> HEY MAN, I really need your help...

...the thing is, I need you to start progressing faster then ever, but to achieve that I need your help:

* Don't know where to start? Just pm me and we will sort it out directly, I am online every day.

* Join My Army. Sounds aggressive? It is! We can study anything from the most fearsome picking techniques to bombastic songwriting. A medal of honor awaits the brave. Seriously, this is an opportunity for you to get a personalised learning experience...what are you waiting for?!

* Join my next video chat! GMC startpage holds a video chat schedule. We always cover a lot of ground and have fun. Remember that you don't need any previous knowledge, and you can be passive in the chat.

* Jam with me - you will find active collabs here.

* Post a topic on this board, guitar related or not - doesn't matter! You will find that chatting with instructors boosts your motivation to practice.

* You haven't missed my latest video lessons, have you?

* Finally I want to tell you a secret. Nah I changed my mind - pm me instead ;)

 
Tips For Songwriting, by me :)
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 15 2012, 04:46 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Hi guys! In this post I would like to share some tips that helped me and could really help you to compose killer songs. The tips will be shared weekly. I hope that you enjoy it. smile.gif

Tip 1. Listening & Analisys

LISTEN to a lot of music, not only the style that you want to play or compose, you have to listen to varied music. Some of the most original music appeared thanks to the combination of elements from different styles. It helps even more if you do a good analisys of the songs.
ANALIZE the structure, the progressions,the sound textures (tone, fxs, arrangements). Try to analize at least one song per day and write down the analisys in a notebook to be able to compare, find similarities and differences between the songs. Finally, if you are listening to the radio or watching tv, use your guitar to follow the songs and learn the progressions.

All these things will help you to understand more the music that you hear and to be more creative.
CREATIVITY IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE TRAINED!



Tip 2. Always be ready to record

You have to always be ready to record an idea. No matter where you are, THE GREAT IDEAS CAN COME WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM. You could be in bed, in the supermarket, at work, in the bathroom... You have to be able to record any MELODY, RIFF or GROOVE that comes to your mind BEFORE YOU FORGET IT!

So what you need to have is something SIMPLE AND PORTABLE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO RECORD AUDIO. You can record the idea with your voice, hands or even knocking a door with a ruler (when the idea is a rhythm or groove). There are many portable recorders but also there are many cellphones that can record audio. I personally use my cellphone for this, but I know many other more sophisticated systems for this.

Later, when you have some time you can sit in front of the computer and continue the idea using any multitrack software. The same goes for LYRICS, you always need to have something to write phrases or even words down when they appear.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


This post has been edited by Gabriel Leopardi: Aug 30 2012, 03:18 PM


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
superize
Aug 15 2012, 08:19 PM
Ultimate Tone Guru
Posts: 4.348
Joined: 26-July 07
From: Glommersträsk. Sweden
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 15 2012, 05:46 PM) *
Hi guys! In this post I would like to share some tips that helped me and could really help you to compose killer songs. The tips will be shared weekly. I hope that you enjoy it. smile.gif

Tip 1. Listening & Analisys

LISTEN to a lot of music, not only the style that you want to play or compose, you have to listen to varied music. Some of the most original music appeared thanks to the combination of elements from different styles. It helps even more if you do a good analisys of the songs.
ANALIZE the structure, the progressions,the sound textures (tone, fxs, arrangements). Try to analize at least one song per day and write down the analisys in a notebook to be able to compare, find similarities and differences between the songs. Finally, if you are listening to the radio or watching tv, use your guitar to follow the songs and learn the progressions.

All these things will help you to understand more the music that you hear and to be more creative.
CREATIVITY IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE TRAINED!


Great tips Gabe

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My Gear

Ibanez RG
Jackson js30 warrior
jackson rr24
Line 6 Spider III amp
Line 6 pod xt live
Washburn acoustic

Youtube Account
My bands Myspace


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 15 2012, 08:51 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (superize @ Aug 15 2012, 04:19 PM) *
Great tips Gabe


Thanks mate! I will add a new one the next week! wink.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
bleez
Aug 15 2012, 11:16 PM
Experienced Tone Seeker
Posts: 3.348
Joined: 4-November 11
From: Scotland
great idea for a topic Gab. Ive been working on a few of my own riffs quite a lot recently and it will be really cool to get some tips on how you go about the whole process.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------


You say 'minor pentatonic ' like it's a bad thing
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Grace
Aug 16 2012, 02:08 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 316
Joined: 24-July 12
From: Florida USA
This is awesome. Just today I was coming up with a riff and ideas and this will help me a lot smile.gif Thanks Gabriel!

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
BRUUUUUTAL GRIM DEATH NINJA OF THE FROZEN NORTH!!!!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
vonhotch
Aug 16 2012, 02:15 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 836
Joined: 25-April 12
From: Franklin, New York
I agree great topic. Looking forward to more.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 16 2012, 04:37 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 15 2012, 07:16 PM) *
great idea for a topic Gab. Ive been working on a few of my own riffs quite a lot recently and it will be really cool to get some tips on how you go about the whole process.


That sounds great mate! Feel free to post ideas here to show us your progress and also to let us give some feedback! smile.gif


QUOTE (Grace @ Aug 15 2012, 10:08 PM) *
This is awesome. Just today I was coming up with a riff and ideas and this will help me a lot smile.gif Thanks Gabriel!


Cool Grace! You can post some ideas here if you want to share with us your progress! smile.gif


QUOTE (vonhotch @ Aug 15 2012, 10:15 PM) *
I agree great topic. Looking forward to more.


smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DeGroot
Aug 16 2012, 06:39 PM
Experienced Guitar Hero
Posts: 1.491
Joined: 16-January 12
From: Chicago, Illinois
Great stuff! I'll be checking weekly. smile.gif

I keep saying it but I really need to start writing more of my own music. I will use the ideas here to help.


You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 16 2012, 10:55 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (DeGroot @ Aug 16 2012, 02:39 PM) *
Great stuff! I'll be checking weekly. smile.gif

I keep saying it but I really need to start writing more of my own music. I will use the ideas here to help.



Great! Let's start mate! smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bas Cuthach
Aug 17 2012, 03:31 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 255
Joined: 28-April 12
From: Redding California

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 17 2012, 04:13 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (Bas Cuthach @ Aug 17 2012, 11:31 AM) *


Nice video mate. I'll be doing something similar today at the Vchat session! smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
bleez
Aug 30 2012, 08:57 AM
Experienced Tone Seeker
Posts: 3.348
Joined: 4-November 11
From: Scotland
any tips for developing the vocal melody over your riffs?

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------


You say 'minor pentatonic ' like it's a bad thing
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 30 2012, 03:19 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 30 2012, 04:57 AM) *
any tips for developing the vocal melody over your riffs?


There are some tips about it coming! wink.gif

Hey guys! the second tip is now published!

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Maddnotez
Jan 31 2013, 06:36 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 3
Joined: 30-January 13
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 30 2012, 02:19 PM) *
There are some tips about it coming! wink.gif

Hey guys! the second tip is now published!


Hey good tips #2 is GREAT.

Some of my best ideas ever were in a dream or during that falling asleep/waking up trancy state.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
Jan 31 2013, 03:41 PM
Instructor
Posts: 35.419
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
QUOTE (Maddnotez @ Jan 31 2013, 02:36 AM) *
Hey good tips #2 is GREAT.

Some of my best ideas ever were in a dream or during that falling asleep/waking up trancy state.


yes! the ideas appear when you less expect them! You always need to be able to record at least with your voice.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 




RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd September 2021 - 01:10 AM