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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 7 2013, 11:54 AM
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At times, most people encounter these types of problems when learning to play guitar:

- You are a beginner and you don't know where to start
- You are stuck with a certain area of your playing
- You don't use your practice time as efficiently as possible
- You feel lost because you have started practicing too many things at once and you are nowhere near your desired goal...

We want to help you get on the right track as soon as possible - and for this reason I am offering you a unique opportunity to set up a personalized lesson plan.

Please just answer the questions below, either in this topic or via private message. I will then set you up with a practice regimen consisting of GMC materials, that can cover a week of practice towards your desired goal.

* How long have you been playing the guitar?
* What do you feel your current level is?
* What sort of theoretical knowledge do you have so far?
* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
* What are your favorite techniques?
* What would you like to improve?
* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
* What gear do you own?
* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing

If you can provide audio/ video materials of your playing, it would be very helpful.
If not, we can work things out either way smile.gif

I will try to get back to you as soon as possible, hopefully today already - depending on the amount of applications.

I am looking forward to helping you getting on the right track!

Cosmin

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post Sep 7 2013, 02:36 PM
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I posted a pm Cosmin. Thank you so much!
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post Sep 7 2013, 04:48 PM
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Great idea Cosmin! smile.gif


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post Sep 7 2013, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE (bahadirpeker @ Sep 7 2013, 01:36 PM) *
I posted a pm Cosmin. Thank you so much!


Hey mate - I'll get back to you asap once I figure out a good plan wink.gif

QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Sep 7 2013, 03:48 PM) *
Great idea Cosmin! smile.gif


Thanks D-man!


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post Sep 7 2013, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (bahadirpeker @ Sep 7 2013, 01:36 PM) *
I posted a pm Cosmin. Thank you so much!


Check out your inbox, mate wink.gif


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post Sep 7 2013, 09:08 PM
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You got a mail smile.gif Very cool offer!
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post Sep 7 2013, 09:10 PM
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You are great man! Thank you so much! smile.gif

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post Sep 8 2013, 11:14 AM
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Awesome idea Cosmin smile.gif let's add this one to our thread..
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post Sep 8 2013, 11:40 AM
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Very good initiative, Cosmin. I hope people get a lot out of it. I don't think it's quite for me at the very moment though.


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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 8 2013, 11:03 PM
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I'm sure that everyone will benefit out of this smile.gif

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Awesome idea Cosmin smile.gif let's add this one to our thread..
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post Sep 8 2013, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 9 2013, 12:03 AM) *
I'm sure that everyone will benefit out of this smile.gif


Absolutely! I just need to settle in with what I have going now. Don't want to get my hands too full and stumble in the process and get too stressed out about it.


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post Sep 9 2013, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE (Terence @ Sep 7 2013, 08:08 PM) *
You got a mail smile.gif Very cool offer!


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post Sep 12 2013, 03:12 PM
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This is great - everyone should try to get some structured practice! smile.gif

Who else needs a plan?


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post Sep 12 2013, 03:33 PM
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Hey my friend. I'm working on Gab's army but I'm feeling so frustrated (of course not with Gab but with my playing) lately that any additional help is more than welcome.

*How long have you been playing the guitar?
- Forever. I'm 37 and I started playing when I was 16. I played for 2 and a half years, I stopped for 3 years. Then I took it again for one year. And then I stopped again for a long time. For the last 6 years I've been very inconsistently with my practice, because of a lot of things, I practice 6 months then I stop for another 6 months and so on. But I really want to improve my playing and I'm committed into practicing.
* What do you feel your current level is?
-A Lousy intermediate.
* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
- I can spend 3 hours at least 4 days a week.
* What are your favorite techniques?
-Rock riffing, bending, vibrato, legato, alternate picking.
* What would you like to improve?
- Rock riff playing and composing, legato, alternate picking, bending and vibrato. And to improve my ability to compose melodies, both for solos and for singing.
* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
- At home, but I'm working on my solo project playing the guitar and singing, so I'll start practicing with a drumer and a bass player friends to get the project out.
* What gear do you own?
-I have a fender strat, a cheap les paul, a Line 6 toneport UX1, and a BOSS ME-70.
* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing.
-Steven WIlson, Nuno Betancourt, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, Chris Cornell.

Here are a few of my latest REC takes, but I know you have watch them(Thanks for your comments! )

Rocker riff 2
Winter tune
Intermediate Rock song

And here are a couple of my own compositions, I haven't finished them.
Crea
Wake Up
Earth Inside
El Cubo

Thanks a lot my friend.

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post Sep 12 2013, 08:01 PM
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I think learning paths are a really good idea, not only personal ones, but with so many lessons on here some gems get missed, and the choice is overwhelming, it might be worth making a sticky thread with ones for certain techniques and styles.

For example

Country guitar

Give some major pentatonic lessons, some mixolydian mode lessons, hybrid picking lessons, lessons on string bending and of course country style lessons, all building up in level of difficulty.


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post Sep 13 2013, 10:30 AM
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Hey my friend!

You are one of the people who's activity stands out and I for one am a big fan of your compositions as they tend to have a close influence from Chris Cornell/ Audioslave, which I am a HUGE fan of smile.gif

Now, here's what I have in mind regarding what you should focus on:

Technique - alternate picking or legato or articulation elements - one/ week tho, as your time is limited
Rhythm - tightening up your rhythm skills
Composition - observing the concepts behind lessons you have learned so that you my apply these concepts in your own playing

Day 1 - Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Grunge-V-Soundgarden/ grungy riffs combined with bends and

Day 2 - Technique: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato...cking_beginner/ - this combines both alternate picking and legato

Day 3 - Revision

Day 4 - Revision and conclusions

In 3 hrs per day, you could divide your time like this:

Day 1 -2 -> 2hrs to understand the parts in the lesson, 30 min to rehearse them and another 30-45 min to try and put them together against the slowest available backing track

Day 3-4 ->

- rehearsing the lessons against the backing tracks, gradually - starting from the slowest towards the fastest - focus on timing, clean playing and expression - if you can record/ rehears the lesson at full speed over the original one to see what parts cause problems, it would be great, as this will act as a mirror smile.gif
- revising the theoretical concepts behind the lesson, so that you may pick them up and see if you can use them in your own compositions - have you ever tried this?

At the end of the week, I will invite you to write your conclusions here, in this thread so that we may see if there are any uncertainties and how you progress with the lessons. Of course, communication between us, during the week is essential and if you have questions, by all means ask me smile.gif

What do you think mate?

Cosmin



QUOTE (coffeeman @ Sep 12 2013, 02:33 PM) *
Hey my friend. I'm working on Gab's army but I'm feeling so frustrated (of course not with Gab but with my playing) lately that any additional help is more than welcome.

*How long have you been playing the guitar?
- Forever. I'm 37 and I started playing when I was 16. I played for 2 and a half years, I stopped for 3 years. Then I took it again for one year. And then I stopped again for a long time. For the last 6 years I've been very inconsistently with my practice, because of a lot of things, I practice 6 months then I stop for another 6 months and so on. But I really want to improve my playing and I'm committed into practicing.
* What do you feel your current level is?
-A Lousy intermediate.
* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
- I can spend 3 hours at least 4 days a week.
* What are your favorite techniques?
-Rock riffing, bending, vibrato, legato, alternate picking.
* What would you like to improve?
- Rock riff playing and composing, legato, alternate picking, bending and vibrato. And to improve my ability to compose melodies, both for solos and for singing.
* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
- At home, but I'm working on my solo project playing the guitar and singing, so I'll start practicing with a drumer and a bass player friends to get the project out.
* What gear do you own?
-I have a fender strat, a cheap les paul, a Line 6 toneport UX1, and a BOSS ME-70.
* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing.
-Steven WIlson, Nuno Betancourt, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, Chris Cornell.

Here are a few of my latest REC takes, but I know you have watch them(Thanks for your comments! )

Rocker riff 2
Winter tune
Intermediate Rock song

And here are a couple of my own compositions, I haven't finished them.
Crea
Wake Up
Earth Inside
El Cubo

Thanks a lot my friend.



QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Sep 12 2013, 07:01 PM) *
I think learning paths are a really good idea, not only personal ones, but with so many lessons on here some gems get missed, and the choice is overwhelming, it might be worth making a sticky thread with ones for certain techniques and styles.

For example

Country guitar

Give some major pentatonic lessons, some mixolydian mode lessons, hybrid picking lessons, lessons on string bending and of course country style lessons, all building up in level of difficulty.


Hey mate - do I understand that you would like a practice plan as well? If yes, please answer the questions and I'll get to ya wink.gif Indeed, the database is very big and your thought is one that I also had for a long time now smile.gif

Let me know, ok?

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post Sep 13 2013, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 13 2013, 04:30 AM) *
Hey my friend!

You are one of the people who's activity stands out and I for one am a big fan of your compositions as they tend to have a close influence from Chris Cornell/ Audioslave, which I am a HUGE fan of smile.gif

Now, here's what I have in mind regarding what you should focus on:

Technique - alternate picking or legato or articulation elements - one/ week tho, as your time is limited
Rhythm - tightening up your rhythm skills
Composition - observing the concepts behind lessons you have learned so that you my apply these concepts in your own playing

Day 1 - Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Grunge-V-Soundgarden/ grungy riffs combined with bends and

Day 2 - Technique: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato...cking_beginner/ - this combines both alternate picking and legato

Day 3 - Revision

Day 4 - Revision and conclusions

In 3 hrs per day, you could divide your time like this:

Day 1 -2 -> 2hrs to understand the parts in the lesson, 30 min to rehearse them and another 30-45 min to try and put them together against the slowest available backing track

Day 3-4 ->

- rehearsing the lessons against the backing tracks, gradually - starting from the slowest towards the fastest - focus on timing, clean playing and expression - if you can record/ rehears the lesson at full speed over the original one to see what parts cause problems, it would be great, as this will act as a mirror smile.gif
- revising the theoretical concepts behind the lesson, so that you may pick them up and see if you can use them in your own compositions - have you ever tried this?

At the end of the week, I will invite you to write your conclusions here, in this thread so that we may see if there are any uncertainties and how you progress with the lessons. Of course, communication between us, during the week is essential and if you have questions, by all means ask me smile.gif

What do you think mate?

Cosmin








Hey mate - do I understand that you would like a practice plan as well? If yes, please answer the questions and I'll get to ya wink.gif Indeed, the database is very big and your thought is one that I also had for a long time now smile.gif

Let me know, ok?

Cosmin


It's sounds great. I'll start working tomorrow as day 1. Should we maintain the conversation on this thread? Or should we do it on another thread or via PM.

revising the theoretical concepts behind the lesson, so that you may pick them up and see if you can use them in your own compositions - have you ever tried this? Yes, I've done it with a couple of riffing lessons. It's an awesome excercise and it helps me a lot with creativity. Sometime I feel that I'm doing the same riff over and over so I go to a riff lesson and steel a couple of riffs and melodic parts. This soundgarden lesson sounds awesome.

Thanks a lot for doing this!


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post Sep 14 2013, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Sep 13 2013, 02:44 PM) *
It's sounds great. I'll start working tomorrow as day 1. Should we maintain the conversation on this thread? Or should we do it on another thread or via PM.

revising the theoretical concepts behind the lesson, so that you may pick them up and see if you can use them in your own compositions - have you ever tried this? Yes, I've done it with a couple of riffing lessons. It's an awesome excercise and it helps me a lot with creativity. Sometime I feel that I'm doing the same riff over and over so I go to a riff lesson and steel a couple of riffs and melodic parts. This soundgarden lesson sounds awesome.

Thanks a lot for doing this!


We'll do it the way you feel most comfortable with, mate! Be it PM or here, you decide - I am glad that this concept is not a strange one for you biggrin.gif so let me know if there are any questions along the way, ok?


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post Sep 15 2013, 09:26 PM
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Hey everyone smile.gif How about posting your impressions on the first week, in this thread here?


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post Sep 15 2013, 11:04 PM
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First week is going great! I think having a plan to organize my practice time will
become essential for improving my playing. But we have to fine-tune the plan for the next weeks,
because last week showed I spent about 3h a day - maybe I could even improve a lot faster biggrin.gif

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