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post Sep 24 2016, 06:37 PM
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Hi Gab - Here we are with assignment2 ...

TASK 1:

- Learn the first 14 seconds of this song: Slow Dancing In a Burning Room- John Mayer
https://youtu.be/NasrzpWbuLs

- Write down the structure of the whole song.

0:00 Intro Riff
0:29 Verse1 (It's not a silly ...)
0:58 Chorus (We are going down...)
1:20 Chorus Riff 1
1:34 Verse 2 (I was the one you always...)
2:03 Chorus (We are going down...)
2:25 Chorus Riff 2
2:38 Bridge (Go cry about...)
3:12 Bridge Riff
3:34 Outro

I was not sure how to find the key so I looked at all notes and think the song could be in the key E - because the first notes contain 4 sharps and all notes belong to E major.
F# G# E, C#, D# B, A
Or is my approach too simply here?



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- Work on these lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Winter-Ballad/
https://youtu.be/HKeq4q4RyeI

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/
https://youtu.be/pc58OKwaB4o

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pink-Floyd-Influences/
https://youtu.be/mCqZ4YqWFbU
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post Sep 24 2016, 10:39 PM
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Hi Tom,

I've checked each of the videos and it's great to see you working hard! I notice important improvements in your playing. I can hear that your bending is getting more and more precise. These videos are very promising.

There is off course more room for polishing and I think that the amount of material in the last assignment has been big so the best would be to extend the deadline of this one. I'd like to invite you to work until October 5th focusing on polishing details on lessons and being able to play the part of the song over a backing track (I've checked that there are some at youtube).



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post Sep 25 2016, 02:35 PM
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Sounds like a good idea - will do so!
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Hi Gab - me again with #2 wink.gif

ASSIGNMENT2
TASK 1:

- Learn the first 14 seconds of this song: Slow Dancing In a Burning Room- John Mayer
I went on a little further to keep learning interesting:
https://youtu.be/zrNgNHzHPmg

- Write down the structure of the whole song.

0:00 Intro Riff
0:29 Verse1 (It's not a silly ...)
0:58 Chorus (We are going down...)
1:20 Chorus Riff 1
1:34 Verse 2 (I was the one you always...)
2:03 Chorus (We are going down...)
2:25 Chorus Riff 2
2:38 Bridge (Go cry about...)
3:12 Bridge Riff
3:34 Outro

Key E (as explained last time)



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- Work on these lessons:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Winter-Ballad/
https://youtu.be/g2mLgs0ioZc

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/
https://youtu.be/I-2NZSyUtf4

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pink-Floyd-Influences/
https://youtu.be/T5dWkPtHGok


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Hi mate, good job! I notice mostly two things.

- Your bending needs focus and practice.
- We are covering too much material for 1 assignment.

So based on that, this is the next assignment:


ASSIGNMENT #3:

Goals:


- Bending work
- Improving your improvisation skills.


TASK 1:

- Work on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ending-Workout/


TASK 2:

- Improvise over the backing of the lesson.


Exam and deadline:

By October 20th th you'll have to share 2 videos:

- A video playing Bending lesson (5 coins)
- An improvisation over the backing (5 coins)

Each of these videos will be evaluated (check the coins value below). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call" that would be the last one.


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post Oct 6 2016, 08:10 AM
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Understand Gab - thanks.
But I would rather prefer to work on something more musical that keeps my motivation high instead of a lesson that is more like an exercise. If there is something that keeps me playing again and again I enjoy my learning a lot more. And enjoying the journey has top priority as I have to fight for each free minute to reserve it for playing.
So maybe this assignment style is not the best way for my learning. Hope that is okay for you.

I will go on working on these lessons and keep your feedback in mind and share a new video once I feel there is improvement. Thanks again, Tom.

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Hi Tom! That's ok! I understand the fact that you don't enjoy these type of technique oriented lessons. By the way, the good side of these assignments is the fact that we set specific goals and deadlines that keep you going on the right direction, and progressing faster.

However, motivation is the main thing so if the assignments don't motivate, let's stop them. wink.gif



PS: Another thing that I don't recommend is to work on too much material at the same time. 1 lesson can even be too much material. This can make the polishing process too long and sometimes that can be frustrating.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 7 2016, 03:09 PM) *
Hi Tom! That's ok! I understand the fact that you don't enjoy these type of technique oriented lessons. By the way, the good side of these assignments is the fact that we set specific goals and deadlines that keep you going on the right direction, and progressing faster.

However, motivation is the main thing so if the assignments don't motivate, let's stop them. wink.gif

PS: Another thing that I don't recommend is to work on too much material at the same time. 1 lesson can even be too much material. This can make the polishing process too long and sometimes that can be frustrating.


Yes Gab - the thing is that I do not have the stamina to polish one lick or one lesson over 90-120 min. I will loose interest very soon and only play, but not with passion and no smile in my face. I need new things that keep my interest.

I know that Darius lesson is a great choice for learning bending as the target note is played first - but I also know that I will look at the computer after 10min how long do I have to play this.

If you prefer to go the "assignment way" - we should find a different procedure so that thing stay interesting and keeping the benefits of this way.
Also you should not underestimate the reward of a passed REC lesson. For many of us that do not play in a band or live its the only way to get a statement " yes, you did good job - done!"
We do not get this anywhere else - also not in mentoring thread. And this is a great motivation. What I want to say is: if I start many lessons and never finish one this gets frustrating too.

Hope that makes sense.


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Hi Tom, that makes sense to me. I think that a good idea would be to focus on lessons that aren't too over your current level. That will keep you learning but also will make the pass closer. But that's just a comment.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 10 2016, 12:29 PM) *
Hi Tom, that makes sense to me. I think that a good idea would be to focus on lessons that aren't too over your current level. That will keep you learning but also will make the pass closer. But that's just a comment.

BTW if you don't feel comfortable with the assignments we can stop them, don't worry! wink.gif


Thanks Gab - I really appreciate your candid words. Do you feel the 3 lessons I am currently working on are too much over my abilities or does it make sense to continue working on them?
Maybe we split my time and give 1hr the new assignment (to have a plan) and the rest polishing the above 3. (only in case you feel I can master them).

I also looked for a bending lesson and found this - yeah that is really over my level - but what a beauty :-)
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Simple-Aminor-Soloing/
This is something I would love to work on. Hope you do not think I go crazy now...


I still work hard every day - so not waste of time until we decided how to go on.
Please let me know what you think. Thanks again! Tom.
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Hi Tom, I think that if you feel motivated to master the current lessons, you should keep working on them. I don't think that you need to add more lessons if you decide to keep on practising this 3 ones.

I think that a good idea could be to focus more on 1 of the 3 lessons, dedicate more time to isolate the tricky part and add some complementary exercises that help you to master your weak points.


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Great I had the same idea of polishing just one lesson.
May I propose #3 ?


ASSIGNMENT #3:

Goals:

- Improve Bending
- Mastering one lesson


TASK 1:
- Work on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/


Exam and deadline:

By October 20th th you'll have to share 1 video:

- A video playing above lesson (10 coins)

The video will be evaluated (check the coins value above). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call" that would be the last one.

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Looks good Tom but the link isn't working. Is it one of the lessons that you were working?


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Yes, that is one of the 3 lessons I have been working on. the Gilmour lead 2 from David Walliman.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/

I updated the link. Thanks Tom.
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QUOTE (Tom51 @ Oct 12 2016, 07:23 AM) *
Great I had the same idea of polishing just one lesson.
May I propose #3 ?


ASSIGNMENT #3:


Goals:
- Improve Bending
- Mastering one lesson


TASK 1:
- Work on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/


Exam and deadline:
By October 20th you'll have to share 1 video:

- A video playing above lesson (10 coins)

The video will be evaluated (check the coins value above). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call" that would be the last one.


Hi Gab,
This was quite some hard work on details in the last days to hopefully master this lesson and pass. Was practicing the way you recommended it with polishing smaller licks. Let's hear what you think.
As always I am happy to get your feedback. Thanks Tom.

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Very nice mate! I can see that your playing is really progressing! The overall lesson sounds good, tight and tasty. Congrats! smile.gif

Some ideas on what to work:

- Articulation: Check the use of notes duration in the original lesson. It's another way to give expression to a phrase.
- Dynamics: The original lesson has a tasty use of picking intensities, check it out.
- Your vibrato has more room here. Emulate David's.
- There are some bends that are not reaching the note, you are a bit below it. It's not dramatic but you could polish them.


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Thanks Gab, I will keep this all in mind for this and other lessons I am working on. I will play this a few times daily now and share this also at REC

Next is to start polishing another lesson I am working on:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pink-Floyd-Influences/

and will share a video by 01.Nov.2016.
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Hey Tom! Sounds like a plan. smile.gif


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