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Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 1 2019, 06:50 PM

Hello friends!

We are constantly working on new lessons so it's a good idea to ask....

Do you have any lesson requests? smile.gif

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 1 2019, 09:58 PM

I don't know how it would work but after watching the video below I think it would be great for some lessons where an instructor could be Paul Gilbert and the student could feed off him.

Maybe it could be a series starting with a single chord jam moving up to full progressions. For beginners a countdown to chord changes would be good, something like "change to D two three four now". The countdown to chord changes could be on the downloadable backing track so students can record over it in their DAW, there could also be backing without the cues to cord changes for when the student is ready.

https://youtu.be/xYpzAw0IiCM

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 3 2019, 04:24 PM

That's a cool idea Phil. I love Paul's approach to phrasing and rhythm. He has become a monster on it in the last years.

I think that this could be a very good idea for Kris Jam School. For now I think that this lesson is the closer to this:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Jam-School-Motivic-Development/

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 1 2019, 05:58 PM) *
Maybe it could be a series starting with a single chord jam moving up to full progressions. For beginners a countdown to chord changes would be good, something like "change to D two three for now". The countdown to chord changes could be on the downloadable backing track so students can record over it in their DAW, there could also be backing without the cues to cord changes for when the student is ready.


Excellent ideas here. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 3 2019, 08:32 PM

I really hope this can become something Gab, maybe various instructors could give it a go to add different flavours etc. It could be a really really enjoyable aspect to GMC and the closest thing that people who don't have guitar playing friends will get to a call and response jam session. It could be a section all on its own somewhere on GMC in different styles, it would be a great break from normal practise when students are feeling a little bored or are struggling with something and need to cut loose a little cool.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 4 2019, 01:49 PM

Yes, we will definitely work on something. Thanks again Phil!!


Any other ideas, concepts, bands or guitarists to cover?

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 4 2019, 03:13 PM

How about lessons concentrating on using the various scales, penta, major, minor etc but along the neck rather than boxes like Satriani and Vai. Obviously not whole solos but sections of solos.
The series could concentrate on one string first then onto playing across two and onto three.
Two songs that spring to mind using this are Flying In A Blue Dream and For The Love Of God.

I know we can explore these ourselves but not all students are that way inclined and it may just open up avenues for them that encourages them to explore wink.gif

Just some brainstorming ideas for you wink.gif

Posted by: Lukasz Drazek Jul 7 2019, 11:42 AM

Hi,

My ideas:
- more Tony McAlpine,
- pop song in metal style,
- culture club - chameleon

another idea is cover song in 180 degrees:
example is culture club - in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUYn7tfyppc version

Posted by: Caelumamittendum Jul 7 2019, 11:54 AM

While very obscure, I've always wanted a lesson in the style of Psychotic Waltz biggrin.gif




Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 7 2019, 03:37 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 4 2019, 11:13 AM) *
How about lessons concentrating on using the various scales, penta, major, minor etc but along the neck rather than boxes like Satriani and Vai. Obviously not whole solos but sections of solos.
The series could concentrate on one string first then onto playing across two and onto three.
Two songs that spring to mind using this are Flying In A Blue Dream and For The Love Of God.

I know we can explore these ourselves but not all students are that way inclined and it may just open up avenues for them that encourages them to explore wink.gif

Just some brainstorming ideas for you wink.gif



Great brainstorming Phil!! I like these ideas. smile.gif

QUOTE (Lukasz Drazek @ Jul 7 2019, 07:42 AM) *
Hi,

My ideas:
- more Tony McAlpine,
- pop song in metal style,
- culture club - chameleon

another idea is cover song in 180 degrees:
example is culture club - in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUYn7tfyppc version



Cool Lukasz! Thanks mate!

Do you have any example for "pop song in metal style"?



QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jul 7 2019, 07:54 AM) *
While very obscure, I've always wanted a lesson in the style of Psychotic Waltz biggrin.gif






Good idea Cael! Thanks!!

Posted by: Lukasz Drazek Jul 7 2019, 03:55 PM

QUOTE
Do you have any example for "pop song in metal style"?


Hmm,
For example i found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMVWXC17wwA

Another idea is go for any very known theme for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0a7RDPkM8

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 7 2019, 05:07 PM

QUOTE (Lukasz Drazek @ Jul 7 2019, 11:55 AM) *
Hmm,
For example i found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMVWXC17wwA

Another idea is go for any very known theme for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0a7RDPkM8



Ah now I got it! I'm not completely sure if we are able to do this due to copyright issues. It's a cool idea but I'll ask Kris about it.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 12 2019, 06:40 PM

Any more requests guys? smile.gif

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 12 2019, 08:21 PM

This video is far too advanced for me but, how about lessons covering this kind of thing but starting really simple. The concept starts at 1:00 and his examples start at 2:00

https://youtu.be/f4c0Bt9KmFQ

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 13 2019, 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 12 2019, 04:21 PM) *
This video is far too advanced for me but, how about lessons covering this kind of thing but starting really simple. The concept starts at 1:00 and his examples start at 2:00

https://youtu.be/f4c0Bt9KmFQ



That's a great video. I love Paul's approach to Rhythm, and this video is just from the first years when he started to focus on this topics. I've seen him doing amazing rhythm jams on a live clinic here in Buenos Aires the last year.

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 13 2019, 06:10 PM

There's one from much earlier when he had long hair, it was on VHS video and he trapped out rhythms on his thighs and then played licks in the same rhythm, I have searched for it but can't find it anywhere. sad.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 14 2019, 07:12 AM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 13 2019, 02:10 PM) *
There's one from much earlier when he had long hair, it was on VHS video and he trapped out rhythms on his thighs and then played licks in the same rhythm, I have searched for it but can't find it anywhere. sad.gif



I think that you'll enjoy this:



Posted by: Phil66 Jul 14 2019, 09:56 AM

Thanks for sharing Gab, that part at 4:43-5:22 ohmy.gif That's it right there, where there's no backing but you can seriously tap your foot to it.

6:47-7:10 brilliant,

9:22-9:35 that's me.


I haven't had chance to watch it all but I will

Cheers buddy

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 14 2019, 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 14 2019, 05:56 AM) *
Thanks for sharing Gab, that part at 4:43-5:22 ohmy.gif That's it right there, where there's no backing but you can seriously tap your foot to it.

6:47-7:10 brilliant,

9:22-9:35 that's me.


I haven't had chance to watch it all but I will

Cheers buddy



He says that he mostly thinks on rhythm and tone when playing. I can really hear it.

Posted by: Farine54 Jul 21 2019, 09:54 AM

Hi,

Rythm guitar lesson will be cool, there're not a lot.
And more musical style because currently many are oriented metal or guitar hero or this kind

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 21 2019, 12:01 PM

Yeah rhythm would be good, I bet a lot of us neglect chords.

Also rhythm and lead combined like this with explanations and suggestions on which notes to play. We've touched on this in my thread but some lessons for REC would be great wink.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoE0PQNjW9Q&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 21 2019, 07:05 PM

Great ideas guys!! Please keep this coming.


Farine, I have many musical rhythm lessons in my archive. Most of them are “in the style of” lessons. Have you seen them? Do you refer to other type of lesson?

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 24 2019, 08:57 AM

One thing I struggle wirh is applying the same lucks to different backings.

There are many of Todd's Quick Licks that I think I'll try and use but I can't. If I come up with licks over a certain backing and try to play them over another backing of the same tempo but with a different feel, even two 12 bar backings, I struggle. It's as though the backing track controls my playing uniquely to that track.

Maybe a lesson with a few licks over three different backings, I think this is another one that could be a box set maybe.

It could maybe also cover communing licks so they don't just sound like musical "paint by numbers".

Thanks for asking us all about this Gab, nice one wink.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 24 2019, 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 24 2019, 04:57 AM) *
One thing I struggle wirh is applying the same lucks to different backings.

There are many of Todd's Quick Licks that I think I'll try and use but I can't. If I come up with licks over a certain backing and try to play them over another backing of the same tempo but with a different feel, even two 12 bar backings, I struggle. It's as though the backing track controls my playing uniquely to that track.

Maybe a lesson with a few licks over three different backings, I think this is another one that could be a box set maybe.

It could maybe also cover communing licks so they don't just sound like musical "paint by numbers".

Thanks for asking us all about this Gab, nice one wink.gif



That's a good idea Phil. Thanks for all this cool suggestions.

However, I think that this is more like a community workout than a GMC lesson. Maybe we can share a lick, with some suggested backings and ask students to adapt the lick to them. Then, the instructor shares his take on it.

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 24 2019, 03:20 PM

That could be good Gab, kind of a gradually progressing workshop over some weeks?

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 24 2019, 04:09 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 24 2019, 11:20 AM) *
That could be good Gab, kind of a gradually progressing workshop over some weeks?



We can try it. I wonder if this is a common issue for GMCers, or if we should just work on this at your personal mentoring program.

Posted by: Phil66 Jul 24 2019, 04:21 PM

I think maybe you should ask everyone via the forum buddy, I am currently swamped with things to practise, bad techniques to correct, things to unlearn and new things to learn I'm already overwhelmed to be honest laugh.gif

Posted by: Farine54 Jul 24 2019, 06:06 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 21 2019, 08:05 PM) *
Great ideas guys!! Please keep this coming.


Farine, I have many musical rhythm lessons in my archive. Most of them are “in the style of” lessons. Have you seen them? Do you refer to other type of lesson?


Hi, I never look like this (oupsss sorry), Phil's example was a good example

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 25 2019, 02:44 PM

QUOTE (Farine54 @ Jul 24 2019, 02:06 PM) *
Hi, I never look like this (oupsss sorry), Phil's example was a good example



here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Gabriel-Leopardi/

Let me know what you find!

Posted by: Adam Jul 25 2019, 03:08 PM

I think a weekly workshop is a great idea. A simple and short task one can practice on freely throughout the week or longer, if needed is nice and because it's short it's easier to focus on execution instead of memorizing the patterns.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Jul 27 2019, 09:27 PM

QUOTE (Adam @ Jul 25 2019, 11:08 AM) *
I think a weekly workshop is a great idea. A simple and short task one can practice on freely throughout the week or longer, if needed is nice and because it's short it's easier to focus on execution instead of memorizing the patterns.



What topic? Technique? Licks? Scales?

Posted by: Adam Aug 1 2019, 04:05 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 27 2019, 09:27 PM) *
What topic? Technique? Licks? Scales?

I can't think of a good answer. I mean I shouldn't bring in my personal flaws because these are different for everyone. But maybe a bit of scales, a bit of technique and some rhythm exercises, kind of like Todd's Quick Licks Workshop has different sections. But maybe others have a better suggestion.

Posted by: Phil66 Aug 1 2019, 04:51 PM

QUOTE (Adam @ Aug 1 2019, 03:05 PM) *
I can't think of a good answer. I mean I shouldn't bring in my personal flaws because these are different for everyone. But maybe a bit of scales, a bit of technique and some rhythm exercises, kind of like Todd's Quick Licks Workshop has different sections. But maybe others have a better suggestion.


Is good to bring in your personal flaws buddy, that's your experience and you can bet many users who stay in the shadows will have the same issues so, please tell Gab what would be good for you wink.gif

Cheers

Phil

Posted by: Adam Aug 1 2019, 05:54 PM

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 1 2019, 04:51 PM) *
Is good to bring in your personal flaws buddy, that's your experience and you can bet many users who stay in the shadows will have the same issues so, please tell Gab what would be good for you wink.gif

Cheers

Phil

Then I guess the ones I mentioned above. If that helps anyone I'll be more than happy smile.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Aug 9 2019, 07:08 PM

QUOTE (Adam @ Aug 1 2019, 12:05 PM) *
I can't think of a good answer. I mean I shouldn't bring in my personal flaws because these are different for everyone. But maybe a bit of scales, a bit of technique and some rhythm exercises, kind of like Todd's Quick Licks Workshop has different sections. But maybe others have a better suggestion.



This really helps Adam, thanks for your suggestion mate!

Posted by: Phil66 Aug 9 2019, 10:08 PM

How about lessons that really concentrate on different note values, like we discussed in my mentoring thread.

Posted by: jstcrsn Aug 10 2019, 02:21 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 24 2019, 04:09 PM) *
We can try it. I wonder if this is a common issue for GMCers, or if we should just work on this at your personal mentoring program.

what might be needed , is how to morph a similar lick over different feeling backing tracks . I know the guys won't want to hear it , but this is were developing your ear as much as your licks is important

Posted by: Adam Sep 17 2019, 03:26 PM

Based on my yesterday's discovery, I probably need a way to unleash my creativity instead of playing in the same patterns for each Collab. It might be much more valuable than any technicality or theoretical knowledge. Is there a way to learn how to use a wider variety of licks randomly in a creative way? Kris often suggested to start playing over backing tracks but that only helps with other things, it doesn't help me use new elements to spice it up in sad.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Sep 17 2019, 05:33 PM

QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 17 2019, 11:26 AM) *
Based on my yesterday's discovery, I probably need a way to unleash my creativity instead of playing in the same patterns for each Collab. It might be much more valuable than any technicality or theoretical knowledge. Is there a way to learn how to use a wider variety of licks randomly in a creative way? Kris often suggested to start playing over backing tracks but that only helps with other things, it doesn't help me use new elements to spice it up in sad.gif



Hi Adam! Have you explored Kris Jam School series? I think that he covers this aspect of playing using different approaches, techniques and concepts.

Posted by: Adam Sep 17 2019, 06:10 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 17 2019, 04:33 PM) *
Hi Adam! Have you explored Kris Jam School series? I think that he covers this aspect of playing using different approaches, techniques and concepts.

It may be just what I'm looking for. Thank you! smile.gif

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