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post Jun 7 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hey there my friend!

This here is your own thread in which we will focus on developing your guitar playing skills - beginning with timing!

Stay tuned today for a little presentation movie about rhythmic subdivisions smile.gif and a lesson suggestion to follow, ok?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 7 2013, 11:44 AM) *
Hey there my friend!

This here is your own thread in which we will focus on developing your guitar playing skills - beginning with timing!

Stay tuned today for a little presentation movie about rhythmic subdivisions smile.gif and a lesson suggestion to follow, ok?

Cosmin


Hello!

Timing sounds like a good place to start, yes indeed!

*stays tuned*

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post Jun 7 2013, 10:08 PM
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Hey buddy here ya go biggrin.gif



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post Jun 8 2013, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 7 2013, 09:08 PM) *


Hm, so, if one were to play 8th notes at 60bpm, that could also be 4th notes at 120bpm? - Depending on what you're actually playing?
And well, if you're playing.. 16th notes at 240bpm, how can one possible count that?
Other than that it was surprisingly easy to understand! Thank you very much biggrin.gif

Hm, I can play most of the parts of the lesson you linked, except when it comes to shifting between 8th and 16th notes. It just turns into a big mess. tongue.gif - But it's probably very related to that I've not really played with this in mind before, I'll try to make a video when I get it down if you want!
Oh, and thanks, again!





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Hey man! Glad to know I was explicit enough biggrin.gif

Well, a video would most likely help me help you, so please do share it here, ok? Regarding your questions:

Now, 8th notes at 60bpm = 4th notes at 120bpm, in the sense that the note duration is the same - but at 60BpM you will have 8 8th notes in a bar and at 120 BpM you will have 4 quarter notes in a bar, so the note duration stays the same, but the number of notes decreases - please let me know if it's clear... and about 16th notes at 240 Bpm... well, that is an athletic endeavor which I find totally useless laugh.gif to be honest with you biggrin.gif

The maths is simple and your intuition has proved itself useful! Let's get this lesson in shape and we can try out some more concerning the subject of rhythmic subdivisions biggrin.gif Deal?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 9 2013, 01:24 PM) *
Hey man! Glad to know I was explicit enough biggrin.gif

Well, a video would most likely help me help you, so please do share it here, ok? Regarding your questions:

Now, 8th notes at 60bpm = 4th notes at 120bpm, in the sense that the note duration is the same - but at 60BpM you will have 8 8th notes in a bar and at 120 BpM you will have 4 quarter notes in a bar, so the note duration stays the same, but the number of notes decreases - please let me know if it's clear... and about 16th notes at 240 Bpm... well, that is an athletic endeavor which I find totally useless laugh.gif to be honest with you biggrin.gif

The maths is simple and your intuition has proved itself useful! Let's get this lesson in shape and we can try out some more concerning the subject of rhythmic subdivisions biggrin.gif Deal?

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Hello!
Yeah, I'll see if I can make a video doing the lesson. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhaYfY4zNow...eature=youtu.be

The question about 16th notes at 240 bpm was more of a hypothetical one. - Be it useless or not. tongue.gif
Yeah, I'm up for some more!

Oh, and thanks, again! :-)


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Edit: Added link! (Sorry about angle of the video, I'll have to get a proper camera one day, that isnt a phone, randomly placed, hoping it'll record what I want recorded!)

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Hey buddy! Thanks for the vid smile.gif I noticed some things and I will get back to you with a video today ok? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 10 2013, 08:27 AM) *
Hey buddy! Thanks for the vid smile.gif I noticed some things and I will get back to you with a video today ok? smile.gif


Oh, neat! smile.gif - Yeah, no rush, I've got all the time in the world :-)

Additional offtopic question!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zj2NZ6in6I - Things like this.. how would I go on jamming / improvising to it? - I mean, I can see it's in G minor. But that does not really tell me much. (Should really read more theory.)

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Hey mate, here ya go:



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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 11 2013, 09:51 AM) *
Hey mate, here ya go:



Hi! Good video. You seem to have a way to make things simple , Thanks! :-)
I'll try to change the way I alternate pick, and the whole learning the body the rhythm is a very interesting thing, I can practice that anywhere! - Thanks!

As for the improv, to be honest, I don't really hear much music in my head, other than whats being played when listening to .. things to jam over. I see pictures in my head though :| - And have sometimes tried to translate the pictures to sound, if that makes sense. :-)


I made a video were I tried to pretend my hand was locked by axis. - It feels like the three remaining fingers on the right hand tenses up if I don't anchor them (Like in the Cosmin 3 video below) and well, the entire hand gets more uncoordinated and harder to controll (bigger movements) but then again, it's most likely just a matter of practicing it that way.
As far as I can tell, the elbow / forarm is still moving a bit here in this video, but not in the second one. (Easier to relaxed when anchored tongue.gif)





A second one, were I tried to show how I would normally go about alternate picking ,and a bit faster. (far from flawless.)







Edit: I might just have to learn to calm down, release some tension and try to do things very much more slow. smile.gif


Now to watch your video another time!
Thank you :-)

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Hey mate smile.gif More observations coming in a new video - but till tomorrow - you should know that video 3 is ok'ish until the end, where you move your right hand fingers biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 11 2013, 08:32 PM) *
Hey mate smile.gif More observations coming in a new video - but till tomorrow - you should know that video 3 is ok'ish until the end, where you move your right hand fingers biggrin.gif


Hey, awesome! :-)

haha, yeah, I was mainly concentrating on the left hand there to be honest! (Excuses sad.gif )

Peace :-)

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No problemmo mate - stay tuned and we'll take care of everything in due time wink.gif


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Hey buddy, here ya go biggrin.gif



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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 12 2013, 02:52 PM) *
Hey buddy, here ya go biggrin.gif



Hey, yeah, the anchoring I do, seem to make it hard to play on the 6th string aswell. So, getting rid of it seems like a very good plan!

I'll get right on that, and yeah, we have a deal! - Next video will have both hands, at slow speed, steady timing and clean picking!
It'll probably take a while tongue.gif

*goes to practice*

Thank you! :-)

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The pleasure is all mine man smile.gif Let's build healthy habits, so that later on you won't have to go back on things.

Anchoring is not a bad thing, but there are sufficient moments when it'll hinder you - in the end though, it all depends on what you want to play and how you feel comfy. Bot for me at least, not leaning on the guitar body, provides freedom of movement.

Let's see how it works for you smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 13 2013, 06:22 AM) *
The pleasure is all mine man smile.gif Let's build healthy habits, so that later on you won't have to go back on things.

Anchoring is not a bad thing, but there are sufficient moments when it'll hinder you - in the end though, it all depends on what you want to play and how you feel comfy. Bot for me at least, not leaning on the guitar body, provides freedom of movement.

Let's see how it works for you smile.gif

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Did another attempt at the first part of Ben's lesson.
Played it without the video, and with a metronome instead this time smile.gif
Will do the other ones as well, but this is apparently not a great day for guitaring, having slight of a "damn, not progressing in anything, maybe I should throw the guitar out of the window" kind of day tongue.gif
(Oh, and yeah, I will work on the noise.)

Anyway, I tried! - Here's the video smile.gif

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Hey man! smile.gif Not bad! The timing is good, but you need to mute the strings around the note that you play - please focus on that and let's see the rest biggrin.gif

You are on the good path wink.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 23 2013, 08:19 PM) *
Hey man! smile.gif Not bad! The timing is good, but you need to mute the strings around the note that you play - please focus on that and let's see the rest biggrin.gif

You are on the good path wink.gif


Hey, thanks for the feedback!

Yeah, ill have to find a way to mute the strings. Still adjusting to this right hand resting on the bridge way of doing things :-P
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How about if I make a movie for you - I will explain things easier, rather than writing them wink.gif


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