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post Nov 5 2008, 03:03 AM
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My name is Anthony Dughman. I'm 24 years old and have been messing around with the guitar for nearly 13 years now. Living in San Francisco, CA, life is centered around work and there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. I'm finally getting my degree from San Francisco State University in less than 6 months. FINALLY! biggrin.gif

I'm one of those players that never really learned the guitar but could play pieces when I sat down and learned them. For example, I can play Muris's Oriental Shred with the tone control that Marcus Lavendell has. If you ask me to improvise, I'll be completely lost. I recently discovered Bill Edwards Fretboard Logic series and own all 3 books. Those books are invaluable to my knowledge bank. So now I have an understanding of the guitar and how to form chords, scales, etc... I have the technique but, I never had the knowledge. Shameful, I know. Help me get started! Cheers!!!

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post Nov 5 2008, 03:11 AM
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Hi Anthony and welcome to GMC. Very good decision if you want to improve your skills on the guitar. There have been many topics on this forum about improvising. Just look arround and also make sure you read a theory topics as they are very important for improvising and overall knowdelge which every musician should have. If you have that good technique as you say, I sugest that you start with mastering pentatonic scales and remember as many pentatonic licks as possible. After you can start with modes and from there you won't need much of a help as you will know how to continue yourself. It takes a couple of months to learn all that but practicing is the most important. Feel free to ask anything on this forum, there are many great people willing to help at any time. Have a nice time at GMC.


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post Nov 5 2008, 03:24 AM
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Hello Anthony and welcome to GMC

I am positive you will learn a lot here. Improvising is something that is fun and creative at the same time. I am sure you will benefit from a lot of lessons here.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions man

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post Nov 5 2008, 08:20 AM
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post Nov 5 2008, 09:03 AM
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Hi there and welcom to the site....

What i did when learning to improvise i first learned the pentatonic scales and the i picked a backing track and played to it... The more i play the better i get at it.

So my advice is to play alot and read what you think you must know if you are like me and get bored with reading.....


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post Nov 5 2008, 10:06 AM
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Welcome! Check out Andrews theory lessons and forum board!


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post Nov 5 2008, 10:16 AM
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Welcome. I can only agree with the other. smile.gif Play a lot and you will get better.
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post Nov 5 2008, 10:56 AM
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Welcome to GMC and best of luck with your
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post Nov 5 2008, 04:09 PM
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Welcome Anthony, I'll cya around!


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post Nov 5 2008, 09:43 PM
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post Nov 5 2008, 10:24 PM
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post Nov 5 2008, 10:58 PM
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Welcome man, may your nickname be your goal. smile.gif

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post Nov 6 2008, 01:45 AM
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post Nov 6 2008, 10:54 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Nov 5 2008, 01:58 PM) *
Welcome man, may your nickname be your goal. smile.gif



I do wish it to be, eventually biggrin.gif My dad went to school at the University de Louvain. He tells me Belgium is a beautiful place. Thanks again.
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post Nov 6 2008, 11:10 PM
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post Nov 9 2008, 12:16 AM
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Hello Anthony ! Welcome to the site ! Great to have you here !


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post Nov 9 2008, 01:24 AM
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Welcome to GMC Anthony smile.gif If you have recording gear, I would suggest you jump in the next GMC collab. You will have to improvise for the backing and the get some great feedback from the instructor on what to work on. Good luck!


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post Nov 9 2008, 07:30 AM
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Hi Anthony,

Welcome and Congrats on your degree...Almost there man!
GMC is definately going to give your playing what you are looking for.
On the knowledge and theory side check out Andrew Cockburn's lessons;)


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