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Alex Feather
post Mar 23 2012, 10:34 PM
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Hi Piporz! I am glad you have decided to join my program! I am looking forward to show you cool tricks and teach you exciting things about guitar!
I have a few questions for you before we will start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am very excited to start working with you!


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post Mar 23 2012, 10:51 PM
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Hello Alex,

Thanks for accepting me!

My goals: well, long term goals I suppose I would love to be able to play music, you know, hang with a bunch of other musicians and start to play, improvise, etc., as well as being able to play songs by ear and know quite a lot of theory (not just know, applying it!)

I've had the guitar for some years now but I've never applied myself seriously: no lesson plan, no metronome, no ear training.. I would consider myself as low intermediate level. I've studied music as a kid but only for a couple of years (solfeo and piano), so I know theory basic stuff.

My true weakness that I would really like to start working from the beginning is Rhythm, chord rhythm. I'm unable to tap my foot on a lot of rhythms and this really frustrates me. This happens to me mostly on strumming. I frustrate mainly because I can't follow a rhythm with naturality and my right hand doesn't go 'easy' strumming. I suppose great blame for this is not using a metronome.

Strong point: not that strong, but compared to my playing in general I think i have a decent vibrato and bending technique, but not that good, I still want to get it a lot better!

Favorite guitar players: a have quite a few, from Jimi Hendrix to Paco de Lucía, Neil Young, Tommy Emmanuel, Frusciante, Allman Brothers, Clapton, BB King.. a long list!

I have a DAW i'm learning to use (Konnekt 24D) to record myself and in short time a Camera too... I still have to figure how to sync video and audio and all that but it won't take long, I hope.

So I suppose I am a regular player, which wants to improve his tecnique, ear, rhythm, theory..

Let me know what you think!

Thanks!

BTW, I'm from Spain, so sorry for my english sometimes.

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post Mar 25 2012, 02:01 AM
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Hi Alex!

I just wrote this topic, maby you can help me!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=43630

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Alex Feather
post Mar 25 2012, 02:36 AM
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I am actually working on your assignment right now! It will be done in a little bit!
We will start with a diatonic chord progression! And you will be able to practice your rhythm and chords at the same time!
I am finishing up Guitar Pro file and will post it very soon!


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post Mar 25 2012, 01:54 PM
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Waiting! huh.gif


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post Mar 25 2012, 11:13 PM
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Cool! So here we go!
I read your post and it took me some time to figure out what we can start with!
I prepared two tracks for you
one with my rhythm guitar in it and another one with drums and bass only
Chords are really simple
C - Ami - Emi
Since you mentioned that you have troubles with strumming I want you to create and record two guitar parts on top of each other
First part using this voicings for the chords:
C major

A minor


E minor


And for the second part use this voicings:
C major


A minor


E minor



Here are the tracks:
With guitar
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/guitar
No guitar
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/no-guitar

Now... The trick is to play both strums exactly the same way!
To start make it very simple and try to fit the rhythms together
This little exercise will help you so much!
You will be able to work on you timing, rhythms and ideas at the same time and have fun!
Please let me know if you have any questions tomorrow I will give you a couple of rhythm figures to practice as well!


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post Mar 26 2012, 08:54 PM
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Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!



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post Mar 26 2012, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!

It is totally fine if you will do that over the weekend!
Take your time!
I recorded my track to give you an idea
I want you to come up with your own groove and make a double with different voicings it will help you to develop
groove and will bring your playing to the next level!


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post Apr 1 2012, 11:27 AM
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Hi! I just wanted to follow up and check on your progress!
So you have any questions or need help with something please let me know!


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post Apr 5 2012, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!

Just wanted to see how is everything going?


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post Apr 15 2012, 08:39 AM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!

Hi! I wanted to follow up and see if you have any questions or need help with anything?


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post Apr 25 2012, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!


Hi! I just wanted to check on you! How is everything going?
Ready for a new assignment?


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post May 12 2012, 06:06 AM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!

Hello! I just wanted to check on you and see how is everything? I have a new assignment waiting for you! Let me know when you are ready!!!!


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Alex Feather
post Jun 22 2012, 07:28 AM
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QUOTE (piporz @ Mar 26 2012, 07:54 PM) *
Hey Alex! Looks like a great lesson!

I didn't tell you my time availabilty/dedication per week. I get pretty busy on weekdays since I study in the morning and work in the afternoon, even though I grab the guitar everytime I can. So when I got time is usually on weekends.

I'll record the lesson for the weekend, if I can't before. Is that okay with you?

And about the lesson.. just to see if i understood correctly: I should record the rhythm guitar you played on the first track over the track that doesn't?


Thank you!

I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready!


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post Aug 27 2012, 07:47 AM
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Hello!!! How is it going? I haven't heard from you for a while! smile.gif I have a new assignment ready for you! Let me know!


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