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post Dec 29 2013, 04:09 PM
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Hi Everyone

What were your guitar goals for 2013 and did you achieve them. What goals are you setting for 2014.

My 2013 goals were 1)To get better at timing
2)Record the lessons I learned and upload them to the REC section for feedback

Well I completely failed 2013 laugh.gif I find it hard to use a metronome and timing is just something that is really hard for me.There are songs I have listened to for years and I cant even sing along on time to them.This problem was holding me back from recording the lessons I learned.

So my 2014 goals are same as above plus learn as much theory as I can. Hopefully at the end of 2014 I can post that my goals have being achieved.

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post Dec 29 2013, 04:17 PM
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Interesting topic smile.gif
My goal for 2013 was to get sweep picking at a level similar to my alternate picking level. I didn't achieve this goal but I am not entirely unhappy either. I am more comfortable with sweeping definitely now compared to beginning this year. I also finished a nice lesson that had some sweeps in.. For 2014, I want to continue on this goal and also improve my articulation..


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post Dec 29 2013, 04:24 PM
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2014 Goals

Scale and fretboard knowledge
Pentatonics / Blues scale
Knowing all pentatonic note names in all 12 keys
Knowing all 5 pentatonic patterns in all 12 keys
Locating chord shapes and arpeggios within pentatonic pattern and area of fretboard
Moving between adjacent patterns smoothly on any string
Pentatonic interval sequences and runs
Adding additional notes (chord tones and modal accents)

Major Scale
Knowing all note names and intervals in all 12 keys
Knowing all 7 positions in all 12 keys
Locating Chord shapes and arpeggios within each scale position
Moving between adjacent patterns smoothly on any string
Interval Sequences

Triads and Arpeggios
Adjacent String Pairs, adjacent 3 string
String Skipping arpeggios


Lead Technique
Alt Picking
1/4,1/8, Triplet and 1/16 notes (speed drills)

Hybrid Picking
Single lines and doublestops (3rd and 6ths in all keys)

Legato
Even volume of notes
Smooth transition between strings and position shifts
No unwanted string noise
Increasing speed

String Skipping
Arpeggios
Pedal tones

Chord work
Extended chords / Slash chords
Learning shapes and using them in progressions
Chord Inversions

Rhythm Work
Hybrid Picking rhythm
Accenting subdivisions
Learning and analysing favourite riffs
Creating riffs


I'm going through all my instructional material to put courses with all these goals etc and making use I can apply any thing I work on musically.

I'm starting off mainly on major scales major pentatonic scales and 3 string Triads.
Focusing on 2 keys a month to completely get them into my head and fingers (starting with those I feel the least at home with)


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post Dec 29 2013, 05:39 PM
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This is a great thread. 2013 has been a very intense year for me since I moved, and my band Cirse recorded and edited a new album. We worked very hard on the album and had our best year in band's history. More concerts, more press diffusion, and more audience in concerts, we could play in international festivals... I also moved with my girlfriend to the center of the city and a new life has started for me, full of love and nice moments. (also with lots of electricity cuts!).

I failed with gym... the busy days made it very difficult but I hope to give it more priority the next year.

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post Dec 30 2013, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Dec 29 2013, 03:17 PM) *
Interesting topic smile.gif
My goal for 2013 was to get sweep picking at a level similar to my alternate picking level. I didn't achieve this goal but I am not entirely unhappy either. I am more comfortable with sweeping definitely now compared to beginning this year. I also finished a nice lesson that had some sweeps in.. For 2014, I want to continue on this goal and also improve my articulation..


Well done mate.Sweep picking is to advanced for me laugh.gif

QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 29 2013, 03:24 PM) *
2014 Goals

Scale and fretboard knowledge
Pentatonics / Blues scale
Knowing all pentatonic note names in all 12 keys
Knowing all 5 pentatonic patterns in all 12 keys
Locating chord shapes and arpeggios within pentatonic pattern and area of fretboard
Moving between adjacent patterns smoothly on any string
Pentatonic interval sequences and runs
Adding additional notes (chord tones and modal accents)

Major Scale
Knowing all note names and intervals in all 12 keys
Knowing all 7 positions in all 12 keys
Locating Chord shapes and arpeggios within each scale position
Moving between adjacent patterns smoothly on any string
Interval Sequences

Triads and Arpeggios
Adjacent String Pairs, adjacent 3 string
String Skipping arpeggios


Lead Technique
Alt Picking
1/4,1/8, Triplet and 1/16 notes (speed drills)

Hybrid Picking
Single lines and doublestops (3rd and 6ths in all keys)

Legato
Even volume of notes
Smooth transition between strings and position shifts
No unwanted string noise
Increasing speed

String Skipping
Arpeggios
Pedal tones

Chord work
Extended chords / Slash chords
Learning shapes and using them in progressions
Chord Inversions

Rhythm Work
Hybrid Picking rhythm
Accenting subdivisions
Learning and analysing favourite riffs
Creating riffs


I'm going through all my instructional material to put courses with all these goals etc and making use I can apply any thing I work on musically.

I'm starting off mainly on major scales major pentatonic scales and 3 string Triads.
Focusing on 2 keys a month to completely get them into my head and fingers (starting with those I feel the least at home with)



Its going to be a busy and hard working year for you.

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 29 2013, 04:39 PM) *
This is a great thread. 2013 has been a very intense year for me since I moved, and my band Cirse recorded and edited a new album. We worked very hard on the album and had our best year in band's history. More concerts, more press diffusion, and more audience in concerts, we could play in international festivals... I also moved with my girlfriend to the center of the city and a new life has started for me, full of love and nice moments. (also with lots of electricity cuts!).

I failed with gym... the busy days made it very difficult but I hope to give it more priority the next year.

Maybe some of you will like to check this thread:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47341


Thats really good news about your band Gabriel.A wish 2014 is a even better year for your band.

Yeah sometimes it feels like there is not enough hours in a day to do what you want.I do a program called insanity which is a intense cardio workout.It lasts around 40minutes and do it in my house.

Just checked your thread it is very interesting to read. Thanks for posting
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post Jan 6 2014, 05:36 AM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Dec 30 2013, 08:00 AM) *
Thats really good news about your band Gabriel.A wish 2014 is a even better year for your band.

Yeah sometimes it feels like there is not enough hours in a day to do what you want.I do a program called insanity which is a intense cardio workout.It lasts around 40minutes and do it in my house.

Just checked your thread it is very interesting to read. Thanks for posting



Thanks mate! What's "intensity"? Where did you learn it?


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post Jan 6 2014, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Dec 30 2013, 02:09 AM) *
Hi Everyone

What were your guitar goals for 2013 and did you achieve them. What goals are you setting for 2014.

My 2013 goals were 1)To get better at timing
2)Record the lessons I learned and upload them to the REC section for feedback

Well I completely failed 2013 laugh.gif I find it hard to use a metronome and timing is just something that is really hard for me.There are songs I have listened to for years and I cant even sing along on time to them.This problem was holding me back from recording the lessons I learned.

So my 2014 goals are same as above plus learn as much theory as I can. Hopefully at the end of 2014 I can post that my goals have being achieved.


I'm hoping to do more lessons on GMC this year as well. I came across this site around July last year and it's bee an amazing place. There's so much support here on these forums that I haven't really seen anywhere else on the internet.

A big thing for me this year is versatility: I want to learn different styles of music, and slowly become a very versatile musician. In the future, I would love to freelance or do session work, so for that I think it's very important that I am versatile across many genres and also technically proficient. Whatever I need to learn to get closer to that is on my list for 2014 smile.gif


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post Jan 7 2014, 06:24 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 6 2014, 04:36 AM) *
Thanks mate! What's "intensity"? Where did you learn it?


Here is a video of it Gabriel



I heard about it a couple of year ago on the TV. The guy who made it is called Shaun T. I am sure he was a track runner at one point.

It tests you to the limits when doing the 60 day challenge. At times you just feel physically drained. I have completed the 60 days twice. Now a just do it 4 days a week instead of the 6 days.

QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 6 2014, 06:42 AM) *
I'm hoping to do more lessons on GMC this year as well. I came across this site around July last year and it's bee an amazing place. There's so much support here on these forums that I haven't really seen anywhere else on the internet.

A big thing for me this year is versatility: I want to learn different styles of music, and slowly become a very versatile musician. In the future, I would love to freelance or do session work, so for that I think it's very important that I am versatile across many genres and also technically proficient. Whatever I need to learn to get closer to that is on my list for 2014 smile.gif



Yeah GMC is definitely amazing. I think this must be the only site where everyone in the forums respect one another and are very helpful no matter what the question.

Looks like you have 2014 planned out pretty well. All the best and I hope you achieve what you want to. smile.gif
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post Jan 7 2014, 08:07 PM
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My goals for 2013 were very little, perhaps practicing once a week, which I failed. This year it's to convince my grandparents to keep paying for GMC, then perhaps learn a song all the way through that isn't by The Ramones. Also getting better with alternate picking, and fixing my guitar would both be nice things.
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post Jan 7 2014, 11:30 PM
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My goal is getting this old instrument back into playable condition....it's in poor shape and it will take quite some time to restore it
to a respectable level.But it's full of potential !
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post Jan 8 2014, 03:59 AM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Jan 8 2014, 09:30 AM) *
My goal is getting this old instrument back into playable condition....it's in poor shape and it will take quite some time to restore it
to a respectable level.But it's full of potential !


Looks very nice, what guitar is it? It looks almost like a Les Paul, but I noticed that the angle of the cutaway is ever so slightly different from a Gibson Les Paul wink.gif


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post Jan 8 2014, 11:37 AM
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My goals for 2014:

- Learn more about guitar playing wink.gif
- Sustainability (not very common word for me), I mean that I have started so many times to play guitar and then give up, when is not so easy anymore smile.gif some other meaning for my guitars than dust collectors smile.gif..I mean some respect to my guitars and play more smile.gif
- Play something more than just some riffs from here and there, so then it's easier to go to Guitar Shop to buy or even test some guitars ..LOL... so embrassing to play some Enter Sandman intro or something like that when salesman standing there and looking with face...not again. ..LOL
- Enjoy the trip to be a better guitar player with you guys here in GMC smile.gif and I hope you'll enjoy it too smile.gif




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post Jan 8 2014, 02:52 PM
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QUOTE (SlowFingaX @ Jan 8 2014, 07:37 AM) *
My goals for 2014:

- Learn more about guitar playing wink.gif
- Sustainability (not very common word for me), I mean that I have started so many times to play guitar and then give up, when is not so easy anymore smile.gif some other meaning for my guitars than dust collectors smile.gif..I mean some respect to my guitars and play more smile.gif
- Play something more than just some riffs from here and there, so then it's easier to go to Guitar Shop to buy or even test some guitars ..LOL... so embrassing to play some Enter Sandman intro or something like that when salesman standing there and looking with face...not again. ..LOL
- Enjoy the trip to be a better guitar player with you guys here in GMC smile.gif and I hope you'll enjoy it too smile.gif



Hi mate, I'm here stealing these goals to add them into Gab's Army thread. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 8 2014, 03:24 PM
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Of course Gabriel, if you think those are so good goals smile.gif
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 8 2014, 03:59 AM) *
Looks very nice, what guitar is it? It looks almost like a Les Paul, but I noticed that the angle of the cutaway is ever so slightly different from a Gibson Les Paul wink.gif



It was build in 74 or 75 in West-Berlin..Les Paul style...it's a one of a kind guitar therefore! It's been in the case for almost 20 years now and still it has heavily corroded hardware and frets and may need decent neck and hardware restoring. But the neck position is great...i plugged it in to see what happens and my neck hair came up !! smile.gif

The first fret pearl inlay is a bit weird though...LP custom style

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QUOTE (metalheadlady @ Jan 7 2014, 07:07 PM) *
My goals for 2013 were very little, perhaps practicing once a week, which I failed. This year it's to convince my grandparents to keep paying for GMC, then perhaps learn a song all the way through that isn't by The Ramones. Also getting better with alternate picking, and fixing my guitar would both be nice things.

I am sure your grandparents will be happy enough to pay your subscription when you tell them how great a site GMC is. smile.gif

QUOTE (SlowFingaX @ Jan 8 2014, 10:37 AM) *
My goals for 2014:

- Learn more about guitar playing wink.gif
- Sustainability (not very common word for me), I mean that I have started so many times to play guitar and then give up, when is not so easy anymore smile.gif some other meaning for my guitars than dust collectors smile.gif..I mean some respect to my guitars and play more smile.gif
- Play something more than just some riffs from here and there, so then it's easier to go to Guitar Shop to buy or even test some guitars ..LOL... so embrassing to play some Enter Sandman intro or something like that when salesman standing there and looking with face...not again. ..LOL
- Enjoy the trip to be a better guitar player with you guys here in GMC smile.gif and I hope you'll enjoy it too smile.gif


I am the same as you.Scared to try guitars out in the shops incase I embarrass myself. laugh.gif laugh.gif

QUOTE (Bossie @ Jan 8 2014, 09:02 PM) *
It was build in 74 or 75 in West-Berlin..Les Paul style...it's a one of a kind guitar therefore! It's been in the case for almost 20 years now and still it has heavily corroded hardware and frets and may need decent neck and hardware restoring. But the neck position is great...i plugged it in to see what happens and my neck hair came up !! smile.gif

The first fret pearl inlay is a bit weird though...LP custom style


That guitar looks cool.Are you planning in doing most of the work yourself mate
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post Jan 9 2014, 03:30 AM
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That guitar looks cool.Are you planning in doing most of the work yourself mate
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Idd it looks cool from far....but in close up it's a different thing. I'll do it myself but there's a great luthier in my neighborhood who will guide me through it..... smile.gif
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post Jan 9 2014, 04:13 AM
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Also since I just started the beginner fingerpicking lesson, finding a way to not make my fingertips so ticklish would make this a lot easier. rolleyes.gif
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post Jan 9 2014, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (metalheadlady @ Jan 9 2014, 03:13 AM) *
Also since I just started the beginner fingerpicking lesson, finding a way to not make my fingertips so ticklish would make this a lot easier. rolleyes.gif


Do you have longer finger nails on your right hand? smile.gif You might wanna grow some as it will help a lot with the attack and tone. Also you need to cut them in a certain way for maximum effect with a posture of the right hand that is nothing near the classical position. I will make a movie to demonstrate something about this, so stay tuned tongue.gif Here we go:



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post Jan 10 2014, 01:07 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 9 2014, 08:16 AM) *
Do you have longer finger nails on your right hand? smile.gif You might wanna grow some as it will help a lot with the attack and tone. Also you need to cut them in a certain way for maximum effect with a posture of the right hand that is nothing near the classical position. I will make a movie to demonstrate something about this, so stay tuned tongue.gif Here we go:



Oh that looks helpful. Hopefully I can even get my nails that long, because they're really weak and seem to sort of implode after they go about half of a centimeter past my fingertips. Thanks for the video smile.gif

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