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post Jan 22 2015, 01:44 PM
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Hi Everyone!

As the topic says, i just registered to the GMC community and guitar lessons and would like to briefly present myself.

I have been playing guitar since i'm 12 (now early 30s...), had a band 10 years ago and did some concerts/battle of the band/pub shows for 2 years. Then for professional reasons i had to change country and unfortunately dropped the guitar playing little by little... I'll say my level is like 5/6 on your difficulty scale.

I try to play at least once every week, but i find myself stuck with the same technique/style and would like to go a step further! I have been looking for private classes but they are wayyyy too expensive, checking the internet for a while looking for a solution, learning some stuff from youtube, until i found your website! After checking many videos, looking at the different chat topics and seeing the positive & collaborative attitude of everybody around here, i had to give it a try! So I am pretty excited and looking forward to it!

Favourite music style: blues, rock, hardrock, metal, thrash, a bit of jazz, and a bit of flamenco!
Favourite guitarist (among others): Slash, Yngwie, Wylde, Gallagher (RIP), Roads (RIP), Dimebag (RIP), Knopfler, Van Halen, Brian May, Baker, Friedman, etc...
Gear: Cort MattMurphy (with custom made pick-up from Crel (http://www.crelpickups.com/) and Benedetti (http://www.benedettipickups.com/); Sovtek Mig50, TraceEliott SpeedTwin H100 head (MK2), Palmer Cab, Kort Pandora 3, wahwah etc. Not a lot of GAS but always checking whats around there wink.gif

A quick example of playing: the backing track if from Jason Becker, just a quick solo on top of it, made 10 years ago for an internet "battle" from a guitar website... (note that the real hard rhythmic part is Jason playing rolleyes.gif
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_...945549468722766

Well, that's all for the presentation, i'll try to check my first lesson tonight and get rocking. As a first goal, i would like to go deeply in the topic of switching easily from minor to major and using some new modes (mixolydian, lydian, etc...)

see you in the forum and behind your axe!





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post Jan 22 2015, 02:12 PM
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post Jan 22 2015, 02:17 PM
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Hi blavod! Welcome to GMC! smile.gif

Great to find you introduction here! You must have good background with all those years of playing and with the experience of your band. At this point, you need a practice routine based on your next goals as musician. You said that you feel yourself limited and blocked and that you want to open your mind and expand your limits. I think that here you'll find all the things you know to achieve this goals, but you need a well organized plan, and also some diary practice.

A good way to start here would be a choose a lesson (or maybe two, a solo and a rhythm one), learn it, record yourself and share your recording here. If you can provide videos, I recommend you to use our REC program section to shared it.

Do you have some lessons in mind?

Here are some suggestions based on the level that you said:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Marty-...troduction-Era/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nner-solo-in-d/


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post Jan 22 2015, 02:36 PM
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Thanks for the advice Gabriel! I'll begin looking at the lessons tonight!


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post Jan 22 2015, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Blavod @ Jan 22 2015, 10:36 AM) *
Thanks for the advice Gabriel! I'll begin looking at the lessons tonight!



Cool, keep me updated. wink.gif


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post Jan 22 2015, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (Blavod @ Jan 22 2015, 01:44 PM) *
A quick example of playing: the backing track if from Jason Becker, just a quick solo on top of it, made 10 years ago for an internet "battle" from a guitar website... (note that the real hard rhythmic part is Jason playing rolleyes.gif
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_...945549468722766

Well, that's all for the presentation, i'll try to check my first lesson tonight and get rocking. As a first goal, i would like to go deeply in the topic of switching easily from minor to major and using some new modes (mixolydian, lydian, etc...)


Hehe wow that Jason Becker thing was amazing, and your tone was probably better than his (without all that harsh treble of the early Shrapnel records).

So have your chops evolved since then? I would love hear a new recording from you.

As for combining major and minor - these are several approaches. I prefer the simple ones, and since most people know the pentatonic scale I recommend superimposing the minor and major boxes. These are in A so you could try it over our collab backing.

A minor pentatonic:




A major pentatonic:



Here is one way of superimposing them



Now if these scales don't help you much, I would suggest practicing one of the many GMC lessons that mix major and minor pentatonic. To get an idea of how to create licks from these scales:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/mi...0major%20minor/

Let me know what you think about this and...

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post Jan 22 2015, 04:50 PM
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Hi Kristofer, thanks for your advice! I'll check all the vids you posted and try combining the scale you just showed. Regarding recording myself again... let say that i'll wait a bit until my level is back to what i was used to! wink.gif

By the way, congratulations for your involvement in the guitare world, i think your website is an incredible tool for all guitarists and what you've achieved with GMC is just amazing! Keep up the good work! cool.gif


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post Jan 22 2015, 07:14 PM
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Hello Blavod,

Welcome to the madhouse wink.gif Enjoy the journey cool.gif

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post Jan 22 2015, 09:29 PM
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Welcome to GMC, Blavod! Great to have you here! See you around the forum wink.gif
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post Jan 22 2015, 10:31 PM
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Welcome to GMC!!! I'm Todd and I teach our weekend Vid Chat lessons. Do stop by! We focus on technique and precision and it sounds right up your alley!!

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post Jan 23 2015, 10:09 AM
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Thanks guys! Nice to meet you all!

Yesterday i began my first class: The Exodus Style by Gabriel: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Exodus-Style/
Pretty cool! (i chose it cause it's one of the first i saw in the intermediate level, i like the sound and style... so let's give it a try!)


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post Jan 23 2015, 12:21 PM
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post Jan 23 2015, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (Blavod @ Jan 23 2015, 06:09 AM) *
Thanks guys! Nice to meet you all!

Yesterday i began my first class: The Exodus Style by Gabriel: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Exodus-Style/
Pretty cool! (i chose it cause it's one of the first i saw in the intermediate level, i like the sound and style... so let's give it a try!)



heheh cool choice! how was the first day of practice? Have you worked on the whole lesson or started with first parts?


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post Jan 23 2015, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 23 2015, 01:12 PM) *
heheh cool choice! how was the first day of practice? Have you worked on the whole lesson or started with first parts?


Hey Gabriel (spanish speakers call you gabi?)! I've worked on the whole lesson, i've got most of the parts but i am a bit confused with the first part between using my little finger or not (i saw on the video that you tend to use it, while i have the bad habit of using it very little so i am obliging myself to use it!). When i am confident with it i'll try to record and send it to you, although my recording gear is pretty low profile right now...


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post Jan 26 2015, 05:10 AM
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QUOTE (Blavod @ Jan 23 2015, 10:34 AM) *
Hey Gabriel (spanish speakers call you gabi?)! I've worked on the whole lesson, i've got most of the parts but i am a bit confused with the first part between using my little finger or not (i saw on the video that you tend to use it, while i have the bad habit of using it very little so i am obliging myself to use it!). When i am confident with it i'll try to record and send it to you, although my recording gear is pretty low profile right now...



Hi mate! I hope that the "muting" tips for this part helped you. About the pinky, yeah, we all hate our pinky at any time, so it's normal to try to avoid it. In the case of this riff, I think that it's not necessary to strictly use it. You can use your ring finger, however training your pinky is a good idea because sometimes it becomes essential to use it.

So, maybe you'd want to add some pinky exercise into your diary routine:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pinky_Exercise/


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post Jan 26 2015, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 26 2015, 04:10 AM) *
Hi mate! I hope that the "muting" tips for this part helped you. About the pinky, yeah, we all hate our pinky at any time, so it's normal to try to avoid it. In the case of this riff, I think that it's not necessary to strictly use it. You can use your ring finger, however training your pinky is a good idea because sometimes it becomes essential to use it.

So, maybe you'd want to add some pinky exercise into your diary routine:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pinky_Exercise/


Hi Gabi, thanks for the advice, i think i'll definetly do the lesson of the "pinky vs index", it quiet nice and sounds good!


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QUOTE (Blavod @ Jan 26 2015, 09:27 AM) *
Hi Gabi, thanks for the advice, i think i'll definetly do the lesson of the "pinky vs index", it quiet nice and sounds good!



Great! Let me know how it goes!


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