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post Nov 23 2014, 08:53 AM
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Hello everybody,
i'm a newbie on the forum.
40 years old, long haired bearded weirdo from Belgium.
playing guitar for about 15 years it's time now improve my skills.
Gibson addicted and true rock messiah.
that's about it.
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Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 23 2014, 12:53 PM
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Gill! hey mate smile.gif Welcome to GMC - as you may have noticed, we're a big family here and we treat everyone accordingly, so please tell us a bit about your playing - what are your favorite bands, styles, techniques - what sort of a Gibson and amp do you have? biggrin.gif

I'm sure you'll find a lot of interesting folks around so, I for one am curious about these aspects so that I can maybe help out when it comes to you reaching your playing goals smile.gif Looking forward to hear your thoughts!


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Gill
post Nov 23 2014, 05:25 PM
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thx Cosmin,
yeah it seems like everybody is surfing the friendly vibe here.
favorite bands, not easy to answer this.
i'm a true R'n'R lover since my early age so from Chuck Berry to Slayer.
i like classic 70's hard/heavy bands quite a lot, maiden, priest, black sabbath...
i like 80's glam and hard rock, and also a bit of punk and hard core stuff.
and some more underground bands like bombus, priestess and valient thorr.
my favorite techniques are the one my favorites guitarist use and abuse.
Slash, Michael Schenker, Eidan Thorr.
fast picking, legato...etc.
don't like tapping, sweep picking and "too" modern sounding techniques, i like it rawk n rawl laugh.gif

about my gear.
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vintage marshall jcm 800. with 4x12 (gt75) jet city jca 20 with 2x12 (eminence)

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post Nov 23 2014, 05:38 PM
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Welcome to GMC!!! Always happy to see a new Brother in arms!!!

QUOTE (Gill @ Nov 23 2014, 03:53 AM) *
Hello everybody,
i'm a newbie on the forum.
40 years old, long haired bearded weirdo from Belgium.
playing guitar for about 15 years it's time now improve my skills.
Gibson addicted and true rock messiah.
that's about it.


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post Nov 23 2014, 06:31 PM
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Hi friend!! Welcome to GMC!! That's a beautiful picture full of perfect ladies! biggrin.gif

I can say that you are at the right place if you want to polish your playing. Here you will find lots of lessons based on those artists and the techniques used. As there is a lot of stuff to learn and practice, it's very important to design a guitar routine that covers different aspects that need to be practice every day.

If you'd like our help to design it please let me know and share some audios / videos of you playing to let me check your current level.

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post Nov 24 2014, 09:03 AM
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Hi Gill and welcome to GMC! Enjoy the site smile.gif
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post Nov 24 2014, 09:28 AM
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Hey Gill, Nice guitar collection you got there,

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post Nov 24 2014, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (Gill @ Nov 23 2014, 04:25 PM) *
thx Cosmin,
yeah it seems like everybody is surfing the friendly vibe here.
favorite bands, not easy to answer this.
i'm a true R'n'R lover since my early age so from Chuck Berry to Slayer.
i like classic 70's hard/heavy bands quite a lot, maiden, priest, black sabbath...
i like 80's glam and hard rock, and also a bit of punk and hard core stuff.
and some more underground bands like bombus, priestess and valient thorr.
my favorite techniques are the one my favorites guitarist use and abuse.
Slash, Michael Schenker, Eidan Thorr.
fast picking, legato...etc.
don't like tapping, sweep picking and "too" modern sounding techniques, i like it rawk n rawl laugh.gif

about my gear.
Amp.
vintage marshall jcm 800. with 4x12 (gt75) jet city jca 20 with 2x12 (eminence)

Guitar.



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Whoaaa .. what a collection biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Man, I got just the thing for you - since you are here, why not check out my mentoring program and if you decide you want to work together with me, I can set you up with a practice schedule based on your current needs smile.gif

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As Gabi said, a video could help us a lot into seeing what suggestions we can send your way in order to boost your development smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2014, 03:27 PM
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video you want, video you got.
i'm ashamed to show this noisy shitty recording but that's all a can found now.
(me with the les paul)




i'm currently messing around with my macbook cam and i should be able to show you some more
clean with a GMC backing track in a few
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post Nov 24 2014, 06:05 PM
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Some very cool vids on your youtube channel!! I thought the band was from the Sunset Strip from several clips. Then I remembered you said Belgium! Looks like you are in several different bands? Cool stuff!


QUOTE (Gill @ Nov 24 2014, 10:27 AM) *
video you want, video you got.
i'm ashamed to show this noisy shitty recording but that's all a can found now.
(me with the les paul)




i'm currently messing around with my macbook cam and i should be able to show you some more
clean with a GMC backing track in a few


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post Nov 24 2014, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to GMC Gill smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2014, 07:51 PM
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Hi Gill and welcome wink.gif


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post Nov 25 2014, 05:11 AM
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QUOTE (Gill @ Nov 24 2014, 11:27 AM) *
video you want, video you got.
i'm ashamed to show this noisy shitty recording but that's all a can found now.
(me with the les paul)




i'm currently messing around with my macbook cam and i should be able to show you some more
clean with a GMC backing track in a few




Nice video mate! You have a great energy on stage! It's difficult to say exactly the things that you need to work based on that video but it's a good proof of your attitude and expressive playing live. It would be great if you can record a video a video with you macbook improvising some different stuff to check exactly which are the things that you need to work.

I think that you will enjoy many of the lessons by this instructor: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Lucio-Antolini/


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post Nov 25 2014, 09:37 AM
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thx everyboby for the comments and the warm welcome.

here is a short video i did yesterday, still a test but it will give you an idea.

it's based on this lesson.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/hard-rock-licks/

but i did my own interpretation over the backing track.



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post Nov 25 2014, 01:49 PM
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Hey mate smile.gif Very rock n roll!

I would be curious to see you have a go at the original lesson biggrin.gif What I would like to suggest, would be to focus on the articulation elements a bit - the bending is slightly under pitch and it can be felt in a few places.

If you want to exercise your bending and vibrato skills in a more static manner, before tackling this lesson, please do try this one on for size - it's VERY useful smile.gif Focus on reaching the intended pitches and being as rhythmic as possible wink.gif

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post Nov 26 2014, 06:39 AM
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Hi Gill! Thanks for this video!

This video shows that you have a good timing but that you have to polish a bit your technique starting with bending, vibrato and making fast legato playing sound clean. I can't comment about your alternate picking technique but I would work on it as well. Based on this video, I recommend you to start with a diary routine that covers this topics:

Warming up (10 minutes)

Alternate Picking (20 minutes)

Bending & Vibrato (20 minutes)

Legato (20 minutes)

Rhythm (20 minutes)


I can help you to fill these topics with cool GMC lessons, and you can suggest some as well but at first I would like to know if you think that you'll be able to play that amount of time every day.


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post Dec 8 2014, 11:28 AM
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Hey Gill, I am late to the party but wow that is an awesome guitar collection!

I bought my first Less Paul style guitar last year (reviewed here) and I must say it keeps 'growing' on me. With the sustain it gives me I can do vocal sounding stuff that would be impossible with a strat type of sound.

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instructor around??? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

https://soundcloud.com/motorcitygill/sabbathgmc1


am i any close with this lesson classic black sabbath ?

i know i missed a few notes and a couples of bends are out of pitch.
i'm working this for 3 days now.

thx.
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QUOTE (Gill @ Dec 21 2014, 08:30 PM) *
instructor around??? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

https://soundcloud.com/motorcitygill/sabbathgmc1


am i any close with this lesson classic black sabbath ?

i know i missed a few notes and a couples of bends are out of pitch.
i'm working this for 3 days now.

thx.


I think this sounds very good for 3 days practicing.

My suggestion would be to structure your practice sessions so that you focus separately on rhythm and lead part.

Rhythm part feedback :

- This section is almost there. What I'm noticing though is that you are playing slightly ahead of the beat while the lesson has a laid back rhythm. Laid back rhythm means playing slightly behind the beat (click of the metronome), try being slightly "late" on purpose.

- Pay attention to details like where instructor is using slight palm muting to get a better definition of rhythm and experiment with getting cleaner "strikes" on the strings when riffing as faster strumms are a bit lost here and there

Lead part feedback :

- I think you should focus on this part separately and go through it lick by lick. In the lick 0:31-0:34 you are missing vibrato on every "long" note. Adding vibrato there will make the section sound good. Lick at 0:34-0:38 is a bit tricky to play. Focus points should be a big bend at the beginning of it (hitting correct pitch) and adding vibrato to bent string. Rest of the lick is almost there but you need to playing a bit more tight in timing and add vibrato to "longer" notes. Examine the video of the instructor playing the lesson to see where he adds the vibrato. It is usually on the last note in a bar. Lick at 0:39-0:43 - the beginning of this lick is played with "staccato" notes. These are short, detached notes. You play them by picking a string and then releasing the pressure on the fret to "cut" the note short. Pay close attention to the timing of this staccato lick as its a bit different than how you played it. The lick which goes after that one is a bending one. Try to make the bend smoother and you need to bend the string a little bit more to hit the correct pitch. Also, it is important how you bring the bend back down to make it smooth sounding try not to rush it. Last note on the 12th fret needs a bit more vibrato to help you keep sustain of the note. Ending part 0:45-1:00 - I would leave out this part and practice it only after you have mastered the previous ones. It uses same techniques and I would suggest focusing on bending pitch and releasing bends smoothly as well as timing and getting notes to sound "legato".

How to tackle this one:

- Isolate and practice it lick by lick until you feel comfortable. Then try looping the instructor section where the lick is played and play along to match the vibe. You could also benefit from playing these licks along with the metronome. I think the lead section is problematic, rhythm one should be easy to fix.

Focus points :

- Bending and releasing notes
- Vibrato
- Adding vibrato to bended note
- Playing staccato notes

Here are some bending lessons which you can steal some bending licks from for practice purposes:

- https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...String-Bending/
- https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bend-E...chnique-Lesson/
- https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/String-Bending/


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post Dec 21 2014, 09:25 PM
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Hey Gill! Wellcome aboard! smile.gif You're close with the lesson smile.gif The most important is You can point Your main problems by yourself and it's crutial to keep the progress coming. I've got an obvious advice

ONCE YOU BEND THE NOT AND GET THE RIGHT PITCH...DON'T MOVE YOUR FINGERS smile.gif))

You were right - at some points bends get correct pitch and then somehow the go off. I would really liek to see Your left hand to know exactly what happens - it would make me able to help precisely smile.gif

Also I've got one single suggestion about the tone - You could take of some treble or/and presence. Somehoe it sound like a miced cab for me. Guitar microphones add extra treble and they hear what You straight from the speaker + 6dB of "what we hate in guitar tone" smile.gif If You set-up Your amp You can make sure You adjust the tone that Your mic likes...it's doesn't have to be cool from the cab but will profit in Your recordings smile.gif


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