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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 7 2008, 09:45 AM
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I just wanted to notify you that we have started to retroactively upgrade some lessons, today the following lessons by Trond got more backings! smile.gif Get jamming! biggrin.gif

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post Jul 7 2008, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 17 2008, 02:22 AM) *
The loop part is desperately needed! Also, I do agree that even the slowest backing tracks are sometimes too fast for us beginners.

You can loop, if you move the diamond shaped sliders just a tiny bit "inwards".
That works for both the video and the backing tracks.

I discovered that just when I was about to complain about that missing feature. tongue.gif

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post Jul 7 2008, 10:44 PM
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myself, I don't care about any of that. for the most part don't consider backing tracks helpful in developing skills. exception might be with odd time lessons. personally, I feel they tend to distract you from noticing the flaws in your play. I realize I probably am a lone (or near lone) wolf with this view.

what I would have liked is for lessons to have a full length version WITHOUT backing, as O'Toole provided when he was here. i never understood exactly why that has not been provided, it seems obviously useful. Quite often the lesson's slow parts do not really capture the rhythm and nuances of the long video, and trying to capture that through a thick backing track is not always easy.
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post Jul 8 2008, 12:30 AM
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I like the backing ideas, and one step further, I would like to know the vitals of the backing as well, like the key its in(Or the chord progression it is), as I'm at a stage where I want to know why a particular lead part fits well over a backing, to help me in the development of my own parts.


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post Jul 8 2008, 01:23 AM
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QUOTE (Guitar1969 @ Jul 8 2008, 01:30 AM) *
I like the backing ideas, and one step further, I would like to know the vitals of the backing as well, like the key its in(Or the chord progression it is), as I'm at a stage where I want to know why a particular lead part fits well over a backing, to help me in the development of my own parts.


Couldn't agree more.

I think TAB's are a bit simple... sometimes I've a lot of numbers 'cause it's a sweep arpeggio or something... would be nice to have the chord name... also some forget to put BPM, tempo, key and such important info.

Any improvement it's always welcome smile.gif

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post Jul 8 2008, 04:49 AM
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QUOTE (Guitar1969 @ Jul 7 2008, 05:30 PM) *
I like the backing ideas, and one step further, I would like to know the vitals of the backing as well, like the key its in(Or the chord progression it is), as I'm at a stage where I want to know why a particular lead part fits well over a backing, to help me in the development of my own parts.


I agree with the track ideas and to Guitar1969 suggestion. I am working on theory and this may help jump start applications of certain parts, so to speak. Great ideas.....
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post Jul 8 2008, 06:46 AM
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nice ideas smile.gif

i saw those faster backingtrack always as a challenge - when i was able to finally play along with the slowest backing i felt like i achieved sth. wink.gif

but then again slower backingtracks would be great to have a closer look at your mistakes while still playing the lick in it's intended musical environment.

alternatively you could add some tracks to the guitar pro files - any student could adjust the speed or tuning the way it fits them best. i don't know how much more work that would mean, though.


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post Jul 21 2008, 01:37 AM
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Hey is this whole thing still going on?

I really like playing to the looping backing tracks!



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post Jul 21 2008, 03:12 AM
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I can't see how this won't help, I know I've wished that I could have had a slower backing or longer backing at times. smile.gif


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post Jul 21 2008, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Jul 21 2008, 02:37 AM) *
Hey is this whole thing still going on?

I really like playing to the looping backing tracks!

You can make any backing track loop by moving the small diamond shaped tracker things a small bit 'inwards' from each side. smile.gif


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post Jul 21 2008, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 21 2008, 10:37 AM) *
You can make any backing track loop by moving the small diamond shaped tracker things a small bit 'inwards' from each side. smile.gif


That is a good idea, haven't thought about that. that would only eliminate the need to keep clicking the play button.

most of what I am looking for is a fluid continuation of the backing track.

like in Gabriels one lesson


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post Jul 22 2008, 05:14 AM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Jun 5 2008, 10:47 AM) *
I think having an extremely slow backing track for when you're trying to memorise something is very useful.



What he said...
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