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post Aug 31 2009, 12:19 AM
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Greetings GMC:ers!

As things tend to do, I happened upon your remarkable resource dubbed GMC purely by coincidence.

For some reason, in a Google search I noticed a link to some exclusive In Flames lessons by the guys themselves. My initial excitement quickly wore off however when I realised they contained the usual suspects in regards to shortcomings in the execution and presentation. Yes. The material (ie. riffs and solos) itself was way cool but ... no tab, no real analytical breakdown etc. Sigh. I thought there just has to be something better than this. To be fair, this is an all too common affair. I have so many method books, videos and so forth in my possession but only a handful would I deem useful.

Not wanting to give up so easily, I tried another search and a link came to a lesson right here at GMC in the style of In Flames by Lian. Immediately, upon inspection, I recognised there is much potential here and decided quite quickly (for me at least who usually endlessly weighs up pros and cons) to sign up as a full member. The more I explore, the more I realise this is the best investment I have made in my playing in many a year. Everything here is geared to making the learning process so much more accessible. Allowing players of all levels to fully explore their desire to be all they can be. Bravo! Excellent stuff.

This little explanation may lead you to believe me a pure metal head. Well I am but have been in an ongoing love affair with Flamenco. I have only but in the last month or two resumed my studies in this vein after a lay-off of about four years. In my defence, in that time I emigrated from Australia back to my home country of Finland and in the meantime decided to undertake a Master's degree. Well now that that is pretty much winding to a close and am somewhat settled here I wish to reacquaint myself with my seven guitars! biggrin.gif

As such, I was blown away by finding such instructors here as Sergio Dorado (Flamenco) and Gerardo Siere (Classical). I have not had a flamenco guitar teacher since I left Australia and did not believe I would find one so easily ever again. My oh my!! GMC has answered my prayers for it provides the next best thing to direct one-on-one contact and maybe even better in some respects. To truly master these styles, or at least gain some proficiency in them, seeing the techniques performed is priceless.

I look forward to getting know my fellow music seekers in the community here over the course of our journey together.

Again. Bravo!


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post Aug 31 2009, 12:22 AM
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Great intro , welcome to GMC man! smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 12:25 AM
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Hi Ken, welcome to GMC smile.gif
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post Aug 31 2009, 12:27 AM
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Welcome!
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post Aug 31 2009, 12:29 AM
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Nice intro Ken. This is really a great community to learn from and I hope you enjoy your stay here with use. The more you post in the forums the quicker you will advance with your playing.

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post Aug 31 2009, 12:49 AM
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Cheers, guys!

I hear ya, Uncle. The distinct impression I got very early on is the extremely supportive community here. In this case, I believe it to be (already) not just the usual word bandied around ad infinitum but actually one with some 'substance' to it.


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post Aug 31 2009, 12:53 AM
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QUOTE (Neurologi @ Aug 30 2009, 07:49 PM) *
Cheers, guys!

I hear ya, Uncle. The distinct impression I got very early on is the extremely supportive community here. In this case, I believe it to be (already) not just the usual word bandied around ad infinitum but actually one with some 'substance' to it.



You got that right Bro! wink.gif I am not much of a classical type player, (more from the 80's) but if you have questions just post. There is always someone here that is willing to help.

Your money spent here was a great investment! smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Aug 31 2009, 02:53 AM) *
You got that right Bro! wink.gif I am not much of a classical type player, (more from the 80's) but if you have questions just post. There is always someone here that is willing to help.

Your money spent here was a great investment! smile.gif


You are proving your point to me right there already wink.gif

The intention is though to devote equal time to both my plugged and unplugged alternate personalities in my practise. Since I am not presently playing in a band context (although that is bound to change now that I feel the bug again) the classical and flamenco resonates with me more but I always found that in some strange way the mix of modalities feed off of each other. At least for me. I do find playing an electric very much like a toy in comparison what with small scale length, thin neck ... tongue.gif As such, when switching back and forth I feel I get a boost in speed or something? Like someone just took the brakes off. Also too, I get a renewed sense of enthusiasm for whatever the particular instrument lends itself to ...


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post Aug 31 2009, 01:16 AM
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Cool introduction, welcome to GMC Ken! smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 01:32 AM
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Nice intro man!. Welcome to the site. Hope to see you around on a Collaboration so we can hear you wink.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 02:12 AM
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That was a nice read. Welcome to the site smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 02:27 AM
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Good intro. Welcome to the site.


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post Aug 31 2009, 02:31 AM
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Nice intro man. I feel the same way. Welcome to GMC!


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post Aug 31 2009, 02:46 AM
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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Aug 31 2009, 03:32 AM) *
Nice intro man!. Welcome to the site. Hope to see you around on a Collaboration so we can hear you wink.gif


Just been reading what all this Collaboration business is about and sure looks a treat! Ok. Retubing the Triaxis is on the priority list again .... cool.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 02:57 AM
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Nice introduction! Welcome! Enjoy the site. smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 07:54 AM
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Great introduction smile.gif

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post Aug 31 2009, 07:59 AM
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Very cool intro Ken -welcome to GMC! biggrin.gif Also - style diversity is a blessing.


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post Aug 31 2009, 09:56 AM
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Excellent introduction post Ken. Welcome to GMC ! smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2009, 10:57 AM
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Cool intro welcome to GMC


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Welcome to GMC Ken, a pleasure to have you here!
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