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post Aug 10 2016, 10:09 PM
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Thanks, Gabriel! Am I allowed to share stuff untill then? smile.gif


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I have tried giving an analysis of the solo, and I hope I have understood the task correctly. I will post some videos of my progress so far on the solo later or tomorrow:


Analysis of Neoclassical Etude by Marcus Lavendell:


Intro (first 4 bars):

Intro run is in A harmonic minor generally descending in thirds. Rythmically it starts displaced by one 16th note. It starts on an E note moving to an F note, which is a minor second interval, then descends in thirds till we reach the A on the 14th fret on the G string, where we jump up a 4th in the scale and start descending in thirds again through the A harmonic minor scale. When we reach the root note A, on the 12th fret on the A string, we make another jump, this time to a 4th below the A note, which is an E note. Hereafter we continue descending in thirds till we reach the A on the 5th fret on the low E string. Then we ascend through the A harmonic minor scale, but with an added G note. We end on an A an octave above the A I mentioned just before.

Bar 5 to 8:
This is close to being arpeggios on one string, shifting between Am-add9 arpeggio with no 5th (Notes: A B C), E major arpeggio (E G# B ), C major (no 5th, so just C and E), B minor with an E (B, D, E), F major 7 (no 5th, so F and A), E minor (no fifth, so E and G). We can generally exclude the fifth from the arpeggios and chords, as it adds no "harmonic quality", such as the third does (determining whether the chord is major or minor). The pattern endes with a trill between D and E notes. Then the pattern repeats again, but ending on a E and D# notes trill. Generally we could also say these two run of notes has a pedal note on the loose high E string.

Bar 9 to 10:
On these bars we descend with a repeating pattern, somewhat chromatically, with a pattern that utilizes a 1-4-2 finger pattern on the guitar. The notes we use in these bars are
C C# D D# E F F# G G# A B, only missing an A# to be completely chromatic.

Bar 11 to 14:

These bars are somewhat chromatic as well, or we could describe it as A harmonic minor again with a passing note on D#, ending with a more chromatic-like run - or a run with more passing notes, again D# and G#.

Bar 15 to 21:
This is the arpeggio section where arpeggios embellish the chords. The arpeggios are as follows (these are written in root position and not in the inversions that are played):

1 bar of D minor (D F A)
1 bar of G/F (no 5th, so G, B and F as the lowest note)
1 bar of C major (C E G)
1 bar of F major (F A C) in two different inversions
1 bar B diminished scale arpeggio with 4 notes (B D F G#)
1/2 bar of A minor (A C E) in two inversions
1/2 bar of F# diminished arpeggio (F# A C)
1/2 bar of E major (E B G#)
1/2 bar of G# dimished arpeggio (G# B D)

Bar 22 to 24:

Again we descending in thirds, but starting with a jump down of a 4th from A down to E, then descending in thirds till we reach A on the 12th fret A string, then we jump up a 4th to D note, then descend in thirds again till we reach A note again, whereafter we ascend through the scale for an octave. We end on the root, A with an octave.

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That's perfect Cael!! It's much more from what I expected which is a GREAT thing. I can imagine that you have a clear idea of the composition of this solo, don't you?



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Hey Gabriel, I said I'd post a video of my progress so far, but while I've worked at it, I've not posted anything. Today so far is a relax-day, as I came home from a party this morning around 7 or 7.30. Hopefully I can post something later smile.gif


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Hi Cael! Thanks for the update. Enjoy your rest mate! smile.gif


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Still some mistakes, but it's getting better. Here are two takes:



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Also, more than working on the above, I've "arranged" this version of a Bach piece for lead guitar:
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Hi Cael, the second version of the lesson sounds closer. It still has room to be played tighter but it's much better than the first take which has more notorious issues in the intro and outro. The newest is better in this sections, but has some little problem in the last sweeps.

Nice arrangement of that Bach BWV. Are you already playing it?


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Thanks, Gabriel smile.gif

I'm working on learning the Bach piece too, but I can only remember the first 28 bars I think. But that's just from like 20 minutes of playing it. I hope I can learn all of it.

I'm of course still working on the Etude by Marcus too as you know smile.gif


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I will try and post some new takes today, when I've worked a bit more on the etude.


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Kinda struggling with the intro and the outro the most. I've not been able to get a full take in. Tomorrow I will work more before posting the final takes as I'm not home most of Saturday (the 20th).


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Ok mate! Take your time to master those parts. The pattern used there is very cool and could be incorporated in your vocabulary for improvisation.


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It's driving me insane now. I've practiced the pattern for half an hour, which I know isn't THAT much, but I can't get it right. Not a single time. It doesn't matter if it's 60 bpm or 130 bpm, I keep landing either a 16th note early or a 16th note late on the last note. Starting with a displaced 16th note is hard as hell.


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Exam and deadline:

By August 20th you'll have to share 3 videos:

- A video playing each part of the lesson over metronome at the faster tempo you can play it clean, you don't need to combine them (3 coins)
- A video playing the whole lesson over one of the backing tracks between 100 and 140 (4 coins)
- A text with a theory analysis of the solo (3 coins)

The intro is very hard! And so is the outro, especially just with a metronome.

Video with metronome at 120 bpm



Video with backing track at 120 bpm



And here is the analysis again:

Analysis of Neoclassical Etude by Marcus Lavendell:

Intro (first 4 bars):

Intro run is in A harmonic minor generally descending in thirds. Rythmically it starts displaced by one 16th note. It starts on an E note moving to an F note, which is a minor second interval, then descends in thirds till we reach the A on the 14th fret on the G string, where we jump up a 4th in the scale and start descending in thirds again through the A harmonic minor scale. When we reach the root note A, on the 12th fret on the A string, we make another jump, this time to a 4th below the A note, which is an E note. Hereafter we continue descending in thirds till we reach the A on the 5th fret on the low E string. Then we ascend through the A harmonic minor scale, but with an added G note. We end on an A an octave above the A I mentioned just before.

Bar 5 to 8:
This is close to being arpeggios on one string, shifting between Am-add9 arpeggio with no 5th (Notes: A B C), E major arpeggio (E G# B ), C major (no 5th, so just C and E), B minor with an E (B, D, E), F major 7 (no 5th, so F and A), E minor (no fifth, so E and G). We can generally exclude the fifth from the arpeggios and chords, as it adds no "harmonic quality", such as the third does (determining whether the chord is major or minor). The pattern endes with a trill between D and E notes. Then the pattern repeats again, but ending on a E and D# notes trill. Generally we could also say these two run of notes has a pedal note on the loose high E string.

Bar 9 to 10:
On these bars we descend with a repeating pattern, somewhat chromatically, with a pattern that utilizes a 1-4-2 finger pattern on the guitar. The notes we use in these bars are
C C# D D# E F F# G G# A B, only missing an A# to be completely chromatic.

Bar 11 to 14:
These bars are somewhat chromatic as well, or we could describe it as A harmonic minor again with a passing note on D#, ending with a more chromatic-like run - or a run with more passing notes, again D# and G#.

Bar 15 to 21:
This is the arpeggio section where arpeggios embellish the chords. The arpeggios are as follows (these are written in root position and not in the inversions that are played):

1 bar of D minor (D F A)
1 bar of G/F (no 5th, so G, B and F as the lowest note)
1 bar of C major (C E G)
1 bar of F major (F A C) in two different inversions
1 bar B diminished scale arpeggio with 4 notes (B D F G#)
1/2 bar of A minor (A C E) in two inversions
1/2 bar of F# diminished arpeggio (F# A C)
1/2 bar of E major (E B G#)
1/2 bar of G# dimished arpeggio (G# B D)

Bar 22 to 24:
Again we descending in thirds, but starting with a jump down of a 4th from A down to E, then descending in thirds till we reach A on the 12th fret A string, then we jump up a 4th to D note, then descend in thirds again till we reach A note again, whereafter we ascend through the scale for an octave. We end on the root, A with an octave.


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Hi mate! Great to see the first assignment completed!

Based on your submits these are your results:

TASK 1: 2 + 2 coins

TASK 2: 3 coins

TOTAL: 7/10 coins.




There are basically two things lacking here. Polishing the intro and outro of the lesson, and with some more practice reaching 140 bpm. This will take some time, so we will move forward with assignments and you can keep this lesson to be played at least 10 minutes each day in your practice routine. Ok?



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Hi mate! Great to see the first assignment completed!

Based on your submits these are your results:

TASK 1: 2 + 2 coins

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TOTAL: 7/10 coins.




There are basically two things lacking here. Polishing the intro and outro of the lesson, and with some more practice reaching 140 bpm. This will take some time, so we will move forward with assignments and you can keep this lesson to be played at least 10 minutes each day in your practice routine. Ok?


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ASSIGNMENT #2:

Goals:


- Neoclassical approaches
- Alternate Picking Training


TASK 1:

- Let's cover this: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Triplet-Etude/
- Learn one new part each day and practice it. Always dedicate some time each day to play the parts learnt the previous days.


TASK 2:

- Analyze what's happening in the lesson regarding music theory. Write down the chords, scales and arpeggios used at each moment.


Exam and deadline:

By September 1th you'll have to share 2 videos:

- A video playing the whole lesson over one of the backing tracks between 120 and 150 (5 coins)
- A text with a theory analysis of the solo (5 coins)


Each of these submits will be evaluated (check the coins value below). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call" that would be the last one.

PS: A new video of the lesson from the previous assignment is welcome and can give extra coins. biggrin.gif


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Nice smile.gif I like that lesson. Never tried it though, but will do my best!


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Great! smile.gif


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