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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 16 2013, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (Mataal @ Jan 16 2013, 11:49 AM) *
Hears are getting better, but was important to learn how it worked wink.gif

The issue is time, only play an hour a day (some days don't even play) in around 2 months, what I think the struggle will be later on is to increase speed with the time I have, we'll see smile.gif


Well, keep me updated with the progress mate - as I said, I am looking forward to help you on your journey wink.gif


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post Jan 17 2013, 01:18 PM
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It's getting better. I have one question, I need to work scales, I can do them at slow speed, what's the best way to train them, just keep doing the scales up-down for as much time as possible to improve the speed or any other technic or should do certain scales first?

Thanks for your time mate.


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post Jan 17 2013, 03:09 PM
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Hey Pedro! In order to learn a scale, you should first understand it's structure and internalize it's sounds and also, understand when and where to play that scale smile.gif

I will record a short video consisting in my experience with learning a new scale - I am currently studying a bunch of Japanese scales which I want to use in a song, I will shoot after gathering my thoughts.

Anyway, learn how to reproduce that scale using your voice, in various octaves. Then, sing it against the chords over which it can be played. Learn how to harmonize that scale and see examples from various famous songs where that scale is applied. You could then look at that scale on your guitar neck and understand the positions - horizontal, vertical, diagonal, 3 notes/ string, 4 notes/ string, 2 notes/ string smile.gif

Sounds like too much? It isn't really, but it will work smile.gif


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post Jan 17 2013, 09:23 PM
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"Sounds like too much?"
Hell yeah lol smile.gif


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post Jan 18 2013, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Mataal @ Jan 17 2013, 08:23 PM) *
"Sounds like too much?"
Hell yeah lol smile.gif


Trust me man, if you won't clutter yourself with wanting to know all the scales in one day, you will achieve more in a year's time than you would imagine smile.gif Make a test - try the approach above on a scale of your choice and persist on all those activities I wrote there for about 1 week or two smile.gif See what happens wink.gif


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Trying to understand all the explanation wink.gif


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If you have questions, please let me know smile.gif


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Ok, made a new video of the same songs, hofully better smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_IMgwaplLw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW6_K3oRxZM

I feel my right hand it more "free" in movements than before.


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Hey mate smile.gif It is better - although, you should take care of some bends which were not reaching the pitch and also, the vibrato in the Piano loves guitar lesson should be wider. I can see that you have started using your wrist which is awesome, but you still use your fingers sometimes biggrin.gif Keep working hard and it'll be there mate!

What do you say if I shoot another lesson towards you? This one has a lot of bends smile.gif

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YES send it out smile.gif

Yes bends and vibratos still need some work, I'm starting to hear and get them closer now and using the wrist yeah, fell much more "lighter" smile.gif


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This one will work your hands mate smile.gif https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/String-Bending/

The clean/ crunchy tone helps in hearing things better and trying to get more control biggrin.gif if you like country stuff, you can always try this one as well: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pedal-...r-Country-Solo/

Let me know how these two feel biggrin.gif

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Thanks mate, probably will work on the most with the first one smile.gif


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Very good! Keep me updated and don't forget to focus on large fluid movements and using your wrist, ok?


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Hey mate, been busy with lots of work but tried to train as much as possible. I've done a bunch of videos last weekend, if you can take a look and see if there's any bad habits I need to fix would be great smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlNCeW3-zRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk4liv0tMvk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLDeq8z7tGI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcXRqEJk0nA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hll4ibOK2Sk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79sFo4HPgD8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M8g2lYyTwE

There are some stuff that it's not perfect but I'm getting better (hopefuly, lol)


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Hey Pedro! Wow, this looks like a very impressive collection!

Well, I'll take them one at a time:

Winter tune - basically, it's clear that you know the parts, but in the lead section there are a lot of bends that are not yet there - they aren't reaching the correct pitch - and various timing issues in the phrases.

Seek and destroy - aside a few spots where you haven't been very clear (missing some notes without losing the groove though wink.gif ) it sounds tight and correct to me. It was actually the first song I ever learned from them smile.gif I used to play it on the acoustic guitar though laugh.gif

Neoclassical for beginners - sounds like you nailed it pretty good mate. The vibrato sounds wide, the flow is there, but some of the notes you are bending, sound a bit forced, because you are uncertain about how much to bend. They reach the pitch, but they don't sound natural yet.

Iron Maiden for beginners - Be careful in the first lead part especially, because this is where it's the most obvious - there are some notes you are missing and the general timing is a little bit shaky, as a whole take. I would suggest more slow practice with this one for certain!

Hand synch - mate, I'd redo this one, as it is not yet ready to be recorded and presented. Practice slowly and most importantly - study a bit the note lengths based on the rhythmic subdivisions you are playing in the piece. It will help you feel the pulses that change throughout the take. Ok?

Epic metal beginner solo - This one is almost there. The part that needs your attention, would be the bends around 0:37-0:39, which are out of pitch. Otherwise, there are minor hesitations here and there. Practicing this one slow and understanding all the parts, will most certainly increase your certainty. Also, watch out on the vibrato - don't vibrate with your fingers, but do it from the wrist, k?

Guitar Loves Piano #3 - It is obvious that you practiced this one and you know the parts, but, it sounds a bit rigid and in some spots you are vibrating with your fingers again. I've noticed a very beautiful vibrato, around 0:36 - that's what you should aim for mate wink.gif And also, the bends around the ending (0:55 onwards) are out of pitch.

I think you did a good job with the tracks and now you know what your needy spots are: timing and bending mostly. These and the missing notes that appear in the takes, can be fixed with more attention to detail, slow practice and understanding of what you are playing.

It is a LOT of information man - you gave me 7 takes and this is no little thing! Keep up the good work and write more often, ok?

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