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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 3 2011, 09:50 AM
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What were those important milestones in your learning journey as a musician and guitar player?


For me it was something like this:

- started to play, learned open chords
- started to learn barre chords
- started to practice minor pentatonic scale
- jamming along side radio/favorite artists
- reading some music theory (very important milestone)
- started getting into modes
- playing with the band
- composing songs
- starting with improvisation exercises (starting to practice without metronome)
- practicing chords and scales in more detail
- started working on arpeggios
- broadening my style range
- giving weight to every note, and polishing up technique
- back to practice once again cool.gif


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post Nov 3 2011, 03:58 PM
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Well I'm far from being a good player, but so far, and in this order:

1. Learn basic chords
2. Learn and sing simple songs along with chords
3. 10 years gap without playing
4. GMC
5. Pentatonic/minor/major scales
6. Improvising over backing tracks
7. Playing covers (no singing)



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post Nov 3 2011, 05:07 PM
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Hmmm, good question.. I'll try to dust away the cobwebs of my mind..

- My first open chords
- Learning to jam
- getting an electric guitar / amp
- discovering distortion
- Barre chords
- first band / playing with other musicians
- learning to compose / arrange songs
- focusing on improving my tone
- realising that refining technique is a lifetime journey.. and here I am smile.gif


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post Nov 3 2011, 05:48 PM
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Learning the first (open) chords
Learning barré chords
playing covers
discovering tabs on the internet
discovering GMC
recording my first rec takes
recording my first song
jamming over backing tracks
discovering Todd's video chat
changing my recording and amp modeling software


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 3 2011, 09:25 PM
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-First riff: Smoke on the water on 1 string
-learning chords to play songs
-learning to read music
-learning pentatonic minor to jam over songs
-blues licks
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-Progressive style and John Petrucci
-Rocker style
-Composing songs
-Studying harmony, composition, improvisation.


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 8 2011, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Nov 3 2011, 05:48 PM) *
discovering Todd's video chat


This one is most awesome, such a nice thing to hear, Todd should be proud smile.gif

Great posts from everybody! smile.gif


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