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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Aug 17 2014, 04:37 PM) *
Super cool images , im defenitly use them. I also found that one http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_sc...=5&choice=1


Fantastic tool mate! Now it's time to re-learn the fretboard. It can be tricky at first but the main differences are the lower string and that everything has a different name. The shapes in the higher strings are the same, you just have to identify the notes on the fretboard with this new different tuning.

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Hi Gabriel here is my progress biggrin.gif Im ready for new part biggrin.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L2KM9i3M9g...eature=youtu.be
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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Aug 17 2014, 07:37 PM) *
Super cool images , im defenitly use them. I also found that one http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_sc...=5&choice=1



Im ready for new part here is my progress biggrin.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L2KM9i3M9g
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Hi Dalbor! That's a really cool video with a lot of solo ideas! Your tone is very good, but it would have been better if you put your guitar louder in the mix. I like your soloing over this backing track because it sounds like a song. There are main melodies that are repeated and also some faster licks and passages. It's a interesting solo that could become a real instrumental song with some structure work. where did you get the backing? Is it your composition?

There are some strong moments that are mostly the melodic sections that could work as verse and chorus. This ideas are brilliant! However there are some others, mostly the faster, that need more definition, some more direction. It seems that you say, "ok, here we go fast" but there is not a expression idea behind it, it's more like a random jam.

The next step would be to work on rhythm & technique. What can you say about your current rhythm and soloing abilities? which do you think are your strong a weak points?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 25 2014, 08:12 PM) *
Hi Dalbor! That's a really cool video with a lot of solo ideas! Your tone is very good, but it would have been better if you put your guitar louder in the mix. I like your soloing over this backing track because it sounds like a song. There are main melodies that are repeated and also some faster licks and passages. It's a interesting solo that could become a real instrumental song with some structure work. where did you get the backing? Is it your composition?

There are some strong moments that are mostly the melodic sections that could work as verse and chorus. This ideas are brilliant! However there are some others, mostly the faster, that need more definition, some more direction. It seems that you say, "ok, here we go fast" but there is not a expression idea behind it, it's more like a random jam.

The next step would be to work on rhythm & technique. What can you say about your current rhythm and soloing abilities? which do you think are your strong a weak points?


My Bad soloing abilities are :

*Weak Blues soloing Licks
*I should train my Alternative picking more
*I m not good in arpeggios ( Its really cool if you have some exercises for this smile.gif )


My Good are :
*Sweep picking
*Tapping
*Metal licks
*String skipping


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Cool, some of your strong points are techniques that are very important in Thrash Metal music. However your weak points are also VERY important. What do you mean by "not good with Arpeggios"? Technically or it's a musically?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 26 2014, 02:29 PM) *
Cool, some of your strong points are techniques that are very important in Thrash Metal music. However your weak points are also VERY important. What do you mean by "not good with Arpeggios"? Technically or it's a musically?


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I assume that you reffer to play them with Alternate Picking technique... because you said that Sweep Picking is one of our strong points... something like this?




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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 26 2014, 03:19 PM) *
I assume that you reffer to play them with Alternate Picking technique... because you said that Sweep Picking is one of our strong points... something like this?



Yes !! Btw i love petrucci biggrin.gif
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Ok, so let's start working. About Thrash Metal Rhythm, it would be good if you give a look to this guitar pro file where I wrote all the most used rhythm patterns in Thrash: Attached File  Rhythms.gp5 ( 8.86K ) Number of downloads: 40


You can use those ideas as a loop to train your rhythm playing. And to compliment this stuff, it would be good if your give a try to this three lessons based on Teutonic Thrash Metal bands: Click HERE.
Work on them technically but also analyze the scales and tonalities used to compose the different riffs. You can find it by yourself, or you can use the lesson's texts where I explain how I composed each one.

And now let's choose some exercises to work on your weak points:

Blues:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Blues/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Dynamics/

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https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/move_y...le_finger!/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Linear-Shred-Zone/


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 28 2014, 08:12 PM) *
Ok, so let's start working. About Thrash Metal Rhythm, it would be good if you give a look to this guitar pro file where I wrote all the most used rhythm patterns in Thrash: Attached File  Rhythms.gp5 ( 8.86K ) Number of downloads: 40


You can use those ideas as a loop to train your rhythm playing. And to compliment this stuff, it would be good if your give a try to this three lessons based on Teutonic Thrash Metal bands: Click HERE.
Work on them technically but also analyze the scales and tonalities used to compose the different riffs. You can find it by yourself, or you can use the lesson's texts where I explain how I composed each one.

And now let's choose some exercises to work on your weak points:

Blues:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Blues/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-Dynamics/

Alternate Picking
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/move_y...le_finger!/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Linear-Shred-Zone/


What do you think?


Cool gona work them biggrin.gif and post about my progress thanks !
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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Sep 29 2014, 12:13 PM) *
Cool gona work them biggrin.gif and post about my progress thanks !



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 29 2014, 04:26 PM) *
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Hi gabriel
I made some blues guitar this month and get some good licks witch really helped me with playing solos or just lead guitar with backing track.
(Ben s blues really helped me)

Now i would like to train some Yngwies licks becouse i think that they push my speed up to a limit.
Also my band changed ,now our genre is Heavy/Alternative metal.
And i hope to study some John petrucci licks biggrin.gif

I made an track for contest. I was wondering i if you can look at it. smile.gif

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Hi Dalbor! Thanks for the report!

I have to say that you are taking the right road with your practice. Learning some blues is always helpful to practice dynamics, vibrato, bending and also to incorporate new licks and phrase to our guitar vocabulary.

Malmsteen and Petrucci are two interesting guitarists to analyze. Malmsteen is very intense, and it's great for training sweep picking, bending, vibrato and alternate picking. Petrucci is more complete, he goes from very technical stuff, to melodic phrasing and also uncommon chord progressions and rhythms. What are you planning to learn? Some GMC lessons? Some cover songs?

Any audios from your band to hear?

I checked your solo for the contest. I like the ideas happening there. Your melodies sound tasty and there are also many neoclassical oriented licks. I notice that your alternate picking needs some practice at high tempos. Your licks don't sound totally clear, and you have some little timing issues that makes the double guitar licks sound less consistent. Try to focus on AP and timing, isolate the most difficult licks of this solo and use it to adjust your technique.



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Hi Gabriel ! biggrin.gif
Its been a while since we chat(something about 4 months). That time I was concentrating on my band , guitar and school. Also got my picking and tapping techniq grow by learning certain licks from guitarmasters smile.gif. I also broke down some of your awsome compositions like 40 Power Metal Bands in 1 song biggrin.gif.

Im writing to you because there is a guitar competition in which I want to enter.
There are 3 categories sorted by age , im in the last one(16-18)
Every musican has to play to backing tracks in which there are parts for guitar solo.
Goal is to write best solo and play already given riffs best as possible.
I was wondering that you can check out my entries and see if its stable.
Also i would be super happy if you could show how you would play it biggrin.gif

Here is link for tabs and scale proposiotions ( Dreamscape and Ice- Maiden)
http://www.bfge.pl/files/media/pliki/Balti...15-Revision.pdf

And here are my entries :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qZcN7B5qhE solo (0.45-1.17)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi2puobpAv4 solo (0:55-1.45)

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Hi Dalbor, nice to hear from you!

This competition is very cool because it includes great tracks to work on, and cool notes to know what and how to work on it. So more than a competition I would call this great workout.

Let's work on this! I'll give you my first thoughts about this videos and you can work on the things and share new videos. I'll be here to monitor your progress.

Dreamspace:

I didn't read the rules but I think that it would be good if you can improve your guitar tone. Is it possible to use a daw to record and mix guitars with backing? Your tone is weak and lacks low frequencies.

The rhythm section sounds good but I would play it with more dynamics, making accents sound more aggressive and other chords a bit less. When doing this I try to go with the drums, and accentuate snare and kick, this makes my rhythm sound more groovy and connected with the drums. So give this more aggression and dynamics.

The melodic section has nervous vibrato. I know that they asked to use wide vibrato on the notes, but it's important to let the note sound and then add vibrato that grows gradually. It could be even wider than what you did, but less nervous, more natural.

The guitar solo has great things. I like the composition, and how it's played. However, I feel that it needs some rhythm variation, mostly in the second half. You play mostly the same note values and it becomes predicable after a while. Use longer notes, faster notes, bending and more vibrato.

Ice Maiden:

Great track! I love the mix between Maiden and 80's shredders. Your guitar tone fits better for this one but I still think that it could be more defined. Be careful with timing on the alternate picking main melody, there are some issues there.

About the solo section, I think that once again your solo is lacking more rhythm variation. I think that some influence from blues and classic rock could bring good things to what you currently have. Add vibrato, and bending.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 20 2015, 12:29 AM) *
Hi Dalbor, nice to hear from you!

This competition is very cool because it includes great tracks to work on, and cool notes to know what and how to work on it. So more than a competition I would call this great workout.

Let's work on this! I'll give you my first thoughts about this videos and you can work on the things and share new videos. I'll be here to monitor your progress.

Dreamspace:

I didn't read the rules but I think that it would be good if you can improve your guitar tone. Is it possible to use a daw to record and mix guitars with backing? Your tone is weak and lacks low frequencies.

The rhythm section sounds good but I would play it with more dynamics, making accents sound more aggressive and other chords a bit less. When doing this I try to go with the drums, and accentuate snare and kick, this makes my rhythm sound more groovy and connected with the drums. So give this more aggression and dynamics.

The melodic section has nervous vibrato. I know that they asked to use wide vibrato on the notes, but it's important to let the note sound and then add vibrato that grows gradually. It could be even wider than what you did, but less nervous, more natural.

The guitar solo has great things. I like the composition, and how it's played. However, I feel that it needs some rhythm variation, mostly in the second half. You play mostly the same note values and it becomes predicable after a while. Use longer notes, faster notes, bending and more vibrato.

Ice Maiden:

Great track! I love the mix between Maiden and 80's shredders. Your guitar tone fits better for this one but I still think that it could be more defined. Be careful with timing on the alternate picking main melody, there are some issues there.

About the solo section, I think that once again your solo is lacking more rhythm variation. I think that some influence from blues and classic rock could bring good things to what you currently have. Add vibrato, and bending.



What do you think gab ? biggrin.gif
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Hi mate, the compositions seem to be really cool. The problem is now being able to play all those licks right. You need to polish each lick, each part to make it sound tight, clean and with the required feeling. I feel that many licks are a bit over your current level, but this is a great excuse to practice the more you can to polish your own licks and compositions. It's the best way to develop your own voice.

So in other words, good job with the composition, now it's time to polish this and once you can play it tight, I'd like to re-check the phrases.

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