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Yash
post May 31 2012, 02:07 PM
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Hey Guys, as some of you might know, I just finished school and I have my final competitive exam tomorrow and will be free till college starts. I wont have anything to do but play guitar.

So I want to make the best out of my time and want to come up with such a time table that I could progress fast, very fast. I want to progress what people do in 3 months in just 1 month. As you might know, I am in mentoring under Gabriel, Alex and Cosmin, and I just joined Ben too. So, help me with a nice schedule guys. I leave it all upto you.

Just take care to put in time for sleep during the day so I could be at video chat during night tongue.gif

I dont know where to start. huh.gif


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post May 31 2012, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (Yash @ May 31 2012, 01:07 PM) *
Hey Guys, as some of you might know, I just finished school and I have my final competitive exam tomorrow and will be free till college starts. I wont have anything to do but play guitar.

So I want to make the best out of my time and want to come up with such a time table that I could progress fast, very fast. I want to progress what people do in 3 months in just 1 month. As you might know, I am in mentoring under Gabriel, Alex and Cosmin, and I just joined Ben too. So, help me with a nice schedule guys. I leave it all upto you.

Just take care to put in time for sleep during the day so I could be at video chat during night tongue.gif

I dont know where to start. huh.gif


I do this on a daily basis with two hours of warm-up time. It is hardest on day 1. I recommend giving it a try. I completely restarted my playing last October after finding this site and have been doing this ever since. So far, I have become a much better guitarist/musician, and I recommend using this to shape your schedule as well.

http://picksnlicks.com/Guitar%20Lessons/Ex..._workout_1.html


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post May 31 2012, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 31 2012, 01:25 PM) *
I do this on a daily basis with two hours of warm-up time. It is hardest on day 1. I recommend giving it a try. I completely restarted my playing last October after finding this site and have been doing this ever since. So far, I have become a much better guitarist/musician, and I recommend using this to shape your schedule as well.

http://picksnlicks.com/Guitar%20Lessons/Ex..._workout_1.html


Thanks Nhilist


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post May 31 2012, 02:49 PM
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Here is a simple 2 hour 15 mins per day practice schedule. This kind of thing worked for me at the beginning, although now I have a different type of schedule.

Total time: 2 hours 15 mins per day
30 mins Theory: learn music theory here. Scales, chords, chord progressions, harmony, counterpart .... (I would do this all on paper without the guitar.)
15 mins Warm up
1 hour : Divide it in two 30 mins parts to practice two types of exercises towards a technique you want to develop such as alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, legato playing, rhythm guitar (don't forget rhythm smile.gif ) etc.. Practice with a metronome and start with a reeaaaaaal slow tempo.. You can practice different 2 types of exercises every day for example.
30 mins: Jamming session. Jam with a backing track to develop a sense of rhythm, improvisation, melody ... Try to apply techniques you practice in your solos.

You can always combine this with trying to master some GMC lessons available if you have more time smile.gif

This is a very minimalistic approach. Maybe the instructors can guide you better and/or fine tune this outline smile.gif

Good luck, hope you make some good progress.
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post May 31 2012, 03:20 PM
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Given that you're being mentored by 4 people, you'll have more than enough to do. Quality over quantity.


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post May 31 2012, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ May 31 2012, 10:20 AM) *
Given that you're being mentored by 4 people, you'll have more than enough to do. Quality over quantity.



Just my opinion here, but I certainly agree with this.


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post May 31 2012, 08:08 PM
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yep - you can't rush art smile.gif
I would recommend you include some jam-time to a backing track in your routine. Even if it's only 10 minutes.

Have fun smile.gif

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oh, I see Nihilist has Jammin in his link. Good call. I'd jam everyday though. You can only learn to play by playing.


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post May 31 2012, 09:48 PM
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Don't overkill it mate, just take it slowly - it's the main key to playing fast smile.gif

Warm up! And take every lesson super-slow, then speed up when you're REALLY confident with your playing.

You do NOT want to get a nasty injury caused by playing, believe me smile.gif

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post May 31 2012, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ May 31 2012, 09:48 PM) *
You do NOT want to get a nasty injury caused by playing, believe me smile.gif

Completely agree.


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post Jun 1 2012, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jun 1 2012, 12:38 AM) *
yep - you can't rush art smile.gif
I would recommend you include some jam-time to a backing track in your routine. Even if it's only 10 minutes.

Have fun smile.gif

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oh, I see Nihilist has Jammin in his link. Good call. I'd jam everyday though. You can only learn to play by playing.


Yes, I kinda learn the Holy Wars Verse riff this way.

QUOTE (Dinaga @ Jun 1 2012, 02:18 AM) *
Don't overkill it mate, just take it slowly - it's the main key to playing fast smile.gif

Warm up! And take every lesson super-slow, then speed up when you're REALLY confident with your playing.

You do NOT want to get a nasty injury caused by playing, believe me smile.gif


You're right. Thanks


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post Jun 2 2012, 04:58 AM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 31 2012, 01:25 PM) *
I do this on a daily basis with two hours of warm-up time. It is hardest on day 1. I recommend giving it a try. I completely restarted my playing last October after finding this site and have been doing this ever since. So far, I have become a much better guitarist/musician, and I recommend using this to shape your schedule as well.

http://picksnlicks.com/Guitar%20Lessons/Ex..._workout_1.html



I just opened up that practice routine and WOW is all I can say !!! I cant wait till the weekend so I can try this !!


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post Jun 2 2012, 06:13 AM
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QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jun 2 2012, 03:58 AM) *
I just opened up that practice routine and WOW is all I can say !!! I cant wait till the weekend so I can try this !!


It is pretty awesome. I usually take a day off every week so I can spend the day jamming with other people as opposed to strict studies. It gives me a chance to apply some of what I have learned throughout the week. But sometimes, when no one is around to jam with, I have absolutely no idea as to how I can kill time. Those days are endless voids that drag on forever.


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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 2 2012, 11:28 AM
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Hey Yash smile.gif I will write a few thoughts on this in your thread wink.gif


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Yash
post Jun 2 2012, 11:36 AM
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Hey Cosmin, just headed out to the shops to Check some gear.Using Mobile for posting. I'll keep you updated.


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post Jun 2 2012, 11:50 AM
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Great lil bro wink.gif let me know what you found smile.gif


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