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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 19 2012, 06:09 PM
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Well, since this is your lab tongue.gif let's see what we shall scheme about in it laugh.gif

Tell me everything I need to know about your goals/ past experience, regarding guitar playing and musicianship!

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post Jun 25 2012, 08:13 PM
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Hey Cosmin,

Well, I am from the Netherlands and I play the guitar for about 4 years intensive now.
I learned to play guitar through youtube,justinguitar etc.. and now at GMC !

I play in a progressive metal band called Infinitum : https://www.facebook.com/Infinutum
My goals are perfect vibrato and bendings ( the person that inspires me the most in this is marcus lavendell ).

I think there is a huge gap between my guitar playing and theory that needs to be filled, but there is so much to find on
the internet that I sometimes can't find the motivation for it.

Greetz from the Netherlands


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post Jun 26 2012, 09:40 AM
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Howdy Marc! So, shall we focus on articulation and applied theory? smile.gif

I would very much like to hear you play some bending/ vibrato oriented stuff, so i could know where we are and then we can start exploring and learning together wink.gif

What say you?

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post Jun 26 2012, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 26 2012, 08:40 AM) *
Howdy Marc! So, shall we focus on articulation and applied theory? smile.gif

I would very much like to hear you play some bending/ vibrato oriented stuff, so i could know where we are and then we can start exploring and learning together wink.gif

What say you?

Cosmin


Deal, I will try to do a bending/vibrato lesson and post it in here.
Edit : I remember having the solo in d on my pc, its audio only, Ill try to find it biggrin.gif
Thanks for taking the time to help me out !

Grtz Marc

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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jun 26 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Deal, I will try to do a bending/vibrato lesson and post it in here.
Edit : I remember having the solo in d on my pc, its audio only, Ill try to find it biggrin.gif
Thanks for taking the time to help me out !

Grtz Marc


http://soundcloud.com/marc-thalen/mentoring-program-cosmin-lupo
Here it is


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Howdy Marc! The take is generally good, but you tend to be a little harsh with vibrato and bending by rushing them a bit and thus, with bending, going a bit over the pitch.

I would like you to try and tackle this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/The-Vo...Of-Your-Guitar/ it is FULL of little bends and articulation elements which will require a lot of attention smile.gif It's all about the details wink.gif

what do you think - shall we start with this and in parallel analyze the theoretical context on which it is based?

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post Jun 27 2012, 03:46 PM
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Hell yeah, I am on it wink.gif


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post Jun 27 2012, 10:45 PM
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Awesomeness wink.gif


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post Jul 2 2012, 10:19 AM
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Well' I think I got it but the intonation I think of my guitar is weird
when I play my D string open it is in tune, but at the 12th fret its higher.
I play trough an rg550.


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Uh, that sounds like an intonation problem all the way sad.gif I think you should take it to a tech so it should be adjusted!


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even though, Ill try to record it this week. may sound a little false on one string..


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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 2 2012, 10:28 AM) *
even though, Ill try to record it this week. may sound a little false on one string..


Ok mate, if you want to record and post here - I got nothing against it wink.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 2 2012, 02:42 PM) *
Ok mate, if you want to record and post here - I got nothing against it wink.gif


Is it cool that I record it acoustic or unplugged electric, because my x3 power supply is lost.
and yes my guitar is still false intonated. Maybe I can record direct in with my cable, hmm ill try something right now !


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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 8 2012, 07:19 PM) *
Is it cool that I record it acoustic or unplugged electric, because my x3 power supply is lost.
and yes my guitar is still false intonated. Maybe I can record direct in with my cable, hmm ill try something right now !


can't get it to rec without my dear x3, my line in is laggy. maybe we can do some theory in the meanwhile ^^, ?
I am trying to get my cable sunday ( think I left in in rehearsal room ) otherwise I need to buy a new one.



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Ahoy Marc! No problem man, it's good to be flexible and get to other things while waiting for the right conditions for recording smile.gif

What would you like to discuss about theory? Let's start with your most ardent questions in this field and we shall develop from that point wink.gif

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post Jul 9 2012, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 9 2012, 12:07 PM) *
Ahoy Marc! No problem man, it's good to be flexible and get to other things while waiting for the right conditions for recording smile.gif

What would you like to discuss about theory? Let's start with your most ardent questions in this field and we shall develop from that point wink.gif

Cosmin


I would like to make a clean start because I have heard lots of different methods concerning theory, I already know small pieces of the puzzle but I would like to start all over again so maybe it would make sense then biggrin.gif
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Perfect!

I would start with understanding the major scale - what do you know about the major scale so far?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 9 2012, 02:23 PM) *
Perfect!

I would start with understanding the major scale - what do you know about the major scale so far?


I know its the main scale of everything, and have tried to learn it with modes (?!?) I guess.
though I can't master it. I think over the couple of years I play I have tried to learn it like a 100 times.
but never in a clean way.



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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 9 2012, 06:36 PM) *
I know its the main scale of everything, and have tried to learn it with modes (?!?) I guess.
though I can't master it. I think over the couple of years I play I have tried to learn it like a 100 times.
but never in a clean way.


Well, the idea is that you have to understand its structure first

C D E F G A B C

C-D - whole step
D-E - whole step
E-F - half step
F-G - whole step
G-A - whole step
A-B - whole step
B-C - half step

You must first be able to internalize the sounds of the scale before playing it in various contexts smile.gif

Here's what I suggest:

1) Localize all the C notes on the neck
2) Play and sing in the same time all the intervals above starting from each of the C notes you have found!
3) Start your metronome at about 70 BPM - for each whole note, play and sing a C note randomly on the neck. Do this exercise with all the notes of the C major scale smile.gif Raise speed once you are getting faster at recognizing them!

You have 3 days biggrin.gif

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post Jul 10 2012, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 10 2012, 10:10 AM) *
Well, the idea is that you have to understand its structure first

C D E F G A B C

C-D - whole step
D-E - whole step
E-F - half step
F-G - whole step
G-A - whole step
A-B - whole step
B-C - half step

You must first be able to internalize the sounds of the scale before playing it in various contexts smile.gif

Here's what I suggest:

1) Localize all the C notes on the neck
2) Play and sing in the same time all the intervals above starting from each of the C notes you have found!
3) Start your metronome at about 70 BPM - for each whole note, play and sing a C note randomly on the neck. Do this exercise with all the notes of the C major scale smile.gif Raise speed once you are getting faster at recognizing them!

You have 3 days biggrin.gif

Cosmin


allright Sir !


QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 10 2012, 10:20 AM) *
allright Sir !


What I am hearing is like do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do


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