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post Oct 29 2015, 02:22 PM
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Hi Lester! Cool update! Great to see you working hard! I think that you refer to REC instead of MTP. Remember that every take is good for REC because the main goal there is to get feedback from different instructors, who can give different points of views and solutions to your guitar playing issues.

Muse lesson is sounding good. You can play the whole thing at tempo and the overall sounds clean and clear. There are some little parts that could sound a bit more defined, like the part at 00:30 or at 00:58, so some more days of practice could be a good idea.

About the beginner solo, it's on the right track but there are mostly three elements to focus during the next days of practice: vibrato, bending and timing. I notice that your vibrato is not consistent, it's irregular and sometimes weak. Your bending doesn't reach the correct pitch, and timing issues appear at different parts of the lesson (for example in the first phrases).

In order to adjust the previous lesson, your work on the bendy blues will be very important. As you already said, you still have some work to do to make this lesson sound good. Your bending doesn't reach the right pitch in many parts, some licks are not sounding consistent, and your vibrato could be better so please keep on practicing focusing on this elements. Playing along with the original lesson can be a good idea to emulate the way instructor manages dynamics, vibrato and bending.

Ok mate, these takes show that you are working and progressing so keep going!!








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post Oct 29 2015, 07:22 PM
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Yeah, I was definitely meaning the REC smile.gif It's true of course that it's always ready, but I do like to get to a point where I'm quite content with what I got.
After that instructors can hear better than me what needs improving I guess biggrin.gif

I will keep working and post some new takes soon! Thank you for the feedback! I don't know exactly what you mean with more defined in the muse style lesson, is it about more clean with less noise? because I think it might be my guitar sound in this case...anyway, I'll try and get that more defined biggrin.gif
It's actually true that I sometimes forget to listen to the original lesson for a while and then create my own version basically smile.gif

I've got trouble with hiccups in my Guitar Rig again btw, and it's getting worse. Now I have to restart my pc every few minutes sometimes to be able to play again.
I downloaded your Lepoulin patches, but my virus scanner immediately removes all of them, so I can't do anything with it really.
Is there another way you could recommend that I could start creating some own sounds?

I've met an Argentinian the other week here in Finland btw, kind of looked like you actually and also plays guitar ohmy.gif tongue.gif
I don't know if it applies to all Argentinians, but I love the way you guys speak Spanish.
I've been learning it for a couple of years now and I know that Mexicans, Colombians, Peruvians, Venezuelans and Spaniards all speak differently, Argentinian way is quite easy for me to understand

Anyway, I'll get back to practicing! wink.gif

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Hi Lester! Nice post. biggrin.gif

About "defined", yeah! I meant more consistent and cleaner. Maybe that's now the best word to describe it... ohmy.gif

About creating your own guitar tones, maybe you can change the settings of your virus scanner... I use poulin, guitar rig, amplitude, revalver and overloud depending on the tone that I need. Try them all! There are free trials...

Cool to know that you've met an Argentinian! yeah, we look similar but we also look similar to some europeans... all my grandparents are from Europe... about language, yeah, we have really different ways to accentuate words, even in the same country...





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Allright, I think I know what you mean with defined then wink.gif

About the vibrato on the beginner solo lesson: I have the habbit of just going up and down with my fingers as fast as I can and then lose power quickly so it slows down.
Is that what you mean with inconsistent? That I should keep the same speed throughout the vibrato?

Haha I can't follow most of that video...Unfortunately I think I speak Spanish fairly well, but every time somebody comes along that speaks so fast that I cannot follow it anymore rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE (Lester @ Nov 3 2015, 03:23 PM) *
Allright, I think I know what you mean with defined then wink.gif

About the vibrato on the beginner solo lesson: I have the habbit of just going up and down with my fingers as fast as I can and then lose power quickly so it slows down.
Is that what you mean with inconsistent? That I should keep the same speed throughout the vibrato?

Haha I can't follow most of that video...Unfortunately I think I speak Spanish fairly well, but every time somebody comes along that speaks so fast that I cannot follow it anymore rolleyes.gif




Hi mate, yes, I think that your vibrato is sometimes weak and other times not regular or doesn't go with the groove of the song. The best to practice vibrato is to imitate the masters of it. Vibrato is very personal and you'll notice that there are different approaches to it. Check your favorite players, listen to their vibrato and take you own conclusions. Also start imitating them.


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Hi Gabe,

What's going on?

Just to give you an update: I am still practicing the three lessons I posted earlier, just took 5 days of on a holiday, but now I'm back at it smile.gif
I was just wondering: is it normal to improve so slowly? I don't know if you would have expected me to finish the blues song by now?
Becaiuse I think I will need a while longer

I thought I'd share my practice routine:
I basically practice 4-5 days a week, because I'm not always home on Wednesdays and am not home most of the weekends.
I do practice it's usually 45-60 minutes. I start of with some metronome work, just basic chromatic patterns to try and improve my speed and accuracy
Then I go and practice some songs I used to do with my band in Holland and move on to the lessons, playing along with the video and backingtrack

Could you give ay suggestions that might help me speed things up? biggrin.gif

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The most important thing is that you note improvement. How fast you improve is not as important as how much you assimilate the elements that you are learning.

One thing that I consider important is to work on small blocks instead on long sections. I personally have better results when decide to work on just a few licks of a lesson during a week instead of playing the whole thing over and over. A good way to choose what to work is to identify the parts that give you more problems and work on them, isolate the licks, and create sub-licks dividing also each of them in shorter exercises. Practice slow, at a speed that you can think what you are doing, and focus on perfection and effortless playing. Repeat, and repeat... that's the best way for me. This is not a secret to improve faster, but it's a secret to become a master on the long term. smile.gif





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Ah yes,

well maybe I should just focus on small parts then, I know I find it greatly annoying when I have to play something partly or slowly tongue.gif
But!...I will listen and do as you say biggrin.gif

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Try it for some weeks and take your own conclusions. wink.gif


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Hi Gabe,

Well I've finally done it! I broke my 2nd string in about 10 years tongue.gif Damn those bendy blues wink.gif
Anyway, my studies in Finland are almost over, so I have some more flying and moving to do.
Christmas break is around the corner, so my aim is to spend the two weeks after next week to get some new takes out. It's about time rolleyes.gif
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Hi Lester! Congrats on your first broken string!! biggrin.gif

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Hi Gabe,

What's going on?
I have a bit of a different question at the moment:
My fiancé, Marleen, has just joined GMC and as she is a total beginner, she could definitely use a mentor.
Could you help her get started?

This is her:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showuser=21519

If you're still taking students, I will give her the link to this thread, or any other way you prefer it.

AS for myself: I'll try and have new takes by the end of the week. Sorry it's taking so long rolleyes.gif

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Hey Lester! It's been a great idea to suggest her to start being mentored. I've just sent a PM.

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Awesome, thanks Gabe!
I'm looking forward to jamming with her already! biggrin.gif

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She acepted so we are already working!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=56461


We can have a thread for creative works for you and her together. smile.gif



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Awesome! smile.gif

a dual thread would be great! biggrin.gif

Did you have anything practical in mind? I could definitely help her with a few things as well!
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Sure! I was thinking on doing some jamming workout where I post different backings and you both record improvisations over it. As you are a bit more advanced could help me mentoring her there besides sharing your inspirational ideas. I believe that it's very positive to start making music at early stages.


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Sounds good to me!
If Marleen is in as well, I'd say let's do it! biggrin.gif
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Let's give her some time to start working and then we can plan something like this. Ok?


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Sure! I'll upload some new takes on the bendy blues and beginner solo tomorrow wink.gif
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