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Jim S.
post Aug 3 2014, 01:49 PM
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Hi guys/gals! This post is inspired by a previous post of mine that involved original licks. I thought it would be nice to hear other gmc users working on their own leads after learning a lesson.

So Ill start it off with this E maj rock track that I took from Muris Varajic. I began playing an emajor lead and it seemed to fit very nicely over his track. This is the lesson which I got the track from https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ionian-workout/

I never learned anything from the lesson, only used the backing. The chord progression is Emaj Bmaj Amaj F# min Emaj.

The first lead I created before I heard the backing and the rest was made to order. I play through the first two chords then end up at Amaj. I try to harmonize A Lydian then into some pentatonic stuff for the rest.

During this lesson I recorded each part twice and slightly panned each track. I also used 5th harmonies for the middle section, never have I done that.

Here is my track. https://soundcloud.com/jim-seekford-music/e-major

Share your work! If you have learned a lesson and have not played your own guitar over it. Try it here. It is a shame to learn a lesson only to forget all of it.

Take your favorite backing and all the advice from your teachers here and tear it up!

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post Aug 3 2014, 09:14 PM
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 3 2014, 09:57 PM
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Hi Jim! this thread is a very good initiative and motivation for everybody here. This is the most creative part of using GMC lessons to improve as guitarist but also to develop our own style. Let me say that your solo is very cool, it sounds fresh and very creative. You combined pentatonic, lydian mode and harmonization in a very musical way and the result is a Jim style solo. Congrats! I think that if you keep on working on this idea, and re-work the backing, you could use this as a song for your solo project. Vai would be proud of this tune! biggrin.gif

Also, I can't agree more with you about the fact that this is the best way to get the more from each lesson that we learn at GMC. I always recommend to follow steps like these ones when learning a new lesson:

- Listen to the backing and learn the chord progression used.
- Check the scales and arpeggios suggested and try them over the backing.
- Learn the different parts from the lesson.
- Practice the licks over the backing.
- Play variations of each lick.
- Mix the licks, and variations with some other improvised phrases.
- Record your improvisations for future analysis or possible new songs.

I hope that this idea motivates many GMC:ers to use this approach and to share the works here.


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post Aug 4 2014, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE (huargo @ Aug 3 2014, 04:14 PM) *
Nice solo. smile.gif


Huargo!!!!! Thanks for listening to my track man. Mucho appreciation muchacho!
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Jim S.
post Aug 4 2014, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 3 2014, 04:57 PM) *
Hi Jim! this thread is a very good initiative and motivation for everybody here. This is the most creative part of using GMC lessons to improve as guitarist but also to develop our own style. Let me say that your solo is very cool, it sounds fresh and very creative. You combined pentatonic, lydian mode and harmonization in a very musical way and the result is a Jim style solo. Congrats! I think that if you keep on working on this idea, and re-work the backing, you could use this as a song for your solo project. Vai would be proud of this tune! biggrin.gif

Also, I can't agree more with you about the fact that this is the best way to get the more from each lesson that we learn at GMC. I always recommend to follow steps like these ones when learning a new lesson:

- Listen to the backing and learn the chord progression used.
- Check the scales and arpeggios suggested and try them over the backing.
- Learn the different parts from the lesson.
- Practice the licks over the backing.
- Play variations of each lick.
- Mix the licks, and variations with some other improvised phrases.
- Record your improvisations for future analysis or possible new songs.

I hope that this idea motivates many GMC:ers to use this approach and to share the works here.


First of all thank you. Secondly your list of extra curriculum is perfect but I'll have to admit that is hard. It's so easy to stop working on a lesson after you learned it. I'm going to try and apply those ideas on everything I learn now on.
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