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maharzan
post May 2 2011, 05:18 PM
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Hey Folks,

I just noticed today's 2nd May and I saw thats my joining date on my signature. What a coincidence! Its been freaking 2 years here already. I started my 1st year thread here, if you guys are interested to read.

Anyway, I just wanted to let GMC members and admins know that this site is one of the best out there. It has tonnes of guitar lessons and most importantly the ever so interacting community. I came here 2 years ago, after I was tired of playing at slow tempos and unable to even play easiest of songs. I was looking for free guitar lessons then and found GMC. I came as a total noob even though I had an 'experience' of 15 years playing guitar on/off. I was too old to be learning this stuff again but I was determined that I WILL learn despite the age. I mean all the instructors here are younger than me, at my age most of the guitarists actually are masters. biggrin.gif

I have really grown a lot as a guitarist. The most important thing I improved on is my playing. I can play pretty fast now and it definitely has matured. I didn't know much about guitar theory or guitar parts, I know most of them now. Its been a pretty tough journey these 2 years. I struggled so much trying to do a level 3 lesson back then. I remember I turned on my camcorder 1 hour straight, then rewind and another hour straight to get one good 40 sec take but failing despite having practiced a lesson for 2-3 weeks. Yes, its true, I sucked that much and I never recorded as well. As you might have seen, I have played level 10 lesson some time ago.

YEP GUYS! Its all possible. Thanks to all GMC staff, instructors and members for all the encouragement and feedback that made this possible. And as Vai said, you just have to believe in yourself. smile.gif

For anybody who is interested, you can check my REC takes here and YouTube channel here. I am working on other lessons as well which I will probably post later as I master them. Extreme Neoclassical being one of them. wink.gif Yeah, I know few people are looking forward to that take.. hehe. Heres my try at 140bpm for anyone who has missed. smile.gif



Right now, I have transcribed Until We Say Goodbye by Satriani all by ear/eyes myself (after failing to find good tabbed versions) and will be recording it soon. I am happy that I can do such a thing now. smile.gif

Alright, long talk. Thanks for reading and see ya in the forums!!


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Kristofer Dahl
post May 2 2011, 05:29 PM
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Great post Maharzan - and that video is extremely inspiring! =)


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post May 2 2011, 05:32 PM
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Thanks Kris! smile.gif


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post May 2 2011, 05:43 PM
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Congrats Marharzan! You've come a long way baby! You've made HUGE strikes in your playing and technique. I hope the next two years are even better than the last two@ GMC!

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post May 2 2011, 06:02 PM
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Maharzan, you are the living proof that GMC is working! I'm still far behind you when it comes to guitar playing, but eventually I'll get where you are now...believe me buddy, you are one of my inspirations and a big motivation as well!
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post May 2 2011, 06:08 PM
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Thank you Todd and Christian. I will do my best to really master this tool. smile.gif


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post May 2 2011, 06:33 PM
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Congrats Maharzan, you've become an amazing guitarist no doubt, your REC takes are just awesome smile.gif


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post May 2 2011, 07:04 PM
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Congrats Chandra smile.gif You are doing great job at REC program smile.gif And nice vid smile.gif

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post May 2 2011, 09:17 PM
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Very inspiring story Maharzan! smile.gif

It's amazing how time flies when you're having fun.
I saw your take on Extreme Neoclassical and I was blown away! Now - that is progress!


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post May 2 2011, 09:31 PM
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Wonderful accomplishments and great to have you here!!! smile.gif


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post May 2 2011, 10:09 PM
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post May 2 2011, 11:35 PM
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Your story is really inspirational. In fact I remember reading a post of yours a year ago before I signed up to GMC, and I saw the progress you made in a year. That was actually part of the reason I signed up here biggrin.gif Keep up the good work.


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post May 3 2011, 06:32 AM
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Thank you Guys.

Awesome Mudbone. Feels so happy inside when you know you can inspire others. I hope I haven't let you down. smile.gif


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post May 3 2011, 06:51 AM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ May 3 2011, 01:32 AM) *
Thank you Guys.

Awesome Mudbone. Feels so happy inside when you know you can inspire others. I hope I haven't let you down. smile.gif


You haven't let me down man, every new REC entry you post impresses me more and more. Hopefully one day you can give me lessons biggrin.gif


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post May 3 2011, 09:16 AM
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You've achieved so much in just 2 years, Maharzan.. it just shows you what you can do with focused attention smile.gif

Not only that, but I still remember your infamous 'Vibrator Question' which was probably the first thing I was asked in the forum so it helped break the ice for me and welcome me to the site, so thank you for that. laugh.gif

That's not all.. watching one of your older videos I noticed you have a great picking technique which inspired me to look and mine and it's been improving ever since cool.gif


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post May 3 2011, 09:28 AM
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Sure I will Mudbone. biggrin.gif

WOW Ben! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif wub.gif Thank you for the compliments. smile.gif


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post May 3 2011, 10:11 AM
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Wow, congrats! You are definitely an inspiration to all members.


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post May 3 2011, 10:56 AM
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Congrats mate! biggrin.gif


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post May 3 2011, 11:12 AM
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Congrats maharzan! wink.gif

You 're the perfect example that in life in general and music in particular, we reap the fruit of our hard work and our commitment !
I think it's a great inspiration to all members!


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post May 3 2011, 11:30 AM
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Thank you Justin, Cosmin and Stephane. smile.gif All the comments are so encouraging I feel like doing more now. smile.gif


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