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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 24 2013, 11:16 AM
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Hey Steve-o! I am happy you are feeling the progress occurring!

If you get the time, the videos will help a lot as you can always watch them and review the level at which you had the lessons recorded at. The more you do it, the better you will become. I always say this - the recording is a mirror of your playing smile.gif Don't get bummed if you don't always like what you see, but work hard so that you will start liking what you see, more and more smile.gif

keep me posted mate!

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post Sep 24 2013, 01:43 PM
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cosmin...

I plan on getting a few videos soon in the rec section for grading. both from these exercises and from other lessons I have done (basic stuff). funny thing is that the tubes in my amp blew two days ago so its just me and the guitar right now for videos. shouldnt matter though...I'm not shy and know that I've got loads of improving to do if I want to be considered a decent player. no shame in that as long as I keep trying. besides what's the worst someone can say? "oh man.....that's terrible".....so what....I'll just keep trying and post when I improve things. all part of the process.

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post Sep 25 2013, 07:54 AM
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Hey Steven - you are perfectly right smile.gif In order to receive feedback from all of us, you can post the videos in the Practice room, so that everyone can see them. It's always good to know where you stand so that you will know what to work on to get up that ladder at the next level - on the other hand, it would be great if you would post videos in the REC zone, when you have your guitar amplified in such a way that it can be heard against the backing track - maybe you knew this already, but I felt obliged to tell you wink.gif Keep me updated broheim!


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post Sep 27 2013, 10:25 AM
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Hey guys!

Here's an AMAZING conclusion video done by mad, regarding the stuff that he has learned after using a practice schedule we have agreed upon. Everything is based on understanding a theoretical concept (The Ionian mode) and applying the practical ideas that came with it - all based on GMC materials - kudos to the Professor for the great theory based lessons!




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post Sep 29 2013, 04:30 PM
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Hey Bahadir! As we discussed, I posted the practice plan here switching the topic to emotive ballads instead of fusion wink.gif Let me know what you think mate:

Here's what I have in mind for you:

Spending 6 hrs/ lesson (3 hrs each day) in which you should:

- understand the theoretical concepts
- learn the lesson structure
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 1-2 - Ballad oriented lesson 1 - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Modern_Ballad_Soloing/

Day 3-4 - Ballad oriented lesson 2 - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Heavy_..._C_sharp_Minor/

Day 5 - Revision (you practice every lesson, assuming you that you already know their structures and you can play them) - focus on timing, definition, clean playing, articulations and details!

Day 6 - You can take a break from these on this day as the brain needs some time to settle things down - find inspiration in other things - what do you like to do aside playing guitar?

Day 7 - Revision and recording - if you wish - and writing conclusions so that we may draw a line and see what have you learned in that week wink.gif

How does it sound mate?

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post Sep 29 2013, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 29 2013, 03:30 PM) *
Hey Bahadir! As we discussed, I posted the practice plan here switching the topic to emotive ballads instead of fusion wink.gif Let me know what you think mate:

Here's what I have in mind for you:

Spending 6 hrs/ lesson (3 hrs each day) in which you should:

- understand the theoretical concepts
- learn the lesson structure
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 1-2 - Ballad oriented lesson 1 - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Modern_Ballad_Soloing/

Day 3-4 - Ballad oriented lesson 2 - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Heavy_..._C_sharp_Minor/

Day 5 - Revision (you practice every lesson, assuming you that you already know their structures and you can play them) - focus on timing, definition, clean playing, articulations and details!

Day 6 - You can take a break from these on this day as the brain needs some time to settle things down - find inspiration in other things - what do you like to do aside playing guitar?

Day 7 - Revision and recording - if you wish - and writing conclusions so that we may draw a line and see what have you learned in that week wink.gif

How does it sound mate?

Cosmin


Thank you so much Cosmin! I like the plana and I will study absolutely! Maybe I can record a take for the second lesson, it seems very cool! smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2013, 07:41 AM
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Awesome mate smile.gif Looking forward to your new recordings and also, please tell me if there's any trouble along the way or if you might have questions wink.gif


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post Sep 30 2013, 11:45 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 7 2013, 10:54 AM) *
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?
* 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


Hey Cosmin,

* How long have you been playing the guitar?
- Around 2 and a half years. (Over the space of 5 years, I had year long breaks from it etc.)

* What do you feel your current level is?
- Somewhere just above beginner, i suppose with hints of intermediate.

* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
- About 3 hours.

* What are your favorite techniques?
- Bends, sweep picking, legato, pinch harmonics etc.

* What would you like to improve?
- Generally my musicianship, I want to be able to learn songs by ear, understand what i'm playing, improvise confidently and play all my favourite songs. I wanna be versatile and not a one trick pony lol.

* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
- Just home playing, I have a YouTube channel that I upload covers to once I learn them.

* What gear do you own?
- Chapman ML-1
- ESP Ltd MH-1000NT
- Line 6 Pod HD 500
- Peavey Vypyr 30

* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing
- Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Protest The Hero, Buckethead, Sylosis, The Human Abstract, John Mayer, Opeth, Twelve Foot Ninja, John Petrucci - those are a few favourites anyway.

Yeah I can post videos etc, i'm not sure what the advertising policy is, but here's my YouTube channel so you have an idea of what I have done so far - https://www.youtube.com/user/saintofbladez

Dan smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2013, 05:20 PM
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Hey Dan smile.gif Let's get you in tip top shape - shall we? smile.gif

For a three hour/ day schedule, here's what I have in mind - you said you want to understand. In order to understand, you need to learn how to use and communicate with the language of music. For that you need theory.

In order to understand theory, in respect to your theoretical knowledge so far, I suggest the following idea:

We start working on 2 lessons/ week for which you need to focus on the theoretical aspects as well - can you also tell me what your theory knowledge consists of, so far?

Judging by what I've heard on your YT channel, you are not really that much of a beginner in terms of playing smile.gif Maybe you just feel lost and what you need now would be structure that can help you get closer towards your goals. I see that your articulation is a bit shaky, but you seem to have a good sense of rhythm!

When you approach these lessons, I would like you to keep in mind the following steps:

- understand the theoretical concepts - music is a language and you need to learn how to speak in order to express yourself and communicate with others - see my question above smile.gif
- learn the lesson structure - knowing the parts and which comes after which helps a lot!
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome - pay attention to details in order to make this a one time process - by that, I mean that studying focused will not make you come back and re-learn it as you will not miss anything.
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track - keep the technique consistent at all times so that you will be efficient at the original speed smile.gif
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 1 and 2 - Lead oriented lesson based on articulation - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/John-Mayer-Style-Ballad/
Day 3 and 4 - Rhythm oriented lesson - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killswitch-Engage-Style/

Day 5 - Revision - use the 3 hours to practice these lessons with all the available backing tracks from slow to fast, focusing on the details, clean playing and good timing!

Day 6 - Break - if you practice too much with real focus, you will feel the need for breaks sometimes. Some people more often than others, but the thing is - the brain needs a time to place things in order. So this might be it wink.gif

Day 7 - Revision and conclusions - at the end of each week, it's good to draw a line and see where you are at, what you have developed and what you can use out of what you have learned. Maybe even shoot a video if you feel like it wink.gif

How does this sound to you mate?

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post Sep 30 2013, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 30 2013, 04:20 PM) *
Hey Dan smile.gif Let's get you in tip top shape - shall we? smile.gif

For a three hour/ day schedule, here's what I have in mind - you said you want to understand. In order to understand, you need to learn how to use and communicate with the language of music. For that you need theory.

In order to understand theory, in respect to your theoretical knowledge so far, I suggest the following idea:

We start working on 2 lessons/ week for which you need to focus on the theoretical aspects as well - can you also tell me what your theory knowledge consists of, so far?

Judging by what I've heard on your YT channel, you are not really that much of a beginner in terms of playing smile.gif Maybe you just feel lost and what you need now would be structure that can help you get closer towards your goals. I see that your articulation is a bit shaky, but you seem to have a good sense of rhythm!

When you approach these lessons, I would like you to keep in mind the following steps:

- understand the theoretical concepts - music is a language and you need to learn how to speak in order to express yourself and communicate with others - see my question above smile.gif
- learn the lesson structure - knowing the parts and which comes after which helps a lot!
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome - pay attention to details in order to make this a one time process - by that, I mean that studying focused will not make you come back and re-learn it as you will not miss anything.
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track - keep the technique consistent at all times so that you will be efficient at the original speed smile.gif
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 1 and 2 - Lead oriented lesson based on articulation - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/John-Mayer-Style-Ballad/
Day 3 and 4 - Rhythm oriented lesson - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Killswitch-Engage-Style/

Day 5 - Revision - use the 3 hours to practice these lessons with all the available backing tracks from slow to fast, focusing on the details, clean playing and good timing!

Day 6 - Break - if you practice too much with real focus, you will feel the need for breaks sometimes. Some people more often than others, but the thing is - the brain needs a time to place things in order. So this might be it wink.gif

Day 7 - Revision and conclusions - at the end of each week, it's good to draw a line and see where you are at, what you have developed and what you can use out of what you have learned. Maybe even shoot a video if you feel like it wink.gif

How does this sound to you mate?

Cosmin


Hey man,

This sounds great, you're pretty accurate in that i'm lost smile.gif
My knowledge on theory is pretty limited, I kind of know how to build major and minor chords, I know the 5 pentatonic shapes, i'm getting to grips with learning the fretboard, aaand that's pretty much it. Like I said, limited.
Also i'm useless with a metronome, I know it's pretty much blasphemy but i've never really used one :/

Dan smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2013, 08:27 PM
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cosmin....

update on my progress. I had to take 4 days off because my son got sick and I had zero time to play and progress. I am bus k at it some today and am putting together what I've got of the 1st of the two lessons so that I can record it just to show some version of where I am at with things. I am enjoying the plan but am just taking a little longer than we thought to get it done because life got in the way for a minute. just wanted to update you
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post Oct 1 2013, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE (saintofbladez @ Sep 30 2013, 05:05 PM) *
Hey man,

This sounds great, you're pretty accurate in that i'm lost smile.gif
My knowledge on theory is pretty limited, I kind of know how to build major and minor chords, I know the 5 pentatonic shapes, i'm getting to grips with learning the fretboard, aaand that's pretty much it. Like I said, limited.
Also i'm useless with a metronome, I know it's pretty much blasphemy but i've never really used one :/

Dan smile.gif


Hey Dan,

It's crucial to learn how to cope with the metronome, so the question is would you be up for changing the KSE lesson with one that's suitable for learning how to cope with the metronome? It's going to be a simple one, but it will give you an idea about what rhythmic subdivisions are and how they sound against a 4/4 groove. It's simple enough that you can practice it with a metronome.

Regarding theory - please take a look over the first 10 subjects in the link below and tell me which would be of interest for you:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47852

Cosmin

QUOTE (sblack82 @ Sep 30 2013, 07:27 PM) *
cosmin....

update on my progress. I had to take 4 days off because my son got sick and I had zero time to play and progress. I am bus k at it some today and am putting together what I've got of the 1st of the two lessons so that I can record it just to show some version of where I am at with things. I am enjoying the plan but am just taking a little longer than we thought to get it done because life got in the way for a minute. just wanted to update you


Hey mate, no problem with me - I know how it is when life bumps in. There's a huge storm here that lasts since last afternoon and a tree decided to visit my yard laugh.gif When I woke up this morning, the wind tore it off and one half ended over my fence - no damage done, but the sound made me jump out of bed laugh.gif Hope your kid is ok smile.gif Keep me updated!


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post Oct 1 2013, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 1 2013, 07:57 AM) *
Hey Dan,

It's crucial to learn how to cope with the metronome, so the question is would you be up for changing the KSE lesson with one that's suitable for learning how to cope with the metronome? It's going to be a simple one, but it will give you an idea about what rhythmic subdivisions are and how they sound against a 4/4 groove. It's simple enough that you can practice it with a metronome.

Regarding theory - please take a look over the first 10 subjects in the link below and tell me which would be of interest for you:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47852

Cosmin



Hey mate, no problem with me - I know how it is when life bumps in. There's a huge storm here that lasts since last afternoon and a tree decided to visit my yard laugh.gif When I woke up this morning, the wind tore it off and one half ended over my fence - no damage done, but the sound made me jump out of bed laugh.gif Hope your kid is ok smile.gif Keep me updated!


Yeah i'm up for that, anything that helps lol smile.gif
And I think i'd go for intervals, all I know about them so far is that they're the distance from one note to another.

Dan

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post Oct 2 2013, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (saintofbladez @ Oct 1 2013, 09:10 AM) *
Yeah i'm up for that, anything that helps lol smile.gif
And I think i'd go for intervals, all I know about them so far is that they're the distance from one note to another.

Dan


Alright! Then I say we stick to the structure of the schedule and replace the KSE lesson with this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/

Please focus on practicing it with a metronome and let me know what you will notice. Regarding theory, please read https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0#entry644329 and let me know what your thoughts are smile.gif I will give you an assignment based on it for next week after you finish with the first two lesson wink.gif Deal?


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post Oct 7 2013, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 2 2013, 11:56 AM) *
Alright! Then I say we stick to the structure of the schedule and replace the KSE lesson with this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Picking-Hand-Basics/

Please focus on practicing it with a metronome and let me know what you will notice. Regarding theory, please read https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0#entry644329 and let me know what your thoughts are smile.gif I will give you an assignment based on it for next week after you finish with the first two lesson wink.gif Deal?


Hey man,

The picking hand basics went well, managed to stay in time etc so that wasn't a problem.
The John Mayer lesson was a bit more tricky, first time using hybrid picking so it still needs some work, I think I just need to start picking/plucking the note a bit harder. The lead part was simple enough, the timing of it was a little strange a first though.
I haven't been able to put much time into it this week unfortunately, i'm just going over the intervals at the moment, I have a train your ears lesson from Rob Chapman that I haven't used yet, it looks at intervals and learning by ear etc so i'll give that a go later on.

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post Oct 7 2013, 02:19 PM
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Alright!

So i've been playing guitar for about 5 years now (an on and off thing).
I'm level 4-5.I know almost nothing in theory (apart from finding notes on my fret board).
right now I can spend atleast 1-2 hours of my days when im working.
Honnestly i don't reallyknow techniques (or anyway how they are called).
I'm simply better at rhytm than lead.
I would like to improve my lead, and all around composing (i can come up with riffs, but i can't really put it together with lets say a lead, bass and drum.I only play by myself, but i've recorded 3 songs with my old guitar teacher (and 1 in school).
my amp is basically an external sound card (line 6 ux 2), i've got a Yamaha acoustic guitar, a ibanez rg3exfm1 and a Jackson Dk2 Dinky.
Trivium, RatM, Killswitch Engaged, The Flatliners (haha!), Less Than Jake, Lamb Of God.




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Hi Cosmin,

Thanks for taking me on. My response below.

* How long have you been playing the guitar?
about a year, but not regularly
* What do you feel your current level is?
following the lessons here, I can play some 2 and some 3
* What sort of theoretical knowledge do you have so far?
very little
* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
45 - 60 minutes, maybe twice that on weekends
* What are your favorite techniques?
I'm just a beginner
* What would you like to improve?
I'd like to be a good all around player, with focus on being able to play along and have fun when I have an hour or two
* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
I played bass in metal/punk bands as a teenager, but that was a long time ago
* What gear do you own?
PRS Tremonti SE, Line 6 Spider IV 15 and Blackstar HT 5R
* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing
i grew up on rock, everything from the Ramones to Motorhead to Maiden to Metallica to Floyd, Zep, and AC/DC
If you can provide audio/ video materials of your playing, it would be very helpful
could you suggest a lesson for me to learn and rec? I'll need advice figuring out how to record me and backing tracks together, and how to post them up. I have a MacBook.

Thanks! Looking forward to growth!


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post Oct 8 2013, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (saintofbladez @ Oct 7 2013, 11:15 AM) *
Hey man,

The picking hand basics went well, managed to stay in time etc so that wasn't a problem.
The John Mayer lesson was a bit more tricky, first time using hybrid picking so it still needs some work, I think I just need to start picking/plucking the note a bit harder. The lead part was simple enough, the timing of it was a little strange a first though.
I haven't been able to put much time into it this week unfortunately, i'm just going over the intervals at the moment, I have a train your ears lesson from Rob Chapman that I haven't used yet, it looks at intervals and learning by ear etc so i'll give that a go later on.

Dan smile.gif


Hey Dan! Glad to hear you are busy with them wink.gif Tell me man - how do you feel timing and articulation once you went through these two lessons? smile.gif Also, let me know when we can set the schedule for a new week!

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post Oct 8 2013, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (Flatliner @ Oct 7 2013, 01:19 PM) *
Alright!

So i've been playing guitar for about 5 years now (an on and off thing).
I'm level 4-5.I know almost nothing in theory (apart from finding notes on my fret board).
right now I can spend atleast 1-2 hours of my days when im working.
Honnestly i don't reallyknow techniques (or anyway how they are called).
I'm simply better at rhytm than lead.
I would like to improve my lead, and all around composing (i can come up with riffs, but i can't really put it together with lets say a lead, bass and drum.I only play by myself, but i've recorded 3 songs with my old guitar teacher (and 1 in school).
my amp is basically an external sound card (line 6 ux 2), i've got a Yamaha acoustic guitar, a ibanez rg3exfm1 and a Jackson Dk2 Dinky.
Trivium, RatM, Killswitch Engaged, The Flatliners (haha!), Less Than Jake, Lamb Of God.


Hey matey smile.gif

Sounds good - I think I got all I need in order to set you up - here we go:

For 2 hours a day, I say it would be a good idea to focus on both rhythm and lead from the perspective of analyzing how riffs are being put together in order to create a structure of a song and on lead, in order to get yourself acquainted with the most important lead techniques: alternate picking, legato and articulation elements (bending and vibrato). Also, we will work on theory so that you may start understanding the 'language' and concepts behind what you learn smile.gif

Day 1 - 2 - rhythm - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/metal-...ms-with-octave/

Day 3- 4 - lead - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato...cking_beginner/

For each lesson the process should be the following:

- read the theoretical concepts - music is a language and you need to learn how to speak in order to express yourself and communicate with others as we have discussed before.
- learn the lesson structure - knowing the parts and which comes after which helps a lot!
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome - pay attention to details in order to make this a one time process - by that, I mean that studying focused will not make you come back and re-learn it as you will not miss anything.
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track - keep the technique consistent at all times so that you will be efficient at the original speed smile.gif
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 5 - no playing - let the brain settle but reading theory. I suggest we begin with the very first subject from this list and after going through it - I am expecting your questions wink.gif https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=48817 - please start with the very first topic.

Day 6 - Revision of both lessons - focusing on making sure you have dealt with all the details - timing, dynamics (playing evenly where it is required or respecting various accents) and interpretation.

Day 7 - Revision and conclusions - it is a great idea to discuss your thoughts at the end of each week so that you may clearly understand your progress at THAT moment and what you should work on to improve even further wink.gif Of course, it is advisable to ask questions during the week as well - it's always better to prevent than to correct biggrin.gif

Let me know what your thoughts are, ok?

Cosmin

QUOTE (IComeFromTheWater @ Oct 7 2013, 10:21 PM) *
Hi Cosmin,

Thanks for taking me on. My response below.

* How long have you been playing the guitar?
about a year, but not regularly
* What do you feel your current level is?
following the lessons here, I can play some 2 and some 3
* What sort of theoretical knowledge do you have so far?
very little
* How much time/day can you spend practicing?
45 - 60 minutes, maybe twice that on weekends
* What are your favorite techniques?
I'm just a beginner
* What would you like to improve?
I'd like to be a good all around player, with focus on being able to play along and have fun when I have an hour or two
* What is your current experience as a player (band, studio, home)?
I played bass in metal/punk bands as a teenager, but that was a long time ago
* What gear do you own?
PRS Tremonti SE, Line 6 Spider IV 15 and Blackstar HT 5R
* Name a few favorite artists that inspire your playing
i grew up on rock, everything from the Ramones to Motorhead to Maiden to Metallica to Floyd, Zep, and AC/DC
If you can provide audio/ video materials of your playing, it would be very helpful
could you suggest a lesson for me to learn and rec? I'll need advice figuring out how to record me and backing tracks together, and how to post them up. I have a MacBook.

Thanks! Looking forward to growth!


Hello there smile.gif

For getting to be an all round good player and with your available time, here's what I have in mind:

It is no different than what I say to everyone wanting to become a balanced player - to focus on both rhythm and lead is a good idea, as in my opinion, a player that doesn't harness rhythm can't be a good lead player. So having these aspects in mind, what do you say about the following:

Day 1 - 2 - rhythm - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...ds-rock-rhythm/

Day 3 - 4 - lead - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Iron-M...-For-Beginners/

For each lesson the process should be the following:

- read the theoretical concepts - music is a language and you need to learn how to speak in order to express yourself and communicate with others as we have discussed before. If you have questions - it would be great to discuss them and in this way, with each lesson you will pick up some theory as well wink.gif
- learn the lesson structure - knowing the parts and which comes after which helps a lot!
- learn each part and reproduce it slowly with the metronome - pay attention to details in order to make this a one time process - by that, I mean that studying focused will not make you come back and re-learn it as you will not miss anything.
- put all the parts together and practice them against the slowest available backing track - keep the technique consistent at all times so that you will be efficient at the original speed smile.gif
- work your way up tempo with the available backing tracks

Day 5 - Due to the fact that you only have 1 hour to spend each day, you should use this day to solidify each lesson. By that, I mean that you should focus on getting the structures right and being able to play without stopping and using the slowest available backing track. Give 30 minutes to each lesson so that you may cover both.

Day 6 - Revision of both lessons - focusing on making sure you have dealt with all the details - timing, dynamics (playing evenly where it is required or respecting various accents) and interpretation. If you could give 1 hour to each, so that you may strive on being able to raise the speed by playing with as many of the available backing tracks as possible, it would be great wink.gif

Day 7 - Revision and conclusions - as stated in the previous individual schedules - it is a great idea to discuss your thoughts at the end of each week so that you may clearly understand your progress at THAT moment and what you should work on to improve even further. Please do ask questions along the way anyway tongue.gif

About recording - there are two possibilities here:

- either use a webcam and record both sound and video with it - first make some tests in order to see that you can hear both guitar and backing track in the audio recording
- record your guitar in a digital audio workstation - out of what I know, garage band comes with the Apple gear? Am I right? smile.gif Import the backing track in there and then use the UX to record the guitar on a separate track in the Garage Band. This seems like the logical way to me, but keep in mind that I've never used garage band tho. How have you recorded so far, if you have, that is? As for the video, you can start recording with the webcam simultaneously with the audio and then use an Apple video editing software to mix the audio and video together - I don't know which one they have installed already, but out of what I know, there is one, right? I think that in the beginning, until you manage to get a hold of the audio video separate recording, you can go for option one.

What do you think mate?

Cosmin


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 8 2013, 09:43 AM) *
Hey Dan! Glad to hear you are busy with them wink.gif Tell me man - how do you feel timing and articulation once you went through these two lessons? smile.gif Also, let me know when we can set the schedule for a new week!

Cosmin

Hey man,

I could definitely see where the problems were, like I said before, I need to pick harder for a start. Timing went well, I seemed to pick that one up fairly quickly, as long as I practice against a metronome now i'm set.
We can set it as soon as you're ready if you like dude smile.gif

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