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Alex Feather
post Apr 1 2012, 08:23 PM
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Hi Rocko I am glad you have decided to join!!!! I am looking forward to start mentoring you!
I have a few questions before we start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
Thank you for joining! I am very excited to start working with you!!!!


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post Apr 2 2012, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 1 2012, 09:23 PM) *
Hi Rocko I am glad you have decided to join!!!! I am looking forward to start mentoring you!
I have a few questions before we start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
Thank you for joining! I am very excited to start working with you!!!!


Hi Alex,

I'm glad to have such an inspiring mentor too! smile.gif

So, here are my answers to your questions:

1. What are your goals?
I would like to divide my goals into short term and long term goals.
My short goal is to tighten up my technique - especially alternate picking. I not really sure about it cause I think to improve the technique in general seems to be a kind of long term goal because it takes time, right? But, there are so many songs I would love to play, and for me it feels like the technique is the barrier that holds me back.

Besides that I want to improve my theory knowledge, especially in the context of rock soloing.

I think my long term goal seems to be a little bit...let's say "spongy" wink.gif but anyway - as I mentioned above I think the technique it the thing that holds me back. And, my long term goal simply is to get such a good technique that I can just play the music I want to play.

Also I want to play in a band and write my own music.

2. What is your weakness?
I think my weaknesses are the technique and the missing theory knowledge.

3. What is your strongest point?
My strongest point is that I think I have a pretty good sense for rhythm and music. That doesn't mean that I can implement it to the guitar, but it's there in my head wink.gif

Also I can sing, which I think is also a point that helps me, e.g. for improvising.

4. Your favorite guitar players?
My favorite guitar players at the moment are Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, Joe Bonamassa and some unknown guys.


So - I'm looking forward to work with you smile.gif
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post Apr 2 2012, 09:03 AM
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Great! I am glad you joined my mentoring program!
Let's start with simple exercises that will help you develop alternative picking faster!
Yes it does take time but if you are doing the right exercises and practice them right you will get results much much faster!
So here they are:
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Attached File  Hands_workout.gp5 ( 4.5K ) Number of downloads: 44


So here is how to practice it:
You have to play those exercises at a very slow tempo, slower the better!
The reason why it's hard for you to play alternative picking is because your hands are not connected with each other, so we need to sync them!!!
When you are practicing slow you have a total control of your hands and you are developing muscle memory faster!
If you practice this exercises 30 minutes a day you will see results in a few weeks and will be really impressed!
Let me know if you have any questions!


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post Apr 5 2012, 09:19 AM
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Just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help with anything let me know!


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post Apr 6 2012, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for the exercises! They look interesting. I start with it today.

And yes, I have one question smile.gif

Do the dots in the tab notation have a special relevance?

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post Apr 6 2012, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Apr 6 2012, 09:14 AM) *
Thanks for the exercises! They look interesting. I start with it today.

And yes, I have one question smile.gif

Do the dots in the tab notation have a special relevance?

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Those dots mean repeat, when you are transferring files from Guitar Pro that's how they made them look!


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post Apr 15 2012, 08:37 AM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Apr 6 2012, 09:14 AM) *
Thanks for the exercises! They look interesting. I start with it today.

And yes, I have one question smile.gif

Do the dots in the tab notation have a special relevance?

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B ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
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D || o --------------------------|----------------------------------------|
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Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Let me know if you need any help!


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post Apr 16 2012, 05:47 AM
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Hi Alex! smile.gif

sorry - had a pretty stressful last week. I didn't find the time to post something.

I started with your AP-excercises and, man, they are really cool. I hate those "1-2-3-4"-pattern exercises. And, yours are really musical smile.gif

During playing that patterns, a matching chord progression came to my mind. I recorded it and practiced along with it. That was much fun.

I would like to record it for you. So I could show you my first steps with it.

Is that okay?
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post Apr 16 2012, 04:40 PM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Apr 16 2012, 04:47 AM) *
Hi Alex! smile.gif

sorry - had a pretty stressful last week. I didn't find the time to post something.

I started with your AP-excercises and, man, they are really cool. I hate those "1-2-3-4"-pattern exercises. And, yours are really musical smile.gif

During playing that patterns, a matching chord progression came to my mind. I recorded it and practiced along with it. That was much fun.

I would like to record it for you. So I could show you my first steps with it.

Is that okay?

Perfect! I am looking forward to hear your take!!!!
I am glad you are being creative! I hate 1234 exercises myself and I think they are useless! I am all up to "Killing two ducks with one stone" And all exercises I will give you will help you to work on a few areas on the same time!


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post Apr 18 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hey Alex!

I just recorded a take of some of you AP-excercises combined with the mentioned chord progression:



Can you give me some feedback on that? Am I doing it right? Do I practice slow enough? Is the hand movement okay?

Thanks!! smile.gif

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post Apr 18 2012, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Apr 18 2012, 06:35 PM) *
Hey Alex!

I just recorded a take of some of you AP-excercises combined with the mentioned chord progression:



Can you give me some feedback on that? Am I doing it right? Do I practice slow enough? Is the hand movement okay?

Thanks!! smile.gif

Good job! I would suggest to use click only without any backing tracks! It's really hard to understand if you are doing it right, this is a mechanical exercise and will have more progress just working with a metronome!


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post May 12 2012, 06:08 AM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Apr 18 2012, 06:35 PM) *
Hey Alex!

I just recorded a take of some of you AP-excercises combined with the mentioned chord progression:



Can you give me some feedback on that? Am I doing it right? Do I practice slow enough? Is the hand movement okay?

Thanks!! smile.gif

Hello! I just wanted to see if you are ready for a new challenge? I have something fun for you! smile.gif


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post May 26 2012, 08:46 AM
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Awesome! Glad to hear from you!
So I have a new assignment for you! We will start to get into improvisation more and I will explain you more tricks about making your solos "smart" and be able to improvise on the spot!
I also will join you on the next week and will record pieces myself to give you some ideas! It will be like a collab but only you and me!
For now I would like you to get more familiar with this track!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/ii-v-i-jam
It's a II - V - I chord progression
The chords are E mi7 - A7 - Dmaj7
Over E mi7 I would like you to play E dorian scale

Over A7
F# minor pentatonic


Over D major 7
B minor Pentatonic


This is a very fun exercise and it will help you to get use to play different scales and pentatonics!
Let me know if you have any question!



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post Jun 4 2012, 05:46 AM
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Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you are ready to start one on one collab and get into improvisation more! Let me know!


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post Jun 12 2012, 06:03 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 4 2012, 06:46 AM) *
Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you are ready to start one on one collab and get into improvisation more! Let me know!


Hi Alex!

yeah I'm ready smile.gif I would love to get more into improvisation! So how do we start?

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QUOTE (rocko @ Jun 12 2012, 05:03 AM) *
Hi Alex!

yeah I'm ready smile.gif I would love to get more into improvisation! So how do we start?

Andreas

Perfect!
Do you remember the backing track I gave you? and gave you an assignment to play scales over it?
How did it go? Do you feel comfortable with this track?
Please let me know so we can start working on improvisation and I will give you assignments based on the backing track I have provided!


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post Jun 22 2012, 07:20 AM
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QUOTE (rocko @ Jun 12 2012, 05:03 AM) *
Hi Alex!

yeah I'm ready smile.gif I would love to get more into improvisation! So how do we start?

Andreas

I just wanted to follow up and see if you have any questions or need help with assignment I gave you!? Let me know!


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QUOTE (rocko @ Jun 12 2012, 05:03 AM) *
Hi Alex!

yeah I'm ready smile.gif I would love to get more into improvisation! So how do we start?

Andreas

Hi Andreas! I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Any questions?


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Just wanted to check and see if you are still interested in getting into improvisation?? I have a new assignment ready!


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