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sammy_k
post Aug 14 2006, 08:30 PM
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Thats what I am talking about !!!! - That is fantastic Texas, Thats why I play the guitar because I WANNA BE ABLE TO DO THAT....- great stuff, thanks for treating my ears and making me strive towards something.


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I really like that recording. Really nice to listen to. As I've only just started learning how to play the guitar, I'll just check out the recordings people made for this contest. It sure gives me inspiration.

Offtopic: Texasamp, you got any advice for a beginner (1week) in order to work on the techniques used in your recording? I'm starting to learn the basics - chords and basic scales - so there's alot ahead of me.

Really nice submission.
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post Aug 15 2006, 04:05 AM
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Offtopic: Texasamp, you got any advice for a beginner (1week) in order to work on the techniques used in your recording? I'm starting to learn the basics - chords and basic scales - so there's alot ahead of me.

Really nice submission.


Hi Sammy,
This technique does not come over night. Learning how to bend, vibrato, finger roll, pull off, hammer on and alternate picking is the trick. My advice, do not learn wrong, because it is hard to retrain you mind to doing it the correct way a second time. Practice daily, keep your guitar close to you, so you can see it at all times. Do not practice till your hands are strained or till you are frustrated to the max. Do not try to learn more than 1 or 2 solos at a time.

Listen below:

My GMC recorded solo at normal speed.
http://www.texasamp.com/images/amp/guitarm...ll_GMC_Solo.wma

My GMC recorded solo at a very slow speed.
http://www.texasamp.com/images/amp/guitarm...c_solo_slow.mp3

This short lick that I had to learn back in the mid 80's is a basic pentatonic blues scale using, bends, finger rolls all using triplets and alternate picking. You need to divide this up into 3 or 4 sections and learn them one at a time till you have it down perfect. Lot of players try to play Stevie Rays licks but if you do not get each small bit perfect, it will not come off correctly.
http://www.texasamp.com/images/amp/guitarm...e_solo_fast.mp3

Here is the same lick very slow.
http://www.texasamp.com/images/amp/guitarm...hile_slow_2.mp3

Hopefully these links will play for you. If not, let me know or you can always go to...
http://www.texasamp.com/gmc_blues_pentatonic.html

Good luck,
Darrell
Texas Amplification
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chipk1
post Aug 20 2006, 02:25 PM
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I took a little from lesson and added my own stuff.

http://chipspc.com/music/blues.mp3
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Kristofer Dahl
post Aug 26 2006, 07:53 PM
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Weeell...

Looks like we have a winner! Out of the two contestants who played over the hot blues backing, chipk1 is the winner! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

I think chipk1 did a good job of combining both his own ideas with the ones presented in the lesson. Get it touch with me to get your one month free GMC access!

However, I also believe fretdander did a great job which shows he has practiced the licks seriously. Just make sure to follow the advice you got from this thread.

Comments on texasamp:

Fantastic recordings, everything is right, the feel, the sounds, the licks... Glad to have you here + thanks for the "mini lesson!". biggrin.gif

/Kris
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