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post Dec 24 2011, 04:46 AM
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Hello everyone!
My name is tasos, im from greece and im 18 years old. Ive been playing guitar for 4 years on my own with the help of two books. "Metal Lead guitar 1,2" of troy stetina.I really love playing the guitar and i really want to get better at it.The thing is that im realy~ lost. i dont have a standar style i like playin some blues then some metal then just rocking.I dont know where to start, or to continue for the stuff i need to know. the exercises i need to make and they way to write a riff or a solo., i think im barely on the intermediate level. i recently moved so i dont have my stuff to record and upload a sample of my playing so you would tell me your opinion and what level of lessons i should start following. i hope you will help me and "fix" my guitar playing!
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post Dec 24 2011, 04:59 AM
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Glad to have you here! I'm sure the instructors and students here will help you in any way they can. I'm on my guitar journey as well. It's okay to not have one set style. It's cool that like a variety. I normally play metal stuff nowadays. But I have an appreciation for many more genres. You can easy do a search in the guitar lessons.

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post Dec 24 2011, 07:58 AM
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Hi friend! Welcome to the site! Those T. Stetina books are really good as well as the "Speed Mechanics". You will find lots of great lessons in different styles here at the site to complement the things that you learnt from those books. Let us know how we can help you.

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post Dec 24 2011, 09:56 AM
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Hello!!! It's nice to meet you! You will find a lot of interesting lessons on this website! Great teachers and very helpful community!!! Welcome to GMC


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post Dec 24 2011, 10:14 AM
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Hello Tasos, welcome to GMC smile.gif

Don't worry, you're experiencing a very common thing for guitarists.. where do we start ? What should we practice ?

When we start feeling like a headless chicken, then that is our time to narrow our focus instead of widening it. There is a phrase ' You cannot chase 2 rabbits at once'.. so just pick a few small areas (or even just one) where you would like to improve ?

How is your musical ear ? One thing that helped me massively was taking the basic power chord shape (root + 5th) and trying to learn any songs using those basic shapes. I used to try and figure out Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses songs when I was younger and that really helped my musical ear, my rhythm and getting the right tone/palm muting etc..

Using that approach can help in many wasy.. it can improve those things I mentioned above but it is also enjoyable, which is crucial to staying motivated with guitar.

Maybe write a small list of things you really enjoy.. guitar should be fun and it doesn't have to be an endurance, if you keep the fun element then you always stand a better chance of staying motivated. Perhaps think of a list and share it on here and we can help smile.gif It can be genre, particular techniques, songs you like..


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post Dec 24 2011, 12:32 PM
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Thank you everyone ! its nice to be here!.

Well there are some techniques i would like to master one of them is shredding, and i will definately try to train my ear.When i get back home ill record some of my playing so you will tell me your opinion and where i should start and what level im around,genres i like are symphonic metal like nightwish or epica , celtic metal ,rock , hard rock like AC/DC led zeppelin,i really like those soloes that have a lot sustain and are so hmmm EPIC!buy i cant get to play like this :S !.Ill think of more stuff to add in the list too!.By the way my gear is an LTD explorer EX-260SM a fender frontman 100w AMP and a Zoom G2.Thank you again and Happy holidays everyone! biggrin.gif
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post Dec 24 2011, 01:56 PM
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Hey Tasos, welcome aboard smile.gif Be patient and practice, don't worry you'll get there. Nobody did it in 1-2 years, it requires some work. Main thing is you are serious about it, already learned a lot, some scales, practicing hard and have very decent gear that is ready for the stage.

What scales did you practice so far? Have you looked in to some music theory so far? This can help you a lot. Also, do you practice with the metronome, what do you practice etc..? Stetina's books are good place to start, so I think you are on the right track.


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post Dec 24 2011, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 24 2011, 12:56 PM) *
Hey Tasos, welcome aboard smile.gif Be patient and practice, don't worry you'll get there. Nobody did it in 1-2 years, it requires some work. Main thing is you are serious about it, already learned a lot, some scales, practicing hard and have very decent gear that is ready for the stage.

What scales did you practice so far? Have you looked in to some music theory so far? This can help you a lot. Also, do you practice with the metronome, what do you practice etc..? Stetina's books are good place to start, so I think you are on the right track.

I havent looked much about theory i practice the Minor pentatonic scale , the prygian mode , the mixolydian one and the prygian diminished
no i dont practice with a metronome much but with backing tracks on youtube.i learn the guitar parts of some songs that i like and now i started doing daily some exercises from troy stetinas book Speed mechanics!
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post Dec 24 2011, 02:39 PM
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Welcome to GMC, you should be able to get all the help you need here!!
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post Dec 24 2011, 06:33 PM
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Hey Tasos! Welcome to GMC! While exploring the site and community, I wanted to let you know that we are here for you and we shall help you out with any questions you may have smile.gif Also check out the bottom of the homepage for the weekly v-chat schedule! biggrin.gif Mine is held each Thursday at 8PM London time! Drop by if you'd like! Cosmin


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post Dec 24 2011, 07:53 PM
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You've come to the right place my friend.
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post Dec 24 2011, 08:36 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Desaiha @ Dec 24 2011, 06:53 PM) *
You've come to the right place my friend.
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thnx a lot! Yamas hahhahahah!

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Hey Tasos! Welcome to GMC! While exploring the site and community, I wanted to let you know that we are here for you and we shall help you out with any questions you may have smile.gif Also check out the bottom of the homepage for the weekly v-chat schedule! biggrin.gif Mine is held each Thursday at 8PM London time! Drop by if you'd like! Cosmin


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post Dec 25 2011, 06:28 PM
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post Dec 25 2011, 09:55 PM
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Welcome to the site Tasos, don't hesitate to ask for anything you want to know wink.gif


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