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post Feb 20 2007, 12:39 AM
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post Feb 20 2007, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE (TheProof @ Feb 19 2007, 05:39 PM) *
here's a blues solo derived from the very very basic blues penatonics and riffs i know
please enjoy



You need your timing. You are hitting notes pretty well, but without timing you just have a bunch of notes. Timing is where songs become fun to play and more so to hear. I rarely ever play or even practice with out a timing source. Before GMC my timing was mostly drum tracks, but the drum tracks are a little more forgiving than a metronome. Get your timing off with a metronome and people that have never played know you are off.
What songs or riffs do you practice on a regular bases? You need to be able to sit down and play several measure of music over and over doing the exact same thing every time. If you don't, you are not training your hands and your mind to work as one.
Just keep working hard and you will see lots of changes.


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post Feb 20 2007, 02:31 AM
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i can do riffs and licks perfect everytime, but i dont know if its the right time signature for them lol because in my mind everything is going 99 miles an hour blink.gif lol anyways thanks for the advice i still really need to get a metronome im planning on getting one tomarrow smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2007, 02:34 AM
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QUOTE (leedbreak @ Feb 19 2007, 07:43 PM) *
You need your timing. You are hitting notes pretty well, but without timing you just have a bunch of notes. Timing is where songs become fun to play and more so to hear. I rarely ever play or even practice with out a timing source. Before GMC my timing was mostly drum tracks, but the drum tracks are a little more forgiving than a metronome. Get your timing off with a metronome and people that have never played know you are off.
What songs or riffs do you practice on a regular bases? You need to be able to sit down and play several measure of music over and over doing the exact same thing every time. If you don't, you are not training your hands and your mind to work as one.
Just keep working hard and you will see lots of changes.


I agree - without timing and a sense of what the backing chords are, it becomes just a sequence of notes without context. I bet you have a backing track in your head - why don't you try and record that first, even if it is just you playing chords in the background, then we will be able to get a sense of how the solo fits together, and understand the development of your musical ideas.

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post Feb 20 2007, 02:58 AM
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thanks for the tips! i'll definetly try that asap but for now, homework -.-


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screw homework! lol im gonna record a few more thigns


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post Feb 20 2007, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (TheProof @ Feb 20 2007, 03:12 AM) *
screw homework! lol im gonna record a few more thigns


Thats the spirit! laugh.gif


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post Feb 20 2007, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (TheProof @ Feb 20 2007, 02:31 AM) *
because in my mind everything is going 99 miles an hour


Than you should slow down to 20 miles per hour and play slowly the thing you think you can play 99 mph!! smile.gif Also - if you don't play with metronome - how can you be sure that you play it perfectly??


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post Feb 21 2007, 01:55 AM
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You are a young person that is faced with one of the best opportunities there can be. You have the talent, and the desire to play and you have the internet to learn by, I did not when I started. You can be better than everyone on this site before you are even considered an adult. If you spend the next 4 years practicing the way they are telling you on GMC, you will be amazing, I can promise you that.



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P.S. I do want to see your videos and see how thing are coming along, just not 5 in a week. I want to support your playing just like I want you to support mine.

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post Feb 28 2007, 07:00 PM
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no link? what happened? blink.gif
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post Mar 14 2007, 11:42 PM
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no link dude.whats up with that?


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