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post Jul 15 2012, 02:48 PM
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Roger boss, i shall report up dates when i come back once more


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post Jul 16 2012, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Jul 15 2012, 01:48 PM) *
Roger boss, i shall report up dates when i come back once more


Aye! I'll be waiting then wink.gif


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post Jul 25 2012, 02:32 AM
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Cosmin Lupu sensee, i have this, thing, it's not really in my hands, but the way i am countin the tempos.

for example when i am doing some funk strumming, like sixteenths notes in 4/4.

i am like: um doi tes quat, um doi tes quat, um doi tes quat, (this comes from, um (1), dois (2), três(3), quatro (4).

everything is fine when i am accenting for example the um, i go like UM, dos, tes, quat, Um, dos, tes, quat.
think is my derp brain mess up if for example, i accent on tres, it's goes like this, um, dos TES, um dos, TES, "mega lag biggrin.gif quat" like my brain forces me to go back...., got any tips?

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Howdy Renato biggrin.gif

In Romanian it should be 'Un', doi, trei, patru' when counting smile.gif

I got a combo for ya:

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Play the exercise above at a slow tempo and focus on being as equal as possible and balanced with the sixteen notes - play 'chuck'achuck' meaning that you only need to mute the strings and not play a certain chord, aye?

After nailing this perfectly, I will give you more funky stuff to do biggrin.gif and take your rhythm playing up the ladder.

It's only a matter of focus and practice, mate smile.gif

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*still workin in stuff, hoping to post 2 of my many favorite songs somewhere around September(i don't have my amp aight now)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7nlOEnuOfQ...feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXWdIGtDMiE

those 2, so you can evaluate le skills i been working on.

meanwhile i have a question, is there like a system like the circle of 5ths to memorize the other intervals.

i tried to apply it with majors 3º, but i got stuck in loop tongue.gif

C
E
G#
C

Do i have to go old fashion biggrin.gif?

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nevermind sensee


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Wow! Extreme or Paul Gilbert tunes are ALWAYS a challenge biggrin.gif Really looking forward to see that one smile.gif

As for the thirds, hmmm, I never gave this idea any thought, I mean, I learned them by playing and bumping into them all the time. But hey, why not align them like in the case of the fifths and learn them like that? I see no problemmo in this approach wink.gif

So, how's it going otherwise?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 25 2012, 07:18 AM) *
Howdy Renato biggrin.gif

In Romanian it should be 'Un', doi, trei, patru' when counting smile.gif

I got a combo for ya:

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Play the exercise above at a slow tempo and focus on being as equal as possible and balanced with the sixteen notes - play 'chuck'achuck' meaning that you only need to mute the strings and not play a certain chord, aye?

After nailing this perfectly, I will give you more funky stuff to do biggrin.gif and take your rhythm playing up the ladder.

It's only a matter of focus and practice, mate smile.gif

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ok got this! what's next sensee?


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Hey Renato smile.gif Well, what would you like to tackle next? I know you are away in holidays and you told me that you don't have a specific focus at this time. So you tell me what you would like/ need to study/ understand and I will go your way. Flex-able is my middle name smile.gif


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Yes i am biggrin.gif pretty hot here, lucky i manage to get internet here, so i can log in more often.
well i am still working in some chords change that can be found in the paul gilbert song and some others, i am trying to get into the funk world, but i have no idea where to head to.

to be honest i am feeling pretty lost xD with the guitar right now, i have no idea where's "the end" that i am trying to reach right now.


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Mate, I can help you out with the funky business wink.gif Step by step biggrin.gif


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So what's the first order of business?



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The first order of business would be:

Isolating 16th notes in a groove - here's an exercise:

Play an Am7 chord over a 4/4 time signature using 16th notes in the following way:

1) Play the first 16th note in the first beat and the rest muted over the remaining bars
2) Play the first 16th note in the second beat and the rest muted over the remaining bars
3) Play the first 16th note in the third beat and the rest muted over the remaining bars
4) 2) Play the first 16th note in the fourth beat and the rest muted over the remaining bars

The muted parts have to sound like 'chuck a chuck' laugh.gif You know muted strummed strings having that percussive effect.

Now combine exercises 1-4 in the following manner:

Play the first 16th note in the first beat and the rest of the remaining 3 16th notes muted, then on the second beat, play the first 16th note muted, accentuate the 2nd one by playing the Am7 and mute the remaining 2, then on the third beat mute the first two 16th notes, accentuate the third and on the 4th beat mute the first 3 16th notes and accentuate the last one.

Hope you understood the whole deal - just let me know if there's anything unclear ok?

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like this?

and what's the desired goal? like gettin this to120 bpm?
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Howdy Renato biggrin.gif The goal is to get comfy with it wink.gif I don't have a specific speed goal - the idea is to manage to feel the way the subdivisions ar accentuated and be able to apply this concept in the future examples I will provide wink.gif

Are you ok with it so far?

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Roger boss, i will set 120 bpm as goal, for it makes it "psychologically" easier to practice.

haven't practiced yet, been resting ma arms for one day or two, i shall do some report as soon as i have progress.

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Alrighty wink.gif


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xD i am truly sorry, since i don't have an amp here (been a while since i played with an amp laugh.gif ) the sound might be a bit weak, and sorry for the low lights i know i look like a ghost ahah xD, i will try record something tomorrow /daylight/ if i can.

i am just messin around with some of the funking stuff.

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here are 2 new videos of my practicing, still a long way to play anything that can be called funk biggrin.gif

PS: this time with better light, sorry about the sound no amp :V
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It took me a little bit to hear everything but hey, it's perfect wink.gif What do you say, are you ready to head on to the next chapter?


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