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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 29 2013, 10:45 PM
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Alrighty Mert! Let's see whatchagot biggrin.gif


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post Feb 2 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hey Cosmin,
Here is my first take of the first lesson. It is at full speed. It is not too fast anyway.. But if you think I should practice at slower tempo let me know..

Looking forward to your valuable comments !!!

Mert



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post Feb 2 2013, 02:47 PM
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Hey mate - it sounds pretty good! It just needs a bit more confidence if you get my hint smile.gif Otherwise it is in good timing and the playing sounds pretty clean.

Giving it more time will increase your definition and technique, so keep playing this one as well and let's see the next one biggrin.gif


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post Feb 6 2013, 09:18 PM
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Hey Cosmin,

Thanks for the feedback! I have been practicing both lessons everyday. Here is my second take for the first lesson. I will upload a slow take for the second lesson sometime during weekend, I still need to practice more smile.gif
Here we go


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post Feb 7 2013, 08:32 AM
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Hey Mert! Looks like your chops are improving biggrin.gif This take sounds very good and the only observation I would have - I know you want your technique to be stainless wink.gif - is that you should take care of not having any notes bleed into each other, especially in the lower registers (ex: around min 0:12-0:13). Looking forward to the other one!


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post Feb 9 2013, 12:56 PM
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Hey Cosmin, thanks for the feedback! I worked on this lesson a bit more trying to stop notes ringing too much. Here is another take. I want to practice this as much as necessary to make it perfect! So please be as critical as you want to. I will post the second lesson a bit later when we are happy with this one smile.gif So, waiting for your comments..



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Hey Mert! smile.gif

Mate, a very interesting phenomenon occurred - in your race to get everything really clean, some notes in the lower register sound a bit too dry and timing is off in some parts. Don't exaggerate with muting now tongue.gif You have landed on the other side!

Play natural man, clean but natural, ok?


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post Feb 9 2013, 01:21 PM
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Hey Cosmin, thanks a lot for the fast feedback ! I think you are absolutely right smile.gif I will work on it a bit more. But you see, this technique has always been very difficult for me. However, I won't give up ! So, will practice more and try to get things clean and natural at the same time and with good timing smile.gif


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Good choice my friend biggrin.gif Listen mate, I always wanted to ask you - in which part of Holland do you live?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 9 2013, 01:29 PM) *
Good choice my friend biggrin.gif Listen mate, I always wanted to ask you - in which part of Holland do you live?

Actually it is interesting that I never had the chance to tell you or anyone here at GMC really about myself much. That's a shame. So I am happy you asked smile.gif I live in Amsterdam, east of the city, slightly off the center. But Amsterdam is a quite small city so it is ok smile.gif I am not originally Dutch though, well as you might have guessed from my name or from my picture biggrin.gif I am from Turkey. After long years of academic study in lots of places including the US and others, I ended up in Holland to work here. It was a temporary thing in the beginning but then I decided to stay. So here I am smile.gif Life is weird sometimes... How about you, where in Romania do you live ?? I have a very very good Romanian friend from graduate school. I am still in contact with him. He lives somewhere in Transylvania region. So I really want to visit Romania one day to meet him again after many years. And who knows, maybe I can get the chance to meet my GMC instructor also smile.gif


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Hehe well, there's a double chance because I also have a part of my family living in Holland, in The Hague more exactly smile.gif So, I might give you a buzz when I drop in to visit my cuz and auntie! I live in Bucharest - that's south and it's the capital biggrin.gif



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post Feb 9 2013, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 9 2013, 01:49 PM) *
Hehe well, there's a double chance because I also have a part of my family living in Holland, in The Hague more exactly smile.gif So, I might give you a buzz when I drop in to visit my cuz and auntie! I live in Bucharest - that's south and it's the capital biggrin.gif

That is very nice. And it would really be kick ass cool if you dropped by Holland and gave me a buzz smile.gif


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Sure thing mate! It'll be done once I get there! biggrin.gif


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Hello Master-C smile.gif

Here is another take of the first lesson. What do you think about this one ??


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Best one so far!! Clean and tight and I can see that right hand moving easily and with flow. You are on the good path Mert! Let's see the other one biggrin.gif


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post May 11 2013, 06:15 PM
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Hey Cosmin, do you remember me ? tongue.gif
I have been having so much trouble with the next Muris lesson. It broke all my confidence that I can master sweep picking sad.gif I can hardly play it at 130 bpm and I need to reach 160. It looks really impossible.
Here is my attempt at 130 bpm.. Maybe we should pick another lesson or another exercise ?


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Hey mate, glad to see you are back smile.gif Listen, Muris is an extremely technical player and not being able to reach his prowess is no reason to feel bad - remember, you are into this for the music - not for a sport, ok? smile.gif

In the mean time, of course we can select a sweeping lesson that is easier to approach and we can try it on for size, how about this one?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Fusion...ios_in_C_Major/

It's a different approach, but it will clean up your technique a lot!

What do you think mate?

Cosmin


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post May 12 2013, 07:45 PM
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Thanks Cosmin, I should for a while get away from Muris' sweep lesson. It was starting to drive me crazy. How can a level 5 sweep lesson be more difficult than the level 9 or 10 lessons I did from Muris sad.gif
Ok I will practice the new lesson. Thank you !!


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QUOTE (Opetholic @ May 12 2013, 06:45 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin, I should for a while get away from Muris' sweep lesson. It was starting to drive me crazy. How can a level 5 sweep lesson be more difficult than the level 9 or 10 lessons I did from Muris sad.gif
Ok I will practice the new lesson. Thank you !!


Usually, when I feel like something is not going in the right direction, it means that it needs more time. But why waste that time, when I can do other things to improve my musicianship/ guitar playing, instead of staying stuck and eventually frustrated because I can't reach that level as fast as I thought I would.

Let me know how it goes, ok? What else is up with you man, how's life?


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post May 20 2013, 01:32 PM
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Hey Cosmin here is my take for the new lesson. This lesson is level 6 and Muris lesson is level 5 but this lesson is like 100 times easier than the Muris lesson. The guys who are giving lesson levels really underestimated the Muris lesson, I would like to see them play it at full speed, the whole thing..

Anyway here is the new lesson at 100 bpm. Still need to work hard on it but just letting you know how it is going smile.gif Otherwise life is very busy man, very very busy. How about you ??



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