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post Mar 11 2010, 05:27 PM
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Hi

Please post your assignments here.

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post Mar 14 2010, 10:53 PM
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Hi Emir,

I am posting my first assignment. Please take a look and tell me what do you think.
I don't know, something is not quite right there.. but I can work some more on it.



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post Mar 15 2010, 12:00 AM
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Awesome. Mark = 10 for this

Now I find strange that you said you had trouble in the studio with rhythm. This was perfect. I'll give you the next one soon with triplets and more syncopations just to make sure that you're comfortable with that and then we can start with some other stuff.


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post Mar 15 2010, 01:38 PM
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Thanks !

Yes.. the assignment was easy because of the slow tempo but.. I'd like to tell you a short story of why I (still) think that I have problems with rhythm.

The studio was in September 2009 and also the tempos were about 170-180 at what we tried to record. (a lot of 16-th muted notes and everything, pretty much Thrash). Of course they sounded bad and I after a while I figured out that the problem was that I COULD NOT TAP my foot along with the song. With pretty much any song. Every thing I played (live or when trying to record was mechanical). If the drums were a little changed I got lost.

Then, I started practicing tapping along with anything I do on guitar and I was VERY disappointed because I saw that I could not do it not even with simple rhythm patterns like the second one in the lesson, let alone 16-th notes.. Back then this lesson would have been very hard for me.

Since then, 70% of my practice time was about taping along or moving along or headbanging along with simple to complex rhythm patterns in order to really be able to feel the rhythm. (This is why I said that I had no feel). Also I practiced a lot of singing along with guitar. I improved my skills during this period but is very discouraging (and ridiculous) when you think that you discovered this after almost 4 years of playing guitar (playing music !!)
For example, my first REC post the lesson (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=33523) took me over 3 weeks to do.

Maybe I'm still frustrated about all this, but I'd like to work on an assignment at a faster tempo (130-150) with palm muting, syncopation, and everything to see how that goes. That is where feel I have problems.

Thanks for reading all of this smile.gif

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post Mar 15 2010, 02:54 PM
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I get your point. I'll speed up this backing because I see that you need something more challenging. Please use the other thread for discussion, keep this tidy for assignments smile.gif


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post Mar 30 2010, 09:19 PM
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Hi !

Sorry for posting it in the other thread. I'm mixed it up again sad.gif

Here's the second assignment. I think it still need some work but could not wait anymore. I don't think I synchronized it exactly because I recorded the audio separately and I could not do it better than this..

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Tell me what do you think smile.gif

It is at 110 bpm. I tried at 120 also but could not do the last part clean enough

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post Mar 31 2010, 11:09 PM
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Ok back to the other thread


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Hi

Here is my REC take for March. This is the original lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...d-rock-rhythm3/
I had some trouble with the vibratos (which I hope I did well enough) and also the syncopated part at the end was interesting to work on.




The forum link is in the private area now and I didn't save it but I will add it when it is visible again.


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post Apr 2 2010, 03:18 PM
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Ok thanks smile.gif


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Hi

Here is the 3-rd assignment. Sorry for the (very) bad quality but I'm still having problems with my camera and this is was recorded with a cheap web cam.

The exercise is at 80 bpm. It is as fast as I could go so it still sounds fairly smooth every time I do it.
I tried it at 90-100 also but it is not that good (I get it right 1 out of 10 maybe) so I considered that it is fair to post this one at 80 bpm.

One of the problems I have is that I cannot relax my hand while I'm doing this runs and my hand hurts in the end. Especially when I am after the 12 fret. Also above 100 bpm I kinda get lost when descending because. (because the "down/up" is not on the same string as it is when ascending. It's "up/down")

Everything was alternate picking there. I focused on that.



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