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post Mar 4 2014, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 4 2014, 05:53 PM) *
Hi again mate. Now I could listen to your take and I can say that it's a good one! The main problem appears in the solo where I notice timing issues, mostly in the last licks. You should focus on the solo section to improve it, the other parts are ok for me.

I also noted that your tone need adjustment, what are you using to record?



Hey Gab, Glad your got back safely and could give me your awesome feedback again. thanks! Yeah I am still struggling a bit on the solo especially at the two string melodies at the end. I always mess up there.

Recording wise I simply used my Nikon D7100 to record the video and sound directly. I know that's not so ideal which is why i previously asked you about your recording process.
What do you suggest i could do to improve the tone and sound without having to buy too much equipment/software etc? Like what is a good starting point?

I have also started to learn the classic punk: The stooges lesson on top of trying to improve these last ones.

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post Mar 4 2014, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE (philm @ Mar 4 2014, 05:17 PM) *
Hey Gab, Glad your got back safely and could give me your awesome feedback again. thanks! Yeah I am still struggling a bit on the solo especially at the two string melodies at the end. I always mess up there.

Recording wise I simply used my Nikon D7100 to record the video and sound directly. I know that's not so ideal which is why i previously asked you about your recording process.
What do you suggest i could do to improve the tone and sound without having to buy too much equipment/software etc? Like what is a good starting point?

I have also started to learn the classic punk: The stooges lesson on top of trying to improve these last ones.

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post Mar 5 2014, 10:04 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 4 2014, 09:19 PM) *
Let's see. What equipment do you have? which amp? which computer?


-Line 6 spider III 15(practice amp)
-Bugera V22 Infinium amp (not so happy with this amp anymore i use a Blackstar distortion HT Dual pedal with it.

-Mac book pro(getting old and slow now)
-Asus laptop(pretty decent machine 16 GB ram etc.)


I am thinking of getting cubase elements or artist version. Whats the learning curve like on this software?
So I also need an audio interface then to hook up my guitar to the computer right?
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Ok mate. You don't really need an external audio interface if you install Asio4all drivers and get a connector that allow connect your guitar directly to the line in of your soundcard.

Download asio4all: http://www.asio4all.com/

At first, let's go for the free option, and then you can go for paid software if you want. Reaper is a multitask software that has a free version that can be downloaded here: http://www.reaper.fm/

Your pedal is cool, but it's not very versatile so I recommend to install an amp emulator in your computer. There are many of them, being the most popular Guitar Rig, Amplitube and Revalver. As I promised, here you have some free amp emulators to start experimenting: http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com.ar/

and now, check out this video:




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Oh this is great mate.Thanks a lot! biggrin.gif Saves me a few hours looking on the net.
I will try this stuff out, I have some free time nice week.
Just to clarify i can connect my guitar straight to my comp with this driver and connector without going through my amp?
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QUOTE (philm @ Mar 6 2014, 04:57 PM) *
Oh this is great mate.Thanks a lot! biggrin.gif Saves me a few hours looking on the net.
I will try this stuff out, I have some free time nice week.


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Just to clarify i can connect my guitar straight to my comp with this driver and connector without going through my amp?


Exactly. Then you can also try using your pedal just as a direct box and compare results. (I can give you more details about this later).


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Hey Gab
No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! I have been playing and buried in my new tools.
Here is a recording of your classic punk stooges style lesson.
I ended up getting an audio interface because I couldn't get a very good sound with the adapter. I recorded it in Cubase AI Elements through my blackstar distortion pedal.
It was a lot of work but I learned loads!




I am now working on your offspring lesson. I think that would could take me a while with the super fast parts. I have a question regarding the third part. It sounds like your palm muting the 5 string am i right? cos i am not sure from the tabs.
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QUOTE (philm @ Mar 27 2014, 04:58 PM) *
Hey Gab
No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! I have been playing and buried in my new tools.
Here is a recording of your classic punk stooges style lesson.
I ended up getting an audio interface because I couldn't get a very good sound with the adapter. I recorded it in Cubase AI Elements through my blackstar distortion pedal.
It was a lot of work but I learned loads!




Hi mate! Great to receive news from you! I can note that you have been working hard! Congrats on your new soundcard! You won't regret buying it and the time you dedicated to learn how to use it combined with Cubase.

The Stooges lesson is sounds very good, it only need some more adjustment in the solo section. The connection at 00:20 is a bit weird, work on that slide. The licks are well played but it could sound smoother, and your bending is ok, but not 100% consistent. Keep on playing this one at least once or twice every day.



QUOTE (philm @ Mar 27 2014, 04:58 PM) *
I am now working on your offspring lesson. I think that would could take me a while with the super fast parts. I have a question regarding the third part. It sounds like your palm muting the 5 string am i right? cos i am not sure from the tabs.
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Good choice! It's a very demanding rhythm lesson. In that part I mute both strings but the lower a bit more than the higher that is being muted very slightly.


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Hey Gab thanks for the feedback. I have a question regarding Cubase. I am trying to useeffects like free amp emulators from Amplitube to record with in the insert slot of the audio track section. The problem I am having is I can only hear the effect until after I have recorded. Is there a way to turn on the effects to hear them before so I can tweak them?
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Hi friend! To monitor the signal that you are entering and processing live you have to click on the speaker marked in this pic:

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 31 2014, 04:42 PM) *
Hi friend! To monitor the signal that you are entering and processing live you have to click on the speaker marked in this pic:

Try it and let me know if it works!



I found that part out already i with the experience of recording of the stooges lesson, although it also that took me a while to find out.

The problem I have now is not hearing the guitar signal but hearing the effects applied to the signal. I can choose an effect but i can't play around with the effect live with my guitar. I can only hear the effect after recording.
I hope that makes sense biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (philm @ Mar 31 2014, 04:08 PM) *
I found that part out already i with the experience of recording of the stooges lesson, although it also that took me a while to find out.

The problem I have now is not hearing the guitar signal but hearing the effects applied to the signal. I can choose an effect but i can't play around with the effect live with my guitar. I can only hear the effect after recording.
I hope that makes sense biggrin.gif

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mm that's very weird. You should be listening the guitar processed while you record with the speaker on. You can check your connections set up. Check if it's something related with the output and studio settings:



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Hello There!
I thought I would give you a written update of where I am right now and what I am working on as it may be while before I have mastered the lessons I've chosen:).

Offspring lesson
I am practicing it at 135bmp at the moment, it may be a while until i get it up to speed. I have drastically changed the way I hold a pick as i realised I was holding it wrong. Its been a bit frustrating but I think in the long run its for the best. What I am most struggled with because of this change is alternative picking, i think i shall do some extra exercises on that.

The second lesson i am working on is this fingerpicking one.

Then regards to theory i am still on the first of ivans pentatonic scale lessons.

I also am playing the bad religion and the stooges lesson at least 5 to 10 times a day to get them rock solid.

Regarding my cubase problem i haven't looked into it. But my output is through my headphones from the audio interface but i shall try to work out the problem when i am ready to record again.

So that's my "little" update, i hope to post sth proper soon. Thanks for your help so far i am starting to feel some progress!
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Hi Phil! Great to hear from you. Thanks for the update. You are working very hard, you are motivated and the lesson choices are excellent. Everything is happening according to the plan. biggrin.gif

I'm curious about your right hand change... what did you change?



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I'm curious about your right hand change... what did you change?



Well its not easy to explain in words but if you watch my videos so far I hold the pick between my thumb and index finger really flat or parallel to each other. I notice the majority of people have the their index finger tucked in underneath their thumb. It seems easier and more accurate to pick like that, i don't know you can kind of cut through the strings better. Its taking longer to get used to strumming that way though.
I don't know if it makes sense but I think in my next video u will notice a difference biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (philm @ Apr 14 2014, 04:00 PM) *
Well its not easy to explain in words but if you watch my videos so far I hold the pick between my thumb and index finger really flat or parallel to each other. I notice the majority of people have the their index finger tucked in underneath their thumb. It seems easier and more accurate to pick like that, i don't know you can kind of cut through the strings better. Its taking longer to get used to strumming that way though.
I don't know if it makes sense but I think in my next video u will notice a difference biggrin.gif



I think that I got what you mean but I will wait for the video to be sure. But if it's what I think, please let me say that this decision is very clever and can avoid you from technique issues in the future, so well done!


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Hey gab
I was wondering if its possible to have a downloadable version of the offspring lesson at 155bmp so i could post a take at that speed for you to look at? Not quite ready for 175bmp yet biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (philm @ Apr 21 2014, 01:21 PM) *
Hey gab
I was wondering if its possible to have a downloadable version of the offspring lesson at 155bmp so i could post a take at that speed for you to look at? Not quite ready for 175bmp yet biggrin.gif
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Hello There Gab,
Another update from me, i have recorded the bad religion and stooges lesson again. I know, still not perfect there a few niggling mistakes. I will keep practicing them. Like I said earlier i have been focusing on changing the way i hold the pick and working on my right hand technique. Its not always consistent but i think you can see the change.

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Here is the first take of the offspring lesson at 155(thanks for the mp3!). I know it needs quite a bit of work still but i think i would show you where i am at.

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Hi Philm! Great to see you working hard!! smile.gif

Let's go with some comments.

Bad Religion: I can notice a big improvement in this lesson compared to the previous take. Timing is much tighter now, and everything is sounding good. There is still room to improve the overall groove, but it's something that will come with more time of practice. Once you feel more comfortable with technique, you will be able to play this one feeling the groove with your own body. That's what I thing this one is still lacking. But you are on the right track.

The Stooges: This one sounds very tight! I'm impressed of how good your solo playing is sounding. Your bends are precise and the overall feeling is good. This take deserves a 10, great job!

The Offspring: This one is faster and trickier but you can already do a good job at this tempo. Keep on playing this one and try to relax more your right hand while you play. Mmm now that I see it again, both hands need to be more relaxed.


You are doing a very good job, I'm proud. Congrats!


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