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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Aug 21 2014, 06:28 PM) *
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post Aug 23 2014, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 21 2014, 09:30 PM) *
Perfect! Feel free to record your practice and post it here. wink.gif


Gabe! i feel like i have a good basic understanding of the building of major chords and the CAGED C part of CAGED system, BUT...

W H H W W W H lets say i start at the C note. is the C note the first W that i move a WHOLE from and start it as a D note, or is it the starting C note??

Question Number 2!!! about the CAGED system!! ( which i am digging by the way, very cool concept)

when i move the shape up to play the D scale with the C shape, if i move it up the neck 2 more frets is it playing the E major scale ? actually it is, i was reading a little as i was typing this and made sense to myself, the C chord shape moved up the neck has the D root note making it the D major scale in C shape, same with the E major scale, and so on and so on biggrin.gif
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Hi mate, you have something wrong on your post, this is the correct combination of whole and half notes to get a major scale:

C (W) D (W) E (H) F (W) G (W) A (W) B (H) C


and about question number 2. Yeah, this are movable chords. Check out this examples with the shape that you are asking:


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post Aug 23 2014, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 23 2014, 03:22 PM) *
Hi mate, you have something wrong on your post, this is the correct combination of whole and half notes to get a major scale:

C (W) D (W) E (H) F (W) G (W) A (W) B (H) C


and about question number 2. Yeah, this are movable chords. Check out this examples with the shape that you are asking:


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post Aug 24 2014, 01:51 AM
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Aug 23 2014, 04:04 PM) *
thank you!



Gabe, on part 1 of the caged system, it says that we can play the scale of D using the shape of C, and in the diagram it shows the same pattern except on the second string, it plays one less note, why is that? it is stumping me, its making me second guess on playing the other scales with this shape
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Hi mate, yeah, the diagram is missing that note, don't worry, you have to add it, because the shapes are always the same. wink.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 24 2014, 11:47 PM) *
Hi mate, yeah, the diagram is missing that note, don't worry, you have to add it, because the shapes are always the same. wink.gif



oh my thank you so much it was confusing the crap out of me, i was doing that at first before i noticed the missing note, THANK YOU
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oh my thank you so much it was confusing the crap out of me, i was doing that at first before i noticed the missing note, THANK YOU



No problem mate! It's important to go deep with this stuff so I'm proud to see you focused. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 25 2014, 01:14 PM) *
No problem mate! It's important to go deep with this stuff so I'm proud to see you focused. smile.gif


ive met a possible bassist already as well!! this weekend he has to go back home and grab his bass so im hoping that will work out!!!
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Aug 25 2014, 11:46 AM) *
ive met a possible bassist already as well!! this weekend he has to go back home and grab his bass so im hoping that will work out!!!



Awesome! Congrats!

What can you tell about him?

- Does he seem to be a nice/easy to work with person?
- Can you feel a connection with him? Do you have a great time when you meet him?
- Does he have similar musical tastes?
- What about his equipment?
- Experience? Any previous band? If yes, why does he left it? it not, why not?




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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 25 2014, 02:59 PM) *
Awesome! Congrats!

What can you tell about him?

- Does he seem to be a nice/easy to work with person?
- Can you feel a connection with him? Do you have a great time when you meet him?
- Does he have similar musical tastes?
- What about his equipment?
- Experience? Any previous band? If yes, why does he left it? it not, why not?


he seemed really laid back, super cool dude, we talked about music very easily with each other and had the same taste in some metal, he leaned more toward the death metal scene, but hey, why not incorporate some of those elements in our music? his equipment all i know of right now is that he has a 4 string and a 5 string bass, and he used to play alot but stopped a little and wants to get back int playing music pretty heavily. which is GOOD so far!

theory question, again on the CAGED system, do the shapes ONLY work with those chords? or can i go up one fret from the E to an F ? did i miss the answer in the article? i read it twice
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Aug 25 2014, 12:15 PM) *
he seemed really laid back, super cool dude, we talked about music very easily with each other and had the same taste in some metal, he leaned more toward the death metal scene, but hey, why not incorporate some of those elements in our music? his equipment all i know of right now is that he has a 4 string and a 5 string bass, and he used to play alot but stopped a little and wants to get back int playing music pretty heavily. which is GOOD so far!


This sounds great mate. I was asking just to let you know that there are many important aspects that you need to have in mind when you choose your band mates. Having a strong connection in a band is essential to make good music together. When you know your band mates, you are able to understand what they are going with each ham, when to lead and when to follow.


QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Aug 25 2014, 12:15 PM) *
theory question, again on the CAGED system, do the shapes ONLY work with those chords? or can i go up one fret from the E to an F ? did i miss the answer in the article? i read it twice


Exactly! the cool thing about this shapes is that they are movable. You have to identify the root of each shape and move as I did it with C shape in the previous graphic.

Please let me know if this concept is clear and share with me diagrams or tabs to check if you are doing it right. Ok?

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 26 2014, 04:20 PM) *
This sounds great mate. I was asking just to let you know that there are many important aspects that you need to have in mind when you choose your band mates. Having a strong connection in a band is essential to make good music together. When you know your band mates, you are able to understand what they are going with each ham, when to lead and when to follow.




Exactly! the cool thing about this shapes is that they are movable. You have to identify the root of each shape and move as I did it with C shape in the previous graphic.

Please let me know if this concept is clear and share with me diagrams or tabs to check if you are doing it right. Ok?

Also, we can meet at the chat-room to check this. Send me a PM.


wed have to make an appointment haha because we have a crazy time difference!

im pretty confident with the information so far now
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Sep 3 2014, 08:24 AM) *
wed have to make an appointment haha because we have a crazy time difference!

im pretty confident with the information so far now



Hi mate, I'm not sure about your city but we don't have a big difference with Argentina:

Time difference between USA and Argentina is:

+1:0 hours
Current time in Washington DC, USA is:
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:33 AM


Current time in Buenos Aires, Argentina is:
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:33 AM


I'll be doing a Vchat today at 16 hs (Buenos Aires), so it means that it will be at 15 hs (USA)...


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 3 2014, 12:34 PM) *
Hi mate, I'm not sure about your city but we don't have a big difference with Argentina:

Time difference between USA and Argentina is:

+1:0 hours
Current time in Washington DC, USA is:
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:33 AM


Current time in Buenos Aires, Argentina is:
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:33 AM


I'll be doing a Vchat today at 16 hs (Buenos Aires), so it means that it will be at 15 hs (USA)...


oh well thats awsome!! i just was going by the websites time that i posted and it was 9 hours ahead of me so i got confused haha.

i dont know if ill be able to make that today, if i cant when is your next one so i can move some stuff around and get in on that??
practice has been ongoing, ive been playing lately at a minimum of 3 hours (thats not including the studying of theory) and 3 days ago i played for 6 hours. LIFE IS GOOD GABE
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Hi mate! Nice to know that life is good!! biggrin.gif

You can check the front page to see when all the next Vchats will be done and you can use this LINK to convert time. The site works with London Time.

My next Vchat is scheduled for the next Wednesday.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 4 2014, 12:55 AM) *
Hi mate! Nice to know that life is good!! biggrin.gif

You can check the front page to see when all the next Vchats will be done and you can use this LINK to convert time. The site works with London Time.

My next Vchat is scheduled for the next Wednesday.



Gabe! hello! it has been a long time! my computer had a virus and it took me forever until i could get it fixed, i did not quit guitar haha. but good news my friend i found a band and we play metal music!! here is our facebook page!! https://www.facebook.com/InvertedTruth

you should like it so you can get all our updates! the lessons and practice routines you gave me helped alot and when i tried out i did just fine! we have some songs up on the profile for you to listen to! i am ready for more lessons as well now that my computer is fixed biggrin.gif
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Hi mate! Congrats!! I'm listening to your songs there and I can say that you sound really professional!! I like the guitar riffs, and the vocals! I'm a big old time fan of In Flames and I can hear a big influences of them. These are killer news!! smile.gif

What are the plans with the band? After some rehearsals and based on the band's goals, what do you think you need to work on guitar?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 7 2015, 03:23 PM) *
Hi mate! Congrats!! I'm listening to your songs there and I can say that you sound really professional!! I like the guitar riffs, and the vocals! I'm a big old time fan of In Flames and I can hear a big influences of them. These are killer news!! smile.gif

What are the plans with the band? After some rehearsals and based on the band's goals, what do you think you need to work on guitar?



theres always going to be me wanting to sound cleaner, i dont know if i am being over critical on my playing, and now that i am officially in a band i'd really like to learn more about song writing so i can help more with writing, I have contributed a riff here and there for our recording but I would really like to take just a riff further and turn it into a song.

and thank you! our goals is to be a big band and play as many shows as we can! just what i was looking for when i first introduced myself to this thread!
P.S. In Flames is one of our favorite bands biggrin.gif
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Those are two great goals. Both technique and composition require practice and I think that both are connected at some point, also with your ear which is the responsible of making the connection between your mind and your guitar smooth. When we work on bands where the main composing work is done on the rehearsal room, we must be fast to transpose to guitar the ideas that come to mind.

This is why I consider that learning songs by ear, analyzing songs (structure, theory, arrangements) and composing songs and music parts frequently is the way to go.

So to start it would be interesting to analyze a bit some songs that you like, and also that you post here some compositions or ideas that you've been recording lately.

Finally, please post here some video playing to let me see how is your technique nowadays and to see what you should work.

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