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Trixx
post Jul 25 2013, 09:22 AM
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Hey its pretty hard to find lessons for South African music around the web especialy on guitar, can i get help learning this song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v58euso5Mcs
what can i practice to get really good at stuff like this? i want to be able to play this style over diferent progressions
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 25 2013, 04:00 PM
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Hi! Nice video! That style sound very cool, the musicians are amazing, they have an awesome groove. The guitar player is mostly playing palm muted melodies, that reminds me a bit to surf music.

Let me suggest you some lessons that are related to that style of playing: (not exactly the style of music, but some vibes and also close techniques)

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Around...ibbean-Calypso/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Around...orld-Polynesia/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/around...ld-greek-style/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...le-lead-guitar/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/al-di-meola-style/

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post Jul 26 2013, 02:54 AM
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African music is so happy and joyful. Very simple 3 chord progressions. Beautiful harmonies. Complex rhythms. I don't blame you for wanting to learn to play like this.


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post Jul 26 2013, 08:05 AM
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I think Gabe pointed out the right suggestions, so it would be a great idea to go through those lessons and see what you can use in your own compositions and why not, record some and post them here for our listening pleasure smile.gif


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post Jul 26 2013, 09:04 AM
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What he's playing is really more of the west African style. Check out guitar players from Mali, Ghana and Nigeria (Fela, King Sunny Ade, etc.).
Also this book and CD is excellent in out lining the 'basic' styles.
http://www.amazon.com/African-Guitar-Style...o/dp/1882146913


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post Jul 26 2013, 12:45 PM
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What a hapiness and joy comes out of this music! Listening for a few times yet smile.gif I think that being able to play this style is based more on how much of this music You'll listening to. You have to catch some patterns, popular phrases and most important...rhythm grooves smile.gif

Oh...and You have to keep Your guitar hanging righ under Your neck biggrin.gif

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post Jul 26 2013, 01:34 PM
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Or you can to consider this one, too smile.gif

Soukous style


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post Jul 27 2013, 07:51 AM
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To support Darius's idea - in order to get really acquainted to a style or artist, you need to listen to that music A LOT. I for one have been listening to Pantera on replay these last months, because I really want to nail all the details and feel of those songs in the concert playlist. It proved really useful, because usually, on the street when walking, I can hear a lot of details in the headphones - which I wouldn't normally discover if I would be focused on learning that song with the guitar in hand.


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post Jul 27 2013, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jul 26 2013, 09:34 AM) *
Or you can to consider this one, too smile.gif

Soukous style


hehe good one! I missed it. Thanks Sinisa!


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post Jul 27 2013, 10:35 PM
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You guys are awesome, ive never met people so eger to help me get good at anything. I will consider all the things you all have said, thank you all so much smile.gif

will upload my videos for your listerning pleasure soon as i get a few licks under my belt biggrin.gif

generaly most of the songs fall into 145 progresions with really good rhythm,
consider this song starting at 1:30s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59C5nneXhQM

i noticed they like sixteenth note(atleast that what i think) picking rhytms aswell,
maybe south african should also be one of the lessons for the around the world section, i know i would love it.

are there some fast picking single note rhythm lessons i can checkout aswell?
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post Jul 28 2013, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (Trixx @ Jul 27 2013, 11:35 PM) *
You guys are awesome, ive never met people so eger to help me get good at anything. I will consider all the things you all have said, thank you all so much smile.gif

will upload my videos for your listerning pleasure soon as i get a few licks under my belt biggrin.gif

generaly most of the songs fall into 145 progresions with really good rhythm,
consider this song starting at 1:30s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59C5nneXhQM

i noticed they like sixteenth note(atleast that what i think) picking rhytms aswell,
maybe south african should also be one of the lessons for the around the world section, i know i would love it.

are there some fast picking single note rhythm lessons i can checkout aswell?


Here are a few funky lessons that feature single notes rhythms. They are very good for developing groove and when playing funk and especially single notes, you need to be really tight. Usually there are lot of dead notes and 16th notes bursts added to make them sound percussive.

Lessons (not really on a fast tempo but tricky to get down in the correct groove/timing) :

* https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...le-note-funkin/
* https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Funking-Single-Notes/
* https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/single-notes-funk-blues/


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post Jul 28 2013, 02:31 PM
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Right! Aside from Bogdan's suggestions - I would say that you should work on building the consistency of playing muted 16th notes over 4/4 time signature bars. This will improve your groove feel and timing, so try playing 4 16th notes over each beat in a 4/4 bar, while muting all the strings with your left hand and while accentuating each first note in each group of 4.

If you have difficulties, let me know and I can show you in a little video smile.gif


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post Jul 28 2013, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 28 2013, 01:31 PM) *
Right! Aside from Bogdan's suggestions - I would say that you should work on building the consistency of playing muted 16th notes over 4/4 time signature bars. This will improve your groove feel and timing, so try playing 4 16th notes over each beat in a 4/4 bar, while muting all the strings with your left hand and while accentuating each first note in each group of 4.

If you have difficulties, let me know and I can show you in a little video smile.gif


That video woiuld be great Cosmin, in the meantime i managed to get one player to record me a sample, see the attachment, the rhyth and the lead parts are separated, rhythm on the left ear and lead on the right ear

Attached File  Wanga_Murena.mp3 ( 2.93MB ) Number of downloads: 81
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post Jul 29 2013, 11:36 AM
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Hey man - this sounds good! I will make the video, but out of what I can hear, you have nice rhythm skills already smile.gif I'll make it and if it helps, I will be glad.



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post Jul 29 2013, 02:08 PM
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hahaha, wish this was me playing but its not, this is where i wanna get to. lookin forward to that vid smile.gif
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post Jul 30 2013, 07:09 AM
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Ooooh biggrin.gif Alright man, I'll have it up for ya today - I was thinking... Hmmm, why would he need a simpler thing when he can play like that already laugh.gif And you must definitely take a look over this thread: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry652734

Here we go:



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post Jul 31 2013, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 30 2013, 06:09 AM) *
Ooooh biggrin.gif Alright man, I'll have it up for ya today - I was thinking... Hmmm, why would he need a simpler thing when he can play like that already laugh.gif And you must definitely take a look over this thread: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry652734

Here we go:



Thanx a mil bro im practicing right now biggrin.gif
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post Aug 1 2013, 08:10 AM
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Hehe! Glad I could help!


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