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Todd Simpson
post Mar 31 2012, 04:39 AM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 103 - (Lesson #3 Redux) ALTERNATE PICKING REVERSED SHAPES

GMC LESSON 103 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson103

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/chat


Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

Here is a custom OVERLOUD TH2 patch for today.
*If you don't have TH2 Go get the demo and try this patch!

Preview
Attached File  103th2.mp3 ( 787.67K ) Number of downloads: 84

Patch
Attached File  103th2.xml.zip ( 9.83K ) Number of downloads: 80

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Here is that Custom GUITAR RIG 4 patch from my post a bit "What Genre is this Patch?" with the massive chunk to it. Go get guitar rig (Demo) if you don't already have it. Embrace software emulation. You just can't beat the results for the quality home recording on the cheap!

*I"ve started building patches without my external direct box and without my GNX3 as a pre amp. As a result, this should have pretty massive gain even with just your guitar plugged straight in to a laptop.

Attached File  103_LESSON_DAY_FINAL.ksd.zip ( 5.56K ) Number of downloads: 83

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PART I INSIDE PICKING (BACKWARDS SHAPES)

Let's skip the warmup and dive in. We are going to work on our endurance, our picking and our speed today Just as in the original LESSON 3 way back when, we are also going to work on our alternate picking with some shapes that are reversed from normal.

These shapes/patterns may feel very awkward. Once we speed up they may feel truly odd. The point of doing work like these is to force you fingers to adapt to things they might not otherwise play. These are not "LICKS" this is a hardcore finger workout played to a metronome or a drum track. This is "EARNING IT". Doing this type of work will prepare your hands for doing licks/chops etc. in subsequent lessons. I think adding stuff like this in can really help your ability to play with consistency and precision. You should balance this type of work with more musical playing, as in our other lessons. Some folks never play this type of thing and you can sometimes hear it in "gaps" in their playing ability.

Here is our first.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103.gp5 ( 1.44K ) Number of downloads: 79

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PART II ADDING THE CRAZY STRETCH!

Let's keep working on inside picking and add our PINKY work in! It wouldn't be right if we didn't add a crazy pinky stretch!

So let's try this.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103b.gp5 ( 1.51K ) Number of downloads: 80

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PART III CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS (OUTSIDE PICKING)

We are going to simply add an open string in. The impact on your fingers will be immediate. We are going to switch to outside picking a bit here. Just one note doesn't seem that crazy but playing this at speed will present a new challenge.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103c.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 72

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[b]PART IV CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS AND PINKY TORTURE!

MUUWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! (EVIL LAUGH) Prepare yourself!


*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

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Attached File  103d.gp5 ( 1.56K ) Number of downloads: 72


BONUS:

We didn't complete the Pedal Point Lick in our last lesson so it was HOMEWORK! Let's try it!



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post Mar 31 2012, 05:15 AM
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I promised I would publish a new one. I messed up in two parts, so I apologise in advance! I would make it perfect, but my date will be here in about 10 minutes!



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post Mar 31 2012, 07:17 AM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ Mar 31 2012, 12:15 AM) *
I promised I would publish a new one. I messed up in two parts, so I apologise in advance! I would make it perfect, but my date will be here in about 10 minutes!




Nicely done! Even the crazy pinky stretch Tripeggio smile.gif We never made it to the last lick in the lesson the other day. Maybe we will pull it out as a bonus lick this Sat smile.gif

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post Apr 1 2012, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for coming out to todays lesson! Everyone RAWKED! IT was REALLY REALLY REALLY tough bit of playing and everyone nailed it! Nice!

Todd


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 30 2012, 11:39 PM) *
VIDEO CHAT LESSON 103 - (Lesson #3 Redux) ALTERNATE PICKING REVERSED SHAPES

GMC LESSON 103 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson103

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/chat


Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

Here is a custom OVERLOUD TH2 patch for today.
*If you don't have TH2 Go get the demo and try this patch!

Preview
Attached File  103th2.mp3 ( 787.67K ) Number of downloads: 84

Patch
Attached File  103th2.xml.zip ( 9.83K ) Number of downloads: 80

Screen Grab
Attached Image

Here is that Custom GUITAR RIG 4 patch from my post a bit "What Genre is this Patch?" with the massive chunk to it. Go get guitar rig (Demo) if you don't already have it. Embrace software emulation. You just can't beat the results for the quality home recording on the cheap!

*I"ve started building patches without my external direct box and without my GNX3 as a pre amp. As a result, this should have pretty massive gain even with just your guitar plugged straight in to a laptop.

Attached File  103_LESSON_DAY_FINAL.ksd.zip ( 5.56K ) Number of downloads: 83

Attached Image


PART I INSIDE PICKING (BACKWARDS SHAPES)

Let's skip the warmup and dive in. We are going to work on our endurance, our picking and our speed today Just as in the original LESSON 3 way back when, we are also going to work on our alternate picking with some shapes that are reversed from normal.

These shapes/patterns may feel very awkward. Once we speed up they may feel truly odd. The point of doing work like these is to force you fingers to adapt to things they might not otherwise play. These are not "LICKS" this is a hardcore finger workout played to a metronome or a drum track. This is "EARNING IT". Doing this type of work will prepare your hands for doing licks/chops etc. in subsequent lessons. I think adding stuff like this in can really help your ability to play with consistency and precision. You should balance this type of work with more musical playing, as in our other lessons. Some folks never play this type of thing and you can sometimes hear it in "gaps" in their playing ability.

Here is our first.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103.gp5 ( 1.44K ) Number of downloads: 79

Attached Image

PART II ADDING THE CRAZY STRETCH!

Let's keep working on inside picking and add our PINKY work in! It wouldn't be right if we didn't add a crazy pinky stretch!

So let's try this.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103b.gp5 ( 1.51K ) Number of downloads: 80

Attached Image

PART III CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS (OUTSIDE PICKING)

We are going to simply add an open string in. The impact on your fingers will be immediate. We are going to switch to outside picking a bit here. Just one note doesn't seem that crazy but playing this at speed will present a new challenge.

*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

Attached File  103c.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 72

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[b]PART IV CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS AND PINKY TORTURE!

MUUWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! (EVIL LAUGH) Prepare yourself!


*Start with a DOWNSTROKE
*Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
*Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
*Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
*Try it on different strings.
*Speed up, and up, and up.

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Attached File  103d.gp5 ( 1.56K ) Number of downloads: 72


BONUS:

We didn't complete the Pedal Point Lick in our last lesson so it was HOMEWORK! Let's try it!



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post Apr 7 2012, 10:17 AM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 104 - (Lesson #4 Redux) ADVANCED RIGHT HAND - LEFT HAND SYNCHRONIZATION

GMC LESSON 104 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson104

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

Being able so make your right hand pick, exactly when your left hand is fretting a note, while moving at speed, is well....hard! As you guys have been impressing me greatly as learning players, we are going to take this and make it even harder by using our STREEEEEEEETTTTCCHHHH and our various "Multi Pickstroke" techniques.

SKIPPING THE WARMUP PATTERN, DIVING IN TO THE FUN!

Here we go!

PART 1 - BACK AND FORTH AND A STRETCH

Name says it all.
Attached File  104a.gp5 ( 1.49K ) Number of downloads: 78

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Let's
*Play this up and down the neck (Don't play to pain)
*Double Pick it.
*Try it on different strings.

PART 2 - ADDING COMPLEXITY

Now that part 1 is getting easy.......

Attached File  104b.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 74

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Let's
*Play this up and down the neck (Don't play to pain)
*Double Pick it.
*Try it on different strings.

PART 3 - STRETCH/ALTERNATE PICK/BACKING TRACK

Here is where the rubber meets the road. Let' combine our alternate picking, synched up hands, and stretch to play this bit against a backing.

Attached File  104c.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 65

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Attached File  104d.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 79

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Backing

Attached File  104backing.mp3 ( 601.96K ) Number of downloads: 73


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post Apr 14 2012, 05:10 AM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 105 - (Lesson #5 Redux) ADVANCED RIGHT HAND - LEFT HAND SYNCHRONIZATION PART II

GMC LESSON 105 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson105

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HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUT TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  105CustomPatch_TH1triode.xml.zip ( 5.8K ) Number of downloads: 64

Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

Let's expand on our STREEEEETTCH and Alternate Picking work a bit.

Here we go!

PART A - DIFFERENT SHAPES DIFFERENT STRINGS

In our original LESSON 5 we added "Back and Forth" on top of our Alternate Picking. Now that we have been working on the stretch, let's take idea to the next level.

*WARNING: THIS IS HARD TO PLAY! smile.gif

Attached File  105a.gp5 ( 1.64K ) Number of downloads: 63

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Let's
*Play this up and down the neck (Don't play to pain)
*Double Pick it.
*Try it on different strings.


PART B - LEGATO STREEEEEEEETTTCCCHHHH

Let's get some practice doing a crazy legato stretch lick to build up some muscle memory for our "Boss Level" lick.

(Let's try to play this all the way down to the first fret if possible)
Attached File  105b.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 71

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Play it twice at each position. Only strike once per note group when on the open string. Also, let's try it on some other strings.

Here is a backing to play it with.

Attached File  105_Backing_PartB.mp3 ( 896.86K ) Number of downloads: 76


PART C - BIGGEST EVER

Let's really push our stretch a bit and use a hammer on etude type lick that loops. Let's try it on different strings.

WARNING: DO NOT PLAY TO THE POINT OF PAIN

Attached File  105c.gp5 ( 1.58K ) Number of downloads: 72

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PART D - PUSHING THE LIMIT

Let's lear a lick that is going to serve as the through line in our backing. It's got QUITE A STRETCH.

*WARNING: THIS IS HARD TO PLAY! smile.gif

Attached File  105d.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 73

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Here is the backing for this part at two speeds.
Attached File  105_Backing_PartD100bpm.mp3 ( 809.1K ) Number of downloads: 68

Attached File  105_Backing_PartD_120BPM.mp3 ( 675.43K ) Number of downloads: 70


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[b]VIDEO CHAT LESSON 106 - (Lesson #6 Redux) PEDAL POINT/TONE [/b]

GMC LESSON 106 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson106

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HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
[attachment=27181:105.jpg]
Attached File  Todd_Bank106.xml.zip ( 7.49K ) Number of downloads: 83

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

Let's expand on our STREEEEETTCH and Alternate Picking work a bit.

Here we go!

PEDAL POINT

Let's work on PEDAL POINT stuff a bit today. We did some of this in the original LESSON 6, let's expand on that. Here is a review definition of 'Pedal Point"

"In tonal music, a pedal point (also pedal tone, pedal note, organ point, or pedal) is a sustained tone, typically in the bass, during which at least one foreign, i.e., dissonant harmony is sounded in the other parts. A pedal point is a "non-chord tone", which puts it in the same musical categories as suspensions, retardations, and passing tones. However, the pedal point is unique among non-chord tones "in that begins on a consonance, sustains (or repeats) through another chord as a dissonance until the harmony" not the non-chord tone, "resolves back to a consonance."

In case that doesn't make much sense, think of the PEDAL POINT as the STARTING NOTE That you are going to keep coming back every other note, or every two or every three notes.

Here is our first shape. Let's,,,

STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING! smile.gif
Try it on each string
Double Pick it
Try it other places on the neck.

*Guitar Pro 5 & 6 or TUX
Attached File  106.gp5 ( 1.49K ) Number of downloads: 75

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REVERSED PEDAL POINT

STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING! smile.gif
Try it on each string
Double Pick it
Try it other places on the neck.

*Guitar Pro 5 & 6 or TUX
Attached File  106b.gp5 ( 1.49K ) Number of downloads: 62

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LOOPNG PEDAL POINT

STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING! smile.gif
Try it on each string
Double Pick it
Try it other places on the neck.

*Guitar Pro 5 & 6 or TUX
Attached File  106c.gp5 ( 1.55K ) Number of downloads: 65

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MULTI-STRING PEDAL POINT

STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING! smile.gif
Try it on each string
Double Pick it
Try it other places on the neck.

*Guitar Pro 5 & 6 or TUX
Attached File  106d.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 67

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STRING SKIPPING PEDAL POINT

STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING! smile.gif
Try it on each string
Double Pick it
Try it other places on the neck.

*Guitar Pro 5 & 6 or TUX
Attached File  106e.gp5 ( 1.58K ) Number of downloads: 69

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DOUBLE PICK VERSIONS OF 106 TABLATURE - Guitar Pro 6 Format (Thanks Nihilist for making these!)
Attached File  lesson106dp.zip ( 66.87K ) Number of downloads: 47


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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 107 - (Lesson #7 Redux)
Back and Forth/Lower to Higher Strings


GMC LESSON 107 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson107

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg


TODAY: We are going to work on our RIGHT HAND / LEFT HAND SYNCHRONIZATION. And our ALTERNATE PICKING . When we combine these, we can really work our hands and start to eliminate any lag between hands. It's not easy at first, but it's worth it.

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
*SUPER CUSTOM
-One Has 1 Cab
-The Second patch has 2 Cabs and 4 Mics!
-Compare and contrast smile.gif
Attached File  OVERLOUD_TH1Triode_GMC107.zip ( 3.97K ) Number of downloads: 66


BACK AND FORTH / ASCENDING PATTERNS

This pattern should be familiar and hopefully pretty easy to handle!
***STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING*****
GUITAR PRO 5/6 or TUX FILE
Attached File  107.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 74

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LETS
-March this up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Double Pick it!


ADDING A STREEEEEEEETTTTTCCCHHH

Let's add in our STRETCH!
***STRICT ALTERNATE PICKING*****
GUITAR PRO 5/6 or TUX FILE
Attached File  107b.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 85

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LETS
-March this up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Double Pick it!

ADDING A TRIPEGGIO

And of course, now we have to add our TRIPEGGIO!
GUITAR PRO 5/6 or TUX FILE
Attached File  107c.gp5 ( 1.63K ) Number of downloads: 64

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LETS
-March this up the neck
-Try it on different string

BUILDING SYNCH USING RYTHM PARTS

Let's use a rythm part to help work on our right/left synch. Pick this any way that feels good to your hand just pick every stroke and keep it clean!

GUITAR PRO 5/6 or TUX FILE
Attached File  107d.gp5 ( 1.99K ) Number of downloads: 63

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LETS
-Start slow and speed up!

DOUBLE PICK VERSIONS OF TABLATURE

Special thanks to GMCer NIHILIST1 for making these!

Attached File  107dp.zip ( 40.3K ) Number of downloads: 65

CONGRATS! If you made it this far you RAWK!
Todd

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Big props to AK RICH, AZZABOI, BASCUTHACH, BLISTER, DERPER, GREGH, JEFF LYND, JESSE, JSTCRSN, NIHILIST1 and
SUPERIZE for making it out to our Saturday Metal Meltdown / Finger Torture Marathon otherwise knowns as LESSON 107.

You guys really did great on a really challenging lesson! To keep it challenging, GMCer NIHILIST1 has made "DOUBLE PICK" versions of the tablature! Just pick each note twice and your "Double Picking"!

Also, try these "THUMBLESS" (Just pull the thumb off the neck and play with your ginger tips!

Don't forget your FINGER CLAPS! To build finger strength.

Here is the Double Pick tablature in one zip.
Attached File  107dp.zip ( 40.3K ) Number of downloads: 44


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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 108 - (Lesson #8 Redux)
Back and Forth/Lower to Higher Strings


GMC LESSON 108 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson108

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
*SUPER CUSTOM
Attached File  108.xml.zip ( 5.37K ) Number of downloads: 72

Attached File  GMC_108_Preview.mp3 ( 956.04K ) Number of downloads: 66

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BACK TO BASICS - DIFFERENT SHAPES, DIFFERENT STRINGS

In Lesson 108 we are going to use a piece of the minor scale to work more on our alternate picking. Those familiar with the minor scale will recognize the pattern. This is something we did way back in LESSON 8 and I'm hoping we can put a bit more speed on it now and perhaps even do it with DOUBLE PICKING! (Picking twice per note) This lesson is using the "Shred Fingering" of the A Minor scale and as we've talked about the "Shred Fingering" just means finding 3 notes per string to play so that there are no 2 note strings which can throw off the flow of a scale when played at speed.

Attached File  108a.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 64

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Let's
-Crank up the speed (KEEP IT CLEAN!)
-March it up and down the neck a bit.
-Double Pick it

TURNING UP THE DIFFICULTY - FIRST FINGER SHIFTS

Here is where it gets interesting. This next shape is also part of the A Minor Scale. You will have to shift your first finger in a very uncomfy way in order to play it properly. It's WRITTEN TO BE HARD so don't beat yourself up if playing this is a struggle at first. Being able to pull this type of thing off will help you play loads of stuff as you grow as a player.

Attached File  108b.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 75

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Let's
-Crank up the speed (KEEP IT CLEAN!)
-Double Pick it

TURNING IT UP YET AGAIN - ADDING THE STRETTTCCCHHHH

Now let's add our STRETCH in to the mix. Let's stay in A Minor (Shred Fingering of course) and move further down the scale to employ our PINKY WORK!

Attached File  108c.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 64

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Let's
-Crank up the speed (KEEP IT CLEAN!)
-March it up and down the neck a bit.
-Double Pick it

COMBING FORCES - FIRST FINGER SHIFTING & STRETCH

This is our "BOSS LEVEL" bit and it's got a finger shift and a stretch. It's the A Minor scale again when it goes a bit nuts in the shred fingering version.

Attached File  108d.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 56

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Let's
-Crank up the speed (KEEP IT CLEAN!)
-Double Pick it

BONUS CRAZY

For our BONUS / CRAZY bit, let's combine all of the previous bits in to one long lick. Play each lick once, then just move on to the next one in the A Minor Scale. They all link up as they are all built in A Minor. Try this without looking at the tab if possible.

Attached File  108e.gp5 ( 2.18K ) Number of downloads: 78

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I'd be thrilled if we can play this as a group so no Double Picking or Crazy speed until you really have it down.


Thanks for coming today, this was a HARD lesson and you guys RAWK!

Todd

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Looks pretty cool Todd, Gonna try and make this one too smile.gif


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Looks pretty cool Todd, Gonna try and make this one too smile.gif


Glad to hear smile.gif It's always a party with a nice full room! This should be a fun one smile.gif


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 5 2012, 04:55 PM) *
Glad to hear smile.gif It's always a party with a nice full room! This should be a fun one smile.gif


I can now upload all the DP files like some sort of Dark Wizard. I never noticed the attachment option below the text box.

TODD SIMPSON GMC LESSON 108 DP FILES:

Attached File  108_A_DP.gpx ( 14.96K ) Number of downloads: 78

Attached File  108_B_DP.gpx ( 14.96K ) Number of downloads: 67

Attached File  108_C_DP.gpx ( 14.96K ) Number of downloads: 63

Attached File  108_D_DP.gpx ( 14.96K ) Number of downloads: 71

Attached File  108_E_DP.gpx ( 15.53K ) Number of downloads: 68


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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 109 - (Lesson #9 Redux)
SPEEEEEED


GMC LESSON 109 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson109

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  109_MegaBankTH1.xml.zip ( 6.15K ) Number of downloads: 87


SPEED, SPEED and MORE SPEED, But Start Slow!

As you may have heard, the BIG SECRET to playing fast is PLAYING SLOW. Teaching the brain to perform any task simply requires repetition or as we call it, "Practice!". So let's start slow and keep good form. (I sound like a broken record saying this for the billionth time, I know. But it's these simple truths that really get in the way of players becoming great. We are going to switch gears and start these shapes with an UPSTROKE as a way to help your hand and brain break through your speed barrier!

BUILDING SPEED

Try this one starting with an UPSTROKE (YES, AND UPSTROKE) and alternate pick and palm mute it. Let's move it around and double t as well. It's a very simple shape so we should be able to pick up speed. smile.gif By starting with an up, this pattern gets a bit easier to play and you may be able to break your previous speed barrier.

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WORKING THE WEAKER FINGER GROUPINGS

Same idea but now let's pair two fingers that often don't work as well together. Again start with an UPSTROKE. Let's move it around and double t as well.

Attached File  109b.gp5 ( 1.57K ) Number of downloads: 66

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ADDING THE STREEEEETTTCCCHHH

It would not be complete without a stretch! Again start with an UPSTROKE. Let's move it around and double t as well.

Attached File  109c.gp5 ( 1.57K ) Number of downloads: 80

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Combining "Economic" picking and Up Stroke Initiation

Let's try this. Here is the simplest shape I'll ever give you. It's all about the picking. Just three notes. Start with an upstroke, then two down strokes and loop it. This is the basis for playing some rythm parts that seem crazy fast.

Attached File  109d.gp5 ( 1.47K ) Number of downloads: 75

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FINAL MISSION

Here is the full rythm part and copy of the backing played with drums/bass. Working up your "Up Stroke" and traverse should benefit us now as we play this.


Attached File  109e.gp5 ( 1.81K ) Number of downloads: 68

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Here are the Lesson 109 DP files.

Attached File  109_A_DP.gpx ( 15.14K ) Number of downloads: 70


Attached File  109_B_DP.gpx ( 15.15K ) Number of downloads: 73


Attached File  109_C_DP.gpx ( 15.19K ) Number of downloads: 89


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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 110 - (Lesson #10 Redux) ADVANCED INVERSIONS COMBINED WITH ALTERNATE PICKING


GMC LESSON 110 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson110

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY

Attached File  GMC_110_TH1.xml.zip ( 8.1K ) Number of downloads: 73


And Quick Demo of how it sounds. (Guitars are doubled and panned left/right)

http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/withadaptivelimiter
INVERSIONS AND ALTERNATE PICKING

We have done a good deal of work with inversions. Let's use a very simple inversion with the same shape on two strings ascending and descending using the same shape work on Alternate Picking while we work on finger dexterity. Two Birds with one stone!

Attached File  110a.gp5 ( 1.64K ) Number of downloads: 84

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Let's
-Try it on Different Strings
-Run it up the neck
-Double Pick (try to keep alternate picking and not slip in to economic just for this workout)

THE WEAKEST LINK

Let's try this same idea but with the hands "weakest link" the third and fourth finger pair on the left hand. With one small change this may seem quite a bit harder.

Attached File  110b.gp5 ( 1.64K ) Number of downloads: 84

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Let's
-Try it on Different Strings
-Run it up the neck
-Double Pick (try to keep alternate picking and not slip in to economic just for this workout)

AND OF COURSE, THE STRETCH!

Let's work our stretch in to this as well. Being able to maintain precision, speed, picking consistency is harder when the left hand is working a bit stretch.


Attached File  110c.gp5 ( 1.64K ) Number of downloads: 80

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CRAZY ENDURANCE


Don't beat yourself up if your arm wants to explode, THIS IS VERY VERY HARD. IF YOU FEEL PAIN PLEASE STOP PLAYING smile.gif

This is an endurance workout for your pinking, fingers, and stretch. By the time you can run this up to th 12th fret and back down, YOU ARE THERE! smile.gif
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Attached File  110d.gp5 ( 1.89K ) Number of downloads: 76


Let's
-Run it up the neck
-Double Pick (try to keep alternate picking and not slip in to economic just for this workout)

ALTERNATE PICKING RYHM PARTS REDUX

Last week we worked on Rythm Guitar Parts using Alternate Picking and starting with an UP STROKE. Here is a similar pattern/guitar rythm. This time, let your hand tell you which parts feel better Alternate Picked, and which if any feel better using Economic Picking (two up or down strokes back to back) and whether starting with an UP or DOWN stroke works better.

Attached File  110e.gp5 ( 1.82K ) Number of downloads: 73

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Attached File  110_Lesson_day.mp3 ( 802.37K ) Number of downloads: 82

CONGRATS on making it this far! YOU"VE EARNED IT!

Todd

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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 110 DOUBLE-PICK GP FILES

Attached File  110_A_DP.gpx ( 15.07K ) Number of downloads: 61


Attached File  110_B_DP.gpx ( 14.97K ) Number of downloads: 79


Attached File  110_C_DP.gpx ( 15.07K ) Number of downloads: 67


Attached File  110_D_DP.gpx ( 15.41K ) Number of downloads: 74


I tend to forget if anyone on the site has not upgraded to Guitar Pro 6. If necessary comment or PM me and I can convert these files to another GP format.


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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 111 - (Lesson #11 Redux) ALTERNATE PICKING & STRING TRAVERSING USING "BACK ONE, UP ONE" SCALE PATTERNS.


GMC LESSON 111 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson111

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/chat

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY

Attached File  GMC111TH1.xml.zip ( 8.92K ) Number of downloads: 68

-Mid Presence for Lead
-Stereo Spread as well
Here is how the patch should sound.
Attached File  TH1Demo.mp3 ( 232.37K ) Number of downloads: 70


BACK ONE UP ONE - STRICK ALTERNATE PICKING DURING STRING TRAVERSE

Continuing on our Alternate Picking Work from last time in LESSON 110, we are going to use

-Palm Mute
-Strict Alternate Picking
-Short Throw Pick Strikes

Here is our first shape. The pattern goes back one note, returns, then up one. This continues through the shape. Our first shape has a "Major" Sound to it.

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111a.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 77

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CHANGING SHAPE

Now let's' work on our "Weak finger Combo" of the Pinky and Third finger using the same shape. Again let's

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111b.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 64

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ADDING THE STREEEEEEETTTCCHHH!

It's time to earn the crap of it and add a stretch!

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111c.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 57

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ENDURANCE TEST - EARNING IT X10 (WARNING: DO NOT PLAY TO THE POINT OF PAIN)

Now it's time for my fav part, ENDURANCE! smile.gif Building good endurance is crucial. If your hands run out of steam in the middle of a gig/show and you still have 5 more solos to pull off, your in trouble. Overpreparation can be a good thing. Let's take our hardest shape and run it over all the strings.

*BONUS POINTS
-There is a position shift in this one.
-Double Pick If Possible

Attached File  111d.gp5 ( 2.6K ) Number of downloads: 62

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MESHUGGAH TECHNIQUE

Meshuggah have great right hand technique. They use tight palm muted triplets against odd metered rythms. Learning any of their work is a great way to work your right hand. Here is a very simplified version of a triplet rif. Let's play it with a odd rythm backing.


Attached File  111e.gp5 ( 1.55K ) Number of downloads: 66

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After this, do some light stretches and maybe get an ice cube and ice down your forearms. Drink plenty of water and give your arms some time to rest.

Todd

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Here are the Double-Pick GuitarPro files for lesson 111. If you need me to convert them to an earlier version of GuitarPro, PM me and I can do so.

Attached File  111_A_DP.gpx ( 15.11K ) Number of downloads: 72


Attached File  111_B_DP.gpx ( 15.12K ) Number of downloads: 67


Attached File  111_C_DP.gpx ( 15.06K ) Number of downloads: 69


Attached File  111_D_DP.gpx ( 15.88K ) Number of downloads: 61


Good luck and happy shredding!


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WELL DONE everyone on today's Video Chat Lesson. I think we finally broke through the DOUBLE PICKING Barrier! Thanks to you guys for working out the Improvised Double Picking Deconstruction/Teaching Method! I'm going to add this in to our next lesson!

Todd


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 26 2012, 02:14 PM) *
VIDEO CHAT LESSON 111 - (Lesson #11 Redux) ALTERNATE PICKING & STRING TRAVERSING USING "BACK ONE, UP ONE" SCALE PATTERNS.


GMC LESSON 111 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson111

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/chat

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY

Attached File  GMC111TH1.xml.zip ( 8.92K ) Number of downloads: 68

-Mid Presence for Lead
-Stereo Spread as well
Here is how the patch should sound.
Attached File  TH1Demo.mp3 ( 232.37K ) Number of downloads: 70


BACK ONE UP ONE - STRICK ALTERNATE PICKING DURING STRING TRAVERSE

Continuing on our Alternate Picking Work from last time in LESSON 110, we are going to use

-Palm Mute
-Strict Alternate Picking
-Short Throw Pick Strikes

Here is our first shape. The pattern goes back one note, returns, then up one. This continues through the shape. Our first shape has a "Major" Sound to it.

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111a.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 77

Attached Image

CHANGING SHAPE

Now let's' work on our "Weak finger Combo" of the Pinky and Third finger using the same shape. Again let's

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111b.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 64

Attached Image

ADDING THE STREEEEEEETTTCCHHH!

It's time to earn the crap of it and add a stretch!

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! smile.gif

Attached File  111c.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 57

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ENDURANCE TEST - EARNING IT X10 (WARNING: DO NOT PLAY TO THE POINT OF PAIN)

Now it's time for my fav part, ENDURANCE! smile.gif Building good endurance is crucial. If your hands run out of steam in the middle of a gig/show and you still have 5 more solos to pull off, your in trouble. Overpreparation can be a good thing. Let's take our hardest shape and run it over all the strings.

*BONUS POINTS
-There is a position shift in this one.
-Double Pick If Possible

Attached File  111d.gp5 ( 2.6K ) Number of downloads: 62

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MESHUGGAH TECHNIQUE

Meshuggah have great right hand technique. They use tight palm muted triplets against odd metered rythms. Learning any of their work is a great way to work your right hand. Here is a very simplified version of a triplet rif. Let's play it with a odd rythm backing.


Attached File  111e.gp5 ( 1.55K ) Number of downloads: 66

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After this, do some light stretches and maybe get an ice cube and ice down your forearms. Drink plenty of water and give your arms some time to rest.

Todd



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