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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 6 2012, 07:40 AM
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Hey mate! Welcome to your thread! Let's start with you telling me what your level of playing is, what you know, what you would like to know and what sort of music are you listening to wink.gif

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Hey,
first of all: Thanks for mentoring me and taking the time! biggrin.gif

I would say I'm an advanced guitar player with a big lack of theory. I mostly do what is described in the lessons without really knowing what I do. wink.gif I know "standard" chords, barrés, and 5th power chords. Then I know the pentatonics. And that there are some modes (lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, etc.) but don't know when to play wich mode and why.
I would love to learn how to improvise, mix classic with metal/rock, to have more knowledge about what I'm playing and how to write own songs.

I'm listening to metal mostly, some gothic (normally just "Virgin Black" cool.gif ), but also classic. I really love the "Mondscheinsonate" from Beethoven.

I hope I expressed myself clearly and gave you the information you need. Any more questions, or some points I shall explain more?

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hey man!


so, out of what I am digging, you want to develop your knowledge in theory and apply them into real contexts, right?

First things first, as you know, I am running a v-chat on modes series and we have reached the Aeolian mode! In this series I am offering small examples and the theoretical aspects of learning how to consciously use modes in various harmonic contexts smile.gif

Here's what I suggest:

1) Make a big theory rundown
2) Discuss modes and aplications
3) Implement concepts in real situations - based on GMC lessons or on backing tracks

Could you send some recorded material with your playing? I am curious to listen smile.gif

Waiting on your feedback mate

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 7 2012, 07:24 AM) *
you want to develop your knowledge in theory and apply them into real contexts, right?


Yes. That sounds good. I'm trying to participate at your v-chat. Not sure if I can make it any time, but I'll try. Normally I'm home at 8 so i could make it. (German time - your chat is at 9.)

Do you got some material for the theory rundown? Or some site I should take a look to.

What do you mean with applications? Is it the intgration of some elements into my playing?


Here are two vids of my playing. Not that happy with them. dry.gif I'm definitely not straight. So I have to work on my timing. Some playing mistkes also... If the quality is to bad, tell me.
https://rapidshare.com/files/2981631427/PICT0752.MOV
https://rapidshare.com/files/596553476/PICT0777.MOV

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All in all I want to learn to improvise, play lead and rythm guitar. Write own songs, solos and stuff; Also transform popular songs for acoustic and e. Maybe some acoustic playing, though it's not priority.

If you want something to know or need some infos tell me!
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Man! It's not bad smile.gif I say, let's take things easy wink.gif

Rhythm/ Theory/ AP for starting out smile.gif the Vivaldi and Metal Metrics 1 lessons are pretty difficult, but I wonder how you would fare with this one? Let's focus on tightness, timing and perfect execution smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/

We'll discuss the theory behind it as well - rhythmic subdivisions are VERY important in any style and genre!

what say you?

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Let's do it!

Shall I upload a vid of me playing this lesson and then we'll discuss the theory, or how does it work?


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Ahoy mate! Before tackling ANY lesson wink.gif take a look at the theoretical aspects of playing, understand what's being played and why. For instance, this lesson will teach you not only how to alternate pick but how to subdivide a 4/4 bar smile.gif

Take a look at each part and see how the subdivisions work inside the bar, understand each beat and then you will anticipate every beat when recording without any hesitation!

Hope this helps!

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Ok. So here's the first take of that lessons. Don't wanted to keep you waiting. wink.gif Have to pratice this lesson more and do another take.

https://rapidshare.com/files/1919109547/Pic...__April_12_.MOV

It's interesing to see me play. Should've record myself earlier though. Because I've got to work on my timing, for sure. laugh.gif It really helps to record me while playing and analyse what I've done wrong and what was good.


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hey mate! it seems like you have good timing until you reach the sextuplets (you actually played quintuplets I thing) - where you left some notes out (1 note to be more precise wink.gif) anyway, I would like to see the recording against a metronome or the backing track provided with the lesson.

Your picking is clean man! Very good! What say you? biggrin.gif

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Finally I got the time to do a new vid. Here's the link: https://rapidshare.com/files/1424389762/Pic...__April_12_.MOV
Needed to be a bit motivated. wink.gif
With the backing track I got a better timing. It was easier to be straight. What do you say?

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Hey man, the timing is almost perfect, but I think you were a bit de-tuned. Anyway, it's clear for me - the progress is obvious! biggrin.gif You can practice this one for a bit more but in the mean time, we can move on to another rhythm lesson, which will incorporate chords this time smile.gif

Do you like it? If you don't, I'll think of something else, as I find it particularly important for your motivation to work on something you like wink.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...ds-rock-rhythm/

If we stick with this one smile.gif I want you to focus on timing and tightness, k?

Let me know what you think mate wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 2 2012, 02:48 PM) *
Do you like it? If you don't, I'll think of something else, as I find it particularly important for your motivation to work on something you like wink.gif


It's great. I'll work on this one. Thanks!
It wasn't that I didn't liked the lesson but was tired of playing alone. After playing with a few friends last weekend I got motivated again. So, here we go...
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Great man! biggrin.gif Let me know if there's any help needed along the way wink.gif


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