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Ben Higgins
post Aug 10 2012, 10:09 AM
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As I said to the Warrior group, we're going to be visiting the blues for a little while because it's always a good place to rest a while and focus on basic melody and phrasing. So much of what we do is based on the blues and if we want to get better at out pentatonic phrasing then why not just go right back to the source ?

Task 29: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues_Duet-Rhythm__Solo/

This lesson uses notes from both the minor and major pentatonic. When you see that written, it usually means that occasionally the major 3rd and major 6th is used alongside the minor phrasing.

It's a laid back backing so you've got plenty of time to nail those phrases so try to keep the bends as accurate as possible and allow the vibrato to happen smile.gif

Deadline is next Friday 17th August


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post Aug 11 2012, 08:44 PM
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How is everyone lately ? Is anybody up for having a blast at this one this week ? smile.gif


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post Aug 14 2012, 06:33 PM
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Hey, I'm back to the Temple. I'm on this one. It sounds good and I should be ready for the deadline. i love the way Stéphane plays it. It looks so relaxed and easy. I'm impressed.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Cheers !
Double G, back from the french mountains. smile.gif


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post Aug 14 2012, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 14 2012, 06:33 PM) *
Hey, I'm back to the Temple. I'm on this one. It sounds good and I should be ready for the deadline. i love the way Stéphane plays it. It looks so relaxed and easy. I'm impressed.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Cheers !
Double G, back from the french mountains. smile.gif


Heeeeey, excellentay !!

Good to have you back Double G cool.gif


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post Aug 15 2012, 10:27 PM
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Here it is. I've only played the lead guitar. I'm working on the rhythm part. I'd like to make a video for the Rec Program with both guitars.
How does it sound ?
Bonne soirée.

http://soundcloud.com/grindguer/blues-duet


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post Aug 16 2012, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 15 2012, 10:27 PM) *
Here it is. I've only played the lead guitar. I'm working on the rhythm part. I'd like to make a video for the Rec Program with both guitars.
How does it sound ?
Bonne soirée.

http://soundcloud.com/grindguer/blues-duet


Tres bien, mon amis !! cool.gif

Great tone, feel and I like how you also managed to get that 'raking' effect by scraping the pick through the lower string to get to the intended note. smile.gif

This nets you 1 Donut !! tongue.gif


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post Aug 22 2012, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 16 2012, 11:37 AM) *
Tres bien, mon amis !! cool.gif

Great tone, feel and I like how you also managed to get that 'raking' effect by scraping the pick through the lower string to get to the intended note. smile.gif

This nets you 1 Donut !! tongue.gif

Thank you Ben. I finally did a video for the Rec Program. I post it here too :


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post Aug 23 2012, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 22 2012, 09:40 PM) *
Thank you Ben. I finally did a video for the Rec Program. I post it here too :


Ooh I see. Well Gab does have valid points (I think he may be just launching a full frontal attack on The Bushido Students ! ph34r.gif ) so they're not wrong.

The way I view takes though is that I don't expect students to mirror the exact same level of finesse or perfect technique that the instructors are able to pull off. Even though an instructor is making a low level lesson, the touch of the player still remains 'top notch' and I don't expect GMCers to necessarily match the same level of mastery over the vibrato, bending etc. Hopefully that makes sense ?

An analogy would be like getting someone who has been singing a few years and is still learning and putting them against a professional Tenor but getting them both to sing a very simple melody. Although the melody may be simple we can't expect the learning singer to have the same maturity of delivery as the Tenor. smile.gif Not yet, at least.. but soon ! wink.gif


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post Aug 23 2012, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 23 2012, 10:18 AM) *
Ooh I see. Well Gab does have valid points (I think he may be just launching a full frontal attack on The Bushido Students ! ph34r.gif ) so they're not wrong.

The way I view takes though is that I don't expect students to mirror the exact same level of finesse or perfect technique that the instructors are able to pull off. Even though an instructor is making a low level lesson, the touch of the player still remains 'top notch' and I don't expect GMCers to necessarily match the same level of mastery over the vibrato, bending etc. Hopefully that makes sense ?

An analogy would be like getting someone who has been singing a few years and is still learning and putting them against a professional Tenor but getting them both to sing a very simple melody. Although the melody may be simple we can't expect the learning singer to have the same maturity of delivery as the Tenor. smile.gif Not yet, at least.. but soon ! wink.gif

Thank you Ben for your input. That totally makes sense. I know Gabe is right, but I was not prepared to hear it huh.gif I thought I had it pretty well, and the comments plus the 8/10 were ... not what I expected. But I am grateful for the honest comments they did. That's how you can improve. smile.gif

Cosmin pointed out that I lack of confidence when playing. He already told me this on a previous take, and I totally agree with him. But whatever I do, I can't seem to progress on this area. Any idea ?


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post Aug 23 2012, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 23 2012, 10:10 AM) *
Cosmin pointed out that I lack of confidence when playing. He already told me this on a previous take, and I totally agree with him. But whatever I do, I can't seem to progress on this area. Any idea ?


Yes, just be more confident !! biggrin.gif

To be honest, us humans usually view confidence as a possession.. something we either have or we don't. That's not true at all. Confidence is actually an attitude, a state of mind and is something we can 'turn on' when we need it. All confidence is actually false smile.gif

What you need is to say 'F**k it' when you go to play and just not give a s**t too much. cool.gif

You know you can play so there's no worries there. Playing whilst recording is probably more to do with it and I think it's more about nerves and concentrating hard and trying not to mess up or do anything too 'risque'. It's very hard to loosen up and be relaxed when you're recording it. I feel like this every time I record myself so it's not just you. smile.gif



QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 22 2012, 09:40 PM) *
Thank you Ben. I finally did a video for the Rec Program. I post it here too :


Hey I just realised I replied to the wrong thread ! I should written all that stuff in Task 30 !! wink.gif


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post Aug 23 2012, 06:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 23 2012, 05:30 PM) *
Yes, just be more confident !! biggrin.gif

To be honest, us humans usually view confidence as a possession.. something we either have or we don't. That's not true at all. Confidence is actually an attitude, a state of mind and is something we can 'turn on' when we need it. All confidence is actually false smile.gif

What you need is to say 'F**k it' when you go to play and just not give a s**t too much. cool.gif

You know you can play so there's no worries there. Playing whilst recording is probably more to do with it and I think it's more about nerves and concentrating hard and trying not to mess up or do anything too 'risque'. It's very hard to loosen up and be relaxed when you're recording it. I feel like this every time I record myself so it's not just you. smile.gif


OK, so nothing magic... I'll try the 'F**k it' next time smile.gif

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 23 2012, 05:30 PM) *
Hey I just realised I replied to the wrong thread ! I should written all that stuff in Task 30 !! wink.gif

Yes, I realized that too, but that's really not important. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience.
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post Aug 24 2012, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Aug 23 2012, 06:22 PM) *
OK, so nothing magic... I'll try the 'F**k it' next time smile.gif


Yes.. an aggressively positive attitude has helped me through many situations ! smile.gif


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