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Jim S.
post Jun 2 2014, 02:21 AM
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How many of you bought video tutorials from your favorite guitarists and realized very quickly that you were not ready to comprehend and either skipped through it playing your guitar during the talking portion and then abandoned the lesson. My story begins with Tom Quayles modern legato series. I love his style, reminds me of a jazzy Greg Howe. Legato is thought was always easier for me so this seemed right up my alley. Very first exercise stumped me and I ended up dreaming about it more than practicing it and gave up.

It's always been on my mind but knew I had to contend with the "time feel" portion which was scary. After working at gmc and talking with the very patient teachers about all facets of music that troubled my playing, I came back to atoms lesson and bam I semi breezed through that section. Oh what a feeling! Funny thing is I was able to alternate pick it first which was another big accomplishment. Seems I pick better than legato now.

Here are the things that I contribute to this win.

1. Finding a healthy practice routine, one that you can't wait for.
2. Being honest with your capabilities and having realistic goals. One of mine were playing Clean 16th notes.
3. Putting the guitar down during the lesson until instructed, before picking it up make sure you Understand exactly what the lesson is. On Toms lesson I ignored or didn't pay attention to his tips before the excercise which were very very important. They were playing on your tips like a ballerina and how the pick moves into position BEFORE the next attack.
4. Before practicing be prepared. Have your backing a downloaded, metronome set, sheet music ready ect... Don't fumble for something to practice and make sure what your gonna practice is going to help get you toward your GOAL. That's singular One GOAL.

On a side note, there is a folder on a hard drive with years of downloaded lessons from Howe, Gilbert, gambale, holdsworth, Michael batio and others which are just like Toms. I never really learned them, they just sit there. It's time to open them up.

What lessons have you abandoned and have you gone back?
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post Jun 2 2014, 06:50 AM
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I just bought Rick Grahams Guitar Gym Arpeggio lesson.

Way Way Way above my level, but it is bringing things to light for me about my posture, how comfortable I am and my hand position above the 12 fret, and helping me to break down which particular techniques I need to work on.

Sometimes lessons and pieces of music that are near our level don't highlight the weaknesses we have quite as much as the much harder lessons, once we learn to analyse where our problems are.

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jun 3 2014, 03:08 AM
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Cool topic. A have a big list of pending lessons and method to work. As this list keeps on growing, I can assure that it will be never completed. However I find myself more organized regarding my guitar practice these last time so I'm optimist. smile.gif

I have some transcribed solos by Guthrie Govan that I would like to finally learn.


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post Jun 3 2014, 08:04 AM
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I'd love to be a 'fly on the wall' watching you and learning how you tackle and progress in learning pieces that challenge you Gab


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post Jun 3 2014, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jun 3 2014, 04:04 AM) *
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hahahaha you can be the fly on the wall at my Vchat session tomorrow! tongue.gif


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post Jun 3 2014, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jun 2 2014, 01:50 AM) *
I just bought Rick Grahams Guitar Gym Arpeggio lesson.

Way Way Way above my level, but it is bringing things to light for me about my posture, how comfortable I am and my hand position above the 12 fret, and helping me to break down which particular techniques I need to work on.

Sometimes lessons and pieces of music that are near our level don't highlight the weaknesses we have quite as much as the much harder lessons, once we learn to analyse where our problems are.


I completely understand. Every lesson I try is way beyond me and has brought me to realize the same things. I'm working on Diego's melodic shred lesson everyday for .5 to 1 hour. I can play the whole thing through but super slow and timing is still needing work. I might spend the whole session on 1 little lick and do a new one the next day. 16th note triplets are beastly at any tempo "for me." However I never once practiced them and now that I know what they sound like I'm picking them out in many other songs.

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 2 2014, 10:08 PM) *
Cool topic. A have a big list of pending lessons and method to work. As this list keeps on growing, I can assure that it will be never completed. However I find myself more organized regarding my guitar practice these last time so I'm optimist. smile.gif

I have some transcribed solos by Guthrie Govan that I would like to finally learn.


Thanks gab. Isn't it easy to move to something new? There is so much to learn if you want to learn. I have always itched to learn the opening solo for waves. Omg that first note has such an attitude. It's at 45 sec
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