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post Mar 31 2014, 07:27 PM
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Hi Mudbone!! Welcome to our thread for Gab's Army! Here we will work together on everything needed to help you to become a better musician and to keep you motivated.

At first it would be cool that your share with me all the things that you think I need to know from you to be connected. You can talk about non musical stuff too.

Some specific things that I would like to know:

Name:
Age:
Playing since:
Influences:
Diary practice:
Audio or video recording possibility:
Main goals as musician:
Main goals in life:

How many hours per day can you dedicate to guitar?
What do you know about theory?

and please also post some videos of you playing.

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post Apr 1 2014, 12:11 AM
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Name: Mudbone (you already know my real name, because we're friends on facebook wink.gif )
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Age: 33

Playing since: It's hard to give a an actual length of time, because I've been playing on and off for many years. The first time I started playing was when I was 19. I only played for a few months, then gave up. Then did the same thing again around the age of 24. When I was 29 I started playing regularly. I have put in about 1600 hours of practice since, (yes, I keep track lol). A lot of it wasn't efficient practicing though, so a lot of those hours weren't quality practice. I have gotten better at utilizing my time recently.

Influences: Black Sabbath, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Alice in Chains, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, SRV, David Gilmour, Boston, Southern Rock, Surf Rock, etc.. There's plenty more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

Diary Practice: Not quite sure what this is, but I assume its asking if I keep a practice log, which I do.

Audio or video recording capability: At this minute, no. But I should be able to within the next week. I may need some help getting that set up.

Main goals as a musician: To write riffs so monstrous that they cause the Earth to split and summon the demons of hell! But also to write music that is a combination of all the things I like. I would like to be a proficient lead player, but along the lines of Kirk Hammett, Tony Iommi, Slash, David Gilmour, Dick Dale etc...

Life goals: This is a broad question lol I would like to become proficient enough in a creative field where I can quit my day job, not necessarily music. I know, its a pretty lofty goal. But you'll never know what you can achieve until you try.

How many hours per day can you dedicate towards guitar: Usually, at least an hour. Sometimes I can do more. On some occasions I have to skip it entirely, but that's not too frequent.

What do you know about theory: I've taken a few theory classes, but it's been a few years. I know how chords are constructed. I know all the notes of G Major, E minor. I know where all the E's are on the fretboard. I know the pentatonic boxes, but I'm not very proficient with them.

I'm working on the Ratt Style lesson at the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to post a video by the end of the week biggrin.gif

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Cool! Thanks for all this information! I think that we will work great together. We have similar tastes in music and similar goals. At first I would need to see your playing abilities and then we can start creating weekly routines to be sure what to practice each day and that this practice is connected with your goals. Ratt lesson is great for rhythm, could you also choose another lesson that includes soloing?



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For lead work, I will try one of these, or both:

Guns N Roses: Don't Cry Solo

Metallica for beginners


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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Apr 1 2014, 11:47 PM) *
For lead work, I will try one of these, or both:

Guns N Roses: Don't Cry Solo

Metallica for beginners



Good choices! Let's go for them! wink.gif


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Ok, so I would like some advice on how to record my RECs. What free editing software is there to use? The equipment I'll be using is the camera on a Galaxy S3, and a Zoom H2 recorder pressed up against the speaker cab. Thanks Gabriel biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Apr 5 2014, 12:51 PM) *
Ok, so I would like some advice on how to record my RECs. What free editing software is there to use? The equipment I'll be using is the camera on a Galaxy S3, and a Zoom H2 recorder pressed up against the speaker cab. Thanks Gabriel biggrin.gif



Hello mate! You can record audio directly to your computer using Reaper, a multitrack software which has a free version (http://www.reaper.fm/) and then use a video editor to replace the camera audio by the one recorded with Reaper. I use Premiere or Vegas for this but these are not free software. I've never used a free one but the thing that you need to do is very simple so I'm sure that you will find one.

Here you will find a good list, and let me say that Windows movie maker is the most used among them:

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/app...ownload-1136264


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I just posted a REC take of Ratt Style. you can view it here. Looking forward to your feedback biggrin.gif


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Done! Check it out! smile.gif


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I'd like to thank you and the other guys for your feedback. Even though I received a passing grade, I do believe a 10 is achievable, so I'll try it again in the next couple of weeks. I'll take a quick break from it so it can saturate in my brain wink.gif In the meantime, I'm going to post the Don't Cry solo sometime in the next week biggrin.gif


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Excellent mate! While you work on these two lessons I was thinking that maybe you could add this program to your diary practice:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50470


The Profressor shared a very complete Blues Theory Course that will cover all the important aspects. Based on your influences and musical taste, having good blues knowledge will definitely help you. Mastering all those concepts (if you aren't used to them) can take around 2 months, so divide your time and take it easy.

Then we can work on some blues lessons to make it more complete. What do you think?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 10 2014, 11:04 AM) *
Excellent mate! While you work on these two lessons I was thinking that maybe you could add this program to your diary practice:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50470


The Profressor shared a very complete Blues Theory Course that will cover all the important aspects. Based on your influences and musical taste, having good blues knowledge will definitely help you. Mastering all those concepts (if you aren't used to them) can take around 2 months, so divide your time and take it easy.

Then we can work on some blues lessons to make it more complete. What do you think?


I'm familiar with a lot of this information, but I must admit my knowledge of arpeggios and 7th chords is very limited. Are there any lessons that apply some of these concepts? I learn much quicker when I see a concept applied in practice.


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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Apr 10 2014, 09:06 PM) *
I'm familiar with a lot of this information, but I must admit my knowledge of arpeggios and 7th chords is very limited. Are there any lessons that apply some of these concepts? I learn much quicker when I see a concept applied in practice.



Arpeggios are usually combined with Pentatonic and Mixolydian in a blues situation. We don't have lessons that only use dominant arpeggios, but we have lessons that uses arpeggios for soloing, or off course blues lessons that includes them.

A good exercise to train this would be to use the backing tracks that you will find in that blues concepts link. You can follow the blues progressions with Arpeggios in different parts of the neck as the first step. Then you can start combining them with Blues Scale.

Once you feel comfortable with this, I recommend you to learn major, minor, 7th and m7th arpeggios because arpeggios are great to follow the chords when you are soloing.


Arpeggios lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...arpeggio-boxes/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Sweep-...-7th-Arpeggios/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Creati...ggios-Phrasing/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...with-arpeggios/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Major-...ggios-Exercise/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Minor-...ggios-Exercise/


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Would this be a good place to start with arpeggios?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Arpegg...rkshop-Level-1/


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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Apr 13 2014, 12:58 PM) *
Would this be a good place to start with arpeggios?

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Arpegg...rkshop-Level-1/



Definitely! Good find! smile.gif


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Hey Gabe, I'd just like to post a quick update to let you know I haven't forgotten this! biggrin.gif I'm in the process of moving to new place, and am about to go on an overseas trip, so time is a bit tight. I'm still managing to get in at least half an hour of practice a day.

I'm currently working on the arpeggios workshop, the Don't Cry solo, Ratt Style, and Alice in Chains "Don't Follow." I'll keep you posted with updates biggrin.gif


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Hi mate! Thanks a lot for your update. We use to have those moments when changes doesn't allow us to practice as much as we would like but don't worry about it. Enjoy every aspect of life and remember that life experiences gives us things to say... you'll get back to guitar with a lot of inspiration.

Check this thread: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=51864


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