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Cosmin Lupu
post Aug 1 2012, 11:58 AM
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Hey man! Welcome to your personal thread biggrin.gif

I was going to ask you to send me some recordings where I can hear you play - in this way I will know where we can start!

All the best and looking forward on working together!

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post Aug 1 2012, 05:58 PM
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Hi Cosmin,

Actually I did not have anything worth sharing, thus recorded this bit for you: Attached File  paranoid.mp3 ( 1.85MB ) Number of downloads: 54
. How is that?

Think that I should start with buying a decent audio interface for my computer. Right now I can only use the mic input and wire it up with the signal from my amp. I can't make it sound any better then that though. What would you recommend as a home recording kit?

Million thanks for becoming my guitar mentor smile.gif
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post Aug 2 2012, 03:17 PM
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Hey mate! This is not bad! For now, this quality will do, but if you want to upgrade - check out this little video:



What do you think? smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 2 2012, 02:17 PM) *
What do you think? smile.gif


I've already tried that out smile.gif. Unfortunately the ASIO4ALL driver doesn't like my integrated sound card. Playing with Amplitube is fun though! Eventually I'll buy me a proper audio interface. M-Audio Fast Track or something alike. Think it's worth the money?

And, what's most important: where should I begin with my training? smile.gif
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QUOTE (Madfish @ Aug 2 2012, 02:49 PM) *
I've already tried that out smile.gif. Unfortunately the ASIO4ALL driver doesn't like my integrated sound card. Playing with Amplitube is fun though! Eventually I'll buy me a proper audio interface. M-Audio Fast Track or something alike. Think it's worth the money?

And, what's most important: where should I begin with my training? smile.gif


A good audio interface is always worth the money wink.gif Now for the training routine, let's go for split:

1) Theory
2) Rhythm
3) Lead

Tell me, what sort of theoretical knowledge do you have so far?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 2 2012, 06:32 PM) *
Tell me, what sort of theoretical knowledge do you have so far?


Very basic. And probably selective.
- I can read notes smile.gif.
- I know how basic scales are built (major, natural minor, pentatonic).
- I can construct some basic chords.
- I know what a tonic, dominant and subdominant are and their function in harmony.

As I said, it's kind of selective and there might be some disorder smile.gif
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Hey there man! Since you are already into theory, I suggest we tackle lessons based on phrasing and study the relationship between chords and melodies/ lead passages.

What do you think? A hands on approach is always paying results, in my opinion!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 4 2012, 04:00 PM) *
What do you think? A hands on approach is always paying results, in my opinion!


Hi Cosmin.
Yes, I totally agree. I'd also prefer a more interactive approach.
What would you recommend as the first assignment?

I'd love to learn one of those two:


If you have anything more appropriate though - shoot smile.gif

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Stephane's lesson is a very challenging piece of music smile.gif I would most definitely enjoy seeing you make an attempt on it - so, let's see what's what with the theory behind it first and in the mean time you take a look over the parts and ask me if there's anything are having trouble with.

What I can tell you is that you need to focus on articulation (bending and vibrato) while having a good timing and good dynamics, just like Stephane does.

Do we have a deal?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 5 2012, 01:13 PM) *
Do we have a deal?


Sounds good. Deal! biggrin.gif
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Ok my friend! smile.gif Let me know how it goes and when you put up a first recording, we will discuss on it wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 6 2012, 09:05 AM) *
Let me know how it goes and when you put up a first recording, we will discuss on it wink.gif


Hi Cosmin,
I'm taking 1,5 weeks off work and head south smile.gif Unfortunately won't have my guitar with me :/
Will get back to practising and come up with some recording as soon as I get back.

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well, mate since it is holiday season, I will wait till you get back smile.gif No biggie, just make sure you take the time to practice it properly wink.gif

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Hi Cosmin,
It took quite a while, but here it is. Mi first take! biggrin.gif

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Heeeeeeeeeey biggrin.gif Great take man! For a first this is very good!

I like the tone and the fact that you have good timing and touch for some of the passages where this is needed wink.gif What you must work on now, is making this take not sound rigid. You have focused to get all the parts correct and in good timing but you lost the feeling somehow - am I making sense? smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 2 2012, 07:18 PM) *
What you must work on now, is making this take not sound rigid. You have focused to get all the parts correct and in good timing but you lost the feeling somehow - am I making sense? smile.gif


Yeah, quite a lot. My articulation is sooooo far from what Stephane does with this piece.
Any suggestions on where to start? ... vibratos?

Noticed that Stephane controls distortion with his volume knob. I'm using Amplitube so I believe that's not gonna work for me.

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QUOTE (Madfish @ Sep 3 2012, 08:48 AM) *
Yeah, quite a lot. My articulation is sooooo far from what Stephane does with this piece.
Any suggestions on where to start? ... vibrattos?

Noticed that Stephane controls distortion with his tone knob. I'm using Amplitube so I believe that's not gonna work for me.


wink.gif We'll work on it mate, no worries - tell me please, what other lessons regarding articulation (bending/ vibrato) have you tried so far?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 3 2012, 08:55 AM) *
wink.gif We'll work on it mate, no worries - tell me please, what other lessons regarding articulation (bending/ vibrato) have you tried so far?


None smile.gif Soul/RnB is my first one on GMC.
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QUOTE (Madfish @ Sep 3 2012, 09:00 AM) *
None smile.gif Soul/RnB is my first one on GMC.


Hmm then, I will suggest we tackle Ben's Vibrato Odyssey series wink.gif What do you say?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 3 2012, 09:03 AM) *
Hmm then, I will suggest we tackle Ben's Vibrato Odyssey series wink.gif What do you say?


On to Ben's Vibrato Odyssey I go then smile.gif
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