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A.C. Dega
post Nov 24 2009, 03:17 AM
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Hello, quick brief blurb about m'self. Been "Playing" for 10 years, by myself. learning songs by ear until now I haven't really advanced well. I have been too lazy to actually practice all this theory junk by myself. I've been a GMC member for about a week now. Sampling and Previewing lessons from all those amazing players. I was wondering how I actually go about using this website. There are far too many lessons mixing and matching seems fine but, I was wondering if there was a way or method of routine practice. ... Help! Where do I start?
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post Nov 24 2009, 03:58 AM
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hello, and welcome to GMC, i started by looking for lessons in a style that I wanted to play. And I learned those. As far as practice routine I went and watched the 101 lessons by Kristofer Dahl, because i am into sweep picking and legato etc. But I think it depends on what your into playing. Like shred or blues. Well what are you interested in playing.


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post Nov 24 2009, 04:50 AM
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QUOTE (shredmaster1393 @ Nov 23 2009, 08:58 PM) *
hello, and welcome to GMC, i started by looking for lessons in a style that I wanted to play. And I learned those. As far as practice routine I went and watched the 101 lessons by Kristofer Dahl, because i am into sweep picking and legato etc. But I think it depends on what your into playing. Like shred or blues. Well what are you interested in playing.


I like all kinds of stuff. Slash style solo, Hammet style, malmstein. Metalcore Riffage, Nu metal sounds, Radio rock,


What I signed up to GMC for, and what I really want is to know how to write songs. Where do you start and How Do you Wrap a Melody with good tone and rhythm that doesn't consist of basic, basic, basic and un-songworthy progression. I feel like I have no clue what to do when I sit down and try to write Metal Harmony or Radio Rock Harmony to melody. I always find myself playing power chords that resonate well with notes within the melody but I don't know how to add decent rhythm and my chords are all minor second or thirds away from each other. I can't just play freely and it gets annoying. I hope this place can help me out.

If I could ask a main theme of questions, on my top wish list to have answered they would be.

1. What are the main differences between Verse guitar parts and Chorus guitar parts.
2. How do you harmonize a melody in new rock/metal/new music format?
3. What are some ways of creating a "breakdown" section of a song?
4. How do you write a song (period)



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post Nov 24 2009, 04:15 PM
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well since you want to write songs, try typing in songwriting and other things that are related, into the search


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post Nov 24 2009, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE (A.C. Dega @ Nov 24 2009, 03:50 AM) *
1. What are the main differences between Verse guitar parts and Chorus guitar parts.
2. How do you harmonize a melody in new rock/metal/new music format?
3. What are some ways of creating a "breakdown" section of a song?
4. How do you write a song (period)

Hi and welcome to GMC smile.gif

1. What are the main differences between Verse guitar parts and Chorus guitar parts.
Think of this as a singer. Verse is the first part of the song when the singing starts - not intro. So from a guitar perspective this could be called "the main melody". Chorus goes after the verse and this is the climax of the song. Chorus usually repeats a couple or more times throughout the song. It should be the most memorable part of the song.

2. How do you harmonize a melody in new rock/metal/new music format?
Regardless of music styles, harmonization is to do with the music theory. You stack 3rd interval on top of 3rd and that's one way of harmonizing. Check some theory lessons and scales. Andrew's theory board could be the right place to start and also check Pedja's lessons as they usually deal with harmonization.

3. What are some ways of creating a "breakdown" section of a song?
This is a very individual thing. Every composer has his own way of sticking such part in a song. This comes from what you feel and with songwritting experience. Such parts usually happen somewhere between the solo and the last chorus. There are other ways but as I said everybody does it his own way.

4. How do you write a song (period)
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post Nov 24 2009, 05:01 PM
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Welcome to GMC AC!

This is an interesting topic - and you have already got some good replies.

I'd like to add that I personally think that the fastest (but still slow - however very enjoyable) is to play as many songs as possible.

Al though I am biased - I would say that GMC is and excellent place for that since many lessons consist of strong material compressed into one minute. In other words just learning as many lessons as possible here will give you an arsenal of song writing ideas.


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post Nov 24 2009, 05:24 PM
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[quote name='Emir Hot' date='Nov 24 2009, 09:52 AM' post='444289']
Hi and welcome to GMC smile.gif

Thank You Emir, Kristofer, Lian, Shredmaster. That is some pretty good insight. I've been watching a few lessons and workshops and practicing Pentatonics finally... I've always been so bored with it all. But man, you guys have such a way with lessons here, I'm excited! I can't wait to see how much progress can be made. I'm so proud to have found such a High quality and friendly place to learn. This beats the Hell out of paying some sloppy crackpot $30 per hour to show you how to play a G chord. Thank you so much!

This is my routine so far...
1. Warm up w/ emir's five pentatonic patterns in five positions for a couple minutes
Goal = be comfortable with pentatonic shape transitions w/no mistakes

2. Slowly play through stage 1 of pentatonic workshop 15 min +
Goal = progress slowly and thoroughly, through all stages to absolutely know the pentatonic scale without effort.

3. Practice interval spellings and sounds, right now @ stage 1 perfect 5ths for 10 min.
Goal = To know all interval spellings without hesitation, and to establish solid relative pitch to unlock the ear at its highest potential.

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Any Tips on this next part?:

I also would like to start practicing Chordal scales and playing all the chords in a key in sequence. I'm a beginner @ theory and scale memorization. How do I start with this? What keys are the easiest to remember? or What is a good system to remember keys easily and progression formulas?

Thanks Again Everyone, for your help, advice, and opinions. I'm really looking forward to all of this.






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post Nov 24 2009, 09:05 PM
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Hi and welcome to GMC. I'm sure you will enjoy it and it will help you progress.


The practice routine you have set yourself is very similar to what I am working through at the moment.

I have learned to take it slow and use the metronome and that is the advice I would pass on. Its working for me, slowly but surely I an progressing. I find it difficult because I am impatient and try to go too fast at times. Slow but sure is better!
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post Nov 24 2009, 09:07 PM
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I would grab a goal song to learn complementing the exercises, this will motivate you further!

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post Nov 28 2009, 12:39 AM
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post Nov 28 2009, 09:11 PM
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Welcome aboard mate! smile.gif

I'm currently working on some structuring of blues lessons on GMC, I hope soon other structures for other styles will follow. Until then check out this:
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This is the lesson plan I made, but it is made from beginner level to intermediate. I hope you find some sections of it useful.

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