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Laserwolf
post Jan 10 2009, 01:28 AM
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Hey guys,

So I just joined GMC last night. My main goal is to be a competent metal guitarist, so for "creating my lesson plan," I did "beginner, Metal." While some of the videos were helpful, other ones weren't as much, specifically the "play in the style of," videos. I don't understand what the instructor is doing and the descriptions are too theoretical for me. So I need some advice on where I should start? I've been playing guitar for a while, but I'm 100% self taught. So could anyone help me figure out how I can use GMC to get a fully balanced understanding of guitar?

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post Jan 10 2009, 02:12 AM
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Hi and welcome to GMC. I have never used that lesson plan but you can search lessons by difficulty and find what looks easy to understand. Later as you progress you will see that the theoretical part is really important and you might want to go back and look at all your covered stuff from a different point of view. Start with some simple exercise lessons and move on to ones where the melody and proper solo structures are the main topic. I wish you good time here at GMC and hope you will find many great lessons for yourself.


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post Jan 10 2009, 02:16 AM
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Welcome to GMC man !

I would like to hear your current level or see you on some video (even better). To be able to give you specific lessons and techniques that you need to cover, I would really need that or more in depth explanation regarding things you know to play already.

Overall there is lots of instructors at GMC who teach Metal style playing (Emir, Muris, Kris, Gabriel, Lian, Piotr, Lian etc) so you might want to check out their lessons and see if any of them make sense to you !




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post Jan 10 2009, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jan 10 2009, 02:16 AM) *
Welcome to GMC man !

I would like to hear your current level or see you on some video (even better). To be able to give you specific lessons and techniques that you need to cover, I would really need that or more in depth explanation regarding things you know to play already.

Overall there is lots of instructors at GMC who teach Metal style playing (Emir, Muris, Kris, Gabriel, Lian, Piotr, Lian etc) so you might want to check out their lessons and see if any of them make sense to you !


The two things I could really use help with are guitar theory and knowing how to put songs together. I really only play by myself, so the few times I've tried playing with other people, I find that I don't really know how to play in key or time?

I'll try get a video up soon.


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post Jan 10 2009, 02:54 AM
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Welcome to the site!
I think the best way to begin is to check the Andrew's theory board so you begin to understand a little bit more about the theory on the lessons. And the lessons in the lower level and then going up.
I'd use the Advance Search and begin to seek like: Metal-Classic level 1 and so on. So you'll be sure to grow the difficulty when you know all the lessons in level 1.

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post Jan 10 2009, 03:59 AM
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Andrew's theory lessons is the must!!!!! wink.gif


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post Jan 10 2009, 04:07 AM
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QUOTE (Laserwolf @ Jan 10 2009, 02:53 AM) *
The two things I could really use help with are guitar theory and knowing how to put songs together. I really only play by myself, so the few times I've tried playing with other people, I find that I don't really know how to play in key or time?

I'll try get a video up soon.



Andrew theory board has lots of useful information to get you started. It is very easy to understand and read trough - don't forget you can always ask questions if something is not clear to you !

Playing in key is theory and ear training issue while playing in time is practicing with metronome and backing tracks.

I am glad you decided to join us at GMC. I will do my best to help you out, feel free to ask any questions always.

I look forward to video of your playing (or even audio!).

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post Jan 10 2009, 04:25 AM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jan 10 2009, 04:07 AM) *
Andrew theory board has lots of useful information to get you started. It is very easy to understand and read trough - don't forget you can always ask questions if something is not clear to you !

Playing in key is theory and ear training issue while playing in time is practicing with metronome and backing tracks.

I am glad you decided to join us at GMC. I will do my best to help you out, feel free to ask any questions always.

I look forward to video of your playing (or even audio!).

Thanks


I can't fine Andrew's theory board?
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post Jan 10 2009, 04:30 AM
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Here I leave you the link to Andrew's board

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post Jan 10 2009, 02:04 PM
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Welcome Laserwolf!

One thing that is helping me a lot to improve my playing is learning a bit of theory, I don't know what your current level is, so maybe this is some advide you already know; have you learnt the pentatonic scale in all positions across the fretboard (cages)?

That opened a whole new world of possibilities in my case, it allows you to play all over the fretboard, improvise over backings, find the key of songs by ear, and also helps learn new licks easier once you recognise the patterns you are playing inside the "cages" and interconnecting them.

If you already know pentatonic, then you can add a couple more notes in there and learn the major scale. Take a read and ask about all this in the theory forum, it's really worth it.



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post Jan 10 2009, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jan 10 2009, 01:04 PM) *
Welcome Laserwolf!

One thing that is helping me a lot to improve my playing is learning a bit of theory, I don't know what your current level is, so maybe this is some advide you already know; have you learnt the pentatonic scale in all positions across the fretboard (cages)?

That opened a whole new world of possibilities in my case, it allows you to play all over the fretboard, improvise over backings, find the key of songs by ear, and also helps learn new licks easier once you recognise the patterns you are playing inside the "cages" and interconnecting them.

If you already know pentatonic, then you can add a couple more notes in there and learn the major scale. Take a read and ask about all this in the theory forum, it's really worth it.


Great advice Fran. When you mentioned pentatonic scale in all positions, my new lesson is published today exactly about what you are mentioning.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/pentat...five-positions/


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post Jan 10 2009, 03:33 PM
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there is a nice lesson plan laid out in this thread by Ivan......since I'm in the same boat as you i am finding this lesson plan very helpful.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=23016


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post Jan 10 2009, 03:42 PM
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Laserwolf!! Welcome to the family! wink.gif I agree with Ramiro an Muris! wink.gif


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post Jan 10 2009, 03:54 PM
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Welcome to the GMC, Laserwolf.


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post Jan 10 2009, 04:13 PM
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welcome to the site man.
as the others instructors say, you could start with some theory by the andrew´s hands, then try to add those concepts into your vocabulary or your routine practice.
feel free to ask whatever you need everytime! wink.gif


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post Jan 10 2009, 05:47 PM
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Welcome aboard. Check out my beginner plan HERE! Hope you find it useful! smile.gif


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