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post May 7 2012, 01:53 AM
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So much progress lately, I can't even begin to describe. Played/practiced for about 4hrs yesterday, completely hooked and didn't want to stop, and assumed I'd be SORE today!

So I made sure to stretch and warmup REALLY good today! Ran the EMULATOR set, and started on some lessons I've been rocking.

(Spoiler: Here's the great part!!) I brought up the window for Cosmin's "Vivaldi Winter Arpeggios" video, which auto launches into the main take at full speed.... I got it! Not perfect yet, but the day before I couldn't do it. Camera battery is dead, of course!! But couldn't believe I was playing it, with some minor mistakes, at FULL SPEED!!

Then I switched to Muris' country picking advanced.... YEP!! Cranked it up another 10bpm for 140 (full speed, 155)!!

Vids soon.

And my stretches for a new legato lesson I'm working on, are already getting easier. Wooo-HA! Oh, and I'm going right now to check out a used Mesa Boogie DC-2. I hope it sounds better than my Fender.

Have fun GMC, and PRACTICE HARD!! (But not TOO hard. No injuries, ok?)


Check out my awesome Nintendo Cover-band, EMULATOR!!

Now.....go practice!!
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post May 7 2012, 03:03 AM
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Awesome to hear man, its always good when you are making progress and know that you are making progress! biggrin.gif

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Gear I Use:

Guitars: Gibson: Les Paul Custom, ES-339, and Faded Flying V
Fender: American Stratocaster Deluxe (I think?)
Epiphone: Les Paul 56' Gold Top and Les Paul Standard, Casino
Yamaha: FG720S Accoustic

Amps: Fender Champ, Peavey Bandit 112, and an ancient Epiphone Amp:)

Effects: Digitech RP 500 Effects Pedal Picks: Dunlop Jazz IIIs

Practice, Practice, Practice, and remember Every Artist Does Get Better Eventually!

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Cosmin Lupu
post May 7 2012, 08:08 AM
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Congratulations mate! Sounds like the 'happy level' is going up! biggrin.gif

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Ben Higgins
post May 7 2012, 08:47 AM
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I just love days of progress like that !

It seems that progressing at anything isn't an ongoing constant growth curve.. it happens in bits and pieces here and there. You can go for a few weeks with things being steady and then you might get 2 or 3 (or more) days where you feel like things are awesome and you notice some real improvements smile.gif

Going back to my analogy about the statue, sometimes chipping away at the rock doesn't uncover any of the statue underneath but then all of a sudden you knock off a big chunk and you get a glimpse of the statue !

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Alex Feather
post May 7 2012, 07:00 PM
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I am glad you can see and hear your progress it's very important because it will keep you motivated to practice more! smile.gif Congrats!

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