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post Oct 13 2009, 10:54 PM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Oct 10 2009, 06:24 PM) *
Sound good man. Looking forward to your video. I'll focus on your pull-offs if there giving you problems and we'll get it fixed.

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Sorry Jeff

I know I promised you a vid but not had time to do it yet

Still working on emirs lesson though so hopefully soon

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post Oct 16 2009, 01:15 AM
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So when are you going to upload your assignments?
It doesn't need to be perfect Tony, just your best effort is all I expect. wink.gif smile.gif

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post Oct 16 2009, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the kick up the backside! tongue.gif tongue.gif

No probs with that!

Here is first video, still just working throughthe pentatonic shapes but I have worked quite hard at making sure I embed the correct fingering, using the pinky! So this week has been about unlearning bad habits. Hopefully you agree I am getting there, despite a couple of bum notes. For some reason I keep doing that whenever vid is running.




I am trying to get into the habit of leaving the video running a lot when I practice so hopefully uploads will start to come quicker now.

Tomorrow I hope to give you a slow run through of Emirs lesson, parts of it are really shocking!

With regard to Ivans workshop what exactly do you want me to record, the first parts are really slow and no probs is it ok if I jump in a little way in?

The Marcus lesson I have first two videos down quite well and working slowly on the rest.

Im not so busy this weekend so hopefully will give you pleanty too look at.

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post Oct 16 2009, 10:17 PM
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Hehe... biggrin.gif perfect timing. I just got home from work, grabbed a seat, hit refresh, BAM! There your upload was. smile.gif

Give me a moment to look things over and I'll comment soon.

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That looks great Tony! Awesome job with that! I know how hard it can be to break bad habits. It may still feel weird right now, but your left hand looks like it should and you seem comfortable from what I can tell.

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Tomorrow I hope to give you a slow run through of Emirs lesson, parts of it are really shocking!


That would be great! Looking forward to it.

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With regard to Ivans workshop what exactly do you want me to record, the first parts are really slow and no probs is it ok if I jump in a little way in?


Sorry if I didn't explain this well in my previous post. The lesson links you posted for Ivan are mostly just exercises. Your playing the same patterns but to a metronome using different tempo's etc. So I believe what I asked was for you to just take one video (pattern), record your take playing to a metronome just like he is doing (don't forget about the link I gave you to download mp3 metronome tracks). Each week we will do a different video. For this 1st upload I want the whole thing with metronome (slow parts also). It won't take you long and it will also get you more comfortable playing in front of your web cam. I have to know you understand the different note durations, etc. After that then maybe we can change things OK?

Ask if you have questions.

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The Marcus lesson I have first two videos down quite well and working slowly on the rest.


Just uploading a video of where your at in the lesson is fine. If you can do the first 2 videos then that's cool. I was only asking I think for at least one a week just like the others, but you decide what is a good pace for you.

Nice work so far Tony smile.gif cool.gif


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post Oct 17 2009, 09:50 PM
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HI Jeff

Here is a vid of the first couple od videos fron Marcus's pentatonic solo lesson at 120bpm.

I can play it better but was a little reticent due to the fact that the neighbours complained about constantly hearing my guitar today! Its hard to play rock quietly!! I wasnt actually loud, amp was on 2. I wouldn't mind them complaining except that they have a baby which keeps me awake all night, they have four dogs which yap all day and crap everywhere in the street!! Oh well such is life dry.gif



Shouldnt be long before I send you the whole thing, all that practice with the pentatonic shapes makes this one not too difficult.

Will send you something tomorrow on Ivans stuff.


What are you playing through at the mo?



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post Oct 18 2009, 04:12 PM
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Hi Jeff

Here is my first upload for Ivans pentatonic workshop.

I mistakenly set the metronome at 90 instead of the 80 which I think he used in his lesson. I think I am nearly there at that speed but not quite.

The last but 16th triplets are still beyond me.



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post Oct 18 2009, 05:47 PM
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Nice job getting your assinments uploaded. I will look them over closer an comment later this evening. See if you can get an upload of Emirs lesson up today as well. That would be great!

Sorry for not having the time to comment now. It is Football Sunday and my team is 4 and 1. I'm going to a game day party. We're in 1st place for the 1st time in ***??? years lol. ohmy.gif

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post Oct 18 2009, 05:49 PM
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Enjoy!!

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We're in 1st place for the 1st time in ***??? years


I know what thats like , my team got relegated last season!!


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post Oct 20 2009, 09:12 PM
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Hi Jeff

Just done a quick take of Emirs lesson, still not all the way through but I am working hard at it. Progress is very slow on this one! Still finding pull offs difficult.

I know this is rubbish so no need to pull any punches!



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post Oct 22 2009, 03:26 AM
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Hey Tony I’m really sorry for the delay with your comments. I have had a fever (flu) for the past several days. Anyway, nice job getting all your assignments done!

Comments:

Video1 - Marcus's pentatonic solo lesson at 120bpm.
It was difficult to hear what was going on rhythm wise because the backing track was to low. That said, it sounds like your making good progress with it so lets add another video section or 2 and then upload a take from the beginning of the lesson including the new sections. If you could record into a DAW (maybe use headphones so you won’t bother your neighbors) or get a better mix with backtrack and guitar that would be great.

Video 2 - Ivans pentatonic workshop.
Ok, lets forget about uploading the Half notes section from here on out. You got that. Quarter notes (one note per click) you nailed also but I still want this included with furture uploads. As for the rest of the video I want you to go back and look at how many notes are being played per beat and bar. Also I want you to drop the metronome speed down for some of these so you really get a feel for it. Lets keep working with this CAGED position so we can focus on the tempo and note values. Once we get it right for this one then the others will be a piece of cake. Use the tips below and see if this helps. You need to either count the beats in your head or out load when your playing to get the right feel. Trust me! Also practicing these exercises without being plugged up to your amp and just sitting on you couch if you don’t want to bother anyone is cool. This will help your picking accuracy as well.
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1st watch Ivans 1st video where he explains the note values. Use my counting tips and for your next upload try using the slower metronome speeds I suggeusted. If they feel to quick then you can adjust them. The point is to play the note values correctly and clean.
Quarter notes – one note per beat (4 per each bar) played at 80bpm
Count 1, 2, 3, 4 when you play will help
Eighth notes – 2 notes per beat (8 per each bar) played at 80bpm
Count 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 when you play will help
Eighth note Triplets – 3 notes per beat (12 per each bar) at 70bpm or 60bpm to start
Count 1 e and 2 e and 3 e and 4 e and
16th notes – 4 notes per beat (16 per each bar) at 50bpm or 60bpm
Count 1 e and a 2 e and a 3 e and a 4 e and a
16th note triplets – 6 notes per beat (24 per each bar) at 40bpm
Not sure how this would be counted but just think of it as to groups of 3 played per beat quick. Like an eight note feel but twice as many notes.

Video 3 - Emirs lesson,
You’re making some good progress with this. Please continue to work on it at the same speed your practicing in the video. The pull offs will come with some more practice so don’t worry. I have an exercise, which will help, and I’ll make a video and upload it by this weekend. I’ll explain more with the video. Only thing I am concerned about is towards the end of your video where you started to play around the 9th fret. Your pinky gave out and you tried to finish with just your first 3 fingers. That’s when things really feel apart. It’s just a matter of a little more finger strength and muscle memory.

Your truly doing a wonderful job so lets just keep it up and move forward. smile.gif


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Oh, sorry you asked what I was working on. It's cool that your interested and thanks for asking. Right now as far as lessons go there are 4 that I hope to upload to the REC over the next few months. I'm working on some bit and pieces of each one to get them just right. I want things to be as perfect as possible so I'm practicing patients also.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/80s-Hard-Rock/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Steve-...-Soloing-Style/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Joe_Sa...rgotten_part_2/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/joe_sa...lways_with_you/


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post Oct 22 2009, 06:30 AM
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Hi Jeff,

Sorry you been feeling poorly, hope you are on the mend!

Thanks for the great and detailed comments, I do appreciate them and the time you give to this.

Will do my best to follow your advice, I really want to do this the right way, for 20 years I noodled around and strummed a few chords. I have made more progress in the last 6 months than the previous 20 years!

With regard to recording videos I think you are right it is better to record into a DAW (I use reaper). Will give that a try this weekend.

I must quizz you about pod farm vst soon as I havent really tried it yet. I use gearbox with my UX2.

Good luck with your REC uploads I will look out for them!

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post Oct 22 2009, 06:29 PM
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Just looked closely at Emir and how he does the pulloffs. Got one or two ides to try but still puzzled as to how he keeps it so clean.???


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post Oct 22 2009, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (Boson @ Oct 22 2009, 01:29 PM) *
Just looked closely at Emir and how he does the pulloffs. Got one or two ides to try but still puzzled as to how he keeps it so clean.???


Use your index finger to mute the strings behind it and your palm to mute the ones in front. Holding the guitar in your lap you would pull off down towards you feet with kind of a flicking away motion. Hard to explain in worlds maybe thats why I thought a video might help. In your video you look like your just lifting your finger off the string when you pull off. You need to flick down and away with some force. Give it a try and let me know if it helps.


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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Oct 22 2009, 07:57 PM) *
Use your index finger to mute the strings behind it and your palm to mute the ones in front. Holding the guitar in your lap you would pull off down towards you feet with kind of a flicking away motion. Hard to explain in worlds maybe thats why I thought a video might help. In your video you look like your just lifting your finger off the string when you pull off. You need to flick down and away with some force. Give it a try and let me know if it helps.


Cheers

I think I'm sort of half doing that but also maybe trying too hard! I think the finger doning the pullof needs to come to rest on the string below and thus provides muting if those strings.

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Your string action isn't to low is it. That could cause fret buzz and kill the sustain of the the note ring out right. Just a thought. Have you tried adding a little drive to your sound. That could help but don't use something over the top (metal sound).


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Quick video that i hope will show you what I am doing



Sorry about poor quality (not sure that I am that impressed with this cam so far!)

Am I using correct technique for pulloffs?

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Hi Jeff

Hope you are well, I am practicing hard but might not manage videos this week as I am on a tights schedule work wise and acting as a taxi to my daughter!! (She has a much better social life than I do wink.gif ) Also I am off to England at the weekend for my parents 50th wedding aniversary get together so vids next week!

I'm really pleased with my progress with the pentatonic scale, and the timing thing is I think coming along nicely. Still not great with the Emir pulloffs but I will keep at it. I am determined to master it!! Pinky is almost blistered with practicing it so having to take it a little carefully.



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QUOTE (Boson @ Oct 27 2009, 02:56 PM) *
Hi Jeff

Hope you are well, I am practicing hard but might not manage videos this week as I am on a tights schedule work wise and acting as a taxi to my daughter!! (She has a much better social life than I do wink.gif ) Also I am off to England at the weekend for my parents 50th wedding aniversary get together so vids next week!

I'm really pleased with my progress with the pentatonic scale, and the timing thing is I think coming along nicely. Still not great with the Emir pulloffs but I will keep at it. I am determined to master it!! Pinky is almost blistered with practicing it so having to take it a little carefully.


50 years, wow, that's great!
Next week is fine Tony, no problems. Sounds like you should give your pinky a break anyway. Is it the pinky pull-offs that are giving you a hard time mostly? The only thing I can really comment on from your video is that maybe your pressing to hard and not flicking enough. Pull (flick down) off more than worrying about pushing down on the note. Your not suppost to be doing hammer-ons. Fret note, pick note and then p[ull-off to the next note. You where also playing high up on the next which can be tough when your fingers on strong. Try and practice them between the 5th and 8th fret so your finger aren't stretched apart so much and you'll build strength quicker.

I'll give you a video response and exercise for pull-offs after your next upload. I want to see where your at 1st.

Have a good time smile.gif


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Hope you had a nice trip.

How are things going with your playing? Anything you need from me at this point?


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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Nov 8 2009, 05:10 PM) *
Hope you had a nice trip.

How are things going with your playing? Anything you need from me at this point?



Hi Jeff

Trip to England went well.

I had hoped to have some videos for you this weekend but work is being very demanding at the moment so hopefully sometime midweek should have something for you to look at.

I feel progress has stalled a little this week as I have been less focussed lots of noodling but not much structured practice. Guess thats no bad thing sometimes. But I do think pulloffs are a little better.

Speak to you soon.


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