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Cosmin Lupu
post Dec 10 2012, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 9 2012, 03:28 PM) *
sounds awesome, let me just find a guitar pick tongue.gif (i will let you know) meanwhile i will practice the "funky chords" still need to get use to them.


Oh, alright, but tell me man, what is it exactly that you find difficult about the funky chords? smile.gif Maybe we can work something out wink.gif


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post Dec 10 2012, 01:07 PM
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Oh, alright, but tell me man, what is it exactly that you find difficult about the funky chords? smile.gif Maybe we can work something out wink.gif



what i find difficult in all chords, the damn barred stuff. (my fingers are too goddamn weak,especially my 3º and the middle of the bottom of my index)


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post Dec 11 2012, 09:00 AM
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I see... Hmmm, tell me Renato, how do you usually practice chords?


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post Dec 11 2012, 03:10 PM
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Well usually since my barre skills sucks, i try to arrange the notes in differents ways ,so it becomes easier to play.


For example instead of

5 5 5 7 7 7
5 5 5 7 7 7
6 6 6 8 8 8
7 7 7 9 9 9
7 7 7 9 9 9
5 5 5 7 7 7

i would do

x--x
5--7
6--8
7--9
7--9
x--x
1º Tension, there is way too much going using the first form.
2ºi can't seem to get a proper mute on the B string with all the swiftin


things like
this
1---1
1---1
1---2
2---3
3---x
x-- x

are the worse for me ( once again mainly because of the B string)


Or even stuff like, when you do barre rock riff's with the 3 finger

x--------------
x--------------
x --------10-8
x --------10-8
x -------------
x-0-0--------




When it comes to practicing... well it's like a paradox.

Or i play it relax but some mutes (B,G string) fail.
or i do mute them but there's a crap a lot of tension, and i usually stop.

As i told you before, this is my arch enemy, it's easier for me to sit and train a petrucci solo than to do this tongue.gif

Dat B string is like hell for me.

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PS: i didn't mean mute, but barre tongue.gif

these events revolve around first fret, i will records a video of me doing some barre stuff in the 2ºnd fret and le 1º so you can see the difference


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Renato - this sort of stuff is more likely to be encountered rather than Petruccian shredding biggrin.gif

Thing is, I struggled with them myself but at the very beginning back in 98-99 when there were no other distractions such as shredding and such laugh.gif

I can invite you in the v-chat for a quick one on one on barre chords smile.gif just let me know when u have 10 spare minutes wink.gif and if you can hook up yer webcam so I can see you too biggrin.gif


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post Dec 12 2012, 10:09 PM
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Sure man, just give a time that's good to you!


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post Dec 13 2012, 08:27 AM
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Tomorrow morning at 9.30 AM your time? BTW What time is it when you'll read this message? laugh.gif


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EWWWWWWWWWWW! EWWW..........okay...i will try but i will be all sleep and stuff tongue.gif


well i usually read them around 14:00 - 17:00 or 01:00-04:00 rolleyes.gif

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Hey mate! I had to leave home in order to solve some stuff downtown, did you manage to wake up and come in the v-chat? If no, let's see when we can re-program this smile.gif

Thanks!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 14 2012, 11:27 AM) *
Hey mate! I had to leave home in order to solve some stuff downtown, did you manage to wake up and come in the v-chat? If no, let's see when we can re-program this smile.gif

Thanks!

Cosmin




hey man, i did manage, but my dad needed the laptop to do some maintenance in a company....so yeh i couldn't, i am deeple sorry.

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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 14 2012, 02:06 PM) *
hey man, i did manage, but my dad needed the laptop to do some maintenance in a company....so yeh i couldn't, i am deeple sorry.


Hey Renato smile.gif so when would you like to do this? How about Monday morning?


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Monday it is! 9:30 my time?


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That would mean 7.30 AM my time biggrin.gif Can we make it 11.00 your time? smile.gif


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Wait wait, i thought you were like 2 hours a head of me, like 9:30 for me wouldn't it be like 11:30 for you tongue.gif?


Anyways i want your advice in a muscial matter.

So i got this call from this dude - drummer- who plays like over 9000 and is fairly known around Portugal, he ask me if i was interested in going to a rehearsal...for his original's band.
Thing is, i don't know if i should, i am like over 9000 insecure with my technical part, there's still a lot of stuff that make me think that i am not ready (like the chords stuff), so you sir with experience what do you think?


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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 15 2012, 03:59 PM) *
Wait wait, i thought you were like 2 hours a head of me, like 9:30 for me wouldn't it be like 11:30 for you tongue.gif?


Anyways i want your advice in a muscial matter.

So i got this call from this dude - drummer- who plays like over 9000 and is fairly known around Portugal, he ask me if i was interested in going to a rehearsal...for his original's band.
Thing is, i don't know if i should, i am like over 9000 insecure with my technical part, there's still a lot of stuff that make me think that i am not ready (like the chords stuff), so you sir with experience what do you think?


O hell yeah mate, right now it's 5.45 PM at your place, right? biggrin.gif It stays 9.30 AM then biggrin.gif

About the audition! GO! What do you have to lose? What do you have to learn and when is the audition?? Let's get ya prepared!!

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i bet there are going to be guys who play 10 times me, but ho well i am going say yes, and see what i have to learn and stuff, i will let you know!


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Hey Cosmin, i will try to make it, but i am not sure if i can. My dad has been using my laptop (and internet) due to work, mostly in the morning till 14PM. If you see that i am like 10 min late go live your life tongue.gif


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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Dec 17 2012, 02:20 AM) *
Hey Cosmin, i will try to make it, but i am not sure if i can. My dad has been using my laptop (and internet) due to work, mostly in the morning till 14PM. If you see that i am like 10 min late go live your life tongue.gif


Alright mate, but we have to do this smile.gif So, if not today, then when would it be a good time for you so that you won't interfere with your dad's stuff?


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Alright mate, but we have to do this smile.gif So, if not today, then when would it be a good time for you so that you won't interfere with your dad's stuff?



It's good today! tongue.gif me thinks. So what's the plan?
. Btw i've spend all night messing around and i think one of the main problems is the angle in which i barre the note.

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