> HEY MAN, I really need your help...

...the thing is, I need you to start progressing faster then ever, but to achieve that I need your help:

* Don't know where to start? Just pm me and we will sort it out directly, I am online every day.

* Join My Army. Sounds aggressive? It is! We can study anything from the most fearsome picking techniques to bombastic songwriting. A medal of honor awaits the brave. Seriously, this is an opportunity for you to get a personalised learning experience...what are you waiting for?!

* Join my next video chat! GMC startpage holds a video chat schedule. We always cover a lot of ground and have fun. Remember that you don't need any previous knowledge, and you can be passive in the chat.

* Jam with me - you will find active collabs here.

* Post a topic on this board, guitar related or not - doesn't matter! You will find that chatting with instructors boosts your motivation to practice.

* You haven't missed my latest video lessons, have you?

* Finally I want to tell you a secret. Nah I changed my mind - pm me instead ;)

2 Pages V  < 1 2  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Doug Lane's Practice Routines
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 14 2013, 01:07 PM
Post #21


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



QUOTE (Doug Lane @ Nov 13 2013, 07:53 PM) *
after disabling it and working with the sound on my external mic in port, I've managed to fix my guitar sounds. I will be re recording everything I've done since joining this site this weekend now that I've discovered the problem, I find it unnacceptable to have so much awful sounding content online. Thank you for being honest with me about how it sounds, I wouldn't have caught it if no one had said anything.


Hi mate! I'm really glad to know that my comments helped and that you could find the problem! Recording the lessons again is a good idea and training for your playing and your ears. I was wondering what about the routine, are you still working on it? do you need any changes / updates?


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Doug Lane
post Nov 14 2013, 05:10 PM
Post #22


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 13-October 13
From: United States, Georgia
Member No.: 18.894



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 14 2013, 12:07 PM) *
Hi mate! I'm really glad to know that my comments helped and that you could find the problem! Recording the lessons again is a good idea and training for your playing and your ears. I was wondering what about the routine, are you still working on it? do you need any changes / updates?



I've been following the lesson set you laid out twice a week, dedicating between 1:00 - 2:00 to everything but the jamming/ song ideas/ application of concepts portion, as I spend a considerable amount of time working on that outside of the schedule. I've been attending the picking technique building lessons on the weekends with Todd, and I have to say my alternate picking is improving better than anything right now.

I've been taking my approach to theory pretty slowly, but I've definitely begun using conscious awareness of it much more in my development of musical ideas, which is what I wanted. This is partly due to an IPhone app I found called "Fretboard Warrior". It is a mobile game that is basically a drill note naming and recognition on the fretboard. I will continue to study from the list, and probably increase my study load in a month or two.

I've found the legato stamina exercise to not be challenging at all , I feel like I may have already built my playing more around legato than a lot of other players being that I am left hand dominant.I've been considering adding either more rhythm guitar technique or complex tapping technique into my practice regimen.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 15 2013, 06:18 PM
Post #23


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi mate, thanks for your feedback. It really helps! I was thinking that maybe we can replace the "legato section" by a "combination of techniques" sections and add any of these lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato...cking_advanced/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Andy_Timmons_style/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...m-intermediate/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...n-jam-advanced/

also I would like to recommend this lesson that is good for legato & timing:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Hold_The_Beat/

and this one for riffing:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/guthrie-govan-riffing/

Tell me which of these lessons is ok for you and I'll ad it in the routine.


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Doug Lane
post Nov 23 2013, 04:04 PM
Post #24


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 13-October 13
From: United States, Georgia
Member No.: 18.894



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 15 2013, 05:18 PM) *
Hi mate, thanks for your feedback. It really helps! I was thinking that maybe we can replace the "legato section" by a "combination of techniques" sections and add any of these lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato...cking_advanced/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Andy_Timmons_style/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...m-intermediate/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...n-jam-advanced/

also I would like to recommend this lesson that is good for legato & timing:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Hold_The_Beat/

and this one for riffing:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/guthrie-govan-riffing/

Tell me which of these lessons is ok for you and I'll ad it in the routine.


Hello Gab, I hope you're doing well.
I'm sorry it has been so long since I've replied, work has been extremely busy this week, and I've been losing my head trying to solve hardware and recording issues so I can continue to work on songwriting, recording, and documenting my progress. I've taken a look at your list of suggested lessons, and the ones that stick out to me the most are the fusion jam series , and the Govan style riffing lesson. The advanced legato and picking lesson sounds like the best one to push my boundaries as a player however. I'll work with them a little bit more and get back to you on what I will decide to take through till the end in the short term.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 24 2013, 04:53 PM
Post #25


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Ok mate! This sounds great for me. I will wait for your news to update the routine's structure.


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Doug Lane
post Nov 28 2013, 08:06 AM
Post #26


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 13-October 13
From: United States, Georgia
Member No.: 18.894



Hello sir,

I am very sorry that I could not return for the last half of your video chat. I'm not sure if the chat actually got the last message I sent before I was gone, but I ran into a system failure on my computer. it seems that running guitar rig 4 and the live streaming chat has caused system errors that compromised the safety of my computer, and I had to attend to it. I will be using an external amp to process my signal when on vChat from now on to try and solve this problem.

As far as adding material to my practice regimen, I feel that using the Muris Varajic lesson on alternate picking that you suggested would greatly benefit me to continue working on. The exercise proved to be a much greater challenge than I first assessed it to be. This was partly due to my distraction of trying to resolve a problem in my working environment when it wasn't appropriate, and I apologize for trying to fix it at the wrong time...but even while attending to my computer it was still a fantastic challenge!
Todd Simpsons chat sessions have more people involved and are comparatively simple. He also has more people involved in his chat sessions to buffer the time factor. I will remember not to treat your sessions in the same manner.

I've been working the lessons you've suggested in the previous post, and of the lessons you suggested, I've decided that I prefer the lesson on Erotic Cakes style riffing most of all. I'd like to continue work on it, but I think I would benefit more from studying different styles of rhythm for accompanying myself playing melodic phrases and leads on guitar.

I know instrumental rock guitar isn't the greatest representation of the music I like as a whole, but I want to expand my ability to play in a support role so I can increase my ability to create soundscapes and musical environments to approach building melodic ideas with. I feel that this will help facilitate my ability to make creation a habit, rather than an occasional project. As a musician, I've always been in a position where I could only rely on myself to contribute to a musical effort. I've grown used to taking what I know, and making it the primary focus of a composition. I'd like to change that and learn to place myself well seated in a setting where a group can collaborate, regardless of where the talents lie.

I apologize if sometimes it seems as if I am talking your ear off when explaining my situation, but sometimes I feel it is really necessary for you to understand how I am approaching my musical studies. Sometimes I get carried away. I suppose I'll take these moments as a cue to start working on the things you set out for me. I will most likely return for the next couple weeks of chat sessions. Thank you for the ever-present support!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 28 2013, 06:04 PM
Post #27


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi Doug. Thanks for this message. Let me say that your words make me feel that you are getting closer and closer. The exercises are done to train your ability but the most important thing here is Creativity, is making music from your inner self. So focusing on music creation is the best thing that you can do, and learning to create forgetting all the theory and music systems is the only way to create true music. By true, I mean music that reflects your genuine personality.

Have you ever read this articles?

http://www.vai.com/martian-love-secrets/


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Doug Lane
post Dec 6 2013, 03:56 PM
Post #28


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 13-October 13
From: United States, Georgia
Member No.: 18.894



Hi Gab! Thanks again for the articles you posted, They are proving to be a great daily read. I especially like Vai's guidance on maintaining awareness during practice.

I have a new request as far are changing direction in my practice. I was recently offered a position in my Squadron to begin playing guitar with a small jazz group. So far it consists of a bass player and a steel drums player, but they said we may be looking at adding a percussionist to the core group, along with possibly a horn or a saxophone player, and occasionally jamming with guest musicians. I played guitar in my high school jazz band during freshman year, but I'm feeling nervous getting back into it because it was so long ago. I think it would benefit me greatly to join this band so I can start gigging and practicing playing with others, but I need to prepare. Can you recommend any good lessons on guitar comping with a jazz band?


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 6 2013, 10:07 PM
Post #29


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi mate! This sounds really exciting! Do you already have a list of standards that you will be playing?

I recommend you to have a look at this monster series to see what concepts you need to refresh:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lessonseries/Jazz-Notes/

There you will find info about progressions, chords, scales, rhythms and all the stuff necessary to play Jazz.

Besides that, these are some cool comping lessons that you will find here:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...guitar-comping/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...n-jazz-rhythms/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/mixing...rds_with_blues/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Swing-Jazz-Blues/

Please check all that stuff and then tell me!


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Doug Lane
post Dec 6 2013, 11:11 PM
Post #30


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 13-October 13
From: United States, Georgia
Member No.: 18.894



I should be getting the sheet music for the standards pretty soon, probably on Monday. I appreciate the suggestions, especially the large course on jazz guitar. this all sounds really great and I'm sure I will be reviewing with a large portion of these lessons, especially the material on latin jazz, chord substitution and extension, as well as just practicing my sight reading more.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 7 2013, 03:46 PM
Post #31


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.835
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



QUOTE (Doug Lane @ Dec 6 2013, 07:11 PM) *
I should be getting the sheet music for the standards pretty soon, probably on Monday. I appreciate the suggestions, especially the large course on jazz guitar. this all sounds really great and I'm sure I will be reviewing with a large portion of these lessons, especially the material on latin jazz, chord substitution and extension, as well as just practicing my sight reading more.



That's great! It's a lot of stuff, how are you going to organize your time?



--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  < 1 2
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th May 2017 - 09:01 AM