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Gabriel Leopardi
post Feb 1 2012, 08:21 PM
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Hey guys! We all know that sharing our experiences gives inspiration to other people... so the reason of this post is just to tell what you are working right now at the site, and what are your goals for this week/month.

You can also use this thread to tell us if you are a bit lost with how to continue or what to practice.





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post Feb 2 2012, 11:58 AM
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I am currently designing Dorian phrases for the video chat tonight smile.gif


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post Feb 2 2012, 03:06 PM
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Currently I'm practicing Guitar Bushido Advanced Task 2 and I'm also practicing Piotr's Triplet Etude. I almost got the latter, just need to build up the speed a bit. smile.gif

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post Feb 2 2012, 03:47 PM
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I am currently working on a couple of lessons.

1. Bb Minor Phrasing - Advanced / Muris Varajic -> almost up to speed
2. Fast Country Solo / Muris Varajic-> up to speed -> need to improve my phrasing
3. Sweep Picking Arpeggios / Ian Bushell -> getting knots in Hands and Brain biggrin.gif
4. Sweep Picking Etude / Pavel Denisjuk -> almost up to speed
5. Michael Romeo Tapping / Chowy Fernandez -> at the beginning


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post Feb 2 2012, 04:53 PM
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Ben's stamina lessons.

After 7+ years of not playing, I can't practice (including 5-10 min. warmup) for more than 45-50 minutes at a time before my hands run out of gas, and those last 10 minutes, my accuracy begins to decline. It's frustrating, because I used to be able to play for hours on end without stopping. By the end of February I'd like to be able to play for 90 solid minutes with undiminished accuracy and reserve strength left over as I complete my daily goals.

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post Feb 2 2012, 05:33 PM
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I am in a process of recording guitar! Just can't figure out the part and getting annoyed!!!!


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post Feb 2 2012, 06:41 PM
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I am currently working on Ben's Inside Outside picking lesson.

In my daily routine I got :
- metal pattern #1 from Lian Gerbino
- neoclassical etude #1 from Marcus Lavendell
- Neoclassical licks studied with Gabriel during chat session cool.gif
- Extreme neoclassic from Muris Varajic at very very slow speed of course.
- Fugue in Dm from Bach up to bar 12 (great for training Alternate picking also)
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post Feb 2 2012, 09:05 PM
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I'm currently practising a level 8 GMC Lesson. I'm keeping the actual lesson secret until I'm ready to record it but I'm really enjoying the feeling of learning something new. I'm having to encounter sweeping which is a weakness of mine smile.gif


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been study this lesson; https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...pping-melodies/ ;


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post Feb 2 2012, 11:45 PM
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QUOTE (Bluestreak @ Feb 2 2012, 10:53 AM) *
Ben's stamina lessons.

After 7+ years of not playing, I can't practice (including 5-10 min. warmup) for more than 45-50 minutes at a time before my hands run out of gas, and those last 10 minutes, my accuracy begins to decline. It's frustrating, because I used to be able to play for hours on end without stopping. By the end of February I'd like to be able to play for 90 solid minutes with undiminished accuracy and reserve strength left over as I complete my daily goals.

-Roger


Believe it or not, this happens smile.gif Stamina is something you just have to build over time as you know. I try to structure my lessons to work as stamina builders as most things can be looped. As you build up, try to warm up and cool down, (stretches, etc.) and drink lots of water after a big session to flush the lactic acid from your muscles. It's an athletic activity at a certain point. Pick a few of the quick workouts and see if you can loop them and build back up. For example, lesson 5, 6 and 7.

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post Feb 3 2012, 12:09 AM
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Currently working on a metal cover of 'Corneria' from Star Fox rolleyes.gif


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post Feb 3 2012, 09:48 AM
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QUOTE (Bluestreak @ Feb 2 2012, 03:53 PM) *
Ben's stamina lessons.

After 7+ years of not playing, I can't practice (including 5-10 min. warmup) for more than 45-50 minutes at a time before my hands run out of gas, and those last 10 minutes, my accuracy begins to decline. It's frustrating, because I used to be able to play for hours on end without stopping. By the end of February I'd like to be able to play for 90 solid minutes with undiminished accuracy and reserve strength left over as I complete my daily goals.

-Roger


Hey Roger, I hope they're helping you out. I developed them as a way of slowly being able to add more and more to either your alternate picking speed.. or the down stroke speed. Every now and then, you may be able to add a few more strokes as your hands get used to the motions.

The duration that you can effectively practice for also depends on how intensive the things you're playing are. If you're wroking on speed, alternate picking etc then it's perfectly reasonable to be tired by that time.

I can pick up the guitar, work on some picking speed and be tired 10 mins later and will leave it for that particular area until the next day. I'll go onto something else but generally speaking, if my practice is intense then I'm looking at about an hour at the most smile.gif

I also take periodic breaks (when I remember) and just sit down and concentrate on my breathing and (try to) empty my mind of all guitar related thoughts. I feel that it relaxes me more than if I were massaging and stretching my hands / arms between sessions because I'm still thinking about them and conscious of their tiredness. By not thinking about them, you should feel a bit more refreshed 2/3 minutes later when you pick it back up again smile.gif



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post Feb 3 2012, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE (Olivier777 @ Feb 2 2012, 02:41 PM) *
I am currently working on Ben's Inside Outside picking lesson.

In my daily routine I got :
- metal pattern #1 from Lian Gerbino
- neoclassical etude #1 from Marcus Lavendell
- Neoclassical licks studied with Gabriel during chat session cool.gif
- Extreme neoclassic from Muris Varajic at very very slow speed of course.
- Fugue in Dm from Bach up to bar 12 (great for training Alternate picking also)



Hey mate! I'm happy to know that you could check that Vchat Session and that you are working on it! You are focused on Neoclassical Metal playing, so the things that you are working on are a good choice. You could also check my Yngwie Malmsteen style lessons at the site.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...lmsteen-lesson/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson2/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson3/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson4/

other neoclassical lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-picking-etude/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...weeping-legato/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...shrapnel-style/


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post Feb 3 2012, 11:32 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 3 2012, 03:49 PM) *
Hey mate! I'm happy to know that you could check that Vchat Session and that you are working on it! You are focused on Neoclassical Metal playing, so the things that you are working on are a good choice. You could also check my Yngwie Malmsteen style lessons at the site.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...lmsteen-lesson/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson2/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson3/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson4/

other neoclassical lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-picking-etude/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...weeping-legato/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...shrapnel-style/


Hey Gabriel thanks for your links, these lessons sounds great, i'll definitly give them a try ! cool.gif (at slow speed of course I am no shredder yet...)
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post Feb 6 2012, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE (Olivier777 @ Feb 3 2012, 07:32 PM) *
Hey Gabriel thanks for your links, these lessons sounds great, i'll definitly give them a try ! cool.gif (at slow speed of course I am no shredder yet...)


Cool mate! Let me know if you need help! and remember to check my technique course. There you will find many exercises to improve your technique and for building speed! smile.gif


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post Feb 6 2012, 04:20 PM
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As you know Gabriel, I finally started recording for the RECprogram, and I hope to finish one lesson each week.

The first one is this
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nner-solo-in-d/

Thank you for your pointers.


Next I'll take on this one
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-of-brian-may/

then maybe some rythm lessons

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post Feb 6 2012, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Feb 6 2012, 12:20 PM) *
As you know Gabriel, I finally started recording for the RECprogram, and I hope to finish one lesson each week.

The first one is this
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nner-solo-in-d/

Thank you for your pointers.


Next I'll take on this one
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-of-brian-may/

then maybe some rythm lessons



That's cool mate! Could you fix the mixing issues??


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 6 2012, 05:05 PM) *
That's cool mate! Could you fix the mixing issues??


I think turning up the guitar will fix it, but if the guitar is still not clear, I'll do the DAW recording and see if I can fit sound and video in youtube


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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Feb 6 2012, 05:35 PM) *
I think turning up the guitar will fix it, but if the guitar is still not clear, I'll do the DAW recording and see if I can fit sound and video in youtube


Cool! You can send me some samples to check if you want! wink.gif


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