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Pedja Simovic
post May 28 2010, 01:24 PM
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GrindGuer,

Feel free to tell me as many things as possible about your playing and knowledge. Audio and/or video of your playing could also help. I am looking for specific goals (short and long term) so that I could create proper plan for you smile.gif

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post May 30 2010, 10:26 AM
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Hi Pedja,
I'm really happy to have a chance to work with you for the next 3 months. I didn't realize until now you had open this Thred.
here is what I wrote when I joined MTP with Emir :
1. About me and my musical background
I'm 36, live in France and teach math in a school. I'm also an amateur free software developer : http://www.pyromaths.org.
I've been playing guitar for 16 years now. But I'm really not satisfied with my playing (who is anyway). I've got some technical basics but can't really improvise a solo. I think I've been most of the time studying technic and not enough playing music.
I've been playing in a metal band for a year or so and in a progressive band who did Dream theater covers (which were awful I must admit).

2. Favorite guitarists
I enjoy a lot of different styles. I've started listening to Pink Floyd and Dire Straits and love David Gilmour and Mark Knoppfler. Then I started to listen to metal music and guitar heroes. I love John Petrucci (in Dream Theater, not fan of his solo album), Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan. I also listen to some Jazz and love John Scofield, Pat Metheny and Al Di Meola.

3. Favorite music style
Depending of my mood, I can listen Between the burried and me, Pat Metheny, Mozart, Pink Floyd. Except electronic and pop music, I think I love a lot of different styles.

4. What I expect from the MTP
I'd like to learn my fretboard, how to construct a rhythmic and a solo that can fit to it, and eventually some technics. I would like to know what to play when I have a guitar and a listener. Which is the aim of music, isn't it ? smile.gif
I also wish I can play a piece tastefully. I usually play the notes but it's like I can't put any emotion in it. I've started to learn the major scale with Emir. But I'm still at the beginning of the journey...

Hope this is a correct introduction. If you need any more information, ask and I'll try to answer.
Here are some videos from my previous MTP and REC program :





Can't wait to hear from you.



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Pedja Simovic
post May 31 2010, 03:49 PM
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Hello GrindGuer!

Excellent introduction post. Based on everything you told me, I will work on scales and rhythm with emphasis on improvisation. With all this, there will be some theory and harmony assignments (reading + quiz).
Expect your 1st assignment tomorrow and let me know if you got any questions!

Pedja


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