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John72
post Sep 22 2011, 04:15 AM
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Hello Everyone! I've only been a member for about a week, and spent about a month checking out the free stuff. I had joined a couple other sites that fell a little short. What seems to push this site past the line is that it's built around a good community of excellent musicians, and I'm really excited to get involved and start learning.

I started playing when I was about 10. I started with an instructor, but the Mel Bay books bored me to death. I wanted to ROCK! So I started trying to learn on my own with books I bought in the store. I guess I got as good as I thought I ever wood, because I just couldn't seem to improve anymore. So that led to frustration and I eventually put my guitar away for about 15 years.

So, here I am. I've been playing again for about a year and I'm playing EXACTLY like I did 15 years ago! I'm looking for anything that will get me over this wall and on to the next level. Hopefully, this is it!

I've started out working on the SRV and blues stuff. Even though I listen to metal and want to shred, I've always liked playing blues. So I guess I'll start there and maybe start working on some faster stuff later. (I still have some work to do on my technique!)

Anyway, I'm still browsing the site and finding new stuff every day! Great site! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 22 2011, 04:32 AM
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Welcome to GMC! This really is a great community. The one thing I like the best is the amount of personal contact you can have with so many instructors. If you get a chance sit in on a GMC chat they are really great!

See you around!

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post Sep 22 2011, 05:27 AM
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wink.gif Hello and Welcom mate, pretty awesome community to be in here at GMC. You dont usually find a place where advanced and talented musicians will share all the tricks and secrets they know just to help you along.
Good Luck with you playing mate and if your into the blues, check out Ivans awesomsome series https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ming-exercises/

really great to become fimiliar with your guitar, shapes and excercises...

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post Sep 22 2011, 09:31 AM
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Welcome mate! My name is Cosmin, I am an instructor here at GMC and... if you like the blues, then you must like bending and vibrato biggrin.gif come down at my video chat session this evening at 8 o'clock (London time) and we'll have a jolly old time discussing these important aspects in guitar playing.

You should also check out some interesting lessons on vibrato - namely Ben's Vibrato Odissey series - which are very good for anyone interested in developing their skills in this matter!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey/

See the links at the bottom of the page in the link above for the other parts of the series!

Enjoy mate!


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post Sep 22 2011, 03:41 PM
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Yeah one of my favortie things about GMC is the community! welcome!


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post Sep 22 2011, 03:54 PM
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Welcome to GMC John! Enjoy the awesome lessons and the (sort of) crazy community!

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post Sep 22 2011, 04:02 PM
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Welcome John ! Glad you didn't leave the guitar in the corner forever and decided to get it out again smile.gif As Cosmin said, we're all here to help and point you to any things that you are looking for.

I do a video chat on Tuesday evenings from 7pm GMT and we cover different things.. sometimes technical things like legato, picking but sometimes vibrato or palm muting things. You're always welcome to drop in and join in, or just hang out and watch. cool.gif


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post Sep 22 2011, 04:19 PM
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hey john, welcome to the site man, i think you made a great decision picking up that guitar again, BTW what kind of guitar do you have?

i play blues and alternative music myself, and my video chats are every wednesday at 10pm GMT, feel free to drop by and say hi, we talk from tone to mixing on my chats, and they are usually a ton of fun smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2011, 04:47 PM
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Welcome mate, I'm sure you'll find everything you need to improve your skills here, and also have lots of fun doing it wink.gif

It's great you picked up your guitar again. Guitar playing can be challenging, but it's also very rewarding once you overcome the obstacles.

So, rock on! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 22 2011, 08:33 PM
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Welcome aboard man! smile.gif If you need any help at all, just let us know, we will be glad to help. What are you working on at the moment? Can we help you with your practice, or recommend some lessons? smile.gif

Feel free to stop by to my video chat on Sunday, we will discuss on how to make a full song, and have some cool recording tips along the way. Here's a main topic for the chat:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=40820
There you can check out counter to the chat that is time zone adaptable to your region! smile.gif

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post Sep 22 2011, 09:44 PM
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Welcome to GMC man ! We are here at your disposal, for any advice or problem ! smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2011, 10:18 PM
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hey Dinaga! Thanks for attending tonight! Hope it was as fun for you guys as it was for me biggrin.gif


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post Sep 22 2011, 10:39 PM
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Wellcome !!

If you want to improve ....practice, practice, practice wink.gif .....and be patient , it's a long race.
All you need to practice in a good way is in this site. Enjoy !
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post Sep 23 2011, 01:26 AM
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Welcome to GMC! smile.gif I'll bet nearly (if not) all members & instructors know about that stinkin' wall you mentioned. But with the help of the "Dahlanator" & friends, you're gonna bust right through that wall!


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post Sep 23 2011, 03:07 AM
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Thanks a lot for all the welcomes! They're really appreciated.

I'm playing a Jackson Stealth Pro. I think it's a '92. I also have a Gibson Les Paul Robot. That was my new purchase when I started again! wink.gif

I'm going to try to make the chats. I'm on the east coast of the U.S., so I have to figure out the timing. I think I may still be at work when the chats are happening.

Currently I'm working on Laszlos SRV Style Rhythm (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/SRV-Style-Rhythm/) along with Gabriels Blues Licks lessons (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/blues-licks1/) I've always liked his rhythm style, and thought I'd try to get it down.

Once I'm done with that, I'll probably start with some pentatonic soloing, and metal rhythms. Who knows? There's so much on here, I may start learning some Jazz stuff!

I also need to improve technique as well. Picking, coordination, etc. So I probably need to concentrate on that for a while. I'm not really sure.


ZX6, I practice as much as I can. But these days, free time is hard to find. I usually get a full hour 4 or 5 times a week. I wish it could be more, but I'll take what I can get.
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post Sep 23 2011, 05:34 AM
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Sorry man, maybe my comment was a bit rude, my english sucks dry.gif . I didn't find a more gentle way to tell you.
1 hour a day would be enough to get results, so...... enjoy !!
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post Sep 23 2011, 06:02 AM
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Hey man! Welcome to the site!! It's really nice to read your words about the community here. smile.gif
I'm sure that you'll improve your playing and also make lots or guitarist friends here!

Check out Jonathan Burgos Blues lessons. He created some awesome lessons...

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post Sep 23 2011, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE (ZX6 @ Sep 23 2011, 04:34 AM) *
Sorry man, maybe my comment was a bit rude, my english sucks dry.gif . I didn't find a more gentle way to tell you.
1 hour a day would be enough to get results, so...... enjoy !!


Oh no. I wasn't thinking you comment was rude at all. I was just saying I would like to spend more time practing than I do. But, I'm sure EVERYONE feels that way! I feel like the time goes by so fast I probably didn't practice something that I should work on everyday.

You're right on about the patience part, though. That's something I have a problem with! laugh.gif

I should probably have some kind of schedule, so my practice time is much more effecient.
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post Sep 23 2011, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (John72 @ Sep 23 2011, 06:52 PM) *
You're right on about the patience part, though. That's something I have a problem with! laugh.gif

I think we all have the same problem laugh.gif

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I should probably have some kind of schedule, so my practice time is much more effecient.

Is a good idea, and sure instructors here can help you a bit with it.
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