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post May 30 2009, 07:26 PM
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Here it is:



There are a few wrong notes, but hey, I just learned this lesson. smile.gif Pretty cool that I remembered it so fast. Tomorrow I should have memorized the whole melody.
Look at the 2nd part (riffing). There are big stretches and I have so small fingers. I have to lean forward in order to fret those notes. If I had to play this upright, I´d never play this cleanly. Any suggestions?
Edit: OK, just tried to play it while standing. I nearly broke my arm. biggrin.gif
Edit: Just tried to play at 130 bpm with you... I HATE YOU! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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post May 31 2009, 12:47 AM
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Fine job Tolek, that was quick!! smile.gif

About those stretches, we can't do a lot about position,
that's as highest on the neck as possible if we wanna stay in same octave
for whole riffing part.
But what you CAN do is to somehow swing your left hand a little,
as you can see there are always 2 notes on low E between notes on A,
that's the moment when you can swing back to more comfortable position
without keeping your pinky on the neck.
And if you wanna play it standing I suggest you to move your guitar
in a "narrow" position, just like many players when they play wider stretches.

And thanks for slightly overdriven tone, it was very nice!

Keep working, it's going great so far. smile.gif


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post May 31 2009, 11:21 AM
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Wow, why didn´t I get the idea with the pinky? So simply but effective. biggrin.gif Thanks. smile.gif
Btw, I´m always playing in a narrow position when standing. Otherwise I can´t play anything but riffing. huh.gif

Coud I get the 100 bpm backing track, please?

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post May 31 2009, 02:25 PM
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Here is 100bpm!

And about those runs,
try practicing as I told you in chat, runs only
and then add bar before and after runs to cover both 16ths and 16th triplets. smile.gif

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post Jun 8 2009, 09:07 PM
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My performance from Friday. biggrin.gif
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post Jun 8 2009, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 8 2009, 10:07 PM) *


My performance from Friday. biggrin.gif


That was nice playing Tolek!!

You were kind of insecure at the beginning or perhaps
you couldn't hear backing nicely so you were out of time a bit but no big deal.
Hybrid arpeggios came out top class btw!! smile.gif

I believe you're still struggling with this tune
and to be honest it isn't kind of tune to relax a lot and play,
there is something going on all the time and you really need to be focused.

But you did it good tho it can be better, you know what to fix,
thanks for sharing Tolek! smile.gif


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post Jun 8 2009, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 8 2009, 11:52 PM) *
That was nice playing Tolek!!

You were kind of insecure at the beginning or perhaps
you couldn't hear backing nicely so you were out of time a bit but no big deal.
Hybrid arpeggios came out top class btw!! smile.gif

I believe you're still struggling with this tune
and to be honest it isn't kind of tune to relax a lot and play,
there is something going on all the time and you really need to be focused.

But you did it good tho it can be better, you know what to fix,
thanks for sharing Tolek! smile.gif

Thanks for the comment, Muris. smile.gif You are right, I didn´t hear the backing very good sometimes. And my guitar was too low for me. But all in all, it was fine, I think. biggrin.gif

I just have to play it more often and do some technique exercices, then this piece will be perfect.

Btw, I got an invitation to play on the school party of my old school after this show. biggrin.gif Everybody wants me to play now. biggrin.gif My career in Luxembourg started. cool.gif laugh.gif

Have a lot of fun in London. My family and me are thinking about you on Saturday! My mother and me are going to watch the show, as well. wink.gif
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post Jun 8 2009, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 8 2009, 11:59 PM) *
Btw, I got an invitation to play on the school party of my old school after this show. biggrin.gif Everybody wants me to play now. biggrin.gif My career in Luxembourg started. cool.gif laugh.gif


That's brilliant Tolek, that's how it starts actually, well done!!!!!!!!! smile.gif

QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 8 2009, 11:59 PM) *
I just have to play it more often and do some technique exercices, then this piece will be perfect.


It's always like that, put some extra effort and things will be as they should. wink.gif

QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 8 2009, 11:59 PM) *
Have a lot of fun in London. My family and me are thinking about you on Saturday! My mother and me are going to watch the show, as well. wink.gif


Thank you very much! smile.gif


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post Jun 23 2009, 08:44 PM
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Little update on Dreamin. I found a progression for the verse and have some structure in it after recording everything again.
The lead melody is fixed now, but I didn´t play it that good. laugh.gif This is only a test version. wink.gif

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Update on PG lesson. I just practised some runs of this lesson and it´s getting pretty clean and fast (100 bpm). However, I have no video yet because I can´t play the lesson entirely at that tempo (not clean enough). Getting fast is difficult! biggrin.gif
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Nice new part in Dreaming, I liked Em chord a lot,
you should definately use it more often in this progression,
it gives some nice dimension to the whole piece!
Now, I hear that you tend to play F note every time
when Gm chord appears which is kind a reasonable,
you want to switch from D to Dm key entirely.
BUT you can also try with F# note, it won't sound wrong,
the only alteration there would be Bb (which is played in chord already)
so you'd get Gmmaj7 chord, that one sounds nice too. smile.gif

100 bpm sounds cool for PG tho, give it some extra time
and bump the thread whenever you record a clip
or need some extra advice!


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 25 2009, 12:56 PM) *
Nice new part in Dreaming, I liked Em chord a lot,
you should definately use it more often in this progression,
it gives some nice dimension to the whole piece!
Now, I hear that you tend to play F note every time
when Gm chord appears which is kind a reasonable,
you want to switch from D to Dm key entirely.
BUT you can also try with F# note, it won't sound wrong,
the only alteration there would be Bb (which is played in chord already)
so you'd get Gmmaj7 chord, that one sounds nice too. smile.gif

Thanks. biggrin.gif I know of course what I can play, but thanks for your help anyway. smile.gif
I plan to use that E min chord (actually it´s a Em #6 or C#m7/E chord for me) in the modulating part (D Maj -> D min). I´ll think about what else I can play there.

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 25 2009, 12:56 PM) *
100 bpm sounds cool for PG tho, give it some extra time
and bump the thread whenever you record a clip
or need some extra advice!

Ok. smile.gif I tried to play it while standing and I´m feeling a bit more comfortable than some time ago.
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post Jun 28 2009, 08:20 PM
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Hey Muris! smile.gif
Do you like this composition?
Attached File  Oriental_Rock.mp3 ( 643.06K ) Number of downloads: 37


I thought of reapplying for a teacher at GMC when I composed this piece. smile.gif It´s not well played, tho. laugh.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 28 2009, 09:20 PM) *
Hey Muris! smile.gif
Do you like this composition?
Attached File  Oriental_Rock.mp3 ( 643.06K ) Number of downloads: 37


I thought of reapplying for a teacher at GMC when I composed this piece. smile.gif It´s not well played, tho. laugh.gif


Very, very interesting groove and melody Tolek,
keep it grow!
Not so well played as you said but it's still in composing phase
so it can pass. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 28 2009, 10:25 PM) *
Very, very interesting groove and melody Tolek,
keep it grow!
Not so well played as you said but it's still in composing phase
so it can pass. smile.gif

Thanks, Muris. smile.gif Actually, I planned to keep it that short and make a lesson out of it. However, I started thinking of developing it even more and make a song out of it, like Dreamin. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 28 2009, 10:31 PM) *
Thanks, Muris. smile.gif Actually, I planned to keep it that short and make a lesson out of it. However, I started thinking of developing it even more and make a song out of it, like Dreamin. smile.gif


Sure thing, lesson would be cool as well
plus you never know how tune is gonna develop. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 28 2009, 10:33 PM) *
Sure thing, lesson would be cool as well
plus you never know how tune is gonna develop. smile.gif

Yeah, that´s right.
Man, I´m looking so much forward to the holidays. Then nothing can stop me composing my songs! biggrin.gif Just thinking about this freedom is awesome! laugh.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 28 2009, 10:35 PM) *
Yeah, that´s right.
Man, I´m looking so much forward to the holidays. Then nothing can stop me composing my songs! biggrin.gif Just thinking about this freedom is awesome! laugh.gif


Composing is a blast, I can tell you that. biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 28 2009, 10:53 PM) *
Composing is a blast, I can tell you that. biggrin.gif

Yes, I had a few of those pleasant composing moments where I could sit down and write endless melodies that sound good. Yesterday was my last one (Oriental Rock thing biggrin.gif). You know how to get them more often? I personally can do it best at night. I think this is because nobody disturbs me... smile.gif
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Jun 28 2009, 10:57 PM) *
Yes, I had a few of those pleasant composing moments where I could sit down and write endless melodies that sound good. Yesterday was my last one (Oriental Rock thing biggrin.gif). You know how to get them more often? I personally can do it best at night. I think this is because nobody disturbs me... smile.gif


That's inspiration, hard to set a rule, it's very personal,
some people need to listen to something in order to be inspired,
you seem to like the night cause no one disturbs you etc.
Of course, you can't compose if someone disturbs you. biggrin.gif
Now, you could use one of those hotel signs on the door
so you could compose even during a day,
"Do NOT Disturb". biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 29 2009, 01:52 PM) *
That's inspiration, hard to set a rule, it's very personal,
some people need to listen to something in order to be inspired,
you seem to like the night cause no one disturbs you etc.
Of course, you can't compose if someone disturbs you. biggrin.gif
Now, you could use one of those hotel signs on the door
so you could compose even during a day,
"Do NOT Disturb". biggrin.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Good idea, I´ll take such a sign from my next hotel vacation! biggrin.gif
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