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Alex Feather
post Mar 27 2012, 01:37 AM
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Hi Poulak!
Thank you for signing up! I definitely can help you! And I am looking forward to do so!
Before we can start here are a few questions!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am very excited to work with you!


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Poulak
post Mar 27 2012, 02:19 PM
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Sir yes sir ! smile.gif
let's begin I will try to be clear but my englsih is not so good !
I practice since maybe 6/7 years but more seriously since 3 years I taking guitar lesson one hour per week

My goal : Be better to sound groovy , be able to improvise jam and create cool licks and mix it with chord

My weakness : i switch between many lesson , and any day i try new stuff , it's hard to me to be focus on one thing and build a strong and structure pratice routine , Im very Hard with me and i think im not so creative. Now i m little lost in my way of learning i don't know were to go to be better.

My strongest point : i know a bit of theory i understand how build a chord , i use a lot seven chord , i know my 5 pentatonic shape and some major scale , my major and minor arpegio with the caged system, but i sound quite boring with all that material , and i aslo have a good speed at the right hand for chord rythm and alternate picking ( but my left hand are a bite late sometimes )

My favorite guitarist : Mmm It's difficult i Love all style maybe it's my problem Morello , Hendrix , Gilmour , Queen of the stone age , James Brown , Nile Rodgers , Bob Marley , Bill whithers , Pearl Jam , Jeff Buckley ... I listen Jazz , blues , World music ...
I really love old school groove from 70 , and in moderns stuff i listen also some stoner and metal , DAMN I LOVE MUSIC !

I play a lot at home , and with a friend of mine who is a drumer , I have a lot of muscian friend and i Love Jam with us !!!

My weapon : i Have a fender stratocaster , and an Ibanez Rg tune in C , also a folk and 2 acoustic wink.gif

Hope you can understand me , and Happy to join the army smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif
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post Mar 28 2012, 07:11 AM
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Your English is very good and I understand you perfectly!
I like start and Ibanez those are some great guitar choices!!!!
Since you mentioned that you want to start making your own licks and learn grooves
I would suggest we start with this:
Let's use this backing track
it a II-V-I progression in E minor
So the chords are:
Emi7 - A7 -Dmaj7
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/ii-v-i-jam
Let's take E minor pentatonic in three boxes

E |----------------|----------------|--------3--5----|----------------|
B |----------------|----------------|--3--5----------|----------------|
G |----------------|--------2--5----|----------------|----------------|
D |----------------|--2--5----------|----------------|----------------|
A |--------2--5----|----------------|----------------|--------5--7----|
E |--3--5----------|----------------|----------------|--5--7----------|


----------------|--------5--7----|----------------|----------------|
----------------|--5--8----------|----------------|----------------|
--------4--7----|----------------|----------------|--------7--9----|
--5--7----------|----------------|----------------|--7--9----------|
----------------|----------------|--------7--10---|----------------|
----------------|----------------|--7--10---------|----------------|


--------7--10---||
--8--10---------||
----------------||
----------------||
----------------||
----------------||


I want you to combine those three pentatonics and create your own licks
here are some examples:
E |----------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------4--------------5-------|
D |--------2--5-----------5-----------5--7-------------|
A |--------------2--5--7-------------------------------|
E |--3--5----------------------------------------------|


-----------------------------7--10------------------|-------|
-----------------8--------8--------8--10------------|-------|
--------4--7--------7--9-----------------7--9-------|-------|
--------------5--------------------------------9L---|--9----|
--5--7----------------------------------------------|-------|
----------------------------------------------------|-------|


-----------------------------------7----------------|
--10-8-----10-8-----10-8--------------8-------------|
--------9--------7-----------------------9--7--4----|
--------------------------9--7--9-------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


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

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Attached File  Licks_E_minor.gp5 ( 2.19K ) Number of downloads: 44


The trick is to be as melodic as possible don't worry about technique just try to create some cool phrases!
I did some string skipping and tried combining all three boxes into one lick this is a good concept to start with!
Let me know if you have any questions!!!!


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Poulak
post Mar 28 2012, 06:32 PM
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Thx i will try to do my best , and record me on guitar soon as possible i never did it !
Let's groove !
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post Mar 28 2012, 11:21 PM
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This might be challenging at first, but I want to give you material that you can have fun with!!!! So be as creative as you want!!!
I am looking forward to hear your ideas!


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post Mar 31 2012, 01:15 AM
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damn it's really hard i want to cry !!!! I try to record something but i repeat again and again and i make so much mistake !!!! so worst is that I hear me for the first time damn im not so proud !!
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post Mar 31 2012, 01:44 AM
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ok im tired and decide to post something
this is the first time i record myself so I had some problem ,
First one: to record me and make the soft work ^^
Second : heard me , damn i feel like the first time i took the guitar
Third : I had maybe hear and record on that backin track 300 times, and any time I make mistake...

I try to see the postive thing i hear my mistake and maybe it help me to will be better, I realy need more technique and more timing smile.gif
sometimes I sound out but i think cause i have not analize the II V I and dont play the common notes in that 3 chords
I just play with my feeling and around the scale

http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-mar-31-01-51-03
http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-mar-31-02-17-20

hope the next record wiil be better lol

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post Mar 31 2012, 03:27 PM
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It sounds really good and melodic!
I like the second take better! You did a very good job!
Now let's try to do the same thing but add some effects maybe delay and chorus?
I like how it sounds you are on the right track!
Recording yourself will help you a lot!


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post Apr 3 2012, 08:55 AM
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Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you have any questions or need help with anything?


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post Apr 5 2012, 07:02 PM
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Ok this is my new try smile.gif smile.gif

http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-18-40-57
http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-19-42-06
http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-19-44-30


I had add some effet with guitar rig , chorus , and reverb
This is a really hard exercise but feel it's effective , hard to find groove licks , and think it still sound boring , maybe i should modulate ?
for exemple Em7 ( Em penta ) A7 ( A mixo) and DM7 ( D Penta Major ) ? or add some triad ? I think also i need maybe more vocabulary licks ...
Thx for your help , see ya wink.gif

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post Apr 6 2012, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE (Poulak @ Apr 5 2012, 06:02 PM) *
Ok this is my new try smile.gif smile.gif

http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-18-40-57
http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-19-42-06
http://soundcloud.com/poulak-1/tapedeck-2-apr-05-19-44-30


I had add some effet with guitar rig , chorus , and reverb
This is a really hard exercise but feel it's effective , hard to find groove licks , and think it still sound boring , maybe i should modulate ?
for exemple Em7 ( Em penta ) A7 ( A mixo) and DM7 ( D Penta Major ) ? or add some triad ? I think also i need maybe more vocabulary licks ...
Thx for your help , see ya wink.gif

It sounds very good! You did a great job! On take 2 and 3 it's hard to hear guitar! Take one was great very melodic and very nice!
Now let's add Bmi pentatonic to it!
I want you to use this two boxes:




We will add triads later for now I want you to focus on learning how to combine pentatonics! It's a very good exercise and it will help you a lot!


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Poulak
post Apr 6 2012, 11:46 AM
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Thx smile.gif
Just Few question , why using the Bm penta , cause it's the relative minor of the D chord ?
And does use this Bm penta just during the D chord ?
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post Apr 6 2012, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (Poulak @ Apr 6 2012, 10:46 AM) *
Thx smile.gif
Just Few question , why using the Bm penta , cause it's the relative minor of the D chord ?
And does use this Bm penta just during the D chord ?

Bmi is easier to understand since we are working with Emi already! Just easier to think minors in this case
You can play it through the whole track! It will work fine smile.gif


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post Apr 15 2012, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE (Poulak @ Apr 6 2012, 10:46 AM) *
Thx smile.gif
Just Few question , why using the Bm penta , cause it's the relative minor of the D chord ?
And does use this Bm penta just during the D chord ?

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and check how is everything going? Do you have any questions?


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post May 12 2012, 06:09 AM
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QUOTE (Poulak @ Apr 6 2012, 10:46 AM) *
Thx smile.gif
Just Few question , why using the Bm penta , cause it's the relative minor of the D chord ?
And does use this Bm penta just during the D chord ?

Hi just wanted to check and see how are you doing? Ready for a new challenge?


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post Jun 22 2012, 07:27 AM
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Hello! I just wanted to check and see how are you doing? Ready for a new challenge?


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post Jul 14 2012, 05:53 PM
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Hi!!! How are you doing??? I have a new assignment ready for you! smile.gif


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