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Alex Feather
post Jun 28 2012, 12:12 AM
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Hello Genie! am glad you have decided to join my program! I have a few questions before we can start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am very excited to work with you!!!


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post Jun 28 2012, 04:55 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 27 2012, 11:12 PM) *
Hello Genie! am glad you have decided to join my program! I have a few questions before we can start!
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am very excited to work with you!!!




Hi Alex!

Thanks for the quick reply! Here are my thoughts in answer to your questions:

I. My goals:

1) Finish learning the lead guitar for Obsession Confession by Slash and Marta Sanchez. (I'm 75% there).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vodms6Pwf6I (acoustic version)

2) Improve playing of that lead guitar part to be fast enough to play at tempo.

3) Learn to play the rock version on electric guitar and learn what equipment I need and how to play to get the tone and sound for that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-hspdFHVTc (rock version)

4) Understand what I need to know to be able to play the rock version at an open mic with professional band musicians who are friends and willing to work with me and new music.

5) Get assistance in creating a backing track for both versions so I can play out on my own at coffee houses.

II. My greatest weakness:

The strength and dexterity in my fretting hand ring finger and pinky is lagging when playing fast notes or barre chords.

III. My greatest strength:

I have a good ear and strong rhythm and timing.

IV. My favorite guitartists:

Right now I am very into Carlos Santana because he has a great latin groove and plays with artistry and feeling. I love Jesse Cook whose technical playing and musicality in the new flamenco style makes me want to pick up my guitar and practice. Slash's latin/flamenco rock music is the perfect blend of both and he has inspired me to accomplish the goal of playing Obsession Confession with expertise. In moments when I am craving contemporary jazz, I love to hear George Benson and Gil Parris.

I hope this is helpful!

Many thanks,
Genie

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post Jun 29 2012, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jun 28 2012, 03:55 AM) *
Hi Alex!

Thanks for the quick reply! Here are my thoughts in answer to your questions:

I. My goals:

1) Finish learning the lead guitar for Obsession Confession by Slash and Marta Sanchez. (I'm 75% there).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vodms6Pwf6I (acoustic version)

2) Improve playing of that lead guitar part to be fast enough to play at tempo.

3) Learn to play the rock version on electric guitar and learn what equipment I need and how to play to get the tone and sound for that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-hspdFHVTc (rock version)

4) Understand what I need to know to be able to play the rock version at an open mic with professional band musicians who are friends and willing to work with me and new music.

5) Get assistance in creating a backing track for both versions so I can play out on my own at coffee houses.

II. My greatest weakness:

The strength and dexterity in my fretting hand ring finger and pinky is lagging when playing fast notes or barre chords.

III. My greatest strength:

I have a good ear and strong rhythm and timing.

IV. My favorite guitartists:

Right now I am very into Carlos Santana because he has a great latin groove and plays with artistry and feeling. I love Jesse Cook whose technical playing and musicality in the new flamenco style makes me want to pick up my guitar and practice. Slash's latin/flamenco rock music is the perfect blend of both and he has inspired me to accomplish the goal of playing Obsession Confession with expertise. In moments when I am craving contemporary jazz, I love to hear George Benson and Gil Parris.

I hope this is helpful!

Many thanks,
Genie

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 and will help you with the pinky!
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 ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|


----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||


-------------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|||
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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----|
----------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------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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Guitar Pro

Attached File  Hands_workout.gp5 ( 4.5K ) Number of downloads: 50

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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Genieinabottle
post Jul 1 2012, 12:02 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jun 29 2012, 07:04 AM) *
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 and will help you with the pinky!
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 ||---------------------------|----------------------------------------|


----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--o|||
----------------------------|--------------------------------------o|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||
----------------------------|---------------------------------------|||


-------------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----|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|


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


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


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


----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------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-------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


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


----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------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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Guitar Pro

Attached File  Hands_workout.gp5 ( 4.5K ) Number of downloads: 50

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 Jul 1 2012, 12:53 AM
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Hi Alex!

Thanks for sending the exercise for developing my pinky and ring finger. I'm new to Guitar Pro since I have only used Power Tab to help me figure out how to play a song, but Power Tab would not open your file. I looked into it all and decided to go ahead and get Guitar Pro 6. Downloading the sound files took a VERY long time blink.gif but it was totally worth it. The software is impressive and now I am completely set up with being able to practice full on.

I've put the metronome down to 30 to start with as I'm familiarizing myself with the piece, and will give it some good practice this week. I will let you know how I do.

Thanks again,
Genie
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post Jul 1 2012, 03:17 AM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jun 30 2012, 11:53 PM) *
Hi Alex!

Thanks for sending the exercise for developing my pinky and ring finger. I'm new to Guitar Pro since I have only used Power Tab to help me figure out how to play a song, but Power Tab would not open your file. I looked into it all and decided to go ahead and get Guitar Pro 6. Downloading the sound files took a VERY long time blink.gif but it was totally worth it. The software is impressive and now I am completely set up with being able to practice full on.

I've put the metronome down to 30 to start with as I'm familiarizing myself with the piece, and will give it some good practice this week. I will let you know how I do.

Thanks again,
Genie

Sounds great! Guitar Pro is a very nice program and it really helps! I am glad you are enjoying the exercise! Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jul 7 2012, 05:43 AM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jun 30 2012, 11:53 PM) *
Hi Alex!

Thanks for sending the exercise for developing my pinky and ring finger. I'm new to Guitar Pro since I have only used Power Tab to help me figure out how to play a song, but Power Tab would not open your file. I looked into it all and decided to go ahead and get Guitar Pro 6. Downloading the sound files took a VERY long time blink.gif but it was totally worth it. The software is impressive and now I am completely set up with being able to practice full on.

I've put the metronome down to 30 to start with as I'm familiarizing myself with the piece, and will give it some good practice this week. I will let you know how I do.

Thanks again,
Genie


I just wanted to follow up! Are you ready for a new melodic challenge?
Let me know!


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post Jul 14 2012, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jun 30 2012, 11:53 PM) *
Hi Alex!

Thanks for sending the exercise for developing my pinky and ring finger. I'm new to Guitar Pro since I have only used Power Tab to help me figure out how to play a song, but Power Tab would not open your file. I looked into it all and decided to go ahead and get Guitar Pro 6. Downloading the sound files took a VERY long time blink.gif but it was totally worth it. The software is impressive and now I am completely set up with being able to practice full on.

I've put the metronome down to 30 to start with as I'm familiarizing myself with the piece, and will give it some good practice this week. I will let you know how I do.

Thanks again,
Genie

Hi! Just checking to see how are you doing? Any questions???


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post Jul 15 2012, 05:48 AM
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Hi Alex,

I began to practice the exercise you gave me, and the last section is a bit daunting, so I've been doing it in bite size pieces while I practice some other songs. I've been working on Spanish Romance parts 1 and 2 which I've learned but now have to get at tempo. I'm also trying to learn the rest of Obsession Confession and get that to tempo as well. I believe the exercise you gave me will help me strengthen the pinky and ring finger and build up speed ultimately?

Thanks,
Genie
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post Jul 17 2012, 05:38 AM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jul 15 2012, 04:48 AM) *
Hi Alex,

I began to practice the exercise you gave me, and the last section is a bit daunting, so I've been doing it in bite size pieces while I practice some other songs. I've been working on Spanish Romance parts 1 and 2 which I've learned but now have to get at tempo. I'm also trying to learn the rest of Obsession Confession and get that to tempo as well. I believe the exercise you gave me will help me strengthen the pinky and ring finger and build up speed ultimately?

Thanks,
Genie

This exercise will help you develop your hands strength, you will also improve your technique!
I would like to start getting into improvisation a little bit more or would you like to get more exercises?
The exercise you can use as a warm up just do it everyday in the morning and at night and you will see results very fast!
Let me know and I will post a new assignment right away!


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post Jul 21 2012, 06:05 AM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jul 15 2012, 04:48 AM) *
Hi Alex,

I began to practice the exercise you gave me, and the last section is a bit daunting, so I've been doing it in bite size pieces while I practice some other songs. I've been working on Spanish Romance parts 1 and 2 which I've learned but now have to get at tempo. I'm also trying to learn the rest of Obsession Confession and get that to tempo as well. I believe the exercise you gave me will help me strengthen the pinky and ring finger and build up speed ultimately?

Thanks,
Genie

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing? Do you have any questions or need help with anything?


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post Jul 24 2012, 05:09 AM
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Hi Alex,

Yes, I am interested in improvisation and enjoy that kind of creative challenge, especially from a mentor such as yourself. I am feeling strongly motivated right now, though, to focus on improving my technique and speed so that I can play the Slash Obsession Confession song well (if you don't mind my obsession on this goal just a bit smile.gif ).

Here is what is happening: This is a very fast song and I am far from playing at tempo. I'm finding that when I play the descending scale part of the song very slowly, my technique is good. When I try and play faster, my hand and wrist and arm all tense up, and my pinky goes straight out instead of remaining curved. Additionally my finger placement is all over the fret spaces rather than nicely placed behind the fret metal. I've been practicing this piece for a long time periodically using a metronome to increase speed while I've been trying to learn it, but I don't know how to get faster while still keeping relaxed and good technique. I also have to be careful with the area of my wrist on the inside portion directly below the pinky on my fretting hand because I injured it from playing too much or too hard or something and it took months to heal. Any advice to help with all of this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Genie
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post Jul 25 2012, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Jul 24 2012, 04:09 AM) *
Hi Alex,

Yes, I am interested in improvisation and enjoy that kind of creative challenge, especially from a mentor such as yourself. I am feeling strongly motivated right now, though, to focus on improving my technique and speed so that I can play the Slash Obsession Confession song well (if you don't mind my obsession on this goal just a bit smile.gif ).

Here is what is happening: This is a very fast song and I am far from playing at tempo. I'm finding that when I play the descending scale part of the song very slowly, my technique is good. When I try and play faster, my hand and wrist and arm all tense up, and my pinky goes straight out instead of remaining curved. Additionally my finger placement is all over the fret spaces rather than nicely placed behind the fret metal. I've been practicing this piece for a long time periodically using a metronome to increase speed while I've been trying to learn it, but I don't know how to get faster while still keeping relaxed and good technique. I also have to be careful with the area of my wrist on the inside portion directly below the pinky on my fretting hand because I injured it from playing too much or too hard or something and it took months to heal. Any advice to help with all of this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Genie

The reason it is hard for you to play this song is because your hands are not synced yet and your right hand is having troubles!
It is a very common thing and a very easy but time consuming fix!
I have a perfect exercise that will help you a lot but since you have injured yourself in the past be careful with this one! smile.gif
It will help you to master the neck plus work on your modes plus will bring your alternative picking to the next level! smile.gif
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---||----|----||
---------------------------------------------------||----|----||


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


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


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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||----|----||
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o---------------------------12-14-16---------------|
o------------------12-14-16------------------------|
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-12-14-15------------------------------------------|


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


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-----------------------16-14-12---------------------|
--------------------------------16-14-12------------|
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-----------------------------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----|
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--------------------------------------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----|
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-----------------------------------------------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----|
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-----------------------------------------------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----------------------||
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Attached File  Scales_workout.gp5 ( 8.99K ) Number of downloads: 44

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
MAKE SURE BOTH OF YOUR HANDS ARE RELAXED!!!!! IF YOU FEEL ANY TENSION STOP AND TAKE A BREAK!!!!

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


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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 25 2012, 05:25 PM) *
The reason it is hard for you to play this song is because your hands are not synced yet and your right hand is having troubles!
It is a very common thing and a very easy but time consuming fix!
I have a perfect exercise that will help you a lot but since you have injured yourself in the past be careful with this one! smile.gif
It will help you to master the neck plus work on your modes plus will bring your alternative picking to the next level! smile.gif
Here it is!
E ||----------------------------------------------3----|
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--------------------------------------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----|
----------------------------------------------------|


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


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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---|||
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----------------------------------------------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---|||
---------------------------------------------------|||


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-------------------------------------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----||

Guitar Pro
Attached File  Scales_workout.gp5 ( 8.99K ) Number of downloads: 44

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
MAKE SURE BOTH OF YOUR HANDS ARE RELAXED!!!!! IF YOU FEEL ANY TENSION STOP AND TAKE A BREAK!!!!

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


Thanks, Alex. I'm just back online from a week away and listened to your track which is great, and something to work towards in terms of speed. I appreciate it. I will learn the lesson and practice it this week and let you know how I make out.

Genie

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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Aug 2 2012, 03:16 AM) *
Thanks, Alex. I'm just back online from a week away and listened to your track which is great, and something to work towards in terms of speed. I appreciate it. I will learn the lesson and practice it this week and let you know how I make out.

Genie

Sounds great! Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Aug 2 2012, 03:16 AM) *
Thanks, Alex. I'm just back online from a week away and listened to your track which is great, and something to work towards in terms of speed. I appreciate it. I will learn the lesson and practice it this week and let you know how I make out.

Genie

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see if you have any questions or need help with anything! smile.gif


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Hi I just wanted to follow up and se how are you doing? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Aug 27 2012, 07:07 AM) *
Hi I just wanted to follow up and se how are you doing? smile.gif

Hi Alex,
I've been away for two weeks training student leaders and have not been able to get to my guitar at all. We are back in full swing with classes beginning tomorrow, and I think I am going to need to take a break for a little while. Thanks for sharing the exercises and I will try and keep up with at least some practice.
All the best, Genie
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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Aug 28 2012, 12:59 AM) *
Hi Alex,
I've been away for two weeks training student leaders and have not been able to get to my guitar at all. We are back in full swing with classes beginning tomorrow, and I think I am going to need to take a break for a little while. Thanks for sharing the exercises and I will try and keep up with at least some practice.
All the best, Genie

It is all good! Take your time and rest! Let me know when you are ready and we will get back into the mentoring right away!


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QUOTE (Genieinabottle @ Aug 28 2012, 12:59 AM) *
Hi Alex,
I've been away for two weeks training student leaders and have not been able to get to my guitar at all. We are back in full swing with classes beginning tomorrow, and I think I am going to need to take a break for a little while. Thanks for sharing the exercises and I will try and keep up with at least some practice.
All the best, Genie

Just wanted to check and see how are you doing? Ready for a new challenge? Let me know!


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