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Martin la guitar...
post May 4 2008, 07:10 PM
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Gabriel, you are no doubt my favorite guitar player. I could babble on for hours how good i think you are, every lesson of yours are made by HIGH quality, some - worldclass.

I remember one time when i was browsing this site, looking for some cool lesson and found your 'Zakk wylde' lesson, and boy - what a lesson. I've never heard of someone play guitar that good, so melodic but yet, so powerful.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-style-lesson/


Well, i am just curious on how you approach your guitar playing, like:

(at age of 11 i started to play a lot of Nirvanas song. Although when i grew older, perhaps 15 - 16 I decided to put the guitar on the next level, thats when i started to practice scales. I practiced scales around 5 hours a day.)

Stuff like that. Anyway, would appreciate an answer, just wanna say thank you for everything you've done, Gmc would be nothing without you.

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post May 5 2008, 04:49 AM
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Hi Martin! Thank you for the kind words about my playing and my lessons! I really appreciate it. smile.gif

About my guitar approach... I started to play the guitar at the age of 11 (1993). I was a GNR fan and I used to watch a video of one of his shows every day after school. When I saw Slash I decided to play guitar so my dad bought me a cheap electric guitar to start to play. I borrowed some songbooks from my friends (only with chords and lyrics) of bands like Ramones, Nirvana, Metallica, Gun's and Roses, Rolling Stones. I remember me playing the whole day that stuff over the records. Then I took some private clases with a blues guitar instructor. He taught me the pentatonic scale and it opened my mind. It made meplay all the day over the same music (Ramones, GNR, Nirvana, Rolling Stones) but now improvising. By this time (1995) I became a metal fan so I learn a lot of that stuff.. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, then when I leant a lot of that music I was starting to feel bored when I discovered Yngwie Malmsteen (1997) I found a neoclassical guitar teacher and I learnt lots of Yngwie's, Vinnie Moore, McAlpine etc songs. When I was starting to get "bored" of neoclassical I discovered Dream Theater (1999). Once again I decided to learn and study DT and Petrucci style... this time by my own.
Ufff... this is too long... ohmy.gif I can continue the story later if you want but you have a great begining here.

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Martin la guitar...
post May 9 2008, 03:57 PM
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Thanks, ye, i do like you to continue the story smile.gif

Another thing: Just curious about how long you played each day, if we're talking about 12 hours non stop or just 12min.

Did you practice a lot of time with the metronome?
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post May 9 2008, 04:11 PM
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Ufff... this is too long... :
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actually not. you may feel like you are taking about yourself, but it is not like that, bios such as this are useful, and interesting. wish all the teachers would give us a few page bio on what brought them to this point.

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QUOTE (fkalich @ May 9 2008, 10:11 AM) *
Ufff... this is too long... :
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actually not. you may feel like you are taking about yourself, but it is not like that, bios such as this are useful, and interesting. wish all the teachers would give us a few page bio on what brought them to this point.

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yea gabe i'd love to hear the rest of your story 2! and they are very useful! Kind of gives you a background on the teacher and see what they like then you can compare it to what you like and then that might help you see what teachers you should really pay close attention too!


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hey i want to be his biggest fan. no fair! mad.gif


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