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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 16 2013, 03:19 PM
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Hi Cherokee!! This is your thread for Gab's Army. Here I will help you with your guitar playing, recommending lessons, exercises, giving explanations & feedback. The idea is to use this thread to improve your playing and also to keep you motivated so we can talk about music, post bands, songs, speeches and whatever can inspire us.

What are you working right now? Do you have any videos of you playing to post here?




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post Oct 17 2013, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 16 2013, 02:19 PM) *
Hi Cherokee!! This is your thread for Gab's Army. Here I will help you with your guitar playing, recommending lessons, exercises, giving explanations & feedback. The idea is to use this thread to improve your playing and also to keep you motivated so we can talk about music, post bands, songs, speeches and whatever can inspire us.

What are you working right now? Do you have any videos of you playing to post here?



Hi Gab,

I am definitely into power metal. I am looking at several lessons here on GMC including some of yours.
I like to listen to that kind of music so it is fun to try to learn this style.

I am struggling a little with the faster parts. Can you suggest some good lessons to improve picking?

I will try to post a video, just need to get things going a little first.

Cheers!
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Hi mate! yeah! There are many good power metal lessons here. When you say "picking", do you refer to Alternate Picking? Are you having problems with riffs or solos?

Have you checked my Intensive Technique Course?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0

Also I was wondering how your routine is... do you play/practice every day? What do you play?



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post Oct 18 2013, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 18 2013, 12:43 AM) *
Hi mate! yeah! There are many good power metal lessons here. When you say "picking", do you refer to Alternate Picking? Are you having problems with riffs or solos?

Hi,
Yes, alternate picking mostly with riffs. Am not practicing soloing so much at the moment.

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https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0

No. Looks interesting. Will have a look at this next time playing.

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Also I was wondering how your routine is... do you play/practice every day? What do you play?

Quite a lot to do at work now so I can't practice every day but lets say: 2 hours/day 5 days/week sometimes more.

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Hi mate, thanks for the info. We can build a routine for those days that you can practice. 2 hours sounds like a good amount of time. I would use the first hour for technique exercises (ITC + GMC lessons) and the second time for more musical and creative stuff.


HOUR 1:

Warming Up

Alternate Picking

Legato

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post Oct 19 2013, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 18 2013, 08:40 PM) *
Hi mate, thanks for the info. We can build a routine for those days that you can practice. 2 hours sounds like a good amount of time. I would use the first hour for technique exercises (ITC + GMC lessons) and the second time for more musical and creative stuff.


HOUR 1:

Warming Up

Alternate Picking

Legato

Vibrato + Bending

HOUR 2:

Rhythm Stuff (GMC lessons)

Theory

Jamming & Composing



What do you think?


Hello,

Yeah, this looks like a good routine. Lets have a go!

Some more info about my playing:
Because of absence of playing, sometimes for several years, I haven't improved so much over the years so I consider my self as almost a beginner in some areas of playing, faster alternate picking is one of these.
As a reference I can learn up to level 3, maybe up to level 4, GMC lessons if I put some real effort into it (depending of course on type of lesson)

I'm having a go at your Wasted Years alternate picking lesson now. This is a nice one!

Cheers!


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Ok, let's start defining the exercises for the routine.


Warming Up (15 minutes)
Spider Exercise: LINK
Picking Arpeggios: LINK

HOUR 1:

Alternate Picking (20 minutes)
LESSON #3 – RIGHT HAND / ALTERNATE PICKING

Legato (20 minutes)
Land of legato

Vibrato + Bending (20 minutes)
Guitar loves piano


HOUR 2:

Rhythm Stuff (20 minutes)
Nightwish Style
Edguy Style

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Learn new concepts every day from this liste: Theory Board

Jamming & Composing (20 minutes)
Jamming over backing tracks.
Rercording ideas.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 20 2013, 10:50 PM) *
Ok, let's start defining the exercises for the routine.


Warming Up (15 minutes)
Spider Exercise: LINK
Picking Arpeggios: LINK

HOUR 1:

Alternate Picking (20 minutes)
LESSON #3 – RIGHT HAND / ALTERNATE PICKING

Legato (20 minutes)
Land of legato

Vibrato + Bending (20 minutes)
Guitar loves piano


HOUR 2:

Rhythm Stuff (20 minutes)
Let's choose together a rhythm metal lessons. Have you seen something cool?

Theory (20 minutes)
Learn new concepts every day from this liste: Theory Board

Jamming & Composing (20 minutes)
Jamming over backing tracks.
Rercording ideas.


I have had a look at this now.

Picking Arpeggios warm up is really nice sounding. A bit tricky to reach some of the chords but that's what practice are for...

Hour one looks perfect, some nice lessons in there.

Hour two:

This one is very cool:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Finnis...-III-Nightwish/

Another one I like is this, I have practiced on this recently:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/German...Metal-VI-Edguy/

I also love this one, but maybe a little to fast for me now. Have tried it at lower bpm 130 or so:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/power_metal_rhythm/


Nice to have a more structured training routine. Really looking forward to this!
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Hi mate, I just added the first two Rhythm lesson to your training plan! I think that now the plan looks fantastic. Please start working on this routine every day an be back after a few days with the results and your comments.


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post Oct 22 2013, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 22 2013, 03:19 PM) *
Hi mate, I just added the first two Rhythm lesson to your training plan! I think that now the plan looks fantastic. Please start working on this routine every day an be back after a few days with the results and your comments.


Yep, will do that!
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QUOTE (cherokee @ Oct 22 2013, 02:47 PM) *
Yep, will do that!


Cool! Looking forward your feedback! smile.gif


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Hey friend!! How was the routine? Have you been working hard? I'm back from vacation and I would like to hear from you! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 12 2013, 01:50 PM) *
Hey friend!! How was the routine? Have you been working hard? I'm back from vacation and I would like to hear from you! smile.gif


Hello!

Still a lot to do at work so I haven't really played as much as I want to do.
Practice time now is more like: 1-2 hours/day 3-4 days/week.

Do you think we should adjust the routine?
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QUOTE (cherokee @ Nov 15 2013, 03:36 PM) *
Hello!

Still a lot to do at work so I haven't really played as much as I want to do.
Practice time now is more like: 1-2 hours/day 3-4 days/week.

Do you think we should adjust the routine?


Hi mate, nice to hear from you. can you play at least 15/20 minutes the other 3 days?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 15 2013, 08:56 PM) *
Hi mate, nice to hear from you. can you play at least 15/20 minutes the other 3 days?


Hi,
Yes, that should be OK.

Hope your vacation was nice!
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QUOTE (cherokee @ Nov 16 2013, 06:15 AM) *
Hi,
Yes, that should be OK.

Hope your vacation was nice!


Ok. Let's keep the same routine this week, 3 days. The other 4 days you can play the technique lessons.

Alternate picking - day 1 - 20 min
Legato - day 2 - 20 min
bends & vibrato - day 3 -20 min
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