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post Aug 12 2012, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 11 2012, 11:50 AM) *
Alright! I' m on the road with my band as I am writing this and I will get back tomorrow to check on you, if you have a new video to send : )


Ok. smile.gif I hope you'll have fun! cool.gif
I think I'll make a video on monday. It will not be good but then you can see if I make some progress, just a bit. huh.gif

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post Aug 12 2012, 06:59 PM
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Hey Jessi smile.gif I am back biggrin.gif

Well, Monday means tomorrow wink.gif So, let me see what you have prepared for me, k?

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post Aug 13 2012, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 12 2012, 05:59 PM) *
Hey Jessi smile.gif I am back biggrin.gif

Well, Monday means tomorrow wink.gif So, let me see what you have prepared for me, k?

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Dear Cosmin,

I just had another rage-attack! mad.gif Because I wanted to record something for you but I wasn't able to play anything dry.gif
It sounded like shit and wasn't worth to record. I never cursed so much in my whole life before I started playing guitar.
When I'm able to cool down until tomorrow I'll give it another try.
I know it needs more time and patience. wink.gif So tomorrow starts a new day

Yours( very) angry miss Jessi
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post Aug 13 2012, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (jessi @ Jul 24 2012, 09:55 PM) *
be prepared for over two minutes of insane guitar playing biggrin.gif . It's terrible and awkward!!!


Sorry for intruding on your thread, but I just wanted to say I enjoyed watching your video. The simple sound of chords being strummed, but with the exceptional touch of candlelight! I was mesmerized by the flickering of the light and the sound of the guitar.

The videos on this site are pretty utilitarian, and that's as it should be. They are intended to show what was played and how. Aside from the occasional glare at the camera in Cosmin's videos smile.gif , there's not much to distinguish them. Your video on the other hand, was truly moving. It serves to remind us that simple chords played on an acoustic guitar is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.


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post Aug 14 2012, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Aug 13 2012, 08:15 PM) *
Sorry for intruding on your thread, but I just wanted to say I enjoyed watching your video. The simple sound of chords being strummed, but with the exceptional touch of candlelight! I was mesmerized by the flickering of the light and the sound of the guitar.

The videos on this site are pretty utilitarian, and that's as it should be. They are intended to show what was played and how. Aside from the occasional glare at the camera in Cosmin's videos smile.gif , there's not much to distinguish them. Your video on the other hand, was truly moving. It serves to remind us that simple chords played on an acoustic guitar is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.


Oh my god! These are some nice and motivating words from you. biggrin.gif
Thank you so much. That makes my day! biggrin.gif
I'd like to hear more accustic music from other members here! wink.gif

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Hey Cos, smile.gif

Now i've cooled down and start practising! biggrin.gif
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Hey miss Jessi smile.gif I was writing to you and in the same time thanking Rammikin for a very nice observation!

Acoustic music provides a great state of mind indeed smile.gif And the purity of clean chords is by far unmatched by anything else!

Well, Jessi, I am glad you are proving to be a patient lady and you are not letting yourself backed down wink.gif I had a similar experience in the dojo lat evening, when I got to practice my basic attack and defense stances with a far more advanced opponent. I realized I will get my hiney kicked big time with a wooden sword at this point and I got to practicing even harder, so that next Monday I will be better at facing him!

Looking forward to see your magic chords miss smile.gif

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post Aug 16 2012, 07:51 PM
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Hey Cosmin smile.gif
I've looked forward and learned a lesson from you. So here are the results!
Do you know the " Rocky Horror Picture Show" ? wink.gif

Please sit down, take a beer ( or two)- you'll need it- and enjoy the " Jessi Horror Noob Show" :



In the first video I practice chord shifting while strumming (chords from the Nirvana song you mentioned) and the second one is just for fun.

It was a very stormy day biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (jessi @ Aug 16 2012, 06:51 PM) *
Hey Cosmin smile.gif
I've looked forward and learned a lesson from you. So here are the results!
Do you know the " Rocky Horror Picture Show" ? wink.gif

Please sit down, take a beer ( or two)- you'll need it- and enjoy the " Jessi Horror Noob Show" :



In the first video I practice chord shifting while strumming (chords from the Nirvana song you mentioned) and the second one is just for fun.

It was a very stormy day biggrin.gif


I like it Jessi keep it up! biggrin.gif


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Howdy missie smile.gif

I like what I am seeing and hearing - it is clear you are making progress biggrin.gif

Work on these continuously, so that you may gain seamless fluidity in shifting the chords. A very important aspect in your right hand playing, is that you should execute wider movements when strumming and combining both your forearm and wrist in a smooth movement.

Regarding the things we were discussing last evening smile.gif the concept is very simple

1) We have the major scale built up using this formula: w w h w w w h.

w = whole step
h = half step

2) Any natural major scale is built after this formula. Example:

C D E F G A B C

there's a w between C and D
there's a w between D and E
there's a h between E and F
there's a w between F and G
there's a w between G and A
there's a w between A and B
there's a h between B and C

Now, if you look at your guitar, you will notice that if you play the C note (3rd fret D string) the D note is one whole step up, on the same string. That means that the note right next to the C note is C# and the note next to C # is D. So, 2 frets up means one whole step and one fret up means a half step.

3) Now, we have concluded that E is the major third in the case of C major and if we lower the major 3rd with one half step, we get the minor third and automatically, we can create a minor chord - C minor in our case.

Here are the formulas:

1 3 5 - major chord formula. Example: C E G
1 b3 5 - minor chord formula. Example: C Eb G

4) If you know these, please tell me how does the G major scale look like - what are the notes making it up. (Use the w w h w w w h formula, starting from G) and tell me the notes making up the G major and G minor chords smile.gif

If you have troubles, let me know smile.gif

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post Aug 30 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hey Cos,

I'm sorry, but I had some hard days/weeks (every evening I thought I die blink.gif ) - time didn't allow me to grab my guitar. Next week I'll get into the theory from your last post and continue practicing..

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"Now, if you look at your guitar, you will notice that if you play the C note (3rd fret D string) the D note is one whole step up, on the same string. That means that the note right next to the C note is C# and the note next to C # is D. So, 2 frets up means one whole step and one fret up means a half step."

Shouldn't this C note be on the third fret, A String Cosmin? Or am I missing Something?


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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Aug 30 2012, 07:02 PM) *
"Now, if you look at your guitar, you will notice that if you play the C note (3rd fret D string) the D note is one whole step up, on the same string. That means that the note right next to the C note is C# and the note next to C # is D. So, 2 frets up means one whole step and one fret up means a half step."

Shouldn't this C note be on the third fret, A String Cosmin? Or am I missing Something?


Thanks man! Typo smile.gif Indeed, it's the 3rd fret A string!

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Hey Cos,

I'm sorry, but I had some hard days/weeks (every evening I thought I die blink.gif ) - time didn't allow me to grab my guitar. Next week I'll get into the theory from your last post and continue practicing..

Jessi


No worries miss smile.gif Take it easy and let me know if you need any help - I'm a good listener (reader, in this case smile.gif)

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Hi Cosmin! smile.gif

Well, the last 14 days were terrible.. blink.gif I had a problem with my kidneys, work (nurse - in a institution for people with behavioural problems), wacko.gif
a house and not to mention I'm a mother of two.
finally that that was too much of a good thing..
That's why I wasn't able to pick up the guitar. sad.gif

Now I'm in the pink - and ready to start over. wink.gif I was so afraid that everything I already learned just went away - but it still works! smile.gif
But I'd like to skip the theory for now, if that's ok.

OK - thank you for reading, good listener.. wink.gif
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Oh, btw. my last weekend was pure struggle rolleyes.gif

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Howdy Jessi!

Let's see, shall we continue working on some Bear Rose chords? You need to develop your strumming and left/ right hands coordination with chords biggrin.gif

Deal?

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DEAL, mister!! wink.gif
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Alright then - here we go, another chord lesson for you missie:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...-Open-Chords-3/

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Hey mister! smile.gif
F chord ????? ohmy.gif

Whats going on???
It's me, Jessi!!! blink.gif
I've played guitar 23 days in my life. Do you think I'll wangle this?
I'll try it.


See you (in one year)! tongue.gif


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Hey jessi - is this too difficult? Have you already tried it? If you want, we can try another one smile.gif But mind you, these chord will bump into you for the rest of your guitar playing life so it's better to make acquaintance and face them bravely biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 13 2012, 07:33 AM) *
Hey jessi - is this too difficult? Have you already tried it? If you want, we can try another one smile.gif But mind you, these chord will bump into you for the rest of your guitar playing life so it's better to make acquaintance and face them bravely biggrin.gif



Hey Cos! smile.gif

Yes I have tried it and it's too difficult. I'm praticing the Bear Rose lesson 2 but the strumming pattern is difficult. I chosed a simpler one.
And the latest lesson from Gabriel is absolutly great. I try it, too. It's fun! biggrin.gif
I won't participate to your chat, because I don't understand what you all are talking about. Because I'm not a beginner, I'm an absolute beginner!!! rolleyes.gif
Because my time is very limited, at the moment. that's why I go back to practice because then I can upload a new video. smile.gif

Btw: I noticed that you take care of the absolute beginners ( oh! that's just me rolleyes.gif ) in your chat. That's very nice!
But today I,ve no time, no time.... wink.gif . I hope you understand? smile.gif
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Hey Jessi smile.gif I take care of everyone here, absolute beginner or not, but don't worry - last night's session was about imitating violin phrasing with complicated bends biggrin.gif There will be a time for you to learn such things though smile.gif

Anyway - Gabe's lesson is great indeed and what lesson from Bear have you chosen to start working on?

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