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KenA
post Aug 30 2013, 02:13 PM
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Well, first of, Hi to everyone.

I recently joined GMC and I hope this can be a great place to make new friends and of course a nice learning evironment. As a quick bio I would say that although I've been in contact with music since I was a little kid (learned a bit o piano and drums), I really started my guitar journey at age 42 (I'm 46 now) . I listen to mainly rock/blues/funk based music, from the 80s to more contemporary music : lets'say Shotgun Messiah, LA Guns ... to Nickelback, Hollywood Undead, The Dirty Youth, etc

I started with funk rhythm guitar stuff from Ross Bolton, Jeremy Sash, Jurgen Kumlehn and right now my main challenge is to learn how to play with overdrive/distortion . I find this very difficult because when using distorted sounds it's easier to hear 'leaked' sounds, in other words, it's hard to play 'clean' with distortion ... I guess you know what I mean.

I still don't have any RECs , but I have a small collection of my original ideas/tunes I post on my YT channel :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4QjuB7y8xl4mrW3P79nqQ

I also use Overloud TH2 as my guitar amp sim and Ableton Live as my DAW but as soon as the new Bitwig Studio will be released I'll probably will adopt it because the less bloated the software, the best it is in my opinion.

All the best, Ken.
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Bogdan Radovic
post Aug 30 2013, 02:44 PM
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Welcome to GMC Ken!

Great to have a funky man in the house! smile.gif
I have checked out your videos on YT and you have very nice groove when playing the funky stuff.

Playing clean with distortion is all about cleaning up the technique and getting command of muting technique.

Check out some of these lessons on the topic :

* https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Scratching-And-Muting/
* https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...g-101-tutorial/

Hope to see you join the REC program! smile.gif

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Todd Simpson
post Aug 30 2013, 05:14 PM
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Welcome to GMC!!! smile.gif This is an amazing community of musicians and you will not find a more supportive place for learning guitar. There is zero attitude in the forums and all questions/comments are welcomed and feedback is freely given.


I hear ya as far as keeping it clean playing with high gain smile.gif It's an art unto itself. It's mostly about learning to use both hands to mute the strings that are not being played as well as proper noise gate use. We cover lots of this type of thing in my saturday/sunday vid chats so please do stop by !

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QUOTE (KenA @ Aug 30 2013, 09:13 AM) *
Well, first of, Hi to everyone.

I recently joined GMC and I hope this can be a great place to make new friends and of course a nice learning evironment. As a quick bio I would say that although I've been in contact with music since I was a little kid (learned a bit o piano and drums), I really started my guitar journey at age 42 (I'm 46 now) . I listen to mainly rock/blues/funk based music, from the 80s to more contemporary music : lets'say Shotgun Messiah, LA Guns ... to Nickelback, Hollywood Undead, The Dirty Youth, etc

I started with funk rhythm guitar stuff from Ross Bolton, Jeremy Sash, Jurgen Kumlehn and right now my main challenge is to learn how to play with overdrive/distortion . I find this very difficult because when using distorted sounds it's easier to hear 'leaked' sounds, in other words, it's hard to play 'clean' with distortion ... I guess you know what I mean.

I still don't have any RECs , but I have a small collection of my original ideas/tunes I post on my YT channel :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4QjuB7y8xl4mrW3P79nqQ

I also use Overloud TH2 as my guitar amp sim and Ableton Live as my DAW but as soon as the new Bitwig Studio will be released I'll probably will adopt it because the less bloated the software, the best it is in my opinion.

All the best, Ken.



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post Aug 30 2013, 06:28 PM
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Bem Vindo Ken!

That's enough portuguese from me, I'm terrible at it, my wife is from Goiania and she's given up on me learning!


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post Aug 30 2013, 06:42 PM
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Hey there new "Funky-Duuude" smile.gif Hope You're doing well. If You got any questions please contact us via PM or forum topics smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2013, 12:13 AM
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Hi KenA! Welcome to the site! As Bogdan said, the main secret to play with distorted sound is to master the muting techniques. We have many great lessons about this here at the site. Just take some time to explore our archive and feel free to contact us or start threads to let us give you feedback or suggestions.

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post Aug 31 2013, 04:53 AM
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Hey Ken,

Welcome to GMC! smile.gif It's great to have you here, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you. There's an amazing community here, so get involved in the forums! biggrin.gif See you around.

PS: I've heard about Bitwig Studio. I'm really excited about the online multi-user feature that they've planned wink.gif If they pull it off, it's gonna change everything!


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post Aug 31 2013, 12:47 PM
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Wow, thanks everyone for the warm welcome and for the tips regarding the muting technique. I'll definitely check the tuts/vidz and do the practicing to achieve the results. I also saw that you guys have some great funky stuff as well, which is a plus for me!
Regards, Ken.
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post Aug 31 2013, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (KenA @ Aug 31 2013, 08:47 AM) *
Wow, thanks everyone for the warm welcome and for the tips regarding the muting technique. I'll definitely check the tuts/vidz and do the practicing to achieve the results. I also saw that you guys have some great funky stuff as well, which is a plus for me!
Regards, Ken.



Yeah! Don't miss these killer lessons that has funk influences!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/funk_l...saraceno_style/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/funklo...1_country-funk/


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post Aug 31 2013, 11:32 PM
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Olá biggrin.gif Bem vindo!!


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