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post Oct 2 2014, 09:37 PM
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Hi Fitschevalerie! Welcome to Gab's Army!

In this thread I will help you to design your guitar routines and monitor your progress based on your guitar goals. At first I will share here some of the info that you sent me to have it as reference:

"I've been playing guitar for more than 6 years now. I think I am at a good level for my time of practice, I'm teaching guitar in some associations in Belgium, but I really want to get more precise with my picking. When I go to the studio, I can hear that I'm often making some little errors, which pisses me off soooo damn mush biggrin.gif
So I would really want to be "perfect" for studio sessions.
I can play guitar a lot of hours a day, but lately the motivation has really been down for me. In july/august, i was playing around 30hours/week, now it's way less than that."



In order to start our work together, I invite you to share here some recordings to let me hear you playing. I would also like to know some more info about you:

- Favorite styles and bands.
- What do you know about theory?
- Live experience?
- Studio experience?


Ok, please share here all the info you think that can help me to know you more and to make this mentoring program more precise.

I hope that you enjoy your stay at Gab's Army! smile.gif


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post Oct 3 2014, 05:21 PM
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Hi Gab ! Thanks for the introduction !
So, I'm gonna tell you a bit more about me. I've played in a huge variety of bands. Nowadays, I play for a Punk-Rock band, and a cover band, rearranging songs in a smooth/jazzy type. For both of those projects, I've been into the studio to record some demos. About live experience, I've played between 30 to 40 concerts as I can remember.
My theory knowledge is, I think, quite good. I know how to use Pentatonics, major scale, melodic and harmonic minor scales, arpeggios, triads, etc... I can read music, read rhytm, I've got an ok level of ear training. Mostly melodic, I find it more difficult with harmonic hearing.
About my favorite bands, there are a lot of them. But my guitar hero is Mark Knopfler, for his touch (In the first 4.5 years of my guitar playing, I never used a pick, to get to the same sound as him). The other musicians that keep me awake are David Gilmour, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse, Warren Haynes, Patrick Rondat, Hassan Hajdi, and Christophe Godin.
Here is a link to some songs I've recorded yesterday. They are "one shot" videos, so that you see what comes straight out of the blue.

I hope we will be making a lot of road together !
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Hi mate! Thanks for the info! I think that you missed to share the link to listen to your tracks...


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Yes sorry ^^ here it comes ! Attached File  Dave_1.wav ( 20.62MB ) Number of downloads: 31
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Hi mate, thanks for the info and the recordings. Based on your post, you already have a great music background. As you commented on your first message, your main goal is to polish technique in order to be a top level studio guitarists. A studio guitarist required a very tight technique, as well as a good knowledge of theory and arranging techniques on guitar to be able to arrange songs in a creative way. Having a very well trained ear is also fundamental for this work.

One thing that I noted in your recordings is that your tone is not very good. I don't know if this is just something related to this recordings or if it's a weak point, but a studio guitarist always need to have a great guitar tone.

During this first week of work toghtether, I think that it could be good to create a routine that covers different guitar techniques in order to start polishing your guitar playing. I was thinking on choosing GMC lessons covering this techniques:

- Warming up (10 minutes)

- Alternate Picking (30 minutes)

- Legato (30 minutes)

- Feeling / Phrasing (bending, vibrato, dynamics) (30 minutes)

- Rhythm (30 minutes)


Please let me know what you think and share here if you have some GMC lessons in mind that fit on this topics....



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Thank you gab !
For these days, i plan to work on those two lessons, to work on rythm and phrasing :
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Rhythm-Guitar-80s-Rock/

I give miself until thursday to have a result to send here, seems good to you?
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Hi mate, both lessons are fantastic. You did great choices! Let's go for them, I will wait for your takes... smile.gif


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