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post Feb 17 2009, 09:39 PM
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Hey Muris!
I´m so excited about the beginning of this challenging training. So, as I´m not a great speaker and I don´t see the necessity of it now, I´ll start with the main things. smile.gif

About me
After 10 or 11 unmusical years of life, I started playing the guitar. My teacher allowed me to skip some study years as I progressed pretty fast. For Christmas 2005 (or 2006, I don´t remember), I got my first electric guitar. I practised a lot and was inspired by my idol Carlos Santana. Then, for my 17th birthday I got my lovely JEM and practised the whole day during the holidays. This hasn´t changed until now. smile.gif Until those wonderful time with my instrument, I knew that music plays and will play a big role in my life. But I wasn´t sure about the jobs. I was told that I was difficult to live from music, so I studied intensively mathematics at school which I like, too. After the summer holiday 2008 in Igalo where I met you, you convinced me to focus on music. Well, I changed school and have no serious problems there. At the moment, I am the best in music in my class ( biggrin.gif ) and I know that I won´t have problems with living from music. Ideally, I´d like to travel around the globe and play my music for people. If this won´t be possible, I still have my classical guitar diploma, so I can be a guitar teacher.

My Weaknesses
-improvising (you´ve seen me improvising, so you have an idea of the chaos that I´m talking about laugh.gif)
-timing
-technique
-finishing ideas (I started a lot of projects and never finished one)
-sometimes, I don´t feel that I have control over my hands

My Goals
-being that versatile/good to live from music later on
-apply my theoretical knowledge (which is pretty good) in praxis
-to have a certain charisma on stage since I´m performing more and more frequently (I think that only a few tips should be ok which I could try to apply)
-expand my fretboard knowledge (I know what note is on which fret, but when improvising, I am not fast enough)
-play jazz!

Some Videos
Bohemian Rhapsody Solo

I think that my vibrato improved, but it isn´t very confident here. Also my tone control could be better. The good thing were the bends.

For the Love of God

In general, I´m satisfied with the playing. There were a few sloppy notes, timing and whammy bar problems. biggrin.gif

Link to my youtube profile if this isn´t enough


Currently working on:
Emir Hot - Turkish March
I have problems with the fast AP part, but it will be better in a few weeks. I have to get used to the melody/fingering.

Muris Varajic - E minor Melodic Solo
I started practising this first-class melody in order to develop my vibrato, bends and composing skills. I think that I can play it pretty good now, it only needs some small corrections.

Muris Varajic - Alternate Picking
Now, this lesson is killing me. laugh.gif I can´t go further than 90 bpm. And even at that point, it´s not very clean.

Sometimes, I practise Mojo Oro. biggrin.gif

Could you give me the bt´s of the two middle lessons, please? Both at 90 bpm. smile.gif
Well, that´s it I think. smile.gif

Cheers,
Tolek

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Muris Varajic
post Feb 19 2009, 01:33 PM
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Hi Tolek. smile.gif

Since I know pretty much about you wink.gif
I will give you few tasks right away.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/
Luke's lesson is probably a nice mix of playing all around the fretboard
using few scales, with lots of expression and ideas.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/
You're probably asking yourself why this!
Well, this lesson is soooo much about timing,
if you play it just a little bit faster or slower groove wise it won't sound right.
Note, if you're not comfortable with Mark's picking technique
you can play it with the pick, no problem at all.
My thing is to feel the whole thing and get the groove down.

Those 2 lessons are maybe not high technical stuff
but they are VERY demanding when it comes to execution
which just might push you to another level of playing.

Due to your busy schedule (as you said)
I'm not gonna give us any time markers,
no need for video at this point as well, mp3 would work just fine.

Good luck and let me know if you need anything else. smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2009, 08:53 PM
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Hey Muris! smile.gif
Glad to read something new in this topic! Those two lessons are really nice, I love them and am very keen to master them. I can already play the Luke lesson, learnt it a few moments ago. It only needs some perfecting. I´m gonna start the 2nd one tomorrow evening, I think.

As for showing my progress, I try to upload videos to youtube and show them to you. And I´ll pay attention on the time, I´ll practise the lessons and try to show videos every week or every two weeks. Thank you for understanding my busy schedule. smile.gif

Cheers!
Tolek

PS: I forgot to ask you if you could provide me the backing tracks to both lessons? At full speed, please.

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Hey! smile.gif
Could I get the BT´s at full speed, please?

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post Feb 23 2009, 01:04 PM
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Backings are on the way. smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2009, 01:16 PM
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Just got them, thanks. smile.gif
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post Feb 24 2009, 01:22 PM
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Hey there! smile.gif
I just completed the first post.
Could you give me some advice on how to expand my chords knowledge? I know how chords are built, but I often don´t know how to fret them. I have no troubles with the standard first position chords nor the barré chords over the whole neck nor with 7th chords, dim,... .

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There are many ways to fret chords
so all you have to do is to find notes that you're looking for.
Tell me what kind of chords make you problems and I'll try to
give you an example on how to fret them.

Also, you said you completed first post, what post? smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Feb 24 2009, 02:45 PM) *
There are many ways to fret chords
so all you have to do is to find notes that you're looking for.
Tell me what kind of chords make you problems and I'll try to
give you an example on how to fret them.

Also, you said you completed first post, what post? smile.gif

I only know a few patterns and I want to learn more. In jazz, there are a lot of patterns that I´ve seen but never remembered. I think that such a chord knowledge should have every guitarist... So, time to start working with that! biggrin.gif


The first post of this topic where all the information is. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 24 2009, 03:09 PM) *
I only know a few patterns and I want to learn more. In jazz, there are a lot of patterns that I´ve seen but never remembered. I think that such a chord knowledge should have every guitarist... So, time to start working with that! biggrin.gif


The first post of this topic where all the information is. smile.gif


Just give me type of chord you have troubles with and I'll explain it, no worries.

But I still don't get the first post thing tho,
you finished working on those lessons or? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Feb 24 2009, 03:12 PM) *
Just give me type of chord you have troubles with and I'll explain it, no worries.

9th chords, 11th chords, or just simply a 7th chord with the 3rd in the bass or similiar. smile.gif


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But I still don't get the first post thing tho,
you finished working on those lessons or? smile.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif I finished the "About me" section in the introduction post and added a point to "My Weaknesses". biggrin.gif
I´m still working on the lessons, they only need some precision at timing and hand movement.
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 24 2009, 03:17 PM) *
9th chords, 11th chords, or just simply a 7th chord with the 3rd in the bass or similiar. smile.gif


Ok, with 9th chords the thing is that you have to play 9th and 7th by all means,
if you miss 7th it'd be add9 and that's not 9th chord.
But you can miss either 3rd or 5th (better if you miss 5th tho)
if you have problems to play all 5 notes.
Per example G9 chord, there are notes G, B, D, F and A.
Try it like this, G note on D string 5th fret, B note on G string 4th fret,
F note on B string 6th fret and A note on high E string 5th fret.
As you can see, there is no D note which is 5th but you're still getting G9 chord.
And if you eventually 3rd then you'll have no idea
if it's G9 or Gmin9 but you'll still have some sort of 9th chord.
Those are major rules that you should be thinking of when you're
fretting 9th chords "in a walk".

11th chords are different story tho and most of a time
it's considered as a slash chord, per example G/A which is the same thing as A11.
Notes of this chord are A, C#, E, G, B and D.
if you take a look how its constructed you'll notice 2 chords inside,
A and G chords.
it's very tricky to play all these 6 notes at once
so many guys just play A in bass with G chord somewhere above, which is G/A.

For more info about shapes I would have to ask you to look
at many websites that provides million of patterns for chords,
otherwise I'll end up here writing whole day. smile.gif


QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 24 2009, 03:17 PM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif I finished the "About me" section in the introduction post and added a point to "My Weaknesses". biggrin.gif
I´m still working on the lessons, they only need some precision at timing and hand movement.


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Ok, thanks for explaining this so briefly. I already knew those things (some of them laugh.gif), but wasn´t very sure. I´ll try to find out some patterns.

Why is the 11th chord called slash chord?
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It's not actually called slash chord
but it's almost the same thing as G/A or what else
so you can look at it that way,
"/" is slash sign and there you go. wink.gif


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Ok, I got it now. biggrin.gif I thought Slash uses those chords a lot and that´s why they´re called like that! laugh.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 24 2009, 03:50 PM) *
I thought Slash uses those chords a lot and that´s why they´re called like that! laugh.gif


Nope. biggrin.gif


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Good evening! smile.gif
I recorded two videos. Maybe a third one will come tonight. Maybe! biggrin.gif
I know both are not perfect, they still need some approvement, but anyway they´re not that bad. smile.gif


Steve Lukather Lesson



E Minor Melodic Solo



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That was some nice playing Tolek, well done!!

Regarding your sound,
can you please try to dial midds and maybe even trebs a bit lower next time?
That's not big job I guess and your sound
will be much warmer and smooth after that. smile.gif

Now about lessons, E Minor melodic Solo
was really played well and in time,
the only thing I would work more here is vibrato,
there are many long bended note where you can apply
that wide and slow vibrato to make your guitar singing in a way.

And as for Luke lesson,
pay more attention to vibrato of course (Luke is well known of great vibrato tho wink.gif )
but also on timing, specially in middle section over Bb chord,
you should take Ab note as a marker and aim to lay it
right on first beat in next bar, on top of the Fm chord if I'm right.


Good work so far Tolek, now we need to polish everything nicely,
looking forward to next takes! smile.gif


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Thanks for that fast reply! smile.gif

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Feb 26 2009, 10:35 PM) *
That was some nice playing Tolek, well done!!

Regarding your sound,
can you please try to dial midds and maybe even trebs a bit lower next time?
That's not big job I guess and your sound
will be much warmer and smooth after that. smile.gif

Again, but this time in noob language, please! laugh.gif I´m new in this are, so I don´t know exactly what to do. I uploaded two pics that show my settings in POD Farm:
In Luke lesson:
Attached File  settings_wah_lead.jpg ( 216.37K ) Number of downloads: 1


In E Minor lesson:
Attached File  settings_gary_moore.jpg ( 223.67K ) Number of downloads: 1


I think I know what you mean, but when I do it, it doesn´t sound how it should, imo.

I´m glad you liked them, btw! smile.gif

QUOTE
Now about lessons, E Minor melodic Solo
was really played well and in time,
the only thing I would work more here is vibrato,
there are many long bended note where you can apply
that wide and slow vibrato to make your guitar singing in a way.

And as for Luke lesson,
pay more attention to vibrato of course (Luke is well known of great vibrato tho wink.gif )
but also on timing, specially in middle section over Bb chord,
you should take Ab note as a marker and aim to lay it
right on first beat in next bar, on top of the Fm chord if I'm right.


Good work so far Tolek, now we need to polish everything nicely,
looking forward to next takes! smile.gif

Sure, I´ll work on that. How can I improve it? When I try to train it, I do it like this guy and try to do some different vibratos (aggressive, wide, soft,...).
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 26 2009, 10:49 PM) *
Again, but this time in noob language, please! laugh.gif I´m new in this are, so I don´t know exactly what to do. I uploaded two pics that show my settings in POD Farm:


I can't tell much from watching those picts Tolek
since I don't use same unit PLUS it depends
a lot from rest of the gear, guitar, pickups etc,
I would just do some tweaking to get more warmer sound,
no big deal tho, it's nothing THAT bad. smile.gif

QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 26 2009, 10:49 PM) *
Sure, I´ll work on that. How can I improve it? When I try to train it, I do it like this guy and try to do some different vibratos (aggressive, wide, soft,...).


Sure, Rick lessons is cool, same as Marcus's lessons on vibrato,
just think more of vibrato all the time,
practice separate notes, both regular and bended with vibrato
and you'll see the improvement. smile.gif


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