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post Jan 31 2008, 01:11 PM
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Hi All !! I am so glad i found this site. It has revived my passion for playing the guitar. I used to be in a local metal band as a vocalist/rhythm guitarist some 6 years back (played for 2 odd years). Playing downstrokes riffs with a million mistakes was/is my speciality smile.gif And have never played a solo in my life.

I quit playing then but now after 6 yrs i have picked it up again, only after finding this fantastic site. My focus will be learning to alternate pick, speedpick and play those fast solos (i wish:)) and of course rectify all the bad habbits.

It has been 15-20 days on this site and i practise about an hour everyday and 4-5 hours on weekends (sat and sun each). Am primarily going through Kris's 101 lessons and some by Muris (at slow tempo of course:)). Pavel's shred lessons are totally out of my reach at my current skill level smile.gif and very scary for a beginner to be honest , lol ...but i will get there one day. The only scale i know is the 5 boxes of the Em pentatonic. You will find my desperate attempt to play those runs in one of the files attached smile.gif My alt picking is improving slowly i think but i still make a loads of mistakes. OH and i am strictly staying away from "Riffs". I LOVE playing riffs but i do get carried away and wasting time and not improving. So only scales and solos and techniques for me . Thanks smile.gif (atleast in the first 6 months). Hope i stay motivated !!

I dont have a fancy axe. Just a local made guitar, dnt even know the brand. 2 out of 3 pickups dont work properly but it doesnt deter me smile.gif. If i am consistent and see any improvements, i will save up some money and get a good one in a few months.

I do sometimes record my random session to track mistakes and try to fix em as i cannot hear them while playing (single track mind ohmy.gif)) Here is some stuff. one is the mixolydian solo- muris's lesson (only one i could find at my level) other is random alternate pickin - kris's pattern from 101.

i know there are a lot of mistakes (thats the whle purpose of uploading it here ) but i would appreciate all criticism and help i can get.

Respect to all the Instructors and fellow Guitarists !!! \m/

Kris - Thanks for putting up a Brilliant site.


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Attached File  hardly_speedpickin.mp3 ( 4.89MB ) Number of downloads: 268
 


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post Jan 31 2008, 01:12 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 01:19 PM
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apologies for not commenting on your tracks, I`m currently at work and am unable to listen to things too easily here, but I`d like to welcome you to GMC and look forward to seeing you around on the forums and am glad that GMC has made you pick up your axe again smile.gif

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post Jan 31 2008, 01:46 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 02:21 PM
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Quick replies!! Thank you all !! smile.gif

@smells: No worries. You are not missing much. tongue.gif



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post Jan 31 2008, 02:26 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 02:27 PM
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Hi Zen! Welcome to GMC! It's great to know that you find motivation here!
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post Jan 31 2008, 02:29 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 03:55 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 04:28 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 05:00 PM
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post Jan 31 2008, 07:04 PM
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post Feb 1 2008, 03:04 AM
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