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Alex Feather
post Apr 26 2012, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Apr 26 2012, 12:25 PM) *
Hi Alex - Confession. I'm struggling with this task a bit. I'm finding it hard to play in these positions, which is a good thing but I'm not really happy with my results. I feel I'm just noddling.
Maybe I should watch some jazz/blues players to get some inspiration? Any thoughts?
I feel bad I havn't really got anything.


I have a question! How are you with pentatonic shapes? Did you master them or still shaky a little bit? cause if you are I have a perfect exercise that will help you memorize all the shapes in no time! Let me know!
I will find some players for you to listen so you can get some ideas!
I can suggest Eric Clapton to start with he is combining pentatonics like crazy and very good at it smile.gif!


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post Apr 26 2012, 11:17 PM
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I know all 5 positions but I'm guilty of playing positions 1 & 2 95% of time. Also mixing them together is a bit harder. I guess if I play
A minor Pentatonic over Am7 chord and D minor Pentatonic over the Dm7 chord and Em pentatonic over the Em7 that might be easier.
I check out some clapton thank Alex
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post Apr 27 2012, 08:29 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Apr 26 2012, 10:17 PM) *
I know all 5 positions but I'm guilty of playing positions 1 & 2 95% of time. Also mixing them together is a bit harder. I guess if I play
A minor Pentatonic over Am7 chord and D minor Pentatonic over the Dm7 chord and Em pentatonic over the Em7 that might be easier.
I check out some clapton thank Alex

Let me prepare a new assignment for you that will help you to start playing in all positions! I know a perfect exercise for it!!! Just need to write it down! Will be done in a couple of days!


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post May 4 2012, 06:25 AM
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Hey! I just wanted to check on you and see if you are ready for a new assignment! Let me know! I have something really cool ready for you! smile.gif


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post May 4 2012, 06:36 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 4 2012, 06:25 AM) *
Hey! I just wanted to check on you and see if you are ready for a new assignment! Let me know! I have something really cool ready for you! smile.gif



Yep I ready to rock - Looking forward to it. cool.gif
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post May 5 2012, 07:29 AM
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Perfect! Here is a new assignment!!! Make sure to practice it at a very slow tempo using a metronome!
it's a legato exercise so no right hand!
Here is the tab!
E |--2h-5h-2h-3----------------|----------------------------|
B |--------------5h-3h-2-------|--------------------3h-2h---|
G |-----------------------4h---|--3h-2-----2h-3h-4----------|
D |----------------------------|--------4-------------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


-----2h-3h-5h-7h-5h-3h-5----|----|----------------------------|
--5-------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|-----7--------------5-------|
----------------------------|----|--------7h-6h-5--------5h---|
----------------------------|----|--5--------------7----------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
--6h-7----------------------|----|-----------2h-4h-5----------|
--------7h-5h-3-------------|----|--------------------2h-3h---|
-----------------3h-5h-7----|----|--2h-3h-5-------------------|


----------------------------|--------3h-5h-7h-5h-3h-5----|----|
-----------------------3h---|--5h-7----------------------|----|
-----2h-4h-5----------------|----------------------------|----|
--------------2h-4h-5-------|----------------------------|----|
--5-------------------------|----------------------------|----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|----|


--5h-2h-3h-4----------------|----||
--------------5h-3h-2h-4----|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||

Attached File  Exercises.gp5 ( 2.46K ) Number of downloads: 44


If you feel any pain stop doing this exercise and let me know!!!


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post May 7 2012, 10:58 AM
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This will be good. Question no right hand at all. So hammer on's pull off's and slide's?
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post May 7 2012, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ May 7 2012, 09:58 AM) *
This will be good. Question no right hand at all. So hammer on's pull off's and slide's?

Yep! It's a legato technique do it very very slow and only left hand! Make sure that you can hear every note clearly! It's very important to do this exercise slow!


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post May 12 2012, 12:35 PM
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Mr Alex here is where I'm at with this lesson so far. I'm finding it a bit hard to get the notes even sounding (low strings louder than high strings). I almost got it up to speed just to get the notes right but am slowing it back down now to work on making all notes clear and even. Your thoughts?

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/legato-exercise
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post May 13 2012, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ May 12 2012, 11:35 AM) *
Mr Alex here is where I'm at with this lesson so far. I'm finding it a bit hard to get the notes even sounding (low strings louder than high strings). I almost got it up to speed just to get the notes right but am slowing it back down now to work on making all notes clear and even. Your thoughts?

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/legato-exercise

You did a good job! But it sounds like you are using a pick? This exercise will help you to develop left hand and you will get better results if your right hand is not involved!


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post May 14 2012, 12:55 PM
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Ok. Didn't use right hand at all on this. I'll try and get a better tone going on, maybe that will make it work better.

This exercise seems to make me concentrate on fingering more precise also which is good. I'll repost soon

chees.

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post May 14 2012, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ May 14 2012, 11:55 AM) *
Ok. Didn't use right hand at all on this. I'll try and get a better tone going on, maybe that will make it work better.

This exercise seems to make me concentrate on fingering more precise also which is good. I'll repost soon

chees.

Perfect!! What you already did sounded very very good!!!


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post May 18 2012, 05:54 PM
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How are you doing? I have a new assignment for you!
It will help you develop timing and get your chord chops to the next level!!!!
Here is the track!

http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/chords-mentoring
Here is the tab
E |--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|
B |--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|
G |--2--------------5--------5--------4L----------4----|
D |--3--------------7--------7--------5L----------5----|
A |--3--------------7--------7--------5L----------5----|
E |--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|


--------8--------5--------5--------3--------1L------|
--------8--------5--------6--------3--------1L------|
--------9--------5--------7--------4--------2L------|
--------10-------7--------7--------5--------3L------|
--------10-------7--------5--------5--------3L------|
--------8--------5--------5--------3--------1L------|


--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|
--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|
--2--------5--------5--------4L----------4----------|
--3--------7--------7--------5L----------5----------|
--3--------7--------7--------5L----------5----------|
--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|


--------8--------8--------8--------8L-------8-------|
--------8--------8--------8--------8L-------8-------|
--------9--------9--------9--------9L-------9-------|
--------10-------10-------10-------10L------10------|
--------10-------10-------10-------10L------10------|
--------8--------8--------8--------8L-------8-------|


--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|
--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|
--2--------------5--------5--------4L----------4----|
--3--------------7--------7--------5L----------5----|
--3--------------7--------7--------5L----------5----|
--1--------------5--------5--------3L----------3----|


--------8--------5--------5--------3--------1L------|
--------8--------5--------6--------3--------1L------|
--------9--------5--------7--------4--------2L------|
--------10-------7--------7--------5--------3L------|
--------10-------7--------5--------5--------3L------|
--------8--------5--------5--------3--------1L------|


--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|
--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|
--2--------5--------5--------4L----------4----------|
--3--------7--------7--------5L----------5----------|
--3--------7--------7--------5L----------5----------|
--1--------5--------5--------3L----------3----------|


--3--------3--------3--------3----------------------||
--3--------3--------3--------3----------------------||
--4--------4--------4--------4----------------------||
--5--------5--------5--------5----------------------||
--5--------5--------5--------5----------------------||
--3--------3--------3--------3----------------------||


Make sure to practice it using a metronome at a slow tempo!!!
Here is the GP file!
Attached File  Chords_Exercise.gpx ( 23.33K ) Number of downloads: 85

Let me know if you have any questions!


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post Jun 4 2012, 05:58 AM
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New assignment is ready and waiting for you! Let me know and I will post it right away!


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post Jun 7 2012, 01:51 PM
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Hi Alex

Sorry about my delay. This was great Alex. Sounds good too. I slowed it down to 60bpm and speed up from there. Maybe I should still practice a bit slower what do you think?
Actually playing this reminds me of Tom Petty for some reason. I like Tom Petty.

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/chord-chops
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post Jun 8 2012, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Jun 7 2012, 12:51 PM) *
Hi Alex

Sorry about my delay. This was great Alex. Sounds good too. I slowed it down to 60bpm and speed up from there. Maybe I should still practice a bit slower what do you think?
Actually playing this reminds me of Tom Petty for some reason. I like Tom Petty.

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/chord-chops

Good job! You are 90% there! A few times timing was slightly off but it will sound perfect in a few days! Just practice it for a little bit more and make sure to use a metronome! smile.gif
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jun 22 2012, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Jun 7 2012, 12:51 PM) *
Hi Alex

Sorry about my delay. This was great Alex. Sounds good too. I slowed it down to 60bpm and speed up from there. Maybe I should still practice a bit slower what do you think?
Actually playing this reminds me of Tom Petty for some reason. I like Tom Petty.

http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/chord-chops

Hi! I would like to start get into improvisation if you are ready! I have a new assignment waiting for you! Let me know!


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post Jul 11 2012, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 22 2012, 07:18 AM) *
Hi! I would like to start get into improvisation if you are ready! I have a new assignment waiting for you! Let me know!



Cool Alex. I'm keen to go.

Been working on your sweeping 7th arpeggios. I'll have to upload soon to get some pointers.
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post Jul 11 2012, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Jul 11 2012, 12:20 PM) *
Cool Alex. I'm keen to go.

Been working on your sweeping 7th arpeggios. I'll have to upload soon to get some pointers.

Awesome! So what you would like to work on? Mechanical exercises or get into improvisation a little bit more?


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post Jul 12 2012, 04:49 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 11 2012, 05:34 PM) *
Awesome! So what you would like to work on? Mechanical exercises or get into improvisation a little bit more?


Good question? I'd say improvisation. I find I practice sweeps mechanically when warming up a bit by default. I like arpeggios because they sound melodic so I use them a bit but adding extra notes to make them zing! not very good at.
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