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post Sep 25 2008, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 25 2008, 01:26 PM) *
Here is my solo video

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Very cool superize!

I wish I can do those quick little leads you got in there.

soon i guess... dry.gif


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post Sep 25 2008, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 25 2008, 12:26 PM) *
Here is my solo video

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The solo i am playing is muris beginner solo in D


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post Sep 26 2008, 01:45 AM
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Hi guys,

Im 32 years old, I started playing guitar at the age of 17 , I played till I was 20 years old and I stoped for 10 years. 2 years ago I decided to pick the guitar again , and began searching for lessons and methods on the net. I found a couple that helped me but I didn't progress to much. In september 2007 I found GMC and one year from that I think I have improved more than ever.

Goals:

Technique: To master alternate picking, sweeping, tapping, hybrid picking.

Style: Im focused at this very moment on neoclassical stuff but my main goal is to master fusion , thats the music I want to play and there is where I want to apply all the techinques I want to master. of course what I want from it its not only playing it, but aslo composing great fusion songs.

Weaknesses

Vibrato: My vibrato is to weak , I have improved but still have a lot to work.

Rythm: It cost me a lot to stay in rythm in a song or in a improvisation , I lose the track to often

Phrasing: I always play the same licks.



Videos:

This is a video playing pumping rock lesson from joe Kataldo and Bossanova lesson from him too.
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In my practice agenda you can find the extreme neoclassical solo from Muris played @70 bpm and the Neoclassical etude # 1 played @ 100 bpm.

And here is the rock/blues eb minor solo from Pedja Simovic and the e minor melodic solo from Muris

Why do I want to be a member of the MTP?

Becuase I am really commited to improve my playing and I feel that I am at a moment where I am learning faster than ever and that will take my playing to another level without a doubt.

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post Sep 26 2008, 02:03 AM
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What's up guys. Tj here.

I'm 16 years old, been playing guitar for almost 2 years now, 1 of them while being at GMC. And I couldn't be happier.

Goals: Be more comfortable with applying theory to my improvisations. And being able to Look a bit into Jazz/Fusion, and get my rock chops down. And get to know alot of chords with all their inversions, and be able to comfortably interject those chords in my playing, in a music manner. Understand how to develop "moving" chord progressions for songs.

Technique: Biggest thing in technique for me would be timing, Something that I honestly ever pay attention to. So alot of playing is kind of floppy and "floating" over the rhythm track. But I want to get my Alternate picking, legato, tapping, sweeping, and hybrid picking down as good as I can.

Style: Main style is rock, and maybe blues. But I want to get my hands wet with some other stuff such as fusion or jazz. Maybe even country.

Weaknesses. Ability to recognize chords, recognize what kind of Chord I'm playing over. And really my overall theory is really lacking.

Rhythm: My general rhythm playing isn't really the best, I know 20 or so progressions maybe, but I can never come up with anything on the spot that really works. And is put together well.

Videos:

[attachment=10209:For_thank_you_GMC.wmv]



Why do I want to be a member of the MTP?

I mean, I take music seriously but I just sometimes need that extra push to actually do something, and not keep putting if of like I have constantly been doing. So I think this program would be great for me to really get a better grasp on music. And to get into a more constant and effective practice routine.

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post Sep 26 2008, 09:09 AM
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post Sep 26 2008, 10:23 AM
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I would really like to join the MTP.. Kris said i was a bit too advanced for what he was looking for in students, so i will try here.. smile.gif

I will include my first video i've made, however it is a couple of months old, and i have of course progressed since then.
I will try to make time to do another video as well in the next couple of days.

I am aiming to be a lead guitarist, and i am looking to fine tune my technical ability (or lack thereof). I am also very interested in learning the theory that goes behind everything we do.

I am very much interested in learning to choose the correct scale to a piece of music, and to improvise over it with ease.

I am currently playing in a band where we play old school rock and roll like Creedence Clearwater Revival and the likes, and at the moment i am studying some of Slash' solos in order for me to learn to be better at phrasing and the likes.

I very much enjoy blues as well, and this is also something i play. However, my "blues" improvisation tends to be more rock than blues. I know the minor pentatonic scale pretty well, but only tend to use position 1,2 and maybe 3.

Here is the lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze37AbKzm-4

I will try to find the time to create another video this week so you can see my actual level.
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post Sep 26 2008, 02:54 PM
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I'm realy starting to wanna get into this... I hope I make a chance tongue.gif I'll post a vid later, here's a bit of text. For a longer description, chek the MTP signup I did for Kris's MTP program (also with video).

What do I wanna learn?
A more melodic use of scales

Maybe bit of writing

Fingerpicking

More technique (speed)

Very improved vibrato!! (Chris knows about this tongue.gif )

Be able to run all over the fretboard with the minor pent scale (and major and I wanna try blues scale)

Just learn a lot of riffs!! I wanna mix solo's and riffs, atm I'm more into riff's anyway tongue.gif I love the classic riffs, like highway to hell intro and (to call a very easy one) smoke on the water.

ATM, I'm busy with the southern rock style lessons, I love them! Especialy ZZtop and Southern Rock, becuase they combine riff's and lead very very well.

I think I'm low-end intermediate, or a high-end beginner.

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post Sep 27 2008, 03:09 PM
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Ok heres my video one i did a few weeks ago has a couple of mistakes but thats why I need help LOL plus iam having loads of trouble recording cracking under the pressure.
I would really like to get more structure to my practice routine as I get bored very quickly.I tend to learn all the notes then start to get fed up and never build it upto speed someone to kick my but into shape would be great.Also my phrasing needs alot of work actually everything needs work help.

http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/vide...;oid=7378864628

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post Sep 27 2008, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Sep 27 2008, 04:09 PM) *
Ok heres my video one i did a few weeks ago has a couple of mistakes but thats why I need help LOL plus iam having loads of trouble recording cracking under the pressure.
I would really like to get more structure to my practice routine as I get bored very quickly.I tend to learn all the notes then start to get fed up and never build it upto speed someone to kick my but into shape would be great.Also my phrasing needs alot of work actually everything needs work help.

http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/vide...;oid=7378864628


Nice one bondy.. Now i am beginning to wonder whether or not i am "worthy" of intermediate classes.. ohmy.gif

Really nice.. However, dont you have to have a facebook account to even view the video? I have one, but perhaps smells doesn't?


edit: wow.. did not know that GMC had a group there.. guess no problem then.. consider me joined.. tongue.gif

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post Sep 27 2008, 06:17 PM
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I couldnt see it.

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post Sep 27 2008, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE (-Zion- @ Sep 27 2008, 04:41 PM) *
but perhaps smells doesn't?

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post Sep 27 2008, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE (-Zion- @ Sep 27 2008, 11:41 AM) *
Nice one bondy.. Now i am beginning to wonder whether or not i am "worthy" of intermediate classes..


I'm definitely not "intermediate" after seeing that stuff.

I recorded some stuff last night and scrapped it all. Just awful. It's like the record button goes on and suddenly what little skills I have go right out the window. tongue.gif


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post Sep 27 2008, 07:20 PM
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hey guys

the same thing what scott wrote few mins ago i wanted to say also

looks like i am begidiate (sthg between beginner and intermediate) but SURE NO intermediate

wow looks like i have hard work before myself *hmpf*

i will start over ....... biggrin.gif

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post Sep 27 2008, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Sep 27 2008, 06:55 PM) *
I'm definitely not "intermediate" after seeing that stuff.

I recorded some stuff last night and scrapped it all. Just awful. It's like the record button goes on and suddenly what little skills I have go right out the window. tongue.gif


See I always used to think the same thing, but really, when you think (I) think about it, thats really how I sound. Everyone says that they play better when they are not being recorded, but you cant focus 100% of your self to what you sound like when your not, so you don't really know how you sound when your just jamming non-recored.

If that made any sense.. lol

tj

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post Sep 28 2008, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE (-Zion- @ Sep 26 2008, 11:23 AM) *
I will try to find the time to create another video this week so you can see my actual level.


As promised, I have made a new video today.
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Hi, I am Michael, 19 years old from Germany. I have been playing guitar for almost 2 years, but the first year I didn't make much progress at all. The last year I took guitar more seriously, especially the last 6 months. I practiced every day for at least 1 hours and finally made really progress and recognized that I really want to become a good guitar player.
Nowadays I feel kind of stuck, but I still practice a lot. I guess I need someone who shows me my weaknesses and how to overcome them. I know that I tend to practice an exercise not accurate enough and move on before I had nailed it. I am sure a mentor could put the necessary pressure on me, to do it precise.
I have also a lack of theory and how to apply it on the guitar. I only know a few scales and some standard chords.
I really want to understand what I am playing.

I listen mostly to Heavy Metal: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Running Wild, Iced Earth, Megadeth, Annihilator...
And that's also the music I want to be able to play on guitar. It's my dream and that's for what I am practising every day.
In the next 6 months I want to become a good rhytm guitarist. At the moment I can only play simple powerchords, but I really want to play some awesome sounding riffs rolleyes.gif
Of course, like everyone else I guess, I want to to be able to play solos too, I think I have the technique to do that, but I need someone who helps me to structure my playing. At the moment I can play some licks very well, but I fail when I want to combine them to a good sounding solo.

I attached 3 video to my posting. In the first you can see me playing some rhytm guitar on a backing track.
The second contains a few solo techniques.
And the last one, shows me playing rhytm guitar over a backing track I made for my band. I do not really have a band, but I sometimes meet with a friend who plays bass and guitar and we try to make some songs together.
Unfortunately the video is not in sync with the sound, but my playing is (at least I hope so cool.gif )

ps: I have to warn you, my theory knowledge is very limited. dry.gif

best regards,
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post Sep 29 2008, 02:12 PM
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It's like the record button goes on and suddenly what little skills I have go right out the window.


Oh man, don't I know that feeling.
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Question for the instructor heading this up: Are the videos being posted what you expected from "intermediate players"?

There seems to be some talk floating around of people viewing some of them and then saying "No way, I am intermediate!"

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I wish I could be involved but I can't record video. sad.gif


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