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Matt23
post Oct 11 2008, 10:12 PM
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Hey Ivan, im currently doing your Acoustic Delta Blues Lesson 1. In the second video where you play the bass note E, and the Bb with the A grace note in the melody, im not sure how to play it. The grace note comes before the beat so i do i play the grace note then hit the bass note the moment i hammer on, or i do i play the bass note at the same time as the grace note?

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Oct 13 2008, 03:28 PM
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Hey mate, sorry for not answering you sooner, I was out of town giggin.

This question has perfect sense. You have to pick the A grace note with the E note on the low E string, and then move on to Bb. In fact that grace not is practically just a fast hammer on. The way you can practice it is to first very slowly pick both E and A open strings and then just hammer on the Bb. As soon as you speed it up it will sound like a grace note.

I hope this helps mate. Ask freely if you have any more troubles, I'm here to help. Cheers. smile.gif


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post Oct 15 2008, 03:39 PM
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Hey,

Thx for all the great lessons. I trying for the first time to record some songs (i finally managed to install cubase and Ezdrummer on my computer).

My goal is to make some (trash)metal songs but i decided to take step by step. I'm practicing your songwriting (songwriting lessons link)
lessons with the scale and chords you use and try with different also with chords and scale. It works great and i'm starting to get some songs.

Are there other chord progressions I can use? I now a few blues progressions but are there common rock or metal progressions?

If you find the time: a other songwritinglesson (with the background information) would be great

Thx Pio Jr.

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post Oct 15 2008, 06:51 PM
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Hey man, thanks for kind words, I 'm very glad my lesson could help you in any way. smile.gif

Regarding chord progressions, there are various combinations that you can use. Since you play metal, you might wanna keep things simple, by not playing the third in the chord, instead just play all power chords. For example in songwriting lesson, instead of doing whole chords, you can only fret root and fifth. I think the good way to learn chord progressions is to analyze the songs you like. Look on the internet some song, find out what chords are being used and figure out the key the song is in. Then you can see what chord has what roman numeral, as I teach in the lesson. You can basically take the roman numbers from a lesson and write them down on a paper like this:

I - V - V - VI - II - V - V - IV
I - III - IV - V - II - III - IV - V

or ANY kind of pattern you can think of, there are a lot of combinations. Then you play then on guitar and see if they sound good. If they sound good, then you got yourself a good progression to base your song on.

If you do find some progression and you aren't quite sure how what theory lies behind it, you can post it here and I will try to help as much as I can mate.
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post Oct 26 2008, 12:36 PM
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Hey Ivan,

first of all thanks for all the great lessons, they are extremely useful and I'm learning mindblowing fast. smile.gif

I've got one question though: How do you make the little noise for example before a large bend? Do you palm mute it with your right hand or do you use your left hand? Pavel explained it a bit but I still didn't get it right. Just a matter of practice? smile.gif

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post Oct 26 2008, 08:34 PM
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Hey man, thanks for kind words, I'm glad the lessons can help you in any way smile.gif

Regarding that lesson, it's a raking noise, where I simply strumm the strings above the fretted one, and mute them. I use both right and left hand, depending on the situation and position, you can try both ways really.


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post Oct 30 2008, 09:38 PM
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Hi Ivan,

I'm currently working with Slow Blues Solo in B minor. I'm still practicing, but I already know the hardest part (for me that is). In the riff near the end (video 7) there is a jump between 2 positions: from d note on the B-string with the index finger to fis note on the E-string with the ring finger.

I just can't get that done "full speed". Is there any way to practice this effectively? Or another way to play it that might be easier?

Super solo by the way! Did you compose this one yourself?

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 2 2008, 05:24 PM
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Here's a video response to your question, sorry for the bad english here and there smile.gif
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post Nov 4 2008, 07:13 PM
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Hi Ivan,

Many thanks for the video response. Really super material.

I'm practicing your exercises and I'm on the right way, I think. Getting the speed right will take some effort though. I'm now first trying on lower positions, as these are easier for me. I'll keep you posted.

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 6 2008, 12:37 AM
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That's cool man, just keep the precision, and speed will come very fast. Also don't be concerned if you can't play the whole piece in full speed. I can't play a lot of things full speed and with precision, but with the right kind of feel, and if you play it smart, it will sound good. Many times when I can't play some part exactly, I tried to change it a bit, so it is easier to play, I don't find this like cheating, just don't wanna loose motivation to play the piece that's all. So if you ever find yourself in a similar position, try to do the same, regardless of the piece.


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post Feb 6 2009, 07:56 PM
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Hey Ivan! smile.gif

After digging through your Blues Groove Library Part 1 my blues playing really improved and I'm really happy with that. biggrin.gif But I just can't get ex. 7 right. Would you mind loading up a little video explaining it? Because I'm afraid I wouldn't understand it just by getting told how to do to it. unsure.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 6 2009, 09:59 PM
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Sure mate, will do it by the end of a weekend. Will notify you via PM when it's done. Cheers! smile.gif


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