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kevvyg
post Sep 2 2008, 12:14 PM
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Hi, your site is the absolutley brilliant! I wish I'd have found it years ago! (How long has it been going?). I must admit I began to stagnate a bit (!) with my playing, and fell into the trap of just practising the same old thing again and again and wasted years. Literally! I bought loads of tab books, looked through them and put them in the book case, never to be read again! Sound familiar to anyone?!!
GMC has rejuvenated my will to practice, as I can be learning a bit of blues one day, and some metal the next. The videos help a lot - it's very much like having your own private tutor - which I guess is the whole point of the site!!
I like all forms of music (oh, except Dance and Rap, ugh!!), but am mainly into rock, metal etc, and am really impressed with the lessons with regard to this 'genre'. I'm finding that trying out lessons from different styles is really forcing me to ask questions about what I'm doing and how, and working out the theory of the pieces really makes it easier to play in a similar vain, but elsewhere on the fretboard. I often found with other teachers that they would get you to learn a piece 'parrot fashion', but without understanding WHY you are playing what you are playing, it just gets frustrating.
Anyway, less of the blurb....I'm a big Rush fan, and Alex Lifeson is a much under-rated player. Why, I don't know, but he's been churning out amazing guitar work for over 30 years!!
Could we have lesson or two either on playing in his style (which, I must admit, can be quite varied), or on a particular piece with some theory, ie La Villa Strangiata, 2112 finale, solo from 'Working Man' etc etc?
I'm a little surprised actually that I've not seen his name mentioned more on the site!!!!

So, keep up the great work!!!

KG

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Kristofer Dahl
post Sep 3 2008, 10:37 PM
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Sorry for the delay KG - I should have rushed!! laugh.gif Ooops bad joke unsure.gif

Thanks for the kind words - Gmc has been up since 2006 - but it could be seen as the successor of my first site freelicks.net started in 2005.

Now that you mention it I am also little surprised we haven't yet got a Lifeson-style lesson. ( I am assuming you have searched for Rush - where we have some coverage)

I am bouncing this off to the main baord - as that will increase chances of all our instructors seeing it!


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post Sep 3 2008, 10:48 PM
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A lesson in the style of Alex Lifeson would be very great. And I agree that he is very underrated.
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post Sep 4 2008, 08:37 AM
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QUOTE (ShinyHighlander @ Sep 3 2008, 10:48 PM) *
A lesson in the style of Alex Lifeson would be very great. And I agree that he is very underrated.

Thanks guys!

(Are there many Lady members of GMC? - Just a thought!)
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post Sep 4 2008, 01:40 PM
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I would really love to see some Rush lessons - particularly their earlier stuff from their first album (In the mood, Working Man - very nice beginner type soloing) to Moving Pictures.
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post Sep 4 2008, 03:57 PM
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post Sep 17 2012, 08:13 PM
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Hi Guys,
it's been a while since this post and I still can't see any Rush lessons, which is most unusual, as Alex Lifeson is one of the World's most interesting and influential guitarists!! Maybe the solo from 'Working Man' would make a nice lesson. Just for starters!!

Regards,
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post Sep 17 2012, 10:37 PM
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