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Cosmin Lupu
post Feb 12 2012, 10:27 AM
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Just being curious about the typical Sunday of each and everyone of you guys taking the time to let us know about how your practice session looks like today biggrin.gif

I am going to have one hour dedicated to alternate picking, about 2 hrs to work on the new GMC lessons and another hour to recap Voodoo and Aria songs.

How does it look like for you? smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2012, 10:49 AM
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- wake up dead-megadeth intro for 15-30 mints
includes string mutings displayed as "xx" on the tabs which is totally new and difficult to me.

-sleepwalker-megadeth intro riff for 15-30 mints
alt. picking mostly and some palm muting

-GMC Neo Classical solo for beginners for 15-30 mints
I do this for REC

-Some beginner legato exercises from a book for 15-30 mints

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post Feb 12 2012, 11:14 AM
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I love the fact that Sundays are so different for everybody. Instead of just viewing it as a day of rest, it's a good day to work on things for yourself smile.gif

Ok, I've got 2 GMC lessons that I still need to practice before I can record them...

There's a level 8 GMC lesson that I've been learning for a while and I haven't practiced for a few days..

Within that, I'm working on picking speed/stamina and sweeping. High energy activities !! biggrin.gif

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- wake up dead-megadeth intro for 15-30 mints
includes string mutings displayed as "xx" on the tabs which is totally new and difficult to me.


Hmm, the 'x' symbol means 'dead notes', where you mute the string and pick it. I personally don't recall anywhere in the riffs to Wake up Dead where that happens. A lot of tablature put these 'x' symbols when they don't know what note is really being played.

If you direct me to the tablature you're using I can have a look at it and make sure it's correct if you like ? We can't upload tab here of course, but gimme a link to the site etc..

I just don't like the idea of you spending time on something only for it to be wrong smile.gif

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post Feb 12 2012, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 12 2012, 10:14 AM) *
I love the fact that Sundays are so different for everybody. Instead of just viewing it as a day of rest, it's a good day to work on things for yourself smile.gif

Ok, I've got 2 GMC lessons that I still need to practice before I can record them...

There's a level 8 GMC lesson that I've been learning for a while and I haven't practiced for a few days..

Within that, I'm working on picking speed/stamina and sweeping. High energy activities !! biggrin.gif



Hmm, the 'x' symbol means 'dead notes', where you mute the string and pick it. I personally don't recall anywhere in the riffs to Wake up Dead where that happens. A lot of tablature put these 'x' symbols when they don't know what note is really being played.

If you direct me to the tablature you're using I can have a look at it and make sure it's correct if you like ? We can't upload tab here of course, but gimme a link to the site etc..

I just don't like the idea of you spending time on something only for it to be wrong smile.gif


Once Again You're a saver. Somehow you always make telepathy to the stuff in my head. The playing is so difficult with those dead notes especially the riff needs me to pick really fast and I dont think those dead notes are much of my style to play.The source is MEGADETH PRIME CUTS SIGNITURE LICKS BY JEFF PERRIN. Do you know any other good source for this nice song? Otherwise I can skip to real TAB BOOKS which I got Youthanasia,rust in peace,end game and countdown to extinction. Maybe I could open a new topic for this but any suggestion to begin playing megadeth songs for a beginner-intermediate level?

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Once Again You're a saver. Somehow you always make telepathy to the stuff in my head. The playing is so difficult with those dead notes especially the riff needs me to pick really fast and I dont think those dead notes are much of my style to play.The source is MEGADETH PRIME CUTS SIGNITURE LICKS BY JEFF PERRIN. Do you know any other good source for this nice song? Otherwise I can skip to real TAB BOOKS which I got Youthanasia,rust in peace,end game and countdown to extinction. Maybe I could open a new topic for this but any suggestion to begin playing megadeth songs for a beginner-intermediate level?


By the way I downloded the source from Internet as e-book. I dont know if I put it on here will be it be leagl or what,not sure. So dont know how to pass it on to you


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post Feb 12 2012, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE (gitarcitolga @ Feb 12 2012, 10:46 AM) *
Once Again You're a saver. Somehow you always make telepathy to the stuff in my head. The playing is so difficult with those dead notes especially the riff needs me to pick really fast and I dont think those dead notes are much of my style to play.The source is MEGADETH PRIME CUTS SIGNITURE LICKS BY JEFF PERRIN. Do you know any other good source for this nice song? Otherwise I can skip to real TAB BOOKS which I got Youthanasia,rust in peace,end game and countdown to extinction. Maybe I could open a new topic for this but any suggestion to begin playing megadeth songs for a beginner-intermediate level?



By the way I downloded the source from Internet as e-book. I dont know if I put it on here will be it be leagl or what,not sure. So dont know how to pass it on to you


Oh right, ok.. I think I know the book you mean. I saw it in a music shop once.

I've seen quite a few tab books that are wrong and I mean the real, official type of tab books. I'll see if I can find a tab somewhere of the song and compare with what I know and if it's correct I'll direct you to it and you can see if there's any difference with the book smile.gif

I can't find a single version which is correct for the opening riffs..

I can't write the tab out but basically what's happening is you got to start every riff with an F# power chord to an E power chord, back to the F# and then each chord after that is different. (in the order they appear it is A, C, D, F). The F#, E, F# power chord sequence is the key though. Try keeping your hand in a classical position which will allow you to move between F# and E much quicker. From the F# position, all you've got to do is take your index finger of the 2nd fret (low E string) and let it drop onto the 2nd fret of the A & D strings and barre those 2 notes which gives you the E power chord. As you drop your index finger into the E position, you simultaneously remove your 3rd and 4th fingers (or whatever fingers you use for the 5th and octave) from the 4th fret of A & D string just leaving you with the E shape. Remember to play all 3 lowest string to get the full tonality of E.

That's the most efficient way of playing an E power chord in a metal chord progression like this.. I see so many people using 2 fingers to play it but it wastes time. An even easier way of doing it (which Mustaine might be doing here) is just playing the open E and the 5th on the 2nd fret, A string. That allows an even quicker chord change and is easier to play. I do this a lot.

It's quite tricky to move chords shapes that fast but that's how it's played. All this extra nonsense that people have written out is just not true. I hope this helps. smile.gif

P.S. I'm not sure if the original Peace Sells version is in standard tuning or not, but treat the chord names and positions I've given as being on a guitar with standard tuning. smile.gif

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post Feb 12 2012, 08:27 PM
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Got one more thing on my hands - I'm playing with the grunge tribute band next Friday and I'm being guest at these 4 tunes biggrin.gif they are some of my favorite grunge songs:









man, I love the early nineties smile.gif I remember I had friends who are about 35-36 now and back in 92' when I was 8, I was hearing these songs when I was visiting them...all the nice memories...


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post Feb 12 2012, 09:08 PM
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today i had one of those days that you grab your guitar and 30 min you feel like smashing it against a wall .....; also my right hand is having some chilblains issues for the 2 time in 3 weeks :/ due to the cold weather, haven't practice much.


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post Feb 12 2012, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 12 2012, 04:27 PM) *
Got one more thing on my hands - I'm playing with the grunge tribute band next Friday and I'm being guest at these 4 tunes biggrin.gif they are some of my favorite grunge songs:









man, I love the early nineties smile.gif I remember I had friends who are about 35-36 now and back in 92' when I was 8, I was hearing these songs when I was visiting them...all the nice memories...



Awesome covers mate! I wish I could assist to the show!

Today I'm working on hard on the edition of the GMC video collab! smile.gif




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post Feb 12 2012, 09:45 PM
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I just practiced pentatonics on the video chat, and played a bit of acoustic so it's enough practice for today, tomorrow lesson practicing, and band song practicing


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Today i have been rehearsing with my band and we got a new song in the making


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post Feb 12 2012, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Feb 12 2012, 08:57 PM) *
Today i have been rehearsing with my band and we got a new song in the making


Awesome Isac! How's it going with the lyrics?


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post Feb 12 2012, 10:39 PM
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I've been jamming pretty much all day to Led Zeppelin and Racer X collaboration backing tracks.

For the Racer X one I maybe stole too much from Gilbert! There's some Technical Difficulties stuff, some stuff from his live jams, and some of my own stuff. I still can't play it 100% speed, but I should be able until the deadline.

I planned some trademark Page licks for the Led Zeppelin collab but I found that they sound great on 100 bpm but not so good on the backing track (I find 120 bpm kinda too fast for the triplet pentatonic runs but hey)... however I composed the solo, now there are two missions - find a good rocking tone and of course, become able to play this in full speed because it's kinda demanding...


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post Feb 13 2012, 12:16 AM
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I have been practicing scales and arpeggios today and doing a bit of overview over different playing aspects in order to make a practice plan for the following week.


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Today is my review day and rest day...I go back through the comments on lessons I have done and re-read them to listen to the comments. Try to relax mentally, visit with family and then end the night with 30 minutes of working on vibrato and proper movement...

Back to the regular practice schedule tomorrow.

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post Feb 13 2012, 01:38 PM
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Managed to ditch the song structures for those 4 covers and internalize the songs themselves - I played them on repeat all day, yesterday.


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post Feb 13 2012, 01:55 PM
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I renew " Electric Gipsy" for the Video chat tonight,which I played a long time ago, but still there are details that have been forgotten smile.gif


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post Feb 13 2012, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Feb 13 2012, 12:55 PM) *
I renew " Electric Gipsy" for the Video chat tonight,which I played a long time ago, but still there are details that have been forgotten smile.gif


'Electric Gipsy' from Andy Timmons? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I love that song!


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Sure ,A.T. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Feb 13 2012, 03:02 PM) *
Sure ,A.T. smile.gif


sad.gif I am rehearsing for the grunge tribute tonight..I would've loved to see you play it man! But maybe if you choose this session as the one you would like to be among the featured ones biggrin.gif hehe


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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Feb 12 2012, 06:39 PM) *
I've been jamming pretty much all day to Led Zeppelin and Racer X collaboration backing tracks.

For the Racer X one I maybe stole too much from Gilbert! There's some Technical Difficulties stuff, some stuff from his live jams, and some of my own stuff. I still can't play it 100% speed, but I should be able until the deadline.

I planned some trademark Page licks for the Led Zeppelin collab but I found that they sound great on 100 bpm but not so good on the backing track (I find 120 bpm kinda too fast for the triplet pentatonic runs but hey)... however I composed the solo, now there are two missions - find a good rocking tone and of course, become able to play this in full speed because it's kinda demanding...



That sounds great mate! Have you checked my last Video Chat lesson?

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