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post Jul 15 2014, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 15 2014, 07:10 AM) *
Hey mate smile.gif It's a VERY important step and I congratulate you for it! Now, no one is going to laugh at you here and that's a promise!

I always keep my word, so you can relax smile.gif Sharing your playing with us will help you evolve WAY faster than you would imagine, simply because we are on the outside and we can see what needs more focus from you, so please do record and do share smile.gif Your only opponent is yourself, whenever you tell yourself you can't do something.

The mind is a helpful tool but it can also bury us deep if we let it. For instance, I was recording a video in the studio this Sunday and I had to play a difficult solo on an amp I wasn't used with. Needless to say, it didn't have the necessary amount of gain I was used with and I felt I couldn't pull it through to the end. My mind told me to stop, somewhere, unconsciously and I felt frustrated to say the least... Well, then I thought - Hey! You rehearsed this a few hundreds of times until now, now focus and record! It took me 13 tries, but I managed to pull it through quite nicely, although I wasn't very satisfied when I finished. When I got home and listened, it was nice smile.gif

That's pretty much the way to do it - stop thinking and start doing. Thinking should only be done when preparing for something, so step by step, start the preparations smile.gif

First of all, you should start reading the theoretical aspects involved with the Major scale and then with the Mixolydian mode, which can be found in here:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47641

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=48114

Please let me know what your thoughts are smile.gif


Thanks for that Cosmin,

I'm currently memorising the pentatonic shapes in the first steps series, I've just looked at the first link that you gave above and I think for now that is enough theory for me to take in. For me personally I think a small chunk of theory and then learning how to apply that in some jamming over simple chord progression followed by, maybe, an actual well known piece of music that uses what scale/theory I am working on would be best for me. I learn best in small chunks of theory which are then applied practically, maybe even as slowly as one pentatonic scale shape, then apply that over a 3 cord bash then after a while another pattern.
I hope I am making sense. I go on holiday in two days so hopefully we can start a slow but sure journey smile.gif
Ancient Chinese proverb: Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
Best wishes to you all
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post Jul 16 2014, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 15 2014, 06:33 PM) *
Thanks for that Cosmin,

I'm currently memorising the pentatonic shapes in the first steps series, I've just looked at the first link that you gave above and I think for now that is enough theory for me to take in. For me personally I think a small chunk of theory and then learning how to apply that in some jamming over simple chord progression followed by, maybe, an actual well known piece of music that uses what scale/theory I am working on would be best for me. I learn best in small chunks of theory which are then applied practically, maybe even as slowly as one pentatonic scale shape, then apply that over a 3 cord bash then after a while another pattern.
I hope I am making sense. I go on holiday in two days so hopefully we can start a slow but sure journey smile.gif
Ancient Chinese proverb: Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
Best wishes to you all
Phil


Hey Phil, you are totally right and I do understand the Chinese proverb very well, as I am a great admirer of the Asian cultures and a martial arts practitioner smile.gif I think it's best for you to go through the theory and then we can work on some simple exercises so that you can memorize, assimilate the concepts and then apply them into real contexts.

These two lessons would be a very nice place to start with applying the mode into musical contexts:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...loing-beginner/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Mixolydian-ballad/

Let me know if you like the style and we can work on them smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2014, 04:30 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am back from Portugal and have forgotten everything I knew about playing the guitar wink.gif I would like to re-learn everything but this time properly and cleanly just in case I picked up any bad habits along the way. If certain things come back to me quickly then hopefully that won't matter it just means I can progress to the next level.
I have to say that for me the smallest steps possible are better as I will get a better sense of achievement and keep some momentum so one scale pattern at a time please and a few chords that fit together should be enough and maybe a simple song to try an learn that uses the same scale I am learning, even if it's Row Row Row Your Boat, I don't mind.
I am sending the web cam back and going for a better one but for now I am sorting out my DAW and Control Surface and having to re-learn how to use it all so I can at least send you sound files, then I will try to record using my Sony RX100 and match the video to the DAW. I will be using Microsoft Live Movie Maker unless you can suggest anything else free.
Finally does anyone know if it's possible to use a stills camera as a web cam, mine does have HDMI output but because of the stupid design you can't use a tripod with the HDMI cable in because it's too close to the screw mad.gif
Ok, so first lesson for the absolute beginner please, oh by the way, I can tune up wink.gif

Cheers

Phil

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post Aug 2 2014, 06:10 PM
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Howdy Phill,

To begin with, I'd like to set up a personal thread for you, if you would agree with that, in which we can follow your progress closely - please let me know if you agree and I'll take care of things.

Secondly, I think that an approach based on learning the basics step by step would be a great way to work things out, by focusing on rhythm techniques and lead techniques in parallel.

For instance, I would suggest starting out with these two lessons:

Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn..._1_Open_Chords/
Lead: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...-C-Major-Scale/

They will develop your:

- timing and rhythm
- chord knowledge
- major scale knowledge
- right hand picking
- vibrato

What do you think? We'll take it slow and easy and things will surely work in the right direction wink.gif

Please let me know and we'll start working!

Cosmin

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 2 2014, 03:30 PM) *
Hello everyone,

I am back from Portugal and have forgotten everything I knew about playing the guitar wink.gif I would like to re-learn everything but this time properly and cleanly just in case I picked up any bad habits along the way. If certain things come back to me quickly then hopefully that won't matter it just means I can progress to the next level.
I have to say that for me the smallest steps possible are better as I will get a better sense of achievement and keep some momentum so one scale pattern at a time please and a few chords that fit together should be enough and maybe a simple song to try an learn that uses the same scale I am learning, even if it's Row Row Row Your Boat, I don't mind.
I am sending the web cam back and going for a better one but for now I am sorting out my DAW and Control Surface and having to re-learn how to use it all so I can at least send you sound files, then I will try to record using my Sony RX100 and match the video to the DAW. I will be using Microsoft Live Movie Maker unless you can suggest anything else free.
Finally does anyone know if it's possible to use a stills camera as a web cam, mine does have HDMI output but because of the stupid design you can't use a tripod with the HDMI cable in because it's too close to the screw mad.gif
Ok, so first lesson for the absolute beginner please, oh by the way, I can tune up wink.gif

Cheers

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post Aug 2 2014, 06:50 PM
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That's great Cosmin, thank you very much, please create a personal thread for me and let me know how I use it.

Cheers

Phil

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 2 2014, 06:10 PM) *
Howdy Phill,

To begin with, I'd like to set up a personal thread for you, if you would agree with that, in which we can follow your progress closely - please let me know if you agree and I'll take care of things.

Secondly, I think that an approach based on learning the basics step by step would be a great way to work things out, by focusing on rhythm techniques and lead techniques in parallel.

For instance, I would suggest starting out with these two lessons:

Rhythm: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn..._1_Open_Chords/
Lead: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...-C-Major-Scale/

They will develop your:

- timing and rhythm
- chord knowledge
- major scale knowledge
- right hand picking
- vibrato

What do you think? We'll take it slow and easy and things will surely work in the right direction wink.gif

Please let me know and we'll start working!

Cosmin



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post Aug 3 2014, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 2 2014, 05:50 PM) *
That's great Cosmin, thank you very much, please create a personal thread for me and let me know how I use it.

Cheers

Phil


Great mate! Please take a bit of time to click here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=52754

.. and let me in on your first thoughts about the suggested lessons above wink.gif Do we have a deal? In order to use it properly, our communication regarding mentoring should be held in the thread, so that the info will all be in one place smile.gif

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post Aug 3 2014, 09:01 PM
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Thanks Cosmin,
Lessons look great, have commented on the scale one in the feedback area.
Have had a day from hell today haven't even had chance to pick up the guitar mad.gif
Cheers

Phil
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 3 2014, 07:33 PM) *
Great mate! Please take a bit of time to click here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=52754

.. and let me in on your first thoughts about the suggested lessons above wink.gif Do we have a deal? In order to use it properly, our communication regarding mentoring should be held in the thread, so that the info will all be in one place smile.gif



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post Aug 4 2014, 12:13 PM
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Hey Phill! No worries man, I am very much aware of how life has its ways of messing with our plans. I also responded in the feedback area, so when you are ready, feel free to drop a line in your thread wink.gif

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 3 2014, 08:01 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin,
Lessons look great, have commented on the scale one in the feedback area.
Have had a day from hell today haven't even had chance to pick up the guitar mad.gif
Cheers

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