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Muris Varajic
post Jun 9 2009, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for input Roger, it's matter of time and practicing,
keep working and record as often as you can!

Thanks for your kind wishes tho, means a lot, talk soon! smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2009, 08:06 PM
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Hi Muris,

Just a quick update here: practicing the intermediate hybrid picking lesson quite a lot, however I am struggling heavily with getting some of the sections clean played. Somehow my right hand fingers are not listening to my brain smile.gif. Will upload a take at 120 bpm in the next couple of days hopefully.

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post Jun 21 2009, 01:01 AM
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Hey Roger, great to hear from you!!

Yeah I know, many of my intermediate lesson
might be advanced for someone but it's sooo relative,
pardon me if I make mistake while rating 3 levels sometimes. smile.gif

Let me know if you need any help or hint with it tho!


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post Jun 21 2009, 01:09 AM
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Hehe, good that at least this lesson is rated 6 by you wink.gif ,

Well, in order to clean it up I guess I just have to work to use my right hand fingers very carefully and mute all the not used strings as well with my left hand and right hand palm as much as possible.

Will keep on it smile.gif


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post Jun 27 2009, 01:05 PM
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Hi Muris,

Here is a take at about 110 - 120 bpm on the intermediate hybrid picking lesson. I am far from happy with it, but it took much too long in the first place to record something in the first place. Some of the sections need a bit of clean-up, and those I can actually already play cleaner already, however I struggle big-time with the bars 9 - 12. How can I get those at least a bit cleaner wink.gif .

Anyways all comments are much appreciated smile.gif
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Muris Varajic
post Jun 27 2009, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for update Roger,
it is a bit sloppy but you're getting there! smile.gif

Here's one thing that I noticed tho,
you seem to play very soft here, both with pick and fingers.
Don't get me wrong, being able to play soft is some sort of a gift,
many guys can't do that, they hit heavily all the time!
But when you have kind a faster licks to play
it usually ends sloppy it you don't apply enough energy into picking,
and that very energy within picking (pick and fingers)
will help you to sync hands nicely too, believe me.
You're still pretty new to this technique
so that's why you should "attack" more on every note for now,
later on you can play it softer and more smoother
as you get more comfortable with technique.

So here's what I would do,
I would simply practice each lick separately over and over,
with more power in right hand, string should swing every time you hit it,
that might be your guide here!
As you can see in video, strings are not moving up and down
as you play them cause there is no enough power,
add more, play licks separately, start very slowly and upgrade the speed smoothly,
that should work. smile.gif


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post Jul 1 2009, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 27 2009, 02:18 PM) *
Thanks for update Roger,
it is a bit sloppy but you're getting there! smile.gif

Here's one thing that I noticed tho,
you seem to play very soft here, both with pick and fingers.
Don't get me wrong, being able to play soft is some sort of a gift,
many guys can't do that, they hit heavily all the time!
But when you have kind a faster licks to play
it usually ends sloppy it you don't apply enough energy into picking,
and that very energy within picking (pick and fingers)
will help you to sync hands nicely too, believe me.
You're still pretty new to this technique
so that's why you should "attack" more on every note for now,
later on you can play it softer and more smoother
as you get more comfortable with technique.

So here's what I would do,
I would simply practice each lick separately over and over,
with more power in right hand, string should swing every time you hit it,
that might be your guide here!
As you can see in video, strings are not moving up and down
as you play them cause there is no enough power,
add more, play licks separately, start very slowly and upgrade the speed smoothly,
that should work. smile.gif


Thanks a lot Muris for the advice. It surely helps a lot.

I will be leaving tomorrow for quite a lengthy holiday, returning around the 22nd of July most probably, so won't be able to record any videos until then, however I will keep practicing things as I will take my acoustic guitar with me smile.gif

Any plans for yourself regarding holiday in the comming months?

Cheers
Roger


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Muris Varajic
post Jul 2 2009, 09:14 PM
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Holidays, sound like a good time, have a great one Roger!! smile.gif

And yeah, bring your guitar with you, try some new stuff if you get some time
and hit me here in thread if needed, no problem at all. wink.gif

My vacation..hmm... I had some nice plans for August
but I've been getting new jobs invitations almost daily
so I might skip it this year, most likely, will see. sad.gif

Anyhow, don't listen to me complaining about everything
run and catch some sun, talk soon! cool.gif


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post Jul 21 2009, 08:32 AM
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Hi Muris,

As you might have already noticed ... am back from Spain. Had a great time and learned a lot whilst playing the acoustic guitar as well. Completely swamped myself with a lot of advanced theory stuff which is opening up a whole lot of new possible roads to take to make music.

Gonna start again on the hybrid picking lesson to get that better soonish smile.gif

Cheers
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Muris Varajic
post Jul 21 2009, 02:30 PM
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Hey Roger!

Good to hear from you, glad you had a great time in Spain tho. smile.gif

Hit me with some new recordings when you can
and feel free to talk about theory that you've been diving it recently!


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 21 2009, 03:30 PM) *
Hey Roger!

Good to hear from you, glad you had a great time in Spain tho. smile.gif

Hit me with some new recordings when you can
and feel free to talk about theory that you've been diving it recently!


Will surely do that Muris.

Would appreciate it if you could give me your opinion and some further guidance on how to improve this improvisation I recorded today: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=29083&st=0

Many thanks!

This post has been edited by Velvet Roger: Jul 21 2009, 04:25 PM


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post Jul 21 2009, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Jul 21 2009, 05:24 PM) *
Will surely do that Muris.

Would appreciate it if you could give me your opinion and some further guidance on how to improve this improvisation I recorded today: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=29083&st=0

Many thanks!


That was done with lot of feel, like it!! smile.gif

But you need to be aware of few things when improvising
if you want it to sound 100% smooth and intelligent.
Chords in progression and strong notes.
Per example, this BT is in a key of G and you've been using
Em pentatonic a lot which AIN'T wrong considering
that G and Em ARE relatives, meaning same notes are in the game.
But if you land on E note over G chord that sounds pretty weak,
and you did that several times.
So this is pure theory part considering improvisation,
be aware of what is happening around you.

Next this is timing, you seem to play very relaxed
and that's good BUT too much relaxed playing leads to not so tight rhythmic.
Try to think more of timing, 8th notes, triplets, 16th notes etc.
I'm not saying that you should play like robot all the time, no way,
but sometimes you must thing of rhythmic.
Another way to test your timing and how much it is tight actually:
record improvisation and tab it or transcribe in GP or som.
Notes won't be a problem I hope but rhythmic might cause you LOT of headache
cause it ain't that straight and tight.

Think more of those things when improvising, it should work. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 21 2009, 06:07 PM) *
That was done with lot of feel, like it!! smile.gif

But you need to be aware of few things when improvising
if you want it to sound 100% smooth and intelligent.
Chords in progression and strong notes.
Per example, this BT is in a key of G and you've been using
Em pentatonic a lot which AIN'T wrong considering
that G and Em ARE relatives, meaning same notes are in the game.
But if you land on E note over G chord that sounds pretty weak,
and you did that several times.
So this is pure theory part considering improvisation,
be aware of what is happening around you.

Next this is timing, you seem to play very relaxed
and that's good BUT too much relaxed playing leads to not so tight rhythmic.
Try to think more of timing, 8th notes, triplets, 16th notes etc.
I'm not saying that you should play like robot all the time, no way,
but sometimes you must thing of rhythmic.
Another way to test your timing and how much it is tight actually:
record improvisation and tab it or transcribe in GP or som.
Notes won't be a problem I hope but rhythmic might cause you LOT of headache
cause it ain't that straight and tight.

Think more of those things when improvising, it should work. smile.gif


Thanks a lot Muris, much appreciated!

Quite funny that I was perfectly aware that the backing was in G and I was also not intending to play the Em pentatonic during my playing, however somehow I got attracted to play that E note a lot in this take. In other takes, I was much more playing the G note as a landing note instead smile.gif. Anyways, it's very good to keep in mind and to work on!

Regarding rhythm I have still a long way to go before improvising with knowing exactly what I am planning to play in the near future I guess, which makes me play all kind of things (with and without a steady rhythm pattern wink.gif ).

Best thing though for me in this was though that it is my first recording of several minutes which is acceptable and makes me want to do this more often biggrin.gif .

Thanks again!


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post Jul 21 2009, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Jul 21 2009, 08:33 PM) *
Best thing though for me in this was though that it is my first recording of several minutes which is acceptable and makes me want to do this more often biggrin.gif .

Thanks again!


Of course Roger!!

Main this is to feel comfortable when jamming,
polishing will come naturally, keep them coming. smile.gif


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post Jul 25 2009, 11:32 AM
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A little update smile.gif

Making some nice progress on they hybrid picking lesson following your advice and hopefully will record a take later today or tomorrow (might be even full speed wink.gif ).

Must say that my total playing skills have definitely improved over the last weeks whilst only playing the acoustic .... overall alternate picking speed definitely increased with several BPM as well as my fretboard knowledge due to the large number of chords/intervals I recognize better now.

Coming to a point now for the first time that I think that I might be able to tackle some more advanced instrumental tunes smile.gif

Your help has been really invaluable for all the progress I have made (can imagine how my bending/vibrato would have been without your help biggrin.gif ) in the last months and will be during the coming ones. Many, many thanks for that!

Cheers
Roger

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post Jul 25 2009, 09:10 PM
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That's just AWESOME Roger!!! smile.gif

Spot on with acoustic btw,
it helps with picking big time,
you have to pick harder and with more accuracy, no doubt,
you are doing a very wise thing by spending more time with your acoustic!

Looking forward to your new takes. smile.gif


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Hi Muris,

Finally recovering a bit from the flu-symptoms I had in the beginning of the week as you knew, so here is take on the hybrid intermediate one. Hopefully it improved since the previous one. Tried to have the fingerpicking a bit stronger now as well. I have quite a bit difficulty with playing this clean at several spots. I am looking forward for your comments wink.gif .

In the meantime I had a bit of a thought on how to proceed and I guess one of my main issues is proper phrasing/rhythm (as you pointed out during the improvisation take). Also, my legato needs some work I guess (I hear that comment quite a few times 'legato is a bit weak'). Any good lessons you could recommend for me to work on?

Am learning/memorizing the 5 CAGED arpeggio shapes for Maj/Min/Maj7/m7/7/m7b5 chords at this moment as well, in order to include more chordial phrasing in my playing. Would be awesome if there is a lesson which could incorporate both things smile.gif

Many thanks!

Roger

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Muris Varajic
post Jul 30 2009, 09:38 PM
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Hey Roger, great to have you back on track! smile.gif

I watched clip you posted and here are my thoughts.
Your finger picking IS pretty stronger now and I very salute that!
But I'm noticing a tiny problem in another area which is pick.
You seem to do pretty wide movements when you play with the pick
which moves your hand totally and that leads to hitting unwanted string,
or you simply miss a string.
So my advice would be to try some simple exercises along with the lessons.
Take D and G strings per example, any 2 notes on those strings,
G note on D and D note on G maybe, a 5th.
And then play them looped, upstroke on D string and G note with middle finger.
Play them countless times, start slowly and keep your movements smooth and short,
then upgrade your tempo a little.
Then try similar thing with D and B string, D with the pick and B string with ring finger.
Of course you can use different strings for these exercises, I'm just telling one.
Keep your movements as short as possible while keeping the same attack,
that's probably heavy task for you atm but I'll get better after a while
and with more practicing. smile.gif


Now about legato.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/legato-lesson/
There's one legato lesson but you might also wanna try something from Legato and Picking serial,
it's 3 level serial, check it out and tell me which one suits you the best
and of course let me know which BTs you would like.

Regarding those arpeggios that you're practicing, that VERY smart thing to do!
Now, I can't think of any lesson (or at least not from me) that would cover all that
but you should be able to play all those shapes in any key and over any backing track imo.
And you don't even have to follow same type of chord of every arpeggio.
Let me try to explain this.
We are in a key of Am and there is Am chord, 2 bars approx.
What can we play over that chord arpeggio wise?
You can play Am, Am7, Cmaj7 (works like an Am9 chord), Em7(works as an Am9 without 3rd) etc.
Some of those arpeggios would NOT cover everything that chord has
but it doesn't matter, you don't have to follow the same chord all the time.
Specially this Em7 arpeggio over Am chord per example, try it, sounds VERY smooth. smile.gif


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post Jul 30 2009, 10:06 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 30 2009, 10:38 PM) *
Hey Roger, great to have you back on track! smile.gif

I watched clip you posted and here are my thoughts.
Your finger picking IS pretty stronger now and I very salute that!
But I'm noticing a tiny problem in another area which is pick.
You seem to do pretty wide movements when you play with the pick
which moves your hand totally and that leads to hitting unwanted string,
or you simply miss a string.
So my advice would be to try some simple exercises along with the lessons.
Take D and G strings per example, any 2 notes on those strings,
G note on D and D note on G maybe, a 5th.
And then play them looped, upstroke on D string and G note with middle finger.
Play them countless times, start slowly and keep your movements smooth and short,
then upgrade your tempo a little.
Then try similar thing with D and B string, D with the pick and B string with ring finger.
Of course you can use different strings for these exercises, I'm just telling one.
Keep your movements as short as possible while keeping the same attack,
that's probably heavy task for you atm but I'll get better after a while
and with more practicing. smile.gif


Will start working on that particular picking problem, many thanks for pointing that out to me smile.gif

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 30 2009, 10:38 PM) *
Now about legato.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/legato-lesson/
There's one legato lesson but you might also wanna try something from Legato and Picking serial,
it's 3 level serial, check it out and tell me which one suits you the best
and of course let me know which BTs you would like.


Will look at them, and let you know asap!

QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 30 2009, 10:38 PM) *
Regarding those arpeggios that you're practicing, that VERY smart thing to do!
Now, I can't think of any lesson (or at least not from me) that would cover all that
but you should be able to play all those shapes in any key and over any backing track imo.
And you don't even have to follow same type of chord of every arpeggio.
Let me try to explain this.
We are in a key of Am and there is Am chord, 2 bars approx.
What can we play over that chord arpeggio wise?
You can play Am, Am7, Cmaj7 (works like an Am9 chord), Em7(works as an Am9 without 3rd) etc.
Some of those arpeggios would NOT cover everything that chord has
but it doesn't matter, you don't have to follow the same chord all the time.
Specially this Em7 arpeggio over Am chord per example, try it, sounds VERY smooth. smile.gif


Am working on chord substitutions as well quite a bit lately, so that fits in nicely with your suggestions, cheers!


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Sixt Bov-105C (Ovation-like acoustic) - Ibanez SGT-130 (Jumbo acoustic)
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Velvet Roger
post Aug 1 2009, 07:30 AM
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Hey Muris,

The backing track from the legato lesson would be a great start. So if you could send me that, would be great! After I have that one under my belt I will also work on the legato/picking serial.

Believe it or not, but it's the first time I ever solely practice legato (not being part of a total solo), and I notice that I need to work on this big time. But the first practice already pays off, so am extremely happy with it smile.gif

Your hybrid picking exercise is also helping me quite a bit to get my picking movement improved. Only my girlfriend hates me now, due to the monotonous practice wink.gif tongue.gif .

Cheers
Roger


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Peerless Journeyman (solid spruce/maple)
Sixt Bov-105C (Ovation-like acoustic) - Ibanez SGT-130 (Jumbo acoustic)
London City VS-1 (Precision bass) - Baton Rouge U3S (Ukelele)
Fender HotRod Deluxe 40W combo - Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue 5W combo - Marshall JCM 900 50W Hi-Gain combo

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