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Pedja Simovic
post Sep 4 2009, 06:25 PM
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Hi Bill!

This is place where I will give you assignments and upload videos. You will do the same starting tonight. Bookmark it, subscribe to it as it will be easier to follow when I post new things in!

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post Sep 4 2009, 08:15 PM
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Awesome man. Thanks. Bookmarked and subscribed as advised.

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post Sep 4 2009, 11:09 PM
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Lets get started Bill!

I read carefully your guitar CV and you mentioned improvement in alternate and sweep picking regarding technique. I have decided to give you couple of alternate picking exercises/licks that I would like you to record for me (audio/video).

Your 1st assignment is :

- Record each lick in 3 different tempos! Make sure tempos are at least 15-20 bpm difference.
- Try to show me your maximum tempo for these licks, I want you to push yourself here!
- Feel free to ask for more exercises if these are too easy for you!
- Upload your takes in this thread. Ideally I would like you to do videos, put them on Youtube and embed them here.

Time limit for 1st assignment would be a week from now. If you manage to do all the exercises before that, I will put more exercises here for you!

Feel free to ask me any questions, I am here to help always smile.gif

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Attached File  Exercise_1_Alternate.pdf ( 103.34K ) Number of downloads: 39
Attached File  Exercise_2_Alternate.pdf ( 104.72K ) Number of downloads: 41
Attached File  Exercise_3_Alternate.pdf ( 106.53K ) Number of downloads: 42
Attached File  Exercise_4_Alternate.pdf ( 66.74K ) Number of downloads: 29
Attached File  Exercise_5_Alternate.pdf ( 70.31K ) Number of downloads: 31
 


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post Sep 5 2009, 07:37 AM
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I'm on it! Expect mp3's. I ordered a digital camcorder on Amazon, but the seller backed out on the sale (entirely lame). I'd find another method of purchase but I'm totally drained financially, as I'm funding my own wedding next Friday. So, video recorder purchase is delayed. But it will come soon.

Thanks again for putting the effort forth in this endeavor. I'll do my best to match it. I see you've got the lion's share of students in the MTP. These are relatively challenging exercises and I'll show you what I've got asap.
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post Sep 5 2009, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE (TheKeplerConjecture @ Sep 5 2009, 08:37 AM) *
I'm on it! Expect mp3's. I ordered a digital camcorder on Amazon, but the seller backed out on the sale (entirely lame). I'd find another method of purchase but I'm totally drained financially, as I'm funding my own wedding next Friday. So, video recorder purchase is delayed. But it will come soon.

Thanks again for putting the effort forth in this endeavor. I'll do my best to match it. I see you've got the lion's share of students in the MTP. These are relatively challenging exercises and I'll show you what I've got asap.


Excellent Bill. I am very happy to hear about your wedding smile.gif You must be very busy with organizing part. I can move the deadline after the weeding? Let me know what works for you!
Digital camcorder thing is really lame ! I hope you get one soon, for time being MP3 will be good for these exercises.

Let me know if you need more exercises!

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post Sep 5 2009, 08:15 AM
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So... First question. First lesson.... First measure.... I don't know if this is a good sign wink.gif.

You suggest fingerings in the exercise. The third note (Fret 5 on the high E; A note) is assigned to finger 3. I can play it faster/cleaner using finger 2.

Do you want me to use your recommended fingering or the most comfortable fingering?

BTW, the current deadline is fine. Thanks for the extension offer, though.

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post Sep 5 2009, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (TheKeplerConjecture @ Sep 5 2009, 09:15 AM) *
So... First question. First lesson.... First measure.... I don't know if this is a good sign wink.gif.

You suggest fingerings in the exercise. The third note (Fret 5 on the high E; A note) is assigned to finger 3. I can play it faster/cleaner using finger 2.

Do you want me to use your recommended fingering or the most comfortable fingering?

BTW, the current deadline is fine. Thanks for the extension offer, though.


If you can do faster with 2nd finger then just go ahead and adjust fingerings the way they suit you. Important is to practice one sort of fingering with these so you can get them up to tempo faster!

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post Sep 8 2009, 03:22 AM
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Hey Pedja,

Here's where I'm at with the current assignment. Ideally, I'd like to keep working on them and post better, faster versions later. But, I took this free time as an opportunity to record and demonstrate how the exercises are coming. This way, if I run out of free time with work and wedding arrangements for the rest of this week I'll still have something up. And maybe you can give me some pointers early and I'll be able to apply your advice for the next post. The higher tempos of each exercise are my "uncomfortable but sorta doing it" top speeds, as of now.

Thanks!

-Bill

Edit: P.S. I'm using a guitar tuned down to C. So, though these recordings are 2 whole steps low, they are played in the correct positions/fingerings (I believe).

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post Sep 8 2009, 07:09 AM
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Bill I am leaving today going to Kragujevac, but I will return later tonight and listen to all examples. Expect my full response later tonight. Thank you for doing this with all the obligations you have now it must be very difficult to fit everything in ! smile.gif


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post Sep 9 2009, 11:28 PM
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Thanks! Posting what I did was a good decision. I'm definitely strapped for time till Monday. After seeing some others' posts I realize I should have chosen 3 distinct tempos and have record one exercise for each. I'll do that in my next post. Thanks for the help!
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post Sep 10 2009, 07:21 AM
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QUOTE (TheKeplerConjecture @ Sep 10 2009, 12:28 AM) *
Thanks! Posting what I did was a good decision. I'm definitely strapped for time till Monday. After seeing some others' posts I realize I should have chosen 3 distinct tempos and have record one exercise for each. I'll do that in my next post. Thanks for the help!


You did great Bill. I heard them all and its sounding very good. Keep working on 3 tempos of your choice. Just remember to have at least 20bpm in between each of the tempos.
Let me know if you have any more questions.


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post Sep 10 2009, 10:14 PM
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Bill let me know if you need extra exercises because I prepared some more for you (after the honeymoon of course laugh.gif



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post Sep 17 2009, 12:17 PM
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Bill here is 2 more exercises for you. When you get the chance (you might be on honeymoon now smile.gif record 3 tempos for each of the examples so far.

I will be out of town today but will be back tomorrow night. Let me know if you have any questions!

Pedja
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post Sep 28 2009, 05:13 PM
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It's been a while. Sorry for the inactivity. Things are back to normal and I've been practicing the exercises you've provided. I've also purchased a video camera. I'll soon post videos. Thanks for your patience!

-Bill
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post Sep 28 2009, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (TheKeplerConjecture @ Sep 28 2009, 06:13 PM) *
It's been a while. Sorry for the inactivity. Things are back to normal and I've been practicing the exercises you've provided. I've also purchased a video camera. I'll soon post videos. Thanks for your patience!

-Bill


Great to hear from you Bill! You have every right to be inactive and excused biggrin.gif
Let me know how these are going. Also if you need any help with video camera and editing, I can give you some tips with that as well.

Pedja


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