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Ohh I had forgotten this lesson. I love the feel of it and it will be great to find it at REC! smile.gif

If you play the same notes, and sound like the lesson, it will be ok. We can count it as if you learnt the lesson by ear. smile.gif

However you could try the stretches that Petrucci shares in the warming up section of this Rock Discipline video to be able to play these shapes in the future.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 1 2013, 08:46 PM) *
Ohh I had forgotten this lesson. I love the feel of it and it will be great to find it at REC! smile.gif

If you play the same notes, and sound like the lesson, it will be ok. We can count it as if you learnt the lesson by ear. smile.gif

However you could try the stretches that Petrucci shares in the warming up section of this Rock Discipline video to be able to play these shapes in the future.


cool biggrin.gif Im playing it just under full speed at the moment but I think I'll get it quite soon. Once Ive got it at full speed I'll post it here and maybe get you to have a look before I submit it.

funny that you mention the 'Rock Discipline' vid as Ive been watching it recently. Its really good, I'll definitely try those warmup exercises.
Gab, did you go through those exercises when you were learning? Ive noticed you mentioning this video before, Im guessing it was an important piece of your own learning material?

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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 1 2013, 05:02 PM) *
cool biggrin.gif Im playing it just under full speed at the moment but I think I'll get it quite soon. Once Ive got it at full speed I'll post it here and maybe get you to have a look before I submit it.

funny that you mention the 'Rock Discipline' vid as Ive been watching it recently. Its really good, I'll definitely try those warmup exercises.
Gab, did you go through those exercises when you were learning? Ive noticed you mentioning this video before, Im guessing it was an important piece of your own learning material?



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hi mate, I managed to get your dark opeth style lesson up to speed. do you think that monster Bm9 chord works in the position I play it at?
Im still amazed at the way you play it in the lesson. Even the chord before it, the really stretched out one, man, I JUST make that and no more smile.gif
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Hi mate! Great to hear again from you here! I think that your take on this lesson is excellent! I don't care about the different position used for the monster chord, it sounds the same. Well one!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 21 2013, 08:44 PM) *
Hi mate! Great to hear again from you here! I think that your take on this lesson is excellent! I don't care about the different position used for the monster chord, it sounds the same. Well one!


cool, thanks mate, Im gonna fire it into the rec. smile.gif


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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 21 2013, 05:02 PM) *
cool, thanks mate, Im gonna fire it into the rec. smile.gif


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hi mate, I was reading your post in the 'less is more' topic and wondered if you would have a listen to the ideas Ive been working on for it.
any suggestions would be great smile.gif



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Hi mate! This is very nice! I can notice some moments in which your heart becomes visible. smile.gif

here are some comments that come to mind:

1. I would work on the tone: less metal sound, less treble, a bit less gain, but still with sustain. I think that this type of phrasing would work great with a deeper tone, combined with some delay.

2. There is a very cool moment that ends around 00:35 which seems to be the most dramatic part, but suddenly it ends at 00:38. I think that you should keep on making it grow some more measure to finally search for the release. Just at 00:38 you sould go higher in the neck, and play more dramatic phrases / bends... that's what I was waiting for...

3. Once you find the correct tone, give the overall more feeling. Practice it until you don't have to think too much on what you play and just feel it.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 8 2013, 10:19 PM) *
Hi mate! This is very nice! I can notice some moments in which your heart becomes visible. smile.gif

here are some comments that come to mind:

1. I would work on the tone: less metal sound, less treble, a bit less gain, but still with sustain. I think that this type of phrasing would work great with a deeper tone, combined with some delay.

2. There is a very cool moment that ends around 00:35 which seems to be the most dramatic part, but suddenly it ends at 00:38. I think that you should keep on making it grow some more measure to finally search for the release. Just at 00:38 you sould go higher in the neck, and play more dramatic phrases / bends... that's what I was waiting for...

3. Once you find the correct tone, give the overall more feeling. Practice it until you don't have to think too much on what you play and just feel it.


That's perfect mate, thanks. I understand totally what you're saying. I'll use all those suggestions smile.gif


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QUOTE (bleez @ Dec 8 2013, 08:54 PM) *
That's perfect mate, thanks. I understand totally what you're saying. I'll use all those suggestions smile.gif


Cool. Looking forward your new take. smile.gif


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hey Gab, I was playing around with some songwriting again rolleyes.gif I came up with a couple of riffs and wondered if you'd have a listen and let me know your thoughts?
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I had been listening to the band 'Unida' and took 'inspiration' from their song Last Day. I wanted to try and catch the same kind of groove, after reading some of the posts in your 'Stealing songs' thread.... I dont feel too bad for 'borrowing' their style LOL!


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Hi mate, this is a very nice tune, I like the overall vibe of the tune. I think that if you work a bit more the arrangements and the overall mix (improving drums sounds) it could be published. Have you thought on starting uploading songs at youtube with a videoclip or something? You have really cool Stoner stuff.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 7 2014, 03:21 PM) *
Hi mate, this is a very nice tune, I like the overall vibe of the tune. I think that if you work a bit more the arrangements and the overall mix (improving drums sounds) it could be published. Have you thought on starting uploading songs at youtube with a videoclip or something? You have really cool Stoner stuff.

Thanks Gab. Eventually I plan to get better at mixing, currently I just render straight from reaper with ez drummer but hopefully in the future I'll have some more dedicated mixing tools to try.
I've not thought about uploading anything to youtube, my plan was to get better at playing and hopefully in the future ( when my guitar skills are awesome cool.gif ) I'd like to get involved in some online collabs and perhaps find a cool vocalist to work with. Then I'll take youtube by storm biggrin.gif



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QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 8 2014, 04:10 PM) *
Thanks Gab. Eventually I plan to get better at mixing, currently I just render straight from reaper with ez drummer but hopefully in the future I'll have some more dedicated mixing tools to try.
I've not thought about uploading anything to youtube, my plan was to get better at playing and hopefully in the future ( when my guitar skills are awesome cool.gif ) I'd like to get involved in some online collabs and perhaps find a cool vocalist to work with. Then I'll take youtube by storm biggrin.gif



This sounds reasonable to me! It's really good to have a plan, some short and long term goals. You should write down some guidelines that help you to slowly every day add something to achieve those plans.


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hi mate,

as usual, I manage to have some ideas that make almost half a song then I seem to dry up. With this one Ive stopped at the point where I think the song might go into a guitar solo or maybe a change of tempo..... Im not too sure huh.gif

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Hi mate! this sounds very cool. This track is pure Stoner. I was thinking and wondering why you have lots of amazing ideas that then aren't finished. In this case, you said: "the song might go into a guitar solo or maybe a change of tempo". So you have an idea, now my question is.. when do you think that the new version with the solo and new part can be uploaded? Let's set a deadline. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 21 2014, 05:06 AM) *
Hi mate! this sounds very cool. This track is pure Stoner. I was thinking and wondering why you have lots of amazing ideas that then aren't finished. In this case, you said: "the song might go into a guitar solo or maybe a change of tempo". So you have an idea, now my question is.. when do you think that the new version with the solo and new part can be uploaded? Let's set a deadline. smile.gif


man, I just dont know! I have at least 2 or 3 other 'songs' which I genuinely think have some potential to be quite good but are unfinished. Maybe Im too scared to mess them up, or probably just a lack of songwriting talent!
but you're totally correct, I need to get more disciplined with that area. I'll focus on this one and get it finished ohmy.gif I do have a couple of ideas for where to go next with it so I will try them out.
Im not sure what would be a good deadline, maybe by the end of the week? that should give me enough time to get something.


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QUOTE (bleez @ Apr 21 2014, 06:40 AM) *
man, I just dont know! I have at least 2 or 3 other 'songs' which I genuinely think have some potential to be quite good but are unfinished. Maybe Im too scared to mess them up, or probably just a lack of songwriting talent!
but you're totally correct, I need to get more disciplined with that area. I'll focus on this one and get it finished ohmy.gif I do have a couple of ideas for where to go next with it so I will try them out.
Im not sure what would be a good deadline, maybe by the end of the week? that should give me enough time to get something.



Ok, Friday 30th sounds good. I'll be waiting for you. smile.gif


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well, I was off work today so spent most of the day with my guitar smile.gif I managed to try out the idea I had with the change of timing. I think, if the slow section sounds okay then I would probably try to put some lead guitar over the next section ( at 2.55 )

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