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Mike Weaver
post Dec 9 2008, 12:49 AM
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Digging this site and all the great work put into it. I have been playing for awhile but am getting tired of pentatonic riffs so I want to learn something new. I would like to play dark progressive music such as Opeth, Katatonia, Dreamtheater, etc., but I will have to improve technique. Not sure how to build up to that level with limited practice time so I guess I will jump right in with the "In the Style of" lessons along with exercises and go from there. Any recommendations will be appreciated!

A little about me...I am a father of 3, an IT Professional at a Fortune 500 company, and I play guitar in my church's praise band weekly, so I get to experience a variety of styles. They actually let me out of my cage once in awhile at church and let me rip a lead on some contemporary rock or blues style music. I even get to play some funk occasionally. Playing weekly in the church band has improved my chord technique quite a bit since I find myself playing a variety of chords and timings and even augmented and diminished chords on occasion, but it is not the style of music that I really enjoy.

I am looking forward to participating in this community!


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 9 2008, 01:21 AM
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skennington
post Dec 9 2008, 01:24 AM
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Hey Mike, welcome to the ride! smile.gif You think your diggin it now, just wait.. laugh.gif GMC is a nice addiction to have. cool.gif


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Muris Varajic
post Dec 9 2008, 01:44 AM
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Welcome to GMC Mike,you'll find tons of lessons here
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post Dec 9 2008, 03:04 AM
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Ian Bushell
post Dec 9 2008, 07:39 AM
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Welcome!

Playing various styles of music live on a regular basis is guaranteed to improve your playing:)


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Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 9 2008, 09:12 AM
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Welcome to GMC ! Great introduction!


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post Dec 9 2008, 11:19 AM
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Welcome to GMC


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post Dec 9 2008, 12:12 PM
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post Dec 9 2008, 02:06 PM
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Welcome to GMC mate! smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2008, 03:05 PM
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Welcome Mike smile.gif I'm sure you'll have no problems breaking from the pentatonic riffs here. Some amazing lessons and of all styles. Hope to see you around the forum... it has loads of information so make sure to check it out.
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post Dec 9 2008, 03:08 PM
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Welcome to GMC mate smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2008, 03:17 PM
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Welcome to GMC Mike smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2008, 08:33 PM
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Welcome, Mike =)

If you got the motivation, these instructors give you the lessons =)
And if you ever should lose motivation.... We've got people to help for that as well tongue.gif


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post Dec 9 2008, 10:33 PM
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post Dec 9 2008, 10:37 PM
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It's great that you have already dived into some lessons! Surely the "In Style Of" ones are great and really useful.

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Dejan Farkas
post Dec 11 2008, 09:52 AM
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post Dec 11 2008, 12:24 PM
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Welcome to the site man.smile.gif


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post Dec 11 2008, 01:22 PM
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Welcome to GMC!!! smile.gif


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American Stratocaster Maple Standart with X2N bridge pickups
Samwick Artist custom modified Baswood Lespaul with S.Duncan JB and N56 pickups
Self made Fretless Strat type made of Rosewood/Maple with self wound Neck and Ibanez V8 Bridge Pickups
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Pod Xt Pro Rack Amp Simulation System
Digitech TSR 12 Rack Effect and Studio Reverb
Behringer Composer Rack Compressor Expander
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Mike Weaver
post Dec 13 2008, 03:29 AM
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Thanks all for the welcome. I love the diversity of people and styles here. If anyone ever visits Phoenix, remember to contact me.


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Guitars
Les Paul Raw Power
ESP Eclipse II Standard - Goth Black with Gold hardware
Schecter 30th Anniversary C-1
Ovation 1861 Balladeer

Amps & Stuff
Mesa Boogie Dual Recto with 4x12 half stack
Mesa Boogie Ace Stiletto Head
Line 6 Pod Xt Live
Line 6 UX8
Digi003/Pro Tools LE Recording Studio
Focusrite OctoPre
ART Professional Tube Microphone Pre
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