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post Apr 20 2013, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 19 2013, 11:16 PM) *
Yes, what are pads mate? biggrin.gif


Hey mate biggrin.gif Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer#Synth_pad

It's a thorough explanation for the term and I think it's far better than my caveman'ish one tongue.gif


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post Apr 24 2013, 11:05 PM
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Hmm I think i need, whats the english musical term.. I dont know.
But before the chorus, a break or something, maybe just two heavy riffs, to mark that the chorus is coming.

As it is now it just wanders in from c harmonic minor to D major, it does not sound bad but I should prepare the listener for the chours


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post Apr 25 2013, 08:51 AM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 24 2013, 10:05 PM) *
Hmm I think i need, whats the english musical term.. I dont know.
But before the chorus, a break or something, maybe just two heavy riffs, to mark that the chorus is coming.

As it is now it just wanders in from c harmonic minor to D major, it does not sound bad but I should prepare the listener for the chours


Indeed, you need a preparatory element. You know, there are several dynamic tricks you can use here:

- Void - by this I mean silence smile.gif
- Drums - a heavy break that will increase the energy pump given by beat one in the chorus
- Bass - a slide on the bass
- Riffage

Now my question is - how many bars will this part have? If it's a short one (1 bar) solutions 1->3 will work just fine. If not, you might have to cook up a riff or combine the solutions above..

It's like a recipe man! Exciting, aye? biggrin.gif


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post Apr 25 2013, 11:30 AM
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Yes I remember I used a bass slide on my previous song biggrin.gif
Hmm it will be either riff or drum break


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 25 2013, 10:30 AM) *
Yes I remember I used a bass slide on my previous song biggrin.gif
Hmm it will be either riff or drum break


If it's short - I'd go for the drumbreak wink.gif


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post Apr 29 2013, 11:42 AM
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Cosmin, I think we have to set up goals and time schedule for me to finish things! Cause now I dont finish things again ^^
I will work on this to Thursday and then show you my current goals and you can help me some with that, ok smile.gif


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 29 2013, 10:42 AM) *
Cosmin, I think we have to set up goals and time schedule for me to finish things! Cause now I dont finish things again ^^
I will work on this to Thursday and then show you my current goals and you can help me some with that, ok smile.gif


biggrin.gif alright man - show me what you have in mind and we'll set things up, but you will have to hold on to it smile.gif


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Yes thats the key sticking to the plan smile.gif

Anyway, I have taken a lot of advice from you and other people here on GMC to build up songs or solos in a good way, not throwing everything you got at the listener.

But sometimes, for example on my new song, when the lead playing starts I want to throw something fast in there almost directly, just feels good, you know, sometimes breaking the rules


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Thanks for your kind thoughts man smile.gif Well, yes indeed, most definitely! Sometimes, hitting people in the teeth will feel good biggrin.gif My favorite example of such an effect would be the one below - it's not lead playing but great production and riffing!

Before listening, crank up the volume tongue.gif You will hear the power of beat 1, which is so important in rock and metal!



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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 30 2013, 06:56 AM) *
Sometimes, hitting people in the teeth will feel good biggrin.gif My favorite


But not getting hit in the teeth, like I got on the festival yesterday biggrin.gif
Got to go the the dentist soon and fix my teeth

Anyway, Im posting what I pratice here soon, just going to think some more about the strutcure smile.gif


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Whenever you are ready bro wink.gif Oh... what festival? ... What happened?


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Yes I was celebrating the last day before May, we do that in Sweden I dont know if you do that in other countries as well.
But I didnt want to give a cigarette to a stranger and he hit me and ran away (lol)
But it turned out well in the end so smile.gif

Well Ive been jamming over your Djent track from the collab, so I think I will make solo for it, Is it okay to use your track in a youtube vid?


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Hey man, sure you can!

Pfff... and I thought that this sort of stuff only happens in here... sad.gif Sorry to hear about such a shameful incident.. good thing if you're ok tho smile.gif


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The thing is Cosmin.
I want to learn Andromeda by Marco Sfogli, my favorite instrumental song.

As you can see I have talked to you with other songs as well, like Still hurts and Ramos, Stellar Crash.
Learning so many songs and you will end up learning not a whole song.

So If I am to learn one of those difficult songs, I need to dedicate myself to one of them I belive.
And send you recordings, talking about progress more often, like every second day or something


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You already know what to do smile.gif and you already stated a plan, so, the ONLY thing you need to do is... stick to it laugh.gif

But... why not finish one of the songs you already started man? smile.gif It seems more achievable and let's face it, no one is hurrying you.. right?


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post May 4 2013, 11:55 AM
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Okay Cosmin, you are probably right.
Well, we have Final Dance by Muris varajic, Ive learned my way to the "super insane" part, where he uses a lot of wah-wah so Ill have to wait til I can borrow a pedal from my cousin.

And I probably should learn still hurts first, since I already know half of the song. So should I go for these 2 songs?

And, could you help me with scale, chord and arpeggio training?
I will send you audio recordings if youd like, and you set up what Im going to do each week for example?
And then this time I stick by it smile.gif


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Hey Erik, I agree on the following:

- ONE song smile.gif only one - but, BUT biggrin.gif From A to Z recorded BY YOU smile.gif
- Harmonic/ melodic relationships (chords, scales and arpeggios) AFTER you have finished this song.

It seems to me, that you have trouble focusing on a certain task and finishing it. So, regard this as having a double role:

1) Improving you as a player and musician
2) Improving you as an overall committed and dedicated dude, ready to begin AND finish any task at hand smile.gif

Are you with me??! biggrin.gif

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Yes, Focus, my main issue! But now I am really motivated and Im going to stick by it.
I divide my practice into 4 areas

Theory practice
Jazz/Fusion pratice (also involves theory)
Song/lick learning
Composing music

So, we are going to do the theory tasks after the song? It might take a while to get the song fully learned.
And Im not sure which one to choose.

I think still hurts could be managable in a shorter period of time


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I was thinking about 'Still Hurts' as well. And yes, my suggestion is to get one thing done at a time, given the circumstances smile.gif

I hope you agree with me and I would be very happy if you would stick to it wink.gif Trust me man, finishing things you have started is FAR more satisfying then anything - what do you have to lose?


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Okay, lets do it, Still hurts, focusing on that smile.gif
So that will be the only song im learning at the moment, Im just learning some other licks as well, and working some on the Muris varajic song since it is a competetion


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