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Captain's Log - July 11th, 2013

Alright guys, tonight we have more Pantera! I have prepared the riff parts from 'Walk' and 'Revolution is my name', so get ready to learn them note for note, also having the possibility to replay the session.

There are a lot of bending, vibrato, microbends, rhythm formulas and right hand focused details to discuss about, so join me tonight at 8 PM London time!

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post Jul 18 2013, 12:50 PM
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Captain's Log, July 18th 2013

When I say more, there will be more! Finishing off the parts we have left in Walk and Revolution is my name, by Pantera, of course!

Stay tuned at 8 PM London time as usual!


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post Jul 25 2013, 09:43 AM
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Captain's Log, July 25th 2013

Tonight we will dissect one of Pantera's punchiest tunes - Drag the waters which happens to be among my favorites! Be there at 8 PM London time, as heavy riffs and pinch harmonics will be the focus of this tune!

See you in the chat room!

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post Aug 1 2013, 11:42 AM
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Captain's Log, August 1st, 2013

Tonight we will continue with the lead lines in Pantera's Drag the Waters - a good example of how you can mix rhythm parts with lead playing, at least to an extent!

Meet me in the chat room at 8 PM London time!

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post Aug 8 2013, 08:55 AM
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Captain's log, August 8th, 2013

Continuing our journey in Panteraland smile.gif tonight, we will discuss about the riffs and chords in their ballad - if we may call it so - 'Cemetery Gates'. We will be playing in standard tuning - although, on the recording, it is slightly flat - a quarter step lower, to be precise.

I decided that it should be fun to have a bit of insight on the song history and details, so check out this link here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cemetery_Gates



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post Aug 15 2013, 10:25 AM
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Captain's Log, August 15th, 2013

Hey guys! We are having the Cemetery Gates solo tonight - yes yes, that one biggrin.gif

I love it and I will explain it to you note for note if you join me at 8 PM London time this evening. It's all about legato, bends, vibrato and long notes, chromatic runs and all the goodie good stuff that makes Dime's playing so wonderful!


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post Aug 22 2013, 05:32 PM
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Captain's Log, August 22nd 2013

Hey guys smile.gif I decided to take a brief break from all the metal madness and delve a little into modal territory with 5 interesting Locrian Licks. We'll also learn how to sing them for better understanding so, join me at 8 PM London time, tonight, as usual!

Check out the tabs and the chat session recording here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gmc-chat This one is from August 22nd!

Cosmin

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Captain's Log, August 28th 2013

Hey guys!

Since a lot of you have asked around about singing and playing in the same time, I have decided to dedicate tonight's session to this particular subject in which I will share my thoughts about the things behind this skill - I am learning too so, I think it will be a great opportunity to discuss the various issues that everyone encountered while trying this.

Important aspects? Rhythm and ear training are essential - so I will share a few exercises that I have found useful smile.gif

Join me tonight at 8 PM London time!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 28 2013, 08:53 AM) *
Captain's Log, August 28th 2013

Hey guys!

Since a lot of you have asked around about singing and playing in the same time, I have decided to dedicate tonight's session to this particular subject in which I will share my thoughts about the things behind this skill - I am learning too so, I think it will be a great opportunity to discuss the various issues that everyone encountered while trying this.

Important aspects? Rhythm and ear training are essential - so I will share a few exercises that I have found useful smile.gif

Join me tonight at 8 PM London time!

Cosmin



Sweet! Looking forward to this chat!
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QUOTE (korblitz @ Aug 28 2013, 09:11 AM) *
Sweet! Looking forward to this chat!


Me too! It's gonna be a relaxing and hopefully insightful evening for everyone - me included biggrin.gif be sure to have lots of questions prepared wink.gif


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Check out tonight's recording: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/37928081 -> August 28th 2013 smile.gif

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post Sep 5 2013, 06:33 PM
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Captain's Log, September 5th, 2013

GmCrs smile.gif I have decided to give you the funk this month!

Rhythm, lead, scales and phrasing - you got it all!

Tonight's session will be dealing with learning how to use 16th note vamps and build a little list of grooves that we can implement in our own compositions. This is a good occasion to learn how to read rhythm notations smile.gif

For instance if we have a 4/4 time signature bar we will have 16 16th notes - 4 notes on each beat - in it and if we start with a downstroke we will have

down up down up / down up down up / down up down up / down up down up

We will follow the next convention:

/ = chord
x = muted strings

And we will have the following examples:

0) x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

1) / x x x / x x x / x x x / x x x

2) x / x x x / x x x / x x x / x x

3) x / x x x x / x x x / x x x / x

4) x x x / x x x / x x x / x x x /

5) / x x x x / x x x / x x x x x /

6) / x / x / x / x x x x x x x x x

7) / / / / x x / / / / x x x x x x

8) / x x / x x / x x / x x / x x x

9) / / x x x x / / x x x x x / x x

Everything will be revealed in 1 hour and a half - 8 PM London time! smile.gif

See you in the chat room!

Cosmin

PS: Don't forget to check out the replay! biggrin.gif http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38296619 - Cosmin Lupu's Video Chat Session, September 5th 2013

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Captain's Log, September 12th, 2013

As we have discussed at our last meeting - today we will take the concept of isolating 16th notes in the the world of lead playing. Funky lead playing that is!

Please take a look over the tabs and we'll discuss tonight starting from 8 PM London time ;D

Cheers and see you there, guys and gals!

Cosmin

PS: In case you missed it - here's the replay wink.gif http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38653913 just search for the recording having the current date and you can watch it anytime you want!

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post Sep 19 2013, 06:57 PM
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Captain's Log, September 19th, 2013

Hey guys - here are the rhythm patterns we will use and attached in the PDF and GP are the lead lines! See you at 8 PM London time and we'll see how they fit together!

Example 1

/. / x x / x x x / x x / x x

/. / x x / x x x / / / / x x

/. / x x / x x x / x x / x x

/. / x x / x x x / / / / x x

Example 2

x x / x x / x x / x x / x x / /

x x / x x / x x /. / x x / /

Example 3

lead and / x x / x x / x /. / x x x x

Example 4

/ / x / x x x / x x / x / / x x

/ / / and lead

Cosmin

PS: You can always check the replay here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38981093 -> Cosmin Lupu's Video Chat session, September 19th 2013

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post Sep 26 2013, 07:36 PM
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Captain's Log, September 26th, 2013

Hey there mates - got a few licks inspired by famous funky or funk inspired musicians - such as John Scofield, Prince and Funkadelic!

Come join me and we will draw conclusions over this month's topics as well as discuss these licks! 8 PM London time!

Cosmin

Watch the replay here -> http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39261582 wink.gif

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post Oct 3 2013, 05:27 PM
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Captain's log, October 3rd, 2013

This month will be dedicated to articulation! We will begin tonight by discussing the mechanics of bending and vibrato - all beginners are welcome as well as introducing the idea of understanding interval based bending and pitch recognizing! In the end we will tackle to interval based bending examples which I have added in the GP and PDF files below!

Come join me at 8 PM London time!

Cosmin

PS - Check out tonight's replay here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39493972

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Captain's Log, October 10th. 2013

Hey guys, we will continue our journey through the world of articulation, with a few signature style licks - today we have Friedman, Wylde and Dimebag on the menu! Check out the tabs and meet me in the chat room at 8 PM London time!

We will dissect the licks and compare them with the basic techniques! You can find the replay here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39718970

See you there!

Cosmin



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Captain's Log, October 18th 2013 - Check out the replay: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39957932

Hey guys!

Since this month is articulation month, I decided to break down another important aspect in guitar playing - being expressive!

What better way of being expressive than analyzing the one and only instrument which is the most expressive of all and transposing the ideas learned this way, on the guitar?

We will talk about:

- soft vs loud
- silence vs noise
- even vs accentuated
- playing the same phrase using various articulation techniques
- fingers vs pick
- volume swells
- whammy bar

As you may have guessed, we will imitate the human voice smile.gif I love doing that with a guitar and as a reference, listen to this amazing song that we will analyze and learn from:



Hate it or love it - it's an amazing composition and you will be thrilled to see how well Celine's voice can be transposed on a guitar biggrin.gif

See you tonight at 8 PM London time!

Cosmin

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Hey Cosmin! Just wanted to let you know that the homework for yesterdays lesson is going well, but I've gotta say I'm not a big fan of the volume swells. they seem somewhat out of place in almost anywhere I try to use them. Do you have any further recommendations other than what was covered in the lesson for approaching this phrasing element, and also any good examples of its' use?

EDIT: I've finished my exercise video. I made a quick shoddily made backing track to help accentuate the harmonies and speed changes, but my song of choice is "Lilium" from the Anime series "Elfen Lied" . The original song is in the style of a hymn, and I really loved the tonality and harmonies of the original, I thought it would make for some really laid back, yet emotional guitar melodies. I'm linking the original, as well as my take. It is by no means perfect, but under my circumstances it's the best I can do for now. Hope you enjoy!

The original

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 18 2013, 01:22 PM) *
Captain's Log, October 18th 2013 - Check out the replay: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39957932

Hey guys!

Since this month is articulation month, I decided to break down another important aspect in guitar playing - being expressive!

What better way of being expressive than analyzing the one and only instrument which is the most expressive of all and transposing the ideas learned this way, on the guitar?

We will talk about:

- soft vs loud
- silence vs noise
- even vs accentuated
- playing the same phrase using various articulation techniques
- fingers vs pick
- volume swells
- whammy bar

As you may have guessed, we will imitate the human voice smile.gif I love doing that with a guitar and as a reference, listen to this amazing song that we will analyze and learn from:



Hate it or love it - it's an amazing composition and you will be thrilled to see how well Celine's voice can be transposed on a guitar biggrin.gif

See you tonight at 8 PM London time!

Cosmin


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Hey mate! I think you did a great job with this one and in respect to your question - I'd rather make a little video to talk to you about these things, namely using your voice to come up with original lines rather than being trapped in the 'playing what you already know' kind of thing biggrin.gif Stay tuned!

Here we go:



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