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KiddKillit
post Nov 14 2010, 04:08 PM
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currently i do scales for 15 min to warm up im in a band so ill run through the set then work on other lessons from GMC my problem is i play like a robot is there certain lessons i should be working on to help me loosen up and sound smoother
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post Nov 14 2010, 06:30 PM
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By hearing what you say I have the feeling that you are tense when you play. I would suggest you to really concentrate on relaxing all your muscles... Have a look at some of Adrian Figallo lesson on rythm and try to get in the groove like he does... Stand up with your guitar relax and have some fun.

I remember that for quite a while I was to tense while I was playing and it made me sound robotic. After realizing that the guitar almost didn't need any efforts to strum and to press some fret I started relaxing the more that I could and my tone as really improve after this..

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 15 2010, 10:48 PM
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Can we hear how you play, can you post some audio sample of you jamming. This would help a LOT in telling you exactly what you need to work on.


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post Nov 16 2010, 05:09 AM
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[quote name='Ivan Milenkovic' date='Nov 15 2010, 10:48 PM' post='505431']
Can we hear how you play, can you post some audio sample of you jamming. This would help a LOT in telling you exactly what you need to work on

Do you need video or just audio
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Bogdan Radovic
post Nov 17 2010, 12:43 AM
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You should definitely post a video if you can for us to help you better. Overall you can practice relaxing. It needs practice too, try to concentrate on loosening your muscles while practicing. Also techniques like legato and paying attention to "legato vs staccato" way of playing and connecting notes is important in order to sound "Smooth".


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post Nov 17 2010, 12:45 AM
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Just audio will be fine mate, but if you have video, it's even better smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2010, 03:17 AM
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I think that worked let me know
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post Nov 24 2010, 05:20 AM
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