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Kristofer Dahl
post May 28 2007, 09:18 AM
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Hey there,

I am very proud to present a new Swedish instructor, Marcus Lavendell.

I don't know very much about him so I hope he will let us know some more in this thread. One thing I can say is that he rocks!. Also, he has been a very nice guy, easy to work with and very serious about the quality of his lessons.

I will let his youtube videos as well his upcoming lesson (which is almost ready) do the talking! wink.gif

https://www.youtube.com/lavendell

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post May 28 2007, 09:22 AM
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Seems like another Malmsteen fan biggrin.gif Yngwie is awesome, and Kris your right he ROCKS biggrin.gif

Welcome, cant wait for the lessons biggrin.gif


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post May 28 2007, 03:47 PM
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Just watched the vid and I just fell out of my chair. huh.gif That was just wicked man. Sorry, I'm speachless at the moment. Welcome Marcus! and thanx Kris.


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post May 28 2007, 04:41 PM
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Awesome stuff, looking forward to his lessons, hopefully he'll give us some more Neoclassical stuff.
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post May 28 2007, 06:28 PM
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Nice vids! Welcome Marcus! Tell us something about yourself, how long have you been playing and stuff!
Looking forward to seeing your lessons!! smile.gif


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post May 28 2007, 08:22 PM
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Welcome Marcus!


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post May 28 2007, 08:34 PM
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Welcome Marcus!
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post May 28 2007, 09:07 PM
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Hey new GMC lord of gitbox. lookin forward to your lession.. i can see its gunna be great! is it just me.. or is every guitarist from sweeden amazing at shredding.... tongue.gif


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post May 28 2007, 09:58 PM
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Welcome Marcus - looking forward to some great lessons smile.gif


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post May 28 2007, 10:37 PM
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Hey guys!
 
wow, I didn't expect that kind of respons! Thank's a lot for your kind words!
I’m very happy to be a part of this awesome site, and I'm really excited to get to know all of you guys. smile.gif

So let me tell you a little about my background. 
When I was about 4-5 years old, my mother introduced several musical instruments to me, mainly the piano since she was a piano teacher at the music academy. At that time (in the mid 80’s) there was a trend to teach using a method called the “Suzuki-method”. The Suziki-method means, amongst other things, that you don’t learn how to read sheet music until you know how to play the instrument. My mother thought highly of this method and used it to teach me, which I am very grateful for because I learned how to really listen to the notes and developed “relative pitch”, which basically means you could figure out how to play a solo just by listening to it. I plan to make a lesson about that some day. smile.gif
 
When I was 13 years old I got my first electric guitar, and I was blown away with all the things that could be done with the tone (as opposed to the piano). You could do bends, tapping, harmonics etc. and while experiencing with all these techniques I learned my most important lesson: the only thing that really matters is how it sounds. I know it might sound obvious, but if you think about it. It don't matter if you for example use the "wrong" picking technique - if your playing sounds good. I'd say there are almost as many picking techniques as there are guitar players, and none of the techniques are "wrong". They're just different. Find the way that suits you, and go for it.

At that time I started getting serious with playing guitar, and I played for 4-5 hours per day for sure.
It didn’t matter if it was christmas or even my birthday – I locked the door to my room and played guitar all day (and night). Hehe...
Though I didn’t practise techniques is the traditional manner. I just jammed along with CD’s. I figured, guitar playing should be fun. And my idea of fun ain't practising scales up and down for hours.

As you will hear in the lessons, I am highly influenced by Yngwie's vibrato, but guitarists like Michael Romeo, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman to name a few, has made a really big impact on me aswell.

Anyways, then I started to study sound engineering, and got a job. Unforunately that led to that I barely had any time to play the guitar for the last 7 years. But I missed it too much, so a couple of months ago I decided cut down on work and pick up the guitar again. So now I’m back in business, and I’m READY TO ROCK! smile.gif

All the best to you guys! I look forward to some interesting discussions here at the forum.

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post May 28 2007, 10:49 PM
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QUESTION, sorry but whats so special about Yngwies Vibrato??

MALMSTEEN KICKS YEAAAAAAAA haha sorry again tongue.gif


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post May 28 2007, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE (Ryan @ May 28 2007, 11:49 PM) *
QUESTION, sorry but whats so special about Yngwies Vibrato??

MALMSTEEN KICKS YEAAAAAAAA haha sorry again tongue.gif



Ynwgie's vibrato is one of the strongest ingredients of his playing, in my opinion - especially when compared to other shredders.


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post May 28 2007, 11:09 PM
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i see, im gonna study that and try to figure it all out biggrin.gif

edit: thank you

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QUOTE (lavendell @ May 28 2007, 11:37 PM) *
So let me tell you a little about my background.
When I was about 4-5 years old, my mother introduced several musical instruments to me, mainly the piano since she was a piano teacher at the music academy. At that time (in the mid 80’s) there was a trend to teach using a method called the “Suzuki-method”. The Suziki-method means, amongst other things, that you don’t learn how to read sheet music until you know how to play the instrument. My mother thought highly of this method and used it to teach me, which I am very grateful for because I learned how to really listen to the notes and developed “relative pitch”, which basically means you could figure out how to play a solo just by listening to it. I plan to make a lesson about that some day. smile.gif


This is interesting - I would personally really like to improve my relative pitch. Unfortunately I haven't been as serious I should have with my ear training... dry.gif

Marcus - I am very glad you picked up the guitar again, I can't believe you put it down...! smile.gif

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post May 28 2007, 11:11 PM
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At first I thought it was good with a new teacher here, nothing more nothing less (as I'm kind of fed up with all the yngwie hype), but after reading what you had to say, I'm sure your lessons will be really good, and I like your way of thinking when it comes to music, the only really important thing is the sound. So, welcome Marcus, I'm really looking forward to seeing your lessons, I'm sure they will be great. smile.gif


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post May 28 2007, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ May 28 2007, 05:11 PM) *
(as I'm kind of fed up with all the yngwie hype),


whats wrong with it??


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post May 28 2007, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (Ryan @ May 29 2007, 12:16 AM) *
whats wrong with it??

Nothing, just not my cup of tea smile.gif


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post May 28 2007, 11:21 PM
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o thats cool biggrin.gif, are you more of a metal type person? or something?


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post May 28 2007, 11:24 PM
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Yeah, I suppose I am tongue.gif

But lets not wander of to the off topic territory! I'm really happy to see Marcus here, etc:D


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post May 28 2007, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ May 28 2007, 05:24 PM) *
Yeah, I suppose I am tongue.gif

But lets not wander of to the off topic territory! I'm really happy to see Marcus here, etc:D

haha yea sorry, welcome again Marcus biggrin.gif


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