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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 22 2011, 10:08 PM
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Mate, I'm sorry you can't make it but I'd feel guilty knowing that you stood awake smile.gif but happy in the same time tongue.gif cheerios!

If you're curious, you can download the GP file these days when I'll post it - it has the stuff which we discussed about and some explanations so you can use it wink.gif



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Hey Mate, I made it this far (230am) but Im wiped, vid chat sounds great too, shames. Have a good one and Ill try n meet up sometime soon, Cheers! tongue.gif



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post Jul 25 2011, 05:46 PM
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hey guys! here are the two GP files as promised on last Thursday's v-chat session smile.gif

The exercises regarding CM7 voicings and indication to your little homework on deducing voicings for Cm7 and C7 wink.gif and also the part of the solo I was talking about where I implemented those chords, and also some explanation so that you may remember how they were obtained.

Let me know if there's anything unclear or you need more info!


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Attached File  Fall_into_life.gp5 ( 4.57K ) Number of downloads: 96
 


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post Jul 25 2011, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 25 2011, 05:46 PM) *
hey guys! here are the two GP files as promised on last Thursday's v-chat session smile.gif

The exercises regarding CM7 voicings and indication to your little homework on deducing voicings for Cm7 and C7 wink.gif and also the part of the solo I was talking about where I implemented those chords, and also some explanation so that you may remember how they were obtained.

Let me know if there's anything unclear or you need more info!



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post Jul 26 2011, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Jul 25 2011, 08:45 PM) *
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My pleasure smile.gif



Ok guys smile.gif I thought that we could talk about building some melodies over particular chord types at this Thursday's session smile.gif what do you say?


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post Jul 31 2011, 09:09 PM
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Hey guys!

As we discussed last Thursday, our next v-chat edition will bring us up close and personal with some funky grooves and elements AND biggrin.gif a SPECIAL GUEST - this time, it's a.......DRUMMER wink.gif

See you on Thursday biggrin.gif

PS: I'll upload the GP file with the modal licks tomorrow morning so you can have fun with it wink.gif

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post Aug 3 2011, 06:10 AM
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Hey guys! Here's the GP file with the licks we discussed about last Thursday - enjoy and ask me anything if trouble arises smile.gif

See you tomorrow evening!


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post Aug 6 2011, 07:38 AM
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Mates, tomorrow at 2 PM London time, I'll be waiting for y'all in the chat room at the re-scheduled v-chat session from last Thursday. The funky grooves and the special guest stay on the menu biggrin.gif wink.gif


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post Aug 8 2011, 10:30 PM
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Thursday is almost here and the next v-chat session along with it! I was thinking about bringing in some more modal licks smile.gif so I'll be waiting for you as usual, Thursday at 8 PM wink.gif


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post Aug 15 2011, 07:16 AM
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Hey GMC! This thursday on the v-chat: creative thinking and writing in metal music and a special guest - my very best friend, awesome guitarist and bandmate in Aria biggrin.gif he will help me perform the stuff creative metal is all about tongue.gif See you at 8 PM London time!


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post Aug 17 2011, 06:00 PM
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Hey everyone! Here's the guitar pro file containing the licks we discussed on last Thursday!



Let's revise a little:

1) The first two licks were based on the bluegrass scale which had the following formula: 1 2 b3 3 5 6. It actually is the major Pentatonic scale with a added b3 degree.

It goes very well over dominant chords and in our case we can perform the licks in the file over the C7 chord (C E G Bb)

At the ending of the second lick you should hold down the C and G notes and bend the B note while holding these two, in order to obtain that pedal steel effect biggrin.gif

2) Lick number three is based on a combination of D mixolydian and D minor pentatonic notes (a scale obtained by combining the notes from two other scales is also known as a hybrid scale)

In our case, the notes making up our hybrid scale are: D E F F# G G# A B C (D mixolydian = D E F# G A B C/ D minor pentatonic = D F G G# A C D) there we go wink.gif

Now pay attention to the bends executed while holding down other notes which will give you the pedal steel effect and at the end the little conclusive phrase in the last bar, where you have to hold down each note after executing the slides.

You can play this lick over a D7 chord! Good luck and see you tomorrow for some metal biggrin.gif


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post Aug 18 2011, 09:19 AM
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Hey guys! For tonight's session you should tune your guitars to drop D smile.gif


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post Aug 20 2011, 02:37 PM
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Hey guys! Since I'll be out of town next Thursday, I arranged for the v-chat session to take place on Sunday, 28th of August, at 7 PM London time! See you then for some insights on combined improvising and stage solutions for nasty experiences which you may encounter as a performer! See youu! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 31 2011, 06:38 PM
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Hey guys! get ready to rumble, as tomorrow we'll be working on some riffage combined with drums!! biggrin.gif see you at 8 o'clock London time as usual!


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post Sep 4 2011, 04:14 PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen of GMC!


here are the drum tracks we've been discussing on at last Thursday's video chat session and also, the grid so you may be aware of the way the drums are written and the way they are subdivided inside the bars!

The progression we've been using was Gadd9 Dadd9 Cadd9 and Eadd9 (try whatever shapes you prefer for these chords) the progression being played following the bass drum pattern. Observe how the bass drum was shifted throughout the bars in each track thus creating a dynamic feel against the fixed pulse provided by the hi-hats and snare drum!

As for the main riff from Freak Kitchen's 'Nobody's Laughing Here' - the meter was 5/4 and the chord progression: C#5 E5 B5 A5 (key of C# minor) - check out track no. 5 for the drums and here's the link towards the song so you may have an idea about how Mattias plays it.



If you have questions, please go ahead and ask, as I'd be more than happy to help you out smile.gif

see you next Thursday!

Cosmin

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post Sep 6 2011, 07:29 AM
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Hey gang!

this Thursday, we shall discuss over some modal licks and modal ideas! I was also thinking you should know that this thread is waiting for your suggestions as well, so, if you guys want to ask stuff which I can talk about in the v-chat sessions, go ahead and say it out loud wink.gif

see you on Thursday at 8 o'clock London time as usual! smile.gif


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post Sep 10 2011, 10:19 AM
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hey guys! In respect to what we were talking about last Thursday, I'd like to add here a WONDERFUL video of none other than the extraordinaire Mr. Govan. He has a very nice approach on modes - music comes first, not shredding scales smile.gif check it out! I loved it and I'm sure you'll love it too!



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post Sep 13 2011, 10:35 AM
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This Thursday, as usual, I am waiting for all of you in the chat room at 8 o'clock London Time, for a session on riffing and drums! smile.gif

Thanks to Ivan, I discovered this little gimmick who's gonna help a lot with the timing, reducing the confusion produced by the different time zones! Check it out:

How much time until the chat begins?


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Hey gang!

This Thursday, it's all about articulation! Bending, slides and vibrato to fill your belly with!

We shall use some famous vocal lines in order to illustrate the wonderful power of articulation so, we'll see each other as usual at 8 o'clock PM London time in the GMC chat room!

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post Sep 23 2011, 08:31 AM
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Hey guys!

because I believe last night's v-chat session focused on very important aspects of guitar playing - sensitivity/ expression/ dynamics/ articulation, here are the conclusions and materials needed so you may start exploring these wonderful techniques:

- first find the notes used in the vocal lines - use your ears and choose your own positions depending on the following things:

- tension/ dynamics - the vocal lines grow in intensity along the song - try to mimic that! use your right hand fingers instead of your pick, touching the strings lightly or use the pick and be aggressive! Listen to the voice and follow its lead smile.gif
- articulation - bend slide and vibrate - they will cover up most of the vocal qualities and vibrating each note often will give you that flow which is found in the interpretation of a vocalist.
- after you have managed to get a good hold over the lines in the manner described above, close your eyes and play them with the backing track, trying to get into that state of mind which would give birth to a wonderful interpretation on your instrument!

1) Tale as old as time (Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson)

Verse 1 and 2: F Bb F C F Dm Bb C (for each)
Middle: D F D F D F Dm Bb G
Verse 3: G C G D G Em C D



2) Can you feel the love tonight (Elton John)

Verse: Eb Bb/D Eb Bb/D Eb Bb/D Cm7 F
Eb Bb/D Eb Bb/D Eb Gm Ab F

Chorus: Bb F/A Gm Eb
Bb Eb C/E F
Eb Bb/D Gm Bb/F Eb
Cm7 Bb/D Eb C/E F

Bb F/A Gm Eb
Bb Eb C/E F
Eb Bb/D Gm Bb/F Eb
Cm7 Bb/D Eb Eb/F Eb/Bb Bb

The harmonies are pretty intricate and work in very tight connection with the vocal line as you may see, so first play the harmonies with the backing track in order to get a good feel of the song.



Enjoy mates! And if there are any questions, please go ahead!


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Good morning GMC!

As requested on the last v-chat session, this Thursday we'll chit chat some more about vibrato and bending, with an approach oriented more towards the basics: mechanics, inspiration and applications! See you on Thursday at 8 PM London time as usual!!


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