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Todd Simpson
post Mar 19 2013, 06:55 AM
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Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!

MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SLOWWWWWWLLY, very SLOWWWLLLLYYYY until you master it at a crawl (As You'll Do With Each Mission, and focus on left hand FORM! Make it SUPER PERFECT!). Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP!

Here is your link your personal training ground/HELL!

http://bitly.com/leonard478sbootcamp

Practice!
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post Apr 4 2013, 03:52 AM
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for some reason the youtube quick access isnt working, but here is the link!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJ3bG6ktN0


Hey Todd! hope youre doing well, sorry this first one took so long, in the midst of my auditions to music school and whatnot, anyways its high time i get my technique way up! smile.gif

here is what you have to work with, i can finally be relaxed at 120 without using my arm, which hasnt happened before up until now!

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post May 22 2013, 10:23 PM
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So this was the best i could do at 120 BPM, PS im finally back and ready to go! smile.gif


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 19 2013, 05:55 AM) *
Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!

MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SLOWWWWWWLLY, very SLOWWWLLLLYYYY until you master it at a crawl (As You'll Do With Each Mission, and focus on left hand FORM! Make it SUPER PERFECT!). Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP!

Here is your link your personal training ground/HELL!

http://bitly.com/leonard478sbootcamp

Practice!
Todd
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post May 24 2013, 04:59 AM
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Super Congrats on First and Second Blood Soldier!!! Very well fought on both of these!! You are going to go far in MISSIONS!! Shoot me a PM if you can to make sure I know blood has been spilled! Let's get on to the Debrief!!!

I can see you have put some time in on the shooting range!!

In short you just.....



!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!


MEDAL OF HONOR
1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Even/Solid Timing
3.)Aggressive Style


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So this was the best i could do at 120 BPM, PS im finally back and ready to go! smile.gif


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post May 31 2013, 09:17 PM
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Thanks in advance Todd!


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post Jun 1 2013, 12:20 AM
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Soldier you are Drilling it and Killing it!!! Really nice progress and a fine mission vid!!

Let's Debrief....

MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Even Pacing and Progression
3.)Good right hand position, planted on the bridge.

You are getting the hang of it Soldier!! Even strikes, right hand planted firm, nice!!

In short Soldier, you just......

!!!!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!!!!!!!



Good Fight Soldier!!!! Onward!!! You are making great progress!! Keep up the fight!!!
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Thanks in advance Todd!




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post Jun 7 2013, 11:10 PM
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i cant get over this bloody 120 bpm hump sad.gif
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post Jun 13 2013, 05:21 AM
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Well Fought Soldier!!! Don't forget to PM me if you can when you complete a mission. I'd hate to miss the post!! On to the Mission!


Let's Debrief....

You are playing well here. Your timing and picking are good!!! I do see a couple of things that might not be helping you in your quest. It looks like you are sitting "Side saddle" with your guitar on you right leg. Some players have a hard time playing any other way. If possible try to sit in classical position with your guitar in the middle for these MISSIONS. You can go back to side saddle once we get you up to MERCENARY status! Sitting properly creates a good angle for the hands and is similar to what you'll be doing standing up.

Second, it looks like your right hand isn't even touching the bridge soldier. I notice you are not using any gain/distortion. If you were, you'd hear a good bit of sympathetic string vibration created by not muting the other strings. Learning to alternate pick while being able to mute unused strings is an Art in and of itself. Try to keep your hand right above the bridge during these missions even if you are not palm muting.

These are two things that nearly every one does at first. I see it quite often so don't worry, it's just part of the process. When learning the ropes, little things like this can get in the way of your progress. Eventually, it matters much less. But until then it can matter quite a bit.

For your next lesson--
1.)Try sitting in classical position
2.)Use some gain/distortion
3.)Plant your hand over the bridge and keep it there for the mission.

These are small issues and won't keep you from being sent on your next MISSION!!! As for this vid....

MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Clean Strikes
2.)Even Pacing and Progression
3.)Good speed.

In short Soldier, you just......

!!!!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!!!!!!!


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post Jun 15 2013, 08:39 PM
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Hey buddy, thanks in advance!, distortion and classical position this time. ( i used to play classical guitar for like half a year, but with the electric the position actually feels really good as well!)

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post Jun 18 2013, 05:43 AM
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Well played Soldier!!! Good position and posture as a bonus! Hand muting is much improved as well!! Much progress from the last fight to this fight.

Soldier, I think you are ready to take things up just a skoch. You've got this lick down, now I want to see you "Double Pick" it and march it up the neck as well. Just pick every note twice "Thus the Double PIcking" it will force you pick hand to adapt to alternate methods of striking. E.G. going for an upstroke where it used to be a down during single picking.

The speed is good and you can slow it down if need be for Double Picking. You are doing well on these Missions Soldier!! Take it to the Next Level of BARUUUUUUTALITY!!!

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Hey buddy, thanks in advance!, distortion and classical position this time. ( i used to play classical guitar for like half a year, but with the electric the position actually feels really good as well!)




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post Jun 21 2013, 11:17 PM
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Two New Uploads!, Lesson 6 was done at 2 different BPM in 2 different ways!, cheers and many thanks todd !



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post Jun 22 2013, 03:59 AM
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Great work Soldier!!! These are very well played. I'm gonna make the same request here that I gave on the last one which is, PLAY THESE BOTH AS DOUBLE PICKED VERSIONS!!! I think you can kill it!! Your technique is really coming along.

That would be three bits of playing, these two vids and the previous vid DOUBLED PICKED. Then we can debrief you and give you your mission badge!!!!! Your single picking is doing great, but I really need to see your multi picking. I know it's tough to pull off at first, but they don't call this SHRED BOOTCAMP for nothing!!!

Fight On!!

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Two New Uploads!, Lesson 6 was done at 2 different BPM in 2 different ways!, cheers and many thanks todd !





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post Jun 22 2013, 10:32 AM
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So since 6 is already double picked i just pick everything 4 times? and also for Lesson 5 you just want me to do a repeat of the double picking? which one would be the 3rd video?, thanks!

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 22 2013, 02:59 AM) *
Great work Soldier!!! These are very well played. I'm gonna make the same request here that I gave on the last one which is, PLAY THESE BOTH AS DOUBLE PICKED VERSIONS!!! I think you can kill it!! Your technique is really coming along.

That would be three bits of playing, these two vids and the previous vid DOUBLED PICKED. Then we can debrief you and give you your mission badge!!!!! Your single picking is doing great, but I really need to see your multi picking. I know it's tough to pull off at first, but they don't call this SHRED BOOTCAMP for nothing!!!

Fight On!!

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post Jul 12 2013, 02:11 AM
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Soldier I wanted to follow up and ask how your time on the Shooting Range is going? You have really drilled it and killed it thus far in the bootcamp, making progress faster than I thought possible so congrats there!!!


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So since 6 is already double picked i just pick everything 4 times? and also for Lesson 5 you just want me to do a repeat of the double picking? which one would be the 3rd video?, thanks!



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post Aug 4 2013, 08:59 PM
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BACK FROM VACATION! and ready as hell to go ! , had to do these on the ol' archtop my strat is in the shop





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Soldier I wanted to follow up and ask how your time on the Shooting Range is going? You have really drilled it and killed it thus far in the bootcamp, making progress faster than I thought possible so congrats there!!!
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post Aug 7 2013, 08:36 AM
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NICE!!!!!!!!! Well fought Soldier!!! Your practice is paying off!!!!!

Let's Debrief....

MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Good Alternate PIcking
2.)Assasin level precision
3.)QUAD PICKING!!!

In short Soldier, you just......

!!!!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!!!!!!!


P.S. You did great work here Soldier, try to focus on lesson 7 and even post multiple versions if you like smile.gif But try to wait to hit lesson 8 till we debrief you for 7. Something tells me, it's gonna be a quick turn around on Lesson 7!

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BACK FROM VACATION! and ready as hell to go ! , had to do these on the ol' archtop my strat is in the shop





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post Aug 12 2013, 12:48 AM
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Thanks in Advance Todd!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh4dshW_AE4
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post Aug 13 2013, 06:54 AM
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WELL FOUGHT!!! Your right hand position is PERFECT!! I can hear each note being muted as you play and and your articulation doesn't suffer at all during the mute which is an art in and off itself! This is nicely done Soldier!!!

Let's Debrief....

MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)High Level of Precision
2.)Great Articulation
3.)Perfect Right Hand Work.

In short Soldier, you just......

!!!!!!!LEVELED UP!!!!!!!!!!!



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post Aug 18 2013, 10:22 PM
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SHRED JOURNEY #8! - at a proud 138 BPM smile.gif , course i cannot keep this BPM up for long for now but its somewhere i never thought i'd be. and my dreaded 120 BPM has become SO much easier that it baffles me that i was stuck there
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post Aug 20 2013, 05:05 AM
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This looks like the the vid for Lesson 7? But it's well played!!!
I found the mission 8 vid on your youtube page so all is well!



DEBRIEF!!!!

Mission 8 is well played soldier. You are gaining ground quick!!! Slow the pace down just a tad, keep doing what your doing, and do this one double picked. There is a TON of string traverse and double picking (picking each note twice) will force you hand to adapt to alternate strikes that can be used on singles. I think you are gonna KILL IT!!

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SHRED JOURNEY #8! - at a proud 138 BPM smile.gif , course i cannot keep this BPM up for long for now but its somewhere i never thought i'd be. and my dreaded 120 BPM has become SO much easier that it baffles me that i was stuck there


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