2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Hello!
Dexter
post Jul 28 2009, 03:21 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 28
Joined: 28-July 09
From: Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 7.448



Hey guys,

The names' Dex. I just wanted to come and drop a quick line and say hello from Ontario, Canada! I've been playing guitar for 3.5 months now, and I love every minute of of every waking day of it.

I enjoy just about all genres of music, but what really tickles my fancy and a perfect example of the type of music I want to play would be none of other than Joe Satriani with the song Searching. I just love those Wah sounds and the way they're used so smoothly with the melody.

When I can play music that makes the hair on my back stand up, I'll know I've made it where I want to be.

This is how I've pretty well mapped out my guitar journey thus far:

Basics:
[x] - Learn basic open chords (d,a,e,g,c minors, majors, suspended and 7th's)
[x] - Work on barre chords (e,a shaped)
[x] - Learn the Am pentatonic scale
[x] - Learn a few licks in the pentatonic scale
[x] - Learn the 12-bar blues
[x] - Practice getting my bends in tune (semi tone, tone, curls)
[!] - Practice technique (hammer-on, flick-off, more bends) !!!!
[ ] - Practice w/ a metronome (I need motivation to just turn it on)

Learn Say it Ain't so by Weezer IN FULL (every guitar part):
[x] - Learn the intro riff (good barre chord practice)
[x] - The bridge w/ distortion
[ ] - The second bridge w/ distortion and unison bends (hard to switch from the barre chord to the unison bend position sad.gif)
[x] - Learn the intro mini-solo
[ ] - Learn the little jazz lick
[!] - Learn the solo (got all of it but the last bit - I have a hard time reaching from 16 to 21 on the b string (index + ring finger)
[ ] - Play the song w/ a backing track, in time!
[ ] - Play the song on top of my backing track recording, but with the other guitar parts.

Intermediate:
[ ] - Learn some theory about scales, phrasing
[ ] - Start adding some intermediate techniques to my practice schedule
[ ] - Transcribe videos of people playing on youtube while watching them (where tabs aren't provided)
[ ] - Transcribe songs off the record (just the rhythm)
[ ] - Transcribe songs off the record (just the solo(s))


In a nutshell, the above should get you up to speed with my playing ability. [x] means I've done it, and [!] means it's in progress, but not quite there yet.

Before I started investing time into Say it Ain't So, I used to just play intro's to songs that I liked, but that never really got me anywhere. They were mainly just ways to practice technique and blurt out things that sounded like music for the sake of accomplishment. The greatest thing that I've learned so far is definitely to play a song all the way through. There is so much to learn from doing so.

About 3 weeks ago, I made one of the best decisions and bought myself a Fast Track Pro ($150 off eBay because it was b-stock). Combined with my Mexican Stratocaster, a pair of headphones and Guitar Rig 3+Pro Tools M-Powered - I can emulate expensive amps without disturbing the neighbors (I live in an apartment).I love recording even though it's not a masterpiece - because a year or two down the road I'll be able to compare my progress, laugh at my mistakes, and have a boat load of recording experience from my own home.

Yikes this post turned out to be a bit longer then I anticipated - so I must be getting back to work smile.gif. Oh the joy's of being a Web Developer!

Take care guys, and practice hard! I'm looking forward to some learning goodness and meeting some of you!

This post has been edited by Dexter: Jul 28 2009, 05:19 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pedja Simovic
post Jul 28 2009, 03:27 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 8.109
Joined: 13-September 08
From: Nis, Serbia
Member No.: 5.892



Welcome to GMC Dex !
Thats some great goals you got there. I am sure you will achieve them all here with us smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Emir Hot
post Jul 28 2009, 03:33 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 7.201
Joined: 14-July 08
From: London UK
Member No.: 5.490



Welcome to GMC Dex smile.gif


--------------------
Check out my <a href="https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Emir-Hot" target="_blank">Instructor profile</a>

www.emirhot.com
www.myspace.com/emirhotguitar
www.myspace.com/sevdahmetal
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chokehold
post Jul 28 2009, 03:56 PM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 445
Joined: 24-July 08
From: Sweden
Member No.: 5.563



Maybe I will steal your idea that you got there, I never seem to finish things and I think this would help me. Thanks!
And welcome to GMC! biggrin.gif


--------------------
Guitars: Schecter Hellraiser C-7, Epiphone SG, Some old fake Strat, and an acoustic of unknown brand.
Amp: Marshall MG 30DFX.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Velvet Roger
post Jul 28 2009, 04:15 PM
Post #5


Learning Tone Seeker
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 2.093
Joined: 5-August 08
From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Member No.: 5.631



Welcome to GMC! smile.gif


--------------------
"Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong."

Guitars & Amps
Brian Moore DC-1 Custom Shop (Cherry Sunburst, mahogany/rosewood)
Eric Johnson Signature Strat (2-tone Sunburst, alder/maple)
Ibanez RG770 (Black, basswood/rosewood)
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

Effects & Other stuff
POD Studio UX2 audio interface - Edirol MA-15D monitors
EH Double Muff - Fulltone GT-500 - Fulltone Fulldrive 2 Mosfet - Guitarsystems TrebleTool Junior - Guitarsystems FuzzTool Junior
Korg Pitchblack Tuner - MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay - TC Electronics Nova Modulator - Morley Bad Horsie 2 Wah
Shure SM58 - Roland PCR-500 midi controller/keyboard & Yamaha Clavinova CL-910 piano


My Website
My MySpace Page
My YouTube Channel
My Twitter Account
My Band 'Gonzo!'



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Jul 28 2009, 05:00 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



Nice plan you've got there Dexter,
welcome to GMC. smile.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Carlos Carrillo
post Jul 28 2009, 06:03 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.016
Joined: 8-February 08
From: Argentina
Member No.: 4.177



Welcome to GMC Dex!!! wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dexter
post Jul 28 2009, 06:59 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 28
Joined: 28-July 09
From: Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 7.448



QUOTE (Chokehold @ Jul 28 2009, 10:56 AM) *
Maybe I will steal your idea that you got there, I never seem to finish things and I think this would help me. Thanks!
And welcome to GMC! biggrin.gif


By all means! Thanks for the kind words from everyone. I certainly didn't expect this many replies - especially from the instructors! I'm proud to say that this site is by far the most action packed, educational, fun, creative, and inspirational - all in one!

Props to Kristopher and anybody else involved in making it happen!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lian Gerbino
post Jul 28 2009, 07:22 PM
Post #9


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.426
Joined: 14-April 08
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member No.: 4.895



welcome to the site. enjoy your stay man!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jerry Arcidiacon...
post Jul 28 2009, 08:30 PM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.220
Joined: 2-August 07
From: Turin, Italy
Member No.: 2.464



Hi Dexter and welcome to GMC smile.gif
Very good plan!


--------------------

::: Main Gear :::

Guitars : Washburn N4 Vintage | Washburn N2 | Washburn WI67Pro | Washburn WG-587 | Washburn EA20B
Amps : Laney GH50L (head) | Laney GS410 & GS212IE (cabinets) | Rocktron PROGAP Ultra (rack preamp) | Rocktron Velocity 150 (power amp) | Marshall VS230 (combo)
FXs : Rocktron Intellifex + custom pedalboard (check my video demo)
Other : Shredneck | Intellitouch PT10 tuner
Picks : Esseti Picks

Software & Recording Gear : Cubase 4 | Overloud TH1 | Mackie Onyx 400F | EZdrummer | Korg Pandora PX4D


-------------------------------------------------------

myspace.com/jerryarcidiacono

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Jul 28 2009, 09:40 PM
Post #11


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



Welcome to GMC Dexter!
Its really cool that you got your goals list setup like that! I'm sure you will fulfill them very soon! smile.gif


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vasilije Vukmiro...
post Jul 28 2009, 10:07 PM
Post #12


Jazz Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.691
Joined: 1-October 08
From: Belgrade
Member No.: 6.012



Welcome Dexter!

Nice mapping you have done! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
skennington
post Jul 29 2009, 12:37 AM
Post #13


Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374



Welcome to GMC Dex, if you think your exited now, just wait til you dive in and get more involved with the forum activities. It certainly is a great place to hang your guitar! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Santiago Diaz Ga...
post Jul 29 2009, 07:35 AM
Post #14


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 1.769
Joined: 28-April 09
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member No.: 7.117



Welcome Dex!. Nice planning!. I'm sure you'll achieve what you're looking for. Enjoy the site. Ask whatever you want whenever you feel you need help wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Laszlo Boross
post Jul 29 2009, 09:56 PM
Post #15


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 1.034
Joined: 9-July 09
From: Budapest
Member No.: 7.375



Welcome to GMC Dex! Enjoy the site!


--------------------
Check out my lessons
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Jul 30 2009, 01:39 AM
Post #16


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Hey Dex, welcome to GMC! smile.gif


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
UncleSkillet
post Jul 30 2009, 03:44 AM
Post #17


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.525
Joined: 21-January 08
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member No.: 3.915



Hi Dex, I hope you learn a lot.

Welcome to the site. smile.gif


--------------------
"Think of a guitar solo as a paragraph. You need a clear beginning, a middle, and an end. Look at musical phrases like sentences, and make sure you break them up using punctuation—or space. You pause naturally when conversing, right? If you don't, you'll bore the listener. The same thing will happen with your audience if your solo is one dimensional. You'll wear them out and lose their attention." —Tom Principato
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stephane Lucarel...
post Jul 31 2009, 01:18 PM
Post #18


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 1.615
Joined: 18-February 09
From: France
Member No.: 6.803



Welcome to GMC!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
arctic1234
post Jul 31 2009, 01:24 PM
Post #19


Learning Tone Master
*

Group: Members
Posts: 312
Joined: 27-March 09
From: Oslo, Norway
Member No.: 6.980



Welcome to GMC Dexter smile.gif


--------------------

"Fake it ´til you make it"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dexxter
post Jul 31 2009, 03:39 PM
Post #20


Learning Tone Guru
*

Group: Members
Posts: 645
Joined: 27-June 07
From: Sweden
Member No.: 2.196



Welcome man! Nice name wink.gif laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd January 2017 - 01:20 PM