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Sickz666
post Jan 8 2011, 04:13 PM
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Hey every1 smile.gif
I think i need a little help , im trying to get a couple of lessons of diffrent stuff to practice and i dont know wich ones to choose!
There´s so many lessons tongue.gif
I´m trying to cover many aspects of playing , for example alternate picking , string skipping and such.
So far i got Danielo´s right hand basics series , muris alternate workout and joe´s string skipping arpeggio workout.
I wonder if there is any lessons you would recommend for other techniques and stuff ( anything really , easy jazz prehaps? ) around skill level 4-5 ( maybe even 6). smile.gif

Sorry if im any trouble to you , then just tell me off , im new here biggrin.gif
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post Jan 8 2011, 04:38 PM
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If your'e looking to learn some Jazz, Jerry has made a great serie for that:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/jazz%20notes/?

You might find that interesting.

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dark dude
post Jan 8 2011, 04:55 PM
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I'd start with being realistic with yourself and working out what your weak points are, in relation to what songs you want to play (e.g. some people may not find sweep picking as important to practice).

E.g. looking at your AP, you need to be comfortable playing on one string before you can move to multiple strings. What's lagging, your picking hand? Fretting hand? Can you sync. them well?

Once you've figured out exactly what techniques you want to work on, and what areas of those techniques you need to cover, choosing lessons should be a lot easier and you should get the most out of your practice time.

P.S. don't spend 100% of your practice time on technique, it's harder to keep your motivation up. Enjoy the music! \m/


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post Jan 8 2011, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Jan 8 2011, 04:55 PM) *
I'd start with being realistic with yourself and working out what your weak points are, in relation to what songs you want to play (e.g. some people may not find sweep picking as important to practice).

E.g. looking at your AP, you need to be comfortable playing on one string before you can move to multiple strings. What's lagging, your picking hand? Fretting hand? Can you sync. them well?

Once you've figured out exactly what techniques you want to work on, and what areas of those techniques you need to cover, choosing lessons should be a lot easier and you should get the most out of your practice time.

P.S. don't spend 100% of your practice time on technique, it's harder to keep your motivation up. Enjoy the music! \m/


Yeah i know darkdue smile.gif I know stuff i lack and therefor practice those , it´s just so many lessons to chose from! ohmy.gif
And yeah i dont only practice technique , i practice phraseing and songs and such stuff aswell. It´s just that i need improve me technique to play the music i like laugh.gif well thanks for the advice!

And lester , thanks a bunch for the jazz lessons! smile.gif
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post Jan 8 2011, 05:12 PM
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Cool, if you specifically know where you need to improve then it shouldn't be hard to choose lessons.

Just go ahead and pick whatever suits you. You won't get through them all anytime soon and you have to start sometime hehe tongue.gif Here's my pick, beautiful lesson: Steve Lukather lesson


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post Jan 8 2011, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Jan 8 2011, 05:12 PM) *
Cool, if you specifically know where you need to improve then it shouldn't be hard to choose lessons.

Just go ahead and pick whatever suits you. You won't get through them all anytime soon and you have to start sometime hehe tongue.gif Here's my pick, beautiful lesson: Steve Lukather lesson


Awesome! Will have a closer look at that one soon! smile.gif
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post Jan 8 2011, 05:52 PM
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Here's how I do it, I'm not saying this is the way for everyone, but you might get ideas from this. smile.gif

What I use to work on my alternate picking is Zsolt Galambos' Modal Madness series. Especially the first two are really repetitive so they are perfect for plain technique training - though you do get scale practice as well, since it plays through a scale. Don't be intimidated by the killer speed on the main video! The exercise has plenty of slow backing tracks and I myself started working from 70 bpm. So it's good for all levels.

Practicing in a repetitive way like that may get boring with time, so I think it's a good idea to try other exercises as well! smile.gif

On the other hand, we have a technique that I think almost everyone trains much too little: vibrato. I strongly recommend Mr. Lavendell's Vibrato lessons, since I find them to be probably the most musical lessons at GMC (just my opinion, really). Mr. Lavendell has a strong, deep "neoclassical-style" vibrato that does take quite a training to achieve. I also recommend you to take a look at Ben's Vibrato Odyssey series, since it is also about vibrato and will give you different ideas and a different approach from Mr. Lavendell's.

I'm not saying which one to pick (actually there is lots of good vibrato stuff at GMC but I find those two series the best), actually I'd recommend to pick both. There's no way anyone could put too much in perfecting vibrato... biggrin.gif

Even if you didn't start practicing any of the lessons I recommend, I do suggest you to take a look at them. Even by just looking and listening you can get good ideas and influences. smile.gif

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post Jan 8 2011, 08:10 PM
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Some great replies here. Allow me to suggest (for alternate picking work), my own little thread on the topic starting with lesson one and going to today's Video Chat Lesson @ 22 GMT (shameless plug) Lesson 39. Here is a link to the lesson thread with notes, tabs, vids,

http://bit.ly/lessonnotes

These lessons are structured to help your right and left hand progress and sync up. If you spend maybe 15 min of practice time each day just on alternate picking maybe adding a lesson each day or one every two days until you get it down, I think you'd be shocked at your progress. Each workout is fairly simple so that your fingers can get on with the playing. Do join us today in the video chat if you can as it's always fun to break up personal practice time with a group session.

Practice!
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QUOTE (Sickz666 @ Jan 8 2011, 10:13 AM) *
Hey every1 smile.gif
I think i need a little help , im trying to get a couple of lessons of diffrent stuff to practice and i dont know wich ones to choose!
There´s so many lessons tongue.gif
I´m trying to cover many aspects of playing , for example alternate picking , string skipping and such.
So far i got Danielo´s right hand basics series , muris alternate workout and joe´s string skipping arpeggio workout.
I wonder if there is any lessons you would recommend for other techniques and stuff ( anything really , easy jazz prehaps? ) around skill level 4-5 ( maybe even 6). smile.gif

Sorry if im any trouble to you , then just tell me off , im new here biggrin.gif
Thanks! wink.gif



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post Jan 8 2011, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 8 2011, 08:10 PM) *
Some great replies here. Allow me to suggest (for alternate picking work), my own little thread on the topic starting with lesson one and going to today's Video Chat Lesson @ 22 GMT (shameless plug) Lesson 39. Here is a link to the lesson thread with notes, tabs, vids,

http://bit.ly/lessonnotes

These lessons are structured to help your right and left hand progress and sync up. If you spend maybe 15 min of practice time each day just on alternate picking maybe adding a lesson each day or one every two days until you get it down, I think you'd be shocked at your progress. Each workout is fairly simple so that your fingers can get on with the playing. Do join us today in the video chat if you can as it's always fun to break up personal practice time with a group session.

Practice!
Todd


Thanks alot Todd! smile.gif
Yeah ill join you for sure , you dont happen to know what time it is in sweden when it starts?
Been to one of your chats before as a guest for some months ago , and you kindly linked the lessons to us guests smile.gif
I´ll have a look at the lesson right away smile.gif
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post Jan 8 2011, 08:23 PM
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post Jan 8 2011, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Jan 8 2011, 08:23 PM) *
11pm in Sweden.


I´ll be there. rolleyes.gif
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post Jan 12 2011, 01:43 AM
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I think a very good method of finding interesting lessons is by using search option. Try to search something, and you will see advanced search options on the right. There you can enter specific type of technique, sort the lessons, check them out etc..

If you want some specific advices, I can recommend that you learn some chords and scales if you aren't familiar with those. I know these lessons may feel "boring" at first, but they can be very rewarding once mastered. If you need some help regarding lesson plan, let me know. Will be glad to help.


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