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post Feb 20 2008, 12:46 AM
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Ok guys, let me start off by thanking Smells for helping me on this. Thank's Chris!

I really wanted to do something to show how the GMC community has helped me. I joined back in November with little to no knowledge but determined. I've since been going through all the beginner basics here and wanted to show that this is a great place to learn.

I had this crazy idea to do this beginner/advanced collab where I would play a rhythm section and an advanced player would solo over it. At that point, I contacted Smells and asked for his help.

I wanted a rock\metal sound so he sent me 5 different beats to work with. I found the one I liked and off I went. I started by just playing and feeling the beat until I found a rhythm I liked. Next, I focused on what key and tempo I could handle and also throwing some dif scales in there to see what it sounded like.

Once I had a finished rhythm, I sent it to smeels. Of course he wanted me to add a little solo of my own so that sloppy section you hear 15 secs in is me. (like you can't tell tongue.gif ). Smells worked with it for a little while and came up with this.

Anyway, just wanted to here what you guys thought. Advice,coments welcomed!

Mainly I want beginners to know how great this place is and how you can truly learn from GMC!

Steve


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post Feb 20 2008, 12:53 AM
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your welcome steve, enjoyed doing it with ya, I think its worth pointing out here that Skennington came up with the whole riff himself no ideas etc from me, he is also playing all rhythm guitars on the track wink.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 01:17 AM
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Great job, skennington smile.gif
You've obviously learned a lot!
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post Feb 20 2008, 02:55 AM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Feb 19 2008, 07:17 PM) *
Great job, skennington smile.gif
You've obviously learned a lot!


Thanks man, I just love this place! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 08:29 AM
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yeah, good jam skennington and Smells. You did a great work, just say congrat's.
There are some amazing Smells' sweeps here, great playing, smells wink.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 01:00 PM
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Hi Steve, just a thought, I think you should post your backing track as well on its own without the solo`s, the guitars are all your work.

I think you done brilliant for a few months playing mate biggrin.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 01:28 PM
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Thanks guys, heres the backing. If anyone wants to play around with it, feel free!


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post Feb 20 2008, 10:21 PM
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wow, nice collab guys, very good playing! smile.gif

This post has been edited by Milenkovic Ivan: Feb 20 2008, 10:21 PM


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Nice job guys!! smile.gif

Skennington,since you're still beginner I'm not gonna talk a lot,
just try to add some vibrato to your playing.
Keep it slow and with vibrato it'll sound even cooler,great progress so far!!


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post Feb 21 2008, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 20 2008, 04:21 PM) *
wow, nice collab guys, very good playing! smile.gif



QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 21 2008, 06:56 AM) *
Nice job guys!! smile.gif

Skennington,since you're still beginner I'm not gonna talk a lot,
just try to add some vibrato to your playing.
Keep it slow and with vibrato it'll sound even cooler,great progress so far!!


Thanks again guys, vibrato is a technique I will definitely be working on.


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