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post Dec 30 2008, 02:27 PM
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Hey GMC!

Here is one topic I really want to work on in the coming year.

Soloing and breaking out of playing on the beat all time specifically. Building a little speed and being able to play some more interesting runs.

I'm not worried about becoming a super shredder or anything.

I feel a I have a decent ear and understanding of note choice and feel. Of course it can always get better. But I'd say I have a decent grasp there.

Its the dexterity to play something more "fiery" at times.

I recorded this yesterday. I'm working on getting the minor scale shapes down. I made this backing in Gmin and recorded the lead over it using the Gmin scale from the 12th to 18th fret as well as open to the 7th. The first to "boxes" if you will...

I just cant get out of playing right to the beat. And after about 4 bars it gets BORING...

Which GMC lessons would you recommend or what tips do you have?

Here is my track - www.jershangout.com/files/music/Jer-Gmin-2.wav

Here is a sample of the kind of thing I'd like to be doing - go to the 1:36 mark or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TozOo0RZTro


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post Dec 30 2008, 05:34 PM
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You should start practicing all the note values you can mate. I recommend my pentatonic workshop series here on GMC. There you will practice all the note values, and avoid playing only eight or sixteen notes all the time. ALso there are some interesting patterns that can help you to achieve a more interesting pentatonic sequences, like in the Priest Grinder song. Cheers mate.


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post Dec 30 2008, 06:05 PM
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These?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lessonser...atonic-Workshop


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post Dec 30 2008, 07:25 PM
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I went through Ivans Pentatonic series. Great lesson!

I think that is a great series to start with Jer.


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post Dec 30 2008, 07:35 PM
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Sometimes you just have to push yourself NOT to play on the beat,
I do that as well from time to time.
Needs some discipline and concentration. smile.gif



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post Dec 30 2008, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Dec 30 2008, 01:35 PM) *
Sometimes you just have to push yourself NOT to play on the beat,
I do that as well from time to time.
Needs some discipline and concentration. smile.gif


Yep.

I swear I did all those exercises from the MTP for a solid 2 months when it first started. Especially your alternate 3rds exercise Muris. I still yet to play it that fast cleanly but its part of my practice routine before I start to play every night.

And thats all I did.


Its paying off. I went from not doing it all to trying a little here and there.


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