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QUOTE (soaphead @ Feb 16 2014, 02:36 PM) *
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thanks for your input, i will start on vibrato lesson. Ii see what i been doing wrong with bend now i think i can get the range..
just need to practice.. every time i listen to lesson i pick up something else.. learned alot so far thanks again..

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hope all is well..
here is another attempt at picking legato..i slowed it down and i think i got rhythm right..
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Hi mate, I am now at the bus, I will check your take tonight when I get back home.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 2 2014, 01:01 PM) *
Hi mate, I am now at the bus, I will check your take tonight when I get back home.


must be long bus ride.. biggrin.gif you OK?

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QUOTE (soaphead @ Mar 2 2014, 12:26 PM) *
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hope all is well..
here is another attempt at picking legato..i slowed it down and i think i got rhythm right..
http://youtu.be/uGGvHMU23R8

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hahaha here I am! You are right! You got the rhythm very good and I can say that most of the lesson has been played tight. Some legato parts sound a bit weak, so focus on your left hand hammering and pull off when you are playing them, trying to do it stronger.
If you continue watching Satriani's video, you will find legato exercise which are very useful. I think that you could dedicate around 5 minutes per day to them.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 4 2014, 08:58 AM) *
hahaha here I am! You are right! You got the rhythm very good and I can say that most of the lesson has been played tight. Some legato parts sound a bit weak, so focus on your left hand hammering and pull off when you are playing them, trying to do it stronger.
If you continue watching Satriani's video, you will find legato exercise which are very useful. I think that you could dedicate around 5 minutes per day to them.

What other things have you been working during the weekend?


working on vibrato lesson, having a tough time with it. i think i got the movement right with wrist but only can play the first two phrases right now. i will post video so you can see if i am doing it right.. working on that crazy chord stretch still on picking arpeggios, sometimes i get it other times not.. i think i got 'modern metal' rhythm right slowed it down a bit, the chord stretch i still have a problem with but getting better.
I got my hands on a podhd500x the other week and am messing around with it.. and playing piano a little (can't neglect that!)

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Excellent. Thanks for the report. Let me know when you think it would be good to refresh your guitar plan.
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Gab,
here is attempt at finnish power metal - stratovarious BPM 100
http://youtu.be/ez8mMeSLyM8
i think rhythm is right.. not right ON yet, i rush some parts..little fast for me.. great lesson!

working on vibrato i got it slow right now if i go faster i lose it..
I'll need some more stuff too work on, but i am still got work to do on all the stuff you gave me last time..
so no rush for new stuff..

hope all is well

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Hi mate! Great to hear from you! Stratovarius lesson is evolving good. I notice that the main issue is that sometimes your riffing goes a bit before the beat but If you note it, this is just a technique issue. Once you feel comfortable with speed, you won't have this problem.
I think that you should continue practicing at this tempo for some more time.

Regarding new stuff, there is no problem with it. We can slowly add lessons that then will replace the old ones. Are you already a bit bored of the same things?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 26 2014, 07:08 AM) *
Hi mate! Great to hear from you! Stratovarius lesson is evolving good. I notice that the main issue is that sometimes your riffing goes a bit before the beat but If you note it, this is just a technique issue. Once you feel comfortable with speed, you won't have this problem.
I think that you should continue practicing at this tempo for some more time.

Regarding new stuff, there is no problem with it. We can slowly add lessons that then will replace the old ones. Are you already a bit bored of the same things?


Hi Gab,
finally getting warm up here i can feel my fingers..haha
here is latest stuff..

modern metal http://youtu.be/DdAIhyJu44c
timing is better i think..still having trouble with stretch chords but getting better

picking legato http://youtu.be/oIjfiUSkyTE
pulloffs are getting better, maybe i should increase speed what ya think?

piano guitar http://youtu.be/u7gclTg1uAc
bending not right yet, last riffs pull offs are not right i think timing is off there..what ya think?

i think i need some more lessons if you have a chance..

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Hi mate! Great to see you working hard! Let's go with some comments.


QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 12 2014, 06:33 PM) *
modern metal http://youtu.be/DdAIhyJu44c
timing is better i think..still having trouble with stretch chords but getting better



You've learnt this one very well. There are some things that you have to concentrate to improve this one:

1. Your right hand should be more relaxed and moving a bit more from your wrist and elbow. Try to liberate it a bit to be able to play with more groove and dynamics.
2. The riffs and the connection between parts should be smoother. There are some little silences, or notes that cut too early.
3. Timing & groove. These two things that the most important thing to improve and I think that they are directly related with the previous things that I marked.



QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 12 2014, 06:33 PM) *
picking legato http://youtu.be/oIjfiUSkyTE
pulloffs are getting better, maybe i should increase speed what ya think?



Good job on this lesson! I think that the same details that I marked for the previous lessons are applicable for this lesson but it's not as important here, you are closer with this lesson.



QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 12 2014, 06:33 PM) *
piano guitar http://youtu.be/u7gclTg1uAc
bending not right yet, last riffs pull offs are not right i think timing is off there..what ya think?



You learn the licks correctly for this one and now it's time to focus on two things: timing & feeling. I recommend you to practice this one over the main video to be sure of timing and to imitate a bit the vibrato used there. You will find it very useful.

Also, be careful with your bending technique, there are some bends that don't reach the correct pitch.




QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 12 2014, 06:33 PM) *
i think i need some more lessons if you have a chance..



Sure! We can design a new plan! I will share some lessons that will help you to keep on working the things that I think you have to improve: Timing, Groove, Vibrato, Bending.

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Hi Gab,
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2014, 11:47 AM) *
1. Your right hand should be more relaxed and moving a bit more from your wrist and elbow. Try to liberate it a bit to be able to play with more groove and dynamics.
2. The riffs and the connection between parts should be smoother. There are some little silences, or notes that cut too early.
3. Timing & groove. These two things that the most important thing to improve and I think that they are directly related with the previous things that I marked.


thanks for input on playing.. looking at my video i notice too my right hand not moving much.. but if i move it more i won't be able to keep up with tempo, i will try too loosen up a bit, i remember learning piano and my wrist was not working right with my fingers, my wrist was tooo rigid when i finally loosen up and used my wrist and hand weight i played much faster and stronger..
timing, i didn't think timing was off .. What problem do you hear in timing? maybe rushed notes? i thought i was on the beat..

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2014, 11:47 AM) *
Sure! We can design a new plan! I will share some lessons that will help you to keep on working the things that I think you have to improve: Timing, Groove, Vibrato, Bending.

Do you have some other techniques in mind?


no what you have mentioned is great, eventually i would like to learn some scales(riffs) and improvise a little.. thanks for your help Gab

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QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 14 2014, 07:35 PM) *
Hi Gab,


thanks for input on playing.. looking at my video i notice too my right hand not moving much.. but if i move it more i won't be able to keep up with tempo, i will try too loosen up a bit, i remember learning piano and my wrist was not working right with my fingers, my wrist was tooo rigid when i finally loosen up and used my wrist and hand weight i played much faster and stronger..
timing, i didn't think timing was off .. What problem do you hear in timing? maybe rushed notes? i thought i was on the beat..



no what you have mentioned is great, eventually i would like to learn some scales(riffs) and improvise a little.. thanks for your help Gab

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Hi mate! There are some little sections in the riffs which aren't tight, that's why I talk about timing and groove. It's not something big but it's there, I think that it can be maybe a technique issue. For example, from 00:11 to 00:17, there are some moments when it's not tight, at 00:25, 00:45.

Regarding scales and improvisation, I would like to share this tips with you that can be a good guide.

It's a series of things that you should work every day, to slowly improve your improvisations and solo compositions.

+ Learn the Pentatonic Scale (with the blue note) in all positions. It's the basic scale for rock, blues, pop and many other styles so it's a must to learn to play it and how to use it.
+ Learn the Major scale. You should be able to play it in 5 positions, and combine them on each string. Play the scale over a the root chord to hear how each note sounds over it and also try to sing the notes while you play them to incorporate the sound.
+ Patterns: Play both Pentatonic and Major scales using different patterns (in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths).
+ Play Random notes over backing tracks to hear how each note sounds over the backing. Experiment with different combinations.
+ Learn and experiment with Triads & Arpeggios. Both can help you to avoid playing the same combination of notes that we are used to play when we learn scale shapes and practice them up and down all the time. The arpeggios can include extensions like 6th, 9th, 11th so your soloing can become very rich.
+ Learn new licks every day. It's like learning show phrases of a language. It helps to start a conversation, to start a solo. Learn them, and create your own variations, but always be ready to shot one of them during a solo.
+ Modes: A new world can be open if you expand your knowledge and learn modes and how to use them.
+ Learn and analyze your favorite solos. Learn the licks, the theory behind it, and the structure used.
+ Combine everything over backing tracks.


This list is very wide and can take a whole life to master everything, but if you work on one of these things every day or if we create a routine that covers some of these topics, be sure that you'll be going on the right track.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 15 2014, 08:43 AM) *
Hi mate! There are some little sections in the riffs which aren't tight, that's why I talk about timing and groove. It's not something big but it's there, I think that it can be maybe a technique issue. For example, from 00:11 to 00:17, there are some moments when it's not tight, at 00:25, 00:45.

ok that makes sense..
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 15 2014, 08:43 AM) *
Regarding scales and improvisation, I would like to share this tips with you that can be a good guide.

It's a series of things that you should work every day, to slowly improve your improvisations and solo compositions.

+ Learn the Pentatonic Scale (with the blue note) in all positions. It's the basic scale for rock, blues, pop and many other styles so it's a must to learn to play it and how to use it.
+ Learn the Major scale. You should be able to play it in 5 positions, and combine them on each string. Play the scale over a the root chord to hear how each note sounds over it and also try to sing the notes while you play them to incorporate the sound.
+ Patterns: Play both Pentatonic and Major scales using different patterns (in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths).
+ Play Random notes over backing tracks to hear how each note sounds over the backing. Experiment with different combinations.
+ Learn and experiment with Triads & Arpeggios. Both can help you to avoid playing the same combination of notes that we are used to play when we learn scale shapes and practice them up and down all the time. The arpeggios can include extensions like 6th, 9th, 11th so your soloing can become very rich.
+ Learn new licks every day. It's like learning show phrases of a language. It helps to start a conversation, to start a solo. Learn them, and create your own variations, but always be ready to shot one of them during a solo.
+ Modes: A new world can be open if you expand your knowledge and learn modes and how to use them.
+ Learn and analyze your favorite solos. Learn the licks, the theory behind it, and the structure used.
+ Combine everything over backing tracks.

This list is very wide and can take a whole life to master everything, but if you work on one of these things every day or if we create a routine that covers some of these topics, be sure that you'll be going on the right track.

ok i like your guide, very thought out. i experimented with penatonic scales a little but in only few positions. i know music theory from playing piano and all the chords and scales and modes, but on guitar is a different story.. whatever you want to start me on is fine.. i like the idea of backing tracks to experiment on with a new mode or scale.. but i am not ready for that yet..maybe more technique like you mentioned and a litltle scale(pentatonic ,modes,major, minor) work would be good what you think? your guide tips will be useful in future.

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Ok, let's start with Major triads, arpeggios and scale. The assignment for this week is to work on this thread's exercises: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=49735

There you will find the info behind major triads, Pentatonic Major scale, Major scale and arpeggios and then a cool backing track where you can apply everything in different keys. As I said in the previous tips, practice the scales paying attention how each note sound, play random notes, apply patterns and try to memorize the shapes in different parts of the neck.

Feel free to record your improvisations and post them here just as a reference. I won't analyze the musical side of this homework.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 16 2014, 07:39 AM) *
Ok, let's start with Major triads, arpeggios and scale. The assignment for this week is to work on this thread's exercises: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=49735

There you will find the info behind major triads, Pentatonic Major scale, Major scale and arpeggios and then a cool backing track where you can apply everything in different keys. As I said in the previous tips, practice the scales paying attention how each note sound, play random notes, apply patterns and try to memorize the shapes in different parts of the neck.

Feel free to record your improvisations and post them here just as a reference. I won't analyze the musical side of this homework.

What do you think?


thanks Gab, i'll work on it..
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QUOTE (soaphead @ Apr 17 2014, 06:48 PM) *
thanks Gab, i'll work on it..
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Perfect! Keep me updated. wink.gif

Gab,
working on major tirad arpeggios and major 7th arpeggios over the rhythm track, be learning some pentatonic next.. i will make a video of it soon.. if you have the time could you give me some more metal rhythm and legato picking lessons.. also some more vibrato stuff the lesson you gave me before i am still working on it kills my hand right now, so it's slow going..

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Hi mate! Thanks for the update. I'll wait for your video.

Here we go with some lesson suggestions for those topics:

Legato: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/lessonser...Land-Of-Legato/

Rhythm Metal: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...-rhythm-lesson/

Vibrato: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-...to-SRV-Style-1/

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 2 2014, 01:33 PM) *
Hi mate! Thanks for the update. I'll wait for your video.


Gab,
here is solo attempt over major chords and penatonic scale and major 7th, learning the shapes and moving around a bit. kind of getting a feel for it..
http://youtu.be/AMIt1YMyUBU

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