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post Jun 15 2013, 07:12 PM
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Hi PeteLucifersAngels!! Welcome to your Gab's Army thread!!

Could you please tell me a bit about you, your musical tastes, influences, strengths and weaknesses? I would need some videos of you playing rhythm and solo guitar, so please post your best material here. If you have some music or ideas of your own, also post them here. Also let me know how you think that I can help you and what are your expectations for our job. You can check the other Army's thread to discover the different modalities of this project.


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post Jun 16 2013, 12:50 PM
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Hi Gab, i am 18 years and have been playing for around 4 and a half years, without taking any guitar lessons except for on the internet on sites as youtube and GMC. My musical taste is very wide but i have always been a huge metal fan. Some of my favorite metal bands is stuff like death, Gojira, Hatesphere Exodus, Iron Maiden, Sabbath and in general that kind of music (death metal, Thrash Metal, Groove metal etc.). I'm also a lot into prog rock and metal like pink floyd, Genesis, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Dream Theater, Resistor and Resistor, asnd ofcause art rock like muse, The Protomen and Radiohead.
As for myself i play a lot of different music but i am mainly playing in a Groove metal band atm, where we are two guitarists sharing rythm and lead. I also work on a melodic death metal solo project atm and plays in an acoustic cover band.
Some of my favorite guitar players is Chuck Shuldiner, John Petrucci, David Gilmour, Niel Zaza and Slash.
My Rythm playing is pretty solid, but my soloing is what i am not satisfied with. First of my technique is bad. I need to learn to use vibrato, need to practice my bending, build up speed and synchronize my left and right hands. The only soloing technique that i'm half way good at is tapping.
I don't have many new videos but here is a couple of, and i will upload some soloing videos later when i got time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeDRTF0rR_0 (my melodic solo Project)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHQo_n0cz0 (old original song)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa9MknUjBmM A bit of soloing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAVlNatwGtA Some riffs i wrote for my Groove metal band


Both videos are private so if you have any problems with watching them let me know.
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Hi man! Thanks for your info and videos. I couldn't see the private ones, you should set them as unlisted or something like that. I would really like to see you playing some melodic passages to see how you react to bending, vibrato, dynamics and then obviously work on Alternate Picking and Sweep Picking for gaining speed. I think that this is a very good lesson for starting our job:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/guitar_loves_piano/

Please work on it and try to also get a tone close to this one. Feeling and tone is everything if you want to master this Petrucci style melodic piece, so concentrate on it. You will also find that keeping a tight timing is tricky when you just have a piano as the backing track.

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I changed the settings on the videos, and will be looking at the lesson tomorrow, it's getting pretty late here.
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Thanks! Now the videos are working and I could notice what you mean about your soloing! Let's start working with the lesson that I shared.


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Here is what i have achieved from practicing the lesson today, i know that it is far from perfect yet, but it is what has come out of todays practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj4mQrd6YpM
I hope it gives you a picture of what we have to work with at the moments and what i need to practice smile.gif
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Hi mate! Thanks for being that fast! This take clearly shows the aspects that we have to work. Your vibrato needs to be reviewed. When you play vibrato, you have to start the movement from your wrist, not just your finger (the same happens with bending) The movement should be more natural, first you have to make the note sound and then add the vibrato as a part of the note.

Check the first part of this video. Here, Satch shows how the movement for bending and vibrato should be, and gives an easy but very effective exercise for it.



Please check out this lesson. There is very useful info about vibrato. Practice it and record a take as soon as you feel that you are starting to master it:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey-5/

and for bending we will use this lesson:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...String-Bending/

then we will get back to the guitar loves piano lesson.


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In the video with Bens vibrato techniques, he bends the string down, which for some reason doesn't really work for me, so would it be wrong if i instead bended the string up? I find it way more comfortable
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QUOTE (PeteLucifersAngels @ Jun 20 2013, 08:24 AM) *
In the video with Bens vibrato techniques, he bends the string down, which for some reason doesn't really work for me, so would it be wrong if i instead bended the string up? I find it way more comfortable



Hi mate, it's the same, but it would be great if you practice to be able to bend down too. When you want to bend strings 5 and 6, you will notice that it's better to bend the string down.


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I'm Sorry that i haven't posted anything yet, i have just been at Roskilde Festival the whole last week and more, listening to some great and inspiring music, i will continue the practice now smile.gif
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QUOTE (PeteLucifersAngels @ Jul 8 2013, 11:03 AM) *
I'm Sorry that i haven't posted anything yet, i have just been at Roskilde Festival the whole last week and more, listening to some great and inspiring music, i will continue the practice now smile.gif



Ok! Thanks for notifying! Who played there??


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 8 2013, 03:02 PM) *
Ok! Thanks for notifying! Who played there??


Alot of great bands in different genres. Metallica, Slipknot, Kreator, Solbrud, Of Monsters And Men, Airbourne, Rihanah, Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, Queens of the stone age just to name a few smile.gif
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QUOTE (PeteLucifersAngels @ Jul 9 2013, 11:22 AM) *
Alot of great bands in different genres. Metallica, Slipknot, Kreator, Solbrud, Of Monsters And Men, Airbourne, Rihanah, Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, Queens of the stone age just to name a few smile.gif


Wou! Lots of killer bands! It's great to go to those type of festivals. You learn a lot and you get back home very motivated.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 9 2013, 07:02 PM) *
Wou! Lots of killer bands! It's great to go to those type of festivals. You learn a lot and you get back home very motivated.


It sure is! I especially heard some new upcoming bands that inspired me a lot, mainly a band called Navneløs, they played some of the most wonderful music i have ever heard, and it is very different and experimenting. you should check them out even though they sing on Danish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCLWe32Kkkc
Btw, it is very hard for me to get the motion for the vibrato right, but i feel like i have come a little bit further. even though you probably shouldn't expect a video right now.
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QUOTE (PeteLucifersAngels @ Jul 12 2013, 08:33 AM) *
It sure is! I especially heard some new upcoming bands that inspired me a lot, mainly a band called Navneløs, they played some of the most wonderful music i have ever heard, and it is very different and experimenting. you should check them out even though they sing on Danish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCLWe32Kkkc
Btw, it is very hard for me to get the motion for the vibrato right, but i feel like i have come a little bit further. even though you probably shouldn't expect a video right now.



Hi Pete! Thanks a lot for sharing that link! I'm listening to it right now. I love discovering new music so feel free to share more bands that you discovered! smile.gif

Good to know that slowly your vibrato technique is getting better. Be patient, work hard and please share here your progress to let me give you feedback.


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