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post Mar 26 2012, 10:01 PM
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Bear Rose lesson is marked as level 1 (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginners-Corner-12-Strumming-Rhythm/), however the rhythm is a bit tricky. Bear said no to memorize the pattern but I think it will be better to stick at it before attemting few variations.

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post Mar 27 2012, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 26 2012, 10:44 AM) *
You know happy.gif , pentatonic from Ivan and rhythm from Bear Rose. You know who assign me these lessons, don't you? wink.gif

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biggrin.gif I think I do man!

QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 26 2012, 09:01 PM) *
Bear Rose lesson is marked as level 1 (https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginners-Corner-12-Strumming-Rhythm/), however the rhythm is a bit tricky. Bear said no to memorize the pattern but I think it will be better to stick at it before attemting few variations.

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No problem mate, if you want to memorize it, but the main idea is to focus on consistency and timing smile.gif even the simplest rhythms can sound awesome if played with balance and good timing!

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post Mar 27 2012, 10:20 PM
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Cosmin
here my take of the Beginner Corner 12 lesson. I give you the link even if I know that there I have to improve it: you can't tell me how. Apologie for the sound: I could not record the backing track but I am working on it and in a few weeks should be able to record it as well.

http://youtu.be/wNS8ZbhDS7g

I made few mistakes but I keep my hand moving.
By the way looking at the video I saw that I tend to use more elbow than wrist, is it fine? To the best of my knowledge the motion should come by the wrist. Also please consider that a) I am not an acoustic strummer (but I think this is vital to learn rhythm) and that cool.gif is 10 pm in a small flat with the family sleeping: not the best place to practice!

Hope to get few insight from you. Thanks in advance and kindest regards

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hey carmine,

the take is shaping up nicely and of coourse, more practice can only provide better results, especially if you will focus on using your wrist when strumming smile.gif

your flow will increase, as well as your stamina plus, the ryhtmic possibilities will be more varied

can you try one more take, focusing on your wrist strumming?

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Cosmin
here my take of the Beginner Corner 12 lesson. I give you the link even if I know that there I have to improve it: you can't tell me how. Apologie for the sound: I could not record the backing track but I am working on it and in a few weeks should be able to record it as well.

http://youtu.be/wNS8ZbhDS7g

I made few mistakes but I keep my hand moving.
By the way looking at the video I saw that I tend to use more elbow than wrist, is it fine? To the best of my knowledge the motion should come by the wrist. Also please consider that a) I am not an acoustic strummer (but I think this is vital to learn rhythm) and that cool.gif is 10 pm in a small flat with the family sleeping: not the best place to practice!

Hope to get few insight from you. Thanks in advance and kindest regards

Carmine



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Thanks so much for your reply.
So was I right? The most of the movement should come from wrist?

Once again thanks. will practice and will post the video by the week end.

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Thanks so much for your reply.
So was I right? The most of the movement should come from wrist?

Once again thanks. will practice and will post the video by the week end.

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yes mate, it's all in the wrist!


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 28 2012, 02:45 PM) *
hey carmine,
the take is shaping up nicely and of coourse, more practice can only provide better results, especially if you will focus on using your wrist when strumming smile.gif
your flow will increase, as well as your stamina plus, the ryhtmic possibilities will be more varied
can you try one more take, focusing on your wrist strumming?
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Cosmin
as for your suggestion here another take. Still not able to record the backing track, sorry

http://youtu.be/xeOPmPURCSE

Have a great week end,
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Hi Carmine! The right hand looks relaxed and able to work very well wink.gif

There are improvements which can be done to your flow, but this mainly comes from playing a lot and paying attention to your coordination between the right and left hand.

I would suggest going through all of Bear's rhythm lessons, as they are very very good for you at this stage! I think you can pick another, record it and send it over so I can look/ listen to it wink.gif

do we have a deal? smile.gif

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as for your suggestion here another take. Still not able to record the backing track, sorry

http://youtu.be/xeOPmPURCSE

Have a great week end,
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Yes we do!

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And can record the backing track now!
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I think next lesson should be this:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...-Slash-Chords/#

Right?

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Cosmin,
regarding the Gilmour lesson. There is a part of the lesson played very very high on the neck, even the 22th fret. It seem there is no sustain there, let alone the very narrow frets. Any suggestion on how to play up there?

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QUOTE (carminemarotta @ Mar 31 2012, 07:49 PM) *
Cosmin
I think next lesson should be this:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...-Slash-Chords/#

Right?

Thanks
Carmine


Hey Carmine! This one is very good, so I think you should go for it!

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Cosmin,
regarding the Gilmour lesson. There is a part of the lesson played very very high on the neck, even the 22th fret. It seem there is no sustain there, let alone the very narrow frets. Any suggestion on how to play up there?

Thanks in advance
Carmine


Carmine, do you think you can you record yourself while playing that part? I am curious to see how you tackled it so I can offer some advice smile.gif

I think that the guitar may have less sustain if you don't fret it hard enough with your left hand, but let's see the vid wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 1 2012, 11:43 PM) *
Hey Carmine! This one is very good, so I think you should go for it!

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Ho Cosmin, how are you?

I have a question for you. I think I already know the answer but will ask anyway. In the BR lesson the basic rhythm is

1 (Strum G/B) & 2 & (Strum G/C) 3 & 4 &

He added extra strums in between. Is it fine to play the second strum of the bar with an upstroke?

Thanks
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PS I am playing with a "free rhythm", not following all Bear is doing in the video. As soon as I like one take I will post. I am a bit struggling with the inverted chord at the end of the second part

2nd ps I will take my time, I do not want to rush. I think that playing better at the begineer will speed up the learning process at the end. however, as my mentor, your should force ( dry.gif ) me to finish something
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Hey Carmine! The only thing which I can force you to do, is finishing a take as good as possible, not as fast as possible wink.gif try to respect Bear's movements exactly at first so that you may be able to learn the lesson in its entirety and then, we can switch to variation if you would like smile.gif

Looking forward to the vid biggrin.gif

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Ho Cosmin, how are you?

I have a question for you. I think I already know the answer but will ask anyway. In the BR lesson the basic rhythm is

1 (Strum G/B) & 2 & (Strum G/C) 3 & 4 &

He added extra strums in between. Is it fine to play the second strum of the bar with an upstroke?

Thanks
Carmine

PS I am playing with a "free rhythm", not following all Bear is doing in the video. As soon as I like one take I will post. I am a bit struggling with the inverted chord at the end of the second part

2nd ps I will take my time, I do not want to rush. I think that playing better at the begineer will speed up the learning process at the end. however, as my mentor, your should force ( dry.gif ) me to finish something



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Thanks Cosmin. Unfortunately i can quite follow Bear rhythm and the tab doesn't help. But will try more.

Regards

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Cosmin
the Bear Rose lesson 16 is getting me a bit stressed. Does it happens that you can not quite play a lesson?
I am still struggling, among other things, on the chords on bars 24 and 25.
Anyway I recorded a take at slower tempo:

http://youtu.be/fswTTaa7ubE

Not proud of it, but at least something.

Thanks in advance
Carmine


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Carmine, do you think you can you record yourself while playing that part? I am curious to see how you tackled it so I can offer some advice smile.gif
I think that the guitar may have less sustain if you don't fret it hard enough with your left hand, but let's see the vid wink.gif
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Cosmin,
as for your request, short video of the "choked" sound
http://youtu.be/02zBKksdUMY

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Hey Carmine!

I think the take on Bear's lesson was good aside from some tempo problems, caused by the fact that you didn't change the chords in time smile.gif otherwise it sounds pretty good. A bit more flow would be great, but that will come with more practicing wink.gif keep on workin' on this one and it'll be there!

As for that bend, it looks like the guitar is not set up properly and the strings are vibrating against the neck, causing the lack of sustain. My advice would be to take it to a guitar tech for a proper setup and it'll be a whole different world wink.gif

Let me know what thoughts you are having on this

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Cosmin
I have been quite busy to practice the lessons to be posted in the REC. It was really worth doing it. Now we know much better on what to concentrate. I think tempo is major issue together with more fluidity in changing chords.
I was thinking to follow this lesson to tackle both:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Easy-AC-DC/
but any other you would suggest will be fine. What i would like to do with you, first of all, is analysing the backing track, how to "listen" to it, getting the feel and/or reading the tab while listening the track. This is my idea but you have more knowledge and you are my mentor, so please let me know what is the best thing to do. Fell free to change the lesson, if you think there is something better. keep in mind that I will continue studying the old ones.

Thanks and have a great day
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Hey Carmine, this lesson is very good! smile.gif

The thing is that, once you will grasp rhythm you will understand a lot of complex pieces for certain wink.gif

I suggest we tackle it together in bits so let's go for part one first smile.gif have you already went through the lesson?

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