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post Mar 5 2015, 02:50 AM
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Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!

MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SLOWWWWWWLLY, very SLOWWWLLLLYYYY until you master it at a crawl (As You'll Do With Each Mission, and focus on left hand FORM! Make it SUPER PERFECT!). Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP!

Here is the link to your own PRIVATE HOUSE OF PAIN!...Er I mean.. SHRED!
http://bitly.com/chrissbootcamp

Practice!
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post Mar 5 2015, 03:20 AM
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And by choppa I mean the metronome!


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post Mar 6 2015, 07:29 PM
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I stayed in one position first, just to get your opinion. If it's okay, I will begin to move up the fretboard and up the strings as required in the lesson.

Thanks Todd!

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post Mar 7 2015, 05:04 AM
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Looking good Soldier!!! You are starting off from a very good place. I can see that your picking and fretting is very tight and controlled. You have got this lesson NAILED! It almost looks easy!!! Looking forward to your final take!!

Shoot me a PM when you post!
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I stayed in one position first, just to get your opinion. If it's okay, I will begin to move up the fretboard and up the strings as required in the lesson.

Thanks Todd!



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post Apr 6 2015, 05:32 AM
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How is your final take coming along Soldier?

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Looking good Soldier!!! You are starting off from a very good place. I can see that your picking and fretting is very tight and controlled. You have got this lesson NAILED! It almost looks easy!!! Looking forward to your final take!!

Shoot me a PM when you post!
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post May 1 2015, 03:36 AM
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Hey Todd!

As you know from my "I'm Back" thread I've been away for a little bit - but I decided it's time to kick that tendinitis in the A.... err... butt! wink.gif

I lost a little bit of progress but here is a fresh take:



All and any feedback is welcome biggrin.gif


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post May 4 2015, 06:37 PM
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WELL FOUGHT SOLDIER!! This is WELL PLAYED!!!!! Let's debrief!!

You have very good technique here soldier, and I think you are gonna RIP Through these!



MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Aggression!!!
2.)Playing with the beat
3.)Tight hand synch!!

In short, you just ...

LEVELED UP!!!!!!


ONWARD SOLDIER!!!!!!


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Hey Todd!

As you know from my "I'm Back" thread I've been away for a little bit - but I decided it's time to kick that tendinitis in the A.... err... butt! wink.gif

I lost a little bit of progress but here is a fresh take:



All and any feedback is welcome biggrin.gif



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post May 4 2015, 06:40 PM
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Ohhhh yeaaaaahhh!!!

Awaiting orders on my next mission, sir! cool.gif


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post May 5 2015, 05:15 AM
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Proceed to MISSION 2 Soldier!! smile.gif They are waiting on you in order here.


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post Jul 13 2015, 02:31 AM
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Finished the second assignment of the borderline group a little early so I took a shot at Level 2:



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post Jul 13 2015, 06:34 AM
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NICE!!!! you are really plowing through these Missions Soldier!! Let's DEBRIEF!!!



MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)Creative Approach!
2.)TIGHT hand synch!!
3.)Planted firm right hand!!

***BONUS POINTS FOR NOT PICKING FROM THE ELBOW!!!!!!

In short, you just ...

LEVELED UP!!!!!!
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ONWARD SOLDIER!!!!!! KEEP FIGHTING!! I think you have what it takes to be our HIGHEST RANKING ASSASSIN!

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post Jul 13 2015, 08:46 PM
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My first shot at lesson 3:



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post Jul 13 2015, 09:55 PM
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WELL FOUGHT!!! You have very good hand position, hand synch, and clean mute! I want you to PUSH YOURSELF and try to do with Double/Triple/Quad pick! But you don't have to play fast, play with precision and control. Don't have to rush with multipicking!!


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post Jul 14 2015, 05:04 AM
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Am I on the right track?



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post Jul 15 2015, 12:25 AM
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Your picking is SPOT ON Soldier!! The only place it needs a bit more work is when you go in to your fast multi picking and you start to drift away from the metronome. You can start and stop the metronome for each section or reset it to a different speed or even just use the kick drum by itself to eliminate distraction of the other beats. You can take pauses in between each section as well.

Just make sure that when you play your quad picked version, your picking is tightly synched with the metronome pattern! Make sense? It doesn't have to be fast, just clean. Sometimes, it's helpful to play the kick drum at a very high rate of speed by itself and match every pick strike to a kick drum strike.

Your doing well!! FIGHT ON!

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post Mar 18 2016, 09:14 PM
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It's been waaaay too long tongue.gif

I'm back in school for a double major in Audio/Video Communications and Music Recording Technologies - which means I have less time for work, and more time for practice : so I'm dusting off my fingers and am going to polish up my playing!

Lesson Three - Take One (technically three)



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post May 10 2016, 06:27 PM
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YOU ARE KILLINGIT SOLDIER!!! I like the additions to your video as well! Your studies seem to be paying off as well as your practice! Let's debrief!!!


MEDAL OF HONOR

1.)PLANTED right hand with very good mute and no extra string noise!
2.)Right and Left hand Synch is Spot on!!
3.)MULTI PICKING!!! This part really throws folks sometimes but you killed it!!!

Your technique here is good and I think you are ready for the harder Missions to come!!

In short, you just ...

LEVELED UP!!!!!!

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It's been waaaay too long tongue.gif

I'm back in school for a double major in Audio/Video Communications and Music Recording Technologies - which means I have less time for work, and more time for practice : so I'm dusting off my fingers and am going to polish up my playing!

Lesson Three - Take One (technically three)



Thanks Todd!


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