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Alex Feather
post Jun 15 2012, 08:40 AM
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Hi Jesse I am very happy that you have decided to join!!!
Here is a few questions!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am looking forward to start mentoring you!


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post Jun 15 2012, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 15 2012, 09:40 AM) *
Hi Jesse I am very happy that you have decided to join!!!

No problem! Am looking forward to learn, and actually have free time to spend on the guitar... college is ending within the month so ill have loads!


Here is a few questions!
-What are your goals?

I've got one uber goal: be able to play whatever I want to play - when I want to play it + be able to instantly improvise over any chord progression when I see one. That means that I want to be able to play super sweetly with great phrasing somewhat like Robben Ford, but also want to be able to put some shred runs in there like Eric Johnson or Guthrie Govan's fast stuff. Pretty much anything! I would love to end up being somewhere along the lines of Eric Johnson + Guthrie Govan + Robben Ford + Joe Pass + Kurt Rosenwinkel + Al Di Meola + Andreas Oberg.... I love the blues, jazz, fusion, gypsy, manouche, swing, western swing.... it's all great! On the shorter term, I would love to be able to play a bit more fusion, like you showed us/me last time in the video chat!




-What is your weakness?


My weakness is definitely hand synchronization, and moving around the fretboard fluently - I tend to stay in one or two positions when playing.

-What is your strongest point?

I'd say one of my strongest points is feel and phrasing, I love to create nice melodies and am somewhat able to do that!


-Your favorite guitar players?

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Angus Young(haha!) - Robben Ford - Andreas Oberg - Guthrie Govan - John Scofield - Matt Schofield - Joe Bonamassa - Rory Gallagher - Kurt Rosenwinkel - Ted Greene - Joe Pass - Masaaki Kishibe - Stephen Bruton - Albert Lee - Russ Barenberg. And I am sure I forgot loads!


I am looking forward to start mentoring you!

I am looking forward to it as well! Here is a video of me playing Hey Joe (there are more videos on my channel stratozenfan) which is a bit blues-shreddy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNkWFAfDfzw


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post Jun 16 2012, 01:03 AM
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Very nice playing on Hey Joe! Good job!
So for the first assignment I would like to start getting into improvisation it's seems like your main goal!
Here is a blues shuffle backing track! I will create assignments based on it!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/rockshuffle

It's a standard blues in A
so the chords are A7 - D7 -E7
I would like you to play:
A minor pentatonic in this position over A7


Over D7 D minor pentatonic in this position


E minor pentatonic over E7


I would like you to hit all the changes try to be as melodic as you can and create some cool combinations of those pentatonics!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!

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post Jun 20 2012, 05:19 PM
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Is it bad if I slip in some chromatics/blue notes? Im used to doing that, and going back to strict minor penta is really hard for me now:P


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post Jun 21 2012, 06:29 AM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jun 20 2012, 04:19 PM) *
Is it bad if I slip in some chromatics/blue notes? Im used to doing that, and going back to strict minor penta is really hard for me now:P

If you want to use some blues notes it's absolutely fine! Just make sure you are staying in the shapes I gave you!


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post Jul 1 2012, 05:43 PM
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Hey ive got vacation on thursday, so Ill love to help with your new plan!


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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 1 2012, 04:43 PM) *
Hey ive got vacation on thursday, so Ill love to help with your new plan!

Sounds great! It should be out by than I will let you know! Thank you very much!


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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 1 2012, 04:43 PM) *
Hey ive got vacation on thursday, so Ill love to help with your new plan!

Hi Jesse how are you doing? Are you ready for a new challenge? I also wanted to let you know that on monday I will let you know about my instructional program and we can start working on it!


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Hey whatsup, ehm yeah Ill record a blues take in a bit!


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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 8 2012, 03:46 PM) *
Hey whatsup, ehm yeah Ill record a blues take in a bit!

Hi! I just wanted to check and see how are you doing?? Do you have any questions or need help? Let me know!

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I find it hard to be happy with my takes! Because Im used to flowing around boxes, it's hard to go back to the more simple approach and make that sound good, which is a good thing to work on!


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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 11 2012, 09:00 PM) *
I find it hard to be happy with my takes! Because Im used to flowing around boxes, it's hard to go back to the more simple approach and make that sound good, which is a good thing to work on!

It is very good! When I was studying guitar I noticed it too! It was very hard for me to play simple things! Its a really good exercise! Let me know if I can help you with anything!


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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 11 2012, 09:00 PM) *
I find it hard to be happy with my takes! Because Im used to flowing around boxes, it's hard to go back to the more simple approach and make that sound good, which is a good thing to work on!

Just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jul 21 2012, 05:33 AM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 11 2012, 09:00 PM) *
I find it hard to be happy with my takes! Because Im used to flowing around boxes, it's hard to go back to the more simple approach and make that sound good, which is a good thing to work on!

Hello! I have a new assignment for you! Let me know if you are ready! smile.gif


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post Jul 23 2012, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 11 2012, 09:00 PM) *
I find it hard to be happy with my takes! Because Im used to flowing around boxes, it's hard to go back to the more simple approach and make that sound good, which is a good thing to work on!

Hi! Do you remember I have been talking about a cool workout exercise?
Here it is! It will help you to master modes plus will bring your alternative picking to the next level! smile.gif
Modes being used:
F# Locrian - G major - A dorian - B phrygian - C Lydian - D mixolydian - E minor
Here it is!
E ||----------------------------------------------3----|
B ||-------------------------------------3--5--7-------|
G ||o---------------------------2--4--5----------------|
D ||o------------------2--4--5-------------------------|
A ||----------2--3--5----------------------------------|
E ||-2--3--5-------------------------------------------|


--5--7--5--3---------------------------------------|||---|---|||
--------------7--5--3------------------------------|||---|---|||
-----------------------5--4--2--------------------o|||o--|--o|||
--------------------------------5--4--2-----------o|||o--|--o|||
-----------------------------------------5--3--2---|||---|---|||
---------------------------------------------------|||---|---|||


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


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


----------------------------------------------7----|
-------------------------------------7--8--10------|
o---------------------------5--7--9----------------|
o------------------5--7--9-------------------------|
----------5--7--9----------------------------------|
-5--7--8-------------------------------------------|


--8--10-8--7---------------------------------------||----|----||
--------------10-8--7------------------------------||----|----||
-----------------------9--7--5--------------------o||----|----||
--------------------------------9--7--5-----------o||----|----||
-----------------------------------------9--7--5---||----|----||
---------------------------------------------------||----|----||


----------------------------------------------8----|
-------------------------------------8--10-12------|
o---------------------------7--9--11---------------|
o------------------7--9--10------------------------|
----------7--9--10---------------------------------|
-7--8--10------------------------------------------|


--10-12-10-8---------------------------------------||----|----||
--------------12-10-8------------------------------||----|----||
-----------------------11-9--7--------------------o||----|----||
--------------------------------10-9--7-----------o||----|----||
-----------------------------------------10-9--7---||----|----||
---------------------------------------------------||----|----||


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


--12-14-12-10--------------------------------------||----|----||
--------------13-12-10-----------------------------||----|----||
-----------------------12-11-9--------------------o||----|----||
--------------------------------12-10-9-----------o||----|----||
-----------------------------------------12-10-9---||----|----||
---------------------------------------------------||----|----||


----------------------------------------------12---|
-------------------------------------12-13-15------|
o---------------------------11-12-14---------------|
o------------------10-12-14------------------------|
----------10-12-14---------------------------------|
-10-12-14------------------------------------------|


--14-15-14-12--------------------------------------||----|----||
--------------15-14-12-----------------------------||----|----||
-----------------------14-12-11-------------------o||----|----||
--------------------------------14-12-10----------o||----|----||
-----------------------------------------14-12-10--||----|----||
---------------------------------------------------||----|----||


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-------------------------------------13-15-17------|
o---------------------------12-14-16---------------|
o------------------12-14-16------------------------|
----------12-14-15---------------------------------|
-12-14-15------------------------------------------|


--15-17-15-14--------------------------------------||----|----|
--------------17-15-13-----------------------------||----|----|
-----------------------16-14-12-------------------o||----|----|
--------------------------------16-14-12----------o||----|----|
-----------------------------------------15-14-12--||----|----|
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--------------------12-14-16------------------------|
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--12-14-15------------------------------------------|


--15-17-15-14---------------------------------------|
--------------17-15-13------------------------------|
-----------------------16-14-12---------------------|
--------------------------------16-14-12------------|
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--------------------------------------12-13-15------|
-----------------------------11-12-14---------------|
--------------------10-12-14------------------------|
-----------10-12-14---------------------------------|
--10-12-14------------------------------------------|


--14-15-14-12---------------------------------------|
--------------15-14-12------------------------------|
-----------------------14-12-11---------------------|
--------------------------------14-12-10------------|
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--------------------------------------10-12-13------|
-----------------------------9--11-12---------------|
--------------------9--10-12------------------------|
-----------9--10-12---------------------------------|
--8--10-12------------------------------------------|


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


-----------------------------------------------8----|
--------------------------------------8--10-12------|
-----------------------------7--9--11---------------|
--------------------7--9--10------------------------|
-----------7--9--10---------------------------------|
--7--8--10------------------------------------------|


--10-12-10-8----------------------------------------|
--------------12-10-8-------------------------------|
-----------------------11-9--7----------------------|
--------------------------------10-9--7-------------|
-----------------------------------------10-9--7----|
----------------------------------------------------|


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


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


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


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


----------------------------------------------3----|
-------------------------------------3--5--7-------|
o---------------------------2--4--5----------------|
o------------------2--4--5-------------------------|
----------2--3--5----------------------------------|
-2--3--5-------------------------------------------|


--5--7--5--3---------------------------------------|||
--------------7--5--3------------------------------|||
-----------------------5--4--2--------------------o|||
--------------------------------5--4--2-----------o|||
-----------------------------------------5--3--2---|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


----------------------------------------------7----|
-------------------------------------7--8--10------|
o---------------------------5--7--9----------------|
o------------------5--7--9-------------------------|
----------5--7--9----------------------------------|
-5--7--8-------------------------------------------|


--8--10-8--7---------------------------------------|||
--------------10-8--7------------------------------|||
-----------------------9--7--5--------------------o|||
--------------------------------9--7--5-----------o|||
-----------------------------------------9--7--5---|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


----------------------------------------------8----|
-------------------------------------8--10-12------|
o---------------------------7--9--11---------------|
o------------------7--9--10------------------------|
----------7--9--10---------------------------------|
-7--8--10------------------------------------------|


--10-12-10-8---------------------------------------|||
--------------12-10-8------------------------------|||
-----------------------11-9--7--------------------o|||
--------------------------------10-9--7-----------o|||
-----------------------------------------10-9--7---|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


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


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


----------------------------------------------12---|
-------------------------------------12-13-15------|
o---------------------------11-12-14---------------|
o------------------10-12-14------------------------|
----------10-12-14---------------------------------|
-10-12-14------------------------------------------|


--14-15-14-12--------------------------------------|||
--------------15-14-12-----------------------------|||
-----------------------14-12-11-------------------o|||
--------------------------------14-12-10----------o|||
-----------------------------------------14-12-10--|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


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-------------------------------------13-15-17------|
o---------------------------12-14-16---------------|
o------------------12-14-16------------------------|
----------12-14-15---------------------------------|
-12-14-15------------------------------------------|


--15-17-15-14--------------------------------------||
--------------17-15-13-----------------------------||
-----------------------16-14-12-------------------o||
--------------------------------16-14-12----------o||
-----------------------------------------15-14-12--||
---------------------------------------------------||


-----------------------------------------------3----|
--------------------------------------3--5--7-------|
-----------------------------2--4--5----------------|
--------------------2--4--5-------------------------|
-----------2--3--5----------------------------------|
--2--3--5-------------------------------------------|


--5--7--5--3----------------------------------------|-------||
--------------7--5--3-------------------------------|-------||
-----------------------5--4--2----------------------|-------||
--------------------------------5--4--2-------------|-------||
-----------------------------------------5--3--2----|-------||
----------------------------------------------------|--3----||

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I would like you to start by getting use to those shapes and when you will be learning them try to call out notes it will help you to master the neck better!
And here is a cool part of this exercise!
I played a track and would like you to play along with me! This exercise will help you with picking technique!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/modes-workout

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


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Hey! How are you doing? I just wanted to follow up and see if you are ready for a new challenge?


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