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Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 4 2011, 09:13 AM
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Hey I was wondering what was your first GMC lesson that you mastered?
Could you play it now? How good is your memory when learning stuff on guitar?
How long do you remember how to play those songs and lessons?

I like to think that I have pretty good memory for these things and I often don't need to "refresh" my repertoire.
But there are times I just can't remember how the song goes smile.gif)) I also rely often on my muscle memory to do it for me.

How are you with these things? I guess the key to learning and remembering is to focus a lot during the learning process.

What is your approach?


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post Jun 4 2011, 09:42 AM
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Since I don't have any real experience from cover bands - I have never got to practice my memorizing skills as far as playing songs goes. So I am very bad at this.. I cannot even play my own stuff when people ask for it!


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post Jun 4 2011, 11:49 AM
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I started with the Heavy Metal lessons by Pavel, can't remember them 100% now, but a few riffs.
Some lessons are pretty easy to memorize for me, on others I'll have to work for days to get them right. And I'M not talking about speed or fretting accuracy here, just plain memorizing where my fingers should move next.

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post Jun 4 2011, 12:55 PM
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I have pretty bad memory, and must constantly refresh the songs. Having said that, in years it became easier, because of memorizing how intervals, notes, patterns sound instead of look. This gave me tools to quickly learn something new, refresh old, and of course - think of something interesting.


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post Jun 4 2011, 02:11 PM
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Now, you caught me!! biggrin.gif Fortunately, on the gigs I've experienced enough to get out of( *** )-without embarrassment ,hehe..


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post Jun 4 2011, 02:42 PM
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I have an OK memory I think. If it's a song I haven't played in a long time it may take me a minute or two to work it out again though. The first lesson I mastered was Gabriel's first John Frusciante Style lesson. I haven't played it in a while but i think I could still do it...

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post Jun 4 2011, 02:50 PM
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I have an excellent memory, I usually just look at a scale once and I got it down, same goes for tabs, I look at one bar at a time, and I have it down extremely fast, I can remember more or less everything I've learned so far on the guitar smile.gif.


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post Jun 4 2011, 02:57 PM
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post Jun 4 2011, 02:59 PM
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I remember joining GMC because of Trond Vold's Canon Rock I found on Google. However, I didn't master it all the way. I know all the notes for his Canon Rock, I just can't play it. I did start working on some of his easier lessons, and then later I began working on Lian's metal lessons. I don't know if I can say I have ever mastered a song, though. Usually when I get "good enough" on a song, I move on to another one. Then I practice a few at a time so I can switch out when I get tired of the same thing.

Unfortunately, I've not been practicing GMC lessons as I should. I've been devoting all my time to jamming, learning my favorite bands' songs, and composing. I know I should squeeze practicing back in, as well as theory. wacko.gif

When it comes to remembering things, I don't usually have a good memory. However, I depend on my fingers to remember the song. My mind remembers many little runs in songs I have learned at GMC, but oftentimes there little bits of the song that I don't remember.


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post Jan 3 2012, 01:53 PM
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Hi,

I'm a memory trainer/coach and have been teaching people to improve their memory for over 10 years.

Playing guitar as you may or may not know involves both left and right sides of the brain. Left = abstract, words, numbers, things that are generally difficult to make sense of initially. The right side = creativity, colour, imagination and of course music, rhythm, etc.

Whilst yes it may be easy to remember a tune in our heads listening to a song, remembering what you play can be very different as your focus could be on one particular side of the brain - that is either the right or left.

The trick to remembering is to use both the left and right sides together. One way is to make stories (right side brain) from the notes or scales (left side brain) you are playing.

If someone can provide me an example of what they're trying to remember I'll be able to give a clear example at least. Cheers.

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post Jan 3 2012, 02:33 PM
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My first lesson: Lian's Inspector Gadget theme. Do I remember how to play it? Not so much. I only remember ones that I play constantly play, but I can noodle out ones from in the past even if its been years. Lately I've wondered if that could be my ears are getting better at picking notes from playing what I hear in my head.


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post Jan 3 2012, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (FunkyT @ Jan 3 2012, 01:53 PM) *
Hi,

I'm a memory trainer/coach and have been teaching people to improve their memory for over 10 years.

Playing guitar as you may or may not know involves both left and right sides of the brain. Left = abstract, words, numbers, things that are generally difficult to make sense of initially. The right side = creativity, colour, imagination and of course music, rhythm, etc.

Whilst yes it may be easy to remember a tune in our heads listening to a song, remembering what you play can be very different as your focus could be on one particular side of the brain - that is either the right or left.

The trick to remembering is to use both the left and right sides together. One way is to make stories (right side brain) from the notes or scales (left side brain) you are playing.

If someone can provide me an example of what they're trying to remember I'll be able to give a clear example at least. Cheers.

Regards,


Tansel


I had never thought of it like that - thanks for the insight Tansel!


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post Jan 3 2012, 03:55 PM
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I have a good memory with things that I am rehearsing but If I don't play the tunes any more I forget them. One of the first lessons that I learnt from here is Muris Extreme Neoclassical, but now I don't remember it. tongue.gif


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post Jan 3 2012, 04:24 PM
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I joined cause I found Ivan Milenkovic's rockabilly lesson. I played rockabilly at the time, which I had moved on to from classical. Then I found tapping, sweeping and everything and went learning it instead. But thanks for the thread, going to pick up my fender now and learn that lesson right away now


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post Jan 3 2012, 11:31 PM
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My memory is bad in general, but once I learn the material and repeat it from time to time, it's alright.


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post Jan 3 2012, 11:50 PM
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I agree with the thing about making stories about the melodies etc... smile.gif It's hard to explain, but it's like, "this note wants to get ahead there, but then this one cuts it while descending there to become gentler" ... or something like that laugh.gif

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post Jan 4 2012, 01:49 AM
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QUOTE (FunkyT @ Jan 3 2012, 01:53 PM) *
Hi,

I'm a memory trainer/coach and have been teaching people to improve their memory for over 10 years.

Playing guitar as you may or may not know involves both left and right sides of the brain. Left = abstract, words, numbers, things that are generally difficult to make sense of initially. The right side = creativity, colour, imagination and of course music, rhythm, etc.

Whilst yes it may be easy to remember a tune in our heads listening to a song, remembering what you play can be very different as your focus could be on one particular side of the brain - that is either the right or left.

The trick to remembering is to use both the left and right sides together. One way is to make stories (right side brain) from the notes or scales (left side brain) you are playing.

If someone can provide me an example of what they're trying to remember I'll be able to give a clear example at least. Cheers.

Regards,


Tansel


Wow this is very insightful - thanks a lot for sharing. I would love to hear more about this approach.

How would one approach remembering the C major scale for example?


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post Jan 4 2012, 05:42 AM
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I've joined gmc just to learn one unique lesson: rock ballad from Emir hot, but i can´t still mastered 100%


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post Jan 4 2012, 07:33 AM
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Hey Bogdan,

Thanks and I'm always happy to help and share the knowledge.

To remember the C major scale (C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C) you could for instance make up a little story like this:

You SEE © a deaf person (DEF) who had the gift of the gab (GAB) convincing you that he can actually see ©.

Now that's a silly little story and I'm sure many others on this forum could come up with something more in tune to them, but that is the basic idea.

You can also memorize scales and numbers through tablature format using the 'Major System' as a memory technique. Happy to explain more to whoever's interested. Cheers.


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jan 4 2012, 12:49 AM) *
Wow this is very insightful - thanks a lot for sharing. I would love to hear more about this approach.

How would one approach remembering the C major scale for example?

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I started with the pinkie workout lesson because that sound hounted me in my sleep
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