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Thanks Gab,

I'm on it as much as I can, it's unbelievable, my mom has now had a fall, spent the day in hospital, nothing broken but very lucky not to break anything as she has osteoporosis (low bone density). She fell backwards and landed on her coccyx. She can't even sit she is in so much pain so she can't drive her car to get shopping etc.

I'll be glad when this year is over mate.

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I'm sorry about it Phil! All my positive thoughts for you and your mother mate.


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Thanks Gab,

It's just one thing after another this year with my mom and my wife's dad. I am constantly thinking, "what next".

Anyway, I managed to get the Kotzen lick up to 180 bpm, one note per beat, I'l try to get a video of the Kotzen lick to you tomorrow so you can critique.

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When working on the Kotzen lick, please focus more on making each note sound loud and clean than on speed.


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Will do Gab but here is a take at 180 anyway. I find my hand is very tense because of the stretch involved, hopefully it will relax as I get more used to it and do my stretching exercises.

They've now put my mom on morphine to help with the pain sad.gif

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Hi Phil, that's very good! Well done. The notes sound clean and clear. The next goal should be to be able to play this with your hand more relaxed. Focus on it for some days and tell me what happens.

About your mom's news... take care of her.


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Thanks for your kind words Gab,

I'll try to relax more, it's hard though when your hand is in a position that takes a lot of muscle power to get it there. I am doing hand stretches to help. I'm really enjoying this and the alternate picking lesson. I guess the Jack White lesson had gradually gone stale and without realising it, it appears now, that it had become a chore. I will crack it though wink.gif

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Just a quick update Gab,

The law of diminishing returns or maybe the Pareto Principle is in force. I'm struggling to increase speed across the whole piece though I have increased speed in the second section (two notes per fret). The point of this update is just to tell you that, even though speed isn't increasing significantly, my hands feel and look more relaxed at the same speed so I guess that is definitely an improvement.

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Hi Phil, I'm happy of reading this. Thanks for your trust. smile.gif


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I've got the 4 notes per fret part (Bars 1-8) up to 168bpm (120%) tonight, I know this is over the target but it should help, do you agree?

I've got the 2 notes per fret part (bars 9-12) up to 126bpm (90%) but not consistent. Once that is at 100% I'll start linking bars 1-12 and increase speed gradually over the target.

The I'll add concentration on the descending one note per fret run (bars 13-15), get it to speed and link with 1-12.

At the moment there are parts that are preventing me from going above 84bpm (60%). The parts I struggle with the most, aren't the descending one note per fret runs that I originally had problems with but the (I don't know the correct term for them) descending/ascending runs. (9, 10, 11, 12, 8, 9, 10, 11, 7, 8, 9, 10, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc), my fingers get tangled up with these so I'm going to concentrate on the for 10 minutes a day very slow tempo.

I hope this is all ok with you Gab. Still working on relaxing the left hand on the Kotzen lick but with that stretch it's hard still but it is relaxing a little bit wink.gif

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Hi Phil, thanks for the update!

I think that it's not bad to experiment with 120% tempo to see how it affects your playing. I've tried it in the past with good results. The other things also sound good. I have the feeling that we are now on the right track, what do you think?

I'll check that thread about picking and give feedback there.


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Thank you Gab,

Definitely on the right track. Got a great comment from Todd HERE that says my work is paying off.

I still need some melodic stimulus though, so I do try to fit in some improv with my Trio+ at the end of my session. You wouldn't believe how refreshing I find the very last bar in the AP lesson laugh.gif I love the lesson but need the melody too wink.gif

Cheers Gab smile.gif

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Nice to see those Todd's words! I also think that your work is showing results! smile.gif

Dedicating some time to improvisation is a great plan! It's to relax, enjoy and make real music.


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Hello Gab,

I've put this in the main forum. Hopefully it's something that will go as quick as it has come. You need to read it though please. It's 9:10 am and I'm still feeling like it sad.gif https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=58653

They have also found out that my mom has actually cracked a bone in her spine so that will take a long time to heal. She wasn't improving and called the doctor. The doctor contacted the hospital and apparently it wasn't a fully qualified doctor that looked at the initial x-ray. A top doctor has now looked and discovered the crack. One thing after another this year.

Oh well, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger eh?

Sorry buddy.

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Oh, I'm so sorry about you mom Phil! I hope that good news start to happen since you'd had really dark days lately. All my best thoughts to you.

About the other thread, and this question:

"Why am I bothering to learn guitar?"

This is what I can answer from what I know form you: Because you love music and guitar, and you really enjoy playing. That's the only reason why... and why would you give up if you like it?


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Thanks Gab,

I'm sure it will pass. I might have a few days going wild on the guitar, stupid delays, crazy effects, just going wild, like a guitar party. That might help. Maybe I've been doing what they call in weight training, "over training". This isn't just training too much, but training too hard. You train more than you can recover. As you probably know, training with weights breaks down muscle fibre, then, during the recovery process, more muscle fibre is created so you don't have to struggle with that weight again, which is why you get stronger and have to add more weight.

When you do it more often than you can recover, you actually start shrinking in muscle size. Like pruning a bush every day, it can't grow quickly enough to replace what's been removed. In a human, this makes inroads into your central nervous system and can, in some people, cause a nervous breakdown.

I wonder if I've done a similar thing mentally. Grinding out the same thing night after night, being very strict with myself, so strict that a lot of the time I get so deep into it that I've done 90 minutes playing the same 4 bars of the AP lesson trying to eek out an extra 5 bpm and running out of time to do my "promised" 30 minutes fun improvisation.

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Hi Phil,

The only thing that I'm sure is that the process must be fun and enjoyable. If not, it doesn't worth. This feeling will pass, but it's cool to identify the reasons why you are feeling like that and try to change them.

Maybe, you could take 1 week off of guitar, and dedicate this time to go out, think, and read inspirational books.



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Thanks Gab,

I'm too frightened to take a week off playing because of regression even though I know it would probably be refreshing. We go out at least three times a week to a restaurant/bar, nothing fancy just good food and good times then I come home and practise. We also go somewhere both days on weekends.

I actualy stood beneath a 1000 year old oak tree on Sunday, beneath which William Shakespeare wrote one of his sonnets. Also in one of the rooms Handel composed some of his early works, awesomely inspiring. It was somewhere that Jane Austen (Pride and Predjudice) spent 10 days. I found it very inspiring, the guide was very dramatic, in costume and very funny with his tales.

After that awesome experience, and taking my nephew out the day before for halloween celebrations including pumpkin carving, broomstick racing, face painting and him singing along to Queen and Black Stone Cherry on the way back home, I go and have this mental explosion.

I'm thinking of doing a piece of music called "Into The Darkness" about this experience. Do you think it would help or make it worse?

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Yeah!! It's a great idea to convert this feeling into a song. That's the main goal after all! Making music! Don't you think so?

Also, I would like to see you playing at least some rhythm guitars on the new collab! You have some more days since I will start mixing everything in a few days.



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