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Alex Feather
post May 14 2012, 03:51 PM
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Hi! Welcome aboard! I am very happy and excited that you've decided to join my mentoring program!
I have a few questions before we will start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am looking forward to start working with you!


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Zink
post May 17 2012, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 14 2012, 02:51 PM) *
Hi! Welcome aboard! I am very happy and excited that you've decided to join my mentoring program!
I have a few questions before we will start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am looking forward to start working with you!

Hi Alex.

Thank you for a fast reply. This makes me feel welcome here at GMC.

Im Sorry i havnt been able to answer you sooner, I've been down with the flue sad.gif

My goals:
To highten my teoretical knowledge and understanding. I know some theory like how chords are contructed and what 3rds 4th and 6th etc. works.
I would like to increase my knowledge the different positions on the fret board to be able to play more freely
I would like to be able to play more melodic, dynamic and to play in relation to the chord progression. At the moment im am strong in most positions of the minor pentatonic scale but i feel limited in my playing because i feel the melody lines gets weak due to lack of the last 2 notes.
I would like to increase my agility and alternate picking speed. (i know less is more, but when you play rock its nice to mix in a killer lick :] )

My weaknesses:
Limited knowledge on the different scale, what they really are and how to use them. (Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, and so forth...)
Being stuck in a bluesy feel (i love the blues, but i want to be able to express other "feelings" on my guitar)
My littlefinger (the pinky :] ) on the left hand. I can use it but not nearly as precise as the others. (gods little joke on guitarist.... born with 4½ fingers :])
Speed on metal rythm triplets (not an important issue for me)

Strong points:
Quick learner
Strong minor pentatonics
Good feel for rythm
basic theretical understanding of how chords are created (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc.)
Knowing that often less is more
Strong interrest and passion for music

Favorit guitar players:
John Petrucci
David Gilmore
Joe Bonamassa
John Mayer
Tommy Emanuel

Looking forward to hearing from you!

- Zink
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post May 17 2012, 05:25 PM
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Awesome! Everybody has problems with pinky it's a hard finger to develop!
I have a cool exercise that will cover a G major scale in all the positions!
It has weird patterns but doing that you will learn scales much faster! smile.gif
Here is the tab
E |----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
B |----------------------------|--------3--7--5-------------|
G |-----------------------5----|--4--2----------------------|
D |-----------5--4--2----------|----------------------------|
A |--------------------3-------|----------------------------|
E |--2--5--3-------------------|----------------------------|


--8--7--5-------------------|----------------------------|
-----------8--8--7--5-------|----------------------------|
-----------------------7----|--5--4----------------------|
----------------------------|--------7--5--4-------------|
----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------7--8----|--10------------------------|
----------------------------|-----7--8--10---------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------5----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|--------------5--7--9-------|
--7--5--3--5--7--8----------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------10-12-14-12-10---|
----------------------------|--10-12-13------------------|
--7--9-----------7--9--11---|----------------------------|
--------5--7--9-------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--13-12-10------------------|-----------------------12---|
----------------------------|--------------9--11-12------|
----------------------------|-----9--10-12---------------|
--------------------9--10---|--12------------------------|
-----------8--10-12---------|----------------------------|


--------12-14-15-14---------|----------------------------|-------||
--13-15-------------17------|--13------------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------14------------------|-------||
-----------------------12---|-----------17---------------|-------||
----------------------------|-----14---------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------------17-15-14-15L--|--15---||

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Attached File  G_major_scale.gp5 ( 2.59K ) Number of downloads: 44

Practice it at a very slow tempo using a metronome!
Let me know if yo have any questions or need help!


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Zink
post May 21 2012, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 17 2012, 04:25 PM) *
Awesome! Everybody has problems with pinky it's a hard finger to develop!
I have a cool exercise that will cover a G major scale in all the positions!
It has weird patterns but doing that you will learn scales much faster! smile.gif
Here is the tab
E |----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
B |----------------------------|--------3--7--5-------------|
G |-----------------------5----|--4--2----------------------|
D |-----------5--4--2----------|----------------------------|
A |--------------------3-------|----------------------------|
E |--2--5--3-------------------|----------------------------|


--8--7--5-------------------|----------------------------|
-----------8--8--7--5-------|----------------------------|
-----------------------7----|--5--4----------------------|
----------------------------|--------7--5--4-------------|
----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------7--8----|--10------------------------|
----------------------------|-----7--8--10---------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------5----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|--------------5--7--9-------|
--7--5--3--5--7--8----------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------10-12-14-12-10---|
----------------------------|--10-12-13------------------|
--7--9-----------7--9--11---|----------------------------|
--------5--7--9-------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--13-12-10------------------|-----------------------12---|
----------------------------|--------------9--11-12------|
----------------------------|-----9--10-12---------------|
--------------------9--10---|--12------------------------|
-----------8--10-12---------|----------------------------|


--------12-14-15-14---------|----------------------------|-------||
--13-15-------------17------|--13------------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------14------------------|-------||
-----------------------12---|-----------17---------------|-------||
----------------------------|-----14---------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------------17-15-14-15L--|--15---||

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Attached File  G_major_scale.gp5 ( 2.59K ) Number of downloads: 44

Practice it at a very slow tempo using a metronome!
Let me know if yo have any questions or need help!


Hi Alex.

Thanks for the lesson I'll start practicing it smile.gif

Please keep sending me a PM when ever you give me a new lesson. This way im sure to see it smile.gif

BR

- Anders
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Alex Feather
post May 22 2012, 07:14 AM
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QUOTE (Zink @ May 21 2012, 01:08 PM) *
Hi Alex.

Thanks for the lesson I'll start practicing it smile.gif

Please keep sending me a PM when ever you give me a new lesson. This way im sure to see it smile.gif

BR

- Anders

Sounds great! Next week we will start getting into more musical assignments! smile.gif
Let me know how your progress is going!


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post Jun 1 2012, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 22 2012, 06:14 AM) *
Sounds great! Next week we will start getting into more musical assignments! smile.gif
Let me know how your progress is going!

Hey Alex.

Nice lesson, but a bit tricky at first due to some of the strange shapes. Nothing that 1 hour and a little pain in the pinky couldn't take care of though smile.gif

Plz send me an Email when the next lesson is ready.

- Anders Zink
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post Jun 2 2012, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jun 1 2012, 08:17 AM) *
Hey Alex.

Nice lesson, but a bit tricky at first due to some of the strange shapes. Nothing that 1 hour and a little pain in the pinky couldn't take care of though smile.gif

Plz send me an Email when the next lesson is ready.

- Anders Zink

I would like you to work on this lesson and if you can post a video or recording of it! It will help me to see if you are practicing it correctly!
Let me know!


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post Jun 2 2012, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 1 2012, 11:45 PM) *
I would like you to work on this lesson and if you can post a video or recording of it! It will help me to see if you are practicing it correctly!
Let me know!

Hey Alex.

I have just bought the POD HD 500 but I'm not sure how to record with it yet. Maybe i shoulod go and buy a webcam.

Thanks for sending me an email. This way I'll be sure to follow our progress smile.gif

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post Jun 2 2012, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jun 2 2012, 04:33 PM) *
Hey Alex.

I have just bought the POD HD 500 but I'm not sure how to record with it yet. Maybe i shoulod go and buy a webcam.

Thanks for sending me an email. This way I'll be sure to follow our progress smile.gif

- Zink

You can get a webcam or just use a garage band to record or any software! I like POD HD a lot! it's a great unit! Let me know how it goes! I will also post a new assignment for you tomorrow! smile.gif


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post Jun 4 2012, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 2 2012, 07:09 PM) *
You can get a webcam or just use a garage band to record or any software! I like POD HD a lot! it's a great unit! Let me know how it goes! I will also post a new assignment for you tomorrow! smile.gif

I have also bought the line6 DT 50 head, with an orange cabinet 4x12".

I would really appriciate any tips and tricks you got for setting up the pod HD500, since this is very new to me and if you have some nice sounds i can download i would love that as well.

What kind of free recording software is available for download ?

Thanks alot for your time.

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post Jun 4 2012, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jun 4 2012, 02:35 PM) *
I have also bought the line6 DT 50 head, with an orange cabinet 4x12".

I would really appriciate any tips and tricks you got for setting up the pod HD500, since this is very new to me and if you have some nice sounds i can download i would love that as well.

What kind of free recording software is available for download ?

Thanks alot for your time.

- Anders

I have never own a POD HD 500 Let me look more into it and ask around!
About software I would suggest Logic! It's as great as protools and you will be really happy with it!


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post Jun 9 2012, 04:53 PM
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Hi! So I did some research and found some tricks and tips about HD 500
I hope that will help!



Here is the forum that explains where to download the patches and what are the best sounding are!
http://line6.com/support/thread/46911

You can also try to look here
http://line6.com/podhd/multi-effects/hdmodels.html

Let me know if you need me to do more searches for you!
You own a very nice device! I know a few people who like it better than anything else and they are really happy with it!
Also a lot of studios are using them now!


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post Jun 10 2012, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 9 2012, 03:53 PM) *
Hi! So I did some research and found some tricks and tips about HD 500
I hope that will help!



Here is the forum that explains where to download the patches and what are the best sounding are!
http://line6.com/support/thread/46911

You can also try to look here
http://line6.com/podhd/multi-effects/hdmodels.html

Let me know if you need me to do more searches for you!
You own a very nice device! I know a few people who like it better than anything else and they are really happy with it!
Also a lot of studios are using them now!

Hi Alex.

Thanks for the research.

I think im gonna like this alot. This is not really a plug and play unit, so i have to spend some time getting used to it
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post Jun 10 2012, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jun 10 2012, 01:58 PM) *
Hi Alex.

Thanks for the research.

I think im gonna like this alot. This is not really a plug and play unit, so i have to spend some time getting used to it
smile.gif

Exactly! I will find more information about it and will post more stuff for you!


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post Jun 22 2012, 07:19 AM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jun 10 2012, 01:58 PM) *
Hi Alex.

Thanks for the research.

I think im gonna like this alot. This is not really a plug and play unit, so i have to spend some time getting used to it
smile.gif

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you are ready for a new assignment! Let me know! smile.gif


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post Jul 3 2012, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 22 2012, 06:19 AM) *
Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you are ready for a new assignment! Let me know! smile.gif

Hello Alex.

I would love to get a new assignment smile.gif
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post Jul 4 2012, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jul 3 2012, 08:55 PM) *
Hello Alex.

I would love to get a new assignment smile.gif

Cool! So I have a backing track for you it's a rock shuffle style!
Standard Blues progression but a little heavier! smile.gif
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/rockshuffle
So the chords are:
E7 - A7 - B7

For this exercise I would like you to play those scales over changes!! smile.gif
Over A7
A Major pentatonic


Over D7

D minor blues pentatonic


Over E7
E minor pentatonic


Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jul 9 2012, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 4 2012, 02:54 PM) *
Cool! So I have a backing track for you it's a rock shuffle style!
Standard Blues progression but a little heavier! smile.gif
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/rockshuffle
So the chords are:
E7 - A7 - B7

For this exercise I would like you to play those scales over changes!! smile.gif
Over A7
A Major pentatonic


Over D7

D minor blues pentatonic


Over E7
E minor pentatonic


Let me know if you have any questions or need help!

Hey Alex.

Cant seem to spot the D7 chord smile.gif
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post Jul 9 2012, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jul 9 2012, 07:56 PM) *
Hey Alex.

Cant seem to spot the D7 chord smile.gif

The chords are changing every 4 bars
so if you will count:
A7 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Than it changes to D7
I hope that makes sense try counting and
Let me know if it works! If not I can try to explain in more details


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post Jul 14 2012, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (Zink @ Jul 9 2012, 07:56 PM) *
Hey Alex.

Cant seem to spot the D7 chord smile.gif

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how everything is going?
Do you have any questions or need help?


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