord work (primarily chord work, with the assumption of it improving the improv).

# Plan B
- 10 min warm up which includes some picking etudes as well, but not at the same intensity as in A
- 10 min legato / hybrid picking / trills (Not sure how to subdivide, but the goal is to improve all throughout a month)
- 10-15 min rhythm/riffing

This is supposed to be an aid for me in busy days, as a way to at least play 30 minutes, even though I might not be inspired to write something myself. Also, the days where I DO HAVE inspiration to write, writing will always trump other practice.

I will also aim to write something for myself (not band) every other week. Nothing big, but maybe some chords or riff in a simple structure. Hopefully with some self programmed drums after a while.

Also, I will try to learn more songs than GMC-lessons, as I have rediscovered the love of playing music I really dig! and as mentioned, do at least 1 REC per month to target a focus area.

Soloing is sort of on hold for the moment. Not as in "I want solo no more", but I`ll rather play good rhythm!

Some awaited "works in progress

https://youtu.be/oJxte5f_eo0

I have Master Of Puppets with downpicking at 85% in this video. Not very good, but on other days it is tighter. I struggle with 90%, but my technique feels alright. So unless you have any suggestions for improving my technique, I`ll just keep on with minor bpm increments

https://youtu.be/e-nE0wdSQ2E

I have had this etude on my WIP list FOREVER! I had it on 130bpm some weeks ago, but it feel again when not practicing regularly. Also, as feedback suggested on my other videos, I feel I`m "wasting" a lot of movement on my right hand. You agree? How can I do changes to something as fundamental as my right hand? ohmy.gif

https://youtu.be/mABPmvH2EYY

This is basically just to show some work in progress on the Merrow-song. It is originally at 110 bpm, and I can play it fairly well at 100bpm. However, this is 104bpm, as a lot of the errors implies. Those slides from 5th to 11th fret and back are hard! Also, the cheap as multi scale (Harley Benton) is as expected...not really an inspiring instrument tongue.gif

Phuuuui...
that was a long ass post. I`ll try to film more with my mobile forward such that I can share more often. The hassle of going through a proper camera and Logic Pro for better quality makes me avoid it usually, but high quality is not the point of WIP videos anyways.

Looking forward to hear your thought and comments. I know I won`t get more out of you than I put in, and I need to put in more smile.gif


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Hi mate! This is a GREAT post!

I think that reviewing the thread is a very good idea and your thoughts are very positive for your own progress, and also for our work here together.

I must say that I agree with everything you said, and that your plan sounds perfect. It's interesting to know that you achieved 80% of the goals. I think that it's not a problem to be ambitious regarding things to cover, if it keeps you moving and motivated. Maybe if you set a higher 100%, your 80% can be higher. In other words, we usually achieve the 80% of what we expect.. this is not confirmed, but that's what I think.

The technique short routines sound very promising. Even practicing 30 minutes of well focused exercises can make a big difference.

Regarding your videos...

- Master of puppets is on the right track! Try to make your right hand movement smaller to be able to play it faster.

- Etude: I agree that your right hand movement can be a lot smaller, I feel the same with your let hand here. How to make it smaller? Practicing in smaller blocks, very small focusing on making movement the more economic possible. Separate hands, work on one hand, then the other, and finally connect both (kiko loureiro's style)

- Merrow cover: It's awesome to see how economic your movements are in this video.

I think that your cellphone videos are perfect for this purpose.

Ok mate, I think that we had a very positive new mentoring year, I'm proud of you. Congrats!!!



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 22 2020, 02:58 PM) *
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I must say that I agree with everything you said, and that your plan sounds perfect. It's interesting to know that you achieved 80% of the goals. I think that it's not a problem to be ambitious regarding things to cover, if it keeps you moving and motivated. Maybe if you set a higher 100%, your 80% can be higher. In other words, we usually achieve the 80% of what we expect.. this is not confirmed, but that's what I think.

The technique short routines sound very promising. Even practicing 30 minutes of well focused exercises can make a big difference.

Regarding your videos...

- Master of puppets is on the right track! Try to make your right hand movement smaller to be able to play it faster.

- Etude: I agree that your right hand movement can be a lot smaller, I feel the same with your let hand here. How to make it smaller? Practicing in smaller blocks, very small focusing on making movement the more economic possible. Separate hands, work on one hand, then the other, and finally connect both (kiko loureiro's style)

- Merrow cover: It's awesome to see how economic your movements are in this video.

I think that your cellphone videos are perfect for this purpose.

Ok mate, I think that we had a very positive new mentoring year, I'm proud of you. Congrats!!!



Thanks a lot! Regarding the 80% - It`s not necessarily that accurate, but I have the same philosophy as you suggest - It doesn`t matter if I don`t reach all of my goals, as long as I am satisfied and keep setting new and some even higher goals, and with that implicitly also raising my own bar smile.gif

I`ll try to reduce my hand movement in some workouts in the near future!

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Still mainly practicing my metal rhythms. It`s been a busy few weeks, so I cannot play "for my self" everyday, hence I find it hard to do anything but maintain my current downpicking speed. But at least maintaining is something. I have been looking for a suitable GMC lesson to do some rhythm stuff and I found this, which I`ll be attemping within november: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pantera-Style-Riffs/

Also, we are finally going to a proper studio for 3 days in 3 weeks to record 3-5 songs for our band! This is not the band where I am the sole riff writer, so a lot of simple one string riffs, but it still fun to be in a proper band smile.gif You can check out one of our songs here: https://soundcloud.com/braadypt/nag/s-qJRhfzUopQ8 (norwegian lyrics though)

I plan to sit down with the bass player and a metronome the week before and work out all the small details and nuances in our playing, such that most of the time in studio can go to experimenting with tone, add layers etc.

I think this is my first "serious" studio session, so I am very eager and a bit nervous (in a good way). Any rookie tips? smile.gif

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Hi mate!! Great stuff here! Thanks for the practice update.

I'm checking your song while writing here. GREAT riffing and style man. I like how your language sounds. I believe that more European bands should record in their native languages, it makes it sound fresh.

Great to know that you are going to record at the studio! These are some tips that come to mind now:

- Pitch/Tuning: One of the main problems that we find when recording at the studio is tuning. Guitars are not our best friends in this sense, so you need to be sure that your guitar is calibrated, and that the string gauge is the right for your tuning.

- Record your self at home playing the songs and check if everything sound perfectly tuned. Sometimes we press too hard with our left hand and tuning is not precise.

- Besides tuning, Timing is the second most important element when recording. Train your rhythm skills, practice over the drums and be sure that you are playing tight.

- Record a direct out dry take so you can Reamp in the case it's needed.

- Use the less distortion possible. It always makes everything sound better.

- Using a overdrive like tube screamer before the amp usually shapes the sound in a cool way.

- And the most important thing, enjoy the experience. You'll never forget it. smile.gif

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