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Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 5 2012, 09:38 AM
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Howdy mate! This here, is your thread! Let's start by asking you if you have some recordings of yourself so that I may get a better idea where you're at right now smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 5 2012, 09:38 AM) *
Howdy mate! This here, is your thread! Let's start by asking you if you have some recordings of yourself so that I may get a better idea where you're at right now smile.gif

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Hey man! awesome my own thread biggrin.gif I don't have any recordings of myself. What equipment would I need to do this? What should I record?
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post Oct 6 2012, 08:59 AM
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Well, what sort of music gear do you own at this point and what sort of computer soundboard?


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post Oct 6 2012, 11:10 AM
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Well, what sort of music gear do you own at this point and what sort of computer soundboard?


40 watt combo and a cheap ibanez. Nvidia Geforce 7100/Nvidia nforce 630i.
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post Oct 6 2012, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Lienad @ Oct 6 2012, 10:10 AM) *
40 watt combo and a cheap ibanez. Nvidia Geforce 7100/Nvidia nforce 630i.


hmmm, no webcam? smile.gif


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post Oct 7 2012, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 6 2012, 08:46 PM) *
hmmm, no webcam? smile.gif


No mate, can get one though, which webcams would you recommend for a good quality recording?

Thanks smile.gif
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Hey mate, well, I've heard good things about the Microsoft LifeCam - check out the ones having the HD feature:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/webcams


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Hey mate, well, I've heard good things about the Microsoft LifeCam - check out the ones having the HD feature:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/webcams


Cheers dude I've got one coming soon. In the meantime what should I be learning?

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Well, if you wish, you can choose your favorite lesson so far and prepare it smile.gif Once you got it done, you can use it for the recording you will send to me! I am not choosing a lesson for you at this point because I first need to see your actual playing level in order to know what's what smile.gif I am curious in respect to what you will choose!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 9 2012, 09:30 AM) *
Well, if you wish, you can choose your favorite lesson so far and prepare it smile.gif Once you got it done, you can use it for the recording you will send to me! I am not choosing a lesson for you at this point because I first need to see your actual playing level in order to know what's what smile.gif I am curious in respect to what you will choose!

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Yeah sounds great to me biggrin.gif The webcam will take a while to arrive so what if I choose maybe a couple of different styles to give you a better overall view of my playing? Thanks for the fast reply! I know you must have many students to reply to! An army of students you could say haha wink.gif
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Oh yes! By all means, the more you record, the better Ill know what's what smile.gif


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Oh yes! By all means, the more you record, the better Ill know what's what smile.gif


Great!! Right i'll get started choosing some! smile.gif
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Groovy! biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 10 2012, 03:20 PM) *
Groovy! biggrin.gif


Hey Comin! Here's a recording, I have watched it and its not the greatest but it's a good estimation of my playing right now. Hope this helps smile.gif
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Here's another one smile.gif sorry I added a few extra notes/played the bends a little different, I kept messing up when I was trying to copy it exactly so I just did an interpretation of the lesson instead. I chose a different style too to help give you a better idea of my playing.

Hope you like them biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (Lienad @ Oct 15 2012, 02:08 PM) *
Here's another one smile.gif sorry I added a few extra notes/played the bends a little different, I kept messing up when I was trying to copy it exactly so I just did an interpretation of the lesson instead. I chose a different style too to help give you a better idea of my playing.

Hope you like them biggrin.gif


Ok so I just learnt this in the last half an hour but i'll post it anyways smile.gif
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post Oct 16 2012, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Lienad @ Oct 15 2012, 01:08 PM) *
Here's another one smile.gif sorry I added a few extra notes/played the bends a little different, I kept messing up when I was trying to copy it exactly so I just did an interpretation of the lesson instead. I chose a different style too to help give you a better idea of my playing.

Hope you like them biggrin.gif


Ahoy mate! Great to see you finally playing biggrin.gif Well, I say you have good timing and you understood the structure of the phrases, but you are pretty rigid in your approach and your articulation could be greatly improved.

Bending and vibrato are two of the most important techniques for a guitarist and I say we should focus on them smile.gif Now let's see your other recording!

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Ok so I just learnt this in the last half an hour but i'll post it anyways smile.gif


Heheh! I can see that you didn't get too much time to spend on this one wink.gif You rushed some phrases and also, mate, check your guitar's tuning before you start playing, k?

Now, I suggest we focus on beginner lessons, covering rhythm and articulation, plus, discussing the theory behind them, what do you think?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 16 2012, 05:17 PM) *
Ahoy mate! Great to see you finally playing biggrin.gif Well, I say you have good timing and you understood the structure of the phrases, but you are pretty rigid in your approach and your articulation could be greatly improved.

Bending and vibrato are two of the most important techniques for a guitarist and I say we should focus on them smile.gif Now let's see your other recording!



Heheh! I can see that you didn't get too much time to spend on this one wink.gif You rushed some phrases and also, mate, check your guitar's tuning before you start playing, k?

Now, I suggest we focus on beginner lessons, covering rhythm and articulation, plus, discussing the theory behind them, what do you think?

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Hello! biggrin.gif Thanks for the reply!

Yeah I think you're right I don't feel at ease when im playing I feel VERY rigid, something I want to change badly sad.gif

What could I do to Improve this?

How could I improve my articulation?

I did rush the last one, I guess I was a little too enthusiastic tongue.gif haha! but yeah I'll check my tuning in future. biggrin.gif

My goal at the moment is to be able to play/write metalcore/modern metal style riffs and passages to a high standard and also be able to perform them in an entertaining fashion in a live setting to people or at a gig biggrin.gif

Do you think that plan you have laid out will help achieve this? If so, LETS GO FOR IT!! biggrin.gif

Also my alternate picking/triplets are a serious weak spot which is a shame because I really want to be able to play them well. Could we add some lessons for this into the mix too?

lol long post mate, ok where do I start? smile.gif
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Tell me man, how much time can you dedicate to guitar playing each day? According to this, we'll set up a schedule to cover rhythm/ riffing, alternate picking/ legato, articulation and ear training!

These are the things ANY guitarist should handle wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 17 2012, 08:22 AM) *
Tell me man, how much time can you dedicate to guitar playing each day? According to this, we'll set up a schedule to cover rhythm/ riffing, alternate picking/ legato, articulation and ear training!

These are the things ANY guitarist should handle wink.gif

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Morning Cosmin smile.gif

Four hours, 6 days a week!! I'm aiming for that because I spend lots of time playing, I just have no practice routine or idea of what to focus on. regular goals and assignments would be great to remedy this!

And sweet If they are essetial components to any succesful guitarist's playing let's get started right away biggrin.gif

I'm really excited about this, can you tell haha laugh.gif

Thanks smile.gif

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