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post Feb 17 2016, 10:34 PM
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Yes there are big tuning issues and even more: the bridge pickup has much less output then the neck. If I turn the volume on 5 on neck its as loud the bridge on 10! There is something very wrong. I will return it.

Maybe I shoukd have only one guitar and fully know iit and dont waste my time with such things.

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Oh so you don't need to think too much. Get it back! wink.gif


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post Feb 19 2016, 03:18 PM
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The reason why I ordered online as it gives me the chance to get to know the new instrument for some days without having someone standing behind me and asking after two minutes if I want to buy it. But that requires consequent returns if it does not feel or sound good if has issues.

Back to more important things: making music and playing my lessons. I think I will include another rhythm lesson and stop working on this one soon as I feel I am not getting better here. Tried to have my right hand loose with the beat.

https://youtu.be/jTVFXSpKSB0


I you want to compare last with GooGooDolls
https://youtu.be/_XY-4gkpt5Y

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Hi mate, that shipping online trick sounds good. I always preffer to try before buying but if you can get it back it's ok.

The new recording has a better sound, your guitar tone improved a lot. Your playing is also tighter on this one. When playing the arpeggios try to make the higher notes sound more, sometimes you mute them too early. You can go more connected with the rhythm in the last section, so try to go more with the drums there.

The lesson is VERY close. Congrats on your hard work.


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Thanks - your words are really motivating. I can hear what you mean - will work on it.
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Hi Gab, a new GooGooDolls take is here. Was working especially on the arpeggio part. What do you think about the tone - I like it but maybe you feel its too much gain?
btw:. If you think that this take is good enough I really would like a new rhythm lesson ....

https://youtu.be/88-ex49MFso


Applied Music Theory: I really struggle with the current assignment. The good news: I learned the triad shapes, the bad news I cannot get anything out with the fast backing track that sound good. That frustrated me as I was spending quite some time. So last week I did not work on this (except triad shapes) and dedicated the time to my four lessons.

What else: taking your words "not to consider any guitar before playing it" I went to a small guitar store where the owner is a luthier. So I discovered guitars I would never bought online and realized that used guitars in mint condition are often half the price of a new one. And I found out that I really like thicker necks. Ended up with a 2013 PRS that plays so great. Very happy smile.gif

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Hi Tom! Great stuff here!

GooGooDolls lesson sounds really good! You playing is very good, and now the arpeggios are tight! Congrats on the great job! You can keep playing this one once or twice every day to give more feeling, using elements like groove and dynamics, but I'm impressed of your improvements. You rock. The tone is a bit dirty but it sounds good.

Applied Theory: Don't worry! If this work helped to learn the triads we can say that it has been a very productive month! Try to keep on practicing them to avoid forgetting the shapes. Move the shapes to different roots. This assignment will definitely make easier the next one. Please share your experience with the assignment there to show other students that there are GMCers working on it.

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It took me a while to understand why you want us to work a long time at one lesson: you get attention to details if you do not have to care about basic things any longer (like chord changes). If you stop too early and learn a new lesson you never get at this point and miss a lot. So I will play GooGooDolls daily as warmup and also submit it to REC smile.gif

Have you any rhythm lesson in mind that would be a good next step based on developing my skills or am I free to choose by taste?

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QUOTE (Tom51 @ Mar 7 2016, 12:45 PM) *
Have you any rhythm lesson in mind that would be a good next step based on developing my skills or am I free to choose by taste?



If you have some lessons that you like please share them here and I'll help to choose the right one for you at this moment.

There are many rhythm lessons in my archive around 2/3 so you can choose by taste: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructo...briel-Leopardi/

And I'll check which one I recommend from those that you like.


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Great, here are a few that I bookmarked - not problem if you had something different in mind.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Chris-Cornell-Style/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Him-Style-Love-Metal/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Snow-Patrol/
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I would learn the four of them but in this order:

1. Weezer
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Deal! Building a solid rhythm fundament is a good idea. Lets see how long I will need to get a decent take. Hope I will get faster with each new lesson.
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Hi Gab,
here comes a new take of my all time favorite biggrin.gif
I thought I just let you know that I still work hard to get this right. All other lessons are on track and I enjoy learning and playing.

https://youtu.be/W9b6vBwRjEs


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Hi Tom,

nice take on this one. There is still obviously work to do but it's good to see that you are slowly polishing your playing. The overall need to sound tighter and with more feeling, while there are some moments that need even more work (for example the phrase at 00:59, or the bend close to the end) and that I recommend isolating for practicing.

The elements to improve are mostly:

- vibrato
- articulation
- bending
- timing


Nothing is really dramatic but are the things to have in mind during the next days of practice.



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Thanks Gab, I will concentrate on these details and also check your playing with the last bend again.
Tone: Its not the same tone you have but to me it sounded better than previous attempts?
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Yes, I like your tone on this take. I would just add some more presence or treble, but I like it a lot more!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 14 2016, 02:04 PM) *
Yes, I like your tone on this take. I would just add some more presence or treble, but I like it a lot more!


Great - will add more presence with the next take.


Its also been a few weeks since my last take on "Simples Melodies in Am". So here I am again:

https://youtu.be/43zCJCyP7CI

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Hi Tom!

Thanks for the new take! Your timing is good on this one but your bending it not totally precise. I recommend you to focus only on it during the next 3 days and share a new take. I mean, isolate each bend and practice it, play the target note and then bend, do it for 5/10 minutes on each bend and then play the whole lesson.

After 3 days share a new take and we'll compare, deal?


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