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Alex Feather
post Jun 13 2012, 01:37 AM
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Hello! I am very excited to start working with you!
I have a few questions for you! It will give me a better idea about your other goals and styles you like!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?


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post Jun 15 2012, 02:19 PM
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Thanks Alex, here you go:

Goals -

being able to play the rhythm to any track (extended chord knowledge, styles with chord fragments/inversions and types of rhythms)

Play fluid solos with a start, middle and end and be able to choose the feel - melodic, aggressive, intense etc

Knowing which scales to use for solos and what to pick when there are several available, and how to blend two or more in the same solo

Weakness -

All of the above, chord knowledge, don't know note/fret, right hand technique is weak, poor rhythm, fingerpicking

Strongest -

Basic chords and scales and know roughly what goes with what. Can AP fairly consistently. Can often work out chords/solos by ear

Hendrix, Blackmore, Carlos, Brian May, Bill Nelson (? smile.gif ), Satriani and fascinated by Petrucci/Vai/Malmsteen but more from a technical perspective


Have done legato exercise with Cosmin, was fine and working on AP'ing chords, not fine but will be smile.gif

I am at the stage where I am happy to commit to practicing a few key things constantly for as long as it takes, to get the benefit in the long run. i'm old enough to not believe in shortcuts anymore!

Have a demanding day job so only get 3-4 hrs/week practice, usually weekends and hotels. But will dedicate all of this to whatever are the best things to learn to make me more rounded as a player.

Best regards,

Martin


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post Jun 16 2012, 12:46 AM
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QUOTE (Marcost @ Jun 15 2012, 01:19 PM) *
Thanks Alex, here you go:

Goals -

being able to play the rhythm to any track (extended chord knowledge, styles with chord fragments/inversions and types of rhythms)

Play fluid solos with a start, middle and end and be able to choose the feel - melodic, aggressive, intense etc

Knowing which scales to use for solos and what to pick when there are several available, and how to blend two or more in the same solo

Weakness -

All of the above, chord knowledge, don't know note/fret, right hand technique is weak, poor rhythm, fingerpicking

Strongest -

Basic chords and scales and know roughly what goes with what. Can AP fairly consistently. Can often work out chords/solos by ear

Hendrix, Blackmore, Carlos, Brian May, Bill Nelson (? smile.gif ), Satriani and fascinated by Petrucci/Vai/Malmsteen but more from a technical perspective


Have done legato exercise with Cosmin, was fine and working on AP'ing chords, not fine but will be smile.gif

I am at the stage where I am happy to commit to practicing a few key things constantly for as long as it takes, to get the benefit in the long run. i'm old enough to not believe in shortcuts anymore!

Have a demanding day job so only get 3-4 hrs/week practice, usually weekends and hotels. But will dedicate all of this to whatever are the best things to learn to make me more rounded as a player.

Best regards,

Martin


Awesome! I am happy to have you on board!
I would like to start with a miracle exercise that will help you to sync your hands and will bring your technique to the next level!
Here is the tab:
E ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G ||o5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|
D ||o--------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|


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--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------------------o|||
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-------------3--3----------|--------------3--3----------|
-------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4----|
o5--5----------------------|--5--5----------------------|
o--------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------3--3----------|--------------3--3---------|||
--------4--4--------4--4----|--------4--4--------4--4---|||
--5--5----------------------|--5--5--------------------o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||


-6--3----------------------|--6--3----------------------|
----------4--6--3----------|-----------4--6--3----------|
o------5-----------5--3----|--------5-----------5--3----|
o--------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------------|


--6--3----------------------|--6--3---------------------|||
-----------4--6--3----------|-----------4--6--3---------|||
--------5-----------5--3----|--------5-----------5--3--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------|||


-6--3--------------------6--3----------------------|
----------4--6--3-----------------4--6--3----------|
o------5-----------5--3--------5-----------5--3----|
o--------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|


--6--3--------------6--3----------------|
--------4-----------------4-------------|
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3----|
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----------------------------------------|


--6--3--------------------6--3----------------------|
-----------4--6--3-----------------4--6--3----------|
--------5-----------5--3--------5-----------5--3----|
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--6--3--------------6--3---------------|||
--------4-----------------4------------|||
-----------5--4--3-----------5--4--3--o|||
--------------------------------------o|||
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-6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
-------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
o---------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
o---------------------------6--5--3----------------|
----------------------------------------------6----|
---------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
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--------6--5--3-----------------------------3--5----|
--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
-----------------6--4--3--3--4--6-------------------|


-----------------------4--6--8--3--4--6-------------|
--------------4--6--8--------------------3--4--6----|
-----3--5--7----------------------------------------|
--6-------------------------------------------------|
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--6--4--3-------------------------------------------|
--------------------6--4--3-------------------------|
-----------7--5--3--------------------7--5--3-------|
-----------------------------6--5--3----------------|
-----------------------------------------------6----|
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----------------------------------------------------|
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--------6--5--3-----------------------------3--5----|
--5--3-----------------------------3--5--6----------|
-----------------6--4--3--3--4--6-------------------|


-----------------------4--6--8--3--4--6------------|||
--------------4--6--8--------------------3--4--6---|||
-----3--5--7--------------------------------------o|||
--6-----------------------------------------------o|||
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Attached File  Hands_workout.gp5 ( 4.5K ) Number of downloads: 45


To get the best results practice it at a slow tempo using a metronome!
You will see progress very very fast! smile.gif
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jun 18 2012, 11:35 AM
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Hi Alex, ok nearly there with this one. Got to go away on business all week so no practice sad.gif

Will post when I'm happy with it smile.gif

Best regards

Martin
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post Jun 18 2012, 11:48 PM
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QUOTE (Marcost @ Jun 18 2012, 10:35 AM) *
Hi Alex, ok nearly there with this one. Got to go away on business all week so no practice sad.gif

Will post when I'm happy with it smile.gif

Best regards

Martin

Sounds great! Looking forward for your take! I will prepare a new assignment for you in the meantime! Will post it in a couple of days! smile.gif


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post Jun 22 2012, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE (Marcost @ Jun 18 2012, 10:35 AM) *
Hi Alex, ok nearly there with this one. Got to go away on business all week so no practice sad.gif

Will post when I'm happy with it smile.gif

Best regards

Martin

I have a new melodic assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready!


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Alex Feather
post Aug 27 2012, 07:50 AM
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Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how things are going? I have a new assignment ready! Let me know and I will post it! smile.gif


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