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Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 23 2012, 08:33 AM
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Hello Ravi!

This is your personal thread - let's use it together for your development. Can you please tell me about your musical preferences, goals and gear?

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post Oct 23 2012, 08:44 AM
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Huh, i thought u're gonna post about Ravi Shankar here laugh.gif
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biggrin.gif Slav! Thanks for reminding me man! I'm shooting tomorrow and I'll include Ravi Shankar too!


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post Oct 24 2012, 01:30 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 23 2012, 01:03 PM) *
Hello Ravi!

This is your personal thread - let's use it together for your development. Can you please tell me about your musical preferences, goals and gear?

Cosmin


A brief introduction of myself, I work as a finance professional in a manufacturing organization in India.

I have always loved music, especially, expressive music that conveys lot of emotion; my favorite composers are Chopin and Liszt! My favorite guitar artists/ bands are Santana, Satriani, Jimmy Page, Slash, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, etc

I used to play the guitar while studying for Mechanical Engineering and MBA. Thereafter, there has been a gap in my guitar playing, and I started playing the piano for a while. I have also done Music Theory up to Grade 8 of Trinity College London. Of course, all this was during my leisure time (which really is not very much). Owing to my busy work schedule, I have not been able to devote adequate time, in the past, to practice the guitar/ piano.

I am now returning back to my guitar. I am very keen to learn how to compose quality guitar solos, apart from being able to play the guitar proficiently. I should be able to devote about 2-3 hours a day for learning the guitar.

I don't have much of a gear. I have an Ibanez RG 370 DX guitar, Korg ToneWorks AX 3000G pedal and an old amp (which is not working well, I have to buy a new one). I have ordered an IK Multimedia Amplitube iRig - Guitar Effects Interface for my iPad/ iPhone, which I should be recieving in 14 days. I was planning to mainly use the Amplitube iRig for my guitar learning process. I also have Garage Band on my iPad, but do not know how to make use of it in my learning process.

My strengths are the little previous music exposure mentioned earlier, strong commitment and drive. My weakness are that I need to learn all the techniques. I see myself as a beginner.

I hope the preceding gives you a fair idea.

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Hello Ravi!

Seems pretty clear to me! smile.gif

Well, my suggestion here would be to start out by learning techniques and applying them into musical contexts. In my opinion you should be able to have a good grasp on rhythm and theory as well as articulation (bending/ vibrato) so that your guitar playing basis will be a strong one. What would you say about the following daily schedule:

Technique - alternate picking and legato
Rhythm - understanding rhythm by learning forms and structures
Ear training - relative pitch training
Articulation - bending/ vibrato/ slides
Applied notions - applying all the above in musical contexts

I would also like to ask you if you have anything recorded so that I can have a better idea on your actual playing level.

All the best!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 24 2012, 11:33 AM) *
Hello Ravi!

Seems pretty clear to me! smile.gif

Well, my suggestion here would be to start out by learning techniques and applying them into musical contexts. In my opinion you should be able to have a good grasp on rhythm and theory as well as articulation (bending/ vibrato) so that your guitar playing basis will be a strong one. What would you say about the following daily schedule:

Technique - alternate picking and legato
Rhythm - understanding rhythm by learning forms and structures
Ear training - relative pitch training
Articulation - bending/ vibrato/ slides
Applied notions - applying all the above in musical contexts

I would also like to ask you if you have anything recorded so that I can have a better idea on your actual playing level.

All the best!

Cosmin


Hi Cosmin
Thanks for the daily schedule, I think it is just right for me to start. But would you give me some more details of how I should go about. You think tapping and pinch harmonics can also be thrown in? or should it be for the later?

I do not have a recording as of now, may be I could record the exercises that you give me, after practising them for a while, and send it to you.

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Sure thing Ravi, this was just the outline wink.gif Your tasks are below and I suggest we leave the pinch harmonics and tapping for later. Legato will help tremendously in developing a healthy tapping technique!

Alternate picking: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/
Legato: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...eginner-Legato/
Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...c-metal-rhythm/
Articulation: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey/
Ear training/ fretboard knowledge:

1) Spot all the C notes on the neck and memorize their sound in the various octaves where they are found
2) Set your metronome at quarter notes to a very slow tempo
3) Pick each C note on one quarter note and sing it in the same time
4) Increase the speed until your fingers will automatically go at the C notes at higher tempo
5) Go back to the slow tempo smile.gif
6) Hit the first C note and follow through the rest of the exercise as before, with the only difference that you will SING the rest ofthe C notes instead of playing them smile.gif

I am very curious to see and hear how you fare with these as I have given them to someone else as well - surprise tongue.gif

What do you think?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 25 2012, 03:32 PM) *
Sure thing Ravi, this was just the outline wink.gif Your tasks are below and I suggest we leave the pinch harmonics and tapping for later. Legato will help tremendously in developing a healthy tapping technique!

Alternate picking: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/
Legato: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...eginner-Legato/
Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...c-metal-rhythm/
Articulation: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey/
Ear training/ fretboard knowledge:

1) Spot all the C notes on the neck and memorize their sound in the various octaves where they are found
2) Set your metronome at quarter notes to a very slow tempo
3) Pick each C note on one quarter note and sing it in the same time
4) Increase the speed until your fingers will automatically go at the C notes at higher tempo
5) Go back to the slow tempo smile.gif
6) Hit the first C note and follow through the rest of the exercise as before, with the only difference that you will SING the rest ofthe C notes instead of playing them smile.gif

I am very curious to see and hear how you fare with these as I have given them to someone else as well - surprise tongue.gif

What do you think?

Cosmin


Hi Cosmin, thanks for sending me the lessons, the links to "legato" and "Rhythm" appear to be faulty, as it is returnung a page not found error biggrin.gif
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Hey Ravi! Here they are:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...eginner-Legato/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...c-metal-rhythm/

Have fun with them and let me know if you need help along the way wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 26 2012, 12:37 PM) *
Hey Ravi! Here they are:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...eginner-Legato/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...c-metal-rhythm/

Have fun with them and let me know if you need help along the way wink.gif

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Hi Cosmin
I have started working on the tasks you have given me, except the "basic metal rhythm" for which I have not been able to download the notations/ tabs. It is interesting !
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QUOTE (Ravindran @ Oct 28 2012, 02:52 PM) *
Hi Cosmin
I have started working on the tasks you have given me, except the "basic metal rhythm" for which I have not been able to download the notations/ tabs. It is interesting !
Regards
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Hey Ravi! Glad ya like it man! Let me know if you need assistance and about the material for the basic metal rhythm - you should send a PM to Bogdan Radovic and he will help out with the tech difficulties and such!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 29 2012, 04:37 AM) *
Hey Ravi! Glad ya like it man! Let me know if you need assistance and about the material for the basic metal rhythm - you should send a PM to Bogdan Radovic and he will help out with the tech difficulties and such!

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Hi Cosmin!
I have started working on the exercises yesterday. I need to strengthen my timing, are there any specific exercises that can help me in that.

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QUOTE (Ravindran @ Nov 2 2012, 02:21 AM) *
Hi Cosmin!
I have started working on the exercises yesterday. I need to strengthen my timing, are there any specific exercises that can help me in that.

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Ravi


Hey Ravi! Great to hear that man! Well, one thing which you must do, is tapping your foot against ANYTHING you play. In that way, you will develop a great and unbeatable internal clock which will stay with you for the rest of your life smile.gif

Let's rock!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 2 2012, 05:35 PM) *
Hey Ravi! Great to hear that man! Well, one thing which you must do, is tapping your foot against ANYTHING you play. In that way, you will develop a great and unbeatable internal clock which will stay with you for the rest of your life smile.gif

Let's rock!

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Thanks Cosmin,
I should make it a second habit smile.gif


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QUOTE (Ravindran @ Nov 3 2012, 05:23 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin,
I should make it a second habit smile.gif


Most definitely! I had private lessons with some of my students here in Romania today and boy does this tapping foot method help biggrin.gif It never failed so far, so I will keep recommending it!


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