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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 19 2012, 06:07 PM
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Hey there buddy! Sure you can biggrin.gif Welcome to your own focus building thread smile.gif

First things first - can you tell me a bit about yourself and your music/guitar experience so far? How about the future and your goals?

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post Jun 19 2012, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 19 2012, 06:07 PM) *
Hey there buddy! Sure you can biggrin.gif Welcome to your own focus building thread smile.gif

First things first - can you tell me a bit about yourself and your music/guitar experience so far? How about the future and your goals?

Cosmin



Hi mate, and thanks for putting me up smile.gif

I've been playing now for 8 years now. I have my own band called Paracyst and have written a couple of songs of my own and performed on stage once. I play lead in the band

Huge fan of metal core, so i love bands such as killswitch, all that remains, shadows falls, as i lay dying and groove metal such as devil driver, lamb of god. I also love melodic death metal such as arch enemy and old school thrash like megadeth

Im drawn to complex challenging rifts and shred guitar, with a touch of haunting melody tongue.gif hehe

Skill wise i can alternate pick quite well, sweep ok, and i've just begun to tap. I do need to tighten up a bit though as i can be sloppy in my playing
I play in drop c
My theory knowledge consists of the 7 modes of the natural major scale

My goals are to write more interesting and complex rifts and solos
Currently, what i' ve written in the past (and most of my stuff is 2 years old haha, except the lead which is recent) is very basic. No real interesting rythmes or progressions, 4/4 and really with even note speeds.

I really want to get to state where i can write songs of the same caliba and level as the bands mentioned. i also want to be come a better shredder/ lead and add more depth to my songs

i could upload some stuff i've previously done if you like? though i dont know how to upload the recordings?



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post Jun 20 2012, 09:46 AM
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Howdy man!

we can take care of everything, but indeed, recordings would be of great help, so we can have a good idea where you're at and what we should start with smile.gif

Tell me, are they uploaded anywhere, or are they mp3s on your PC?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 20 2012, 09:46 AM) *
Howdy man!

we can take care of everything, but indeed, recordings would be of great help, so we can have a good idea where you're at and what we should start with smile.gif

Tell me, are they uploaded anywhere, or are they mp3s on your PC?

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At the moment just MP3s on my machine smile.gif


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QUOTE (Narzsa @ Jun 20 2012, 10:40 AM) *
At the moment just MP3s on my machine smile.gif


Hey man, you can upload them by using the 'Browse' -> Upload button at the bottom of the field where you write back to this message biggrin.gif let me know if you have troubles ok?

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post Jun 21 2012, 12:26 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 20 2012, 10:42 PM) *
Hey man, you can upload them by using the 'Browse' -> Upload button at the bottom of the field where you write back to this message biggrin.gif let me know if you have troubles ok?

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Haha, fair dues i ll upload them for you smile.gif

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Hey matey! smile.gif Just listened to your recordings and here's what I have observed:

- you have a good grip on timing
- the formulas are nice and the ideas have direction

I suggest we work on

- building up your leads - technique, phrasing articulation and applying theoretical concepts smile.gif
- rhythmic concepts - so that you will diversify your chops and ideas in this field as well

Tell me man, how much time can you dedicate to guitar/ music each day?

all the best

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 21 2012, 07:50 AM) *
Hey matey! smile.gif Just listened to your recordings and here's what I have observed:

- you have a good grip on timing
- the formulas are nice and the ideas have direction

I suggest we work on

- building up your leads - technique, phrasing articulation and applying theoretical concepts smile.gif
- rhythmic concepts - so that you will diversify your chops and ideas in this field as well

Tell me man, how much time can you dedicate to guitar/ music each day?

all the best

Cosmin



Cheers mate and that sounds awesome smile.gif

I listen to music nearly most days whilst im at work or travelling
As for play i practice with the band twice a week for a couple of hours and i practice by myself mon-fri for a good two hours when i get in from work


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post Jun 22 2012, 02:01 PM
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Since you can play drop C biggrin.gif I will invite you into the world of Metal Metrics - a series of lessons I have done, dedicated to drop tunings tongue.gif

Take a look and let's start here - pick whichever you like better and we shall discuss and disect it wink.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/metal+metrics/

what say you?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 22 2012, 02:01 PM) *
Since you can play drop C biggrin.gif I will invite you into the world of Metal Metrics - a series of lessons I have done, dedicated to drop tunings tongue.gif

Take a look and let's start here - pick whichever you like better and we shall discuss and disect it wink.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/metal+metrics/

what say you?

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Hi Cosmin,

Shall we start with one? smile.gif


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Oh yes! My favorite one biggrin.gif Let's see you kick some serious behind!


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Hi Cosim,

This is how far i've gotten it so far. Its still not perfect. My biggest problem seems to be switch from the licks back into that rythme

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QUOTE (Narzsa @ Jul 8 2012, 03:00 PM) *
Hi Cosim,

This is how far i've gotten it so far. Its still not perfect. My biggest problem seems to be switch from the licks back into that rythme


Oh, that one is trickier indeed smile.gif You got the parts, but there are quite a few issues with timing here and there. I would suggest recording at 75% out of the original tempo. Shall we discuss on that take? smile.gif Focus on playing as clean and in time as possible on the slow one, ok?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 9 2012, 02:18 PM) *
Oh, that one is trickier indeed smile.gif You got the parts, but there are quite a few issues with timing here and there. I would suggest recording at 75% out of the original tempo. Shall we discuss on that take? smile.gif Focus on playing as clean and in time as possible on the slow one, ok?

Cosmin


Hi Cosim, here it is at 75% smile.gif
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Hey man smile.gif this is a lot better!

I have heard the issues which still linger:

- the licks linking the riffs are a bit out of timing - more slow practice will solve this for certain wink.gif
- the high pitched chord in the breakdown has some wrong note in it - check out the tab and make sure you are using the right notes smile.gif

Practice until you can have the best take and send it here, having in mind the things above wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 10 2012, 11:31 AM) *
Hey man smile.gif this is a lot better!

I have heard the issues which still linger:

- the licks linking the riffs are a bit out of timing - more slow practice will solve this for certain wink.gif
- the high pitched chord in the breakdown has some wrong note in it - check out the tab and make sure you are using the right notes smile.gif

Practice until you can have the best take and send it here, having in mind the things above wink.gif

What say you?

Cosmin



Cheers buddy, i ll have round two for you soon biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Narzsa @ Jul 10 2012, 10:42 AM) *
Cheers buddy, i ll have round two for you soon biggrin.gif

Alright bro!


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 10 2012, 02:25 PM) *
Alright bro!



Hey mate, sorry for the delay, we have a gig this saturday so i ve been busy prepping biggrin.gif
But here it is as promised smile.gif
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Hey amigo!

Much better wink.gif still a little bit of improvement in execution which can be done, but it is much better in what regards flow and you also corrected the note in the dissonant chord from the breakdown section.

I would like to add that in the part which prepares the breakdown, there is a spot where you didn't palm mute the chords and it sounds a bit thin, check out the original lesson and palm mute there please wink.gif

The devil is in the details! Keep this in mind and you will never go wrong with any piece!

Let's get it up to speed and with the backing track - tight and mean ok? Pay close attention to the groove and the drums smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 19 2012, 10:18 AM) *
Hey amigo!

Much better wink.gif still a little bit of improvement in execution which can be done, but it is much better in what regards flow and you also corrected the note in the dissonant chord from the breakdown section.

I would like to add that in the part which prepares the breakdown, there is a spot where you didn't palm mute the chords and it sounds a bit thin, check out the original lesson and palm mute there please wink.gif

The devil is in the details! Keep this in mind and you will never go wrong with any piece!

Let's get it up to speed and with the backing track - tight and mean ok? Pay close attention to the groove and the drums smile.gif

Cosmin



Haha, yea i noticed i was playing the dissonant chord 2 fretts up previously and incorrectly

Will do Cosim, i ll get a cracking smile.gif


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