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Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 5 2012, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (mad @ Oct 4 2012, 08:23 AM) *
Thanks smile.gif
I'm very relaxed and it feels very natural now. I use to play while tapping my foot since a few days, that really helps with the internal clock..
I just started with another lesson from Gabriel and this time I try to especially keep an eye on timing..

Is there anything else you think I should do to improve timing? Maybe another lesson that contains (easy) phrasing.. just to see if I get the notes played in time?


Glad to hear it Marc! I think it's a good thing to play everything like this from now on smile.gif It'll solidify your rhythm skills greatly wink.gif
You mean, a lesson which has to do with lead also, right? smile.gif That would be interesting to see - played against the special backing biggrin.gif
How about this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...hythm-phrasing/ It seems perfect for the task wink.gif

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post Oct 7 2012, 10:31 PM
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I'll do, I'll do tongue.gif and I really like your new collab wink.gif Will see, if I can come up with something interesting..
Well, that wallimann-lesson is another hard one for me - I'm not into fusion playing, and these chops are quite hard to copy, even at a slow tempo..

I just looked at this one here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Improv...h_Low_Contrast/
I think it fits better into my playing style and level.. ok with that, too?

Today I played the first bars of your 'modes of the rising sun' lesson. I played with the slower backing, fiddled around and created some bend/pre-bend-licks of my own just to get a feel for it.. was fun!

And - as you now - I like to grab my acoustic once a while.. and playing your new 'violins and hybrid picking' - lesson is awesome!! I never played hybrid before (just only pick or pure fingerstyle). Will see if I can make a take for you next week..

P.S. there is a bug in the tabs for this lesson: Part4, bar 3 (it's played 5-4-0-3, 5-4-0-5 but in tabs : 5-4-2-3, 5-4-2-5)..
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post Oct 8 2012, 09:46 AM
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Hey man! Go for the High Low Contrast lesson biggrin.gif It's a very good one and if you like it and I also look forward to the Violins and the Modes lesson. Man you got some work to do laugh.gif

Please tell me, what tab were you referring to?


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post Oct 8 2012, 10:05 AM
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It's the tab for the Violins & Hybrid Picking - Lesson (both - under the video and GP)
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post Oct 8 2012, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (mad @ Oct 8 2012, 09:05 AM) *
It's the tab for the Violins & Hybrid Picking - Lesson (both - under the video and GP)


Uh oh, I'll correct that biggrin.gif Thanks mate!


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post Nov 9 2012, 11:38 PM
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OK, as discussed by PM, here is just a small preview with my progress for your deftones style lesson..

http://soundcloud.com/mad-gmc/deftonesstyledemoforcosmin

I'm still not satisfied with the tone..
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post Nov 10 2012, 01:34 PM
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Hmmmmm, I think that the riff tone should be a bit brighter - it's a bit dark at this point but the playing sounds pretty good to me. The only thing I'd observe is that in the beginning you need to be closer to the balance in the original piece smile.gif Let's hear the whole thing biggrin.gif


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post Nov 10 2012, 01:48 PM
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I think I found a brighter/crunchier patch for the riff, will give that a try later today. I'll keep you updated, thanks for your feedback smile.gif
btw: I'm still on your Katatonia lesson - the last riff is tricky for me biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (mad @ Nov 10 2012, 12:48 PM) *
I think I found a brighter/crunchier patch for the riff, will give that a try later today. I'll keep you updated, thanks for your feedback smile.gif
btw: I'm still on your Katatonia lesson - the last riff is tricky for me biggrin.gif


wink.gif Tell me about it...I am currently trying to sing the vocal line and play that bit... I feel like wanting to throw the darn guitar against the wall laugh.gif


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post Nov 12 2012, 01:04 AM
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Hehe - I hear you biggrin.gif
Few weeks back I remember situations like in Ben's 'guitar recording frustrations' video while playing that part.. tongue.gif And I think: How can one develop such a sick and unplayable riff laugh.gif
BUT: there will be one day when I can play this one and then i am the riff master in my mad rhythm corner cool.gif laugh.gif

Anyway - here is the whole thing:



Would that get a REC pass?

One thing regarding soloing.. I definately need some really easy solos to start over again.. Maybe you can give me your suggestion for one that's playable for me. atm even a level3 solo won't get to a point where I'm satisfied with the way I can play it...

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 10 2012, 02:13 PM) *
wink.gif Tell me about it...I am currently trying to sing the vocal line and play that bit... I feel like wanting to throw the darn guitar against the wall laugh.gif
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post Nov 12 2012, 09:17 AM
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Good day hombre! This take is very good and it can go in the REC. As an ensemble you got it rolling, but there are tiny details which need attention

- the lead part needs to be smoother - you should use slides when making transitions - in that way and with the aid of the delay, it will sound even more like a vocal line (at least this was my intention, on emulating Chino's vocalizing with the lead lines)
- you have some hesitation moments in the lead part
- when playing the 5/4 riff, you should be more confident and tight and also don't use the left hand when playing open strings. Mute using only the right hand biggrin.gif

About the lead playing in general smile.gif Hmmmmmmm... Let's give this one a shot, shall we?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...lead-beginners/

What do you think? I chose it because it has a lot of bends which are fairly doable and they will harden you for what's coming wink.gif

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post Nov 12 2012, 10:19 AM
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Done!

Will give that Wallimann lesson a try tomorrow - let's see biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (mad @ Nov 12 2012, 09:19 AM) *
Done!

Will give that Wallimann lesson a try tomorrow - let's see biggrin.gif


Hehe! Goodie! Let's see it!


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I tried to play the lick in the second video and for the last two hours and it sounds awful!
It's just too difficult for me to play that "Bend/Prebend-Release Pull-off - and another bend" - thingy... without sounding like an absolute guitar noob huh.gif

I think I need to make another step back with lead playing?!
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QUOTE (mad @ Nov 13 2012, 10:32 PM) *
I tried to play the lick in the second video and for the last two hours and it sounds awful!
It's just too difficult for me to play that "Bend/Prebend-Release Pull-off - and another bend" - thingy... without sounding like an absolute guitar noob huh.gif

I think I need to make another step back with lead playing?!


Hey hey, Marc, do not let yourself discouraged like that smile.gif Why not make a vid and show me what's what - we'll take it from there smile.gif

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post Nov 14 2012, 09:14 AM
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sorry biggrin.gif just giving it another try and will upload a progress video asap
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QUOTE (mad @ Nov 14 2012, 08:14 AM) *
sorry biggrin.gif just giving it another try and will upload a progress video asap


Please do wink.gif


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post Nov 15 2012, 10:01 AM
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Man, this is really hard work.. even if it doesn't look like that tongue.gif
Here are the first 20 seconds..



There were takes with a better vibrato, but my fingers are really burning now..
I'm far away from playing like I want it to play..
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Not bad Marc!

Anything involving bending can get nasty, so I totally understand ya smile.gif now, mate I think that you still have some work to do regarding the way you bend - be a bit more direct, don't wait to reach the pitch, otherwise the bend will sound slow somehow smile.gif Hope I'm making sense - bend round enough to make the note sound good and precise so that you get the desired pitch!

You can DO IT!! I'm here to assist and we'll take it to the end smile.gif Also, watch out for the timing as you were a bit lazy in comparison to the drum groove with the last phrase biggrin.gif

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post Dec 17 2012, 09:34 AM
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Hey Cos!

As already discussed, here a test-recording (first minute) of your meta-lesson.
Maybe you can give me some tips for my tone, too..

https://soundcloud.com/mad-gmc/days-of-confusion-meta-1-min

For improving my soloing skills, I decided to switch over to Ben's Epic Metal Beginner Solo and try to play it with the same expression regarding bends and vibrato.. will upload a take for you to look over asap..

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